STARTALK - Programs

Program Search

Year:2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
Type:student | teacher
Language:Arabic | Chinese | Dari | Hindi | Korean | Persian | Portuguese | Russian | Swahili | Turkish | Urdu
State:AK | AL | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS | MT | NC | ND | NE | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY
Residential: | no | yes

1104 programs found.

Sort by: name | date
Showing results 901 through 925 of 1104.

University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia (teacher)

“The Middle Kingdom in Middle School: A STARTALK Program on Building a Sustainable Chinese Language Program in the Middle Years”

Chinese • June 22, 2012August 1, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

This blended program will consist of a one-week residential institute (July 8-14), two pre-institute online modules, and one post-institute online module. The program’s primary focus is building and sustaining a successful Chinese language program through (1) sound pedagogy and practices, (2) effective learning technology, (3) collaborative interdisciplinary work, and (4) strong teacher advocacy and school community communication. Instructors and guest speakers will provide expertise on current trends in pedagogy and practices, learning technology, articulation issues, collaborative work across disciplines, and development of successful Chinese language-culture programs embedded in the middle school program. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of issues middle school instructors face through presentations, interactive workshops, resource sharing, reflective writing, and the creation of a draft action plan for both curricular change and Chinese language advocacy within their schools/districts. Enrollment is limited to 20 Chinese language teachers already working in a middle school setting. All major costs of institute attendance are underwritten by STARTALK.

303-735-5128 • jon.zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea

University of Florida (teacher)

Florida STARTALK for Teachers of Chinese, Grades 6-12

Gainesville, FL • Chinese • July 12, 2009 July 22, 2009Residential Session

The University of Florida will hold an intensive 10-day training program for up to 25 secondary school teachers of Chinese. This residential program on the university campus is open to currently practicing teachers and prospective teachers from anywhere in the United States. Participants will earn a total of 4 credits in Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Chinese Pedagogy. Both courses (EDG 6905 & CHI 4930) meet the Florida State Board of Education requirements for certification in the teaching of foreign languages, and may be used for in-service credit or for degree credit. STARTALK pays 75% of the tuition and covers lodging, lunches, and miscellaneous supplies. Accepted applicants will pay the remainder of the tuition cost through a registration fee of $250. They may apply to be reimbursed for travel and textbook expenses up to $225. For more information, contact: Pat Bartlett Outreach Coordinator Asian Studies patbart@ufl.edu (352) 392-2464

352 392-2464 • patbart@ufl.eduhttp://www.ufl.edu/

University of Florida (teacher)

Florida Summer 2010 Workshop for Teachers of Chinese, Grades 6-12

Chinese • April 1, 2010 July 1, 2010Residential Program
  • http://www.clas.ufl.edu/asian/startalk.shtml, Gainesville, FL

Faculty of the University of Florida will hold a "blended" training program this summer for secondary-school teachers of Chinese and those who intend soon to enter the profession. Online readings and discussion (July 1-10) are designed to prepare participants for the Florida Workshop's residential 12 days at the Gainesville campus (July 11-23). Experienced faculty offer: "Teaching Chinese in the Target Language" (CHI 4905, 3 cr.) and "Classroom Management and Assessment for Foreign Languages" (EDG 6905, 2 cr.). While developing micro-teaching exercises for their classrooms, participants will benefit from peer-review as well as intensive one-on-one coaching. Methods of integrating culture with language instruction are also featured in the program. Most Florida schools accept UF's teacher-training programs for in-service points or will credit them toward academic degrees. Since regulations vary, prospective participants should check with their school district or degree adviser before applying. Teachers from all states are welcome. Startalk funding covers tuition, lodging, lunches and some basic supplies. Upon acceptance, a registration fee of $400 is due. Participants may be reimbursed for up to $200 of their travel and textbook cost. For more information, contact Ms. Pat Bartlett, Outreach and Training Coordinator, Asian Studies Program (see below).

