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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

UCLA Center for World Languages (student)

Persian for Persians

Los Angeles, CA • Persian • June 22, 2009 July 31, 2009

This intensive six week course is for high school students who speak Persian at home and want to develop literacy and a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary Persian culture. The project-based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Persian, using culturally relevant themes as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. The course is the equivalent of one year of high school world language instruction. This class meets a need in language instruction for one of Los Angeles ’s largest language groups. The largest number of Iranians outside of Iran — an estimated 330,000 — have made their home in Southern California . This population remains committed to preserving its language and culture. However, Persian language is not taught in any Los Angeles-area school districts. A survey of college-level heritage language learners, conducted by the National Heritage Language Resource Center , indicates that most heritage learners of Persian have had minimal or no schooling in Persian.

310-825-2510 Ext. 0 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.international.ucla.edu/languages

New York University (teacher)

Startalk Teacher Training Program 2009: Arabic and Persian

New York, NY • Arabic, Persian • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session

This intensive two-week residential program provides basic theoretical knowledge and entry-level teaching skills of current and prospective school, community, and college teachers with native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic or Persian. It is based on a course curriculum from NYU’s Master’s in Foreign Language Teaching. It trains participants in developing students’ Arabic or Persian proficiency across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and the five C’s, as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Participants learn the most-up-to-date methodologies and develop, observe, and critique classroom procedures, strategies, and teaching techniques. They learn how to use community resources and how to select and use Internet materials. The program delivers 50 contact hours of classroom instruction. Every session consists of an interactive presentation of theoretical frameworks and practice. Outcomes include each participant’s portfolio and the materials and lesson plans in it. Participants receive an NYU transcript. The grant covers $700 per person out of the $920 continuing education tuition. Two scholarships are available for graduate tuition. The grant also covers accommodations in NYU residence halls, breakfast, lunch, and required textbooks.

212 998-8872 • startalk.nyu@nyu.eduhttp://www.scps.nyu.edu/startalk

San Diego State University Research Foundation (student)

2009 Persian STARTALK Camp, Grades 1-12

San Diego, CA • Persian • July 6, 2009 July 24, 2009

The Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University will offer a 3-week (July 6-24) full-time Persian STARTALK summer camp for students nationwide (grades 1-12). Our standards- and performance-based curriculum will follow the models offered by the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Our students will be of varying linguistic and cultural backgrounds and will be grouped appropriately, especially in activities that are demanding linguistically. Since the group will have varying interests in cultural and artistic activities, teachers will tailor lesson plans to appeal to a number of diverse learning styles. Students will be assessed in several ways. We will use Linguafolio, student portfolios, and performance-based evaluations. We will gather performance data from audio and video files, crafts projects, students' interactions, and class discussions. In addition to the 3-week summer camp, students will continue to be instructed by STARTALK teachers twice during the year via on-line modules to maintain their language skills. Prior to this year's camp, teachers received extensive training in instruction and in curriculum and lesson development, and they have created media-rich resources to be used in the class. Materials used in class will be posted to the STARTALK site at http://persianstartalk.sdsu.edu.

619-594-8968 • aoliai@mail.sdsu.eduhttp://persianstartalk.sdsu.edu

Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) (student)

STARTALK, FINISHfirst: Bridging Language, Growth, and Achievement

Seattle, WA • Arabic, Persian, Urdu • July 13, 2009 July 24, 2009

Associates in Cultural Exchange, through a grant from STARTALK, is offering two-week Arabic, Persian, and Urdu summer language camps at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle for students ages 10-14. Classes start on July 13 and end July 24 and meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All three camps are being offered free of charge with fresh lunches included. All teachers are native speakers trained in the Natural Approach and Total Physical Response methods. Students are immersed in their new language and culture through storytelling, reading, writing, arts, crafts, plays, field trips, and multicultural events.

206-217-9644 Ext. 201 • makaj@cultural.orghttp://cultural.org/wlp/camp.php

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

Los Angeles, CA • Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • July 20, 2009 July 24, 2009

In today’s “foreign” language classes, teachers are faced with many students who are heritage language speakers. For these students, the target language is not foreign, but rather a home language whose development was interrupted by a switch to English. A typical heritage learner has grown up hearing the language and begins classroom instruction with measurable oral and aural proficiency but with few literacy skills. This workshop is designed to help language teachers better understand the differences between L2 and HL learners, and learn how to differentiate curriculum to address the range of skill levels present in HL classes. Participants will explore ways to design their own curriculum and select materials and assessment tools. They will learn how to start where the students are and involve them as ACTIVE participants in the learning process. The workshop will include information on how to research a heritage language community and create a community-based program. A grasp of demographic data will give teachers an advantage in teaching and promoting heritage language instruction in their own departments, institutions, and districts. The goal for the workshop is to develop a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in heritage language instruction.

