Minnesota schools expand their horizons to meet future needs

Mankato schools likely to offer Chinese in fall

Mankato Area Public Schools will begin offering Mandarin Chinese to high school students in the fall. The program is part of a push to equip students with skills to compete in an era of international business and relations. A one-credit pilot course will be available for 25 students from Mankato East and West high schools (12 from East, 13 from West) in an early-bird class form, meaning students will meet before school.

“China will be one of the countries we do trading with,” Supt. Ed Waltman said.

He said he’s received inquiries about a Chinese language course from parents and area business in the past few years, but the district was unable to get the resources to offer the class.

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