Performance Pictures are online!

14 Aug

We thank you all for waiting so patiently for us to put the pictures of your children’s performance up on the blog. You should find all the pictures of the performance under the Daily Activities tab located on the right hand side of the webpage. Enjoy!


Day 5 Performance Pictures

19 Jul

Unfortunately, the pictures are taking longer than originally anticipated. There are pictures up from before the performance, but the performance pictures will still take a couple days.

We apologize again for the inconvenience.

Day 5 Pictures

17 Jul

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to apologize for the delay in the pictures from Day 5. One of our teachers, 侯老师 (Hou Laoshi), took some amazing photos of the performance on Friday. Unfortunately, he headed back to China at 3 AM the next morning, so we’re still waiting for the pictures from him via email. The pictures will be up as soon as he sends them to me.

~冉老师 (Ran Laoshi)


Daily Activities

9 Jul

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that 苏老师 (Su Laoshi) and I will be updating the blog everyday with pictures of the activities the students do. Most of the pictures will probably be collages, so to view a larger version of the collage, simply click the image.


~冉老师 (Ran Laoshi)

Reminders for Sunday

5 Jul

Dear students and parents,

In just a few days, we will start our Chinese adventure! I would like to remind every one of a few things:

1. Please ensure that you arrive on time for check-in.  Check in is at 2:15 and then the nurse will be available at 3:00.

2. Please do not forget to bring in a copy of your family photo AND send Ou Laoshi a digital picture.  Why do I need a digital picture of you?  You will be doing a digital project about your family.

3. Do not forget to bring your bathing suit, sunblock, comfortable shoes, towels and linens. You may also bring some snacks as well.

See everyone on Sunday!

Ou Laoshi 欧老师

Welcome! (欢迎欢迎)

2 Jul

家长,学生们大家好!Hello parents and students!

Welcome to the 2012 ACC-Hamilton STARTALK Student program!  We are very excited to have everyone on campus. Next week is going to be filled with exciting Chinese language and cultural activities. Each day, there will be two language classes and two cultural introductions in the morning as well as afternoon language lab time,  additional cultural activities and a physically activity.  During the evening, students will spend time working on homework, practicing for their cultural performance,  and watch a Chinese movie or two. Moreover, during the evening, students will also have “phone time” to call home and down time to reflect on their day.

As you can see students will have the opportunity to explore and learn new things about Chinese language and culture. Therefore, on the final day program day, we will be using our new found skills to put on a show for family and friends.

Lastly, during the week, this blog will updated each evening with photos and descriptions of our daily activities so that everyone can stay involved.

If you have any questions or comments, please email or post them on the blog.

I look forward to meeting everyone!


Lisa Podbilski 欧老师