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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (student)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Student Program

Chinese • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

There are two programs available for students who are highly motivated to learn Chinese language and culture. In Glastonbury Public Schools, the program is from grades 7-12 (including rising 7th graders and graduated seniors) and at Choate Rosemary Hall, grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders and graduated seniors). The course dates are July 2-27 (no class July 4) and students are expected to attend the entire session. This is a non-residential program available to students who reside in the Wallingford or Glastonbury areas. There is no housing provided for either program. For students who are already learning Chinese, there is an assessment prior to the program to determine the level of placement. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. This program does not meet the needs of students who can already speak and/or write Mandarin. Glastonbury Public Schools also offers an elementary Chinese camp for K-6 students, please contact Rita A. Oleksak at 860-652-7954 for more information. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/scholarship.

860-652-7954 • oleksakr@glastonburyus.orghttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Professional Development Program

Chinese • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

There are two two-week sessions available for current or future teachers of Chinese. The first session, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on 21st Century Skills and Chinese K-12 Standards. This course is designed to provide information on aspects of creating a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based and incorporates skills necessary for the 21st century. Participants will be expected to be familiar with Grant and McThige’s “backward design” model. Part of the course will be devoted to focusing on assessments as they relate to 21st century skills. The second session, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice. This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Chinese. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Teachers who reside outside the Glastonbury, CT, area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel allowance. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

Discover Russian Teacher Program

Russian • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

This program provides two two-week sessions for current or future teachers of Russian. The first session in Fairfax, VA, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian. This course will focus on teachers working to develop an electronic classroom site and creating activities that are linked to the language learning modules on RUSSNET. Participants will be provided training in creating Russian Language lessons using Smart Tools on SmartBoard. The second session in Glastonbury, CT, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction and Learning in Russian Language. This course is designed to provide teachers with the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Teachers who reside outside the program area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel stipend. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/scholarship.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (student)

2013 Discover Russian Student Program

Russian • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Glastonbury, CT

This series provides two separate programs. First, an intensive four-week program for students interested in learning the Russian language in Fairfax, VA, for rising 7-12th graders. The second program is a four-week intensive program in Glastonbury, CT, for rising 7-12th graders with little or no experience with the Russian language. Both programs are non-residential, do not provide transportation and are designed for beginning students learning Russian language and culture. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs. Glastonbury Public Schools also offers an elementary Russian camp for grade 3-6 students.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (student)

ACTFL Discover Chinese & Arabic Student Program

Arabic, Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Two programs available for students who are highly motivated to learn Chinese language and culture. In Glastonbury Public Schools, the program is from grades 7-12 (including rising 7th graders and graduated seniors) and at Choate Rosemary Hall, grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders and graduated seniors). This is a non-residential program available to students who reside in the Wallingford or Glastonbury areas. There is no housing provided for either program. For students who are already learning Chinese, there is an assessment prior to the program to determine the level of placement. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. This program does not meet the needs of students who can already speak and/or write Mandarin. This is a four-week intensive program in Glastonbury, CT, for 7-12th graders with little or no experience with the Arabic language. The program is non-residential, does not provide transportation and is designed for beginning students learning the Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. Online applications for the program can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs. Glastonbury Public Schools also offers an elementary Chinese camp for K-6 students and Arabic for 3-6 students.

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

ACTFL Discover Chinese Professional Development Program: Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Chinese Classroom (Advanced Course) & Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice (Intro Course)

Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course (7/1-7/12) This course will center on a Chinese curriculum that is rich in Chinese culture and infuses interdisciplinary learning. Teachers will further their knowledge by delving deeply into the fields of science, history, music, art, and literature. They will be expected to develop interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom and to share their materials with other teachers. Participants must be very familiar with the National Standards (the 5 C’s) so that they understand their importance in learning and are able to incorporate them seamlessly into their lessons. Teachers will demonstrate their understanding of course goals by creating and teaching a micro-lesson. Introductory Course (7/15-7/26) This course will center on a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn basic elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

