Stanford University (Student)
Stanford University/CWLP Mandarin Student Program
- July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA
The proposed 19 day/90 hours program is designed for beginning (Novice Level) Chinese language and culture middle school students from diverse cultural backgrounds, but with a focus on recruiting and preparing Latino students to successfully learn Chinese. The curriculum centers on the theme of "A Rocket Ship Trip to the Moon" and focuses on providing non-heritage students with a content and culture-rich learning environment where they acquire essential Chinese linguistic functions and cultural features to explore our STEM/STEAM sub-theme and prepares them to perform at a higher level of confidence and competence when they enroll in a Mandarin course in middle or high school in the fall of 2018. The curricula will be delivered via interactive instructional strategies that engage students in the learning process and will be differentiated to address the diverse learning abilities and learning styles of the participants. Both formative and summative assessment strategies will be employed to assess student performance, including student self-assessment and the completion of group projects that demonstrate that the students can apply their new content knowledge and Chinese linguistic proficiency related to the fields of STEM/STEM to accomplish real-world tasks.