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 and college students from Greenville and Spartanburg counties will be selected to participate in a FREE 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!