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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
About three dozen students formed rows in the Duncan Hall lobby of Howard Community College and staged an impromptu demonstration of tai chi, a Chinese martial art known for its slow but precise movements. Some students were clearly novices, yet their cadence showed that, at the very least, they were fast learners. The students are enrolled in an intensive summer language program called STARTALK, a federal government initiative designed to increase the number of Americans learning so-called "critical need" languages.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes. " To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no. " "So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I have messed up,'" said the 17-year old, who is among dozens of foreign language students in the recent Launch into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program, a summer immersion initiative coordinated by...
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July 21, 1996
Apologies to those who tuned in to WLG-AM (1360, 1330 in Havre de Grace) at 6 p.m. yesterday expecting to hear all about old Baltimore during "Startalk" with Walter Bright.I goofed. The show airs 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturdays. Sorry.Pub Date: 7/21/96
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Anne Arundel Community College and the U.S. Naval Academy are offering a free summer Arabic immersion program for county students ages 16-25. Students must obtain a teacher's nomination for the program, which be held for four weeks beginning June 23 at the Naval Academy. Class run for seven hours each day, and students will receive individualized and group instruction in Arabic language, officials said. The program is open to students in and out of Anne Arundel County, but no housing or transportation is provided.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Anne Arundel Community College and the U.S. Naval Academy are offering a free summer Arabic immersion program for county students ages 16-25. Students must obtain a teacher's nomination for the program, which be held for four weeks beginning June 23 at the Naval Academy. Class run for seven hours each day, and students will receive individualized and group instruction in Arabic language, officials said. The program is open to students in and out of Anne Arundel County, but no housing or transportation is provided.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
Craig Benjamin Jr. said that before enrolling in Howard County schools' Chinese Summer Learning Camp, he knew how to say "hello" in Mandarin. In fact, many kids know "ni hao" because it's part of the name of the popular children's television series, "Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. " But the rising fourth-grader now also knows how to count to 100, say his first name and denote each ocean — all in Chinese. He is among several dozen of the county's schoolchildren who have spent the summer immersed in the program that school officials hope will be the first step in offering a foreign language program in elementary schools.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes. " To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no. " "So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I have messed up,'" said the 17-year old, who is among dozens of foreign language students in the recent Launch into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program, a summer immersion initiative coordinated by...
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July 28, 2011
A group of students spending part of their summer at Swansfield Elementary have taken a giant step toward becoming citizens of the world, but they will also reap more tangible benefits from a federal grant that is immersing them in Chinese. Numerous researchers have linked studies of foreign languages with higher test scores, including on the SAT. The growing globalization of commerce makes the ability to communicate effectively with people in other parts of the world more marketable than ever, particularly when you're speaking a principal language of the world's most populous nation.
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By Lisa Tom and Lisa Tom,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 11, 2007
Most teenagers aren't happy spending their summer in school, but Dan Demmitt and 73 other high school students greet their teachers at 8:30 a.m. with a smile. "Ni hao lao shi," Demmitt says. Good morning, professor. Demmitt, 16, has enrolled in the STARTALK program at Howard Community College, which offers high school students a free seven-week summer course in Chinese or Arabic, equivalent to two col- lege semesters. HCC is the only institution in Maryland and one of only two community colleges in the nation to receive a STARTALK grant.
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August 1, 2011
I was so pleased to read the article and editorial on the StarTalk program at Howard Community College. A few weeks ago I visited Cheryl Berman, the director of the program, and had the opportunity to sit in on some of the languages classes for about an hour. What an encouraging experience it was to observe these students truly learning Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin, Hindi and other languages. Just think of the possible positive impact on our planet. Hats off to HCC and our talented, hard-working students.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
Craig Benjamin Jr. said that before enrolling in Howard County schools' Chinese Summer Learning Camp, he knew how to say "hello" in Mandarin. In fact, many kids know "ni hao" because it's part of the name of the popular children's television series, "Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. " But the rising fourth-grader now also knows how to count to 100, say his first name and denote each ocean — all in Chinese. He is among several dozen of the county's schoolchildren who have spent the summer immersed in the program that school officials hope will be the first step in offering a foreign language program in elementary schools.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
About three dozen students formed rows in the Duncan Hall lobby of Howard Community College and staged an impromptu demonstration of tai chi, a Chinese martial art known for its slow but precise movements. Some students were clearly novices, yet their cadence showed that, at the very least, they were fast learners. The students are enrolled in an intensive summer language program called STARTALK, a federal government initiative designed to increase the number of Americans learning so-called "critical need" languages.
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July 21, 1996
Apologies to those who tuned in to WLG-AM (1360, 1330 in Havre de Grace) at 6 p.m. yesterday expecting to hear all about old Baltimore during "Startalk" with Walter Bright.I goofed. The show airs 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturdays. Sorry.Pub Date: 7/21/96
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June 8, 2008
HCC offers Arabic, Mandarin classes Howard Community College will begin its second year of STARTALK, its free program for high school students (including incoming ninth-graders and newly graduated seniors) to learn Arabic or Mandarin Chinese. Classes, which will be taught by experienced native speakers, will teach communicative ability and cultural awareness. Students will receive eight college credits and will be prepared to start intermediate-level classes. The seven-week session of classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 23 through Aug. 7. There is a $50 registration fee, which can be waived for students with demonstrated financial need.
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