October 3, 2007
Six-year-old Emily Myers stretches her arms as she expresses the word "da," which means "big" in Mandarin Chinese. Emily is one in a group of Lawrence children learning the basics of Chinese from Randi Hacker, outreach coordinator for the Center for East Asian Studies at Kansas University. The classes meet weekly at New York School. Below, Hacker greets her students in Chinese to begin the class.