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Chinese, English language students learn from each other in U of Minnesota program

January 20, 2020

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This is one of the things immersion students can do when they get to college. It’s a cool program. 

Associated Press Dec 4, 2019

By RIHAM FESHIR

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Clare Murphy mentioned the phrase “hit the hay” in her Chinese language exchange class, some were confused and others were amused.

But Murphy thought what better way to teach American English to her fellow classmates — Chinese international students — than to incorporate idioms.

Murphy is one of 20 Chinese immersion graduates participating in a program at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus that allows high school students to practice Mandarin in a conversational setting with Chinese international students who are studying here in Minnesota.

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