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Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

Startalk 2010

Arabic, Turkish • July 12, 2010 July 29, 2010
  • Cedar Lee Middle School, Bealeton, VA

The Fauquier County STARTALK program is an introduction to the Turkish and Arabic languages and cultures. The goal of our program is to expose rising 6th- through 9th-grade students to less commonly taught languages and cultures. Students will choose one of the languages to focus their studies as the two programs will run at the same time. We hope to build a foundation for further study and inspire students to want to learn more about languages and cultures. Students who complete this program will be able to participate in simple conversations on familiar topics including, but not limited to, greetings, numbers, colors, clothing, food, and animals. Students will be able to identify alphabetic characters leading them towards the ability to read the target language. Instruction will be centered around the theme, "Planning a holiday party." Students will become aware of the different languages and cultures around them to help them to be more productive citizens in a global community. The program dates are July 12 - 29. There will be no classes on Fridays.

540-349-8560 Ext. 1081 • lhoover@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=42287&

Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

Startalk 2011

Arabic, Turkish • July 11, 2011July 28, 2011
  • Cedar Lee Middle School, Bealeton, VA

Fauquier County Public Schools is offering StarTalk foreign language programs in Turkish and Arabic in July 2011. We will offer the following classes: Arabic 1 for grades 3-5, Arabic 1 for grades 6-10, Arabic 2 for returning students grades 7-11, Turkish 1 for grades 3-6, Turkish 1 for grades 7-10, and Turkish 2 for returning students grades 7-11. Classes will be held at Cedar Lee Middle School in Bealeton, VA. Student hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided for Fauquier County residents. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Our 2011 Program Theme is Treasure Hunt. Students in Arabic classes will embark on a search for Queen Nefertari's missing treasures throughout the Middle East. Turkish students will discover treasures of the Ottoman Empire as they visit famous Turkish sites and monuments. Students will participate in field trips during the program.

540-422-7154 Ext. 1072 • startalk@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/startalk

Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK 2012

Arabic, Turkish • July 9, 2012July 26, 2012
  • Taylor Middle School, Warrenton, VA

Arabic, Turkish • July 9, 2012 – July 26, 2012 • Warrenton, VA Fauquier County Public Schools is offering StarTalk foreign language programs in Turkish and Arabic in July 2012. We will offer the following classes: Arabic 1 for grades 3-5, Arabic 1 for grades 6-10, Arabic 2 for returning students grades 7-11, Arabic 3 for returning students, Turkish 1 for grades 3-6, Turkish 1 for grades 7-10, and Turkish 2 for returning students grades 7-11. Classes will be held at Taylor Middle School in Warrenton, VA. Student hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided for Fauquier County residents. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Our 2012 Program Theme is Treasure Hunt. Students in Arabic classes will embark on a search for Queen Nefertari's missing treasures throughout the Middle East. Turkish students will discover treasures of the Ottoman Empire as they visit famous Turkish sites and monuments. Students will participate in field trips during the program. 540-422-7154 Ext. 1072 • startalk@fcps1.org • http://www.fcps1.org/startalk

540-422-7024 • gburch@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/startalk

Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

STARTALK 2013

Arabic, Turkish • July 8, 2013July 25, 2013
  • Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, VA

Fauquier County Public Schools will be offering our fifth Arabic and Turkish STARTALK program in July 2013. Our program offers introductory Arabic and Turkish for rising 3rd through 8th grade students. The program runs for three weeks beginning July 8, 2013 and ending July 25, 2013. Classes run Monday through Thursday with no class on Fridays. One optional Friday field trip may be offered in addition to one field trip included in the regular instructional program. New students as well as returning students will be accepted. Our hope is that students will be inspired to become lifelong language learners and that they will see the value in learning and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity. Visit our website www.fcps1.org/startalk for more information.

540-422-7024 • lhoover@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/startalk

Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK 2014

Arabic, Turkish
  • July 7, 2014July 24, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Warrenton, VA

540-422-7450 • msutton@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/startalk

Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK 2015

Arabic, Turkish
  • July 6, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, VA

Fauquier County Public Schools will host STARTALK 2015: From Farm to Table for rising 5th through rising 9th grade students. The program will last three weeks beginning July 6 and ending on July 23, 2015. Classes will run from Monday to Thursday each week. There are no classes on Fridays. The program will include exciting theme based instruction in Arabic and Turkish and several field trips.

