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Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

Startalk Me to We

Chinese, Hindi • June 1, 2010 June 17, 2010
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

Startalk Me to We is offered from June1-June 17, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily to rising 7th and 10th graders. This tuition-free academy to explore Asian cultures and Hindi or Mandarin Chinese is open to both in-district and out-of-district students. While the program is designed to enhance oral communicative skills, measures of sucess will also include evaluation of some written exercises. The academy will focus on thematic units introducing students to their immediate world as well as communicating in the target language in simulated travel situations. When students can demonstrate through hands-on, activity-based daily exercises, group and individual projects, and other performance-based assessments, their commitment to communicate across borders and cultures, to respect their own culture and others, an awareness of global issues, and confidence to communicate in a language other than their own, we will know that our program outcomes have been met.

817-399-3379 • BhavaniParpia@hebisd.eduhttp://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/startalk

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

Startalk Open Doors

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • June 6, 2011June 23, 2011
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

Startalk OPEN DOORS, offered from June 6-June 23, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily, is open to rising 7th graders from our district and from surrounding schools. The academy offers a unique, tuition-free opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic speaking worlds. While learning any new language opens the mind to new perspectives, learning a critical need language is crucial for the next generation of global engagement and is an important 21st century skill. True global engagement includes developing skills to communicate and work in global and cross-cultural environments, as well as developing values and perspectives of respect and concern for other cultures and peoples. The program is built to meet the ACTFL standards so that students achieve novice level proficiency. Measures of success will include evaluation of daily oral, written, listening exercises, and performance based assessments. When students can demonstrate, through their daily exercises and their group and individual projects, their commitment to communicate across borders and cultures, respect for their own culture and others, awareness of global issues and confidence to communicate in a language other than their own, we will know that our program goals have been met.

817-399-3379 • BhavaniParpia@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

Startalk Flavors of the World

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • June 11, 2012June 28, 2012
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

Startalk FLAVORS OF THE WORLD, offered from June 11 -June 28, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday will allow 7th grade students from our district and surrounding schools, as well as our currently enrolled 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and heritage students of the languages not enrolled in our program a unique, tuition free opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Hindi, Chinese, and Arabic speaking worlds. While learning any new language opens the mind to new perspectives, learning and reinforcing acquired language skills is critical for the next generation of global engagement and is an important 21st century skill. True global engagement includes developing skills to communicate and work in cross-cultural environments, as well as developing values and perspectives of respect and concern for other cultures and peoples.

817-399-3379 • bhavaniparpia@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

This is STARTALK: May I Take Your Order?

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi
  • June 8, 2015June 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

.HEB ISD’s May I Take Your Order? will provide 3 weeks and 91 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 6th and 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice. The learning outcomes are based on the goals outlined in the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, the state LOTE and IB standards. To meet the novice and intermediate level proficiency, our students will engage in the target language to socialize and provide information. Cultural goals will be achieved when students demonstrate an understanding of some of the cultural practices and perspectives of India, China, or the ME. For example, students will explain the creation of authentic cuisine in simple Hindi, Mandarin, or Arabic and how these practices and perspectives may have changed over time. Resources, including technology, will enable students to use the language to make connections with other cultures and subject areas. Activities will enable students to use the language both within and beyond our school setting.

817-399-7580 Ext. 7580 • tamarahaddad@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (student)

STARTALK Gateway to Asia

Euless, TX • Hindi • June 11, 2009 June 26, 2009
Euless, TX • Chinese • June 11, 2009 June 26, 2009

The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, is proud to host the STARTALK Gateway to Asia, an intensive three-week language academy open to rising 7th graders in the district as well as students from surrounding public and private schools. Students enrolled in either Hindi or Mandarin Chinese will be given an opportunity to explore both the language and the cultures of South Asia and East Asia. The program is limited to 100 students— 50 for each language, 25 in each classroom—so that the class sizes remain small and the quality of the program is maintained. The academy runs from June 11-June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the academy, daily conversational exercises will allow students to practice their vocabulary. Student portfolios will include self-assessments, completed work and projects, and summative assessments. Field trips to the Crow Museum of Asian Art and other centers of learning are planned to enhance the learning experiences of our students.

