As we continue our language learning adventure through the second week, we find our students already feeling comfortable responding to common classroom directions that they just learned last week! Hopefully, you are hearing stories at home of the fun games they've been playing and the cool things they've learned how to say.
Chinese students have been talking about where they're from and where they want to go! They met Dr. Su, who introduced to the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi, and just today, they were working on painting pandas in art class.
Russian students learned to talk about where they want to go and have just begun talking about clothing! They've been working in art class on paintings of traditional Matryoshka dolls and have been learning some classic Russian dances in their movement class.
We will be adding more pictures and videos to the Photos & Videos section of the website as the program continues, so please check back!
cпасибо! [spasibo] 谢谢! [xiexie] Thank you!
We were thrilled today to have our students back for the first two days of class here our Chinese and Russian STARTALK Academies. Students met their teachers and got familiar with the school building, and in the last two days have learned basic language skills like:
In addition, Russian students had their first traditional dance and movement class, learning the beginnings of the famous Russian folk song, Kalinka!
Chinese students wrote their first Chinese characters in calligraphy in their art class, starting with sun, moon, mountain, fire, and water, and worked today on traditional drawings of bamboo.
On a logistical note, if you would like to receive updates/announcements for this year's program via Remind, you can text @startalkvb to the number 81010, and you'll receive text messaged updates when we have important info to get to you.
We're looking forward to many more wonderful days of learning and exploration here at STARTALK!
PS. Pictures and videos will be updated soon in the photos section! Keep a look out!