352-392-2464 • patbart@ufl.eduhttp://www.ufl.edu/asian/

University of Florida (teacher)

StarTalk2011 Florida Workshop for Teachers of Chinese, Grades 6-12

Chinese • July 1, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Norman Hall, Gainesville, FL

UF- StarTalk program, located in Gainesville, Florida (UF-Campus), is geared to the needs of practicing or near-future teachers of Chinese in public and private schools throughout the United States. Participants will be registered for two UF courses: EDG 6905 “Assessment for Foreign Language Learning/Teaching Practicum ” (3 graduate credits), and CHI 4905, “Curriculum and Materials Development “(3 undergraduate credits). These courses can also count for in-service hours. The program will have three segments: an online segment (July 1-10) precedes the residential program (July 11-22), followed with one week long teaching practicum (July 25-29). For the residential and practicum segments, participants will live in on-campus housing and attend classes from 9 am to 3 pm and cultural activities in the evening. Over the 12 days of the residential program, participants will spend two weeks (July 11-22), 80 hours, with experienced faculty who specialize in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, standards-based assessment, and classroom management, learning varieties of assessment tools for foreign language classrooms, and develop curriculum and materials that fit into current classroom. The teaching practicum (July25-29) in a Chinese language and culture immersion youth camp enables the participants to apply what they have learned this summer to real classroom teaching.

352-273-4193 • danlingfu@coe.ufl.eduhttp://www.ufl.edu

University of Florida (teacher)

StarTalk2012 Florida Workshop for Teachers of Chinese, Grades K-12

Chinese • June 25, 2012July 13, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Florida, College of Education, Gainesville, FL

Chinese is the most rapidly expanding foreign language taught in Florida. A recent survey distributed by our faculty to public and private schools across the state found that most Chinese programs began as recently as 2006 and offer one to two years of instruction (http:// plaza/ufl.edu/cshen, "useful links"). While teachers are overwhelmingly native speakers, most are not certified and have little or no training in the teaching profession. Despite the recession, the forty-eight schools that we previously identified have grown to some sixty schools in Florida now offering Chinese. Addressing the ongoing demand for training, and building upon our StarTalk experiences during the summer of 2009-2011, the "Florida Workshop for Teachers of Chinese, Grades K-12" (June 25-July 13th, online follow-up in the fall) of 2012 provides a blended pedagogical workshop with new courses for K-12 Chinese language teachers: "Cooperative Learning, Classroom Management, and Assessment for Foreign Language Learners" (3 credits) and "Differentiated Teaching Approaches for Diverse Learners" (3 credits) with a week-long practicum during which participants present lessons that they develop to actual students (30) of ages 5-17 from low income backgrounds.

352-373-7328 • patrjac@bellsouth.nethttp://education.ufl.edu/startalk/

University of Florida (teacher)

Florida Startalk 2014 for Teachers of Chinese, K-16

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 4, 2014June 13, 2014: Online (online)
  • June 15, 2014June 21, 2014: Face-to-Face (face-to-face)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Florida STARTALK 2014 for Teachers of Chinese, K-16 provides a blended pedagogical workshop with a new course for Chinese language teachers, a practicum, and a follow-up professional development in the fall. "Learning-Centered Approach for Foreign Language Instruction" is offered for 2 graduate credits, and complemented by a hands-on thematic component, "Chinese Holidays, Food, and Art." Participants apply their training in a four-day practicum at a local Boys & Girls Club. In the fall, instructors and staff meet with participants biweekly online to share and discuss their teaching. When possible, the instructors and staff visit classrooms for observations and face-to-face feedback. Participants receive a certificate from UF's College of Education when they complete the program. The online segment (June 4-13) is followed by a residential program (June 15-21) on the UF campus. Check-in and orientation is Sunday, June 15 from 4-6pm. Monday, June 16 is the first day of class. The weekdays of Tuesday, June 17--Friday, June 20 constitute the teaching practicum at the Boys & Girls Club with approximately 60-80 students attending. A celebration of Chinese culture will take place Friday evening June 20 for children, parents, STARTALK teachers and staff. The final class and graduation is Saturday, June 21.

