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Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institutes (teacher)

STARTALK Ice Breaking Program

Houston, TX • Chinese • April 3, 2009 May 31, 2009
Plano, TX • Chinese • April 3, 2009 May 31, 2009

The theme of the Texas STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program is "Word to World." The goal is to lead the trainees to move beyond word/grammar teaching to focusing on real-world communication in a language classroom. Participants will understand that the ultimate goal in foreign language teaching and assessment is to create contexts and provide opportunities for students to use the language to engage in meaningful communication in real-world situations. The Texas STARTALK Teacher Program offers 90 hours of instruction centering on topics of national standards, performance-based approaches and assessment, second language acquisition, teaching Chinese as a second language, technology for language teaching, curriculum development, and daily lesson plan design. Our program includes four university instructors from Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and two high school teachers from Chicago and New Jersey. The program also arranges teaching practicums during the summer in June and July. The Teacher Program starts in April and ends in May.

713-528-3445 • mengyeh@sbcglobal.nethttp://www.txstartalk.org

Teaching Chinese Resources (teacher)

STARTALK Good Will Program

El Monte, CA • Chinese • May 1, 2009 June 10, 2009
Santa Ana, CA • Chinese • May 4, 2009 June 11, 2009

none provided -

626-377-1620 • historybee@hotmail.comhttp://www.teachingchinese.org/

Human Assistance & Development International - CLASSRoad (teacher)

Leading the Way in Content-Based Arabic Instruction

Culver City, CA • Arabic • May 4, 2009 May 22, 2009
San Bernardino, CA • Arabic • August 3, 2009 August 24, 2009Residential Session
San Bernardino, CA • Arabic • August 17, 2009 August 24, 2009Residential Session

"Leading the Way in Content-Based Arabic Instruction" is a two-part professional development course for K-16 Arabic language teachers. The first component is a competitive two-week online course that provides development of the teachers' professional and pedagogical skills through the use of video lectures, quizzes, and an online discussion board for participant interaction. Following the online session, teachers with the highest grades will be invited to join a two-week intensive onsite program at California State University, San Bernardino. The onsite workshop features in depth and hands-on application of the material discussed in the online course and includes building a thematic unit, creating lesson plans, micro-teaching lessons in the classroom, field trips and much more.

310-568-2724 • classroad@hadi.orghttp://www.hadi.org/startalk

University of Pennsylvania (teacher)

Professional Curriculum and Material Development Workshop for Teachers of Persian

Philadelphia, PA • Persian • May 18, 2009 July 4, 2009

The summer STARTALK 2009 Persian Teacher's Workshop for Professional Curriculum and Materials Development at the University of Pennsylvania. (June 4th-7th) This workshop is intended to bring together new, experienced and prospective teachers of Persian in order to foster collaboration among them in North America, and to design a curriculum for all levels of language learning. There will be a subsequent online commitment by the participants for the development of materials throughout the six-week period following the workshop. In order to apply for participation, please send a letter of interest to the program director Dr. Pardis Minuchehr at the University of Pennsylvania per email. The email is: pardis@sas.upenn.edu.

215-301-7712 • pardis@sas.upenn.edu

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

CAL STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Washington, DC • Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 5, 2009 October 8, 2009

This STARTALK workshop will combine online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs. The workshop focuses on assessment with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs for students with novice-level proficiency. This blended learning workshop combines distance learning and face-to-face interaction. The workshop will begin with a four-module online course on the basics of assessment. Consistent with the blended learning approach, the initial four modules are followed by a two-day face-to-face workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, in July, 2009. After the face-to-face workshop, CAL will continue the online modules in order to provide assessment assistance, advice, and support during participants’ STARTALK programs. Finally, optional oral proficiency workshops, conducted online, will be available in the fall of 2009. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. We hope that at least one person from every program participates. Organizers: Meg Malone, Lynn Thompson, Vicky Nier, and Anne Donovan Application: You can request the application and DRAFT syllabus from mmalone@cal.org.

