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    Asia Institute-Crane House (Student)

    STARTALK: AICH Chinese Language Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Asia Institute-Crane House, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    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 range from having very little or no experience to being proficient 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 six hours of instruction for a total of 60 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.

    There will be an additional 16 hours of online follow-up classes in the Fall.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 243-7772
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
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    Fayette County Public Schools (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2018

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fayette County Public School District’s 2018 STARTALK Chinese Summer Program will provide 55 instructional hours via a 2-week summer program for 120 district students (rising grades 1 – 6) who are currently studying Chinese language in district schools as well as native/heritage speakers in those grades & schools.
    Expected outcomes include 1) students will sustain &/or improve their language proficiency levels (novice – intermediate); 2) students will increase their knowledge of & experience with Chinese culture; & 3) student experiences will provide PR & help build interest among other students to participate in school-year Chinese classes & future STARTALK programs.
    The program will result in an increase in the number of students studying Chinese throughout the secondary grades & eventually at the postsecondary level, strengthening the K – 16 pipeline.
    Participating students will develop a more sophisticated world view & appreciation for other cultures & meeting the district’s mission of creating a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels & graduate prepared to excel in a global society.
    The program will also engage parents in actively supporting the district’s Chinese language program, which may play a critical role in the district continuing to fund the offering of Chinese in future years.

    Contact(s)
    (859) 381-4749
    laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us

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