817 399-3379 • BhavaniParpia@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (student)

Startalk One World

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • June 17, 2013June 27, 2013
  • KEYS High School, Euless, TX

Startalk ONE WORLD, offered from June 17 -June 27, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday will allow 7th grade students from our district and surrounding schools, as well as our currently enrolled 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and heritage students of the languages not enrolled in our program a unique, tuition free opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese speaking worlds. While learning any new language opens the mind to new perspectives, learning and reinforcing acquired language skills is critical for the next generation of global engagement and is an important 21st century skill. True global engagement includes developing skills to communicate and work in cross-cultural environments, as well as developing values and perspectives of respect and concern for other cultures and peoples.

817-399-3379 • bhavaniparpia@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (student)

Startalk Travels in Time

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi
  • June 9, 2014June 26, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

Startalk TRAVELS IN TIME, offered from June 9- June 26 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday (week one) and Monday through Thursday (weeks 2 and 3) will allow rising 7th graders from our district and surrounding schools, a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Hindi, Chinese, and Arabic speaking worlds. This academy is also open to our currently enrolled novice mid/high/ intermediate low students to continue their target language practice as well as to be role models to the noivce low students. While learning any new language opens the mind to new perspectives, acquiring language skills and appreciating different cultures is critical for the next generation of global engagement. True global engagement includes developing skills to communicate in cross-cultural environments, and developing respect for other cultures and peoples. Startalk helps to build a continuum of language development from grade 7 through 12. It continues to be one of our most successful recruiting tools for our middle and high school language program. HEB ISD remains at the cutting edge of education by offering critical languages like Hindi, Mandarin, and Arabic, and giving students a chance to continue their language learning beyond the summer.

817-399-3379 • bhavaniparpia@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

Idaho State Department of Education (student)

IdaSTARTALK Chinese Landscape: Pathways Through Idaho

Chinese • August 7, 2011August 20, 2011Residential Program
  • McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID

The central outcome of the two-week program is to introduce 20 Idaho students to an immersion program of Chinese language and culture. Twenty students, grades 7-12, will be accepted into the program and assisted in their learning with the aid of four college-age Chinese students from Boise State University, who will act as language tutors and live-in counselors. The program also will introduce Idaho students to an integrated comparison of Idaho and traditional Chinese values of nature. Organized activities in art and outdoor activities will develop communication vocabulary appropriate to the cultural activity. Evening events will include a Chinese Puppetry troupe from Portland, Oregon, and special Idaho speakers on such topics as China along the Salmon River. Art activities will utilize traditional Chinese materials, clay, paper, and ink, to create original art that reflects Chinese tradition and personal discovery. To foster an online presence in Idaho language development, students selected will be given a $500 scholarship to use for online learning of Chinese, or to save for college tuition. Two levels of students will be selected: beginning students who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese and advanced students who have at least two years of Chinese study.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (teacher)

IdaSTARTALK Chinese Landscape: Paths Through Idaho

Chinese • August 7, 2011August 13, 2011Residential Program
  • McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID

in Idaho 20 educators will particiate in a language and cultural learning environment. The Institute aims to nurture the few existing teachers of Chinese in Idaho and to encourage other world language teachers to add Chinese to their certification. A few art educators interested in Asian art and language will add to the studio aspect of the week. Therefore, the Teacher Institute will break into existing Chinese teachers and those who are beginning Chinese language study. During designated periods, all campers, including instructors, will participate in cultural and exercise activities. Teachers will have a "walk and talk" hour of the day to take a walk in the beauty of Idaho's nature and converse with a partner who is at a similar level of language proficiency. Evening activities will be planned for the entire camp to regroup and celebrate the day's learning activities. Part of the pedagogy practice for the teacher sessions will include developing fun songs and skits to present and perform for students in the camp. The second week the students will model the teacher presentations with songs and skits of their own. Teachers will observe student learning and discuss ways they can incorporate similar strategies in their classrooms.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.gov

Idaho State Department of Education (teacher)

IdaSTARTALK: Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 5, 2012August 18, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Idaho Field Campus, McCall, ID