352-262-3943 • patrjac@ufl.eduhttp://education.ufl.edu/startalk/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • July 5, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

The Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute combines major support from STARTALK with supplemental support from the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii. A team of four experienced, innovative lead instructors, nationally recruited within the US, will work with 12 teacher trainees, both pre- and inservice, from all across the U.S. and Hawaii. Four faculty from the Confucius Institute will provide support, and additional self-funded international instructors may participate as well. The Teacher Institute begins 3 days before and then runs concurrently with the STARTALK-CI Chinese Language Camp, a residential program for 28 US students learning Chinese. Presentations, discussions, model classes, hands-on teaching modules and reflection sessions will allow teacher trainees to gain familiarity and confidence with all aspects of teaching and learning for the information age. We will focus on instructional techniques that promote communication, task-completion, problem solving, critical thinking, confidence to seek out, assess, and organize information as necessary, and insight into Chinese as well as US culture. The Institute will also take full advantage of Hawaii's glorious environment through a structured series of weekend "language-learning" excursions to the historic Honolulu Chinatown, hiking on Diamond Head, Bellows Beach, a guided exploration of Pearl Harbor, and more.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (student)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Not Provided, HI

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • July 2, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Hawaii STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute, Honolulu, HI

Fifteen Chinese language teachers (either experienced or new to the field) who are interested in observing and teaching according to standards-, performance-, and task-based principles, as well as TPRS (“Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling”), are selected to participate in the institute and concurrent student camp. A five-day preparation workshop is the lead-off to introduce participants to the principles of a standards-based curriculum, as well as to available resources to teach following such a curriculum. Once the concurrent student camp begins, teachers observe and participate in all scheduled activities, as the institute’s lead instructors demonstrate a variety of teaching approaches. All instruction is followed by critique and friendly feedback. After the first week of instruction, institute participants are invited to teach selected modules together with or in place of the lead instructors. By the last week of the Institute, participants are in charge of all instruction—lead instructors serve as guides and consultants. Daily summative feedback sessions allow for on-going reflection. Goals: Participating teachers will be able to articulate the basic principles of standards-based instruction, as well as demonstrate the implementation of this approach in their teaching.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (student)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 8, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Hawaii STARTALK Chinese Language Camp, Honolulu, HI

Twenty-eight middle and high school students with no or minimum experience (no more than one year) in Chinese language studies are selected to participate in a three-week residential program on the UH Manoa campus to acquire basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture skills in Mandarin Chinese. Participants learn language along with sports such as martial arts, and engage in a variety of activities focusing on Chinese culture. Language lessons consist of learner-centered, interactive, task-based activities designed to encourage learners to communicate in Chinese, and of lessons using the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-Telling) approach. Weekend excursions to sites around scenic Honolulu led by native speakers of Chinese provide additional practice, and the Chinese ethnic presence links classroom practice with real-world usage of Chinese. Goals: By the end of the program, each student will test at the Novice Low to Novice Mid proficiency levels or higher, in speaking and reading. Proficiency will be measured by LinguaFolio and by student work on an on-line portfolio.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, HI, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese. The Teacher Training Institute will run concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by five highly experienced master teachers. For the first three days of the Institute, teacher trainees will be immersed in theory and its implementation, demonstrations, experiential classes, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles, and will incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches. We will work on overall curriculum planning for the student camp, and teachers will choose one group (TBLT or TPRS) to begin lesson planning. Once the student camp begins, trainees will spend the first week watching and dissecting model lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they teach classes themselves, singly or in pairs or groups. All lessons are followed by critique and feedback. Teacher trainees will pay their airfare and $500 towards housing costs. Remaining costs (including tuition, room, board, and materials) will be covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (student)

Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

The 2014 STARTALK Chinese Language Camp will enroll 20 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. The integrated 3-week residential program (July 7-25) on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa combines TBLT (task-based language teaching) and TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading & storytelling) approaches to listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese; language instruction through technology and media; STEM-oriented and cultural classes conducted in the target language; instruction in Chinese martial arts; and experiential activities conducted in the local environment (including field trips to Pearl Harbor and Chinatown). It is led by five nationally known key instructors and 10 (or more) highly motivated teacher-trainees from the concurrent Teacher Training Institute. Students will be exposed to an energized and energizing program in beginning Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them culturally appropriate language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language-learning and language using opportunities long after camp is over. Students will pay their airfare plus $500 towards the cost of housing. Remaining expenses (including tuition, the remainder of room costs, board, excursions, and materials) will be covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

