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China Institute in America (student)

2012 China Institute-StarTalk Summer Language Academy

Chinese • July 9, 2012August 17, 2012
  • Dalton School, New York, NY

2012 China Institute - StarTalk Summer Language Academy will offer scholarships to 30 New York metro-area high school students to attend a six-week Chinese language summer academy in New York City. Equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese, the Academy offers intensive language instruction with an emphasis on practical communication skills integrated with cultural activities, hands-on studio art classes, and field trips to area sites of cultural and historical significance. The program offers two levels of Mandarin Chinese classes for students ranging from no experience to five years of Mandarin language learning. This non-residential Academy will be held from July 9 to August 17, 2012, Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in New York City. Needs-based stipends to cover daily expenses for transportation and lunch will be available to select students. Application and Admission An application package for each level of Mandarin Chinese classes is available online at China Institute’s website (http://www.chinainstitute.org/edu/languageacademy). Applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee. The early decision deadline is April 2. The general application deadline is May 1, 2012.

212-744-8181 Ext. 138 • pzeng@chinainstitute.orghttp://www.chinainstitute.org/edu/languageacademy/

China Institute in America (student)

2013 China Institute-STARTALK High School Summer Language Academy

Chinese • July 8, 2013August 16, 2013
  • The Dalton School, New York, NY

China Institute, together with STARTALK, a project of the National Strategic Language Initiative, offers a six-week Chinese language summer academy in New York City to 40 New York metro-area high school students. Equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese, the 2013 China Institute-STARTALK High School Summer Language Academy offers intensive language instruction with an emphasis on practical communication skills integrated with cultural activities, hands-on studio art classes, and field trips to area sites of cultural and historical significance. The program offers four proficiency levels of Mandarin Chinese classes for students ranging from no experience to five years of Mandarin language learning. This non-residential Academy will be held from July 8 to August 16, 2013, Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in New York City. Application and Admission An application package for each level of Mandarin Chinese classes is available online at China Institute’s website (http://www.chinainstitute.org/edu/languageacademy). Applicants are expected to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee. The Early Decision deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013, and the general application deadline is May 6, 2013. A admission decision will be made a month after the application deadline.

212-744-8181 Ext. 138 • pzeng@chinainstitute.orghttp://www.chinainstitute.org/edu/languageacademy

China Kids 2009 (student)

Utah Start Talking Elementary Program

Salt Lake City, UT • Chinese • July 28, 2009 August 7, 2009

China Kids 2009: July 28—August 7 The China Kids 2009 STARTALK program is a Chinese language immersion program for kindergarten and first grade students to be held at multiple locations in northern Utah. Students will produce a Chinese cultural pageant and perform it for their parents at the end of the program. Along the way, they will have their first taste of learning Chinese in an immersion classroom setting. Two certified teachers will work in partnership to help the children produce their cultural pageant. The four and a half hour day will be filled with Chinese language instruction and fun and exciting Chinese cultural activities that will enhance the children's understanding of Chinese culture and literature. Students who complete the program will receive their own Certificate of Completion, and more important, they will be well-prepared and inspired to take the next step: enrolling in Chinese immersion programs in kindergarten and first grade classrooms offered at selected Utah schools. For more information, please contact Sandra Talbot at sandra_talbot@byu.edu or the BYU Chinese Flagship Center at 801.422.9189.

