ERIC Number: ED306927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Camps.
Griswold, Jean S.
The Colorado State University Foreign Language Weekend Camps (also called the "Poor Man's Study Abroad") are described in this report. Developed to provide an international component and a mini foreign experience for the university's students, the camps are designed to accomplish several purposes including: to offer both foreign and United States students an intercultural experience; to give foreign students an opportunity to assist their U.S. counterparts in learning another language and culture; and to provide an opportunity for U.S. students studying a foreign language to immerse themselves in that language for a weekend. The camps are organized by the students themselves and are virtually self-supporting. The target audience includes students currently in language classes and those who wish to keep up with languages previously learned. Community members are encouraged to attend if space permits. The program provides opportunities to practice the language through games, music, dancing, discussions, slide shows, and sports. Languages taught include French, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Japanese. Appended are: a flyer advertising the foreign language camps; language camp schedules; and an international programs volunteer authorization form. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Day Camp Programs, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Intercultural Programs, Language Fluency, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, State Universities, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.