Greetings language enthusiasts and curious guardians! We're excited to share the highlights of our second week at the STARTALK Chinese, Russian, and Arabic Academies. While we took a short break at the beginning of the week to celebrate the 4th of July, we returned with even more enthusiasm to delve into the fascinating world of languages and cultures. So, let's embark on this journey together and discover the exciting activities and experiences that shaped our memorable second week!
This week students throughout the program took their knowledge and began applying it outside the realm of introductions. Students of Chinese, Russian, and Arabic all began investigating the topic of travel, including clothing that they would bring, what the weather is like, and famous cities and landmarks. Arabic students created miniature clay pyramids during their art time. Students of Chinese painted paper lanterns with traditional images as well as words that they had learned in class. Russian students painted wooden spoons in the traditional style while adding in their own flair. Arabic students had the opportunity to hear from a Tallwood HS Global Studies Academy graduate who is about to begin a master’s program at the University of Texas Austin in Middle Eastern Studies and Global Politics. She shared her travel experiences in Arabic-speaking countries and how learning Arabic has shaped her future career path.
As we bid farewell to the second week of our Chinese, Russian, and Arabic language learning summer program, we can't help but reflect on the incredible progress made by our learners. From classes and cultural exploration to crafts and other fun activities, our learners embraced the beauty of languages and the wealth of cultures that accompany them.
شكراً ! Спасибо ! 谢谢 ! Thank you!