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College Board (teacher)

Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • May 20, 2015June 3, 2015: Pre-Institute Online Modules (online)
  • July 22, 2015August 1, 2015: Guest Teacher Summer Institute (face-to-face)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute (GTSI) offers professional development for newly arriving teachers from China, prior to their placement as visiting teachers of Chinese language and culture in elementary and secondary schools across the United States. The primary goal of the GTSI is to prepare the guest teachers to teach effectively in American classrooms through a combination of interactive sessions and hands-on teaching practice. The program covers topics such as the structure of U.S. K-12 education, K-12 foreign language teaching standards, communication strategies, course design, classroom management, materials development, and more. The GTSI is only open to teachers selected for the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program. The program is organized by College Board in collaboration with the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the UCLA Confucius Insitute, and is hosted on the UCLA campus.For questions, please contact guestteacher@collegeboard.org.

212-713-8038 • scantor@collegeboard.org

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship, ASU Chinese language summer camp

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • ASU Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ

"ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship" offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th graders who are Arizona residents. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in Chinese language and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. After the program, students will commit to continuing their Chinese language learning. The camp will be housed on the beautiful Tempe campus of the Arizona State University.

480-965-0703 • xia.zhang@asu.eduhttps://international.clas.asu.edu/k-12-outreach/startalk-program

Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Boulder (teacher)

Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age: A STARTALK Program on Incorporating Learner-Centered Tehnology Tools into the Chinese Language Curriculum

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 10, 2015June 21, 2015: Pre-program Asynchronous Online Segment (online)
  • June 23, 2015July 1, 2015: Residential Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • July 2, 2015July 17, 2015: Asynchronous Project Completion Segment (online)
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado's Program for Teaching East Asia will host a STARTALK program for 20 Chinese language teachers working in middle and high school settings around the US. This blended program will provide teachers with a thorough understanding of and practical experience with implementing effective learning technologies appropriate for the secondary Chinese language classroom. Based on the premise that the sustainability of both a program and its teachers increasingly depends on the teachers possessing skills and behaviors of a digital-age professional, this STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will consist of asynchronous online learning in mid-June, a residential institute in late June, and asynchronous online time in early July to complete a technology portfolio.

303-735-5128 • jon.zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015July 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

This is a three-week, standards based summer program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Bangor, Maine. The program will overlap with the BCS student STARTALK program during one of its three weeks. This will facilitate articulation with the student program and enable practicum teaching experience with the STARTALK students, grades 4-12. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching with practical methods, and class portfolio management. Based on strategies and ACTFL standards in teaching foreign language, the program will concern itself with differentiated teaching, and curriculum development using best practices. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. Teacher participants will learn the use of immersion techniques, how to stay in the target language, technology use in the classroom, standards-based, student-centered learning activities and effective assessment techniques. The curriculum will follow Maine standards with an introduction to national and international standards in language learning. Following the three-week program, participants will be given the opportunity to continue their professional development through workshops and professional conferences.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com/

San Diego State University Research Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK 2015: Multi-language Summer Student/Teacher Program: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Swahili, Persian, Portuguese Combination proposal

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) will offer a two-week residential teacher training program for twenty three beginning level and five emerging (intermediate) level teachers (K-16). The program will be conducted at two levels to accommodate both beginning and emerging teachers. By the end of the program the participants will be able to effectively apply contemporary theories of second language acquisition (SLA) to their instruction; incorporate the principles of backward design; the five-step lesson plan; and ACTFL standards to their lessons and curricula. The five emerging participants will be given more practicum opportunity during the workshop. They will work closely with the Language Group Leaders in the morning to prepare materials and lessons. In the afternoons they will assist/coach the beginning level participants. The program will be offered via a two-week (80 hours) on-site workshop. Interested participants will earn three units graduate level credit and will be offered an opportunity to attend an extra 40 hours of continuing teacher education offered by the California World Language Project onsite, or online.

619-594-7447 • fsaydee@mail.sdsu.eduhttps://larc.sdsu.edu/startalk/

University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The goal of STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically (TACCLA) is to improve participants’ ability to rethink their curriculum and instructional methods toward enhancing their students’ language proficiency levels while integrating elements of culture learning at the same time. This program will use the proficiency-oriented principles of language teaching, which are aligned with national standards. Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. This is a free residential program with limited travel allowance to offset the cost of transportation and limited tuition scholarship. Participants in this program will: --Explore theories and research about culture and culture learning --Create objectives for culture learning with particular reference to the national standards --Examine curricular models for integrating language and culture --Investigate techniques and materials for teaching culture --Explore traditional and alternative methods of assessing language and culture learning --Develop and apply criteria for evaluating cultural content of teaching materials --Create authentic teaching materials that has the potential to achieve proficiency through culture as core content --Share newly created lesson plans during their practicum experience

612-625-0243 • zhang429@umn.eduhttp://confucius.umn.edu/teachers/pd/star_talk/taccla/index.html

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages at Concordia Language Villages

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 1, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of critical languages. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Jing Zhao, a Chinese immersion teacher, serves as co-instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $350.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Kent State University (student)

KSU STARTALK: Chinese Student Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU STARTALK Chinese Student Academy, Kent, OH

This is a four-week residential immersion program targeting rising juniors and seniors in Ohio high schools and is designed for new learners of Mandarin Chinese. Housed in the Honors College on Kent State University's main campus, the program offers task-based instruction in a culture-rich environment. The summer program is supplemented by an academic year follow-up component, upon successful completion of which participants receive five college credits.

