Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK 2014 Middle and High School Chinese Program
Program Dates July 7th to July 25th, 2014
Middle School Chinese II
High School Chinese II
High School Chinese III
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: City College of San Francisco
808 Kearny St. at Washington St., San Francisco, CA 94108
The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and STARTALK will offer a unique opportunity for Bay Area Middle and High School students with 1-3 years of formal Chinese study to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically intensive Mandarin program. The instruction is task-based and student-centered. An immersion and multi-sensory language environment will be created to maximize the students’ exposure to Chinese language and culture.
Each day, students will participate in 6 hours of engaging language and culture study. A very exciting feature to the program is that every student will spend 50 minutes daily via Skype with their own personal instructor situated in China engaged in an authentic cultural learning experience that will enhance their language learning.
Students can register for Level II (Similar to 2nd semester first year SFUSD Chinese) or Level III (Similar to 2nd year SFUSD Chinese).
Apply if you want to:
Strengthen your Mandarin skills
Increase your confidence in speaking Mandarin
Learn Mandarin but have a Cantonese background
Get on an accelerated track to AP level Chinese!
Nonrefundable Registration Fee*: $200
*The registration fee will be refunded if the student is not accepted.
Tuition: Free for a limited number of students. $1500 value.
Early Registration for SFUSD students ends: April 4, 2014
Application Deadline: Extended to May 30, 2014 but only a few spots left
Priority registration for applicants who have financial considerations. To get priority registration you must complete the application form and provide your most recent tax filing W-2 and/or 1099.
ALL Middle and High School students are welcome to apply. This includes incoming middle and high school students. Applications are accepted based on date received and availability.
Please make your check payable to "Mandarin Institute" and submit it with your application to:
Mandarin Institute SFUSD Startalk Program
44 Page Street, Suite 401
San Francisco, CA 94102
Incomplete applications and applications received without the registration fee will not be processed. Applications are processed in the order that they are received.
Please contact info@MandarinInstitute.org or (415) 861-0966 for more information.
REGISTER NOW! Space is limited.
Download the Teacher Recommendation Form
The STARTALK Award lets us offer this program tuition free (a $1500 value) to a limited number of students. STARTALK is a component program of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) which seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the US. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development, forming an extensive community of practice that seeks continuous improvement in such criteria as outcomes-driven program design, standards-based curriculum planning, learner-centered approaches, excellence in selection and development of materials, and meaningful assessment of outcomes.
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