Hawaii Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese to primarily secondary school learners, although the approaches may be adapted for other learners. The Teacher Training Institute runs concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by four master teachers and one assistant teacher. During the first three days of the Institute, teachers will be immersed in theory and its implementation, through live instruction, demonstrations, experiential classes in which the participants become students, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles and incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches (teachers choose one strand for a focus). For the first week of the student camp, trainees will watch, dissect, and reflect on lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they will help teach. All lessons are critiqued using back channeling and in feedback sessions. Some segments may be video recorded. Teacher trainees will pay airfare and $500 towards housing. Tuition, board, excursions and materials are covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Hawaii (student)

Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

The 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language Camp at the University of Hawaii will enroll 20 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. The integrated 3-week residential program combines TBLT (task-based language teaching) and TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading & storytelling) approaches to listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese; language instruction through technology and media; STEM-oriented and cultural classes conducted in the target language; instruction in Chinese martial arts; Chinese language training via improvisational theatre; and experiential activities conducted in the local environment. It is led by four nationally known key instructors, a talented STARTALK-Hawaii alumnus teacher, four Confucius Institute teachers who are STARTALK-Hawaii alumni, and at least 10 highly motivated teacher-trainees from the concurrent Teacher Training Institute. Students will be exposed to an energized/energizing program in Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them culturally appropriate language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language-learning and -using opportunities long after camp is over.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Hawaii at Manoa (teacher)

2009 Hawaii Chinese Language Teacher Training Institute

Honolulu, HI • Chinese • July 1, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

Fifteen in- or pre-service Chinese language teachers will work with five highly experienced lead instructors to focus on the principles and practice of standards- and task-based, learner-centered instruction in Chinese. We will begin with a three-day immersion session on principles. However, the heart of the institute will constitute of three weeks of beginning and intermediate level instruction for 30 high school learners of Chinese. During the first week, the lead instructors will demonstrate a range of experimental and effective teaching approaches, using an exciting and brand-new suite of materials in draft format (Encounters: Global Chinese Language And Culture from Yale University Press and the China International Publishing Group). In the second week, lead instructors will work with teacher-trainees to design and teach task-based, learner-centered modules in each of the four skills. And in the third week, teacher-trainees will teach by themselves, with much support from all other Institute participants. Introspection, reflection, constructive feedback, and experimentation are highly encouraged.

808 956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu/confucius/program/summer/index.html

University of Hawaii at Manoa (student)

University of Hawaii 2009 Chinese Immersion Sports Camp

Honolulu, HI • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

This intensive three-week sports camp begins every weekday at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. During that time, students will participate in 4 language classes, 1 language session in the multi-media lab, 1 ping-pong class, and 1 martial arts class. The language classes will be led by five energetic lead instructors selected from all over the United States with 15 motivated teacher-trainees assisting. Classes will be activities-based; through a range of media, students will be learning and immediately using Chinese to communicate and complete tasks. The sports classes will be conducted by national championship-level athletes from China. On weekends, participants will explore Hawaii's natural and social environments and gain some understanding of the role of China and Chinese culture in U.S. society.

808 956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu/confucius/program/summer/index.html

University of Hawaii at Manoa (teacher)

STARTALK University of Hawaii Chinese Language Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • June 29, 2010 July 24, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 20 talented preservice and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 24 days in Honolulu, HI, immersed in a program to change how they teach Chinese to secondary school learners. The STARTALK-Hawaii Teacher Training Institute will run concurrently with the STARTALK-Hawaii Chinese Language Sports Camp for 28 students, ages 12 to 17, led by three highly experienced master teachers of Chinese language. For the first three days of the Institute, teacher trainees will be immersed in theory, through live lectures, videotaped presentations, demonstration classes, experiential classes that they take themselves, and feedback sessions. Following that, the Sports Camp will begin, and for the first week, trainees will watch and analyze model lessons taught by the lead instructors. They may participate in teaching sample lessons if they choose. Beginning the second week, they will be expected to teach lessons themselves, and by the end of the camp, each trainee will have the opportunity to teach at least twice, if not multiple times, both to their colleagues in test-runs, and to the students (with all their colleagues watching and helping). All lessons are followed by critique and feedback sessions. Some will be videotaped.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/teacher-sports-camp-info/