310-794-0191 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.international.ucla.edu/languages

National University (student)

NU STARTALK 2009 - Student Persian

San Diego, CA • Persian • August 3, 2009 August 31, 2009

National University (NU) is offering a 4-week summer non-residential day program for grades 6-12 in Persian language. The proposed program will award, upon successful completion, academic credit for language coursework through an established arrangement between NU and its WASC-accredited affiliate, NUVHS: grades 6-12 will be eligible to receive academic credit. The program will include cultural enrichment activities and field trips. In addition, the program provides ongoing follow-up learning opportunities for the students in order to create incentive for language learning and to refrain from linguistic attrition. An opportunity to enroll in NU’s on-line Persian language courses (high school level courses, as well as Major, Minor, Certificate) is offered. Instructional Lead Dr. Azita Mokhtari Email: amokhtari@nu.edu Phone: 858-642-8598 Administrative Point-of-Contact Dr. Ramin Sarraf Email:rsarraf@nu.edu Phone:858-642-8580 Program Sessions Spectrum Business Park Campus 9388 Light wave Avenue San Diego, CA 92123 Site contact person: Dr. Ramin Sarraf Onsite phone:858-541-7700 Onsite email:rsarraf@nu.edu Heritage: yes Non-Heritage: yes Language: Persian Grade levels: Middle School (6-8) High School (9-12) Incoming proficiency levels: Beginning Intermediate Advanced Start date: 2009-08-06 End date: 2009-08-31 Total instructional days: 20 Total instructional hours: 100

858-642-8580 • rsarraf@nu.eduhttp://www.nu.edu

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program 2010

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 7, 2010 July 9, 2010
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This STARTALK workshop combines 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. Two tracks are offered: a primary track for participants who have not participated in our program before, and a secondary track for repeat participants. The primary track workshop focuses on assessment with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs for students with novice-level proficiency. The workshop begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. Consistent with the blended learning approach, the initial modules are followed by a two-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, June 17-18, 2010. After the workshop, CAL will continue the online modules in order to provide assessment assistance, advice, and support during participants’ STARTALK programs. Finally, optional online oral proficiency assessment training will be available in July of 2010. Secondary track participants follow an alternate program with more hands-on technical assistance. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson and Meg Malone. Applications are available along with the DRAFT syllabus from lthompson@cal.org.

202-362-0700 Ext. 519 • lthompson@cal.org

San Diego State University Research Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK Persian-Dari-Pashto PROPOSAL: Training Teachers in Technology, Pedagogy, and Assessment

Dari, Persian • June 7, 2010 June 18, 2010Residential Program
  • SDSU-LARC Dari/Pashtu/Persian Teacher Workshop 2010, San Diego, CA

Dari-Persian-Pashto •June 14th – 25th • Residential Program The summer 2010 Dari/Pashto/Persian workshop will begin with a week of synchronous and asynchronous training online, followed by a week of training in residence at San Diego State University. Teachers accepted into this program will participate in 60 hours of sustained instruction and training in a 2-week summer program and additionally will log in 10 hours of sustainment and skill building activities for 6 months following the program through online asynchronous and synchronous communication networking. Teachers participating in the program will attend 6 hours per day of instruction, from Monday through Friday, for two consecutive weeks, with one week of online and social media instruction and one week in face to face onsite interaction and implementation. Teachers will work in teams to design and model teach a one hour lesson targeted to the proficiency and age levels of a specific group of students. Using a broad range of technological tools and software participants will learn to infuse their lessons with media while developing communicative-based lessons infused with culture. Instruction will be modeled in English followed by work in language-specific teams 619-594-1259 • nleonard@projects.sdsu.edu • http://larc.sdsu.edu/startalkteachertraining/

619-594-1259 • nleonard@projects.sdsu.eduhttp://larc.sdsu.edu/startalk/

New York University (teacher)

Summer Intensive Teacher Training Program 2010: Arabic, Persian, Dari

Arabic, Dari, Persian • June 14, 2010 June 25, 2010Residential Program
  • SCPS at the Woolworth Building, New York, NY

This teacher-training workshop is an intensive two-week program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and prospective school, community and college teachers of Arabic, Dari and Persian. It creates a learning-by-doing environment. Participants learn the most-up-to-date standards-based teaching methodologies and a develop, observe and critique classroom procedures, strategies and teaching techniques. The program includes a cultural component whereby participants learn how to use the resources available in the community environment. The program is based on a course of the Master’s program in Foreign Language Teaching at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, modified for the needs of this workshop. It is offered as a credit or non-credit option. The program aims to recruit and support instructors at small colleges, public schools, community schools and organizations. It provides opportunities to members of the heritage community with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and superior or higher language skills to consider a career in the language-teaching field. It is also an opportunity for practicing school teachers of Arabic, Dari and Persian heritage background who teach other disciplines to consider developing an additional skill in teaching their native language and eventually to pursue a foreign language teaching certificate.