2013 Discover Russian Professional Development for Teachers of Russian: Standards-Based Instruction in Russian Language: From Theory to Practice & Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • July 15, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Glastonbury, CT

(7/15-7/26) Fairfax, VA This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Participants will apply this knowledge to their Russian language instruction by creating and adapting materials that focus on language acquisition through content and real-life communication, and will use these materials in real-life teaching situations. (7/15-7/26) Glastonbury, CT This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Participants will review how to create curriculum with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessments are a key component of “Understanding by Design”.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (student)

Discover Russian

Russian
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

Discover Russian is a four week Russian Language and Culture immersion program offered to rising 6th-12th grade students. This is a non-residential program that meets Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Holmes Middle School, Fairfax County, VA from June 29 – July 24, 2015. Transportation is not available but lunch is provided daily. Discover Russian offers two levels of instruction: Beginning (Level I) for students who are just beginning their study of Russian of Russian and Intermediate (Level II) for students who have had previous experience in learning or speaking Russian. There is a $150.00 registration fee due upon acceptance into this program. Application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/198ZILMa2-IJs-0mCeSwLXb7q-uHf0AqoFIpyIZJ7M-0/viewform

703-955-9228 • ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (teacher)

Discover Russian: Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course. A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program.

703-955-9228 • ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2012 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese • June 4, 2012June 15, 2012
  • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK

STARTALK will give up to 60 K-5 Scenic Park students the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun, stimulating, and exciting environment. Students will be engaged in the target language, learning Chinese culture and language through singing, math, brush painting, innovative technology applications, role-playing, Chinese-style ping pong, Chinese playground games, and performance. The program is a two-week, ten-day Chinese language and culture experience. Instructional time is 6.5 hours each day, or 65 hours total. The camp will be located on site at Scenic Park. It will begin on June 4th, 2012 and end on June 15th, 2012. May 31 and June 1 will be two full-day professional development days for language acquisition techniques, Cooperative Learning, 21st century educational technology and online applications, and behavior management that reinforces target language.

907-742-1650 • Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.orghttp://www.asdk12.org/staff/yang_guohua/pages/Scenic_Parks_Elementary_FLES_Program/Welcome.html

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2013 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese • June 3, 2013June 14, 2013
  • Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK

Our 2013 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 60 students the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun and stimulating environment. Activities will be based on the 5 C’s of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and will incorporate authentic, integrated performance assessments. Students will experience Chinese culture and language through the theme: “The Wandering Panda.” Activities invoke the five C’s, emphasizing Communication and Culture. Activities are thematically organized around a story that unfolds and is told and acted by the students themselves throughout the ten days of camp. The Wandering Panda travels and explores the wonders of three main regions of China. Panda is in search of an abundant food source—bamboo—for his or her family and friends. At the beginning of the camp each child creates, draws, describes and names his/her own Panda, creates a passport, and begins the quest. Students will learn Chinese language and culture through best practices and meaningful, enjoyable activities that maximize time and engagement with the language. They will demonstrate increasing use of Chinese, understanding of Chinese, engagement with the language, love of the language and culture, and a desire to continue.

907-742-1650 • Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.orghttp://www.asdk12.org/schools/scenicpark/pages/Scenic_Park_Elementary/Chinese.html

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2014 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Anchorage, AK

Chinese • June 2, 2014-June 13, 2014 Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK Our 2014 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 80 students in grades K-8 the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun and stimulating environment. Activities will be based on the 5 C’s of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and will incorporate authentic, integrated performance assessments. Students will experience Chinese culture and language through the theme: “The Wandering Panda's Journey on the Silk Road.” Activities invoke the five C’s, emphasizing Communication and Culture. Activities are thematically organized and students will discover the inventions (paper, gun powder, printing press, the compass). They will learn about the importance of trade and the market to the Chinese culture. The 2 weeks will afford students the energy of acting our a compelling story of travel and adventure. Chinese language and culture through best practices and meaningful, enjoyable activities that maximize time and engagement with the language. They will demonstrate increasing use of Chinese, understanding of Chinese, engagement with the language, love of the language and culture, and a desire to continue.

