Center for International Education
Spring 2010

LLC receives grant for Chinese language camp

Camp administrators: Professors Yige Wang, Chris Reardon and Piero Garofalo.

Camp administrators: UNH Chinese instructor Yige Wang and Profs Chris Reardon and Piero Garofalo.

From June 21-July 16, 2010 (Monday-Friday), the University of New Hampshire will offer Chinese Language Summer Camp, a four-week non-residential program sponsored by the Department of Literature, Languages, and Culture. Native-born Chinese teachers with experience teaching at the elementary and university levels will train 40 students in grades 4-12 who have little or no Chinese language preparation. Students will develop basic Mandarin Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with a focus on listening and reading. In addition to intensive language lessons, the $400 tuition will finance meals, a pool pass, and daily cultural activities that will reinforce language learning and a greater appreciation of Chinese culture. Activities will include Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, kite making and flying, Dragon dancing, martial arts, Chinese music featuring instruments such as the pipa and erhu, ping-pong, Chinese cooking, and a field trip to a local site of Chinese culture. For more information, contact Professor Piero Garofalo (piero.garofalo@unh.edu), call 603.862.1690, or visit the UNH summer camp webpage at www.unh.edu/languages/startalk.