Dozens of high school students and teachers from China are at Arkansas Tech for the next two weeks for a summer language camp.
In all, 26 students and 8 teachers from Tanghu High School in Chengdu, China, are attending the camp that is being hosted by the International and Multicultural Student Services Office and the English Language Institute.
Amy Pennington, director of the Arkansas Tech International and Multicultural Student Services Office, says the camp purpose of the camp is to help introduce “these Chinese high school students to American culture, teach English language skills and introduce them to life at Arkansas Tech University.”
During the camp, the students will spend each morning in classes such as English lessons, writing skills and reading skills.
Each afternoon and evening the students will have the opportunity to experience the culture in America by attending excursions. Some of the planned excursions include a visit to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, an Arkansas Travelers baseball game and several other activities.
Pennington says Arkansas Tech began looking at the idea of hosting a summer language camp after a trip to China this past spring.