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Startalk Program

Startalk Program

Due to COVID-19 concerns and the subsequent impact on this year’s grant processing, we are very sorry to announce that our 2020 program will be canceled. We have tentatively postponed the program start-date to June 6th of 2021, so please send in your applications as planned. We will be continuing to update our website with any new information we receive from STARTALK Central, which we expect to have by the end of this summer. Thank you very much for your understanding and support! Stay safe and healthy!


Dates: Postponed 

Location: ASU Tempe campus

Cost and Fee: This program is largely sponsored by STARTALK. Accepted applicants will pay a $150 non-refundable fee upon acceptance of the program.

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

Application Deadline: Postponed

Description:  ASU Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th grade students in Arizona. 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.

The program boasts a living-learning setting, where participants gain first-hand college life experience on the ASU Tempe campus during the summer. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by resident advisors who reside in the residence hall with students. We hope that through this summer camp, high school 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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