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Greenwich Academy Plans Chinese Workshop

Around 20 local teachers will gather at Greenwich Academy on Dec. 11 to discuss their experiences teaching Chinese, designated a “critical need” foreign language by the federal government. The workshop will be hosted by Natalie Lin, a middle school Chinese language teacher at GA. It is an outgrowth of a STARTALK program Lin attended this past summer.

STARTALK is part of the National Security Language Initiative announced by former President George W. Bush in 2006. According to the STARTALK website, the program seeks to improve the way “strategically important world languages” are taught in the U.S. and increase the number of Americans “learning, speaking, and teaching” these languages. It does this through summer workshops where teachers are exposed to “best practices in language education.”

The workshop will be held in the Upper School in Room 232 from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about STARTALK and the GA workshop, contact Lin at .

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