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Michigan State University (teacher)

MSU_STARTALK 2014

Chinese
  • July 11, 2014August 1, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

This three week program is designed to support two distinct sets of Chinese language teachers: Chinese language teacher candidates, most of whom will have just arrived in the U.S. to complete a teacher certification program at Michigan State University; and early-career Chinese language teachers. For the former group, our program bridges the theory from candidates' coursework and their practice in a 3-week K-12 Chinese summer camp, which begins Monday, July 14 and runs until July 31. For the latter group, our program deepens their understanding of effective world language teaching practices and nurtures their abilities as teacher-leaders. Candidates partner with mentor teachers to co-plan and co-teach in the summer camp in the mornings and attend STARTALK workshops in the afternoons. By the end of this program, participants will be able to 1) use the backward design process to plan lessons that help students to meet unit performance objectives; 2) apply their understanding of comprehensible input to create language-learning opportunities that are contextualized, connect to prior learning, and require attention to meaning; and 3) use their reflections on the similarities and differences in U.S. and Chinese school culture to build appropriate relationships with students to promote a positive learning environment.

517-432-5571 • wangwenx@msu.edu

Middlebury College (teacher)

Startalk Summer Institute: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Russian Teachers

Russian • July 14, 2013July 31, 2013Residential Program
  • Middlebury college, Middlebury, VT

The principles of second language acquisition and pedagogy and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century will serve as foundation for this intensive pedagogy program hosted by the Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. The program’s target audience are graduate students who are starting to teach Russian and teachers in middle and high schools. Participants will learn how to choose appropriate pedagogical strategies and develop effective teaching and assessment practices that will bring their students to linguistic and cultural proficiency in Russian. The program curriculum will focus on communicative learner-centered instruction, which uses interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication and integrates the five standards (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities). Participants will also be exposed to the teaching and linguistic expertise of the Middlebury Russian faculty, who will open their classrooms for observations and, as guest lecturers, will lead a series of workshops and seminars. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the material by designing and implementing a number of classroom activities and a final lesson. Participants additionally will benefit from the Russian School’s intensive environment by interacting with students and teachers at cultural events and meals.

610-316-2747 • edengub@middlebury.eduhttp://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian

Middlebury College (teacher)

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Russian Teachers

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2014July 13, 2014: Webinar (online)
  • July 21, 2014August 5, 2014: On-site program (face-to-face)
  • Middlebury College Russian School, Middelbury, VT

The principles of second language acquisition and pedagogy and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century will serve as foundation for this intensive pedagogy program hosted by the Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. The program’s target audience are graduate students who are starting to teach Russian and teachers in middle and high schools. Participants will learn how to choose appropriate pedagogical strategies and develop effective teaching and assessment practices that will bring their students to linguistic and cultural proficiency in Russian. The program curriculum will focus on communicative learner-centered instruction, which uses interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication and integrates the five standards (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities). Participants will also be exposed to the teaching and linguistic expertise of the Middlebury Russian faculty, who will open their classrooms for observations and, as guest lecturers, will lead a series of workshops and seminars. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the material by designing and implementing a number of classroom activities and a final lesson. Participants additionally will benefit from the Russian School’s intensive environment by interacting with students and teachers at cultural events and meals.

610-316-2747 • edengub@gmail.comhttp://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian

Middlebury College Language Schools (teacher)

Middlebury STARTALK Summer Chinese Teacher Program

Chinese • June 29, 2010 August 13, 2010Residential Program
  • Middlebury STARTALK Summer Teacher Program, Middlebury, VT

With the assistance of a STARTALK grant, the 2010 Middlebury College summer Chinese School will offer scholarships to make it possible for current and prospective secondary school teachers of Chinese to enroll in the residential MA program. Participants will take graduate courses in Chinese language pedagogy and work on curriculum design and materials development during the full six-week program. They will plan and develop effective classroom activities to help students develop proficiency in the target language across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational), and the five goal areas (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities) as outlined in the national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. In addition to the completed MA application form, on the Web at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/applications/ applicants should also submit an essay that describes 1) the applicant’s background in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, 2) how professional training will enhance his or her teaching as a current or prospective teacher of Chinese at the pre-college level, and 3) what materials will be developed to share with other teachers. Please send all application materials to: Ms. Anna Sun, Chinese School Coordinator, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College Street, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA.

