STARTALK 2007 Summer Program Information

2007 Arabic Student Programs

Arlington Public Schools

Arlington, VA
Summer Exploratory and Enrichment for Arabic
July 9-July 27, 2007
http://www.arlington.k12.va.us

Two courses will be offered: one exploratory, and one maintenance and enrichment for those who have completed Arabic I, helping to expand, enhance, and support the existing courses offered during the school year.

Beloit College

Beloit, WI
A Lifetime of Adventure: Summer Intensive Arabic Language Study at Beloit
June 9-August 10, 2007
http://www.summerlanguages.com

Beloit will provide talented high school students the opportunity to complete a year's worth of Arabic language training in nine weeks.

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
BYU Summer Arabic Camp
July 23-August 17, 2007
http://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalk/

Twelve high school students will complete the equivalent of BYU's Arabic 101 course, reaching at least Intermediate Low proficiency in speaking and reading Arabic.

Charlestown High School

Boston, MA
The Arabic Summer Academy
June 22-July 20, 2007
http://Boston.k12.ma.us/Charlestown/Arabic

We look forward to welcoming forty students to our summer enrichment program for five weeks of intensive language learning and cultural experience. Ahlan wasahlan!

Chicago Public Schools, Arabic Language Institute (ALI)

Chicago, IL
Student Language Institute
June 18-July 13, 2007 (4 weeks)
http://www.cps.k12.il.us
http://www.olce.org

20 students currently enrolled in High School Arabic Level 1 will continue studies via a 4-week intensive summer program in a university setting in preparation for Arabic Level 2.

Concordia Language Villages

Moorhead, MN
Authentic Learning, Authentic Teaching: Arabic Language Acquisition in Context
July 2-July 28, 2007
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org

Two- and four-week scholarships are available for 40 high school students to participate in the Arabic Language Village. Both Programs are cultural- and language-immersion settings for beginning to advanced speakers.

Howard Community College

Columbia, MD
Intensive Critical Language Learning Experience for County High School Students
June 18-August 9, 2007
http://www.howardcc.edu/academics/academic_divisions/English

Thirty high school students will be taught Modern Standard Arabic through a variety of techniques to develop skills in listening, speaking, writing, and reading and will receive 8 college credits for the 8-week program.

OneWorld Now!

Seattle, WA
OneWorld Now! Summer Language Camp
August 20-August 30, 2007
http://www.oneworldnow.org

An intensive 2-week summer language camp in Modern Standard Arabic will be organized for Seattle Public School Students.

2007 Chinese Student Programs

ACTFL/CLASS

Glastonbury, CT
Wallingford, CT
ACTFL/CLASS Discovering Chinese Summer Initiative for Students
July 2-July 27, 2007
http://www.actfl.org

Oral and written proficiency / cultural knowledge will progress significantly after an intensive four-week instructional program as measured by pre-and post-interviews and written tests.

Arlington Public Schools

Arlington, VA
Summer Exploratory and Enrichment for Chinese
July 9-July 27, 2007
http://www.arlington.k12.va.us

Two courses will be offered: one exploratory and one maintenance and enrichment for those who have completed Chinese I, helping to expand, enhance, and support the existing courses offered during the school year.

Beloit College

Beloit, WI
A Lifetime of Adventure: Summer Intensive Chinese Language Study at Beloit
June 9-August 10, 2007
http://www.summerlanguages.com

Beloit will provide talented high school students the opportunity to complete a year's worth of Chinese language training in nine weeks.

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
BYU Chinese Language Camp
July 23-August 17, 2007
http://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalk/

Twelve high school students will complete the equivalent of BYU's Chinese 101 course, reaching at least Intermediate Low proficiency in speaking and reading Chinese.

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
Bryant Summer High School Chinese Immersion Program
July 16-July 29, 2007
http://china.bryant.edu

This program is a Chinese language summer camp that includes two weeks of language studies where participating American students and teachers are paired with visiting Chinese high school students and teachers.

Chicago Public Schools, Chinese Language Institute (CLI)

Chicago, IL
Student Language Institute
June 18-July 13 (4 weeks), 2007
http://www.cps.k12.il.us
http://www.olce.org

The SLI program creates an opportunity for 20 students currently enrolled in high school Chinese Level 3 to continue their linguistic and cultural studies during Summer 2007 in a university setting in preparation for AP / Chinese Level 4.

China Institute

New York, NY
Chinese Summer Immersion Academy
July 30-August 24, 2007
http://www.chinainstitute.org/summer-academy/index.html

The Chinese Summer Immersion Academy at China Institute will offer a head start in Chinese to 20 selected New York metro-area high school students with no prior Chinese language background. The Academy will take place from 9:30-3:30, 5 days a week. Equivalent to one semester of high school Chinese, it will emphasize oral commmunication while also introducing learners to Chinese reading and writing, and to the richness of Chinese culture.

