FOR RELEASE: Aug. 26, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
MTSU MAKES CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES ACCESSIBLE TO SCHOOLS
Grades Two through Five Can Learn in School Via Television, Internet
MURFREESBORO--As the new school year begins, Tennessee students in grades two through five will be able to avail themselves of the opportunity to learn the Chinese language through MTSU's Confucius Institute and Center for Educational Media.
"A Bridge for Better Understanding: Chinese Language and Culture" is a 16-lesson series that will begin at 9 a.m. CST Tuesday, Sept. 13, and air weekly through Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
The lessons will be cablecast in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and several surrounding counties on Channel 9, the Education Resource Channel at Middle Tennessee. They will air on NECAT IQTV-10 in Nashville, and Huntsville Educational Television will carry the programs in Huntsville, Ala.
In addition, the programs will be beamed via satellite to 20 Tennessee counties, and those programs will be webcast across the state.
Qiuyuan "Jessica" Tang will lead the instruction with students from Homer Pittard Campus School and other area schools in the studio for a live, interactive experience.
To find out more, call the Confucius Institute at 615-494-8696 or go to mtsu.edu/cimtsu. For technical questions, go to cem.mtsu.edu, or contact Jenny Marsh at 615-898-2737 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. In September 2011, MTSU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with special events and activities throughout the year—kicked off by a Blue-Tie Centennial Gala on Friday, Sept. 9.
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