foreign language

Education
3:45 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Dual immersion language program could be coming to Columbia

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Columbia educators are considering plans for a dual-immersion language program.

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Education
8:05 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Exam: How students choose foreign language classes, revisiting 1970 campus war protests

Students play a matching game at Lange Middle School in Columbia, Mo. They match Chinese characters and words to form complete sentences.
Credit Heather Adams / KBIA

Foreign languages classes are highly encouraged for high school students in Missouri, and many colleges require them for admission. French, German, Spanish, Latin, Japanese and Chinese are all offered to students at Columbia Public Schools. KBIA’s Heather Adams explores how students pick the language they're going to learn.

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Education
7:53 am
Tue April 29, 2014

How students choose their foreign language classes

Nina Wang teaches the Chinese class at Lange Middle School. Wang was brought to Columbia, Mo., from China to teach students through a program called the Confucius Institute.
Heather Adams KBIA

Participation in foreign languages classes is highly encouraged for high school students in Missouri, and many colleges require them for admission.

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Education
8:59 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Missouri students increase enrollment in language studies

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The number of Missouri students taking foreign languages is on the rise – with enrollment in foreign language classes doubling over the past 20 years. But the increase isn’t being driven by education policy, finds KBIA’s Chris McDaniel in this report.

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