STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese
2013 Chinese Dragon Camp
BANGOR CHINESE SCHOOL and STARTALK
For any child grades 4-12 June 24 - July 13, 2013: Monday - Saturday
At Husson University
If you are under grade 4, please go to 2013 Chinese Dragon Camp
Students who registered our Study Abroad Program have the priority to be placed in dorms
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STARTALK is the newest of the component programs of the U.S. National Security Language Initiative (NSLI).
This program seeks to expand and improve upon the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages
that are not widely taught in American schools.
The Chinese Drangon Camp was sponsored by STARTALK program. This camp provides a standards-based, student-centered,
immersion language and culture instruction that will make learning the language and culture fun and unforgettable.
Chinese Dragon camp for children has been offered at the School since 2005. It
is the only such program in the state. In the past seven (8) summers, more than 700 K-12
graders from Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Virginia joined the program.
The feedback showed all campers enjoyed the experience.
After the success in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009, this year the school has received two grant awards again from national project STARTALK
to provide summer teacher training program and student learning program for graders 4 - 12.
This will ensure that we will have another successful year.
STARTALK: 2013 Chinese Dragon Camp:
- Fast-track to learning Chinese with standard-based curriculum
- Immersion-based, language-intensive and culturally-focused experience
- Advanced teaching/learning technologies
- Three levels: beginner, intermediate and heritage, taught by experienced teachers
- Three weeks and residential is available for students who live 50 miles away
- Virtual exchanges and meaningful use of language in real-life contexts
- Hands-on experience with cooking, arts, crafts, calligraphy, abacus, Tai Chi, dragon dance, and music instrumentation
- Prize will be awarded to the students who do well in the program;
making friends and more
Explore the Chinese history, culture and geography
Learn the basics of the Chinese language
Calligraphy, folk art, paper-cutting, and kite flying
Visit Chinese restaurants and order food in Chinese
Instructional field trips to Chinese community and other places
Tai Chi (traditional Chinese physical and mental exercise)
Appreciation of Chinese opera, music and instruments, and acrobats
Create the Magical Dragon and learn the dragon dance
Learn how to play music instrument, Erhu and Guzheng
The "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" and playing Ping Pong
Learning Chinese chess and mahjong
Cook Chinese food, such as, make dumplings
What was the earliest computer? how did it work? - learn Chinese Abacus
Chinese positive philosophies - Confucius thoughts, customs and etiquette
Use computer technology to write Chinese characters
Instructors: four master teachers and four teaching assistants will work for the program.
The four master teachers are as follows:
Dr. Suzhong Tian, Professor at Husson University and University of Maine.
Ms. Jing Zhang, Certified teacher of Chinese; President of BCS; Director of STARTALK programs in Bangor.
Ms. Chunli Crane, Chinese Teacher of Bangor High School.
Mr. Zifeng Ren, Chinese Teacher of Washington Academy.
Eligible to Participate: Interested 4-12 graders (4-5 graders are only acceptable for the day camp).
Requirement: Letter of recommendation from a current teacher.
Dates: Monday-Saturday, June 24 – July 13, 2013 ( 6/24-6/29, 7/1-6, 7/8-13); 9:00 am – 4:00 pm;
Location: Husson University in Bangor, Maine.
How to register? Please download the registration forms and
rerurn it to: 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.
For more information, please call Jing at (207) 990-0710; or email us at email@example.com. First come first serve base, so register early!
Lunch & snacks:
Food is energy to a camper. We offer lunch (Chinese food) and snacks to children: dumplings, noodles, rice, dishes, fruits, and drinks.
Chinese traditional style (Tang dynasty) clothes and made of silk with different colors.
What our campers talked about the camp:
"Learn Chinese language, explore Chinese culture, enjoy Chinese food and wear Chinese traditional clothes--all about Chinese for three weeks! I enjoy everything! It is Really cool!!"
- Campers of 2007
For children to learn a foreign language, the younger the better!