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The goal of the Global Citizen Summer Camp is to continue (or start) children’s understanding of how and why people in the world differ and how to interact and move through the world with respect, openness and curiosity. The best, and arguably only, way to start the development of intercultural competence is by learning to express oneself in a different language and not having the convenience of one’s native language to tell others “what’s what;” it is the ability to meet at a new level in order to interact effectively and appropriately.
During the morning sessions of the camp, Ohio State undergraduate students will teach full-immersion small group language lessons (3-6 children) in four different languages followed by a culture lesson taught in English. In the afternoons, a graduate student will provide instruction and activities on global issues, lead small groups in playing international games, and guide individual and group reflection on living in a globalized world and what it means to be a global citizen. This camp is a win-win for everyone: children, Ohio State undergraduate students and a graduate student.
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Our goal is to provide a number of scholarships and snacks for the kids, and help fund the financial needs of the Global Citizen Summer Camp in 2020.
Listen here to Prof. Aski talk about the importance of learning world languages in our increasingly interconnected world.