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University of Toledo (teacher)

2015 STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program for Chinese Heritage School Teachers

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Toledo, oledo, OH, Toledo, OH

The STARTALK-CHELER Chinese Leadership Program is aimed at expanding the conceptual understanding and practical teaching skills of experienced teacher leaders of community-based Chinese heritage schools/programs in the United States. Participants will work in two cohorts, one for returning STARTALK participants and the other for those who are new to the program. The differentiated learning will provide opportunities for stimulating exchanges about principles of teaching and learning, lessons learned, and successes experienced. This residential program consists of three parts: a one-month pre-workshop online session, a one-week onsite workshop at the University of Toledo, and a post-workshop online forum. Participants will leave the STARTALK-CHELER program with new knowledge and effective strategies of developing student-centered, standard-based, and thematically organized lessons to build a learning community through technology. The STARTALK-CHLER program, including room, board and tuition, is free for qualifying applicants. Participants receive six continuing education units upon successful completion of the program.

419-530-2146 • acheng@utoledo.eduhttp://startalk.cheler.org

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Richmond, VA • Chinese • June 28, 2009 July 19, 2009Residential Session

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) is a 3-week residential program that trains novice and continuing Chinese language teachers to enhance their expertise in teaching Chinese as a foreign language toward Chinese teacher certification or professional development. The program integrates a balance of theories and practice into the curriculum through a well-structured and sequenced supervised practicum based on a multi-reflective approach. By completing the 5-credit graduate course, teachers are able to keep abreast of new developments in second language acquisition theories and practice in general and in Chinese language acquisition and pedagogy in particular. Through a mid-program practicum, participants will also create standards-based curricula and materials, deliver effective instruction, and implement authentic performance-based assessment and instructional technology in a learner-centered, highly communicative and interactive environment conducive to productive learning. Participants' competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language culminates in the completion of an E-portfolio that documents their extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their career.

434-924-0571 • mt3z@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/deallc/documents/2009StartalkFlyerFinal_000.pdf

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • June 28, 2010 July 16, 2010Residential Program
  • Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy, Charlottesville, VA

Built upon its proven success and excellence in the past two years, the 2010 Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) will continue to provide opportunities for prospective and in-service teachers to enhance their career through both Chinese teaching certifications and professional development. The three-week residential program will be conducted at the University of Virginia from June 28 to July 16, 2010. Upon successful completion of VSCTA, trainees will earn up to five credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language." The course aims to integrate theory and practice through a well-sequenced participant-centered curriculum in both regular and virtual classes. Teachers will keep abreast of new developments in second language acquisition and Chinese pedagogy in the first week, and fulfill practicum requirements and complete E-Portfolios in the remaining two weeks. Specifically, they will create standards-based curricula and materials, deliver effective instruction in alignment with research-supported best practices, and implement authentic performance-based assessment and instructional technology in a learner-centered, highly communicative and interactive class. Participants’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language will culminate in the completion of the E-Portfolio that documents their extensive learning and experiences toward their career in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://xrl.us/UVaStartalk2009

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • June 20, 2011July 8, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Built upon its proven success and excellence in the past three years, the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) will continue to train novice and experienced teachers in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and provide opportunities for career advancement. The three-week residential program will be conducted in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia (UVa), the hometown of the third US president, Thomas Jefferson, from June 20 to July 8, 2011. During the program, the scholarship and stipend awardees will receive intensive training and gain practicum experience, create standards-based curriculum and authentic tasks, learn to incorporate technology into teaching, and create a comprehensive teaching E-portfolio that highlights their achievement and learning outcomes. Those who successfully complete the program will earn up to five graduate credits in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Please go to http://xrl.us/UVaStartalk2011 to complete the online application by the deadline March 31st, 2011. Scholarship will be awarded based on rolling admission. For further information about the program, please visit http://www.virginia.edu/startalk. Further inquiries should be directed to uva-startalk@virginia.edu.