The theme of the program Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho uniquely fits the Idaho population. This program highlights the nature link between the spirit of Idaho and traditional Chinese values. The targeted population includes ten Chinese teachers, mostly from Idaho, although out-of -state teachers will be accepted. An integrated approach to teaching Chinese, the program will allow teachers and students opportunities to intersect in academic and cultural activites related to Chinese language,teaching pedagogy, and art and culture in a beautiful outdoor setting that typifies the rugged nature of Idaho. Dr. Ting Shen is returning to build upon the program through the first week of online experience wherein teacher participants will establish a community of learners and a plan of how they can improve their own teaching pedagogy. During week two teachers will observe student learning in the morning and discuss ways they can incorporate principles in their own classrooms. They will participate in teaching students through lessons developed during the first week of online instruction. Teachers will also participate in group exercise, optional art studios, and evening camp skits. Instruction in the teacher program will be in Chinese, and only language proficient teachers should apply.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (student)

IdaSTARTALK: Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 5, 2012August 18, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Idaho Field Campus, McCall, ID

The Idaho student program, IdaSTARTALK: Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho, builds on the first year as an opportunity for immersion in the target language. The two-week residential camp in the beautiful Payette Lake National Forest offers a unique experience for students to experience a fully integrated approach to learning Chinese. The targeted population for participants involves students, grades 8-12, who possess a strong desire to learn Chinese, but come with varied backgrounds from no previous study of the language to those with advanced intermediate skills. Twenty students will be selected on the basis of personal narrative, teacher recommendation, and age compatability. Lodging is in cabins and similar ages are grouped together. Attention will be given to combine and to separate participants in the camp, as is appropriate. Students will be grouped in language sessions according to experience, but during the camp all participants will join together for cultural and recreational activities. Dinner meals will involve Chinese only conversation and students are responsible for conducting some campfire activities. During week two, teacher participants will join the camp and interact directly with students through combined activities and group instruction. Residential college interns work closely with students and speak Chinese.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (student)

Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 4, 2013August 17, 2013Residential Program
  • McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID

IdaSTARTALK is a two-week residential program held in McCall, Idaho, in a mountain setting. The theme of the program , Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho, bases the integrated curriculum on the outdoor mountain and lakeside setting. Students are placed in one of three levels, based on past experience, or beginning status, with no formal training in Mandarin Chinese. Native speakers provide 3-4 hours of formal classroom instruction, integrating less formal instruction about Chinese culture and language into outdoor activities, mealtime conversation, and camptime skits. A parallel to Idaho history and nature is drawn both in formal and informal instruction, which in the past has included field trips to a mining town inhabited in the early 20th century. Students have opportunity to participate in preparing and eating traditional meals and enjoy an art studio that integrates Chinese folk tales learned throughout the institute. Students document their learning through flip camera recording, which they take home on a flash drive to show their language acquisition fhroughout the two-week period. Idaho students are given preference, and students are responsible for transportation to and from the campus, which is a two-hour trip from Boise by car.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

Idaho State Department of Education (teacher)

Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho

Chinese • August 4, 2013August 16, 2013Residential Program
  • IdaSTARTALK, McCall, ID

IdaSTARTALk teacher program includes two weeks of instruction. The institute, available from Boise State University for 3 credits, runs the first week as an online course and week two on site at the MOSS campus in McCall, Idaho. The course involves best practice in teaching world language and culture. The teacher program is consistent with the theme of the student program Chinese Landscape: Pathways through Idaho, and participants create lessons to present on campus during week two. The Instructional Lead coordinates short teaching lessons with the faculty to ensure seamless instruction that provides an enhancing experience for teacher and student. Teachers are expected to participate in campus experiences, such as meals, cultural presentations, lectures, and limited campfires. All provisions are provided for the institute, except for travel to and from the site, which is the responsibility of the participant. To encourage growth of Chinese instruction in Idaho, we accept student teachers and non-certified teachers to participate in the program, in addition to certified Chinese teachers of any instructional level. Idaho participants receive priority, but others may also apply. Shared hotel rooms are provided, but one may pay an extra cost for a private room.