801-851-0032 • sandra_talbot@live.comhttp://chineseflagship.byu.edu

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 17, 2013July 12, 2013Residential Program
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: •Applying the process of curriculum design. •Developing performance based assessments. •Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates. / CAIS STARTALK Four-Week K-8 Chinese Teacher Training and In Class Teacher Assistant Program June 17 – 21, 2013 one-week intensive training / June 21 – July 12, 2013 three-week in class program / The program consists of two parts: an intensive one-week training as the one above. The second part is an additional three-week teacher assistant program in which the participants will function as teaching assistants in the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Mandarin Immersion classroom. Participants of the in class teacher assistant program will gain real classroom experience through observation, micro-teaching and feedback including discussion and reflection.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese • June 17, 2013August 9, 2013
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to San Francisco Unified School District students currently enrolled in a Chinese immersion program. Students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who struggle during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning during the summer. During each four week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional activities such as singing, Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese arts and crafts, drama and Chinese folk music. Language acquisition will come naturally to the students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion based activities. Advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with their teachers and other students.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 16, 2014August 8, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Students will learn Mandarin in an activity based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering between first and fifth grade in the fall. Children will be assigned by language proficiency as well as age to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience. During each four-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Students are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other students. Teachers will focus on building students’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org/

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 23, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive hands-on one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Session 1 (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Session 2 (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Students will learn Mandarin in an activity based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering between first and fifth grade in the fall. Children will be assigned by language proficiency as well as age to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience. During each four-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Students are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other students. Teachers will focus on building students’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese Language Teachers Associaition (teacher)

Read On: Training Modules for Literacy in Chinese

Chinese • July 23, 2012August 2, 2012Residential Program
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

This program is a 10-day residential workshop for master-teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) representing grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13-16 to develop web-based material to be used by CFL teacher trainers in CFL teacher training programs. Teachers with at least five years of experience teaching CFL in the American classroom are welcome to apply. The focus of this workshop is literacy, and the materials we develop will target character recognition and production, and reading comprehension. The workshop will include lectures and discussion on literacy acquisition, child development and reading readiness, and also instruction and support in the use of computer-based learning technologies, and will be held on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. A cultural excursion will be held on one day during the workshop time frame. The outcome of the workshop will be four sets of web-based instructional materials, one for each of the four grade level groups, each set consisting of modules for character literacy and reading comprehension for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. Participants will receive a stipend of $1000 plus round-trip transportation to the program site and room and board.

508-799-7787 • clta-startalk2012@holycross.eduhttp://academics.holycross.edu/chinese

Chinmaya Mission Chicago - Yamunotri Campus (student)

Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2015 (CMSSHC-15)

Hindi
  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Center, Grayslake, IL

Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2015 (CMSSHC-15) will take place at Chinmaya Mission's Yamunotri Campus (30877, N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL, 60030, July 20th to August 7th, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering 90 instructional hours per student over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for 3 weeks) with the theme : "My Designer Town". This program will introduce 36 students of ages 10 to 12 years to conversational and written Hindi at novice high level. As the outcome of the program, students will be able to communicate in all three modes of communication in Hindi, talk about themselves, their families, friends, likes, dislikes, daily routine, ask others about similar details, make plans. They will design their ideal town to live in after virtually visiting five towns in India, and invite others to live in / visit their town by describing its specialties (location, topography, weather, food, celebrations). Students will be able to make connections with different disciplines, such as science, math, geography, weather, history, art, nutrition, and compare / contrast languages and culture of USA and India. They will learn negotiating, problem-solving skills, which can easily be applied outside the classroom, making them life-long learners.

847-537-4710 • vidya@balodyan.comhttps://sites.google.com/a/balodyan.com/www/chinmaya-mission-startalk-summer-hindi-camp-cmsshc---2015

CLASSRoad - HADI (teacher)

STARTALK - Technology Literacy for Teaching Digital Natives

Arabic, Persian • June 11, 2012August 31, 2012Residential Program
  • PART 1 - www.CLASSRoad.com/startalk, Online from >, CA
  • PART 2 - California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Our program will empower Arabic and Persian language instructors to better engage students who are increasingly native to the digital world, by systematically equipping educators to use technology more widely and effectively. Our program will be among the first to treat this theme in a blended learning format. PART-ONE is a two-week ONLINE course led by Dr. Dany Doueiri, Professor of Arabic at CSUSB, and Munir Shaikh, Director of Online Education at CLASSRoad. This course will feature presentations on relevant pedagogical concepts, training videos, short readings and guides, quizzes, online discussions, and hands-on activities for participants to develop lesson plans and utilize various online tools and apps to set up lesson implementation. In PART-TWO, a one-week ONSITE program, we will focus on hands-on experience, and provide opportunities for in-depth discussion of emerging best practices in the use of technology in language teaching. Twenty participants from Part-One will be invited to enhance their technology skills, update their instructional design approach, and practice through micro-teaching opportunities. The onsite program is led by Dr. Mohamed Esa, who is Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at McDaniel College. The program is co-located with CSUSB's summer immersion residential program for students.

