China Initiative News: Language Schools
Linda Christas College has announced that it is in the final stages of negotiation with prominent language schools in Taizhou, the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Lynn King, Linda Christas College's liaison in the PRC, has been working with several institutions who are interested in designing campus experiences using an American cultural model.
Linda Christas College is looking forward to the opportunity to expand its programs in the PRC, since that emerging nation is one that is, and will continue to be, an important 21st century US partner.
It is difficult for language schools on the Mainland to create a genuine American community for the purpose of English immersion training. There are so many variables when dealing with the cultural/language mix so as to make it difficult for Chinese nationals, even those who have spent significant time in the United States, to understand what makes American English and culture so unique.
It is the hope of Chinese language schools that experiences similar to those currently available only at institutions such as Middlebury College in Vermont, will be created by Linda Christas College in China. Only this time, the reverse process will be taking place. Whereas Middlebury College provides American students with a Chinese immersion experience in the US, Linda Christas will be providing Chinese students with an American English language immersion experience in the People's Republic.
The hope is to bring the two nations closer together by parlaying the initial sharing of linguistic and cultural information into significant international good will. Author, Ann Voisin, PhD