Building communities through Chinese culture


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Shenzhan Liao, senior vice president and head of the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute in New York City, started as a schoolteacher in Long Island. In this episode, she breaks down the differences in pedagogy in China and the United States, informs us about some new educational services at China Institute, and explains what it takes to create an effective and compelling curriculum for young learners of Chinese.

13:01: American and Chinese-language teaching styles

22:20: China Institute’s preschool program

27:27: The value in studying Chinese language

39:51: Education as a bridge between the U.S. and China