202-362-0700 • mmalone@cal.orghttp://www.cal.org

Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institutes (student)

STARTALK Ice Breaking Program

South Lake, TX • Chinese • June 7, 2009 July 10, 2009
Coppell, TX • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
North Richland Hills, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Plano, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Bellaire, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Katy, TX • Chinese • June 16, 2009 July 21, 2009
Houston, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 June 25, 2009
Houston, TX • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 3, 2009
Spring, TX • Chinese • June 9, 2009 July 1, 2009
Houston, TX • Chinese • June 10, 2009 July 1, 2009
Rosenberg, TX • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
The Woodlands, TX • Chinese • June 9, 2009 July 15, 2009

The Texas Startalk Ice Breaking Chinese Student Summer Programs aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate the interest in learning Chinese language and culture among middle and high school students. The theme of the student programs is "Your Space, My Space." Through the material and instruction, students use the Chinese language to explore their own space and compare with the spaces of young Chinese people in the spheres of lifestyles, personal preferences, family structure, school activities, and so forth. Students learn, through exploration and comparison, that the individual spaces of young people reflect cultural and social uniqueness as well as a similar exciting energy, free spirit, and wild creativity, whether they are in Beijing, Taipei, or Houston. Most of the student programs last three or four weeks, as enrichment programs for the summer schools, four hours per week, Monday through Friday. All of the programs, from June to July, include daily one-hour cultural sessions. Students will have hands-on cultural experience practicing the lion dance, playing Chinese yoyo, writing calligraphy, and making arts and crafts.

713-528-3445 • mengyeh@sbcglobal.nethttp://www.txstartalk.org

University of New Mexico (student)

University of New Mexico Summer Institute in Arabic and Chinese for High School Students

Albuquerque, NM • Arabic • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Albuquerque, NM • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009

By the end of this month-long Institute, to take place June 8 to July 3, 2009, 34 high school students (17 for each language) from the Albuquerque metropolitan region will have covered the curriculum of a first year semester course in Arabic or Chinese at the University of New Mexico. Through a cooperative agreement with the secondary schools in the region, these students will earn 3 UNM credit hours, as well as corresponding high school credits. The course emphasizes the three communicative areas of interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills in both written and oral forms, as well as a cultural theme that is used to meaningfully integrate the linguistic material. Classes are taught by regular UNM faculty assisted by teaching assistants. Classes meet every day for three hours. Participants also connect with community resources to enhance the articulation between the real-world and academic forms of learning. Two cultural excursions per week are scheduled. The Institutes are open to both heritage and non-heritage students. The learning objective for the month-long program is for students to achieve a mid-Novice level in their respective languages, and to gain significant information about Chinese and Arabic speaking cultures.

505 277-4771 • nakol@unm.eduhttp://www.unm.edu/~fll

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (student)

STARTALK Gateway to Asia

Euless, TX • Hindi • June 11, 2009 June 26, 2009
Euless, TX • Chinese • June 11, 2009 June 26, 2009

The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, is proud to host the STARTALK Gateway to Asia, an intensive three-week language academy open to rising 7th graders in the district as well as students from surrounding public and private schools. Students enrolled in either Hindi or Mandarin Chinese will be given an opportunity to explore both the language and the cultures of South Asia and East Asia. The program is limited to 100 students— 50 for each language, 25 in each classroom—so that the class sizes remain small and the quality of the program is maintained. The academy runs from June 11-June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the academy, daily conversational exercises will allow students to practice their vocabulary. Student portfolios will include self-assessments, completed work and projects, and summative assessments. Field trips to the Crow Museum of Asian Art and other centers of learning are planned to enhance the learning experiences of our students.

817 399-3379 • BhavaniParpia@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

San Francisco State University (teacher)

Institute for Innovative Teaching of Chinese

San Francisco, CA • Chinese • June 12, 2009 June 26, 2009

The purpose of this 2-week intensive Chinese teacher language program is to train teachers of Chinese to develop and implement standards-based, technology-infused curriculum and to use the best practices in instructional pedagogy via literacy approach and project-based learning. Teacher participants will also develop skills in integrating technology into language teaching and learning, focusing particularly on second language acquisition, Chinese children’s literature comics and story-telling in the L2 classroom, L2 literacy development, Chinese language curriculum and material design and development, and extending the use of the Chinese language outside the classroom. Three units of course credit (one course) may be earned toward teacher certification or a master's degree.

