Mandarin class a hit

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Yuqiong McClelland, foreground, and the students taking her Mandarin Chinese language class gather outside of Houston Hall. It is the first class in Mandarin Chinese to be offered by Colorado Mesa University.

For Colorado Mesa University professor Yuqiong McClelland, language is not just about memorizing verb tenses and reciting words. It’s about being immersed in a culture as much as possible.
“I think China has a splendid history,” McClelland said. “We may have different values, so if you learn Mandarin, you can get to know our values and our culture all by yourself.”

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