802-443-5520 • sun@middlebury.eduhttp://www.middlebury.edu

Middlebury College Language Schools - Chinese (teacher)

STARTALK Workshop for Teachers of Chinese

Middlebury, VT • Chinese • July 27, 2009 August 31, 2009Residential Session

The workshop will be a component of the six-week MA program and as such, will be open only to enrolled MA students. In addition to graduate level courses, students will have the opportunity to work on curriculum design and materials development during the full six-week program. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on experiences, participants will learn to understand the nature and process of learning Chinese as a foreign language, to identify critical issues in Chinese foreign language pedagogy, and to enhance their ability to develop appropriate teaching materials. They will plan and develop effective classroom activities to help students develop proficiency in the target language across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational,and the five goal areas (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities) as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

802 443-5510 • sun@middlebury.eduhttp://www.middlebury.edu

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (student)

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy - Chinese

Poultney, VT • Chinese • June 29, 2009 July 25, 2009Residential Session

Middlebury College offers a dynamic summer language immersion for students who have completed grades 7-12. Our 4-week program, called the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA), teaches students Mandarin Chinese in a highly intensive, but fun, environment. Modeled on Middlebury’s renowned Language Schools for undergraduate and graduate students, MMLA offers students the opportunity to live on a college campus and make a year’s worth of progress in their language in 4 weeks. This success owes primarily to the fact that, like their counterparts at the older level, MMLA students take a Language Pledge, promising to speak only the target language 24 hours a day. Please visit MMLA's web site (www.mmla.middlebury.edu) or call (802) 296-2459 to learn more about making a language breakthrough this summer.

802 443-2900 • rderizan@middlebury.eduhttp://www.mmla.middlebury.edu

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (student)

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy - Arabic

Poultney, VT • Arabic • June 29, 2009 July 25, 2009Residential Session

Middlebury College offers a dynamic summer language immersion for students who have completed grades 7-12. Our 4-week program, called the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA), teaches students Arabic in a highly intensive, but fun, environment. Modeled on Middlebury’s renowned Language Schools for undergraduate and graduate students, MMLA offers students the opportunity to live on a college campus and make a year’s worth of progress in their language in 4 weeks. This success owes primarily to the fact that, like their counterparts at the older level, MMLA students take a Language Pledge, promising to speak only the target language 24 hours a day. Please visit MMLA's web site (www.mmla.middlebury.edu) or call (802) 296-2459 to learn more about making a language breakthrough this summer.

802 443-2900 • rderizan@middlebury.eduhttp://www.mmla.middlebury.edu

Montgomery County Public Schools (teacher)

Montgomery County Public Schools Chinese and Arabic Teacher Institute

Rockville, MD • Arabic, Chinese • August 10, 2009 August 14, 2009
Rockville, MD • Arabic, Chinese • October 8, 2009 October 8, 2009
Rockville, MD • Arabic, Chinese • November 5, 2009 November 5, 2009
Rockville, MD • Arabic, Chinese • December 15, 2009 December 15, 2009
Rockville, MD • Arabic, Chinese • February 18, 2010 February 18, 2010

This five-day summer program will provide K-12 Chinese and Arabic language teachers pedagogical content knowledge within the context of U.S. public education by integrating training on curriculum and assessment development with direct instructional implementation. Each six-hour-day will address specific topics and strategies. While the five goals of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning will be embedded throughout the program, the first two days will explicitly target their application in instruction and curriculum development. Participants will learn how to develop their students’ proficiency and maximize their use of the target language by creating student-centered tasks and assessments that incorporate the three communication modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and culture. They also will learn how to use the comparison goal to help their students gain a better understanding of their own languages and cultures. Participants will use relevant topics to address the connections and communities goals. Furthermore, participants will learn how to use backward design to create lessons that include both formative and summative integrated performance assessments. In addition, experienced master teachers will share strategies for engaging students, using equitable practices, and creating an environment that maximizes learning in the context of U.S. public education.