434-924-0571 • mt3z@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • June 25, 2012July 13, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Built upon proven excellence and success in the past four years, the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce its fifth annual teacher program in the Hometown of the third US president, Thomas Jefferson. The program offers a 5-credit graduate level course that integrates a balance of theories and practice into the curriculum through a well-structured and supervised practicum. Upon the completion of the program, teachers will be able to keep abreast of new developments in second language acquisition theories and practices in general and Chinese language pedagogy in particular. Through the practicum, they will create standards-based curricula and materials, deliver effective instruction, incorporate culturally enriched authentic materials to create pedagogic and authentic tasks, and implement performance-based assessment and instructional technology in a learner-centered and highly communicative environment. Teacher participants' competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language culminates in the completion of an E-portfolio that documents their extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their career. Recruited teachers will receive a $3,000 scholarship and $350 stipend. Please go to http://tinyurl.com/UVaStartalk2012 to complete online application by the deadline, April 6, 2012. Scholarships are awarded based on rolling admission.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • June 17, 2013July 5, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Built upon its proven success and excellence in the past five years, the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) will continue to meet the rising critical need for the training of qualified teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The program trains both novice and experienced teachers in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and provide opportunities for professional development and career advancement. The three-week residential program integrates and balances theory and practice through both regular and virtual classes. Upon the completion of the program, participants will receive three to five graduate course credits. Specifically, they will receive intensive training and practicum experience, learn to incorporate authentic materials to create tasks, integrate culture and technology into teaching, create a Chinese immersion setting, and develop performance-based assessments, etc. The capstone of the development of the trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language will be the completion of an E-portfolio that documents the trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 16, 2014July 4, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) will partner with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) to continue to meet the critical needs for promoting and enhancing Chinese language teaching and learning. The program trains both novice and experienced teachers in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and provides opportunities for professional development and career advancement. The three-week residential program integrates and balances theory and practice through both regular and virtual classes. Upon the completion of the program, participants will receive three to five graduate course credits. Specifically, they will receive intensive training and practicum experience, integrate technology and culture into teaching, create a Chinese immersion setting, cultivate authentic materials to create tasks, and develop performance-based assessments, etc. The capstone of the development of the trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language is the completion of an E-portfolio that documents the trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of Virginia (student)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

Chinese
  • June 23, 2014July 3, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) will partner with the well-established VSCTA teacher program to promote Chinese language and culture learning in the commonwealth of Virginia. The VSCSA is an expansion of the existing quality morning practicum for the VSCTA teacher program from 2008 to 2013. The 10-day VSCSA student program will enable novice learners to experience blended learning with a combination of face-to-face instruction and hybrid learning in flipped classrooms. Language immersion morning sessions are strengthened by afternoon sessions featuring tutorials, consolidation individual and group work, and cultural immersion activities. Upon the completion of the program, student participants will develop a positive can-do attitude, attain proficiency at the novice-mid level, and move toward novice-high level across three communicative modes. The capstone of the development of student participants’ experiences is the completion of an E-portfolio that documents their extensive learning experiences in Chinese language and culture immersion.

434-924-7453 • uvastartalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA), first launched in 2008, will continue to partner with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) to provide opportunities for professional development and career advancement for novice and experienced teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The 17-day residential program (July 8-24) integrates and balances theory and practice through both regular and virtual classes in a well-sequenced blended model. Upon the completion of the program, participants will receive three to five graduate course credits. Specifically, they will receive intensive training and practicum experience, integrate technology and culture into teaching, participate in developing an effective blended learning model, implement strategies for creating a Chinese immersion setting, and develop authentic tasks and performance-based assessments. The capstone of the development of the trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language is the completion of an E-portfolio that documents the trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers. Each teacher participant will receive a $4,250 scholarship to cover 3-credit tuition and other academic costs of the program and pay $300 for program costs. Please visit the program website http://www.virginia.edu/startalk to explore program information and complete online application through the link http://tinyurl.com/2015UVaSTARTALK by April 10, 2015.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

University of Virginia (student)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Unviersity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) will continue to partner with the nationally reputed VSCTA teacher program to promote Chinese language and culture learning in the commonwealth of Virginia. The 10-day VSCSA student program (July 13-23) will enable novice learners to experience blended learning with a combination of face-to-face instruction and hybrid learning in flipped classrooms. Language immersion morning sessions are strengthened by afternoon sessions featuring tutorial sessions, consolidation individual and group learning, and cultural immersion activities. Upon the completion of the program, student participants will develop a positive can-do attitude, attain proficiency at the novice-mid level, and move toward novice-high level across three communicative modes. The capstone of the development of student participants’ experiences is the completion of an E-portfolio and individual website that documents their extensive learning experiences in Chinese language and culture immersion. Please visit the program website http://uvastartalk14.weebly.com to complete online application by April 30, 2015.

