This is a fun and gentle introductory Day Camp for children 6 - 10 with little or no background in Mandarin Chinese. Campers will learn Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture through songs, rhymes, finger-play, traditional arts & crafts, dancing, stories, and fun games.
Not only will they learn to speak some simple Mandarin, they will also come to understand some Chinese traditions and culture through ancient legends and folk tales, and appreciate the beauty of Chinese art and music. Our activities begin with basic concepts of numbers, colors, daily vocabulary, and simple greetings. Overall themes include body names, family members, animals, foods, festivals, and so on.
Emphasis is on creating a supportive and warm environment in which to develop language skills and get motivated to learn more!
Ages: 6 - 10
Dates: June 20 - 24, 2016
Hours: 9:00am - noon
Instructor: Vickie Rockower
Location: Bay View Academy (222 Casa Verde Way, Monterey, CA 93940)
Class size: Limited to 15 students