Lexington One offers free language summer camp | News
Summer is a time for traveling and seeing new places. Lexington County School District One is offering, however, an opportunity for students to learn about the Chinese culture without traveling overseas, thanks to a grant from STARTALK.
Lexington One received $30,000 from STARTALK to offer a language camp for rising seventh- through 12th-graders in the Midlands interested in learning the Chinese language. Students can attend the camp at no cost.
The camp provides creative, intensive language experiences that give students opportunities to learn culture and basic language through fun, meaningful activities and interactive technology.
The camp meets July 16–19 and July 23–26. Space is limited to 80 students. Availability is on a first-come basis.
Students can register for the camp by accessing the online registration form on the Lexington One World Languages Web page.
The camp will take place at White Knoll High from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Parents or students must provide transportation to and from the camp.
Students must be present for all sessions of the camp as each session builds on the previous day’s activities.
Parents and campers are required to attend a brief orientation to the camp on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at WKHS.
STARTALK is a component of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching of strategically important world languages that are not widely taught in the United States.
For more information about Lexington One’s Chinese Summer Camp please visit the Lexington One World Languages Web page or contact Lexington One’s Coordinator for World Language Dawn Samples at email@example.com.