Wofford College (Student Program)
STARTALK Chinese program @ Wofford College
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- Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
STARTALK @ Wofford offers 116 instructional hours, beginning Chinese language and culture courses (three-week intensive summer classes and several hours of cultural activities in the fall and early winter) to forty 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goal is 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 1-2 sublevels higher.
Contact(s)(440) 220-2878 ext 02878