A look at intensive Mandarin Chinese language programs in the U.S.

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A group of U.S. kindergartners are already trying to learn Chinese and it’s an intense program for these youngsters
CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy filed this report

A look at intensive Mandarin Chinese language programs in the U.S

A look at intensive Mandarin Chinese language programs in the U.S

A group of U.S. kindergartners are already trying to learn Chinese and it’s an intense program for these youngsters. CCTV America’s Hendrik Sybrandy filed this report.

For months a kindergarten class in Colorado has been intensively learning Chinese. Apart from 50 minutes of English based lessons it’s all Mandarin Chinese.

Welcome to the Global Village Academies which is a kindergarten through eighth grade language immersion charter in Colorado. Here, about 300 students are soaking up and struggling through an intensive Chinese program.

“It’s really cool the language that they speak because it’s kind of real hard.” one student said.

Nearly 900 students are enrolled in Chinese language classes at the Denver Center for International Studies and five other Denver Public Schools.