CoolChinese, A Pitt Chinese Summer Camp

CoolChinese:  A Chinese Language and Culture Camp

EALL will offer an non-residential, intensive Chinese language and culture program for high school students beginning in the summer of 2019.  This new program, called CoolChinese, builds on the legacy of STARTALK Chinese that has now been discontinued at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dates for Summer 2019 are June 24 - July 12, 2019. 

Eligibility:  9th - 11th grade students who have little or no experience of learning Chinese language

Application deadline:  April 15, 2019

Application checklist: 

  1. An online application form
  2. An electronic copy of your most up-to-date academic transcript.
  3. A recommendation form from your teacher or counselor
  4. A personal statement essay.

Typical daily schedule:

10:00-10:20:  Outside time
10:30-11:00:  Class 1
11:10-11:50:  Class 2
12:00-13:00:  Lunch break (Bring your own lunch)
13:00-13:40:  Class 3
13:50-14:20:  Language buddy
14:30-15:30:  Culture activity 

Program Highlights: 

  • Full tuition covered
  • Complimentary learning materials provided
  • Small class size
  • One-on-one practice with native Chinese speakers
  • A wide range of cultural activities


Sponsored by EALL, Pitt Confucius Institute, and Asian Studies Center