Howard County, The Board of Education of (Student)
STARTALK-2017: A Chinesey Odyssey
- June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
- Ducketts Lane Elementary, Elkridge, MD
The HCPSS STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a three week ( 91 instructional hours) Chinese Immersion program for forty-five students in grades 3-5 and forty-five students in grades 6-8, who have little to no knowledge of Chinese language and culture. The program will focus on learning the Chinese language and culture through virtual travel in China. Under the theme: 2017: A Chinese Odyssey, students will read a story about a young person's travel to china, explore two or three Chinese cities, and learn about the geography of China, the modes of transportation, the weather, interesting sites and monuments, family members, and important holidays and cultural events such as the Peking Opera. By the end of the program at least 90% of the students will reach at least a "novice-mid" proficiency level in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL 2012 proficiency guidelines.