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Glastonbury Public Schools (teacher)

Lead with Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: Advanced Course: Creating Teacher Leaders in the Chinese Classroom (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Beginner Course: Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice (face-to-face)
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course: June 29 – July 10: Prerequisite: 3 years teaching experience. Participants will develop an understanding of what it takes to become a leader, how to develop a vision of what good classroom performance is, how to communicate that vision to other teachers, and finally how to assist other teachers in implementing that vision in their classes. Participants will also focus on diagnosing difficulties, and promoting ways to manage the learning process. Participants learn to provide feedback and coaching to other teachers so that instruction is maximized. Technology will be an integral part of the course and will be used to gather data. Beginner Course: July 13 – 24: This course centers on a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology, and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Observation and reflection are integral parts of the course.

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://goo.gl/6Ymhuy

Howard County Public Schools (student)

StarTalk: Chinese Language Camp

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Clarksville Middle School, Clarksville, MD

In the 2015 STARTALK: Chinese Language Camp, rising 3rd – 8th graders will learn Chinese through the study of various Chinese Stories (this curriculum is different from previous years). In addition, students will acquire language for daily interactions and for talking about families and homes in China and the United States. The focus for beginning level students will be on speaking the language, while students at the intermediate level will also develop reading and writing skills.

443-280-2402 • myriam_montanez-comito@hcpss.orghttp://www.hcstartalk.weebly.com/

Northern Virginia Community College (teacher)

NOVASTARTALK

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: NOVASTARTALK F2F Workshops (face-to-face)
  • NOVA Arlington Center, Arlington,, VA

NOVASTARTALK is a face to face workshop that features standards-based instruction on the appropriate use of technology to teach World Languages in STARTALK programs and in the home institutions of STARTALK teachers. The faculty members of NOVASTARTALK are known or their expertise in technology-enhanced language teaching and learning. The focus of the workshop is the technology toolkit that each participant puts together over the course of a week of instruction. This toolkit allows the teachers to implement a similar program at their home institutions. There are two seperate NOVASTARTALK sessions with different applications and foci. Teachers are encouraged to sign up for week one if they have never been to NOVASTARTALK before. They are encouraged to sign up for week two if they are proficient in basic technologies or if they are returning to NOVASTARTALK after a previous workshop. Participants should not sign up for NOVASTARTALK unless they are able to attend from 9-5 for the five consecutive days of the session . For information on our program contact Program Director Laura Franklin at 703-845-6325.

703-845-6242 • lfranklin@nvcc.eduhttp://www.novastartalk.edu

Stanford University (student)

Stanford University California World Language Project Mandarin Student Program

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA

This program is for "true beginners" of Mandarin middle school students who intend to study the language and culture either in their middle or high school years and is not appropriate for heritage speakers of Chinese. The program will engage learners in exploring themes related to the Silk Road and will equip them with the linguistic and cultural experiences that will enable them to successfully interact with each other as "Silk Road Ambassadors" and apply their knowledge of Chinese language and cultural practices.. The program is especially designed to introduce students to the Mandarin language, tones and cultural perspectives, practices and products and prepare them for a successful experience in continuing to study Chinese in the 2015-16 academic year. Priority will be given to rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in the Sunnyvale School District. The non-residential program will be held in Sunnyvale, CA from June 29-July 24, 2015.

650-723-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

The University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi StarTalk 9

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 28, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS

Mississippi StarTalk 9 is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session. In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Current high school sophomores and juniors with outstanding academic records may apply to the StarTalk Program. Up to thirty students will be selected to participate in the program upon consideration of their academic record, letters of recommendation, and personal essay. Students who have never studied Chinese are encouraged to apply. Students who have also studied Chinese for one or two years may apply as well, and a higher-level course may be offered depending on the background of the applicants.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (student)

2015 Virginia Beach STARTALK Summer Academies

Chinese, Russian
  • June 29, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • • • Christopher Farms Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA

This is a long-standing free four-week immersive program which offers four classes of elementary Chinese for rising fifth grade students and one class of advanced Chinese for returning rising sixth grade students. This is the first year that there will be two classes of elementary Russian offered to rising fifth grade students as well. For the elementary classes, students are selected by lottery equally from each of the three sections of the city (60 for Chinese and 30 for Russian). Participants attend class four hours Monday-Thursday, with enrichment instruction in the arts (folkloric dance/martial arts and painting/calligraphy). In addition, students will enjoy an afternoon field trip to further explore the respective language and culture studied. In February of the following year, participants will be invited to after-school post-sessions to continue their studies. The Chinese post-sessions focus on celebration of the Chinese New Year and culminate in a field trip to a heritage community Spring Festival. The Russian post-sessions bring students to a local high school to enjoy Russian food, dance, and crafts with the high school Russian students.

