FREE Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp for eligible SFUSD students

Program Dates:
Session I: June 18, 2012 - July 13, 2012. 1st - 5th grade
Session II: July 16, 2012 - August 10, 2012. 1st - 5th grade
Classes meet daily from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Extended care available before and after
Location: Chinese American International School 150 Oak Street, San Francisco 94102

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The Mandarin Institute in conjunction with STARTALK will offer a free Elementary Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp to those students who qualify. Children entering SFUSD’s 1st -5th grade Mandarin immersion program in Fall 2012 are eligible to apply. The camp will not only reinforce what they have learned during the school year, but will also extend their language capabilities and introduce them to a wide array of cultural activities to enable them to retain and expand their Chinese learning.

During each four week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional activities such as singing, Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese arts and crafts, drama and/or Chinese Folk music. Language acquisition will come naturally to the students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with their teachers and other students.

Priority registration is given to students who demonstrate financial need and are on Free/Reduced Lunch
• Application deadline April 6
FREE tuition*
• Lunch daily

Students whose combined family income is at or below $50,000
• Application deadline April 13
• Partial tuition assistance (based on available funds)*

Students whose combined family income is at or below $75,000
• Application deadline April 20
• Partial tuition assistance (based on available funds)*

All students are welcome to apply
• Applications accepted based on date received and availability
• Tuition is $1300 per session*
• Weekly options available: tuition is $375 per week (registration fee waived)

*There is a $100 registration fee per session per child which will be refunded if the student is not accepted.

All applicants requesting financial consideration must complete the online application form and provide the most recent tax filing with W-2 and/or 1099. Families with multiple children will have special consideration. Please mail W-2 and/or 1099 forms to Kevin Lee, Mandarin Institute STARTALK Program, 150 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Contact Kevin Lee with any questions k_lee@cais.org (415)865-6010