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Learning new languages

Do you think you could learn four languages in eight weeks? We bet you could if you participated in World Language Club. We have that club in our school. This club helps fifth-graders get ready for sixth grade by introducing them to the four languages they can choose to learn in middle school -- Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese.

At club meetings, a middle-school teacher teaches us some basic phrases in each of these four world languages. This can come in handy, particularly when you are traveling to a country where the people might not speak English.

World Language Club teaches you some of the basics, like how to say hello and goodbye. How are you? What is your name? My name is . . .

We hope you have a World Language Club in your school so you can learn to speak different languages.

Adios, au revoir and arrivederci for now.

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