Who should enroll?
Students between 9-13 years of age who are interested in improving their Chinese skills and learning traditional Chinese culture without the hassle of going to Asia. Prior classroom experience not required.
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Learning Chinese has never been so effective, nor so much fun! Explore centuries of wisdom and improve listening, speaking and reading more than you thought possible!
Novice - Intermediate: for students with little or no Chinese language experience, this program focuses on “micro-fluency” – mastery of the highest-frequency language structures that provide the foundation of all language. Standards-based, student-centered immersion instruction is fun, dynamic and unforgettable. One, three-week session is equivalent to one year of classroom learning.
Intermediate - Advanced: for students who have strong conversational skills but have little or no literacy. Contextually-rich, cultural experiences challenge students to use language in real-life contexts imbued with traditional Chinese values and morality. Students will be exposed to classical literature including Chinese idioms with stories, Chinese character stories, Chinese stories that build virtue and Tang poems.
What Can Online Campers Expect
Online program will provide one language instruction lesson and one culture lesson Monday through Friday. Once registered, the students are required to attend the lessons daily in order to gain the language skills and culture experience so that this course's learning objectives can be achieved.
What Can Sleepaway Campers Expect
The best language gains are made in a sustained, immersive environment. Sleepaway campers have a Chinese immersion program option with 3-4 hours of language instruction and culture experience. Sleepaway camp provides the best opportunity for increasing Chinese language proficiency, but the program is also available to day campers.