Holdingford Spanish class learns Mandarin Chinese

A cool experience for the students of Dana Schindele Paulzine's Spanish class at Holdingford High School. They got a chance to learn a little Chinese. It was part of a movement in Minnesota to recognize China's importance to the global economy and expose teachers and students to the language Minnesota Department of Education efforts include starting to train people to teach Mandarin Chinese. Qualified teachers are difficult to find right now, Holdingford Superintendent John Haas said.
It was Haas, who is in his first year at Holdingford, who jumped at the chance to have the China delegation at the high school for several hours.
"We don't have a lot of different cultures in Holdingford. It would be good to expose as many students as we can to a different culture."
Heres a link to the whole article in the
St Cloud Times There is a video also.

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