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Wofford to offer child/parent introductory Chinese

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Ten-week afterschool program begins Sept. 19

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Chinese Language and Culture Program at Wofford College will offer child/parent introductory Chinese classes in an afterschool program beginning Sept. 19.

The course, designed for children ages 5-8 and their parents, will be taught by Wofford students in the Chinese program and the Fulbright Teaching Assistant for the program. Coordinators are Dr. Li Qing Kinnison, associate professor of Chinese, and Dr. Yongfang Zhang, assistant professor of Chinese.

The program will be held from Sept. 19 through Nov. 28, with no classes the week of Thanksgiving. Classes will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Franklin W. Olin Building on campus. (The specific classroom number will be provided to registrants.)

Cost of the class is $100.

The children and parents will learn such things as geography, greetings and other common sayings, numbers and characters, names of family members, and animals. They will learn songs and have craft activities. The course will culminate in a party on Nov. 28 with traditional Chinese snacks and craft activities.

Deadline for registration is Sept. 5. To register, send the child’s name, gender and age, along with the parent’s name, email address and telephone number, to Kinnison at kinnisonlq@wofford.edu.