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University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK: Chinese Jump! 2009: Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Language Institutes

Overland Park, KS • Chinese • June 26, 2009 July 11, 2009
Overland Park, KS • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 18, 2009
Overland Park, KS • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009

Chinese Jump! 2009 Summer Language Program at the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas is designed to give high school students an opportunity to jump into the study of Mandarin. Selected students must intend to enroll in Mandarin I during the 2009-10 school year. Preference will be given to students attending a school district offering Chinese via IDL technology through the Confucius Institute. There will be three two-week sessions, June 26-July 11, July 6-18 and July 20-August 1. Students will receive Chinese language instruction for 3.5 hours per day on nine weekdays from instructors certified by the KSDE as K-12 teachers of Chinese and provided by the Confucius Institute in an IDL classroom or via face-to-face instruction depending on their location. As the culmination of each two-week session, students will participate in a three-day field trip to the Confucius Institute in Overland Park, KS which will include a visit to an art museum, calligraphy and Chinese music workshops, interaction with young adult native speakers, face-to-face interaction with Chinese instructors and individual assessments of learning. Contact Chinese Jump! Administrative Coordinator Director Nancy Hope at nfhope@ku.edu or 785-864-3918 for information or an application. Additional information at www.confucius.ku.edu/startalk.shtml.

785-864-3918 • nfhope@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/startalk.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2010--C2--Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 7, 2010 July 17, 2010
  • Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS
  • Independence High School, Independence, KS
  • Chanute High School, Chanute, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Seaman High School, Topeka, KS
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD

STARTALK 2010--C2--Chinese Connect: Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Language Institutes will expand access to Chinese language and strengthen high school Chinese language programs in Kansas and South Dakota. C2--Chinese Connect includes three summer sessions that will give 60 high school students in our region two-week intensive immersion programs in Chinese language and culture by IDL ( videoconferencing). Two of the two-week sessions will be for Kansas schools, and the third session will be delivered to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. STARTALK students will be able to move from the summer program to academic year Chinese classes in their home districts in the fall. The Institutes will give rising ninth- and tenth-graders, primarily from rural areas, the opportunity to develop beginning Chinese language skills and cultural competency. Students will participate in IDL Chinese class for four hours per day for eight days, followed by a two-day, intensive "camp" experience, which will include face-to-face instruction, cultural workshops, face-to-face interaction with peer-age native speakers, individualized assessments, and culminating activities shaped by the students. The students will create videos based on their own scripts and plan and participate in a STARTALK party that includes interacting with posters based on social networking pages.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/education_startalk.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2011:C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 6, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Chanute High School, Chanute, KS
  • Confucius Institute University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS

C2-Chinese Connect Summer Language Institutes are designed to give high school students a fun jumpstart on learning Chinese. In this program, beginning students will explore identity through likes and dislikes, express preferences in music, sports, activities, and other areas and create student videos based upon program themes. The students will stage a film festival at the end of the two week program, with a red carpet intro, "STARTALK Academy" awards, and an after festival party planned and shaped by the students. In each session, students participate in instructional activities via videoconferencing connected to their home school sites for the first eight days, followed by two full days of "camp" experiences with the instructors for assessments, the film festival, and other culminating activities. The program is designed primarily for rising ninth and tenth graders who will be enrolled in beginning high school Chinese language classes in the Fall semester. Three Two-week Sessions: 1: June 6-17 (Kansas schools); 2: June13-24 (Kansas, Arkansas, and KC Missouri schools); 3: June 20-July 1 (Sioux Falls only)

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/education_startalk.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2013: C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 10, 2013June 21, 2013
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Washburn-Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS
  • Independence High School, Independence, KS
  • University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS

STARTALK 2012: C2-Chinese Connect will expand access to Chinese language and strengthen high school programs in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. The two week program, with at least 50 contact hours, will offer a total of 60 high school students the opportunity to develop novice language skills in Chinese and explore cultural comparisons, connections, and links to community through a teenage-focused, standards-based curriculum. Students attend class for the first eight days at their home school location, with instruction delivered by videoconferencing, combined with carefully selected online activities, followed by two full days and evenings of face-to-face, residential “camp” experience at the University of Kansas. During the two-day residential experience, students will interact with peers from other schools and with native speakers. The highlight of the program is a festival of student-produced short films, preceded by a "red-carpet" event led by the students and followed by an awards ceremony. Students from participating schools may apply through their home schools.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/STARTALK-About.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2014:C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 16, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS

Learn Chinese! Earn a STARTALK Film Academy Award! STARTALK 2014: C2-Chinese Connect offers an exciting, two-week program in learning Chinese and filmmaking for secondary school students. This blended learning program combines videoconferencing, online instruction, and a two-day residential camp to provide students with an accessible and fun learning experience. For the first eight days, students in six schools in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and South Dakota will participate each morning at their home schools, where they will interact by videoconferencing with native speaker, licensed instructors teaching from the University of Kansas, and work with self-paced online materials. The students will then travel to the University of Kansas where they will stay in student dormitories and participate in two days of activities, culminating in a festival of student films, with an awards ceremony, all led by students in Chinese. The students use the curriculum content, which explores teenage identity through preferences in music, movies, hobbies, and sports, to develop creative story lines and film their stories using FLIP cameras. The final residential camp also includes workshops in Chinese calligraphy and music and more interactions with native speakers. For secondary school students with zero or beginning Chinese.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://confucius.ku.edu/STARTALK-About.shtml

University of Kentucky (teacher)

StarTalk Kentucky: Chinese Certification and Advancement

Chinese • June 7, 2010 July 5, 2010
  • University of Kentucky/Fayette County Schools, Lexington, KY

The initial components of the program run a total of 7 weeks beginning June 7th and ending July 25th. From June 7-18, classes meet weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. From June 21 to July 2, participants will take part as practicum experience in a children's summer program in Chinese language organized by Fayette County Public Schools. Participants will teach Chinese language to these children K-8 under the supervision of master teachers. Afternoons will be spent in workshop and lesson preparation. The remainder of July participants will complete an online education course. By the program's end, participants will have prepared for and taken the Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning Exam. Participants receive a total of 180 contact hours by the end of the program. Successful participants receive nine semester hours of graduate credit. Six of the semester hours focus on teaching methodologies for world language teachers. Topics are suitable for elementary, middle, and secondary school students.

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

University of Kentucky (teacher)

Startalk Kentucky: Chinese Certification and Advancement

Chinese • May 14, 2011February 14, 2012
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The Asia Center at the University of Kentucky (UK), through the Startalk KY program, will prepare ten teachers of Chinese for certification at the post-baccalaureate level. The Startalk KY teacher program will include 180 hours of instruction and practice teaching over 8 weeks in June-July 2011 and is articulated into the UK Masters of Arts in Teaching World Languages (MATWL) and its newly instituted Chinese certification curriculum. Startalk KY is designed for two groups of prospective teachers: 1) current teachers who are not yet certified in Chinese language will enroll in a lateral entry program that leads to certification at the end of the summer and 2) individuals who are not yet teachers who will participate in Startalk KY to complete the first third of a one-year Masters of Teaching World Languages with initial certification. Inclusion of a distance learning component will extend this opportunity to participants beyond the central Kentucky area.

859-257-7557 • dslaym@gmail.comhttp://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/k12/startalk.php

University of Kentucky (teacher)

