URI TodayTuesday, February 28, 2012
Innovative Chinese program offered to high school juniors
As corporations and manufacturers expand their operations globally, the ability to speak the language of the world’s most populous nation is an increasingly valuable skill.
It’s also one most Rhode Island students aren’t able to learn until they graduate from high school. Only Barrington high school in Rhode Island offers Chinese as a language course.
The University of Rhode Island is changing that, giving high school juniors a chance to get a head start on learning Chinese with its first Rhode Island Institute of Asian Studies for High School Students, a three-credit course that will be offered at the University’s Providence campus...