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    Fresno State (Student)

    Fresno State STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 13, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program introduces students to Chinese language and culture, covering aspects of greetings, family, food, leisure, famous sites, and arts. The theme is "Going Places", in which the students will travel to three destinations in China. In this program, students will visit Chinese families, eat at Chinese restaurants, play with Chinese counterparts, visit a few sites, and learn Chinese arts such as Kong Fu, songs, and dance. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet someone, introduce themselves and their family, describe likes and dislikes, name some food items, and name leisure activities in the target language.

    Contact(s)
    (559) 725-1747
    lmann@csufresno.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco Chinatown Center, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Housed in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mandarin Institute San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Program provides 36 students with a truly authentic, immersive learning environment designed to promote verbal skills and to imbue students with the confidence to use their language skills in real world situations for meaningful communication. During the 13 day program, students will participate in seven hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units, mini-excursions into Chinatown and a distance learning component that matches each student with a personalized tutor in China for unrehearsed spontaneous dialogue. Our students go into the community and we bring the community into our program. Students register for middle school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate Low ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour High School program, students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit depending on their school. At the end of the program our students will have the communicative competence and confidence to engage in authentic dialogues with native speakers in real-world situations.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 297-1227
    yking@MandarinInstitute.org
    Program Website