540-422-7024 • lhoover@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/startalk

Fayette County Public Schools (student)

Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program

Chinese • June 20, 2011July 1, 2011
  • Crawford Middle School, Lexington, KY

The Fayette County Public Schools district (FCPS), in partnership with the University of Kentucky, will provide the Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program, an innovative summer learning experience for up to 50 elementary and middle school students. The students will be those first through eighth grade students participating in the district’s sequential, content-related and standards-based Chinese language programs during the regular school year. This two-week language program will sustain and enhance these students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with additional opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural experiences and activities in an immersion environment. The primary instructional goal of the program is to sustain and enhance participating students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with additional opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural activities in an immersion environment. In this standards-driven, Mandarin Chinese summer learning program, students will engage in relevant, age- appropriate communicative tasks that emerge from non-academic areas of interest and cultural importance as well as from academic content in other curricular areas.

859-381-4145 • Linda.beck@fayette.kyschools.ushttp://www.fcps.net/

Fayette County Public Schools (student)

Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program

Chinese • June 18, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Leestown Middle School, Lexington, KY

The Fayette County Public Schools district (FCPS), in partnership with the University of Kentucky, will provide the Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program, an innovative summer learning experience for up to 100 elementary and middle school students. Participating students will be those rising first through eighth grade students enrolled in the district’s sequential, content-related and Kentucky World Language standards-based Chinese language programs during the regular school year. The primary instructional goal is to sustain and enhance participating students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural activities in an immersion environment. In this standards-driven Mandarin Chinese summer learning program, students will engage in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks that emerge from non-academic areas of interest and cultural importance as well as from academic content in other curricular areas. Students’ acquisition of Mandarin structures will develop naturally from the communicative tasks and assessments designed around the curricular theme, "Discover China Through its Regions." Students will demonstrate their progress toward developing skills in interpersonal,conversational communication; interpretive listening; and presentational speaking. Teachers will gather assessment evidence of the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) by completing pre- and post “Can-do” statement check lists developed within the curriculum.

859-381-4228 • susan.davis@fayette.kyschools.us

Fayette County Public Schools (student)

Fayette County Public Schools STARTALK Chinese Summer Program

Chinese • June 10, 2013June 21, 2013
  • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY

Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) will once again host the Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program, an innovative summer learning experience for up to 100 elementary and middle school students. Participating students will be those rising first through eighth grade students enrolled in the district’s sequential, content-related and Kentucky World Language standards-based Chinese language programs during the regular school year. The primary learning goal is to sustain and enhance participating students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural activities in an immersion environment. In this standards-driven Mandarin Chinese summer learning program, students will engage in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks that emerge from non-academic areas of interest and cultural importance as well as from academic content in other curricular areas. Students’ acquisition of Mandarin structures will develop naturally from the communicative tasks and assessments designed around the curricular theme, "Discover China Through its Regions." Students will demonstrate their progress toward developing skills in interpersonal,conversational communication; interpretive listening; and presentational speaking.

859-381-4192 • thomas.sauer@fayette.kyschools.us

Fayette County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2014

Chinese
  • June 16, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Tates Creek Elementary School, Lexington, KY

Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) will once again host the Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program, an innovative summer learning experience for up to 100 elementary students. Participating students will be those rising first through sixth grade students enrolled in the district’s sequential, content-related and Kentucky World Language standards-based Chinese language programs during the regular school year. The primary learning goal is to sustain and enhance participating students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural activities in an immersion environment. In this standards-driven Mandarin Chinese summer learning program, students will engage in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks that emerge from non-academic areas of interest and cultural importance as well as from academic content in other curricular areas. Students’ acquisition of Mandarin structures will develop naturally from the communicative tasks and assessments designed around the curricular theme, "Discover China Through its Regions." Students will demonstrate their progress toward developing skills in interpersonal, conversational communication; interpretive listening; and presentational speaking.

859-381-4261 • alicia.vinson@fayette.kyschools.ushttp://www.sites.google.com/site/startalk2014/

Fayette County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2015

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY

•June 15, 2015 – June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face) Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) will once again host the Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program, an innovative summer learning experience for up to 100 elementary students. Participating students will be those rising first through sixth grade students enrolled in the district’s sequential, content-related and Kentucky World Language standards-based Chinese language programs during the regular school year. The primary learning goal is to sustain and enhance participating students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural activities in an immersion environment. In this standards-driven Mandarin Chinese summer learning program, students will engage in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks that emerge from non-academic areas of interest and cultural importance as well as from academic content in other curricular areas. Students’ acquisition of Mandarin structures will develop naturally from the communicative tasks and assessments designed around the curricular theme, "Discover China Through its Regions." Students will demonstrate their progress toward developing skills in interpersonal, conversational communication; interpretive listening; and presentational speaking.

