[lg policy] Beijing Government Helps American Students Learn Chinese

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 4 15:43:43 UTC 2010

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

Voice of America

Beijing Government Helps American Students Learn Chinese

As communities across the United States face declining revenues and
shrinking budgets, local school officials are laying off teachers,
increasing classroom sizes and eliminating classes in a wide variety
of subjects. But in the northwestern state of Oregon, lawmakers are
hoping to add a new subject to the school curriculum - Mandarin
Chinese. And they're looking to the Beijing government as a source of
funding for Chinese language education.

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