Startalk Kentucky: Chinese Certification and Advancement

Chinese • June 1, 2012March 1, 2013
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The STARTALK KY program will provide ten teachers of Chinese with training and experience for rank advancement. We anticipate teachers who have participated in the STARTALK program in the past and gained initial certification through the Teacher program and now wish to improve their abilities and to secure progression in the instructional system. As demand for Chinese language instruction K-20 has increased rapidly throughout the state of Kentucky, finding sufficient numbers of highly qualified, certified teachers is a limiting factor in building programs to meet this demand. The STARTALK KY teacher program will include 120 hours of instruction and practice teaching over 4 weeks in June 2012 and is articulated into the UK Masters of Arts in Teaching World Languages (MATWL) and its Chinese certification curriculum. Startalk KY is designed for current teachers including 1) those who are not yet certified in Chinese language who will enroll in a lateral entry program that leads to certification and 2) certified teachers who wish to improve their teaching and research skills, leading to promotion in rank of certification. Rank advancement is important for these teachers to become teacher trainers and supervisors for incoming Chinese teachers throughout the state of Kentucky.

859-257-7757 • dslaym@uky.eduhttp://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

Summer Institutes for Teachers of Chinese Language

Boston, MA • Chinese • June 28, 2009 July 3, 2009Residential Session
Boston, MA • Chinese • July 5, 2009 July 15, 2009Residential Session

Our STARTALK program for Teachers of Chinese Language will offer two summer institutes: • Summer Institute I focuses on Chinese culture of geography, philosophy, political systems, inventions/discoveries, modern history from 1840-1949, and the Rise of China and its impact on the world. A group of top scholars from Harvard and other universities will give lectures in the morning. Lead teachers will offer workshops and hands-on activities to show how to transform academic knowledge into classroom skills in the afternoon. • Summer Institute II concentrates on American school culture and methodology. A group of linguistics specialists, school administrators, and lead teachers will teach the National Standards of Foreign Language Education, foreign language acquisition, thematic and backward design, classroom management, LinguaFolio, and the STARTALK template. Moreover, participants have the opportunity to observe in the student Mandarin summer camp and practice. You can obtain 3 graduate credits from UMass Boston’s Applied Linguistics Department and 45 PDPs from each summer institute. We offer free dorms for participants who live 50 miles away from Bentley University, Waltham. Our program of 2008 was recognized as “an outstanding model” by STARTALK Central (from the STARTALK Central visit report).

617 287-7292 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://ccde.umb.edu/china/

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

STARTALK Summer Institutes for Teachers

Chinese • July 11, 2010 July 29, 2010Residential Program
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

UMass Boston-STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese is in three parts on the campus of Bentley University, Waltham MA: •Summer Institute I: Integrating Culture into the Language Curriculum •Summer Institute II: Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Instruction •Summer Institute III: Practicum/Field Experience for Teaching Mandarin

617-287-7290 • renee.covalucci@umb.eduhttp://ccde.umb.edu/china/teachers/

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp

Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

UMass Boston’s STARTALK Student Mandarin Summer Camp offers both residential and non-residential Chinese programs at four levels: novice, intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced I. The program is located at Bentley University, Massachusetts and runs from July 12 to 30. This year the theme of the language curricula is "FAMILY". With each language class sharing one theme across the board, the vocabulary, dialogue topics, camp-wide projects and activities are interconnected to facilitate students speaking Chinese to each other. The themes around which camp-wide projects revolve are: The Forbidden City, Ceremonial Drumming and we will conduct an "Oral History" project where students in the camp will interview the many, native-speakers we have on campus.

617-287-7290 • renee.covalucci@umb.eduhttp://ccde.umb.edu/china/mandarin-camp/

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp

Chinese • June 29, 2011July 20, 2011
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The UMASS-STARTALK Mandarin Language Summer Camp is offered to students in grades 6-12 from Massachusetts. This 3-week, intensive program is led by experienced Chinese language instructors and held at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. The 2011 camp-wide theme focuses the language curriculum around “Global Responsibilities: Good Citizenship for a Healthy World.” With each language class sharing one theme across the board, the vocabulary, dialogue topics, camp-wide projects and activities are interconnected to facilitate students speaking Chinese to each other. Additional classroom-connected activities are Kung Fu-Martial Arts sessions and working in a video production studio. The whole camp will all attend an environmental day at a national wildlife refuge. Each class will produce environmentally-themed video productions in Mandarin! The program is designed to help students develop the basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are five levels of Chinese Language classes and each with a sub-theme: Novice Part 1 “My World”, Novice Part 2 “Nature’s Wonders”, Intermediate Part 1 "Greener Life”, Intermediate Chinese, Part 2 "Earth Today", Advanced Part 1 "Earth Tomorrow".