310-845-6149 • startalk@classroad.comhttp://classroad.com/startalk

CLASSRoad - HADI (teacher)

STARTALK - Designing Blended Language Instruction for Anywhere/Anytime Learners

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, Urdu • June 2, 2013July 16, 2013
  • HADI Office, Culver City, CA

BECOME AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE TEACHER: This fully online program is delivered in English and is designed by experts in blended/distance language learning. Topics include: online learning environments, learning management, student orientation, backward design for blended contexts, student-centered instruction, assessment, trouble-shooting, and teacher effectiveness evaluation. Instruction will closely reference ACFTL standards, communicative skills, language assessment, and integration of culture and content. Individual and collaborative work will offer opportunities to utilize tools like Google Moderate, Google Hangouts, Edmodo, and Rich Internet Applications, among others, to deliver blended instruction in target languages. The program is comprised of two components. ONLINE PART 1: Open to all LCTL instructors, is a two-week asynchronous workshop featuring instructional video clips, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments to be completed within a timely manner according to your personal daily availability. ONLINE EXTENSIVE PART 2: Open to a limited number of top-performers from Part 1 who are Arabic, Persian and Chinese instructors, and involves professional goal-setting and three days of preparation for micro-teaching, and three days of micro-teaching and peer feedback. Micro-teaching will be in the form of delivering a lesson to students at California State University, San-Bernardino using the distance learning tools covered and modeled in the program.

310-845-6149 • munir@hadi.orghttp://classroad.com/startalk

College Board (teacher)

Chinese Guest Teachers Summer Institute 2010

Chinese • July 21, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • UCLA Confucius Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Chinese Guest Teachers Summer Institute: An Extension of the Chinese Guest Teacher Program, co-organized by College Board, NCSSFL and the UCLA Confucius Insitute, hosted by UCLA, Los Angeles, CA . The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute offers professional development for newly arriving teachers from China prior to their placement as teachers of Chinese language and culture in elementary and secondary schools across the United States. The primary goal of the GTSI is to increase guest teachers’ understanding of American education and to facilitate their development of pedagogical skills particularly relevant to American classrooms. 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 program is organized by the College Board in collaboration with partner associations such as the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the UCLA Confucius Institute. The GTSI is only open to Chinese teachers selected for the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program. For questions, please contact Michaela Kabat at guestteacher@collegeboard.org.

212-520-8583 • guestteacher@collegeboard.org

College Board (teacher)

Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute 2011

Chinese • July 18, 2011July 28, 2011Residential Program
  • UCLA Confucius Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute: An Extension of the Chinese Guest Teacher Program, organized by College Board in collaboration with NCSSFL and the UCLA Confucius Insitute, hosted by UCLA. The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute 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 increase guest teachers’ understanding of American education and to facilitate their development of pedagogical skills particularly relevant to American classrooms. 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 Chinese teachers selected for the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program. For questions, please contact guestteacher@collegeboard.org.

