Good news! The Chinese program at the University of Nevada, Reno received the TO START UP federal grant again.

This webpage is under construction. (Our program will have more to offer the local community). Please check back in Fall 2022 for detailed program information. Registration will open in fall 2022. (There is no Chinese summer camp in summer 2022).

Please see below for a brief summary of the program. For any inquiries, please contact Lin Li Hall, Chinese Language Program Manager.

About the Chinese Language and Culture Program

The University of Nevada’s Reno STARTALK Chinese Program will run a one-year program open to middle and high school students (grades 7-12) in Nevada. The cost is free for all students and will offer a beginner level course for students who have no prior knowledge of Chinese, as well as a course for students at different skill levels. Classes will be offered both in-person (at Wooster High School, Reno, NV) and online (live, with teacher-student interaction in the target Chinese language). Pre- and post-camp activities will take place once a week with a 90-minute after-school instructional period in Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 (14 weeks per semester for three semesters with a total of 63 hours of instruction), with rolling registration.

The summer camp will last two weeks with 60 hours of instruction (June 19 to June 30, 2023, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and will only be offered in person on the NUR campus .

Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on, learner-centered activities in the target language and interact with native Chinese speakers to gain authentic cultural experience and be motivated to continue studying Chinese at the next level.

Time, place and cost

Courses offered spring 2023, summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024.
University of Nevada, Reno campus and some online
The cost is free. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Program manager

  • Lin Li Hall, Chinese teacher and president of the Chinese language program

Contact for more information

Lin Li Room