Project Chinese, designed for students in grades 1-12, is a three-year extracurricular program comprised of three components. The opportunities described below are offered to students in participating districts. Click here to see a video invitation to join Project Chinese.
Students meet face-to-face at the beginning of each semester for six weekly sessions. This component is offered at multiple sites, including the Myers Education Center and Southern Adirondack Education Center. It is also available via Distance Learning.
Online activities are introduced during the after-school component and continue for 12 weeks each semester. Asynchronous activities, which provide flexibility for busy students, are offered via Blackboard and incorporate other cutting-edge technology such as VoiceThread. Synchronous activities, which provide face-to-face communication, are offered via webcam tutoring sessions.
Combining the fun of summer camp and enrichment of language immersion, this component is the culmination of the year's activities. This unique opportunity is offered in Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa for two weeks in July. (New students interested in joining Project Chinese are also invited to explore Chinese language and culture via a summer camp experience.) Please register using the form under "related files" at the bottom of the webpage.
Relationships with Students from Sister School in China
As a member of the Hanban-Asia Society Confucius Classroom Network, Project Chinese is developing a sister school connection that will link students in our region to students in China.
Scholarships to Study in China
Project Chinese students will receive scholarship information about opportunities such as those provided by the United States federal government's 100,000 Strong Initiative and the Chinese government's Confucius Classroom Network.
Chinese for Parents
Adult Continuing Education offers evening Chinese classes for parents and other interested adults.
Please contact us if you have any questions:
Kim Wegner, Lead Coordinator for Innovative Programs
Ballard Road Conference Center
267 Ballard Road, Suite 5
Wilton, NY 12831
Phone: (518) 581-3580