415-338-7288 • stteach@sfsu.eduhttp://userwww.sfsu.edu/~clao/

The Ohio State University (teacher)

Chinese Program Enhancement Project

Columbus, OH • Chinese • June 12, 2009 August 21, 2009

The Office of Sponsored Programs (formerly OSU Research Foundation) is the fiscal and administrative unit for Ohio State University's external grants and contracts. The applicant and potential grantee is the Ohio State University, DUNS: 31-6025986

614 292-6471 • roxey.1@osu.eduhttp://deall.osu.edu/programs/summerPrgm/startalk/default.cfm

Beloit College - Center for Language Studies (student)

Summer Intensive Arabic or Chinese Language Study at Beloit

Beloit, WI • Arabic • June 13, 2009 August 7, 2009Residential Session
Beloit, WI • Chinese • June 13, 2009 August 7, 2009Residential Session

If you are serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation's finest summer intensive language programs, the Center for Language Studies at Beloit College. Our STARTALK scholarships offer domestic undergraduates from diverse backgrounds and talented high school students a great opportunity to study Arabic or Chinese this summer. With classes in the newest building on campus, the Center for the Sciences, our residential program features superb instructors, 26 hours per week of classroom study, and a variety of cultural activities. Past events include international dinners, demonstrations by the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company, and an excursion to the Chicago Arabesque. This summer, our program will also make use of two of Beloit College’s most distinctive strengths--the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art. A museum specialist will facilitate the use of artifacts from the museums in class. During our eight-week program (June 13 – August 7), these competitive scholarships cover the cost of tuition ($6,366), with scholarship recipients responsible for the cost of housing and meals ($1,795). All participants must be 17 years of age or older by the beginning of the program and must live on campus.

608-363-2277 • cls@beloit.eduhttp://www.summerlanguages.com

Occidental College (teacher)

Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Center

Los Angeles, CA • Arabic • June 13, 2009 June 19, 2009
Los Angeles, CA • Arabic • June 22, 2009 June 26, 2009

*BUILDING LEADERSHIP IN THE ARABIC LANGUAGE TEACHING COMMUNITY* Leaders: Iman Hashem, Brandon Zaslow • Dates: June 13-19 • This program is designed for teachers who attended our STARTALK workshop in 2007 or 2008 or completed our Arabic Language Teaching Certificate or equivalent course work. The workshop will provide teachers with opportunities to hone their skills in standards-based instruction and learn to support their colleagues in creating exemplary Arabic language lessons. Participants will enhance their capacity to create standards-based units that can be used as samples for professional development. (Scholarships available for 15 participants.) *TECHNOLOGY AS THE CORE OF STANDARDS-BASED ARABIC INSTRUCTION* Leaders: Iman Hashem, Randa Jad-Musa • Dates: June 22-26 • Participants will learn to effectively use various technologies to enhance a standards-based approach: locating authentic materials on the web including video, music, art, graphics, text, and data; making input comprehensible using MovieMaker, iMovie, Cartoon Maker, and PowerPoint; facilitating interpersonal communication through instant messaging, video, audio and written chats, e-mails, blogs, and interactive assignments; and supporting presentational communication using the technologies listed above, as well as webpages, wikis, and podcasts. (Scholarships available for 25 participants.) * Participants must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and the ability to use the Web.

323 259-2949 • ihashem@oxy.eduhttp://www.la-stars.net

Indiana University Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (teacher)

Chinese Pedagogy Institute: STARTALK at Indiana University

Bloomington, IN • Chinese • June 14, 2009 July 1, 2009Residential Session

The Indiana University Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy will host a two-and-a-half-week residential Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI) for middle and high school teachers. This professional development opportunity is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of 20 current and prospective secondary teachers, who will earn 4-5 graduate-level credit hours through IU's School of Education. This course of study also partially fulfills the requirements for secondary teacher certification in Chinese. The course content has been guided by the standards for K-12 Chinese language teachers, recently developed by the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). Areas addressed include the following: effective methods and techniques for teaching Chinese, principles for selecting and adapting instructional materials, processes for curriculum design and instructional planning, and implementation of lesson plans and class management. Participants will discuss theories and research related to teaching Chinese as a foreign language, observe and critique pre-recorded Chinese classes, and apply instructional and management skills in a classroom with 10 middle and 10 high school students, among other activities. Sites for this institute will be IU's Bradford Woods, where participants will be involved in a week-long intensive pedagogy training session, and the IU-Bloomington campus, where a week-long practicum will follow.

