ERIC Number: ED233602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language Camps at the College Level.
Griswold, Jean S.
Information on Colorado State University's foreign language camps for college students is presented. Advantages of the following two models for camps are identified: a single language camp, and a combination multi-language camp with four languages (Spanish, French, German, and Chinese). Features of the camps include: speaking in the foreign language (except for Chinese), games and activities that encourage talking, and weekend scheduling. In addition to three organizational procedures for starting the camps, a detailed planning schedule is presented, along with four examples of past schedules for language camps. Attention is also directed to funding the camps, participants (students and native speakers), and effective publicity methods. Guidelines for resource persons (foreign students who serve as native speakers) are provided, as well as a sample foreign language camp evaluation questionnaire. It is concluded that benefits of the camps for students are threefold: U.S. students felt motivated to learn a foreign language, the foreign students (native speakers) enjoyed the chance to promote study of their language, and all students and faculty had the opportunity to interact with people across linguistic and cultural boundaries. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Colorado State University; Language Camps