Two weeks of learning about Chinese language and culture wrapped up on Saturday as campers in Troy University‘s TROY-STAR Chinese language camp showed off all that they had learned in a big show for family and friends.
The TROY-STAR closing ceremony event was held on Saturday morning in the Trojan Center theater.
“What TROY-STAR is is a summer camp where 24 high school students from Alabama and other states, in addition to 12 Chinese educators come to Troy, live here for two weeks, and immerse themselves in both the Chinese language and the linguistic sort of concepts that apply to the educators teaching Chinese,” says Program Director Austin Deal.
The goal behind the program is to increase the amount of critical language speakers and educators in the United States and not while sitting at a desk but rather by using the world as their classroom.
“They’re not just learning a language for eight hours a day in a classroom,” says Deal. “They’re doing language study then they’re learning dance, the lion dance, dragon dance, ribbon dance.”
The students and teachers taking part in the camp then showed off those skills in the closing ceremony.
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