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    Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program



    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
    Program Setting



    The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program provides instruction in Chinese to novice learners, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese. The program will be divided into two sessions, one for elementary school students and one for middle and high school students. To make the classroom activities relevant to students and motivate them in their learning, each session is organized around a theme; the theme for the elementary school session is “My Family, Your Family,” and the theme for the middle & high school session is “My Homestay in China.” By the end of the program, students in the elementary school session will be able to speak about themselves and their family members, and to interact with others to exchange information about the topic of the family. Students in the middle and high school classes will be able to conduct daily interactions in the language, such as meeting and greeting others, introducing themselves, and exchanging information about their likes and dislikes, their family, their school, their friends and their city. There will be 48 contact hours (42 contact hours for the elementary school session) and the program will last for three weeks, from June 19 to July 7, meeting five days per week, from 9am - noon (on Thursdays the middle and high school classes will run until 2pm). There is no class on the July 4 holiday. In addition to language-learning, there are cultural activities including singing, arts and crafts, games and cooking. Students in the high school program are eligible to participate in an on-line continuation class after the face to face component ends. For high school students who are interested, we will help you petition your high school to receive high school credit for the session.

    (509) -31-3-67
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