208-332-6949 • pjwenner@sde.idaho.govhttp://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/humanities/

India Center of Westchester, Inc. (student)

STARTALK-Hindi/Urdu/Language Immersion Summer Program in Hudson Valley, 2015

Hindi, Urdu
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, NY

The Hudson Valley STARTALK program will offer three weeks of standards based interactive Hindi/Urdu language and culture learning opportunities to 70 elementary and middle school students. Learners will develop language proficiency, art and cultural perspective by exploring several ancient and world heritage architectural wonders of India/Pakistan. Theme based games, competitions, hands-on arts and craft projects such as ‘Decorative Folks Arts and Craft’, ‘Secular Art and Architecture’ and ‘Self Sustaining Miniature Neighborhood’ will provide opportunities to language learners to engage in a meaningful communication and collaborative work. Students' placement will be based on pre-program informal ACTFL OPI, writing sample, reading CASLS/CAPS and LinguaFolio. Our instructors will use differentiated instruction and various formative assessments such as four corners, think pair share, graphic organizer, exit cards and NCSSFL/ACTFL Can Do Statements to address students' needs. Instructors will use authentic materials to design and incorporate novice and intermediate higher sub- level tasks to motivate learners to grow their language proficiency. To motivate intermediate level students gain Advanced mid/high level proficiency NYU Proficiency test will be offered based on teacher recommendations. Students will visit a local house built on ancient Vastu Shastra of architecture and construction and a Mosque and a Temple.

914-319-9396 • sushmak171@gmail.comhttp://hudsonvalleyhindiurdu.tk/startalk-program

India Studies Program, IU-Bloomington (student)

STARTALK SIPHUR 2009

Bloomington, IN • Hindi, Urdu • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session

STARTALK -SIPHUR 2009 is a four-week summer immersion program equivalent to one semester of university-level instruction. This free residential program, designed for high school students, will run from June 22 to July 17, and it offers classes at two levels. The program is composed of classroom instruction, a guest speaker series, and evening culture classes. Our goals are for the participating students to acquire the linguistic and cultural competence to communicate successfully in the language and obtain various learning strategies and skills. Classes will meet for four hours a day, five days a week, and students will be exposed to cultural aspects of the target country through culture classes and various extra-curricular activities, such as yoga, karam, cricket, Indian/Pakistani classical music, and dancing. Students will go on field trips to various religious/cultural sites in Bloomington and its neighboring areas. By the end of the program, students will have the ability to exchange information on a range of topics, produce the standard written style of the language on conventional themes, and comprehend Hindi/Urdu realia and simple stories. Students will have a deeper understanding of the culture and learn the importance of culturally appropriate behaviors.

812 855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast http://www.iub.edu/~isp

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language Institute Student Program

Chinese • June 10, 2010 June 30, 2010Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University summer Chinese Language Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, is for 22 high school students nationwide. These students will be placed into one of two college-level courses: Pre-college Elementary Chinese I (C107) or Pre-college Elementary Chinese II (C108) and receive 2 hours of college credit upon successful completion of the institute. All students will receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, lodging, and meals. The only costs students have to cover are a $100 registration fee and the cost of transportation to and from the institute. In general, students will have three hours of language instruction in the morning and three hours of cultural exploration in the afternoon, including a session to revisit language points for the day. The themes for this summer are Chinese music and martial arts. In addition, students will have time for online learning and lab work as well as time for individual consultation and assistance. The institute adopts a student-centered, task-based, and form-focused approach which concentrates on functional language use and incorporates five content standards—communication, culture, comparison, connections, and community—in its curriculum. Throughout the program, students will engage in individual projects and display their work and creativity in a final performance program.

812-856-0412 • bdflaher@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp/

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Pedagogy Institute Teacher Program

Chinese • June 13, 2010 July 1, 2010Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Martinsville/Bloomington, IN

IU's Chinese Pedagogy Institute is a 2½-week residential program for 20 current and prospective secondary school teachers of Chinese. Trainees will stay for one week at Indiana University's Bradford Woods for intensive pedagogy training before moving to the IU campus for a week-long practicum. The course of study is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of its participants and is worth 4 to 5 graduate credits through IU’s School of Education (in some cases partially fulfilling the requirements for secondary teacher certification in Chinese). Both beginning and advanced tracks will be offered at the institute, both of which will receive training in a variety of pedagogical techniques ranging from instructional planning to classroom management. The advanced track will offer additional training in curriculum design and implementation. All participants receive scholarships which cover all costs of lodging, meals, instructional materials, tuition, and fees.

