你好! (Ni hao!) Welcome to the Chinese language class at the Morgan School! It is my great pleasure to study Chinese with you and I plan to make the studying of Chinese an exciting and memorable experience this year.
Foreign language study is essential
today, not only to meet the requirements of higher education institutions, but
also because of the expanding global economy and ever increasing job
opportunities requiring one or more languages other than English. Rapid
expansion of international business creates a need for more knowledge of
international cultures as well as proficiency in foreign languages. In order to
prepare our future leaders to be competitive, students must develop
communicative competence in languages.