We wanted to give you an inside look at Chinese Summer Camp 2015. So, we gave our campers pencils, paper, and some time to write down what they think. The best part? They wrote it in Chinese! Below are the translations to English and the original journal entries. Happy reading!
At school, I studied Chinese characters and lots of other connected things. I really liked the field trips. I went to Yuyuan Garden, Tianzifang, and Wuzhen. All those places were really fun. I really liked this summer camp; I had a lot of fun.
The Story of My Day
I start class at 9 am. In the morning, for three hours, I study Chinese. My favorite classes are video classes and character writing. The teachers gave us Tom and Jerry cartoons and then told us to tell a story. Then we wrote down that story. I had a lot of fun.
In the afternoon, we usually went outside to play. My favorite day was when we went to the Natural History Museum. It’s a fun place. Inside, they have a lot, a lot of dinosaurs. They were my favorite part.
In the culture classes, I painted a mask, ate zongzi for Dragonboat Festival, learned the story behind Dragonboat Festival, and because I knew the story of Quyuan and could tell the rest of the group, I got a small prize and I was very happy. I also drew him as a dragon and a dragon boat.
I studied for two weeks. I studied a lot of things and had a lot of fun with other campers. After I go back to Singapore, I will miss That’s Mandarin.
Group Photo from the Shanghai Natural History Museum