Chinese Language Classes a Hit in Ind.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

At Logansport High School, 47 students are enrolled in Chinese language classes — and are putting together complete sentences before their first semester is over.

One class of students paired off on a recent Thursday to practice using 15 new vocabulary words used to describe members of a family, their age and profession. One student in each pair slowly described a simple family tree, in Chinese, for the other student to draw, occasionally calling on instructor Yi-Chun Lin with the Chinese word for teacher, "lao shi," to ask a question.

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