212-520-8650 • guestteacher@collegeboard.orghttp://www.collegeboard.org/guestteacher

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

College of Education and Social Services, the University of Vermont (teacher)

StarTalk in Vermont: Building Teacher Capacities, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • July 24, 2012August 7, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

This combined program provides opportunities for teachers and students to learn the Chinese language together. Held on the campus of the University of Vermont, the teacher program begins on July 24 and finishes on August 7, 2012, and the dates for the student program are July 27 to August 3. The teacher program aims at upgrading teachers' knowledge and expertise for teaching the Chinese language. Participants study in-depth content on Chinese culture and the Chinese language from renowned scholars to expand their knowledge base. They examine the latest methodology for Chinese language instruction and practice them when they teach in the student program. The student program aims at generating student interest in learning the Chinese language. Participants learn the language at the beginning level with the teachers through various fun activities such as games, handicrafts, mini dramas. Both programs are open to Vermont schools and the schools in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts that are close to the Vermont boarder. The teacher program enroll Chinese language instructors only. The student program enroll beginners only. Applications are to be available at the Principal's Office and the Guidance Department of each school in mid-April.

802-565-7985 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

College of the Holy Cross (teacher)

Read On: Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese II

Chinese • July 12, 2013July 22, 2013Residential Program
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

This program is a 10-day residential workshop for master teachers of Chinese as a foreign language representing grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13-16 to develop best practices in literacy development focusing on reading strategies and reading comprehension. In the program, participants will create reading modules integrated within Standards-based units that can be used in the classroom as well as in CFL teacher training programs which are differentiated by age and proficiency level with attention to differences in instructional environment. Participants will be 'on-task' for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in a pre-program forum on character literacy in a Standards-based curriculum, focusing on best practices developed in the 2012 Startalk “Read-On” program. The outcome of the workshop will be four sets of standards-based units incorporating reading material, one for each of the four grade level groups, that will be made available to all members of the Chinese language teaching profession. Participants will be reimbursed for round-trip travel to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, housing in an air-conditioned, single-occupancy, apartment-style residence on campus, and all meals, including nightly dinners in area restaurants.

508-793-3335 • cross@holycross.eduhttp://holycross.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=37916

College of the Holy Cross (teacher)

Read On: Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese III

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 21, 2014July 31, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

This is a 10-day residential workshop for experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language representing grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13-16 to develop best practices in literacy development focusing on the reading and writing of extended texts. Participants will create modules focusing on reading and writing in Chinese integrated within Standards-based units that can be used in the classroom as well as in CFL teacher training programs which are differentiated by age and proficiency level with attention to differences in instructional environment. Participants will be 'on-task' for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in a pre-program forum on literacy development in a Standards-based curriculum, focusing on best practices developed in our 2012 and 2013 Startalk “Read-On” programs. The outcome of the workshop will be four sets of standards-based units incorporating reading and writing material, one for each of the four grade level groups, that will be made available to all members of the Chinese language teaching profession. Participants will be reimbursed for round-trip travel to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Included are housing in air-conditioned, single-occupancy, apartment-style residences on campus, and all meals. No accommodation for family members.

508-793-3335 • cross@holycross.eduhttp://college.holycross.edu/projects/startalk-chinese-literacy/index.html

College of the Holy Cross (teacher)

Read-On:Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 23, 2015August 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

“Read On: Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV,” is a 10-day StarTalk residential workshop for master teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to develop best practices in literacy development focusing on reading strategies and reading comprehension. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of full-time experience at a specific grade level teaching Chinese as a foreign language in American classrooms. K-5 and 6-8 teachers must have at least 3 years of experience; 9-12 and college-level teachers must have at least 5 years of experience. During the program, participants will create reading modules integrated within Standards-based units that can be used in the classroom as well as in CFL teacher training programs. Participants will be 'on-task' for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in a pre-program forum on character literacy in a Standards-based curriculum, focusing on best practices developed in the 2012-2014 StarTalk “Read-On” programs. Participants will receive full support for travel, meals (including daily dinners at area restaurants), and single occupancy accommodation in air-conditioned apartment-style dormitories. We cannot accommodate family members or companions. APPLICATION LINK IS ON THE PROGRAM WEBSITE HOMEPAGE (SEE BELOW). APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 24.

