WOFFORD COLLEGE (Student)
STARTALK Chinese Program @ Wofford College
- June 12, 2017 – June 23, 2017: Immersion (Face-to-face)
- June 25, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Online Project (Online)
- September 10, 2017 – February 23, 2018: Individualized Continued Learning Sessions (Online)
- Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
STARTALK @ Wofford offers 149 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, eight-week summer online learning, and twenty individualized sessions in the fall and early winter) to forty-five 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goals are to provide communicative language learning and hands-on cultural activities to promote participants’ learning of Chinese language and culture, and to boost their awareness of the national need to learn a strategic language such as Chinese, the differences/similarities between Chinese language and culture and their base language and culture, and an awareness of the local Chinese community. During the program, participants will receive performance-based language instruction, participate in hands-on cultural activities, and apply what they have learned in tasks that simulate future communication in an exchange program. Participants will engage in all communication modes, and improve their language proficiency 1 to 2 sublevels higher.