617-287-7292 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://uc.umb.edu/china/mandarin-camp/

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese Language

Chinese • July 10, 2011July 20, 2011Residential Program
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

China Program Center at UMass Boston will offer three STARTALK Summer Institute courses to current Chinese language instructors or education students preparing to become language instructors. The institutional goals include: Familiarizing participants with the National Standards for Foreign Language Education, and methods of foreign language acquisition. Promoting understanding of school culture and effective classroom practices. Modeling student-centered learning and applying it to the teaching of Chinese. Developing curriculum units for classrooms based the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and proven STARTALK methods. Summer Institute I: Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language: Strategy and Methodology hosts a guest instructor from the Beijing Language and Culture University to focus on basics issues of language, linguistics and grammar as they apply to lesson planning. Participants will develop activities in phonetics, semantics and acquisition assessments for use in classrooms. Summer Institute II: An Approach to MTEL Success focuses on Massachusetts Test for Educational Licensure preparation. Participants will become familiar with the writing patterns, contents, and materials of MA State exams. Summer Institute III: Field Experience for Mandarin Teachers consists of 13 days at the STARTALK Camp for Students Grades 6-12 to observe classes and take on teaching responsibilities under a master teacher.

617-287-7292 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://uc.umb.edu/china/teachers/

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

UMass Boston Summer Institutes for Teachers of Chinese

Chinese • July 5, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

STARTALK and the China Program Center at UMass Boston offer Summer Institute courses to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools. UMass-STARTALK institutional goals * Familiarize participants with the National Standards for Foreign Language Education, and second language acquisition * Promote understanding of American school culture and effective classroom practices * Learn student-centered pedagogy and apply it to the teaching of Chinese * Write curriculum units based the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and the STARTALK curriculum template Summer Institute I: Integrating Technology into Language Curriculum, July 8-13, 2012, 9-5 daily, held at the Digital Learning Studio, UMass Boston Summer Institute II: Standards-Based Curriculum for Teaching Mandarin, July 15 - 23, 2012, times vary Summer Institute III: Field Experience for Mandarin Teachers, July 5 - July 27, 2012, 9-6 daily Graduate and Professional training credits are available. Full information at: http://www.umb.edu/academics/uc/centers/cpc/

617-287-7292 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://www.umb.edu/academics/uc/centers/cpc/

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

UMass STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp for students grades 6-12

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 27, 2012
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The UMASS-STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp for students grades 6-12 offers 5 learning levels of Chinese, with theme-based learning, art and physical activities. This year we will focus the language curriculum around the theme of "Travel in China!" With each language class sharing one theme across the board, the vocabulary, dialogue topics, camp-wide projects and activities are interconnected to facilitate students speaking Chinese to each other. Additional classroom-connected activities are Martial Arts sessions and building a Map-room showing the 5 regions of China (North, East, South, West, Central) • Novice Chinese, Part 1: "Making Friends in China: Introducing Ourselves" • Novice Chinese, Part 2: "China’s Cities and Neighborhoods" • Intermediate Chinese, Part t: "Getting Around" • Intermediate Chinese, Part 2: "China’s Diverse Geography and Population" • Advanced Chinese, Part : "Living in China" A Post-Daily program is offered from 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday

617-287-7290 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://www.umb.edu/academics/uc/centers/cpc/

