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Waddell Academy in N.C. adds ‘calligraphy immersion.’

May 19, 2013

Calligraphy aids language learning

Updated: 2013-05-17 11:40

By Caroline Berg in New York (China Daily)

 Calligraphy aids language learning

A second grader at Waddell Language Academy in North Carolina draws the character for “sheep” in the seal and bronze calligraphy scripts. Yan Weihong / China Daily

Two years ago, the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina initiated a trial calligraphy immersion course in a K-8 language school to accelerate their learning of the Chinese language.

“Our mission is to teach Chinese language and to promote the culture,” said Yan Weihong, director of the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer. “Language and culture cannot be separated; so, we’re trying to find out how we can use the culture aspect of calligraphy to support the language learning.”

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