Chinese Students Immersed in American Culture
Jul 21, 2009July 20, 2009
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ERIN HEMME FROSLIE, Media Relations
CHINESE STUDENTS IMMERSED IN AMERICAN CULTURE AT CONCORDIA
Twenty-seven students from China are improving their English language and understanding of American culture during a one-month program hosted by Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages. On Tuesday, a delegation from Sri Lanka seeking to model the program will interact with the Chinese students.
The students from United International College in Zhuhai, China, are preparing to spend a year at a U.S. liberal arts college. During the intensive summer program, students are immersed in English and learn practical skills such as how to get along with a roommate. Concordia and UIC, an English-language liberal arts college, have a student exchange agreement.
The Sri Lankan officials want to adopt an English language immersion program for use in their own country so they can be stronger players in the global economy. Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, is a leader in language and cultural education and has English programs in several countries.
What: Photo and interview opportunities
When: Tuesday, July 21 at 10:15 a.m.
Where: Concordia College, Ivers Science Building 210
What: Chinese students involved in activities that teach English and college skills
* Ananda “Lal” Liyanapathiranage, president of the Minnesota Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation
* Joonaka Bandara-Tennakoon, minister for Sri Lankan Department of Provincial Councils and Local Government
* Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages leaders