Concordia Language Villages

Moorhead, MN
Authentic Learning, Authentic Teaching: Chinese Language Acquisition in Context
July 2-August 11, 2007
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org

Two- and four-week scholarships are available for 40 high school students to participate in the Chinese Language Village. Both Programs are cultural- and language-immersion settings for beginning to advanced speakers.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus (ERAU)

Prescott, AZ
ERAU Upgrading Language Programs for High School Students
June 16-July 26, 2007
http://www.erau.edu/omni/pr/academicorgs/prcoaas/foreignlanguage.html

Three college credits will be offered to high school juniors and seniors in beginning Mandarin Chinese.

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI
A Chinese Language Immersion Sports Camp
July 8-July 28, 2007
http://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu

Sixty high school students with no previous experience in Chinese will learn Mandarin Chinese through total immersion in a sports camp where Chinese martial arts and ping-pong will be taught in Mandarin Chinese by People's Republic of China national-level champions in the sports.

Howard Community College

Columbia, MD
Intense Critical Language Learning Experience for County High School Students
June 18-August 9, 2007
http://www.howardcc.edu/academics/academic_divisions/English

Thirty high school students will be taught Mandarin Chinese (simplified) through a variety of techniques to develop skills in listening, speaking, writing, and reading and will receive 8 college credits for the 8-week program.

Hunter College

New York, NY
Intensive Chinese for High School Students
July 2-August 24, 2007
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/classics/chinese/summer.html

Students (50-60) will complete an equivalent of one year of beginning Chinese in a Chinese-only environment.

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS
Mississippi High School Short Pipeline Project
July 2-July 20, 2007
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/modern_languages/StarTalk.html

The project will provide thirty rising high school juniors and seniors in North Mississippi and contiguous areas with four weeks of intensive instruction in Chinese on the campus of the University of Mississippi during the summer of 2007.

OneWorld Now!

Seattle, WA
OneWorld Now! Summer Language Camp
August 20-August 30, 2007
http://www.oneworldnow.org

An intensive 2-week summer language camp in Chinese 1 is offered for 100 Seattle Public School students.

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Penn Young Scholar Chinese Academy
July 2-August 10, 2007
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ceas/

Two levels of Beginning Chinese (I and II) is offered to high school students with encouragement that they participate in further study of Chinese language and culture.

Rutgers University, Rutgers Language Institute

New Brunswick, NJ
Promoting Chinese in the New Jersey World Languages Classroom: The Rutgers/NJ School District Summer Project
June 1-August 31, 2007
http://wli.rutgers.edu

Program will enhance high school students' language proficiency, gaining insight into cultural perspectives of the society through experiences with the products and practices of the Chinese people.

Southern California Council of Chinese Schools

Torrance, CA
Chinese Immersion Summer Program
June 25-July 26, 2007
http://www.teachingChinese.org
http://www.SCCCS.com

Program will provide 320 students with a global vision and sensitivity to foreign cultures as well as enhancing Chinese language competency and generating a lifelong interest in learning Chinese.

Stanford University's California Foreign Language Project

Palo Alto, CA
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture Program for High School Students and Professional Development for Their Teachers
June 25-July 20, 2007
http://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/

This project offers an accelerated program for 30 students in Mandarin Chinese language and culture with opportunities to expand their learning beyond formal instruction.

2007 Arabic teacher programs

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
BYU Summer Arabic Camp
July 23-August 17, 2007
http://asiane.byu.edu/arabic

Three apprentice teachers will work closely with a master teacher over the length of the program while twelve high school students complete the equivalent of BYU's Arabic 101 course. A three-day seminar will be held for at least seven other teachers.

Chicago Public Schools, Arabic Language Institute (ALI)

Chicago, IL
Teacher Professional Development (TPD)
June 18-June 29, 2007 (2 weeks), 2007
http://www.cps.k12.il.us
http://www.olce.org

The TPD program provides a four-week pedagogy-based professional development for teachers of Arabic language to introduce traditional and contemporary considerations for effective curriculum planning, design and development as applied to teaching Arabic in the U.S.

Concordia Language Villages

Moorhead, MN
Authentic Learning, Authentic Teaching: Arabic Language Acquisition in Context
July 2-July 14, 2007
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org

A cohort of 20 Arabic teachers will gather from across the United States for a two-week course that links the best practices in second language education with the innovative immersion techniques used at Concordia Language Villages for over 45 years. Teachers will earn four semester hours of graduate credit through Concordia College. Program participants will have the opportunity to both observe and interact with students and staff at the Arabic Language Village.

