[lg policy] China-sponsored language programs in U.S. raise concerns, hopes

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 19 16:10:58 UTC 2011

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


China-sponsored language programs in U.S. raise concerns, hopes

Teaching Mandarin is a growing trend across schools in the United
States, where the number of students enrolling in Chinese language and
cultural programs has tripled in recent years.

A school district outside Columbus, Ohio, is on track to receive more
than $1 million in federal grant money for its Chinese arts and
language program. But what's really caught people's attention is the
$30,000 that the district is getting from the government of China.

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