Providence Day School (Student)
STARTALK: WeChat - Chinese High School Edition
- July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
STARTALK WeChat: Chinese High School Edition is a 3-week, 90 contact hour Chinese language program for rising 9th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. Applying students should have no background studying Mandarin Chinese in formal or informal contexts (including speaking Chinese at home). Students will work in classes with small teacher to student ratios (1:5). The program theme, WeChat, is the most popular Chinese social media application and is used by over a billion people worldwide. Use of this app throughout the program will enable students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways (sharing pictures, instant messaging, posting statuses about what they are doing/how they are feeling, etc.). The program will also include a field trip in which students will enjoy the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! The program will culminate in a shared celebration of student learning open to parents and siblings. Students will design and manage activity stations to show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge--by teaching what they know to their parents, siblings and friends!