Summer Language Camps
FRENCH, GERMAN, AND SPANISH CAMPS
2014 Dates and Fees to be announced in late February.
Qualified students may participate in French, German, and Spanish language camps. One week in duration, the camps provide cultural and recreational activities geared to the high school student's language proficiency level.
Summer Language Camp Brochure and Application will be posted on late Feruary 2014
Please note that high school camps are not for college credit.
Foreign Language camps in French, German and Spanish are taught by certified high school teachers on the Millersville University campus using the facilities and the resources of the Foreign Language Summer Graduate School. French and Spanish camp participants must have had two years of the language and be at least 15 years old. German camp participants must have some basic knowledge of the German language.
Participants are required to use the target language at all official camp functions and activities. Participants attend classes in language and culture in the mornings, where they learn grammar, have the opportunity to practice conversation and see films and videos. The afternoon activities include: games, sports, computer training with foreign language software, songs, theater skits, poetry readings, cooking ethnic foods and excursions to places of historical interest or ethnic restaurants in Lancaster County and the surrounding area.
In the evenings, there are activities e.g. dancing, singing, more skits and, at the end of the week, a talent show, costume party, or DJ'ed Dance. Students are encouraged to bring musical instruments and participate actively in musical events. Feedback has been quite positive, with many participants indicating that they had learned a great deal during the week.
Students are housed in double rooms in a residence hall near the Student Memorial Center. Instructors are housed on the same floor as camp participants and are always available for consultation, informal discussion or advice. Meals are taken in Gordinier Dining Hall where camp participants sit together at reserved tables and converse informally in the language of the camp. Participants have access to the Millersville University Student Memorial Center which has game rooms, a TV lounge and a snack bar. Millersville Borough is a community of less than 10,000 which is mostly residential. It has a small park, a few shops and restaurants and a swimming pool.
Strict adherence to the camp regulations is required. Students are restricted to the Millersville campus and are required to observe the housing rules and regulations. Willful violations of the rules are grounds for dismissal from the camp.
For more information contact:
Dr. Leroy Hopkins
Director, Summer Language Camps
Department of Foreign Languages
Millersville, PA 17551
Phone: (717) 872-3526
If you have participated in the High School camp this year, please feel free to fill out this survey to let us know how to improve the program for next year.