Universities host China's programs for Mandarin language learning

11/2/2009 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

As the demand for Chinese language instruction grows and funding for foreign language learning decreases, China's government is expanding its Confucius Institutes, which provide visiting Chinese faculty to teach the Mandarin language and Chinese culture at universities around the world. While some schools have decided against hosting an institute because of concerns over curriculum and politics, others say the programs steer away from political issues and help students better appreciate Chinese culture.

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