2019 Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

When: July 8-21, 2019 (non-residential) (no class on Sunday July 14th)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Location: Agnes Scott College Campus
Cost: Free

The 2019 Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish will enroll 24 middle school and high school students in the Chinese track. Ten high school juniors and seniors along with college freshmen and sophomores will be enrolled in the Turkish track; rising high school juniors and rising college juniors are also welcome.

The camp is designed for students with no or limited previous experience (less than 50 hours of instruction) in learning Chinese or Turkish. All costs will be covered by the funding from the National Security Agency’s STARTALK program and Agnes Scott College. Note that students either learn Chinese or Turkish in the program.

The 13-day program, with a total of 91 hours of instruction in Chinese or Turkish, will allow students to attain novice-mid proficiency in the target language. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing martial arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music. Daily lunch, all teaching materials, and an excursion will be covered by the program.

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Chinese Track: 24 middle school and high school students

Turkish Track: 10 high school juniors and seniors along with college freshmen and sophomores

The application deadline is March 23th, 2019. To apply, students must do the following:


  1. Fill out the online application form by midnight, March 23, 2019
  2. Ask a teacher to submit a letter of recommendation via this link by midnight, March 23, 2019

*Only completed applications will be considered.

Questions?

Contact the program director, Dr. Jing Z. Paul at jpaul@agnesscott.edu

Our Daily Schedule (July 8-21, 2019)

  • 9:00am-9:15am: Drumming
  • 9:15am-10:05am: Language Class
  • 10:05am-10:10am: Break
  • 10:10am-10:55am: Music Class
  • 10:55am-11:00am: Break
  • 11:00am-11:50am: Language Class
  • 11:50am-12:50pm: Lunch & Cultural Events
  • 12:50pm-1:40pm: Language Class
  • 1:40pm-1:50pm: Break
  • 1:50pm-2:30pm:  Sports Class
  • 2:30pm-2:40pm: Break
  • 2:40pm-3:30pm: Language Class
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: Media Lab