812-856-0412 • cclp@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp

Lewis University (student)

Lewis University Summer Language Camp for High School Students

Romeoville, IL • Arabic • June 14, 2009 June 27, 2009
Romeoville, IL • Chinese • June 14, 2009 June 27, 2009

In the summer of 2009, Lewis University will offer two, two-week sessions in beginning Arabic and Chinese to 24 highly-motivated eleventh and twelfth graders from Will County high schools, Illinois. Admission to the program is competitive. For those accepted, instruction in both languages is free. Students who will successfully complete the course will receive three transferrable university credits. The main goals of the Program are to help students to acquire the ability to communicate in the target language and to familiarize them with the culture of the countries where Arabic and Chinese are spoken. Both sessions will take place from June 15th through June 27th. Classes will be conducted every day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be supplemented by a variety of extra-curricular cultural activities. Lunch and transportation are provided. .

(815)836-5544 • gettysse@lewisu.eduhttp://www.lewisu.edu

CAIS Institute (student)

CAIS Institute Summer Chinese Program

San Francisco, CA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
San Francisco, CA • Chinese • July 13, 2009 August 7, 2009

CAIS Institute is offering two intensive Chinese language programs for high school students and for 1st-3rd grade SFUSD Mandarin Immersion students. The first intensive Chinese language program is open to Bay Area high school students. Students will enhance their language skills from a beginner (with no prior Chinese experience) to a high-beginner/low-intermediate level. Participation in one session, with a passing grade, is the equivalent of 60 hours of foreign language coursework. Students earn 5 district course credits for foreign language from the SFUSD. Students, who have successfully completed two sessions totaling 120 hours of language instruction, are eligible to receive up to an entire year of foreign language credit from SFUSD. In an effort to support San Francisco’s two new elementary Mandarin Immersion public school programs, CAIS Institute will offer a Mandarin immersion summer camp for children entering grades 1-3. In collaboration with San Francisco Unified School District, CAIS Institute has developed a tailored curriculum that complements and integrates with the existing curriculum from SFUSD, thereby reinforcing and furthering the children’s language learning. Students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional and cultural activities in these fun, immersion-based activities in addition to structured classroom learning.

415 861-0966 • mconley@caisinstitute.orghttp://www.caisinstitute.org/en/students/language_programs/summer_intensive

DePaul University Chinese Language Academy (teacher)

DePaul University Chinese Language Academy: Teacher Training & Professional Development

Chicago, IL • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 26, 2009
Chicago, IL • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 22, 2009
Chicago, IL • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 26, 2009

DePaul University's Chinese Language Academy (CLA), offers a two-week intensive course, "Teaching Chinese: Linguistics, Approaches & Strategies," CLA's curriculum highlights best practices and latest research on Chinese pedagogy, teaching methodology, and second language acquisition. Targeting novice teachers starting new programs and current teachers motivated to engage in innovative professional development, CLA instruction is led by DePaul’s team of university faculty and seasoned secondary teachers with expertise in teaching Chinese as a 2nd language. The course emphasizes 3 important areas: curriculum development, instructional delivery, and assessment. Participants will have the concurrent opportunity to participate in a supervised practicum, linking their course instruction to the DePaul STARTALK CLA for Academically Gifted High School Students. Engaged in 30 practicum hours in the STARTALK CLA Student Program, participants will observe, assist, teach, and tutor under the supervision of the lead instructor and DePaul STARTALK CLA teaching team. Participants will receive: daily lunches plus all books, course materials,access to audiovisual/technology equipment,60 CPDUs or continuing professional development units, and at minimum, one graduate credit hour to all participants (Up to 3 additional graduate credit hours may be applied for).

