A university in north Georgia will receive $1.2 million dollars to train soldiers in foreign languages.
North Georgia College & State University announced it's received a contract to supplement language training offered by the U.S. Army's Defense Language Institute.
Students have enrolled this fall in the school's new Strategic Language Institute Program, which teaches Arabic and Chinese. Students take two semesters of intensive foreign language courses.
Col. Michael Pyott, a professor of military science, said the training helps soldiers be better aware when they enter a country with different values and traditions than the United States.