Students at New London Public Schools (NLPS) in Connecticut are learning Chinese and looking forward to future travel to China. Learn Chinese and Travel to China (LTCT) is a fully remote, credit-bearing course offered by SPIRAL to collaborating schools.
• In LCTC-I the emphasis is on learning and practicing daily conversational dialogues, as well as learning about traditional and contemporary aspects of four Chinese metropolitan cities (Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an).
• LCTC-II is an advanced-level course for students who have successfully finished their first year of instruction. Students continue learning more dialogues and also learn Chinese characters; by the end of the two years of learning, students will be fluently speaking, reading and writing the Chinese Language!
SPIRAL began offering LCTC-I & II to NLPS in Fall 2020. Over the course of three semesters, some students have successfully completed LCTC-I and are now embarking on the second year of their language journey. In Fall 2021, LCTC-I welcomed 12 more new students, and they also look forward to learning Chinese and traveling to China in the near future!