STARTALK Summer Camp for Students

Registration is open for kindergarten through 6th grade learners in the Atlanta area to increase proficiency in the U.S. priority languages of Mandarin, Korean, and Portuguese at a free STARTALK Summer Camp. Held at The GLOBE Academy, a dual language immersion charter school in Atlanta, Georgia, this summer camp is provided at no cost to you through the STARTALK grant. Offered in the mornings, this STARTALK summer camp provides innovative language immersion experiences for K-6 students who are highly motivated to learn a language. Register today as spots are limited!

Provided on behalf of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) to CULTR, STARTALK programs offer students and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that highlight best practices in language education and in language teacher development.

STARTALK Logo for student summer camp

The STARTALK mission is to expand the learning, speaking, and teaching of critical U.S. need languages.

In this accelerated two-week program offered in the mornings, attending students will develop language proficiency as they learn about the people who speak the language and the communities in which they interact in the U.S. and the world. Furthermore, students will learn about and get to know people from their target language cultures through written narratives, technology mediums, and face-to-face interactions. Contextualized stories will allow students to encounter representative citizens from the target language in a variety of cultural settings in countries where the language is spoken, in cultural communities in the United States, and local groups in Atlanta.

Morning Language Session (offered through the STARTALK grant)

ALL registrations will take place online
Dates: The Weeks of June 12-16 and June 19-23
Grades: Rising 1st- Rising 7th (Except Korean 2nd – 5th Grade)
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, Korean
Camp Hours & Rates: 9am-1:00pm ($5 registration fee/Free through STARTALK grant)
*Student participants for STARTALK languages (Mandarin, Portuguese, and Korean) will be videotaped for research purposes. Parents will need to sign the video release form

Following the STARTALK Summer Camp presented in the mornings, The GLOBE Academy offers an amazing afternoon camp at a great price to continue the fun. To learn more information about The Globe Academy's afternoon camp, please visit their website.

If you have any questions, contact Heidi Powell at 404-325-8464 or

For this portion of the STARTALK program, teacher participants will have the opportunity to peek inside of a live classroom through Adobe Connect™ Meeting. Adobe Connect™ is a live online conference for multiple users. The links in the Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean drop-down menus below are individual meeting rooms for each classroom. To access a classroom, please follow these steps.