859-381-4261 • alicia.vinson@fayette.kyschools.ushttp://www.fcps.net/

Fayette County Public Schools/University of Kentucky (student)

STARTALK Kentucky: Chinese Certification and Advancement, and Summer Program

Chinese • June 21, 2010 July 25, 2010
  • Fayette County Schools/University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • University of Kentucky/Fayette County Schools, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky, in partnership with the Fayette County Public Schools will implement the STARTALK 2010 Combination grant. Fayette County Schools will have primary responsibility for the implementation of the student portion of "Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program”. This program will 1) provide the opportunity for district students currently taking Chinese classes to sustain and enhance their proficiency, and 2) provide opportunities for teachers in the UK certification program to implement their training while under the supervision of master teachers. The summer program will last for two-weeks, providing students with language immersion experience as well as additional opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural experiences and activities in an immersion environment. The summer program will be held in the mornings beginning June 21st and ending July 2nd. Students will be engaged in hands-on activities designed around the curricular thematic units, working individually as well as in small and large group activities related to the overarching curricular theme. They will be immersed in the Chinese language for 95 – 98% of the time. At the end of the program, parents, friends and community members will be invited to attend a celebration showcase at which the students will present a cultural performance.

859-257-4523 • dslaym.startalk@spamex.comhttp://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/k12/startalk.php

Florida State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Critical Languages from Best Practices

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili
  • June 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • FSU STARTALK Program, Tallahassee, FL

Running from June 1 to July 24, 2015, the FSU STARTALK program is designed to support two distinct sets of teachers of critical languages: approximately 20 teacher candidates in FSU’s School of Teacher Education; and eight early-career language teachers, who have experience teaching their languages at either college or elementary level. Teacher candidates will work with mentor teachers to co-plan, micro-teach, and co-teach in the program. For the teacher candidates, the proposed program will bridge the theory from the candidates' coursework and their practice through micro-teaching and co-teaching; for the eight mentor teachers, the proposed program will deepen their understanding of effective world language teaching practices and nurture their abilities as teacher-leaders. By the end of this program, teacher candidates will be able to use the backward design process to plan lessons that are contextualized and provide comprehensible input to students; meanwhile, the candidates will be able to use their reflections on the similarities and differences between the U.S. and their home countries’ school cultures to build appropriate relationships with students to promote a safe and positive learning environment; mentors will develop their skills of providing constructive feedback to teacher candidates.

850-644-7813 • wwang5@fsu.edu

Forest Hills High School (student)

STARTALK Forest Hills Chinese Summer Program

Chinese
  • June 27, 2015July 17, 2015: Forest Hills Chinese Summer Program (face-to-face)
  • Forest Hills High School, Forest Hills, NY

This is a three week non-residential Mandarin Summer Program to teach Chinese language and culture to middle school students (preferably 7th and 8th graders) of Chinese background who speak the language (any dialect) at home but have little or no ability to read and write in Chinese. Teaching will mostly address literacy in Chinese. The purpose of this program is to better prepare Middle School students for our high school Mandarin program. The cultural aspect of the program, which main topic will be Chinese-American history, aims at providing the students a richer perspective of their own cultural background.

718-268-3137 Ext. 3120 • rmacias@schools.nyc.gov

Frederick County Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Center for Chinese Studies

Frederick, MD • Chinese • July 13, 2009 July 31, 2009

The FCPS Chinese Center is targeted at middle school students--those entering middle school as 6th graders in the fall including those who have completed 8th grade and will be entering high school as 9th graders in the fall. We are holding 10 places for--and targeting recruiting efforts at--minority students, specifically those whose families are on the Free & Reduced Meals program. As was the case last year, we are planning for students with a range of exposure to Chinese. Most students come to us with no or little exposure to Chinese, but we do not limit the program only to them (e.g., we had two Cantonese heritage speakers last summer). In addition, we will be adding a class for returning students so that they can continue to increase their proficiency in Chinese.

301-644-5261 • susan.murphy@fcps.orghttp://www.fcps.org

Frederick County Public Schools (student)

Frederick County Public Schools' Startalk Chinese Center

Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Crestwood Middle School, Frederick, MD
  • Mt. St. Mary's College, Frederick, MD

The FCPS Startalk Chinese Center is targeted primarily at students, ages 10 – 14. It runs from July 12th to the 30th (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). We welcome students with little or no exposure to Chinese as well as students who do know some Chinese. We expect to have two classes, each with a maximum of 20 students. Our over-riding theme—linguistic and cultural—is food and its importance in Chinese daily life. In addition to learning to communicate to a limited degree about self and family, students will learn to communicate about food preferences, what they eat, and what food purchases they make. Culture is reinforced with onsite cooking activities, a formal tea ceremony, and a visit to a large Asian market and restaurant in Rockville. Students will try calligraphy, tai chi with a wushu master, and practice and play ping pong.

