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UPDATE: Summer Language Program for HS students

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Study Chinese in high-tech setting

    chinese summer languagePRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 6, 2014) - High school-age students can still get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer learning Chinese, a language that is in high demand in the current and future workforce.   

    Registration is now open for The Summer Language Experience, a two-week, intensive, non-residential program designed to provide beginners with an introduction to the language as well as cultural understanding. A second session has been added this year for intermediate learners.

    "This is a great opportunity for motivated high school students who want to make the most of their summer by studying a foreign language," said Tammy Gharbi, program coordinator of the Foreign Language Instructional Center at UMES.  "It would take nearly 15 weeks in a traditional school year to accomplish the 60 hours of instruction offered in The Summer Language Experience." 

    The course is taught by a native-speaking instructor in a state-of-the-art language learning classroom. The Beginning Chinese session runs June 16-27; the Intermediate Chinese session runs July 7-18.   

    The fee for each course is $200 or $375 for both sessions. All materials are included.  Visit or call 410-651-6543 for more information. 

    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.