D Nelson 
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Re: “Mandarin, Anyone?

I know of a school that teaches Spanish, Arabic and Chinese to students in K-9. The way English is taught there is with an emphasis on being able to teach it to others. In Utah, there are 10 public elementary schools beginning a Chinese immersion program this year for kindergarten and first graders. The parents were skeptical at first about Arabic, calling it 'the language of terrorists' but later came to a more educated stance. These three languages represent different branches of the roots of language and different types of writing. I am one of the people who pushed this forward in small ways, even though I have no foreign language credentials myself. I just see this as a crucial but missing component of our public education and I hope we are not too stubborn, too arrogant, too ignorant and too late to catch up to the schools worldwide.

Posted by D Nelson on 08/13/2009 at 8:39 PM
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