301-644-5261 • susan.murphy@fcps.orghttp://www.fcps.org

Frederick County Public Schools (student)

FCPS StarTalk Chinese Center

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 27, 2012
  • Crestwood Middle School, Frederick, MD

The FCPS StarTalk Chinese Center runs from July 09-27. Our students are seventh and eighth graders from the host site, Crestwood Middle, and Ballenger Creek MS. Our curricular focus will be “Food, Beverage, & Customs of Chinese Holidays.” (e.g., Chinese New Year, Lantern, Qingming, Dragon Boat, Seventh Eve, Mid-Autumn, Double Ninth, Dongzhi) Instruction will be conducted primarily in Chinese, making use of web-based technology and software applications to enhance aural/oral and written fluency as well as to facilitate investigations and projects. Students are provided transportation to and from the location Monday through Thursday. Participants are taken each Friday to the Mount Saint Mary's campus in Frederick, and then on a relevant, cultural field trip. Our culminating activity, accompanied by persons who will film a professional video and a photographer, will take place the last day of the camp. Students will showcase arts, crafts, dances, and other linguistic skills learned during the three week period.

240-236-8150 • frederick.brainerd@fcps.org

Fresno Unified Public School - Central California (student)

2011 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • June 13, 2011June 30, 2011
  • Hoover High School, Fresno, CA

The 2011 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a three-week, 60-hour Chinese language and culture program that will be offered at Hoover High School in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) during the summer. The program will run from June 13 to June 30 from 8:30am to 1:30pm, Monday through Thursday. The standard-based, student-centered program is specially designed for 60 high school students to learn the Mandarin Chinese language and culture. The program will offer novice, intermediate, and advanced level of Chinese language classes. Students will receive 5 units of elective class credit. Students will learn and develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. Students will engage in interactive activities to learn the language and to appreciate the culture experience. Students will use technology to become familiar with the target language and culture. The target language will be reinforced through painting, calligraphy, abacus, martial arts, crafts, dance, music, Chinese chess, cooking, song, sport, field trip, etc. Students will immerse in the Chinese culture environment to develop in-depth understanding the language.

559-451-4000 Ext. 12121 • eiyen@fresnounified.orghttp://www.fresno.k12.ca.us

Fresno Unified School District (student)

2013 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • June 17, 2013June 28, 2013
  • Hoover Summer Chinese Language and Culture Academy, Fresno, CA

The 2013 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a two-week, 60-hour Chinese and culture program that will be offered at Hoover High School in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) during the summer. The program will run from June 17 to June 28 from 8 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday. The standard-based, student-centered program is specially designed for 60 high school students to learn the Mandarin Chinese language and culture. The program will offer novice, and intermediate level of Chinese language classes. Students will receive 5 units of elective class credit. Students will learn and develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. Students will engage in interactive activities to learn the language and to appreciate the cultural experience. Students will use technology to become familiar with the target language and culture. The target language will be reinforced through painting, calligraphy, abacus, martial arts, craft, dance, music, Chinese chess, cooking, song, sport, field trip, etc. Students will be immersed in the Chinese culture environment to develop an in-depth understanding of the language.

559-451-4000 Ext. 12121 • eiyen@fresnounified.orghttp://www.fresnounified.org

Fresno Unified School District (student)

2014 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese
  • June 16, 2014July 3, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hoover High School, Fresno, CA
  • Tioga Middle School, Fresno, CA

The 2014 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a fourteen-day, 90-hour Chinese and culture program that will be offered at Hoover High School and Tioga Middle School in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) during the summer. The program will run from June 16 to July 3 from 8 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The standard-based, student-centered program is specially designed for 40 high school students and 20 elementary and middle school students to learn the Mandarin Chinese language and culture. The program will offer novice, and intermediate level of Chinese language classes. Students will receive 5 units of elective class credit. Students will learn and develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. Students will engage in interactive activities to learn the language and to appreciate the cultural experience. Students will use technology to become familiar with the target language and culture. The target language will be reinforced through painting, calligraphy, abacus, martial arts, craft, dance, music, Chinese chess, cooking, song, sport, field trip, etc. Students will be immersed in the Chinese culture environment to develop an in-depth understanding of the language.

