Language camp offered this summer

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, April 26, Campus News, Issue

UNL is offering area high school students an opportunity to participate in a two-week language immersion camp this summer focusing on the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian at a minimal cost.

The STARTALK Critical Language Summer Camp will be held on City Campus June 3-16. Classroom instruction will introduce students to the two languages, while fun, hands-on activities are also planned to offer insight into the culture of the countries where Chinese and Russian are spoken. Students will get to participate in a Chinese dragon boat festival and celebrate Maslenitsa, a Russian tradition normally observed each spring, among other activities.

Students interested in applying don’t need language experience in Chinese or Russian; any highly motivated student in grades 9-12 is encouraged to apply. Students interested in pursuing further study in either language or related fields and are planning to study at UNL will be given preference.

Through a grant from the STARTALK program, selected participants won’t bear any costs for tuition, room or board. The only associated cost is a $30 registration fee due upon acceptance into the camp.

For more information, including an application, go to http://go.unl.edu/langcamp. The registration deadline is May 4.

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