212-992-9623 • startalk.nyu@nyu.eduhttp://www.scps.nyu.edu/startalk

Northern Virginia Community College (teacher)

NOVASTARTALK 2010: Teaching with Technology

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 21, 2010 June 25, 2010Residential Program
  • NOVASTARTALK, Arlington, VA

NOVASTARTALK is a professional development Summer Institute in its fourth year, designed to help teachers of critical languages integrate technology tools and 21st century language pedagogy in their teaching. It is a premise of this program that in order to keep learners engaged, teachers must include the most effective, standards-based activities, emphasizing all modes of communication and culture. NOVASTARTALK workshop participants in each language will create a collection of activities to support the language curriculum presently in place at their institutions. The networking that will result from the course will enrich instruction, promote ongoing collaboration and save teachers the task of “reinventing the wheel” by creating materials in isolation. Teachers will make reusable target language materials including wikis, blogs and authentic materials using presentation, video and audio tools. There are two one-week workshops, a beginner and an advanced session. Provisions can be made for hybrid or fully face-to-face participation, but all must produce projects. Some support for travel expenses is available for participants who travel from more than two hours away from the Northern Virginia site. This support will be available on a first-come first-served basis while it lasts.Teachers must produce a final project to receive participant stipend.

703-845-6325 • lfranklin@nvcc.eduhttp://novastartalk.nvcc.edu

UCLA Center for World Languages (student)

Persian for Persian Speakers

Persian • June 29, 2010 July 29, 2010
  • UCLA Center for World Languages, Los Angeles, CA

This intensive six week course is for high school students who speak Persian at home and want to develop literacy and a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary Persian culture. The project-based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Persian, using culturally relevant themes as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. The course is the equivalent of one year of high school world language instruction. This class meets a need in language instruction for one of Los Angeles ’s largest language groups. The largest number of Iranians outside of Iran — an estimated 330,000 — have made their home in Southern California . This population remains committed to preserving its language and culture. However, Persian language is not taught in any Los Angeles-area school districts. A survey of college-level heritage language learners, conducted by the National Heritage Language Resource Center , indicates that most heritage learners of Persian have had minimal or no schooling in Persian.

310-825-2510 • lglew@international.ucla.eduhttp://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/programs/highschool/persian.asp

National University (student)

NU Student Persian STARTALK 2010

Persian • July 5, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • NU Spectrum Business Park Campus, San Diego, CA

The summer 2010 Persian program caters to middle, high school and college students (Freshman-Senior) of both Persian heritage and non-heritage background. The program will be open to students at novice level and up and will focus on reading and writing skills, cultural awareness, increasing vocabulary, and developing speaking skills required for more academic/formal discourse based on National Standards and couched within an overarching theme of being prepared to visit Iran and attend school there. The program will be offered onsite with provisions to offer an online component too. Class materials will be authentic content that is meaningful, age- appropriate, and intellectually engaging. Language will be viewed not only as means of communication but also as an important survival tool. The instructors will be explicit in pointing out the value and advantages of knowing more than one language and of being not only multi-lingual but also multi-cultural. These advantages will be framed in terms of family ties, intellectual development, and career possibilities. Upon successful completion of the program, participants in middle and high school will receive one year of highschool language credit from NUVHS. For college level participants, provision has been made to offer college credit at a discount.

858-642-8598 • amokhtari@nu.eduhttp://nustartalk.org/

San Diego State University Research Foundation (student)

2010 Persian STARTALK Camp Grades 1-12

Persian • July 6, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • SDSU-Language Acquisitition Resource Center Persian Student Summer Camp, San Diego, CA

