Distance Learning Alternative for Mandarin Chinese

Yesterday, we met with Carol Woolbright, Greenbush IDL coordinator, to discuss distance learning needs. During the meeting Carol mentioned President Bush’s ‘Strategic Language Initiative’ and the push to teach these languages K-12. Currently, Mandarin Chinese is offered over the IDL network for high school students. Greenbush will be adding an after school program geared towards 3rd thru 5th graders this year.

For those wishing to learn Chinese on their own, there are podcasts available – ChinesePod. Additional resources are available for those willing to pay a subscription fee.

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