907-742-1650 • Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.orghttp://www.asdk12.org

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2015 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese
  • June 1, 2015June 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK

Chinese • June 1, 2015-June 12, 2015 Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK Our 2015 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 80 students in grades 1-8 the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun and stimulating environment. Activities will be based on the 5 C’s of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and will incorporate authentic, integrated performance assessments. Students will experience Chinese culture and language through the study of the ocean in an “Under the Sea” theme. Building upon our previous “Wandering Panda” theme, younger students’ self-created pandas will “dive” into a deep-sea adventure. Older students will discover the sea by taking on the role of newscasters and doing research and interviews as real reporters would do. Chinese language and culture through best practices and meaningful, enjoyable activities that maximize time and engagement with the language. They will demonstrate increasing use of Chinese, understanding of Chinese, engagement with the language, love of the language and culture, and a desire to continue.

907-742-1650 • Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.orghttp://www.asdk12.org/schools/scenicpark/pages/Scenic_Park_Elementary/Home.html

Anchorage School District - Scenic Park Elementary (student)

StarTalk Chinese Language Culture Summer Camp

Chinese • June 6, 2011June 19, 2011
  • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK

Scenic Park Elementary StarTalk Chinese Language Culture Summer Camp program is a 2-week non-residential program, starting on June 6 and ending on June 19th. The program is designed to provide 60 Kindergarten through 5th students (ages 5-10) with enjoyable activities as they discover Chinese culture and language. The students will have the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun, stimulating and exciting environment. There will be 85 instructional hours. During this two-week long period, students will develop basic Mandarin Chinese language listening and speaking skills through singing, play performance, painting, games, and daily culture activities. They will be able to communicate using simple Chinese. They will also be motivated to continue to study Chinese in the future.

907-742-1650 • yang_guohua@asdk12.orghttp://www.asdk12.org/schools/scenicpark/pages

Anne Arundel Community College (teacher)

STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2014

Arabic
  • June 9, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The teacher component of The Launch into Arabic program will feature a ten-day online component, a two week on-site face-to-face teacher training and curricular planning workshop, and a four-week teaching practicum in the student program. Four participant teachers with significant experience teaching Arabic and 4 teaching fellows will work collaboratively as an ensemble to implement the student program. The participant teachers and teaching fellows will also work on programmatic and individual goals for more effective teaching and assessment, based on ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles and best practices. Teachers and teaching fellows will be solicited from qualified current and aspiring Arabic teachers with the goal of strongly rooting Arabic teaching competencies to help Arabic programs grow and flourish. During the second week of the training, teachers in the training program will be paired into four teaching teams, which will prepare lessons in the morning and practice teaching and teacher observation in the afternoons with an adult novice practice class, in preparation for the student program. During the student program teachers will continue to observe and reflect on teaching practices, and work toward improving their own teaching practice, and building a teaching portfolio.

410-293-6363 • burt@usna.edu

Anne Arundel Community College (student)

STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2014

Arabic
  • June 23, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The Launch into Arabic 2014 student program will be held June 23 – July 18, 2014 and will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in Arabic. The program will meet for six hours per day for 20 days and will offer four weeks of intensive Arabic instruction at the Novice and Novice-Mid level interspersed with a rich diversity of cultural experiences. It is expected that approximately 30-36 of the students will be at Novice level while the remaining 12-16 will be returning STARTALK students or students with some prior experience in Arabic. Courses will be designed for Novice and Novice-Mid level students. The Novice-Mid level course may be further differentiated depending on the language levels of the students. Please contact jmpaulovich@aacc.edu with questions about application procedures

410-293-6353 • burt@usna.edu

Anne Arundel Community College and United States Naval Academy (teacher)

AACC - USNA STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program

Arabic • June 10, 2013July 19, 2013
  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • Anna Arundel County Community College, Arnold, MD

Anne Arundel Community College and the United States Naval Academy will offer a two-week intensive Arabic teacher training program from June 10-21, 2013 at the United States Naval Academy immediately prior to the student program, which will run from June 24 - July 19, 2013. Four lead instructors and up to five Teaching Fellows will receive intensive teacher training and will conduct curriculum planning immediately prior to the start of the student program. The student program will constitute the practicum for the teacher training program.

