[lg policy] USA: Pint-sized pupils to be pioneers in learning Chinese

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 21 16:18:46 UTC 2009

Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

China View

Pint-sized pupils to be pioneers in learning Chinese

With cities across the United States seeing their fortunes banking on
an increasingly global economy, officials in Lorain, Ohio, aim to give
their residents a very early jump on internationalization. Their
ambition: Get pint-size pupils fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Early next year, the Lorain City Schools district will begin offering
a "total immersion" program placing 15 children in an intensive
Mandarin classroom taught by two instructors from Nankai University in
Tianjin. The teachers are scheduled to arrive in Lorain on July 29 to
begin a two-week course familiarizing them with American classrooms.

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