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Vol State Offers Chinese Language Credit Class for the First Time

Vol State logoChinese language skills can be a valuable tool for college students. For the first time, Volunteer State Community College will be offering Chinese as a credit course. Beginning Chinese will be taught this spring by Jun Zhao, the Vol State visiting professor of Chinese language and culture. Zhao comes from from Beijing City University in China, through a program with the Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University. The Confucius Institute is an international Chinese project that shares Chinese faculty members with colleges and universities across the globe.

The class will be for college credit, but anyone can take the course, even if they are not interested in a full degree program. Morning and evening versions of the class are planned. Registration for the spring semester is open now. Classes start January 16. New students will need to apply to the college first. Visit www.volstate.edu for more information or call 230-3688.

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