757-263-1469 • jennifer.carson@vbschools.com

New York University (teacher)

NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (K-6)

Chinese
  • July 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Teaching FL To Elementary School Students (3 credits) (face-to-face)
  • September 12, 2015January 16, 2016: Dual Language Workshops (Saturdays once a month) (face-to-face)
  • New York University, New York, NY

The NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) for pre- and in-service teachers of Chinese is designed to give teachers an essential understanding of the theory and best practices of Chinese immersion and FLES education. The core of the NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) is the summer course “Teaching Foreign Language to Elementary School Children” (FLES), which is held July 6 - 24, with additional content designed exclusively for teachers of Chinese. Four fall workshops concentrate on Chinese immersion education. Participants may choose from 2 strands. The first strand offers a 50% scholarship to participants who wish to earn 3 graduate credits in FLES education. These 3 credits are required for teachers holding NYS Teaching 7-12 certification to receive the NYS extension for teaching in grades 1-6. Both strands will participate in a series of fall workshops focusing on Chinese immersion education.

212-992-9367 • robin.harvey@nyu.eduhttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms/StarTalk_NYUChineseImmersion2015

University of Hawaii (teacher)

Hawaii Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese to primarily secondary school learners, although the approaches may be adapted for other learners. The Teacher Training Institute runs concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by four master teachers and one assistant teacher. During the first three days of the Institute, teachers will be immersed in theory and its implementation, through live instruction, demonstrations, experiential classes in which the participants become students, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles and incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches (teachers choose one strand for a focus). For the first week of the student camp, trainees will watch, dissect, and reflect on lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they will help teach. All lessons are critiqued using back channeling and in feedback sessions. Some segments may be video recorded. Teacher trainees will pay airfare and $500 towards housing. Tuition, board, excursions and materials are covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

Furman University (student)

STARTALK: Furman Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 5, 2015July 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC

The 2015 STARTALK Furman Chinese Language Camp is a two-week residential program from July 05-19. It is an intensive language program designed for 28 high school students who have taken at least one year of Chinese, or the equivalent. The program theme is: “You and I: Two Worlds Meet.” The ultimate goal of each day’s learning is to prepare the students for the evening one-on-one video chat with their language partners in China. Immersed in the topics of evening conversations, students live on the beautiful Furman campus with native Chinese language teachers and undergraduate Chinese-speaking camp counselors, build their language skills in intensive morning classes, try their hand at Chinese cooking, Taichi, dance, and games, attend lectures on contemporary Chinese culture and politics, and enjoy language-focused field trips. The program provides 7 hours a day of organized instruction and language-focused activities and weekend tours. Weekend activities feature a group hike with Furman's undergraduate students from China, meetings with the Greenville Chinese Cultural Association, a field trip to a Chinese grocery store followed by a dumpling-making party, a Chinese feature film, and a final farewell performance.

864-294-2545 • dongming.zhang@furman.eduhttp://www.furman.edu/academics/asianstudies/summer-programs-and-teacher-training/Pages/startalk.aspx

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 5, 2015July 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

This residential Chinese academy for 25 high school students (grades 9-12) is designed to provide an immersion in Chinese language and culture, and to spark and develop interest in Chinese language and culture. Participants will receive 150 hours of instruction in 15 days. The focus of the curriculum, whose theme will be “Experiencing Chinese Festivals through the Five Senses”, will be on gaining language skills, cultural understanding and digital media expertise. Student participants will have the opportunity to work on iPads, which will allow them to reinforce skills, to have access to their growing competencies via ePortfolio, and to record their gains via LinguaFolio. Tai Chi will follow breakfast every morning. Classroom instruction, conducted in the target language, will take place all day with breaks for lunch, snacks and dinner. After dinner, a variety of cultural offerings ranging from calligraphy to art to cooking to Chinese film will be offered. The rich intersection of American high school students and teachers of Chinese will promote authentic cultural exchange during class sessions and extracurricular activities. The administrative and instructional staff consists of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction and LinguaFolio.

