Summer Academy Blog

Big Moves: Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) at Swarthmore

July 2, 2014

In one of our afternoon activities, students learned  about Chinese Chess orxiangqi in today’s class with Xie Laoshi! From pao to bing to ma and ju, we learned how to hold our own against the best! Whether in... read more

ELECTION DAY - Who Will Be the next President?

July 1, 2014

Our students are learning about Spanish politics. Continuing to gain a deeper understanding of Spanish culture and language, our students held elections to vote for their “president” in the morning assembly. -Alejandro Saravia .hero { display:... read more

Practice Makes Perfect!

July 1, 2014

Study time is a time specifically set aside for students to reflect on the day’s activities and lessons, as well as practice their new language abilities with other classmates. It is a very important part of the learning process and we couldn’t be... read more

Weekend Excursion to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

July 1, 2014

When you hear Beijing, there are two places sure to come to mind: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. For our first weekend in Beijing we decided to bring the students to these incredible sights as a great way to understand Chinese history and... read more

French and Chinese Academies Enjoy Activity Time

July 1, 2014

Activity time yesterday was a blast for both the French and Chinese Academies! The French Academy took advantage of the shaded quad near Smith Campus Center and played some games on the lawn. Students hung out and competed as the late afternoon sun... read more

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