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School Language Program Prepares Kids for Global Economy

Springfield Schools Language Program Prepares Students for Global Economy

Learning Chinese is no easy feat; for 90 students in Springfield, MA, however, it has become close to a second language. 

StarTalk, a Chinese Immersion Summer Camp funded with a $90,000 grant from the National Security Agency, is running for its sixth consecutive year, according to 

StarTalk is one of the NSA's many summer language programs designed to introduce young students to different languages such as Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Swahili and Urdu. 

"It's the future," said U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. "By learning Chinese, these kids will be competitive in the new economy."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor 

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