USC Chinese STARTALK Program
- June 10, 2019 – July 11, 2019: (Face-to-face)
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Our Startalk program offers a free five-week Chinese summer intensive non-residential program for highly motivated college-bound high school students with no prior or little background in Chinese. Our program will accept 24 to 30 students. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid to Novice High on the ACTFL OPI scale. Our program will have a total of 80 hours of instruction, guided homework, cultural activities Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and extracurricular activities on some Fridays. Our program theme “Our Identities, Our Heroes” allows students to learn Mandarin in a standards-based curriculum with relevance to their future identities and is designed using authentic materials to improve students’ communication skills significantly by providing a linguistically and culturally enriched learning environment.