301 279-3911 • Judith_I_Klimpl@mcpsmd.orghttp://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/

Montgomery County Public Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Montgomery County Public Schools Chinese Teacher Institute

Chinese • August 9, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD

This five-day summer program will provide new and experienced K–12 Chinese and 9–12 language teachers with pedagogical content knowledge while building a professional learning community. Teachers will increase their repertoire of instructional strategies through participation in hands-on activities that model standards-based best practices. Furthermore, working collaboratively, they will apply these practices to the development of instructional materials that will maximize their students’ learning. While all five goals of Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st century will be embedded throughout the program, the primary focus will be on the communication and cultures goals and their application in instruction and curriculum development. Participants will learn how to develop their students’ proficiency and maximize their use of the target language by creating student-centered tasks and assessments that incorporate the three communication modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and culture. They also will learn how to use the connections goal to make the learning more relevant and engaging to their students. In addition, participants will use relevant topics to address the comparison and communities goals.

301-279-3911 • Judith_I_Klimpl@mcpsmd.org

Mudra Arts Center (student)

Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program

Hindi • July 8, 2013July 20, 2013
  • Mudra Arts Center, Sterling, VA

The Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program is a program for 50 elementary and middle school students to be held July 8th - July 20th six hours a day concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will be based on the theme "Me and My World: Expanding Spheres." The program incorporates STEM content and will be based on the 5 C’s. There will be a special focus on natural life sciences and health, and target culture related to this focus will be integrated in each unit. Age-appropriate activities such as yoga, arts & crafts, sports, and stories will also contribute to making it a fun experience. The program includes a thematically integrated field trip to a museum and daily authentic meals integrated with the theme of nutrition. Our program will offer Hindi on a continuing basis after the summer program through weekly classes.

571-432-6920 • MudraArtsCenter@aol.comhttp://www.MudraArtsCenter.com/hindiprogram

Mudra Arts Center (student)

Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program

Hindi
  • July 7, 2014July 26, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Mudra Arts Center, Sterling, VA

The Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program is a program for 52 elementary and middle school students to be held July 7th - July 26th six hours a day concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will be based on the theme "Me and My World: Expanding Spheres." The program incorporates STEM content and will be based on the 5 C’s. There will be a special focus on natural life sciences and health, and target culture related to this focus will be integrated in each unit. Age-appropriate activities such as yoga, arts & crafts, sports, and stories will also contribute to making it a fun experience. The program includes a thematically integrated field trip to a museum and daily authentic meals integrated with the theme of nutrition. Our program will offer Hindi on a continuing basis after the summer program through weekly classes.

571-432-6920 • MudraArtsCenter@aol.comhttp://www.mudraartscenter.com/hindiprogram

Mudra Arts Center (Hindi Student Program) (student)

Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program

Hindi
  • July 6, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program, Ashburn, VA

The Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program is a program for 52 elementary and middle school students to be held July 6th - July 25th six hours a day concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will be based on the theme "Me and My World: Expanding Spheres." The program incorporates STEM content and will be based on the 5 C’s. There will be a special focus on natural life sciences and health, and target culture related to this focus will be integrated in each unit. Age-appropriate activities such as yoga, arts & crafts, sports, and stories will also contribute to making it a fun experience. The program includes a thematically integrated field trip to a museum and daily authentic meals integrated with the theme of nutrition. Our program will offer Hindi on a continuing basis after the summer program through weekly classes.

571-432-6920 • bakegingerbread@aol.comhttp://mudraartscenter.com/hindiprogram/

National Capital Language Resource Center (teacher)

Writing & Implementing an Arabic Curriculum K-12

Washington, DC • Arabic • June 29, 2009 July 3, 2009

This intensive one-week institute is offered for the third consecutive summer, continuing the important work of helping teachers of Arabic develop standards-based curricula for their classes. The goal is to provide guidelines and frameworks for curriculum development and specifically to help teachers develop and share standards-based curricula, units and lesson plans for Arabic for their schools, programs, or districts. This summer’s particular emphasis will be placed on integrating the Language Continuum with standards-based curriculum and instruction. During the institute concepts of curriculum development will be reviewed, models of the Language Continuum for Arabic (sequencing of language learning) will be visited, existing curricular materials for Arabic and other languages K-12 will be reviewed and analyzed, and leaders will work with small groups to help develop and refine participants' own curricular materials with a focus on integrating sequential introduction of materials with the standards. Upon completion of the assignments, teachers will receive certificates indicating 40 hours earned in Curriculum Development for which most school districts award continuing education units (CEUs).

