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Chinese Teachers To Spend Year In Kentucky

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Forty-one schools across 12 Kentucky districts will have teachers from China spending the school year in classrooms as part of a language and cultural exchange program.

Western Kentucky University's Confucius Institute is sponsoring the instructors for the third consecutive year with the aim of promoting the Chinese language and culture to students and communities.

The institute's assistant director, Betty Yu, told The Daily News that teachers with Confucius Institute go through training for 70 days in China and another five days once they arrive in Bowling Green.

A total of 33 teachers will visit and rotate among schools and communities. Two of this year's teachers will be out in the community as well as providing tours of the Confucius Institute Museum and in Helm Library.

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