EALL is the recipient of the prestigious STARTALK grant, the first and only such Chinese language program to be so recognized in Western Pennsylvania. This is the second year the program was held at Pitt.
The STARTALK grant enabled EALL’s Chinese language program to offer a three-week (June 21–July 13), non-residential language and culture summer camp to twenty students (rising ninth to twelfth graders) on Pitt's Oakland campus. Students took classes in the morning and participated in cultural activities, sports, and fieldtrips to local Chinese grocery stores, community centers, and restaurants in the afternoon.
The highly competitive STARTALK grant program is an initiative of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and is currently overseen by National Security Agency (NSA). Find out more about the STARTALK program here.