Maryland Chinese Language Institute Chinese Speech and Debate Summer Camp is started at Washington D.C., USA. The camp includes debate skill instructing and guidance, debate competition, and Ivy University in-depth visits. Students will use both Chinese and English to learn vocabulary, practical debate skills, and psychological adjustment techniques during the seven-day study camp. At the same time, student can experience American campus culture and learn Chinese culture. Living on campus can also enhance students’ debate literacy and personal literacy.
Maryland Chinese Language Institute in Washington, DC, is a Nonprofit organization that has powerful Chinese language learning projects. Maryland Chinese language institute operates in a historical campus which is established in 1927 and has become a leading international center for research and education in Chinese language, literature, history, and translation. It has since then remained committed to the promotion of Chinese heritage and the integration of Chinese and Western scholarship. Through the efforts of our founders and their successors, for over 100 years the School has built a fine tradition of scholarship and inquiry. At present, the MCLI consists of three units: the degree Proper, the Chinese Language classroom Programmer (CLCP), and the Chinese Language testing (HSK), which are all focused on the common mission of providing advanced Chinese education that is informed by cutting-edge research. We remain the only unit within the institute where the medium of instruction is Chinese, including both Putonghua and Cantonese. As one of the most valuable extracurricular academic activities in the Western education system, debates and speeches are widely studied in the United States and even globally. The debate members of major colleges and universities in the United States regularly organize large-scale inter-college invitational tournaments every year to attract outstanding debaters in the United States. It can even be said that students who are able to debate are more likely to get an offer and a scholarship from Ivy League universities. The speech debating team members are the future leaders. Lulu Zhang, professional Language Arts Teacher，Oral Communication Teacher and Radio Host in Chinese Program, gave a scientific explanation of the pros and cons of the speech debate entitled “Speech Debate in Chinese language”. She pointed out that there is enough evidence to prove that the speech debate can highly improve student’s logical thinking, analytical skills, self-confidence, self-esteem, student’s oral, writing skills, organizational skills, and teamwork. The elite members of speech debate team cultivated by elite schools are more competitive and higher leading skills. Most of the debaters eventually became leaders of the political, judiciary, academia, and business. In the summer of 2022, we will organize middle school and high school students who are interested in the debate to participate in our classes. They will participate in a series of short-term, high-intensity courses and training activities together with their peers from the United States and around the world to discuss debate skills and exchange ideas by Chinese. Overseas classes help students develop their ability to debate in cross-cultural exchanges and competitions, to improve their debate skills, and to prepare for the national debate on the league. A total of 12 outstanding members will be recruited in US.
From: Aug 15, 2022
To: Aug 27, 2022
08/15 Check-in at Maryland Chinese Language Institute Campus
08/16 Ice breakers and grouping, introducing public speaking and debate structure, cross debate class
08/17 Debate Course, Simulation Exercise
08/18 Debate Course, Simulation Exercise
08/19 The first round of the simulation contest; language and culture courses, one-on-one coaching; and the second and third rounds of the simulation contest
08/20 Speech Enhancement Training, Case Study Promotion Course
08/21 The fourth, the fifth, and the sixth round of the simulation games, one-on-one coaching
08/22 Speech Enhancement Training and Case Studies to Improve Curriculum instructing
08/23 Judges / Audience Adaptation Course, Simulation Competition Round seven, Final Speech Simulation Course
08/24 Simulation Debate Final Round
08/25 Chinese Embassy Tour
- Experience the cultural inheritance of universities in China
- Professional-level coaching lineup, comprehensive exercise of professional knowledge and practical skills;
- Intensive and compact course schedule,
- Learn from the best high school students from China and compete on the same stage;
- A letter of recommendation from the best defensive coach in the HSK Testing center.
- Receive Maryland Chinese Language Institute Course Certificate of Completion - the fast track for applying the top schools in China;
- Develop critical thinking, public speaking, information gathering and analysis, teamwork, and cross-cultural communication skills
- Chinese ability is greatly improved, and easy to take HSK score!
Course price $1850.00 USD
Grade 8-12 students, able to speak, read, write, and speak English fluently
Contact: Alex Wang
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