language 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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8:51 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Chinese soon offered in some Columbia Public Schools

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools

A new Chinese language program will be taught at several Columbia public schools. The program is a partnership between Columbia Public Schools and University of Missouri’s International Program and Confucius Program. Three Chinese teachers will be training Columbia School teachers the language so they can start the program in fall of 2013.

The Institute signed the memorandum on Friday for the program and Spanish teacher John Becker is happy they have it set in stone.

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