Free Arabic and Chinese language camps at Seattle U for SPS high schoolers

High schoolers at Seattle Public Schools can attend a free Arabic and Chinese Language camp at Seattle University. The program, by OneWorld Now!, runs from July 2-20.

From OneWorldNow:


OneWorld Now!, a local non-profit offering language classes and travel abroad opportunities to underserved youth, is hosting the free 2012 STARTALK Arabic/Chinese language camp from July 2 to July 20, 2012, at Seattle University.  The program is open to incoming 9th-12th grade students in the Seattle area, with priority on Seattle Public School students. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp will include two levels of Modern Standard Arabic and two levels of Mandarin Chinese. The camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arab-speaking and Chinese-speaking worlds. Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

To register or for more information please contact Cassidy Briggs at 206-223.7703 or [email protected].

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