410-293-6353 • burt@usna.edu

Anne Arundel Community College and United States Naval Academy (student)

AACC - USNA STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2013

Arabic • June 24, 2013July 19, 2013
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The student program will be held from June 24 - July 19, 2013 at the United States Naval Academy. This program will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness. The program will meet for six hours per day for 20 days and will offer four weeks of intensive Arabic instruction at the Novice and Advanced Novice level interspersed with a rich diversity of cultural experiences. The program will enroll a total of 48 students who are either MIdshipmen at USNA, local high school students 16 or older or college students who enroll through Anne Arundel Community College.

410-777-1192 • jmpaulovich@aacc.edu

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Institute

Fort George Meade, MD • Arabic • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009

The Anne Arundel County Public School system proposes to offer a two-week non-residential immersion Arabic STARTALK Institute for students entering grades 4 through 6 from July 6,2009-July 17, 2009. The institute’s focus will be Arabic language and culture. The content will be a blending of linguistic immersion content as well as cultural experiences. Language activities will be differentiated to best meet the needs of new students. All activities will support the Maryland State Department of Education’s Foreign Language Voluntary State Curriculum. The program will be offered at Meade Middle School at Ft. George Meade.

410-222-5424 • jhernandez3@aacps.orghttp://www.aacps.org

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Strategic Language Institute 2010

Arabic, Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 22, 2010
  • STARTALK Strategic Language Institute 2010, Ft. Meade, MD

STARTALK Strategic Language Institute in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) is targeted to rising 4th-6th grade students who are interested in an opportunity to experience either the Arabic or Chinese languages, cultures and civilizations. The program is open to *all* students who express an interest. The typical student in the program will not have had exposure to Arabic or Chinese in the past. This is a regional program and is open to students from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and County, Calvert County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County. Recruitment of students is done in number of ways: (1) program brochure sent to all schools and parents via PTA; (2) media releases through the school system Public Information Office; (3) discussion with school principals and teachers about the benefits of the program; (4) distribution through school newsletters and announcements; (5) presentations to targeted community organizations; and (6) one-on-one recruitment by school and Central Office staff; (7) e-mail and telephone calls. Particular focus is on student diversity, including those who are traditionally under-served, that is, minority and economically-disadvantaged students.

410-222-5426 • jwieczorek@aacps.orghttp://www.aacps.org/aacps/boe/instr/esol/world_classical.asp

Appalachian State University (student)

2011 Startalk North Carolina Student Summer Russian Program

Russian • July 18, 2011July 31, 2011Residential Program
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The 2011 STARTALK North Carolina Student Summer Institute in Russian will be a two-week, residentia- immersion Russian Language and Culture Program offered July 18 - July 31, 2011, at Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, North Carolina (NC). The program will be offered to NC students in grades 9-12 who have been enrolled in online Russian instruction offered solely via distance learning during the school year (there are 95 of these in all). It is important to bring these students from across the state together in one place and create an immersion environment where they can bond socially, learn more Russian, and put their language skills to use. The theme of the Institute is Discover the World of Russian Fairy Tales. In-class and out-of-class activities will center around this theme and connect it with the art and music of Russian culture. Also, this summer institute will offer an intermediate level of Russian for heritage speakers, because this is the largest population of students currently enrolled in the online Russian program in North Carolina. By offering this level in an immersion environment on campus, we can accommodate students who have taken Russian online and further develop their oral and written skills.

