Welcome to a Whole New World of Chinese Language and Culture!
Do you dream of far-away places? Does the thought of being ready to take part in a global community excite you? If you said yes, then Startalk @ Wofford just may be for you!
This summer 45 high school students from Greenville and Spartanburg counties will be selected to participate in an all expenses paid Mandarin language and culture immersion day camp.
Startalk @ Wofford students will spend 3 weeks (Monday-Friday, June 17-July 5) learning about Chinese language and culture. Morning classes are small, only 15 students, and taught by native Mandarin speakers. The classes are fast-paced, with lots of opportunity to speak and listen about every day, practical topics, using real-life Chinese materials.
Afternoons are even more fun! You will participate in a wide range of cultural activities such as Tai Chi, the tea ceremony, songs, and crafts. You will also get a Chinese view of games like ping pong, basketball, and chess. Together you will cook authentic Chinese dishes, and enjoy the results of your work! Every day you will have small-group and individual coaching from your Chinese language mentors.
As a Startalk @ Wofford student you can expect to learn how to start a conversation with a native speaker about your everyday life. More importantly, this camp will give you a magic carpet ride to explore this fascinating language and culture!