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UCLA Confucius Institute honors three Mandarin immersion schools

October 4, 2011

The UCLA Confucius Institute inaugurates opening of three Mandarin immersion programs

By BASHEER ALAS
Published October 4, 2011, 1:01 am in News

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 The UCLA Confucius Institute held a ceremony Monday night to formally inaugurate three new Mandarin immersion programs in schools in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Known as Confucius Classrooms, the programs aid in the institute’s goal to promote Chinese language and culture, said Susan Pertel Jain, executive director of the institute.

Since its founding in 2007, the Confucius Institute has provided teaching and language centers to eight schools, said Xiaojie Ma, program coordinator for the Confucius Institute.

Monday’s event was held at the UCLA Faculty Center and attended by Chancellor Gene Block, along with principals and students from the schools in the program.

In a short public address, Block said the classrooms provide an enriching cultural experience and embodied a commitment to helping students succeed in a changing global economy.

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