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Mission Statement

Bridges' mission is to provide quality language and culture instruction to young learners in community settings.  Bridges also offers professional development opportunities for IU language students of Less-Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) who serve as instructors and volunteers.  Bridges classes expose young learners and their instructors with a rewarding, safe environment to obtain new skills and gain confidence in their ability to participate in the learning/teaching process, reflecting the increasingly diverse and interconnected world in order to cultivate a new generation of internationally-minded citizens.

"The human brain is more open to linguistic development in the years before adolescence..." from Your Brain on Lanugages



Chinese class at MCPL.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Center for the Study of Global Change
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Phone: (812) 856-5523    Fax: (812) 855-6660    E-mail: global@iu.edu
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