559-451-4000 Ext. 12107 • elaine.yen@fresnounified.org

Fresno Unified School District (student)

2015 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hoover High School, Fresno, CA

The 2015 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a fourteen-day, 90-hour Chinese language and culture program offered at Hoover High School in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) during this summer. It is for students currently between 5th and 12th grade at school. The program will run from June 15 to July 2 from 8 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The standard-based, student-centered program is specially designed for 60 students to learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture. The program will offer novice and intermediate level Chinese language classes. Students will receive 5 units of elective class credit. Students will learn and develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum will be integrated in activities to learn the language. Students will use technology to become familiar with the target language and culture. The target language will be reinforced through painting, calligraphy, abacus, martial arts, craft, dance, music, Chinese chess, cooking, song, sport, and a field trip to San Francisco Chinatown. Students will be immersed in the Chinese language environment to develop an in-depth understanding of the culture.

559-451-4000 Ext. 12107 • elaine.yen@fresnounified.org

Fresno Unified School District - Central California (student)

2012 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • June 18, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Hoover High School, Fresno, CA

The 2012 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a two-week, 60-hour Chinese and culture program that will be offered at Hoover High School in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) during the summer. The program will run from June 18 to June 29 from 8 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday. The standard-based, student-centered program is specially designed for 60 high school students to learn the Mandarin Chinese language and culture. The program will offer novice, and intermediate level of Chinese language classes. Students will receive 5 units of elective class credit. Students will learn and develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. Students will engage in interactive activities to learn the language and to appreciate the cultural experience. Students will use technology to become familiar with the target language and culture. The target language will be reinforced through painting, calligraphy, abacus, martial arts, craft, dance, music, Chinese chess, cooking, song, sport, field trip, etc. Students will be immersed in the Chinese culture environment to develop an in-depth understanding of the language.

559-451-4000 Ext. 12121 • eiyen@fresnounified.orghttp://www.fresnounified.org

Friends of Global Renaissance Perspectives, Inc. (student)

Globaissance STARTALK Kindergarten Chinese Program

Chinese
  • August 4, 2014August 22, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Saratoga Spa State Park, National Museum of Dance School of the Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Globaissance STARTALK Kindergarten Chinese Program is designed for five- and six-year-old students interested in experiencing an engaging immersion environment and the benefits it offers. The program, located in an exceptional natural setting, explores the theme Our Green Globe. The activity-rich three-hour day is composed of four fun 40-minute components: 1) Chinese Language Arts, 2) Chinese across the Curriculum, 3) Physical Education, including Health, Gardening, and Outdoor Education, and 4) the Arts, including Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. The Chinese Language Arts component will incorporate such subthemes as A Colorful Time with Rhythm and Rhyme; Tell a Story 1-2-3; Exploring with Friends in the Neighborhood; China: Symbols and Celebrations; The Great Big World; and Wonders of Nature. The Chinese across the Curriculum component will apply the use of Math tools, including an abacus, to realize age-appropriate Science and Technology projects (guided by the Next Generation Science Standards, the Asia Society's Science and Global Competency recommendations, and Chinese enVisionMATH). The Physical Education component will provide the opportunity to enjoy culturally enriching games and movement, plus outdoor education. The Arts component, which plays a central role, will incorporate New York City's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Join us!

518-290-0454 • psharkey@globaissance.orghttp://www.globaissance.org

Furman University (student)

STARTALK: Furman Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 11, 2010 July 25, 2010Residential Program
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC

Furman 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 from China and bilingual camp counselors from Furman’s Asian Studies Department. Students study in small classes of five or six 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 cooking, Tai Chi, traditional dances, and games. Each participant will have a language partner based in China to chat and help them complete creative classroom assignments. Participants will receive a webcam to help them stay in touch with their language partners after the program concludes. The program is open to rising 10th-12th grade students with at least one year of Chinese language or the equivalent. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the students arrive at Furman. Based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Furman’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for students to enjoy outside of class. For an application visit http://www.furman.edu/depts/asianstudies/.

864-294-2545 • becky.duckett@furman.eduhttp://www.furman.edu/depts/asianstudies/startalk2010.html

Furman University (student)

STARTALK: Furman Chinese Camp

Chinese • July 10, 2011July 24, 2011Residential Program
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC

Furman 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 from China and bilingual camp counselors from Furman’s Asian Studies Department. All students pledge to speak only Chinese from 9am-5pm each day. Students study in small classes of eight 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 cooking, Tai Chi, traditional dances, and games. All participants will have language partners based in China to chat online and help them complete creative classroom assignments. Each participant will receive an Ipod Touch to help stay in touch with their language partners after the program concludes. The program is open to rising 10th-12th grade students with at least one year of Chinese language or the equivalent. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the students arrive at Furman. Based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Furman’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for students to enjoy outside of class. For an application visit www.furman.edu/startalkfcc.

864-294-2878 • melissa.hammer@furman.eduhttp://www.furman.edu/startalkfcc
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