Education

Published on January 30th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Lake Murray Elementary students explore Mandarin Chinese

Pictured: LMES students Madison McLaurin, Anthony Luong, Dani Hu, Thomas Blackwell, Sam Knorr, Callum Roberts, Tristen Stevenson, Morgan Stanley and Grant McGee prepare to try a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Twice a month, Lake Murray Elementary leadership students gather in the world language classroom to experience different cultures, languages and traditions from around the world. This month, the focused culture is Mandarin Chinese.

In order to immerse Lake Murray Elementary students into the culture, native speakers are asked to come and share their expertise. At this particular meeting, student Dani Hu and her mother made traditional spring rolls, allowing the class to try a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine.

Studying different cultures and languages allows students to develop better skills, such as problem-solving and dealing with abstract concepts. Creativity also is increased, along with an appreciation for cultural diversity.

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