773 325-8389 • ylau@depaul.eduhttp://www.depaul.edu

Global Village Academy: Adams-Arapahoe School District J-28 (teacher)

Chinese Science Immersion (CSI) Teacher Training Program

Aurora, CO • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 19, 2009

The Chinese Science Immersion (CSI) Teacher Training program is sponsored by Global Village Academy, a K-8 immersion charter school in Aurora, Colorado. The program is opened to teachers of Chinese with an interest in content-based immersion pedagogy. Teachers will increase their capacity to use content-based full-immersion strategies, further develop immersion-based curricula tied to Colorado Model content standards, and increase the language immersion time in oral and written Mandarin of students in grades 2-5. Each teacher will be responsible to complete a one-week training program (June 15-19) and a one-week hands on practicum (July 6-10, 13-17, or 20-24). Teachers will work in cohorts with a science curriculum developer and a Chinese immersion specialist to design hands-on lesson plans in science using Chinese immersion strategies. All teachers will be responsible to deliver one lesson and to participate in their cohort in giving feedback to teacher peers. A stipend of $1,000 will be given to teachers who complete the program.

303-309-6657 Ext. 109 • cburton@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Iowa State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Mentoring, Leadership, and Change in K-12 Chinese Teaching

Ames, IA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 19, 2009Residential Session

STARTALK Mentoring, Leadership, and Change in K-12 Chinese Teaching National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center Iowa State University When: Sunday, June 14, 2009 to Saturday, June 20, 2009 Where: National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Iowa State University Who: Practicing K-12 Chinese teachers with strong leadership potential Why: This institute will empower Chinese K-12 teachers to assume expanding leadership roles in their districts and states in the following ways: • Exploring best practices in Chinese teaching and learning • Collaboratively designing classroom materials • Experimenting with social technologies as tools for professional networking, mentoring, leadership, and learning • Discussing strategies to initiate, implement, and sustain change Institute Staff: • Institute Leaders Cindy Kendall, Ingham ISD Cherice Montgomery, Brigham Young University Marcia Rosenbusch, Iowa State University • Chinese Cultural & Linguistic Consultant Susan Gong, BYU Chinese Flagship Center • Demonstration Master Teacher Jessica Haxhi, Waterbury Schools • Apprentice Institute Leaders Aaron Bray, Sheboygan Falls School District Janna Chiang, Stopher Elementary School En-Ming (Grace) Heebner, MSD of Washington Township & Westlane Middle School Apply: Complete the online application form at http://nflrc.iastate.edu/ Submission deadline: MAY 22, 2009 National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center N131 Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011 nflrc@iastate.edu

515-294-6699 • nflrc@iastate.eduhttp://www.nflrc.iastate.edu

Loyola Marymount University (teacher)

Chinese Language Teacher Preparation: Summer Institute for 2009

Los Angeles, CA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 August 7, 2009

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) continues with its second year of Chinese Language Teacher Preparation by offering a 6 -week long program leading to the certification of 25 qualified teachers of Mandarin in K-12 bilingual immersion or foreign language classrooms in California. The STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Summer Institute for 2009 takes place between June 15th and August 10th 2009. 15 continuing Chinese Language teacher candidates (Cohort 1) will begin their second year in the MA and Elementary or Secondary credential program and will complete an additional 6 units of study. Cohort 1 will be joined by our second cohort of 10 Chinese Language Teacher candidates who will also complete 6 graduate units towards their California teaching credential and masters degree. STARTALK teacher candidates will also receive support in taking state-required licensure tests for teachers.

310 338-2924 • mlavaden@lmu.eduhttp://www.lmu.edu/soe

San Francisco State University (student)

San Francisco Chinese Language Academy for Summer Students (SF-CLASS)

San Francisco, CA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 15, 2009

The 5-week intensive Chinese Language Academy, SF-CLASS, will offer standards-based, technology-infused Mandarin summer programs for middle school students in a linguistically (oral and print) and culturally rich environment. Students will utilize a wide variety of highly interesting Chinese reading, oral, and musical material as well as current technological advancements to practice and to create their own Chinese language podcast files, digital storytelling videos, and graphic novels and plays. SF-CLASS will motivate students to learn Chinese, will change students’ perceptions of and attitudes toward the learning of Chinese, and, most importantly, will cultivate independent and lifelong learners of Chinese.

