Chinese Program Helmed by SF State Aims to Prepare Global Professionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
CHINA DAILY -- The project, led by the Chinese Flagship Program at San Francisco State University, designed two pathways for high school students and community college students to gain admission to the program, a federally funded initiative for undergraduate students seeking careers related to China and the Chinese-speaking world. All students from the Bay Area with Chinese-language skills either obtained through previous classes or heritage background are eligible for the advanced Chinese courses offered by the City College of San Francisco at no cost. “For the first time, students as young as eighth grade are able to attend Chinese classes at college level,” said Yalan King, one of the initiators of the project and executive director of the Mandarin Institute, a Chinese language and culture education advocate.