Startalk Program

Startalk Program

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the program will NOT be offered in a residential format, meaning that the program will not provide any housing to participants.  Instead, it will be in a hybrid format with all activities and classes during the first half of the program held in-person and the second half online. We will closely monitor the situation and make any further changes if necessary. 

Dates: June 12th 2021 - June 26th 2021 

6/13-6/19 in person, 6/12 & 6/20-6/26 online sync

Location: ASU Tempe campus and online 

Cost and Fee: Free. This program is sponsored by STARTALK. Accepted applicants won't need to pay any application fee. 

Eligibility: Current 8th-12th graders and college freshmen in schools and colleges whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate. 

Application Deadline: SUN, April 18th 

Description:  ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a two-week intensive program for motivated current 8th-12th graders and college students. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in the Chinese language and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. After the program, students will commit to continuing their Chinese language learning. We hope that through this summer camp, students will see the value and fun of learning and exploring the language and culture beyond a structured classroom setting and eventually become life-long learners of the Chinese language.

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