2015 Student Chinese Language Summer Program

Dear All,

We are very happy to announce that the application of our 2015 TROY-STARTALK Student Chinese Language Summer Program has started. It is a government initiative to encourage Americans to learn critical languages. This is the fifth year we offer this program. All the teachers have more than 20 years of teaching experience. More information about this year’s application is as follows.

Dates: June 28-July 12, 2015
Location: Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Application fee: $50 application deposit (refundable upon registration).
Please make the check payable to Troy University-Confucius Institute Foundation.
Application Deadline: April 30th, 2015
Contact: Tingting Xiong
E-mail: startalk@troy.edu
Tel: 334-808-6154
Fax: 334-808-6320

NOTICE: WHEN YOU MAIL BACK YOUR MATERIALS TO US, PLEASE WRITE "TROY-STARTALK STUDENT PROGRAM" ON THE BACK OF THE ENVELOPE.

Program Description
STARTALK is a government initiative to increase the number of Americans learning critical needs languages. The STARTALK program pays tuition for high school students to learn Chinese language and culture at Troy University during the summer time.

The National Foreign Language Centre at the University of Maryland has awarded the STARTALK grant to select schools across the nation, including many key universities.

High school students (including incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, as well as newly graduated high school students) learn communicative ability as well as cultural awareness from experienced native language teachers at Troy University's lively, task-based classes.

One of STARTALK’s benefits is that there is no cost other than a refundable $50.00 application fee. Successful STARTALK students receive three college credits for adult education from Troy University and are prepared to enter the next level of language instruction during the fall semester. The admissions process is selective.
Students applying for TROY STARTALK 2015 Chinese Program must submit the following by the April 30, 2015 application deadline date:

STARTALK Application form for admission which must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and school guidance counselor or Chinese language teacher.

  • $50 application fee (refundable upon registration), payable to Troy University-Confucius Institute Foundation
  • Official School Transcript
  • Teacher/Counselor recommendation
  • A completed essay (400 words maximum), on Why You Want to Learn Chinese
Apply Now!