June 30, 2013

STARTALK Teaches Science by Way of Language

From http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/education/education_topics/learning/article_8b0e75b9-97b8-5188-b4d2-37b3b2defe60.html

Startalk teaches science by way of language
By Kelsi Loos
June 24, 2013

The scene could have been just another day in Shanghai: Students ate their breakfast while watching a brightly colored Chinese cartoon. Chinese characters adorned the walls. A teacher gave a lesson on buoyancy in Chinese.

But this wasn't China. This was the New Life Christian School in Frederick.

Students in the Startalk program, hosted locally by the Asian American Center of Frederick, learned Chinese while taking lessons in science, technology, engineering and math.

Startalk is a federally funded program started by the Department of Defense in 2006 to help get Americans speaking critical world languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and others.

Read the full article at http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/education/education_topics/learning/article_8b0e75b9-97b8-5188-b4d2-37b3b2defe60.html

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