Chinese Program for Grades 6th-12th

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Sessions II June 19th - July 7th: Middle School & High School Students 6th-12th grades

This session is intended for beginning or novice laungage learners. Students with previous study of Chinese may apply, using the same application form. We will place them into either a beginning or contunuation class, based ono our evaluation of their level. Both classes will include language lessons, arts and crafts, games, singing, dancing, and other cultural activities. Due to federal funding, our middle and high school program is offered at no cost.

A completed application consists of four items:

  1. An application form, submitted online (go to link below)
  2. A report card (middle school) or transcript (high school); this can be unofficial and can be scanned and sent to
  3. A teacher recommendation (for the form, click on the link at the bottom of the page)
  4. A Guidance Counselor form (click on the link a the bottom of the page)


In addition to the online form applicants also need to submit a transcript and the teacher recommendation and guidance counselor forms, which are below.

Teacher Recommendation Form

Have a younger student who is interested? Learn about our elementary school program

**Startalk is a component program of the National Strategic Language Initiative (NSLI). To learn more about Startalk:

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Email Us:

Professor Ben Semple
Project Director
(509) 313-6721

Yvonne Quigley
Lead Instructor
Office Location: CG 031-F

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