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New Post 8/27/2010 11:53 AM
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Chinese teacher spending year in Hopkinton 

Chinese teacher spending year in Hopkinton

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Parents and school staff next week will officially welcome a new teacher from China who will work at the high school for the year under a special grant program.

Listed in promotional materials as either Pan Jiling or Jiling Pan she could not be reached yesterday to clarify the teacher arrived in the area last week after an orientation in Washington, D.C. The high school and the parent teacher association are hosting a reception for her Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Jiling is taking a break from teaching English in a Chinese high school with 3,000 students and will help jump-start a new Chinese language program in Hopkinton thanks to the district winning one of just 15 grants awarded nationally.

"We're very fortunate that she is assigned to our school," Assistant Superintendent Mary Colombo said.

The grant comes from the nonprofit American Councils for International Education in Washington, D.C., and is tied to a program overseen by the departments of state, education and defense and director of national intelligence.

That program is concerned with American security and competitiveness and has identified critical languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean and Farsi.

For now, Hopkinton High only offers French, Spanish, Latin and Greek, but administrators want at least 10 percent of students to take two years or more of Mandarin Chinese by 2014, a goal it hopes Jiling's sojourn will help spur.

Jiling will teach two Mandarin classes and two Chinese culture classes at the high school, will make visits to the elementary and middle schools, and will offer a series of lessons to the town's adults. Once she leaves, the district hopes to expand Chinese offerings and hire a Mandarin teacher.

"She's certainly very understandable," Colombo said, calling the new teacher "delightful." "She has an excellent command of English."

On the grant program's website, Jiling writes that she hopes to share China's culture, increase understanding between the two countries and learn more about the United States. She also wants to improve her English and "introduce lively western-style classroom methods into China."

In addition to Jiling and coincidentally the district is also hosting its first foreign students in a Homeland Security-approved study initiative, all of who happen to live in China and will provide tuition to help fund the new Hopkinton program.


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