434-924-0571 • mt3z@virginia.eduhttp://uvastartalk14.weebly.com

University of Washington (teacher)

Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century

Russian • July 11, 2011August 12, 2011
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century, aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are working toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. The program is designed to teach them the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages and the pedagogical experience to prepare them for the Performance-Based Pedagogical Assessment (PPA). Participating teachers may receive scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT for Russian). The program includes an intensive first week for teachers alone followed by one to four weeks of practicum experience working with students in the STARTALK Russian Student program, where they will be observing and reflecting on the Student Program each day and presenting lessons related to the Drama and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics included in the Student Program. Teachers will receive 5 credits for EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education, and they could earn an additional 3-5 credits in RUSS 499 from the University of Washington Slavic Department.

206-234-4029 • michele.aoki@k12.wa.ushttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianteacher.php

University of Washington (student)

Russian in the 21st Century: Language, Drama, and STEM

Russian • July 18, 2011August 12, 2011
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Student Program, Russian in the 21st Century: Language, Drama, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), aims to enroll 20-25 high school and college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. Students will be introduced to language self-assessment and goal setting through LinguaFolio Online and language learning through social networking via LiveMocha. They will be able to earn five UW credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test). High school students may be able to use these results to receive high school credit for proficiency from their home districts. All students will receive placement results for future study of Russian at the UW. Several powerful components will be woven into this program, including content-based learning in the Arts (Drama) as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), through a partnership with the Museum of Flight. In addition, Russian-speaking professionals at Microsoft, Boeing, the UW, and a local Russian newspaper printing company will share their disciplines in Russian with the students.

206-234-4029 • michele.aoki@k12.wa.ushttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianstudent.php

University of Washington (teacher)

Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century

Russian • July 9, 2012July 20, 2012
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, "Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century," aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are currently teaching Russian in the community or who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. The program is designed to teach them STARTALK best practices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages and the pedagogical experience that would prepare them for the Performance-Based Pedagogical Assessment (PPA) for those teachers for whom it is required for state endorsement, and to provide scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPI and WPT). The 50-hour program includes two intensive weeks of instruction and classroom observations and practicum experience working with high school level students in the STARTALK Russian Student program and college students in the UW’s Intensive Russian summer program. Teachers will have an opportunity to develop lesson plans and practice teaching during the Student Program over the summer or in their own community-based language programs.

206-234-4029 • michele.aoki@k12.wa.ushttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (student)

Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

Russian • July 16, 2012August 10, 2012
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space," aims to enroll 20 high school and college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. Students will be able to earn five UW credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test). High school students may be able to use these results in order to receive high school credit for proficiency, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Russian at the UW. The main proficiency goal is to increase students’ proficiency by approximately one sub-level, e.g., Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid or Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High, in Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. For the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and extended linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech.

206-669-0045 • doubivko@u.washington.eduhttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (teacher)

Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century (for 2013)

Russian • July 8, 2013July 19, 2013
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, "Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century", aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are currently teaching Russian in the community or who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. The program is designed to teach them STARTALK best practices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages and the pedagogical experience that would prepare them for the Performance-Based Pedagogical Assessment (PPA) for those teachers for whom it is required for state endorsement, and to provide scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). This Teacher Program will prepare native (or near native) speakers of Russian to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in heritage speakers of Russian. A special focus on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into language instruction will prepare teachers to work effectively with today's students.

206-685-9401 • nikaspb@uw.eduhttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (student)

Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space 2013

Russian • July 15, 2013August 9, 2013
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Student Program, "Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space," aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage language students in a four-week intensive language program. The program combines the history of the most important events of space exploration with that of aircraft design and the language of science and technology. A content-based component STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is woven into this program through a partnership with the Museum of Flight. Students’ various interests are further addressed by a range of projects above and beyond the STEM topics, such as linguistic and digital storytelling research projects. - 5 UW credits in RUSS 499 through the Slavic Department; 100 hours of total instructional content with emphasis on STEM; Scholarship Assistance for ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test), and the possibility for high school students to earn up to 4 competency-based credits for high school world languages; Increased linguistic and cultural accuracy; Two exciting trips to the Museum of Flight: Aviation Learning Center and Challenger Learning Center; Meetings with Russian professionals from Microsoft and Boeing; Elective Projects beyond STEM topics; Friday movie afternoons with authentic Russian snacks.