812-856-0412 • bdflaher@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp/

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK 2011: Indiana University Chinese Language Institute (CLI) Student Program

Chinese • June 9, 2011June 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University (IU) Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (CCLP) is offering a two-level Chinese Language Institute (CLI): a three-week residential semi-immersion program providing 22 high school students the opportunity to acquire and apply Chinese language skills in a naturalistic, real-life context. Students fulfilling all institute requirements will be awarded two hours of Indiana University college credit. The institute covers all costs of tuition, fees, lodging, meals, and instructional materials. This distinctive program will provide a jump start to committed students with no previous study, consolidate the study of Chinese for students with limited experience, and connect language study with cultural literacy. CLI participants will engage in three weeks of intensive study of Chinese language and culture for six hours of in-class instruction on most days in addition to more than 70 hours of out-of-class immersion learning on the IU campus and in the local community.

812-856-0412 • cclp@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp/

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALKing: Bridges to Children, Community, Advocacy for Teachers

Arabic, Turkish • June 10, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

WHAT: ◊ Participate in an intense residential, professional development institute with pre- and post-work at home ◊ Learn how to teach Arabic or Turkish to Pre-K to grade 6 youngsters using appropriate teaching methods for young learners ◊ Design lessons, materials, & developmentally appropriate assessment ◊ Gain strong skills in community language advocacy & twice weekly afternoon practicum experiences at different community-based sites such as preschools & Girls Inc. ◊ Receive credit for two courses - language teaching methods & practicum WHO: ◊ Current and prospective teachers of Arabic or Turkish who wish to learn appropriate teaching methods for young learners in a community setting ◊ University graduate or undergraduate students of Arabic or Turkish who wish to add a teaching credential to their portfolio ◊ Enrollment is limited to 10 graduate & 5 undergraduate students WHEN: May 16 -June 3 3-week online preparation and class June 10 -July 1 3-week residential program July 1 –August 20 follow up portion- finalization of projects One-year commitment to create a community-based program

812-856-8272 • nyikos@indiana.edu

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK 2011: Indiana University Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI) Teacher Program

Chinese • June 12, 2011June 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Indiana University Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN
  • Indiana University Campus, Bloomington, IN

Indiana University's (IU) Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (CCLP) is proud to be offering its 5th consecutive Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI): a professional development opportunity for 20 current and prospective secondary teachers of Chinese. Trainees will stay one week at Indiana University's Bradford Woods for intensive pedagogy training before moving to the IU campus for a week-long practicum. The institute is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and prospective teachers of Chinese. The course of study is worth 4 to 5 graduate credits through IU’s School of Education and partially fulfills the requirements for secondary teacher certification in Chinese. The institute covers almost all expenses, including all lodging and meals from the evening of Sunday, June 12 to the morning of Thursday, June 30, curricular materials, and tuition and fees for 4 to 5 graduate credit hours.

812-856-0412 • cclp@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp/

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2011

Hindi, Urdu • June 27, 2011July 15, 2011Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2011 is a three-week intensive summer program that runs from June 27 to July 15. This free summer program is a residential program that is targeted mainly at upper high school students and a few college students of Indian/Pakistani heritage who already have oral and aural skills. Our participants will consist of new and returning students, and be equally represented by heritage and non-heritage students and by gender. The program consists of four components: in-class instruction, extra-curricular activities, evening culture classes and Saturday field-trips. There will be three levels in Hindi and Urdu. By the end of the program, students will be able to acquire linguistic competency in order to communicate successfully on a range of topics and have a deeper understanding of the target culture. Students will receive 2 college credits upon completion of the program. All the expenses will be covered by a STARTALK scholarship of $ 1,600 that each selected participant will receive.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK - Bridges 2 Children: Languages and Community Advocacy

