District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)
DCPS STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy
- July 1, 2019 – July 19, 2019
The 2019 STARTALK DCPS program will enroll 80 upper elementary and middle school DCPS and DC resident students in a 3-week language and culture program. The student program will run from July 1 through July 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for a total of 98 instructional hours. Students will be grouped by proficiency levels and will study the theme of Contemporary Life in China, looking at authentic materials focusing on (1) current events and contemporary issues, (2) current trends, and (3) popular culture. As a part of the program, DCPS will partner with local organizations and museums to bring authentic learning experiences to the students inside and outside of the classroom. Students will exit the program with both enhanced proficiency in Chinese and a deeper understanding of daily life in China that will pique their interest and set a strong foundation for future learning.