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Startalk Program

Startalk Program

More information on the 2020 Program will be available in February.

Dates: June 10 -June 24, 2018

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: Incoming 9-12th grade Arizona high school students whose proficiency of Chinese ranges from zero to intermediate

Application Deadline: Space is limited. Applications must be submitted online by Thursday, April 5, 2018. (see application below)

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 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 Chinese language.


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