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Turkish • May 14, 2012June 29, 2012Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Bridges 2 Children Teacher Training Program is an intensive professional development program specializing in the instruction of children in community-based sites. A three-week online course introduces participants to teaching principles. This is followed by a 3-week residential program in methods of teaching with a teaching practicum (June 8-29). Daily methods/teaching features immediate application, post-teaching reflection and collaborative planning in a supportive team environment. The Indiana University setting offers easy access to the teaching settings. The program emphasizes personalized professional development for novice to experienced teachers interested in working with youngsters ages 3-13 (pre-k to grade 7). ACTFL standards-based instruction, lesson and unit planning for developmentally appropriate teaching, with immediate feedback on lesson implementation are featured. Participants should have at least a fair command of their language, a strong affinity for children, willingness to plan and teach in pairs, and be willing to design a community-based program. Six (under)graduate credits will be earned upon successful completion and counted toward certification. Materials and books provided.

812-856-8272 • nyikos@indiana.edu

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK: Swahili langauge and culture for Indiana High Schools

Swahili • June 4, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

STARTALK 2012 Language and Culture for Indiana high schools have three sections: 1) students who will be studying Swahili for the first time; 2) continuing students who participated in summer 2011 program; 3) students who have participated in summer 2010 and summer 2011 programs. As in the past programs the emphasis will be on integrating the 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards with a focus on the C of Communication and the C of Cultures. This is a 4 week student centered program covering different aspects of Swahili language and cultures at the different student levels. This intensive program will be the equivalent of one semester of Swahili and students will get foreign language credits. Classes will meet daily: 2 hours in the morning followed by a lunch break with conversation partners. In the afternoon, there will be one and a half hours of small group sessions which will focus on reinforcement of materials introduced in the morning sessions via interactive activities like role plays, vocabulary games, songs, cultural activities, and simulated field trips. At the end of the program students will participate in a festival to share their Swahili language and culture experiences to the local community.

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.eduhttp://www.indiana.edu/~afrilang/STARTALK/index.html

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK HUTEP (Hindi Urdu Teacher Education Program) 2012

Hindi, Urdu • June 18, 2012June 22, 2012Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

Hind Urdu Teacher Education Program, which will run from June 18 to June 22, is a five-day long teacher program targeted at instructors who will be teaching at the STARTALK-SIPHUR 2012 and teachers at Indian/Pakistani community schools. HUTEP consists of two components: morning sessions and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will be theory and methodologies based, therefore lectures will be delivered on contemporary issues in language pedagogy, Teacher Standards, and in second language acquisition. Afternoon sessions will be for micro-teaching/teaching practicum so that participants can have opportunities to apply the theoretical methodologies to their own teaching and to hear each other’s input and suggestions. The proposed program is designed for the participants to receive systematic training in language pedagogy so that they can be well prepared for language teaching in their workplaces. By the end of the program, they will be well equipped with skills that will enable them to design curriculum and lesson plans, and carry out best teaching practices in instruction and assessment. They will be familiar with standards-based instruction that integrates language, culture, content, and technology. They will be able to select and use good, authentic materials, and deliver differentiated instruction based on learner need.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK SIPHUR 2012

Hindi, Urdu • June 21, 2012July 13, 2012Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2012 is a three and a half-week summer intensive program that runs from June 21 to July 13. High school students and a small number of college students are the main targets for STARTALK-SIPHUR 2012. The intensive summer residential program is open to Indian/Pakistani heritage and non-heritage students. The main components of the program will be: in-class instruction, extra-curricular activities (Film songs, Rangoli/Henna/Rakhi/ Davatnama, and Drama), video-conferencing, evening culture classes, and Saturday field trips. In addition to this, there will be late evening study groups meeting. There will be diversity in the cultural and religious backgrounds of heritage and non-heritage students. The goals of the summer program will align with the goals outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Our program will also differentiate curriculum and instruction to accommodate a range of learners with different linguistic and cultural competencies, backgrounds and ages. To suit students’ different needs, we will arrange for multiple classes by level and language. Accepted students will receive a scholarship of $ 1,800 which will be used to pay for tuition fees and room & board. Participants will receive three college credits upon completion of the program.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast
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