STARTALK is a component of the federal National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). It seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the US. Its mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development.



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2018 University of Hawai‘i Chinese Language Camp

2018 Chinese Language Teacher Training Institute

2018 Daily Schedule


Jialin Sun (Sunny)
Center for Chinese Studies/Confucius Institute
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1890 East-West Rd. Moore Hall #417
Honolulu, HI, 96822
Office: (808) 956-2663