508-799-7787 • cross@holycross.eduhttp://college.holycross.edu/projects/startalk-chinese-literacy/index.html

Concordia Language Villages (student)

STARTALK Chinese Student Program: Building World Citizens With a "Village" Approach to Learning and Living Chinese

Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 4, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • August 3, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • August 17, 2009 August 29, 2009Residential Session

Students live in a “Chinese Village,” learning Chinese through daily life in this residential camp program. Concordia Language Villages prepares young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Chinese is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities. Thousands of young people from 32 countries and all 50 states attend Concordia Language Villages sessions every year. Two- and four-week summer youth programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. The four-week session is the equivalent of one high school year of language instruction. After the session, students will continue the educational and social experience in an online e-village. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Programs are offered in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Concordia Language Villages is a flagship program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college recognized for its commitment to international education.

218-299-4544 • olsonkm@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

STARTALK: Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for Teachers of Chinese

Bemidji, MN • Chinese • July 19, 2009 July 29, 2009Residential Session

The course in second language and immersion methodologies is designed to provide both beginning and experienced teachers with a forum for discussing classroom teaching and learning, and the importance of context in a communicative approach to second language and immersion instruction. Through background reading, and subsequent discussions led by experienced teachers of Chinese, participants will be able to clarify their understanding of the course content, including the application of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning for the 21st Century to effective lesson and unit design. Participants will also share strategies with each other through micro-teaching. Because the program is a residential program, the participants will have opportunities to share ideas and extend discussions beyond the classroom time. The class discussions will be complemented by observations and participation in activities at the Chinese Language Village. Participants will share their observations of the instructional program at the Chinese Language Village with the leadership and staff to foster a dialogue related to best practices in teaching and learning the Chinese language and culture. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded four graduate credits.

218-299-4544 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (student)

STARTALK Arabic Student Program: Building World Citizens With a "Village" Approach to Learning and Living Arabic

Sandstone, MN • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Sandstone, MN • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session
Sandstone, MN • Arabic • August 3, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session

Students live in an “Arabic Village,” learning Arabic through daily life in this residential camp program. Concordia Language Villages prepares young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Arabic is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities. Thousands of young people from 32 countries and all 50 states attend a Concordia Language Villages sessions every year. Two- and four-week summer youth programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. The four-week session is the equivalent of one high school year of language instruction. After the session, students will continue the educational and social experience in an online e-village. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Programs are offered in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Concordia Language Villages is a flagship program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college recognized for its commitment to international education.

218-299-4544 • olsonkm@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

STARTALK: Best Practices in Assessment for Teachers of Arabic

Bemidji, MN • Arabic • July 23, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session

Participants will begin their exploration of assessment by participating in the ACTFL OPI Assessment Workshop. The workshop will give the participants a common understanding and allow them to share experiences assessing the oral proficiency of students with varying backgrounds in the Arabic language. Following the OPI workshop, participants will share assessments they currently are using and their goals for using them. Together the group will review the assessment samples to determine the degree to which they assess the goals of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. They will discuss professional readings on assessment and reference sample assessments as appropriate. Because the program is a residential program, the participants will have opportunities beyond the classroom to share ideas and help each other build common understandings of best practices in assessment for the Arabic language classroom. Participants will visit the Arabic Language Village to observe and participate in the language and culture immersion program. They will meet with the leadership of the village to share their observations and discuss best practices in teaching and learning the Arabic language and culture. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be award four graduate credits.

218-299-4544 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers

Russian • June 27, 2010 July 10, 2010Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. A residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Russian, the participants will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching Russian through participation in language learning groups and activities at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village of Concordia Language Villages. Active participation in the Russian Language Village program will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action at Lesnoe Ozero will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The use of music to teach Russian will be highlighted in the program with discussions facilitated by guest presenter, Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson. Because of the building configuration of the Russian Language Village, participants will be able to live on-site for this experience, participating in the daily schedule as observers and co-leaders of activities as appropriate. They will also have their own classes to discuss professional readings, share observations, and prepare materials for use at Russian Language Village and in their classrooms.

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