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Georgia officials pleased with new Mandarin immersion program

September 17, 2013

Georgia officials visit dual language Mandarin program at Henry County elementary school

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 16, 2013 – 8:27 pm EDT

HAMPTON, Georgia — State education officials say they’re impressed so far with a dual language Mandarin Chinese program being used at a Henry County elementary school.

Officials say Dutchdown Elementary School in Hampton hosts a language program involving more than 40 kindergarten students. The program was launched with a $15,000 state grant.

Georgia Department of Education World Languages and Global Initiatives program specialist Greg Barfield says state officials are very impressed with the program and the level of student engagement so far.

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