Twenty middle and high school students with no or minimum experience (no more than one year) in Chinese language studies are selected to participate in a three-week residential program on the UH Manoa campus to acquire basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture skills in Mandarin Chinese. Participants learn language along with sports such as martial arts, and engage in a variety of activities focusing on Chinese culture. Language lessons consist of learner-centered, interactive, task-based activities designed to encourage learners to communicate in Chinese. Weekend excursions to sites around scenic Honolulu led by native speakers of Chinese provide additional practice, and the Chinese ethnic presence links classroom practice with real-world usage of Chinese.
By the end of the program, each student will test at the Novice Low to Intermediate Low proficiency levels or higher, in speaking and reading. Proficiency will be measured by LinguaFolio.
2014 Application packet includes —
Program Application Form
Program Consent Form
Media Release Form
One Letter of Recommendation (provided by current language teacher/school supervisor /counselor)
(Application is closed)
Completed Application packet should be MAILED to:
JiaLin Sun (Sunny)
Center for Chinese Studies/Confucius Institute
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1890 East-West Rd. Moore Hall #417
Honolulu, HI, 96822
Office: (808) 956-2663
*please DO NOT fax or email your application packet; an application will not be considered or reviewed unless completed.