Chinese I and II are available to Columbia high school students through the 2009-2010 Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP). Course registration opened in July. Tuition is $325 per semester.

Columbia Friends of China is offering two scholarships ($325 each) to two area 9-12 grade students.
(Click here to find requirements, instructions, and forms needed to apply)



Chinese Language in Columbia Public Schools (click!)

Christmas Card from Fu Zhou school (click!)

Columbia Middle School Students Experience Chinese Culture

January, 2008


Chinese Language Education Links

SCCLEC: Supporting Chinese Culture & Language Education in Columbia

"Chinese language programs in American public schools" (Asia Society)

See also "Learning About China and Chinese Culture"

Local Schools Pursuing or Offering Chinese Language Courses

Columbia Public Schools ... Columbia Independent School ... University of Missouri


Past Activities

See also Planning.

Brunch with School Board Candidate Dr. Micheal Tan

When: Saturday March 10, 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Great Wall Restaurant, 2005 W. Worley
Cost: $7 per person
Sponsored by: 80-20 Mid-Missouri Chapter

Tuesday March 13, 5-6 pm: Chinese Language Education Meeting

When: March 13 (Tuesday) at 5 – 6 pm
Where: Daniel Boone Library, Conference Room A

Background: A Chinese class is currently offered by Columbia Adult Education. The response has been very positive. CFC has made great progress with Columbia Public Schools as detailed in these minutes. Columbia Independent School has expresses interest and is seeking resumes for people who are interested in teaching Chinese in their school. No teaching license is required. We will need your inputs and assistance to support the effort of teaching Chinese in Columbia. We have a lot of planning to do.

Agenda: Progress report on Columbia Public School (Ms. Lynda Linneman, EEE teacher from Smithton). Curriculum planning for 6th grade Encore classes. Seeing grants and funding for teaching Chinese in schools. Organizing volunteers to support this effort.