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Winston-Salem State University’s Department of World Languages and Culture will offer the STARTALK intensive Chinese summer program for high school and college students starting in July 2019. This is the first time this competitive program has been available in the Piedmont Triad.

STARTALK is funded through a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need foreign languages, with programs for students (K-16) and teachers. 

WSSU STARTALK Summer Program
July 7 - 26, 2019

Join us for an exciting 15-day intensive, non-residential program to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture! This year's theme: Food and Wellness.

The 2019 STARTALK STEAM-Infused Intensive Chinese Summer Program, offered at WSSU’s campus, provides national standards-based language and culture instruction, preparing the young generation with essential and critical language skills in the 21st century for an ever-changing world. It offers intensive Chinese language learning opportunities for literacy learning and cultural understanding.

A total of 30 Piedmont Triad students – 20 high school and 10 college – will be accepted into the tuition-free program.

No prior Chinese language experience is necessary. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019. There is a $50 fee to apply. PROGRAM SESSIONS ARE AT CAPACITY. Please apply next year!