Language Immersion For Elementary Kids

Some schools are beginning language immersion programs as early as 1st grade. Researchers claim these initiatives begin when children are most receptive to picking up a language and speaking it fluently with little or no hint of a foreign accent.


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From Peoria To Beijing

The Caterpillar Company, which makes tractors and other heavy equipment, is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois and students at the city’s community college, Illinois Central are getting training for work at Cat — in China.


Boosting Chinese Language Instruction in the US

Along with China’s growing global presence, its government has committed many millions of dollars to start Chinese language classes in the US.