Grainger Lanneau and ChinaPosted by: nancym 2 years ago
Grainger Lanneau, Digital Arts class of 2012, switched horses in the middle of the stream, so to speak, and it paid off big! After two years at a small design college in the southeast, he transferred to UCLA in 2014. In the summer between transferring from the east back to the west coast, he headed to the Far East, Beijing to be exact.
While there he studied elementary Chinese and quickly advanced to the intermediate level. Grainger says, "I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life until I started to study Chinese. Then it became my life and my destiny." Grainger test scored into a class for "Heritage Speakers," which means all his classmates grew up speaking Chinese. He now speaks English, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. He has been to Malaysia and Singapore, and after graduating in June of this year, is applying for a graduate program in Taiwan or Hong Kong and/or a teaching position in one of those countries. After a few years, he hopes to return to the states to obtain a Ph.D. in Chinese language.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook