California STARTALK Program
Interested in improving Chinese?
Tired of traditional way of learning Chinese?
Come join CAST summer 2022 at San Francisco State University both on-site and online. Funded by the National Security Agency, CAST aims to help college students develop their Chinese.
Theory and practice prove that popular literature, and multimedia is the most effective way to engage and help students improve their Chinese.
Our former STARTALK Students provide the best testimonies on how comics, pop songs and movies help change their attitude about learning Chinese and turn them into life learners of Chinese.
Two-week fun summer camp: workshops, reading, music, movies, cosplay, food, and fieldtrips to Chinese cultural sites. Don’t miss the chance to “live in” San Francisco.
Tuition, accommodation, and fieldtrips expenses are all covered by CAST.
A great opportunity to improve your Chinese, expand your cultural horizon, and interact with peers who will inspire and motivate you.
Location: San Francisco State University (SFSU) campus and online
Program Schedule : May - September 2022
Cost: FREE. No application fee. Accepted applicants won't need to pay any tuition.
Eligibility: College students who are US citizens or permanent residents with beginning or intermediate Chinese proficiency
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Chinese Book Club
Pre-camp outreach activities. Read comics, popular fictions and watch animation to brush up your Chinese.
May - August 2022
Every Friday | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Learn Chinese language and culture by attending workshops and field trips in San Francisco Bay Area.
June 13 - June 24, 2022
San Francisco State University
Post camp outreach activities. Help further develop your academic Chinese by attending weekly forum.
Every Friday | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT