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Becoming Bi-Lingual Over the Summer

IMG_3760Technology and the web have made our world smaller and far-off places more accessible. We have become a much more mobile and global society.  Arming our kids with a second language could make a difference for their future in this modern marketplace.

In its third year, the Chinese Language Summer Camp will bring the Chinese language alive for camp-goers. Funded through STARTALK and hosted by the Natrona County School District, this is the first and only Mandarin Chinese program for young children in Wyoming.

During the week long day camp, students will be immersed in the Chinese language and culture for four hours each day, singing songs, making crafts, learning basic Chinese words, and studying the children of China. They will learn Chinese through activities designed the children’s movie, Legend of the Monkey King.

Registration is open beginning May 13 through May 22, 2013 at Participants will be chosen through a random lottery. A total of 20 students each week will be chosen for the camp. Students who are admitted will be contacted by phone. Those placed on the waitlist or who are not selected will receive an e-mail.  For families who may not have access to a computer may call (307) 253-5238 to register.

The camp is hosting incoming first- and second-graders from 1 – 5 p.m. on July 15-19 and  incoming third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders from 1-5 p.m. on July 22-26, 2013 at Paradise Valley Elementary School.

For more information about the Chinese Language Summer Camp, please contact Kerri Hawthorne at 253-5238.


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