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    Asia Institute, Inc (Student)

    Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Field Elementary, 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 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.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 485-8252
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    Fayette County KY Board of Education (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fayette County Public School District’s 2017 STARTALK Chinese Summer Program will provide 50 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.
    Expected outcomes include 1) students will sustain and/or improve their language proficiency levels (novice – intermediate); 2) students will increase their knowledge of and experience with Chinese culture; and 3) student experiences will help build interest among other students to participate in school-year Chinese classes and future STARTALK programs.
    The program will result in an increase in the number of students studying Chinese throughout the secondary grades and eventually at the postsecondary level, strengthening the K – 16 pipeline.
    Participating students will develop a more global view of their community, an appreciation for other cultures supporting the district’s mission of creating a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and 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 it in future years.

    Contact(s)
    (859) 381-4749
    Laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us
    Program Website