Starting next school year, Henry County’s Dutchtown Elementary School will have a Chinese dual immersion program. The school will have 40 students learning Mandarin Chinese starting in kindergarten. Mandarin Chinese is the largest spoken language in the world, and it is one of four languages identified by the state as vital to regional and state economic futures. The school was given a $15,000 start-up grant to assist with materials, training and development for the school’s staff members.
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