Supported by the Chinese Friendship Association of Portland and collaborated with the Chinese Language Teachers Association in Oregon, STARTALK-CFAP Chinese Language Student Program provides a 4-week in-person summer camp for 60 students, grades from of K to 8.
Students are divided into 4 learning groups based on their Chinese proficiency levels at the entry to the program. Each day is six hour long, with topics of language and culture in the morning and arts and dance in the afternoon. The curriculum design is to combine language learning and cultural knowledge and integrates cultural learning into every activity and sets up a platform for students to "understand", "experience" and "practice" the Chinese culture. The theme of our program is “Stories of the Chinese Idioms 中国成
Students will tell idiom stories in Chinese in a variety of ways to the class and to their families. Each class will develop a drama based on their favorite Chinese idiom as a play. All students will have opportunities to perform the drama for their families and the Chinese community at the end of the camp.
STARTALK-CFAP汉语学生项目由波特兰中国联谊会支持，并与俄勒冈州中文教师学会合作，为 60名学生提供为期 4 周的面对面夏令营，
从 K 到 8年级。学生根据入学时的汉语水平分为 4 个学习小组。每天学习六小时，上午是语言和文化课，下午是艺术和舞蹈课。
课程设计是语言学习与文化知识相结合，把语言和文化的学习融入到每一个活动中，为学生搭建一个 “理解”、“体验”和 “实践”中国文化的平台。我们项目的主题是“中国成语故事”。教师将设计适合学生语言水平的学习材料，学生将以多种方式向班级和家人讲述汉语成语故事。