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

University of Toledo (teacher)

2015 STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program for Chinese Heritage School Teachers

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Toledo, oledo, OH, Toledo, OH

The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is aimed at expanding the conceptual understanding and practical teaching skills of experienced teacher leaders of community-based Chinese heritage schools/programs in the United States. Participants will work in two cohorts, one for returning STARTALK participants and the other for those who are new to the program. The differentiated learning will provide opportunities for stimulating exchanges about principles of teaching and learning, lessons learned, and successes experienced. This residential program consists of three parts: a one-month pre-workshop online session, a one-week onsite workshop at the University of Toledo, and a post-workshop online forum. Participants will leave the STARTALK-CHELER program with new knowledge and effective strategies of developing student-centered, standard-based, and thematically organized lessons to build a learning community through technology. The STARTALK-CHLER program, including room, board and tuition, is free for qualifying applicants. Participants receive six continuing education units upon successful completion of the program.

419-530-2146 • acheng@utoledo.eduhttp://startalk.cheler.org

Bangor Chinese School (student)

STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

For the summer 2015, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. BCS now offers to provide a year-seven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. Student assessment will be ACTFL standards-based and an emphasis will continue to be placed on meeting the needs of students with a variety of learning styles. All students will be introduced to and use LinguaFolio as a tool of self assessment. A three-week fast-paced program will serve 42 residential and non-residential students. These will consist of grade 4-12 students assigned to one of three language levels. As in the past, a limit numbers of residential facilities will be provided for students who live more than 50 miles from the Bangor-based program.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 11, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Applications now CLOSED for this program. BYU Chinese STARTALK 2015 • 3 week residential program • Offers Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, • Open to 14-18 year old students who are rising 9th graders and not yet graduated from high school. • Held on the campus of Brigham Young University, Provo Utah • Academic curriculum that awards high school credit • “Immersion” environment with classes, activities and field trips all conducted in Chinese Activity highlights: Night Market event, creating music videos, final banquet. ** For more information or to apply online go to: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkchinese/. Application period for the 2015 program is March 2 - March 31.

801-422-9189 • barton7@comcast.nethttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese/

Center for Human Services (teacher)

CHS 2015 Summer STARTALK Institute on Integrating Communication and Culture in Chinese Language Programs

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • CHS/STARTALK at Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD

CHS STARTALK 2015 will provide an innovative learning environment for Chinese teacher-trainees from June 28, 2015 to July 10, 2015 (face-to-face) and July 13 to July 31, 2015 (online). Classes will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Residential option available. Lodging and meals provided. Evening activities included. The program assists teacher-trainees to understand and implement high-yield teaching and learning strategies for the target languages. The program will focus on the following content areas: Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Approach and Methodology, and Curriculum Design. The program will link these content areas to STARTALK-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and Characteristics of Effective Language Lessons. This, in turn, will be embedded within a larger framework based on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL/STELLA) Project domains. During the program, all participants will receive information and guidance on Maryland’s and Pennsylvania’s state teacher-licensure procedures, alternate paths to certification, teacher-training programs leading to certification, and relevant graduate programs leading to an advanced degree.

717-508-7290 • chs.startalk@gmail.comhttp://bit.ly/chsstartalk

TROY University (teacher)

TROY-STARTALK Teacher Program (Chinese) 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TROY-STARTALK (Troy), Troy, AL

TROY University offers a fun and challenging two-week intensive Chinese language camp for highly motivated pre- and in-service Chinese language teachers. Participants will live and study with experienced bilingual Chinese language professors and teachers from Confucius Institute and College of Education of TROY University. All participants pledge to speak only Chinese from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day with paired students. Participants study in a small class of 12 students each morning and engage in fun hands-on activities each afternoon designed to build language skills while introducing China’s rich cultural diversity to paired students. Participants will try their hands at Chinese paper folding, Chinese cooking, Dragon Dance, Tai Chi, Chinese traditional dances, and games. Each participant will join an on-line community to help stay in touch with their language partners after the program concludes. The program is open to all pre- and in-service teachers with near-native proficiency in the Chinese language and graduate level mastery of English for the studies of language teaching theories. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the participants at TROY University. Troy’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for everybody to enjoy outside of class.

334-808-6154 • startalk@troy.eduhttp://troy.edu/startalk/

TROY University (student)

TROY-STARTALK Student Program (Chinese) 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TROY-STARTALK (Troy), Troy, AL

TROY University offers a fun and challenging two-week intensive Chinese language camp for highly motivated high school students. Students will live and study with experienced Chinese language teachers and bilingual camp counsellors from Confucius Institute and College of Education of TROY University. All students pledge to speak only Chinese from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Students study in small classes of 12 students each morning and engage in fun hands-on activities each afternoon designed to build language skills while introducing China’s rich cultural diversity. Students will try their hands at Chinese paper folding, Chinese cooking, Dragon Dance, Tai Chi, Chinese traditional dances, and games. Each student participant will join an on-line community to help stay in touch with their language partners after the program concludes. The program is open to high school students with at least one year of Chinese language or the equivalent in other languages. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the students arrive at TROY University. Troy’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for students to enjoy outside of class.

334-808-6154 • startalk@troy.eduhttp://troy.edu/startalk/

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop: Materials Development

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

In spite of the large number of Heritage Language Learners (HLL) in K-16 classrooms, language instructors in the U.S. are not prepared to teach them and few methodologies, curricula, or materials for teaching HLLs are available. This challenge is compounded in all STARTALK languages because they are less commonly taught and the teachers are often required to create their own materials. This teacher workshop is designed to help language teachers learn how to develop suitable materials for their students by focusing on instructional materials that answer the needs of HLLs. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of HL materials development. The workshop also aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home. The instructors are Dr. Olga Kagan, UCLA ,and Dr. Maria Carreira, CSULB.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.nhlrc.ucla.edu/nhlrc/events/startalkworkshop/2015/home

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

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

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/

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/

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

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

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/
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