George Washington University, National Capital Language Resource Center

Washington, DC
Arabic K-12 Hands-On Workshop
July 2-July 6, 2007
http://www.nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html

Conducted in Arabic by Iman Hashem, California State University, Long Beach, and Muhammad Eissa, Ph.D., University of Chicago. In this five-day intensive institute participants will learn how to design instruction for Arabic K-12 students which incorporates ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the National Standards for Arabic. Participants will be guided in preparing student-centered, standards-based instruction for their classrooms.

George Washington University, National Capital Language Resource Center

Washington, DC
Teaching Arabic to College and Upper High School Students
May 21-May 25, 2007
http://www.nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html

A Hands-On Workshop Conducted in Arabic by Mahmoud Al-Batal, University of Texas and Martha Schulte-Nafeh, University of Arizona. Through demonstrations, video, discussion, and interactive activities, participants will experience the methods of learner-centered, proficiency-based instruction. The presenters will demonstrate best practices by micro-teaching with small groups of university students, and participants will practice learner-centered instruction with coaching and feedback from the presenters.

George Washington University, National Capital Language Resource Center

Washington, DC
Writing and Implementing Curricula for Teachers of Arabic
July 9-July 13, 2007
http://www.nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html

Conducted in English and Arabic by Iman Hashem, California State University, Dr. Muhammad Eissa, University of Chicago, and Dr. Christine Brown, Glastonbury Public Schools. The goal of this institute is to provide guidelines and frameworks for curriculum development and specifically to assist teachers develop standards-based curricula, units and lesson plans for Arabic for their schools, programs, or districts. The institute will give participants the opportunity to share their ideas, frustrations, and solutions with each other under the guidance of expert curriculum developers experienced in Arabic language curriculum development at a variety of levels and for various ages.

Human Assistance & Development International (HADI)

Pasadena, CA
Summer Workshop for Educators of Arabic Language
June 16-July 27, 2007
http://www.hadi.org/Startalk/

Major goals are to enhance and promote the quality of teaching of the Arabic language in the U.S. with superior training and professional development, thereby increasing the number of qualified Arabic language educators.

Michigan State University

Dearborn, MI
Arabic Language Instruction Professional Development Program at Michigan State University
July 23-August 14, 2007
http://www.msu.edu

Workshop for teachers interested in a collaborative environment to learn about the latest developments in the field of Arabic language teaching.

Middlebury College, Sunderland Language Center

Middlebury, VT
Teacher Workshops and Continuing Education Programs in Arabic
July 23-August 3, 2007
http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/startalk

Ten Arabic teachers will be enrolled in a two-week intensive immersion workshop during the Middlebury Language Schools' summer 2007 session.

Northern Kentucky University, NKU Research Foundation

Highland Heights, KY
Educating World Language (Arabic) Teachers
June 4-July 20, 2007
http://www.nku.edu

This program consists of a seven-week intensive summer institute for alternative certification for teachers of Arabic. Also, there is also a free workshop on Arabic teaching at end of June or early July.

Northern Virginia Community College

Alexandria, VA
Powering Up Your Arabic Language Courses with Technology
June 26-June 29, 2007

A summer institute of four full-day sessions studying technology and language pedagogy for up to ten teachers of Arabic.

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA
Occidental College Foreign Language Project
June 25-June 29, 2007
July 2-July 12, 2007
August 27-August 31, 2007
http://www.oxy.edu
http://www.la-stars.net

Fifteen participants will design an interpretive task that reflects the Arab culture and their students' proficiency levels. They will also select authentic texts and learn to scaffold activities to deploy them into a teaching unit.

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle, WA
Arabic Language Teacher Certification
July 16-August 31, 2007
http://www.seattleschools.org/area/main/index.dxml

A teacher certification program enabling teachers of Arabic to quality for conditional teacher certificates in Washington State and to continue on the path to full Arabic teacher certification.

2007 Chinese teacher programs

ACTFL/CLASS

Glastonbury, CT
Wallingford, CT
ACTFL/CLASS Discovering Chinese Summer Initiative for Teachers
July 5-July 15, 2007
July 14-July 25, 2007
http://www.actfl.org

The two-week intensive training program will equip teachers of Chinese to develop standards-based instructional units, assess students' linguistic competence and to deliver such instruction in the classroom.

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT
BYU Chinese Language Camp
July 23-August 17, 2007
http://asiane.byu.edu/chinese

Three apprentice teachers will work closely with a master teacher over the length of the program while twelve high school students complete the equivalent of BYU's Chinese 101 course. A three-day seminar will be held for at least seven other teachers.