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

UMass Boston Summer Institutes for Teachers of Chinese

Chinese • July 5, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

STARTALK and the China Program Center at UMass Boston offer Summer Institute courses to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools. UMass-STARTALK institutional goals are: • Familiarize participants with the National Standards for Foreign Language Education, and current theories in second language acquisition • Promote understanding of American school culture and effective classroom practices • Learn student-centered pedagogy and apply it to the teaching of Chinese • Write curriculum units based the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and the STARTALK curriculum template. Summer Institute I: Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language: Strategy and Methodology runs from July 7-12, 2013. Learn communicative and task-based teaching. Summer Institute II: Integrating Culture into Language Curriculum runs from July 14-23, 2013. Learn the elements of Chinese culture that have endured through history and how integrating culture can enhance language learning. Summer Institute III: Practical Strategies for Teaching Mandarin runs from July 5-26, 2013 in the Mandarin Summer Camp for Students Grades 6-12 All 2013 Summer Institutes held at Bentley University, Waltham, MA Graduate and Professional training credits are available. Full information at: www.caps.umb.edu/china

617-287-7292 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://www.caps.umb.edu/china

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

UMass STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp for Grades 6-12

Chinese • July 8, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The UMASS-STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp for students grades 6-12 offers 5 learning levels of Chinese, with theme-based learning, cultural and physical activities. This year we will focus the language curriculum around the theme of "Contemporary Life" which will compare daily routines of families, schools and neighborhoods found in China and the U.S. With each class having a sub-theme, the vocabulary, dialogue topics and projects will enable students to learn quickly and at an appropriate level, while the camp-wide theme and activities will facilitate students speaking Chinese to each other. Levels and sub-themes are Novice, Part 1 “My Family and I”, Novice, Part 2 “My School Life”, Novice Part 3 “Leisure Time on Weekends”, Intermediate Part 1 “My Home and My Community” and Intermediate Part 2-Advanced Part 1 “Studying in China”. Additional classroom-connected activities are Chinese morning exercises and games as well as a field trip to a 19th Century Chinese House! A Post-Daily program is offered from 4-6pm, Monday-Thursday. The exchange of culture and language activities presented during summer camp is intended to promote interest and motivation as life-long learners of Mandarin Language.

671-287-7292 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://www.www.caps.umb.edu/china

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

UMass-STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp for Grades 6-12

Chinese
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

UMASS Boston and STARTALK offer a non-residential 15-day, intensive Mandarin Language Summer Camp to Massachusetts students in grades 6-12. Five levels of Chinese language classes are led by experienced instructors and on the campus of Bentley University in Waltham, MA. This year the language curriculum will focus around the theme of "School Life" which builds on students’ background knowledge, life experience, and individual interests. After the summer, students will be able to converse about school life, compare schedules and activities, and prepare for future studies in China and the U.S. in terms of language, culture, and content. With each class having a sub-theme, the vocabulary, dialogue topics and projects will enable students to learn quickly and at an appropriate level, while the camp-wide theme and activities will facilitate students speaking Mandarin to each other. Additional club activities for students to choose are Chinese art, crafts, dance, performance, and popular school sports as well as a whole-camp field trip. The exchange of language combined with creative cultural activities is intended to get students to start-talking and promote motivation as life-long learners of Mandarin.

617-334-9385 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/centers/cpc/mandarin-camp

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

UMASS Boston STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The 15-day, intensive Mandarin Language Summer Camp is open to Massachusetts students in grades 6-12. Four levels of Chinese language classes led by experienced instructors will be held at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. The language curriculum will focus on the theme “My Past, Present and Future in Mandarin” to build on students’ everyday knowledge, daily experience, and individual interests. The summer language courses will prepare students to converse about school life, compare their schedules and activities, and prepare for future studies in the U.S. and in China. Sub-themes will provide vocabulary, dialogue topics and group and independent projects that will enable students to learn quickly and at an appropriate level, while the camp-wide theme will facilitate students speaking Mandarin to each other and with native speakers. The language content is complimented by “electives” such as Chinese art, dance, skits and performances; food, games, and ping pong. A series of language-exchange meetings with high school students from Beijing will provide opportunity to converse and participate in school and language-based activities (without having to travel to China). The exchange of language combined with creative cultural activities is intended to get students to start-talking and promote motivation to become life-long learners of Mandarin.

