The College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Chinese and Swahili followed by a year-long guided online course. Students will achieve Intermediate-Low proficiency by the end of the College Readiness Academy while earning high school language credit.
Students select either the Chinese track or the Swahili track. Both tracks attend courses at the residential institute at the University of Oregon in Eugene, July 8-27, 2012. Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the University of Oregon’s numerous language and cultural resources.
After the institute, students will take the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. These thematic units feature content and issues from the language’s culture. Hermes will help students achieve and document their language learning progress, and is essential to the long-term goal of sustainable learning.
Applications are now available. Tuition is charged for the Chinese program; the Swahili program tuition is waived for qualified applicants.
For full details go to http://cra.uoregon.edu