402-472-2024 • amoeller2@unl.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2015/

Asia Institute Crane House (student)

STARTALK : Asia Institute Crane House Chinese Language Program

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TBD, Louisville, KY

The STARTALK : Asia Institute Crane House Chinese Language Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to rising 5th, 6th and 7th grade students in the Louisville, Kentucky region. In this 3-week program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture for the duration through projects and group activities. Activities include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures. During the course of the program, students learn language and culture, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends. Students who achieve qualified scores on the standardized testing may apply for high school language credit.

502-485-8252 • cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.ushttp://www.cranehouse.org

Bryant University (teacher)

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 31, 2015: Program (face-to-face)
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

This program is a 4-week summer training and practice program from July 6-31, 2015 (no training on weekends). The targeted audiences are current and future Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Teaching experience is not required. Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. The program also includes important sessions on national standards, student-centered instruction, assessment, backward-design lesson planning, and teaching technology. The program features: • Certificate of 120 professional development credit hours • Authentic practice teaching classes with middle/high school students • Mentor for lesson planning and practice teaching • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant with discount tuition and certain scholarships • Lectures/seminars by renowned scholars/experts • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies/classroom activities • Field trip to Boston and Newport Mansions in Rhode Island • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants living 30 miles away from Bryant campus (limited; first come first served) • Up to $200 reimbursement of travel to program • Breakfast and lunch provided

401-232-6566 • kliu1@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

Global Language Project (teacher)

Highly Effective Teacher By Design

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian
  • July 6, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia University: Knox Hall, New York, NY

The GLP Summer Startalk Program: Highly Effective Teacher By Design, is a two week program designed to bring together learners to both improve their own instruction as well as support colleagues in their professional growth. We will begin our time together by establishing a common understanding of the characteristics of highly effective world language instruction as well as the components of the world readiness standards. We will continue by exploring the role of learning targets and formative assessment as a means to monitor student language development, ensuring participants meet their end of course goals. Next we will focus on lesson planning, comprehensible input, and checking for understanding, which are essential elements of a successful second language classroom. In week two we will focus on practicing the implementation of what was learned in week one. This week will provide opportunities for participants to teach lessons to groups of students and receive feedback on those lessons. Based on the feedback, participants will revise the lesson and re-teach it to a new group later in the week. This focus on the reflection and refinement process will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills they can implement in their classrooms in the fall.

646-657-8075 Ext. 6 • eshovers@glpny.orghttp://www.globallanguageproject.org/startalkprogram.php#registration

Kent State University (teacher)

KSU STARTALK: Teacher Leadership Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy, Kent, OH

The Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy is a ten-day residential program for K-12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The task-based, learner-centered curriculum promotes the integration of the latest Web 2.0 technologies with STARTALK best practices in Foreign Language instruction. Teacher participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the Kent State student immersion program in Mandarin Chinese. Teacher participants receive three graduate credits upon successful completion of the program. This program (including room and board and tuition) is entirely free for teachers accepted into the program.

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

Mandarin Institute and SFUSD (student)

Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Program

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program offers Bay Area students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program. During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units and a distance learning component. Each student will have a personal Chinese tutor situated in China with whom they will interact with daily over the course of the program to increase their skill and confidence in engaging in authentic dialogues. Located in the heart of Chinatown, students will engage with locals daily in addition to several field trips and lunch in Chinatown. Students can register for Middle School Immersion or High School level II or III. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour language study High School program, students may earn one semester foreign language credit. The theme of our program is "Discover San Francisco Chinatown!" Our goal is to increase students' confidence in using their language skills in real world situations with native speakers.

415-861-0966 • info@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.MandarinInstitute.org/students/STARTALK_2015

New Century School (student)

STARTALK: China in Baltimore

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • The New Century School, Baltimore, MD

This program aims to provide meaningful, motivating, and cultural Chinese experiences to elementary-age learners. The key priority is to increase students' Chinese language proficiency and desire to continue learning. Our student-centered, theme-based, and backward-designed program, “STARTALK: China in Baltimore,” teaches Chinese language and culture via a curriculum based on a central question: What if Baltimore city became a city in China, Shanghai perhaps? What would students need to get around? What kind of food would they be exposed to? Where could they go visit and how would they get there? These among many other questions will be answered throughout our summer program. Students will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of China. Students for "STARTALK: China in Baltimore" will prepare authentic Chinese food and eat food authentic to local Chinese cities. They will also explore the local Baltimore area with the mindset that they are in a Chinese city. Through exposure to these types of activities students will have the chance to compare American and Chinese culture. The urban location of The New Century School (historic Fells Point) is an ideal place for students to experience diversity in culture and a wealth of city landmarks.