The summer 2010 Persian program is open to elementary and middle school students of both Persian heritage and non-heritage backgrounds. Our program follows the National Standards for Foreign Language and focuses on communicative skills development. Students from novice to intermediate advanced novice will focus on listening and speaking skills at an appropriate level of linguistic development, and reading and writing skills Using authentic materials students will develop an appreciation of Persian culture and engage in a wide range of learning activities including songs, games, visual and performing arts. While performing these activities, students will, increase vocabulary, and develop speaking skills required for more formal discussions and tasks Our Persian faculty have traveled to Iran to gather authentic video and still photographs, collected on-line videos in the language, collected authentic games and on the Internet. Students will have access to a Moodle site where they can review instructional materials, submit their work, and explore topics more deeply. Through an agreement with several local school districts and the Iranian School of San Diego, students will be able to apply their hours of study towards required seat time for earning course equivalency credits listed on their transcripts. 619-594-1259 • nleonard@projects.sdsu.edu •http://larc.sdsu.edu/startalk/

619-594-1259 • nleonard@projects.sdsu.eduhttp://persianstartalk.sdsu.edu/

University of Pennsylvania (teacher)

STARTALK PERSIAN TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT

Persian • July 12, 2010 July 23, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

In the course of the Persian language “Professional Development” workshop at Penn, new and experienced teachers of Persian will receive over 60 hours of training in teaching Persian as a second language. The main goal of this workshop is to acquaint teachers of Persian with standards-based foreign language learning methodology, as outlined in the “National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.” Another main aspect of this workshop, constitutes of sessions with multi-media technology, which demonstrates how technology can be most effectively integrated into Persian language teaching. The hands-on activity sessions enable participants to incorporate technology into their standanards-based instructional material design, in order to maximize student learning. By the end of the two weeks residential program, our participants gain a better grasp of the national standards for foreign language learning, and an improved knowledge of current pedagogical and methodological approaches in teaching a foreign language, and effective methods to teach Persian language, using authentic print and multi-media material.

215-746-2882 • pardis@sas.upenn.eduhttps://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/events/2010/july/startalk-2010-professional-development-workshop-persian

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Urdu • July 19, 2010 July 23, 2010Residential Program
  • UCLA Center for World Languages, Los Angeles, CA

In today’s “foreign” language classes, teachers are faced with many students who are heritage language speakers. For these students, the target language is not foreign, but rather a home language whose development was interrupted by a switch to English. A typical heritage learner has grown up hearing the language and begins classroom instruction with measurable oral and aural proficiency but with few literacy skills. This workshop is designed to help language teachers better understand the differences between L2 and HL learners, and learn how to differentiate curriculum to address the range of skill levels present in HL classes. Participants will explore ways to design their own curriculum and select materials and assessment tools. They will learn how to start where the students are and involve them as ACTIVE participants in the learning process. The workshop will include information on how to research a heritage language community and create a community-based program. A grasp of demographic data will give teachers an advantage in teaching and promoting heritage language instruction in their own departments, institutions, and districts. The goal for the workshop is to develop a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in heritage language instruction.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/NHLRC/startalkworkshop/

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 14, 2011September 30, 2011
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines 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, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins May 13, 2011 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The initial modules are followed by a two-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics May 31-June 1, 2011. The workshop content includes information about selecting/developing assessments and training in integrating assessments and instruction. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks for their programs. A separate track of the workshop will be available for educators from Chinese STARTALK programs that includes content from the main course plus Chinese-specific assessment examples and materials. The course will allow participants to focus on language-specific issues and to create and receive feedback on assessment materials in Chinese. As a follow up, optional online oral proficiency assessment training will be available in August of 2011. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson and Meg Montee. If interested, contact lthompson@cal.org.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

University of Pennsylvania (teacher)

STARTALK Excellence in Leadership Summer Institute

Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, Urdu • May 18, 2011May 22, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Pennsylvania | PLC, Philadelphia, PA

The Penn Center for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning with Technology (PLC) hosts the first STARTALK Excellence in Leadership Summer Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. The program of the Summer Institute is designed to provide the participants with • a morning lecture series focusing on curricular design, articulation, performance assessment and teaching through technology • an afternoon workshop series designing standard-based curricula, thematic units addressing the three modes of communication within the four modalities and materials for performance assessment • a technology workshop focusing on distance learning within the National Standard Paradigm • a platform for networking with fellow participants during and after the program. For each of the languages, the Summer Institute invites no more than five participants each. These participants must hold positions as principals, supervisors of world language and/or language program directors who wish to implement curricular changes and gain leadership know-how in an effort to strengthen, expand and solidify their respective programs. These leaders become STARTALK multiplicators who in turn will promote and implement programmatic and curricular changes. Each participant must have partaken in a previous STARTALK program and be currently in a position to engage in succinct field building opportunities.