828-262-2918 • barclayiy@appstate.eduhttp://www.appstate.edu

Appalachian State University (student)

StarTalk for Students 2013: Introduction to the World of Russian Business

Russian • July 13, 2013July 28, 2013Residential Program
  • Introduction to the World of Russian Business, Boone, NC

The StarTalk for students 2013 is an Introduction to the World of Russian Business offered during a two-week , residential, immersion, Russian Language and Culture Program from July 13 - July 28, 2013 at Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina. Interested students in grades 9-12, seeking to gain Russian Language skills, are encouraged to apply. The program includes in-class and outdoor activities such as 112 instructional hours, sports, music, dance, business communications, Russian cooking, and art.

828-262-2918 • barclayiy@appstate.eduhttp://tinyurl.com/RussianLanguage2013

Appalachian State University (ASU) (student)

2012 StarTalk for Students, Russian and Marketing (RAM)

Russian • June 19, 2012July 3, 2012Residential Program
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The 2012 StarTalk for Students, Russian and Marketing (RAM) program will be a two-week, residential immersion Russian Language and Cultured Program offered June 19 - July 3, 2012, at Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, North Carolina (NC). The program will be offered to NC students in grades 9-12 and undergraduate students from any NC college.In-class and out-of-class activities will center around the theme of the Institute and connect it with the needs and opportunities prevalent today in Russian business and American exports to Russia. The idea being, to instill in students the professional job opportunities that exist for them both in Russia and in American companies wanting to export to Russia. The summer institute will offer novice, intermediate, and advanced level Russian for heritage speakers and non-speakers. Participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of Russian in business settings and be able to analyze some of the cultural constructs that are at work in Russian society. The program's overarching goal is to improve students' proficiency in the Russian language, augment their knowledge of Russian cultural practices and perspectives, and utilize their critical thinking skills to foster cross-cultural communication and marketing ideas for themselves and their future employers.

828-262-2918 • barclayiy@appstate.edu

Arabic Language and Culture Institute (student)

Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! STARTALK 2013

Arabic • June 17, 2013July 27, 2013
  • JCTC ESL/Modern Languages Department, Louisville, KY

Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! - A STARTALK Program Louisville, KY, Grades K-12 Grades 6-8, 9-12* (incoming): June 17 - July 6 9:00 - 3:00 M-F (July 4th-holiday) * graduating seniors (class of 2013) are eligible Grades K-2, 3-5 (incoming): July 15 - 27 8:30-12:30 M-F About Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! is an intensive, immersion-based program developed to teach Arabic language skills and understanding about the cultures of Arabic-speaking countries. This program is made free to participants by a grant awarded to the Arabic Language and Culture of Louisville, KY Institute by the National Security Agency and the National Foreign Language Center. Participants will be immersed in world of Arabic language and culture each day, practice their language skills on an ongoing basis, as well as with Arabic speakers locally and internationally, through group Skype conversations to the Middle East. About the the Arabic Language and Culture Institute The Arabic Language and Culture Institute teaches critical language and culture skills through group classes, private lessons and distance learning to students, schools, businesses and government personnel, allowing for success in a global world.

502-644-2784 • julie@arabiclci.comhttp://arabiclci.com/?page_id=247

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship: ASU Chinese Language Camp Summer 2009

Tempe, AZ • Chinese • July 12, 2009 July 26, 2009Residential Session

ASU Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship is a 15-day (July 12-26) residential program for Arizona high school students to increase their motivation and proficiency levels in Chinese through a highly individualized and task-based curriculum. The program targets students entering 11th or 12th grade whose proficiency level in Chinese ranges from novice-low to intermediate-high or who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. Throughout the program, students will receive Chinese language instruction in the mornings and participate in cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings. Chinese language classes will focus on communication in real-life situations and will be delivered through group lessons, individualized instruction, and peer mentoring. Cultural activities will focus on enhancing students’ understanding of Chinese culture and society. Students will watch movies on different themes, work on and present research projects on cultural and social issues in China, and participate in hands-on activities to learn traditional Chinese arts and crafts, calligraphy, cooking, and some martial arts. After the summer program, students will commit to taking follow-up Chinese language classes at ASU, their own high school, or CCSA (the Contemporary Chinese School in Arizona) with some online components.

480-965-7179 • xia.zhang@asu.eduhttp://chineseflagship.asu.edu/startalk
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