---Language & Cultural Center
A nonprofit organization
53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401; 207-990-0710 /1-888-769-6688;

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For child grade under 4         At Husson University

If you are in grades 4-12, please go to STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

(207) 990-0710;

This camp provides a standards-based, intensive summer Chinese language and culture curriculum for children through an immersion model that will make learning the language fun and unforgettable.

Summer language camp for children has been offered at the School since 2005. It is the only such program in the State. In the past evelen (11) summers, more than 1000 K-12 graders from Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Virginia joined the program. The feedback showed all campers enjoyed the experience. Some students have been registered for five years in a row. This unique program has been attracted media attention.


Basic Day Camp:

Explore the Chinese history, culture and geography
Learn the basics of the Chinese language
Calligraphy, folk art, paper-cutting, and kite flying
Visit Chinese restaurants and order food in Chinese
Instructional field trips to Chinese community and other places
Tai Qi (traditional Chinese physical and mental exercise)
Appreciation of Chinese music, opera and instruments, and acrobats
Create the Magical Dragon and learn the dragon dance
Build the Great Wall with computer technology
Cook Chinese food, such as, make dumplings
The "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" and playing Ping Pong

Intermediate and Advanced Camp:

Learn the intermediate and advanced level of the Chinese language;
What was the earliest "computer"; how did it work - learn Chinese Abacus;
Learning Chinese chess and mahjong;
Learn how to play music instrument, Erhu;
Chinese positive philosophies - Confucius thoughts, customs and etiquette;
The application of Chinese dictionary, and the skills of translation China’s business environment through the analysis of business cases; Use computer technology to write Chinese characters

Dr. Suzhong Tian, an instructor at the University of Maine.
Ms. Jing Zhang, a certified teacher of Chinese; president of BCS and PCS; director of Chinese Dragon Camp; adjunct faculty of Umaine, Husson University and Montessori School.
Ms. Xuemei Li, an Associate Professor in Heilongjiang Education Center for International Exchange and Hanban guest Chinese teacher. She is one of master teachers of STARTALK Student Program.
Ms. Haiyan Yu, a Professor in Heilongjiang Education Institute and Hanban guest Chinese teacher. She is Chinese master teacher in Washington Academy and Bangor Chinese School.

Date: 6/24-28, 7/1-7/5 and 7/8-12 on Bangor area, and 8/12-16 on Portland area
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.(before and after care is availuble).
Fees: Tuition $250 per week, including lunch
Location: Husson University at Bangor/Portland

How to register?

Please download the registration form and rerurn it with payment to: 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.

For more information, please call Jing at (207) 990-0710;or email us at

Lunch & snacks:
Food is energy to a camper. We offer lunch (Chinese food) and snacks to children: dumplings, noodles, rice, dishes, fruits, juice and more.

Chinese traditional style (Tang dynasty) clothes and made of silk with different colors.

"Learn Chinese language, explore Chinese culture, enjoy Chinese food and wear Chinese traditional clothes--all about Chinese for a week! Cool!!"

- Campers of 2007


The Future Speaks Chinese

For children to learn a foreign language, the younger the better!