University of Hawaii at Manoa (student)

STARTALK University of Hawaii Chinese Language Sports Camp

Chinese • July 4, 2010 July 24, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

The 2010 STARTALK Chinese Language Sports Camp will enroll 28 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. SInce the Sports Camp will run concurrently with a Teacher Training Institute for current and future career Chinese language instructors, the ratio of students to faculty is approximately 1:1. Through an integrated program of task-based classroom instruction, culturally appropriate sports classes (table tennis and martial arts) conducted in the target language, experiential activities (including in the media lab), and field trips around multi-ethnic Honolulu, students will be exposed to an energized and energizing program in beginning Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language learning and language-using opportunities long after camp is over.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/student-sports-camp-info/

University of Hawaii at Manoa (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • June 30, 2011July 23, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

This 3.5 week residential institute is held concurrently with a student camp. Participants will discuss principles, observe innovative lead teachers instructing at the camp, and participate in friendly feedback sessions focused on the degree to which principles have been implemented. During the feedback sessions, suggestions for improvement are solicited. Beginning with the second week of the camp, perhaps even earlier, participants are expected to take over teaching responsibilities in teams, to implement some of the approaches discussed in a supportive environment. Evening activities include cultural events, lesson planning, student tutorials, and bonding excursions for the teachers. There is heavy use of media in the institute. For video of previous camps, see <http://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/media/>.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii at Manoa (student)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 4, 2011July 22, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

This 3-week residential camp is held concurrently with a residential teacher-training institute. Lead instructors will coordinate classes and provide key instruction, and will be assisted by up to 20 additional Chinese language instructors. The focus in camp is on learning through experience, so students will engage in a range of activities, including classroom instruction, free voluntary reading, media-assisted lessons, learning through arts and culture, and learning through outdoors activities including martial arts. The spectacular natural setting of Hawaii will be incorporated: week-end excursions and a half-day beach retreat round out the academics. For video of previous camps, see <http://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/media/>.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Houston (teacher)

STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 20, 2012Residential Program
  • The STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston, Houston, TX

Thanks to the STARTALK grant, the National Security Language Initiative, the Chinese Studies Program at the University of Houston will offer scholarships to community college, secondary and heritage school teachers of Chinese to enroll in a graduate course, CHNS 6371: Teaching Chinese as a second language (July 9-20 and two follow-up sessions). Applicants who successfully complete the entire program will receive the scholarship that covers tuition & fees, instructional materials, and part of the housing cost for non-local participants. Awards ($400) are also available for participants who develop a quality program project and are willing to share with the public. The program is designed to appeal to different learners. Through presentations, observations, hands-on activities, and collaborative learning, participants construct their knowledge in a learner-centered environment, and develop their capacity to become master teachers. Participants will 1) conceptualize the National Standards; apply the standards to theme-/content-based curriculum design and learner-centered instruction, 2) study SLA theories via examination of critical issues such as learning processes, comprehensible input, interactive learning, and task-based instruction, 3) examine Pedagogical Grammar such as tones, sentence structures, pragmatics and culture, and 4) use the national standards and teaching principles to develop theme-based curriculum and student-centered instructional projects.