410-929-4116 • xie@thenewcenturyschool.comhttp://www.thenewcenturyschool.com/

North Central College (student)

North Central College’s STARTALK Chinese Immersion Experience

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 18, 2015: Program (face-to-face)
  • North Central College, Naperville, IL

North Central College STARTALK students will explore and engage in Chinese language learning within the context of a professional environment. This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of Chinese learning experience. Topics to be explored include job interviewing, asking questions in a business context, introducing oneself and engaging in appropriate conversation for the professional world, using modern technology, and the importance of teamwork. This summer program aims at providing students with opportunities to enhance their language skills and to learn about China’s major industries, customs and traditions, as well as explore similarities and differences between STEM-based careers in China and the United States. The format of the program will be loosely modeled on the popular reality shows The Apprentice and Shark Tank. Students will work in teams to develop strategies to market a product in China and will demonstrate what they “can-do” at weekly Board Meetings.

630-637-5263 • jsun@noctrl.eduhttps://northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/startalk

Queens University of Charlotte (student)

STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic 2015

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

The StarTalk: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 105 hour non-residential program for rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from July 6th to July 24th from 8:30AM to 3:30PM with lunch and snack provided. Undergraduate credit (3 hours) may be granted upon program completion, at which point students will demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin or Arabic at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level with a focus on real-world communication skills. Using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies - such as Skype conversations with native-speaking tutors abroad - students will engage in culturally significant communicative activities in an immersion setting in class, in the community, and online. Sixty-five students will be admitted in a competitive application process including essays and a teacher recommendation. Prior knowledge of Mandarin or Arabic not required. Heritage language learners and advanced students are welcome.

704-688-2836 • debelle@queens.eduhttp://queens.edu/chinese-institute

Springfield Public Schools (student)

StarTalk Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Boland Elementary School, Springfield, MA

We are pleased to offer another Chinese Immersion Summer Camp for students in the greater Springfield area that combines Chinese Language Instruction with a focus on Mathematics and Community Service. Elementary students from grades 1 through 8 are eligible for our program and we invite younger siblings at the kindergarten level to participate as well. The 2015 camp will be located at the Edward P. Boland Elementary School located at 426 Armory Street in Springfield. The camp with run from Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 2:30, from July 6th through July 24th, 2015. Free breakfast and lunch is provided daily. For more information please call or email Program Director, Ann Ferriter, at (413) 896-0457 or ferritera@sps.springfield.ma.us.

413-787-7111 • ferritera@sps.springfield.ma.ushttp://www.sps.springfield.ma.us

University of Hawaii (student)

Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

The 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language Camp at the University of Hawaii will enroll 20 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. The integrated 3-week residential program combines TBLT (task-based language teaching) and TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading & storytelling) approaches to listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese; language instruction through technology and media; STEM-oriented and cultural classes conducted in the target language; instruction in Chinese martial arts; Chinese language training via improvisational theatre; and experiential activities conducted in the local environment. It is led by four nationally known key instructors, a talented STARTALK-Hawaii alumnus teacher, four Confucius Institute teachers who are STARTALK-Hawaii alumni, and at least 10 highly motivated teacher-trainees from the concurrent Teacher Training Institute. Students will be exposed to an energized/energizing program in Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them culturally appropriate language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language-learning and -using opportunities long after camp is over.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Houston (teacher)

STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston, Houston, TX

The STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston offers a Chinese language teacher training July 6–17 with a follow-up session, Nov. 1, 2015. We offer a 3-credit graduate course (Studies of Chinese Language Acquisition) which can be applied towards Teacher Certification in Chinese, teacher certificate renewal, or a MA degree in teaching Chinese. Participants will receive a certificate upon their completion of the program. The program curriculum include 1) conceptualization of the National Standards by applying the standards to theme-/content-based curriculum design and learner-centered instruction, 2) examination of research in second language acquisition and Chinese language instruction on form, meaning, and function, 3) backward design: application of the theories to CFL curriculum and instruction; using the theory and teaching principles, 4) discussion on Chinese vocabulary instruction, 5) performance-based assessments with a focus on "what students can do with language" and 6) Chinese linguistics for Chinese teachers. Chinese language teachers from K-12 schools, community colleges, and Chinese heritage schools are welcome to apply. We also welcome out-of-state teachers who are willing to pay for transportation and a partial of the room cost. Participants must have an undergraduate degree. Application deadline: April 27th, 2015. Please fill an online application: http://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/index.php

713-743-3007 • mjgutierrez@uh.eduhttp://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

UMASS Boston STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The 15-day, intensive Mandarin Language Summer Camp is open to Massachusetts students in grades 6-12. Four levels of Chinese language classes led by experienced instructors will be held at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. The language curriculum will focus on the theme “My Past, Present and Future in Mandarin” to build on students’ everyday knowledge, daily experience, and individual interests. The summer language courses will prepare students to converse about school life, compare their schedules and activities, and prepare for future studies in the U.S. and in China. Sub-themes will provide vocabulary, dialogue topics and group and independent projects that will enable students to learn quickly and at an appropriate level, while the camp-wide theme will facilitate students speaking Mandarin to each other and with native speakers. The language content is complimented by “electives” such as Chinese art, dance, skits and performances; food, games, and ping pong. A series of language-exchange meetings with high school students from Beijing will provide opportunity to converse and participate in school and language-based activities (without having to travel to China). The exchange of language combined with creative cultural activities is intended to get students to start-talking and promote motivation to become life-long learners of Mandarin.

617-869-0295 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://caps.umb.edu/china

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

UMASS Boston STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The China Program Center at UMass Boston is offering an experiential Summer Institute to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools. The UMass-STARTALK Institutional Goals include to familiarize participants with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, and current theories in second language acquisition; to promote understanding of American school culture and effective classroom practices; to learn student-centered pedagogy and apply it to the teaching of Chinese; to write curriculum units based the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and the STARTALK curriculum template Upon completion, participants will be able to grasp and discuss the ACTFL World- Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles and be able to implement best practices in lesson planning and classrooms. Participants will write a standards-based, thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at a follow-up day two months after the conclusion of the institute.

617-338-9385 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://caps.umb.edu/china

Natrona County School District (student)

Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp

Chinese
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp (face-to-face)
  • Paradise Valley Elementary School, Casper, WY

The Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience for students in grades K-5. This summer program will include sessions for kindergarten through fifth grade students at Paradise Valley Elementary school. The morning and afternoon sessions will each have capacity for 20 incoming kindergarteners (40 total), 20 dual language immersion first graders (40 total), 22 dual language immersion second grade students (44 total) and 10 non-immersion third-fifth grade students (20 total), 72 students in the morning and 72 students in the afternoon, for at total capacity of 144 students. The K-1 classes will center around the story of Mulan and the second grade immersion and 3-5 non immersion classes will be based on The Monkey King. The students will be immersed in Mandarin by experienced dual-language immersion teachers who will introduce them to and develop the language and culture of China. At the end of the camp they will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade and proficiency in Chinese.

307-253-3151 • kim_jones@natronaschools.org

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will provide an intensive 10-day professional development experience for 15 US teachers of Chinese focused on creating a learner/learning centered environment that reflects best practices in language learning and teaching. STARTALK teacher participants wear two “hats” in this institute. First, they are placed in the role of the learner as they experience pedagogical techniques and strategies first-hand that actively engage them in the learning process. In this way, they develop confidence through practice. Second, participants are placed in the role of teacher, as they examine their beliefs about language learning and teaching both during and after the learning tasks, thus promoting “reflection in action” and “reflection on action.” In order to affect maximum technology uptake, each participant is given an iPad and laptop to use as they learn technology in a context directly applicable to their classrooms. Points of emphasis include: instructional planning based on backward design; assessment that includes formative, summative and self-assessment; classroom management; integration of LinguaFolio; content- based instruction; developing intercultural communicative competence; and technology integration. The staff is comprised of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction, LinguaFolio and classroom management.

402-472-2024 • hurlbut@gmail.comhttps://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute/
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