Trilingual Education Programs

In 2019, CMEF board member Dr. Aga Rehamo began working with education experts and graduate students at Sichuan Normal University and in Liangshan Prefecture to develop Nuosu Yi-Chinese-English language programs at Zeyue Elementary School in Xide County. Teachers at Zeyue taught Nuosu language using one side of the blackboard, and English-speaking graduate students from Sichuan Normal taught English on the other side.

In 2020, Aga, Steve, and others finalized trilingual textbooks for fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The textbooks were printed with partial funding from CMEF. Students at Zeyue and at Jile Elementary School in Puge County are now using the textbooks to learn English and to learn to read and write the Nuosu language.

Learn more about the Yi language and linguistic heritage in Liangshan.