Professor Brings Awareness to Chinese Language Class

Bethel College students enrolled in a Chinese class will host a film event on Saturday, Apr. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Academic Center, room 342. Those in attendance will enjoy the 2001 Chinese film, “Beijing Bicycle,” along with some traditional Chinese treats.

This event will not only advertise the languages that Bethel College offers like Chinese I & II, but it will also give people an in depth view into the Chinese culture.

“As the most populous nation on earth, China’s languages are spoken by more individuals than any other, says Scott DeVries, Ph.D., chair of the department of Modern Language Studies. “As a rising economic, cultural, and political power, the Chinese language will be in more demand and used in more important contexts than at any time previous.”

Beverly Wu is the instructor of the class. She and her students will be available to answer questions about the new classes.

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Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.