617-869-0295 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://caps.umb.edu/china

University of Massachusetts Boston (teacher)

UMASS Boston STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The China Program Center at UMass Boston is offering an experiential Summer Institute to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools. The UMass-STARTALK Institutional Goals include to familiarize participants with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, and current theories in second language acquisition; to promote understanding of American school culture and effective classroom practices; to learn student-centered pedagogy and apply it to the teaching of Chinese; to write curriculum units based the National Standards for Foreign Language Education and the STARTALK curriculum template Upon completion, participants will be able to grasp and discuss the ACTFL World- Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles and be able to implement best practices in lesson planning and classrooms. Participants will write a standards-based, thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at a follow-up day two months after the conclusion of the institute.

617-338-9385 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://caps.umb.edu/china

University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK Cultural Integration in Proficiency-oriented Mandarin Instruction Institute

Chinese • June 20, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

STARTALK Cultural Integration in Proficiency-Oriented Mandarin Instruction Institute (CIPOMI) 文化语言嵌入教法中文教师暑期培训 The focus of this summer institute is to understand the nature of culture, culture learning, and the interrelatedness of language and culture for improving Chinese language teaching. CIPOMI is an exciting two-week program for Chinese teachers that will help teachers to learn techniques to address these challenges. Teachers will learn the best methods to integrate culture and language instruction to achieve cultural learning in the classroom. CIPOMI will use the proficiency-oriented principles of language teaching which are aligned with national standards. Teachers will learn to design curriculum and instruction specifically for proficiency outcomes by balancing the three components of proficiency (content, function,accuracy) with the three components of culture learning (practices, perspectives, products). Some Course Objectives include: • Explore theories and research about culture and culture learning; • Create objectives for culture learning, aligned to the national standards; • Examine curricular models for integrating language and culture; • Explore traditional and alternative methods of assessing language and culture learning; • Create curriculum that has the potential to achieve proficiency through culture as core content. Participating teachers have the option of taking for course for credit and may earn 2 graduate credits.

612-625-5080 • brzez001@umn.eduhttp://www.confucius.umn.edu/CIPOMI

University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The goal of STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically (TACCLA) is to improve participants’ ability to rethink their curriculum and instructional methods toward enhancing their students’ language proficiency levels while integrating elements of culture learning at the same time. This program will use the proficiency-oriented principles of language teaching, which are aligned with national standards. Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. This is a free residential program with limited travel allowance to offset the cost of transportation and limited tuition scholarship. Participants in this program will: --Explore theories and research about culture and culture learning --Create objectives for culture learning with particular reference to the national standards --Examine curricular models for integrating language and culture --Investigate techniques and materials for teaching culture --Explore traditional and alternative methods of assessing language and culture learning --Develop and apply criteria for evaluating cultural content of teaching materials --Create authentic teaching materials that has the potential to achieve proficiency through culture as core content --Share newly created lesson plans during their practicum experience

612-625-0243 • zhang429@umn.eduhttp://confucius.umn.edu/teachers/pd/star_talk/taccla/index.html

University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi StarTalk 4

Chinese • July 1, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Mississippi, University, MS

Mississippi StarTalk is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session (July 1 - July 30). In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, students will also be eligible to continue their study of Chinese during the 2010-11 academic year through a special course of study offered to them by the StarTalk Program.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 5

Chinese • June 29, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • The University of Mississippi, University, MS

Mississippi StarTalk is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session (June 29- July 29). In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, students will also be eligible to continue their study of Chinese during the 2011-12 academic year through a special course of study offered to them by the StarTalk Program.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi StarTalk 7

Chinese • June 26, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • The University of Mississippi, University, MS

Mississippi StarTalk 7 provides up to 25 high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford during the second summer session (June 26- July 26). In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, students may also be eligible to continue their study of Chinese during the 2013-14 academic year through a special on-line course of study offered to them by the StarTalk program.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/
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