2024 Summer Camp to Learn Arabic or Russian

Attend a Free 2024 Summer Camp to Learn Arabic or Russian

When are the Camps?

July 2023
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

How Much Does the Camp Cost?

The program is free. There is no cost for students!

Who Can Register for the Camps?

Rising 7th through 12th-grade students in Prince William County for the Fall of 2024-25.

When is the Deadline to Register?

To be determined. The registration information will be shared with families through SchoolStatus and the World Language teachers in all the middle and high schools in PWCS.

What Will Students Learn?

Students will have the opportunity to explore learning Arabic or Russian, two languages in high demand in the workforce in our region of Northern Virginia, through four curriculum units: Personal and school connections, community connections, interdisciplinary connections, and career connections.

The pre-camp, three-week in-person summer camp, and post-camp activities are carefully and intentionally designed to introduce the students to the Arabic and Russian-speaking peoples and their cultures throughout the globe and to the new opportunities and future possibilities learning these languages can offer in their career pathways and their lives in general.

Classes will immerse the students in the target language for 90% of the instructional time, integrating Arabic and Russian vocabulary with basic language phrases, cross-cultural products, practices, and perspectives while engaging students in interdisciplinary projects, field trips, and activities. Some examples of cultural activities include virtual tours of places where people speak the language; they will explore art, food, music, and other entertainment.

While focusing on the two languages and cultures of the Arabic and Russian-speaking worlds, the broader goal is to emphasize the value added by being bilingual or multilingual and open new cultures and experiences.

Whom can I contact for more information?

Contact Viviana Quiceno, Administrative Coordinators for World Languages and Director of the STARTALK Arabic or Russian Summer Camps at quicencv@pwcs.edu or call her at 703-791-7426.