Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK 2013 Middle and High School Chinese Program

Program Dates:
Middle School Chinese II: June 10 - June 28, 2013
High School Chinese II: June 10 - June 28, 2013
High School Chinese III: June 10 - June 28, 2013
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: City College of San Francisco
808 Kearny St. at Washington St., San Francisco, CA 94108
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The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and STARTALK will offer a unique opportunity for Bay Area Middle,High School, recent grads and CCSF students with 1-2 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. The tuition fee ($1300 value) will be waived for a limited number of students. We have a few spots left in each program. Apply now to get free tuition.

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 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 (equivalent to 2nd semester of first year SFUSD Chinese)or Level III (equivalent to first semester of 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

Why Should You Enroll?
 STARTALK funding enables us to provide this program tuition free to a limited number of students
 Interact daily with your own Chinese culture tutor in China
 Experience cultural activities such as calligraphy, brush painting, tai chi etc. with expert instructors

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. Consideration will be given to those students who demonstrate financial need.
Tuition: Free for a limited number of students. $1500 value. We still have a few spots left.
Application Deadline Extended: June 6, 2013

Applicants requesting financial consideration to waive the registration fee must complete the application form and provide their most recent tax filing W-2 and/or 1099. Families with multiple children will be given special consideration.

ALL Middle,High School, recent grads and CCSF students are welcome to apply. 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.

Please contact or (415) 861-0966 for more information.

REGISTER NOW! Space is limited.

Applications are processed in the order that they are received. We have a limited amount of STARTALK funding so secure your spot now.

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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