Summer Chinese Academies for Youth and Adults
Summer Chinese Language Academy for Youth
Whittier College's Summer Academy for youth, age 10-16, is for individuals who are interested in learning the Chinese language, practicing Chinese art and handicrafts, experiencing Chinese culture and tradition, and making friends from different cultural backgrounds. No previous exposure to the Chinese language is necessary.
Through the camps, students increase their multicultural competence by engaging in interactive, fun, and educational activities provided by professional and high-quality instructors from the Chinese Language and Culture College of Huaqiao (Wha-Chow) University.
During the classes, students are grouped with each other based upon previous Chinese experience and have the opportunity to engage in diverse activities and use specialized learning materials tailored for each level of group.
Club 88, located in the Campus Center of Whittier College in Whittier, CA.
Session 1: July 8 - 12
Session 2: July 15 - 19
Session 3: July 22 - 26
Classes are held Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., students have the option to participate in Open Swim at Whittier College's Graham Athletics Center. A lifeguard will be on duty during Open Swim.
FEES & REGISTRATION
To register, please click here.
$250/session; Registration deadline is 5 days to prior to each session.
Ms. Ting Kei Catherine L. Weir
Director of Program Development
SAMPLE WEEKLY PROGRAM
|9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.||Chinese Language||Chinese Language||Chinese Language||Chinese Language||Chinese Language|
|10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Snack||Snack||Snack||Snack||Snack|
|10:30 a.m. - Noon||Calligraphy and Traditional Chinese Painting||Martial Arts||Music||Paper Cutting||Game Activities|
|Noon .- 1:00 p.m.||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Chinese Language||Chinese Language||Chinese Language||Chinese Language||Chinese Language|
|2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Chinese
|Paper Cutting||Calligraphy and Traditional Chinese Painting||Martial
|3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.||Open
Summer Chinese Language Academy for Adults
Whittier College's Summer Academy for adults, age 17 and up, is for individuals who are interested in learning the Chinese language, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese brush painting and paper-cutting. No previous exposure to the Chinese language is necessary.
Every Tuesday and Thursdays between July 9, 2013 - July 25, 2013
Morning Session: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Evening Session: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
FEES & REGISTRATION
To register, please click here.
$132; Registration deadline is 5 days to prior to each session.
ROSE WANG graduated from Belorussian State University of Arts and Culture in 2010; she specializes in teaching Chinese dance and is an award-winning choreographer. Her composition "Hand" earned a 2005 Gold Medal in Performance in the 11th Chinese Population Culture Award, organized by the Ministry of Culture. Her composition "Flying" won the First Prize in the International Oriental Dance and Folk Dance Competition 2009, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Belarus.
SUN DI graduated from Changchun Teachers College Conservatory of Music, and majored in vocal performance. He has been working with Huaqiao University since March 2005. Under his direction, programs "Drum Rhyme" and "Samantha" each won First Prize during the National Students' Art and Cultural Exhibitions.
LU RONG earned her Ph.D. in calligraphy from Suzhou University, and currently serves as an art professor with Huaqiao University. She is a member of Fujian Provincial Calligraphers Association, and has authored 10 published works for professional journals on calligraphy and painting. She is a teacher of calligraphy, calligraphy creation and appreciation, aesthetic theory, and Chinese art history courses.
MAN MING WAH graduated from the Guangzhou Institute of Physical Education with a master's in Chinese traditional sports. He is an expert in Chinese martial arts (Nanquan, Nandao, Sanda) and earned First Prize in the Guangdong Province Traditional Wushu Championships. Currently he teaches sports martial arts and coaches the student Wushu Team at Huaqiao University. In July 2011, he led the student Wushu Team to a gold medal at the annual martial arts competition in Fujian Province.
NOTE: Nanquan features vigorous, athletic movements with very stable, low stances, extensive hand techniques and a vocal articulation called fasheng ("release shout"). Nandao is a contemporary broadsword used in Nanquan, which were included in the International Wushu competition in 1999. Sanda is a modern fighting method and sport influenced by traditional Chinese boxing.
WANG DA WAI is an art professor for Huaqiao University and is a member of the Chinese Anthropology of Art Research Association. Primarily engaged in the study of art theory and Chinese painting, he published several academic articles in professional journals. His calligraphy and ink painting works have been selected for national exhibition.
HU PEI AN earned a Ph.D. in Chinese philology from East China Normal University and currently is a professor at Huaqiao University. His research focuses on modern Chinese grammar rhetoric, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and Chinese education, and his fieldwork has included travel to Indonesia, Thailand, and other countries engaged in the Chinese education teacher-training. He has authored more than 40 related works on the subject for Jilin People's Publishing House and Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press.