STAR LANGUAGE COLLEGE believes  that a thorough command of  language including a command by scientific technological language is important for participation  in public communication and science Technology by its students. Because of this belief English communication camps have  been established as part  of the  curriculum for students.  The confusion  that can  arise from misunderstandings  between cultures  and  languages  was  recognized by  the  management  and  staff  of  the  college,  so  a  special planned curriculum for English communication camps was documented and evaluated. Foreign Experts and Counselors  were engaged,  and a  controlled environment  set up  to  simulate an  English speaking situation. During a  ten-day camp students  are able to  attempt effective communication with  people of different cultures, customs and  attitudes. They have the  opportunity to make themselves understood  in another language and to  adapt to social life by  mixing with others and discussing practice,  custom and usage  of another  language  and social  system.  As  a result,  students  can begin  to  see themselves  as successful readers, participants and  communication in the public arena.  Post-camp evaluation revealed that students  could use skills  they have learned  at the  camp. The evidence  suggested that these  skills could be transferred, not only to  their studies and personal lives but made communication  with friends, school-mates  and  parents  much  more  effective.   Importantly,  the  evidence  indicated  that  students realized  that  knowledge, understanding  and  communication  in  another  language  and culture  could enrich their own  lives and was a  positive influence in planning  for their future. Effective exposures  to other languages and  cultures can provide alternatives and  positive influences in the students’ lives  and that of their families.

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A language’s learning and communication can influenceman’s life and improve life quality

Mei Li   The Star Foreign Language College of Kunming

STAR LANGUAGE COLLEGE believes  that a thorough command of  language including a command by scientific technological language is important for participation  in public communication and science Technology by its students. Because of this belief English communication camps have  been established as part  of the  curriculum for students.  The confusion  that can  arise from misunderstandings  between cultures  and  languages  was  recognized by  the  management  and  staff  of  the  college,  so  a  special planned curriculum for English communication camps was documented and evaluated. Foreign Experts and Counselors  were engaged,  and a  controlled environment  set up  to  simulate an  English speaking situation. During a  ten-day camp students  are able to  attempt effective communication with  people of different cultures, customs and  attitudes. They have the  opportunity to make themselves understood  in another language and to  adapt to social life by  mixing with others and discussing practice,  custom and usage  of another  language  and social  system.  As  a result,  students  can begin  to  see themselves  as successful readers, participants and  communication in the public arena.  Post-camp evaluation revealed that students  could use skills  they have learned  at the  camp. The evidence  suggested that these  skills could be transferred, not only to  their studies and personal lives but made communication  with friends, school-mates  and  parents  much  more  effective.   Importantly,  the  evidence  indicated  that  students realized  that  knowledge, understanding  and  communication  in  another  language  and culture  could enrich their own  lives and was a  positive influence in planning  for their future. Effective exposures  to other languages and  cultures can provide alternatives and  positive influences in the students’ lives  and that of their families.

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