215-898-5573 • cefrei@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.plc.sas.upenn.edu/elsi

New York University (teacher)

Summer Teacher Training Institute: Arabic, Dari, Persian, Turkish

Arabic, Dari, Persian, Turkish • June 13, 2011June 24, 2011Residential Program
  • MEIS - New York University, New York, NY

This is an intensive, ten-day residential workshop designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and prospective school, community, and college teachers of Arabic, Dari, Persian and Turkish. Participants learn the most up-to-date, standards-based teaching methodologies and are required to develop, observe, and critique classroom procedures, strategies, and teaching techniques. The program includes a cultural component in which participants learn how to use the resources available in the community environment. Classrooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment and classes are held at New York University. The program can be taken for graduate credit through scholarships offered on a competitive basis. Program instructors are NYU faculty.

609-275-1968 • startalk.nyu@nyu.eduhttp://www.scps.nyu.edu/startalk

Northern Virginia Community College (teacher)

NOVASTARTALK Teacher Training Workshop

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 20, 2011July 8, 2011Residential Program
  • NOVA Arlington Center, Arlington, VA

In two separate week-long face-to-face programs, STARTALK language teachers create technology-enhanced standards-based activities to expand the curriculum presently in place in their schools. The STARTALK teachers typically work in teams during the workshops and continue to collaborate during the school year at conferences and through the use of wikis and blogs.The networking that has resulted from this program in the past three years has enriched instruction and created a bond between teachers in and out of our face-to-face STARTALK setting. Participants from outside the DC metropolitan area may enquire about partial travel stipends to help offset travel costs. Participants may apply for one session or both, but should note that there is a week without classes between the two. We cannot provide support during that week. For more information about NOVASTARTALK see our website at: http://novastartalk.nvcc.edu or contact Program Director, Dr. Laura Franklin.

703-845-6325 • lfranklin@nvcc.eduhttp://novastartalk.nvcc.edu

San Diego State University Research Foundation (teacher)

Multilanguage STARTALK Teacher Training

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian, Russian, Turkish • June 20, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • San Diego State University Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA

The summer 2011 Multi-language Teachers workshop will be an on-site training open to Startalk teachers from around the country with preference given to teachers in our 2011 Startalk programs. Teachers accepted into this program will participate in 60 hours of sustained instruction and training in a 2-week summer program and additionally will log in 10 hours of sustainment and skill building activities for 6 months following the program through online asynchronous and synchronous communication networking. Teachers participating in the program will attend 6 hours per day of instruction, from Monday through Friday, for two consecutive weeks. Working in language-specific teams they will design and model teaching a one hour lesson targeted to the proficiency and age levels of a specific group of students. Using a broad range of technological tools and software participants will learn to develop their lessons with media using communicative-based strategies infused with culture. Instruction for this workshop will be offered and modeled in English followed by work in language-specific teams in the afternoons. We are fortunate to have award-winning workshop presenters and experienced language-specific leaders

619-594-1259 • nleonard@projects.sdsu.eduhttp://larc.sdsu.edu/startalkteachertraining/

Howard Community College (student)

Startalk Intensive Critical Language Learning Experience for Howard County Students

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian • June 27, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

Howard Community College offers 5 weeks of intensive language in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and Persian. Classes begin on June 27 and will end on July 29. Students will be involved in the language they choose in very active and performance based classes. Culture is infused into the learning process with many hands-on activities such as calligraphy, song and dance, a session in the college's kitchen. The theme for 2011 is the SILK ROAD. Students who successfully complete the course will receive four college credits and will be eligible to enroll for the next class in the language sequence at HCC.

443-518-4861 • cberman@howardcc.eduhttp://www.howardcc.edu/admissions/apply/hsinfo/EarlyEntrance/startalk.html

Howard Community College (student)

Startalk Intensive Persian Language Learning Experience for Howard County Students

Persian • June 27, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

Students will spend 5 weeks studying Persian in an intensive summer program . Classes begin on June 27 and end July 29. Classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Students will engage in the language and the cultures of Iran. Successful students will receive 4 academic credits .

443-518-4861 • cberman@howardcc.eduhttp://www.howardcc.edu/admissions/apply/hsinfo/EarlyEntrance/startalk.html

UCLA Center for World Languages (student)

Startalk: Arabic and Persian for High School Heritage Students

Arabic, Persian • June 28, 2011July 28, 2011
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

These intensive five week courses are for high school students who speak Persian or Arabic at home and want to develop or strengthen their literacy and gain a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary Persian or Arab cultures. The project-based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in the target languages, using culturally relevant themes as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. Dates: June 28 - July 28, 2011 (5 weeks) Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9-12:30 + after lunch discussion sections. Fee: $150

310-825-2510 • lglew@international.ucla.eduhttp://www.hslanguages.ucla.edu
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