(415)338-7288 • stlearn@sfsu.eduhttp://userwww.sfsu.edu/~clao/

The Pennsylvania State University (student)

Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy

University Park, PA • Arabic • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009

Integrated into Penn State’s well-established Summer Intensive Language Institute, the Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy offers scholarships for underserved high school and college students to study Arabic in an intensive, innovative, 4-week summer program and to earn 4 Penn State college credits. In addition to rigorous language classes (4 hours, Monday-Friday mornings), the Arabic Academy is distinguished by: • Afternoon "Immersion" programming, designed to meet students’ learning needs and foster a sense of community through enjoyable activities and simulations of “living the language and its culture.” • An introduction to the diversity of spoken Arabic dialects via a “Journey Through the Dialects” module that uses Web broadcasts and targeted dialogues to sample the range of colloquial Arabic and its cultures. • Authentic peer-to-peer interaction with young people who come from, or have lived in, the Arabic-speaking world. Arabic-speaking Penn State students serve as Academy interns, and STARTALK students will interact via email, SKYPE, or similar technological means with students in Tunisia who are learning English. High school students need to be within commuting distance of Penn State’s University Park campus, as housing is not provided. College students (priority given to Pennsylvania residents) may make their own housing arrangements.

814 863-0589 • e82@psu.eduhttp://complit.la.psu.edu/STARTALKArabicAcademy.htm

The Ohio State University (student)

Chinese Immersion Summer Day Camp for Ohio Students (C-Camp)

Columbus, OH • Chinese • June 17, 2009 June 30, 2009

The Office of Sponsored Programs (formerly OSU Research Foundation) is the fiscal and administrative unit for Ohio State University's external grants and contracts. The applicant and potential grantee is the Ohio State University, DUNS: 31-6025986

614 292-6471 • roxey.1@osu.eduhttp://deall.osu.edu/programs/summerPrgm/startalk/default.cfm

Aldeen Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching Arabic Through Communication: Guidelines for Success

Pasadena, CA • Arabic • June 18, 2009 July 3, 2009

This program is composed of an online program that participants complete from home and an onsite program. online program includes 20 real-life workshops recorded and posted online. The workshops were given by Professor Mahdi Alosh, an expert and leading figure in the field of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL).online program prepares the participants by giving them the requisite knowledge for the onsite program. The onsite program is a 12-day program,from June 18-July 3, excluding weekends. During the first six days of the program, participants will be introduced to the main theoretical and pedagogical concepts of teaching AFL through a combination of seminars, hands-on workshops, and micro-lesson teaching presentations to get a clear understanding of the basic practices of teaching AFL according to the communicative approach. The second six days of the program are comprised of a practicum. During this phase, participants will work closely with coaching Master Teachers that they will observe, reflect on their practices, and discuss any thoughts with them. Participants will also be assigned limited time to teach real classes and will be given feedback. Participants will be awarded $1,000 and may apply for five units of credit from Loyola Marymount University.

626-577-2199 • AldeenStartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org

Indiana University Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (student)

Chinese Language Institute: STARTALK at Indiana University

Bloomington, IN • Chinese • June 21, 2009 July 17, 2009

Indiana University's Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy will hold a four-week nonresidential Chinese Language Institute (CLI) for 10 middle and 10 high school students with little or no Chinese language experience. The program's innovative 3 + 1 format offers three weeks of language training on the IU-Bloomington campus, plus a week of online distance learning. During the latter, students will refine their self-directed study skills. A solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese, along with a variety of interactive cultural programs including calligraphy, Chinese yo-yos, and taiji lessons, will be offered. All materials and instruction are provided at no cost to the students. The program runs from June 21 to July 17, 2009.

812-856-0412 • cclp@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp

Kent State University (student)

Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian

Kent, OH • Arabic • June 21, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Kent, OH • Chinese • June 21, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Kent, OH • Hindi • June 21, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session

The 2009 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is a 4-week immersion program offering elementary instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian to rising juniors and seniors in Ohio high schools who are new learners of these languages. The academy will serve 58 students, and preference will be given to students from high schools that do not teach the languages offered in the Academy. The theme of the 2009 program is “My Space—Our World,” and instruction is organized around problem-solving projects. A mandatory academic year follow-up program consists of monthly mini-immersion sessions supported by distance learning.

330 672-1813 • bbaer@kent.eduhttp://fla.mcls.kent.edu/
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