Tuesday, February 19, 2019

World Language Summer Camps 2019

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This summer we are pleased to offer half-day camps in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic, as well as a FULL DAY Spanish camp.
Don't miss out on this opportunity for your kids to learn a language through these fun-filled language camps, taught through art, games, activities, and cooking.
Separate camps are available for ages 4-7 and 8-13.
Scholarships available through the City of Bozeman Parks & Recreation Department. Please contact the main office at 406-582-2290 for more information. 


See our full list of camps below!
This year, Summer Language Camps will mainly take place at the historic Story Mansion! This inspirational learning space makes for a beautiful classroom, inside and outside!

Arabic

Learn to speak and write Arabic through an interactive and fun-filled Arabic Language camp!
Ages 7-13
Session 1: July 8-12, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
Session 2: July 15-19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): $100 city of Bozeman residents; $140 nonresidents 
Coach : Mohamad Abdalla


Chinese  
An exciting camp filled with cooking and crafts, students will learn about Chinese language and culture through fun, hands-on experiences!
Ages 4-7
Session 1: July 15-19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
Session 2: July 22-26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): $170 city of Bozeman residents; $238 nonresidents
Coach: Christina Clark 

Ages 8-13
Session 1: July 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 2: July 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): $170 city of Bozeman residents; $238 nonresidents
Coach: Lin Jia Ying 

French
With Gigi Swenson and Hannah Meeks: A French language camp that celebrates language learning through song and engaging activities that incorporate the Music Lingua teaching model.

With Hannah Jacobsma: A vibrant camp that focuses on learning about French language and culture through play and creativity while playing camp games, having talent shows, and learning basic life skills such as cooking and baking bread.

Ages 4-7
Session 1: July 8-12, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (Coach Gigi Swenson)
Session 2: July 15-19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Coach Hannah Jacobsma)
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session):  $170 city of Bozeman residents; $238 nonresidents
Coaches: Gigi Swenson and Hannah Jacobsma 

Ages 8-12
Session1: July 8-12, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Coach Hannah Meeks)
Session 2: July 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Coach Hannah Jacobsma)
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): $170 city of Bozeman residents; $238 nonresidents
Coaches: Hannah Meeks and Hannah Jacobsma 

Spanish Full Day Program
Enjoy a full 6 hour day of Spanish immersion with 2019 MT Language Teacher of the Year, Kristen Wolf! This camp is filled with dynamic storytelling, activities, games, and cooking.

Ages 5-13
Session 1: July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: July 22-26, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lindley Park, 1102 E. Curtiss Ave.
Fee (per session): $240 city of Bozeman residents; $336 nonresidents
Coach: Kristen Wolf


Spanish Half-Day Program
This camp will focus on Spanish language and culture through fun activities, games, and cooking.

Ages 4-7
Session 1: July 8-12, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Coach Paola Torres)
Session 2: July 15-19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Coach Paola Torres)

Session 3: July 15-19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Coach Kristen Wolf)
Session 4: July 22-26, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Coach Ellie Nolan)
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): $170 city of Bozeman residents; $238 nonresidents
Coaches: Paola Torres and Ellie Nolan

Ages 8-13
Session 1: July 15-19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Coach Paola Torres)
Session 2: July 22-26, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Coach Paola Torres)
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): $170 city of Bozeman residents; $238 nonresidents
Coaches: Kristen Wolf and Paola Torres 

Spanish Heritage Program
Does your family speak primarily Spanish at home? At this camp your child will celebrate their Spanish heritage alongside their Spanish heritage peers! They will practice reading and writing in Spanish, sing songs, play games, and talk about their heritage. This camp is to build and maintain children's Spanish language skills and literacy, and to stay connected to their native language!

Ages 6-11
Session 1: July 22-26, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.
Fee (per session): TBD (Grant-based discount likely, final cost available by March 1)
Coaches: Alicia Solis de Paz and Evelyn Paz 

Meet our Summer
Language Coaches! 

Spanish Coaches ~
Kristen Wolf 
Has her Masters in Spanish Language Education, is a mentor coach and Spanish coach for WLI-MT, teaches at Bozeman Field School, and was named 2019 MT Teacher of the Year! Her teaching style is engaging and often uses the art of storytelling. 
Paola Torres
Has a degree in Spanish education, is a former WLI-MT coach, and is a Montessori pre-school educator. She currently teaches High School Spanish in Helena.



Ellie Nolan  
She is originally from Missoula, MT and has lived in Peru. She loves working with young students and is currently a K-5 WLI-MT coach. Ellie is honored and excited to be a part of the World Language Initiative by sharing her knowledge, experiences, and passion for language and culture with students.




Alicia Solis de Paz and Evelyn Paz 
Alicia taught elementary school for 20 years in Peru and will be leading the program with the assistance of her daughter, Evelyn, who is currently a professor of Spanish at MSU.

Assistant Spanish Coach 
Emmie Belleisle 
Emmie is an MSU student excited to spend her summer learning and growing as a teacher and sharing her love of the Spanish language! 


Arabic Coach ~
Mohamad Abdalla 
 An MSU student and WLI-MT coach, Mohamed is native to Egypt and has experience as an Arabic tutor. He is very excited to teach his native language to Bozeman area youth!
Chinese Coaches ~
Christina Clark 
Christina learned to speak Mandarin while living in Taiwan as a missionary. 
She is delighted to share her love of the people and culture with Bozeman area youth this summer! As an experienced WLI-MT coach and Hour of Enrichment coach, Christina delivers language through art-based and cooking activities. 

Lin Jia Ying 
Lin is a native Taiwanese and Mandarin speaker, and has taught Chinese for three years with WLI-MT. With immersive activities, Lin integrates cultural art, music and group activities to involve her students in her lessons.

French Coaches ~
Gigi Swenson
 Gigi is a WLI-MT French coach and creator of the Music Lingua program. 
She grew up in a German-speaking household, studied in both France and Mexico, and holds a degree in modern languages from Montana State UniversityShe uses the art of song to teach students the French language in a fun and dynamic way.

Hannah Meeks
An experienced elementary and middle school teacher who uses her background in drama and music to bring language to life! Hannah is passionate about exposing young children to the beautiful French language and culture and looks forward to a great summer of language learning! 




Hannah Jacobsma 
Hannah has her degree in French language and spent a year teaching English in France. She is thrilled to be a French Coach with WLI-MT and share the beauty of French language with her students! She uses her skills as an adventure camp guide to make language learning a fun-filled adventure!

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