202 973-1147 • nclrc@gwu.eduhttp://www.arabick12.org

National Capital Language Resource Center (teacher)

Arabic K-12 Hands-On

Washington, DC • Arabic • July 6, 2009 July 10, 2009

This institute will provide teachers at the elementary and high school levels the opportunity to try out learner-centered, communicative language teaching strategies, become familiar with the National Standards for Learning Arabic, and “learn by doing” how to provide challenging, engaging instruction. This highly intensive institute has been offered successfully for three years at the NCLRC, twice with the sponsorship of STARTALK. This summer we will increase the microteaching component by engaging two groups of students, one group of elementary and middle school students and one group of high school students, to act as students in “laboratory” classes for two hours each day. The emphasis of this workshop will be to provide teachers with information that can be used to extend the scope and range of their teaching strategies combined with targeted experiences that will integrate the information with classroom practice. An email conversation for group members and the presenters will be maintained through the year by the NCLRC to extend the period of group exploration and support. Participants will receive certificates for 40 hours of professional development from the National Capital Language Resource Center which are converted by states and districts into CEUs.

202 973-1147 • nclrc@gwu.eduhttp://www.arabick12.org

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

Swahili Teacher Development Institute

Madison, WI • Swahili • July 13, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

This Program is a hands on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. Participants will have hands-on training in the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instruction, backward curriculum design model and communicative approach. During the first week of the program, participants will be introduced to the main theoretical and pedagogical concepts of teaching Swahili as a foreign language through a combination of lectures, seminars, hands-on workshops, and micro-lesson presentations to get a clear understanding of the basic concepts of teaching Swahili as a foreign language. The second week will involve practicum. During this period, participants will work closely with coaching Master Teachers that they will observe. They will also reflect on the practices of the master teachers, and discuss issues that arise from the activities of the master teachers. Participants will also be given time to teach and receive feedback on their teaching activities. Participants who complete the program will be awarded a generous stipend of $1,000 to cover travel expenses. Accommodation will also be provided for participants who live outside of Madison. NCOLCTL will issue a certificate of completion to all the participants that complete the program.

608-265-7903 • ayschlei@wisc.eduhttp://www.Councilnet.org

National Council Of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program

Swahili • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Madison Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program is a three-week hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. The program will be organized at UW-Madison. There are two parts to this program. The first week of the program is a non-residential distance learning session where individual participant will use the UW-Madison LI and NCOLCTL Online Teaching Methods Course. The second part of the program is a two-week residential program in Madison. During the first part of the program, participants will study theoretical aspects of teaching African languages and LCTLs in general. The participants are required to complete especially the fourth module of the online course before they arrive in Madison. The program will provide the participants hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instructions, backward curriculum design model and the communicative approach. Participants will be given ample opportunities to practice teaching Swahili, with guidance from master teachers during the course of the program. Where applicable, the program will consider instructors who have been teaching Swahili for a long time but have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of professional development programs. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of completion.

608-265-7905 • ncolct@mailplus.wisc.eduhttp://www.ncolctl.org/startalk

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop

Swahili • July 9, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Madison, WI, Madison, WI

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program is a three-week hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. The program will be organized at UW-Madison. There are two parts to this program. The first week of the program is a non-residential distance learning session where individual participant will use the UW-Madison LI and NCOLCTL Online Teaching Methods Course. The second part of the program is a two-week residential program in Madison. During the first part of the program, participants will study theoretical aspects of teaching African languages and LCTLs in general. The participants are required to complete especially the fourth module of the online course before they arrive in Madison. The program will provide the participants hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instructions, backward curriculum design model and the communicative approach. Participants will be given ample opportunities to practice teaching Swahili, with guidance from master teachers during the course of the program. Where applicable, the program will consider instructors who have been teaching Swahili for a long time but have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of professional development programs. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of completion.

