Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chinese Language Camp 2011

Today was the last day of the Startalk Chinese Language Camp -- 4 mornings a week for 4 weeks.  Whew!  The girls had a blast, learning martial arts, including tai chi for Maya and tai chi with swords for Zoe. 


Their calligraphy lessons are demonstrated on their yellow and green tshirts with the Chinese character for dragon. 

They got to show off all they'd learned today, including Chinese songs and all about the Chinese zodiac.  Maya got to ask each child in class what his or her zodiac was (in Chinese), the child had to answer in Chinese, and then another little girl translated it into English. 

Maya's class also learned and performed a lion dance!

They each had to do an "all about me" poster in Chinese -- here's Zoe's. 

And they each received a certificate of excellence in each of their classes!  Zoe was particularly pleased, since she was the youngest student in her class (and the teens in the class really doted on her, and gave her a great round of applause when she was presented with her certificate!).
The proverbial good time was had by all!  We're definitely doing it again next year.  That will be Zoe's fourth year in the program and Maya's third year.  Despite the 30 minute each way daily commute, this FREE camp is definitely worth it.


Dee said...

Malinda, the camp sounds awesome! I dearly wish there was one available in Austin where we are, but alas...not yet, even though I've inquired with Texas StarTalk about it the past couple of years.

LisaLew said...

So happy to hear they enjoyed StarTalk this year!

Wendy said...

Cool! Looks like a fun time. btw--I don't like coffee either Zoe.

Mei Ling said...




我九年的時候 不能寫中文... >.>