Release Date: May 29, 1998
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Multilingual proficiency promises to become more and more important to all of us as we enter the new century. Such proficiency, experts tell us, begins with the exploration of new languages at a young age.
This summer, the University at Buffalo will offer new, two-week introductory courses in five languages for children in first through sixth grades.
The Language Exploration Program will give elementary-school children an opportunity to develop a familiarity with Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish or Irish Gaelic.
The courses will be taught through UB's World Languages Institute. They will run Monday through Friday, July 6-17, on the UB North Campus.
Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish will be taught from 9-11 a.m. Irish Gaelic will be offered from 2-4 p.m.
The cost of each course is $150 per child. The program capacity is limited. For more information, call the UB World Languages Institute at 645-2292, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Languages Institute offers a broad range of long- and short-term programs in more than 20 critical languages from Arabic to Haitian Creole. Visit the institute Web site at .
Patricia Donovan, 716-645-2626
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