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    Asia Institute, Inc (Student)

    Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program



    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • Field Elementary, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting



    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who have very little or no experience with Mandarin. During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of five hours of instruction for a total of 50 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    (502) 485-8252
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