608-276-7941 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://startalk.ncolctl.org

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop

Swahili • July 8, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop will prepare participants to teach Swahili in the target language and providing comprehensible input up to 90% of the instruction time. It will give them the opportunity to practice teaching Swahili using Standards-Based and Backward Curriculum Design approaches. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom an how to create a learner-centered classroom. Ten participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three weeks, and 80 instructional hours, of which 20 hours will be devoted to online training and 60 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, IN. The program will be evaluated by both the participants and the students volunteers. The workshop will have a year-long follow-up to assist the participants in implementing lessons learned from the workshop. They will also receive a Certificate of Completion from NCOLCTL at the end of the program.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.com

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop

Swahili • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014July 11, 2014: Program segment (online)
  • July 14, 2014July 25, 2014: Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop will prepare participants to teach Swahili in the target language providing comprehensible input up to 90% of the instruction time. It will give them the opportunity to practice teaching Swahili using Standards-Based and Backward Curriculum Design approaches. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom and how to create a learner-centered classroom. Ten participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three weeks, and 80 instructional hours, of which 20 hours will be devoted to online training and 60 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, IN. The program will be evaluated by both the participants and the students volunteers. The workshop will have a year-long follow-up to assist the participants in implementing lessons learned from the workshop. They will also receive a Certificate of Completion from NCOLCTL at the end of the program.

812-856-4185 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://startalk.ncolctl.org/

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Inc. (teacher)

NCOLCTL StarTalk LCTL Professional Development Program

Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL 2015 Startalk Professional Development Program is a hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of one or more LCTLs at the post-secondary level; these languages include Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. There are two parts to this program. Overall, the program will be a three-week program; One week of distance learning and two weeks of residential face-to-face instruction in Bloomington, Indiana. Fourteen new or prospective LCTL instructors will be selected to participate in this three-week intensive summer program. They will have hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum, Understanding By Design, and performance assessment. The face-to-face program will involve a series of lectures and discussion sessions in the morning while the afternoons will be devoted to hands-on activities such as teaching practice, lesson plans development, curriculum design, and assessment rubric for evaluating learning outcomes. The success of the program will be measured by the participants' deliverables and teaching performance. We will share common "Look For's", Observable Behaviors developed from desired results of the program and TELL materials. These Look For's align with program goals on lesson planning, performance assessment and Backward Curriculum Design, Integration of Culture, Content, and Language, and Learner Centered Instruction.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://www.startalk.ncolctl.org/2015-startalk

National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program

Swahili • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • NCOLCTL - UW-Madison, Madison, WI

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program is a three-week hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. The program will be organized at UW-Madison. There are two parts to this program. The first week of the program is a non-residential distance learning session where individual participant will use the UW-Madison LI and NCOLCTL Online Teaching Methods Course. The second part of the program is a two-week residential program in Madison. During the first part of the program, participants will study theoretical aspects of teaching African languages and LCTLs in general. The participants are required to complete especially the fourth module of the online course before they arrive in Madison. The program will provide the participants hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instructions, backward curriculum design model and the communicative approach. Participants will be given ample opportunities to practice teaching Swahili, with guidance from master teachers during the course of the program. Where applicable, the program will consider instructors who have been teaching Swahili for a long time but have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of professional development programs. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of completion.

608-265-7905 • ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.eduhttp://www.ncolctl.org/startalk

National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Iowa State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Reaching Generation C by Creating, Communicating, and Collaborating

Chinese • July 18, 2010 July 27, 2010Residential Program
  • National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Ames, IA

Today’s students are referred to as “Generation C” because they expect to be able to create content, communicate easily and quickly with others, and collaborate to solve problems. Web 2.0 technologies can assist students learning Chinese by providing innovative ways to create, collaborate, practice, and communicate in class and with others around the world. This Institute is developed specifically for practicing K-12 Chinese teachers who want to leverage today's content-creating, technology-based mediums to develop standards-based activities for the Chinese classroom. At the summer institute, participants will (1) explore best practice in standards-based world language teaching and learning; (2) collaborate to design technology-rich classroom materials and student activities; (3) create a personal and professional learning network (PLN); and (4) develop a plan to implement the institute activities during the 2010-2011 school year and share those implementation experiences with others. The application deadline is April 23, 2010. Participants will be notified of acceptance by May 5, 2010. Room and Board is provided at no cost to participants. Graduate credit is available. Accepted participants must submit a $100 registration fee and will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of institute activities to offset the registration fee and travel expenses.

