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FSU to Offer Basic Chinese for Spring Semester

Frostburg State University will offer a course in basic Chinese this spring semester. It will be taught by Dr. Hang Deng-Luzader, assistant professor of physics at FSU and a native of China. The course, "Introduction to Chinese," MDFL 190, will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Last year FSU offered Japanese, and the class was full by the second day, said Dr. MacGregor O'Brien, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. This fall, Italian was offered, and O'Brien hopes to offer Portuguese in the future.

"This is a way to gauge commitment" for future courses, O'Brien said. His department offers French and Spanish on a regular basis, but, increasingly, programs such as business and international studies are demanding more languages.

Deng-Luzader said she will concentrate mostly on spoken Mandarin Chinese, with some instruction in very basic writing and grammar.

For more information, contact O'Brien at (301) 687-4378.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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