713-743-3007 • mjgutierrez@uh.eduhttp://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/

University of Houston (teacher)

STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston

Chinese • July 8, 2013July 19, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX

The Chinese Studies Program at the University of Houston will offer a graduate course (CHNS 6398: Issues in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) in the “Startalk Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston” for the second time. The grant will cover instruction, tuition, fees, and learning materials for teachers of Chinese in community colleges, K-12, and heritage schools. The program will take place on July 8-19, and two follow-up sessions (10/12, 11/2). Through presentations, observations, hands-on activities, and collaborative learning, participants construct their knowledge in a learner-centered environment, and develop their capacity to become master teachers. Participants will 1) conceptualize the National Standards; apply the standards to theme/content-based curriculum design and learner-centered instruction, 2) study SLA theories via examination of critical issues such as learning processes, comprehensible input, interactive learning, and task-based instruction, 3) discuss Chinese vocabulary instruction: from theories to methodology, 4) examine Pedagogical Grammar in the areas of tones, sentence structures, pragmatics, and culture, 5) apply the theories of Backward Design to CFL curriculum and micro-teaching, 6) learn techniques for differentiated instruction to accommodate different needs of learners, and 7) conduct performance-based assessments with a focus on "what students can do with language."

713-743-3007 • mjgutierrez@uh.eduhttp://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/index.php

University of Houston (teacher)

STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston, Houston, TX

The STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston offers a Chinese language teacher training July 6–17 with a follow-up session, Nov. 1, 2015. We offer a 3-credit graduate course (Studies of Chinese Language Acquisition) which can be applied towards Teacher Certification in Chinese, teacher certificate renewal, or a MA degree in teaching Chinese. Participants will receive a certificate upon their completion of the program. The program curriculum include 1) conceptualization of the National Standards by applying the standards to theme-/content-based curriculum design and learner-centered instruction, 2) examination of research in second language acquisition and Chinese language instruction on form, meaning, and function, 3) backward design: application of the theories to CFL curriculum and instruction; using the theory and teaching principles, 4) discussion on Chinese vocabulary instruction, 5) performance-based assessments with a focus on "what students can do with language" and 6) Chinese linguistics for Chinese teachers. Chinese language teachers from K-12 schools, community colleges, and Chinese heritage schools are welcome to apply. We also welcome out-of-state teachers who are willing to pay for transportation and a partial of the room cost. Participants must have an undergraduate degree. Application deadline: April 27th, 2015. Please fill an online application: http://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/index.php

713-743-3007 • mjgutierrez@uh.eduhttp://www.uh.edu/class/mcl/chinese/startalk/

University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap Through Standards and Technology: STARTALK-2015 Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 17, 2015: Online Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 22, 2015: On-site Program segment (3 full days) (face-to-face)
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Our five-week program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK-2015 Program for Russian Teachers” provides unique professional training for a group of current and future teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the U.S. at K-12 and college level. Our first goal is to train teachers in methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language, introduce them to a combined set of the U.S. and Russian standards of Russian language teaching and guide their work on learning objects that adhere to these standards. Our second goal is to provide technology training in the development of standards-based innovative computer-based learning objects. Our third goal is to educate our participants about distance learning contexts to keep Russian programs more competitive and to ensure their successful work in this new educational context that is often criticized as challenging for learning a foreign language. The program (120 instructional hours) starts with a four-week online module on June 22, 2015 and ends with a three-day on-site workshop and conference at the University of Iowa (July 20-22).

319-621-2196 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/ruslowebsite/startalk-2015-program-participants

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc- Confucius Institute (student)

STARTALK 2012: C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 4, 2012June 19, 2012
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS
  • Independence High School, Independence, KS
  • Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Chanute High School, Chanute, KS

In this innovative, intensive Chinese program, high school students spend eight days attending Chinese class by videoconferencing in their home districts, then participate in two full days and one evening of culminating activities in Overland Park (for Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas students) or in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Sioux Falls students). The high school student-focused curriculum allows beginning students of Chinese to learn to express identity in terms of individual preferences in music, sports, movies, style, personality. The culminating activities are highlighted by a student film festival, opening with a red carpet event and followed by a "STARTALK Academy" awards banquet. Student teams produce Chinese films with FLIP cameras and compete for best picture, best comedy, best drama, and other prizes. Students also try out sidewalk calligraphy, traditional calligraphy, and traditional Chinese musical instruments, and interact with native speaker peers.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/STARTALK-About.shtml
Showing results 901 through 925 of 1104.