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
Bryant Summer High School Chinese Immersion Program
July 16-July 29, 2007
http://china.bryant.edu

This program is a Chinese language summer camp that includes two weeks of language studies where participating American students and teachers are paired with visiting Chinese high school students and teachers.

Chicago Public Schools, Chinese Language Institute (CLI)

Chicago, IL
Teacher Professional Development (TPD)
June 18-June 29, 2007 (2 weeks) , 2007
http://www.cps.k12.il.us
http://www.olce.org

The TPD program provides a four-week pedagogy-based professional development for teachers of Chinese language to introduce traditional and contemporary considerations for effective curriculum planning, design and development as applied to teaching Chinese in the U.S.

The College Board

New York, NY
Summer Institutes for Chinese Guest Teachers
August 5-August 14, 2007
http://www.collegeboard.com/k12chinese

This institute will provide valuable professional development for teachers from China serving as guest teachers in K-12 schools in the U.S.

Concordia Language Villages

Moorhead, MN
Authentic Learning, Authentic Teaching: Chinese Language Acquisition in Context
July 2-July 14, 2007
http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org

A cohort of 20 Chinese teachers will gather from across the United States for a two-week course that links the best practices in second language education with the innovative immersion techniques used at Concordia Language Villages for over 45 years. Teachers will earn four semester hours of graduate credit through Concordia College. Program participants will have the opportunity to both observe and interact with students and staff at the Chinese Language Village.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus (ERAU)

Prescott, AZ
ERAU Upgrading Language Programs for High School Students
June 16-July 26, 2007
http://www.erau.edu/omni/pr/academicorgs/prcoaas/foreignlanguage.html

This program will train foreign language teachers to teach high school students while high school juniors and seniors are studying Mandarin Chinese.

University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI
A Chinese Language Immersion Sports Camp
July 8-July 28, 2007
http://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu

Ten in-service Chinese language teachers will be invited to undergo a concurrent pedagogic training session and to interact with, observe, and assist with classes in the sports camp where Chinese martial arts and ping-pong will be taught in Mandarin Chinese by PRC national-level champions in the sports.

Hunter College

New York, NY
Teaching Practicum and Professional Development
July 2-August 24 (4 or 8 weeks), 2007
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/classics/chinese/summer.html

Two courses focus on supervised teaching, lectures and projects on curriculum and material design, lesson planning, teaching methodologies, and assessment, and the use of technology in teaching.

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN
Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI)
June 17-June 29, 2007
http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/CPI/index.htm

This intensive two-week residential institute will offer instruction to 15 prospective and current high school Chinese teachers.

Middlebury College, Sunderland Language Center

Middlebury, VT
Teacher Workshops and Continuing Education Programs in Chinese
July 15-July 28, 2007
http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/startalk

Ten Chinese teachers will be enrolled in a two-week intensive immersion workshop during the Middlebury Language Schools' summer 2007 session.

Northern Kentucky University, NKU Research Foundation

Highland Heights, KY
Educating World Language (Chinese) Teachers
June 4-July 20, 2007
http://www.nku.edu

This program consists of a seven-week intensive summer institute for alternative certification for teachers of Chinese. Also, there is also a free workshop on Chinese teaching at end of June or early July.

Northern Virginia Community College

Alexandria, VA
Powering Up Your Chinese Language Courses with Technology
June 26-June 29, 2007

A summer institute of four full-day sessions studying technology and language pedagogy for up to ten teachers of Chinese.

Rutgers University, Rutgers Language Institute

New Brunswick, NJ
Promoting Chinese in the New Jersey World Languages Classroom: The Rutgers/NJ School District Summer Project
June 1-August 31, 2007
http://wli.rutgers.edu

Program will provide teacher candidates with the opportunity to enhance high school students' language proficiency while gaining insight into cultural perspectives of the society through experiences with the products and practices of Chinese people.

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle, WA
Chinese Language Teacher Certification
July 16-August 31, 2007
http://www.seattleschools.org/area/main/index.dxml

A teacher certification program enabling teachers of Chinese to quality for conditional teacher certificates in Washington State and to continue on the path to full Chinese teacher certification.

Southern California Council of Chinese Schools

Torrance, CA
Chinese Immersion Summer Program
June 25-July 26, 2007
http://www.teachingChinese.org

Professional development program will training teachers and aids to provide students with a global vision and sensitivity to foreign cultures as well as enhancing Chinese language competency and generating a lifelong interest in learning Chinese.

Stanford University's California Foreign Language Project

Palo Alto, CA
Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture Program for High School Students and Professional Development for Their Teachers
June 25-July 20, 2007
http://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/

Ten Mandarin language teachers will participate in a one-week professional development workshop run concurrently with the student program, receiving training in curriculum design and classroom practice.