515-294-6699 • nflrc@iastate.eduhttp://nflrc.iastate.edu

National University (student)

NU STARTALK 2009 - Student Persian

San Diego, CA • Persian • August 3, 2009 August 31, 2009

National University (NU) is offering a 4-week summer non-residential day program for grades 6-12 in Persian language. The proposed program will award, upon successful completion, academic credit for language coursework through an established arrangement between NU and its WASC-accredited affiliate, NUVHS: grades 6-12 will be eligible to receive academic credit. The program will include cultural enrichment activities and field trips. In addition, the program provides ongoing follow-up learning opportunities for the students in order to create incentive for language learning and to refrain from linguistic attrition. An opportunity to enroll in NU’s on-line Persian language courses (high school level courses, as well as Major, Minor, Certificate) is offered. Instructional Lead Dr. Azita Mokhtari Email: amokhtari@nu.edu Phone: 858-642-8598 Administrative Point-of-Contact Dr. Ramin Sarraf Email:rsarraf@nu.edu Phone:858-642-8580 Program Sessions Spectrum Business Park Campus 9388 Light wave Avenue San Diego, CA 92123 Site contact person: Dr. Ramin Sarraf Onsite phone:858-541-7700 Onsite email:rsarraf@nu.edu Heritage: yes Non-Heritage: yes Language: Persian Grade levels: Middle School (6-8) High School (9-12) Incoming proficiency levels: Beginning Intermediate Advanced Start date: 2009-08-06 End date: 2009-08-31 Total instructional days: 20 Total instructional hours: 100

858-642-8580 • rsarraf@nu.eduhttp://www.nu.edu

National University (student)

NU Student Persian STARTALK 2010

Persian • July 5, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • NU Spectrum Business Park Campus, San Diego, CA

The summer 2010 Persian program caters to middle, high school and college students (Freshman-Senior) of both Persian heritage and non-heritage background. The program will be open to students at novice level and up and will focus on reading and writing skills, cultural awareness, increasing vocabulary, and developing speaking skills required for more academic/formal discourse based on National Standards and couched within an overarching theme of being prepared to visit Iran and attend school there. The program will be offered onsite with provisions to offer an online component too. Class materials will be authentic content that is meaningful, age- appropriate, and intellectually engaging. Language will be viewed not only as means of communication but also as an important survival tool. The instructors will be explicit in pointing out the value and advantages of knowing more than one language and of being not only multi-lingual but also multi-cultural. These advantages will be framed in terms of family ties, intellectual development, and career possibilities. Upon successful completion of the program, participants in middle and high school will receive one year of highschool language credit from NUVHS. For college level participants, provision has been made to offer college credit at a discount.

858-642-8598 • amokhtari@nu.eduhttp://nustartalk.org/

National University (student)

STARTALK 2011 Student Persian Program

Persian • August 1, 2011August 26, 2011
  • Spectrum Business Park Campus, San Diego, CA

Building on our successful programs from 2009, 2010, the NU Persian Startalk Program is in fact the poster model for all that Startalk is targeting. The program will be keeping all the tools, processes and instructors who made success possible in over the last two years, and increase the size of the teachers as well as the target population to 70, up from 60. The program will be a blended onsite/online one. The program will have a teacher to student ratio of about 1:8. Culture will form a basic component of instructional content. It will be on the same standing as language. The program targets students from grades 6-16, even though the program is identified as heritage, non-heritagestudents are also eligible to enroll. Major highlights of the program: •The Program will offered in the month of August. •It will cover 100+ hours of instruction. •The participants will be from grades 6-16. •The total number of participants will be 70; 50 students from grades 6-12 and 20 students from grades 13-16 (college level). •Low student to teacher ratio of 8-9:1. •The outcomes will be enhanced language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in three levels of novice, intermediate and advanced.

858-642-8598 • amokhtari@nu.eduhttp://nustartalk.org/
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