206-685-9401 • doubivko@uw.eduhttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (teacher)

STARTALK: Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

Persian, Portuguese, Russian
  • July 9, 2014July 25, 2014: Teacher Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, "Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century" (July 9 - July 25, 2014), aims to enroll sixteen teachers who are currently teaching Russian (10), Persian (3), and Portuguese (3) in the community or who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian, Persian, and Portuguese correspondingly for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program is designed to teach them STARTALK best practices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages and the pedagogical experience that would prepare them for the Performance-Based Pedagogy Assessment (PPA) for those teachers for whom it is required for state endorsement, and to provide scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPI and WPT). This Teacher Program will prepare native (or near native) speakers of Russian, Persian and Portuguese to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in heritage speakers of Russian, Persian and Portuguese. A special focus on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into language instruction will prepare teachers to work effectively with today's students.

206-458-0479 • nikaspb@uw.eduhttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (student)

STARTALK: Russian in the Sky and Outer Space 2014

Russian
  • July 21, 2014August 15, 2014: Student Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Student Program, "Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space," aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage language students in a four-week intensive language program. The program combines the history of the most important events of space exploration with that of aircraft design and the language of science and technology. A content-based component STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is woven into this program through a partnership with the Museum of Flight. Students’ various interests are further addressed by a range of projects above and beyond the STEM topics, such as linguistic and LEGO Robotics research projects. - 5 UW credits in RUSS 499 through the Slavic Department; 100 hours of total instructional content with emphasis on STEM; Scholarship Assistance for ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test), and the possibility for high school students to earn up to 4 competency-based credits for high school world languages; Increased linguistic and cultural accuracy; Two exciting trips to the Museum of Flight: Aviation Learning Center and Challenger Learning Center; Meetings with Russian professionals from Microsoft and Boeing; Elective Projects beyond STEM topics; and afternoon Russian films and games.

206-458-0479 • nikaspb@uw.eduhttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (teacher)

Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” aims to enroll twelve teachers currently teaching Russian, Persian, Portuguese, and Korean in the community or who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program will teach them the STARTALK principles and best practices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments. A special focus on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction will prepare teachers to work effectively with today’s students. The program includes two-and-a-half intensive weeks of instruction, classroom observations, and practicum experience. The Russian teachers will be able to work with students in the STARTALK Russian Student program, while the Persian, Portuguese, and Korean teachers will work with students in the UW summer intensive language courses in the respective languages. Total instructional hours will be 65 hours for the 13-day Teacher Program for which teachers will receive 5 credits for EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education.

206-685-9401 • startalk@uw.eduhttps://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianteacher.php

University of Washington (student)

Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

Russian
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space,” aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. The program has a focus on content-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a concentration on space exploration and aviation design themes through a partnership with the Museum of Flight. Students will be able to earn five UW credits and complete the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits in Russian as a World Language. Russian-speaking professionals from Microsoft, Boeing, and Philips will share their disciplines in Russian with the students, with the goal of inspiring some of them to pursue double degrees in Russian and other university majors. To accommodate students’ diverse interests, the program will also feature three elective projects.

206-543-0536 • startalk@uw.eduhttps://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianstudent.php

University of Wisconsin, Madison (student)

STARTALK: Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UW-Madison, Madison, WI

The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian language and culture. Central to the PSI mission is the goal of drawing a new, diverse population (in terms of ethnicity, race, and socio-economic status) to the field of Russian studies. Piloted in 2012, the PSI program offers intensive classroom instruction and a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. Upon completion of the program students return to their high schools to continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students. Most of our participants will be first-generation college students, and the PSI program endeavors to prepare these young people for life on a major university campus with the longer-term goal of helping them make a successful transition from high school to college and providing them with a strong foundation for their college career. Once PSI alumni enter college, it is anticipated that they will place into a higher level of Russian in their freshmen year and will be strong candidates for intensive programs such as the Russian Flagship at UW-Madison.

608-262-3498 • dmbethea@wisc.eduhttp://pushkin.wisc.edu

University of Wyoming (student)

Wyoming High School Chinese STARTALK Institute

Chinese • July 11, 2010 July 24, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The 2010 summer Wyoming High School Chinese STARTALK Institute will bring 20 Wyoming high school students to the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie for a free, 2-week residential immersion program (July 11-24) in beginning Chinese. Five required monthly follow-on sessions (3 hours each) - delivered via video conferencing - will be held during the fall 2010 semester. Students will participate in Chinese language classes as well as hands-on cultural activities; such as Chinese calligraphy, traditional arts and crafts, tai chi chuan and martial arts, and the lion dance. Field trips to regional centers of Chinese and Chinese-American culture will also be offered. Accommodations (men's and women's) are in the UW residence halls. Bilingual chaperones will stay with participants in the halls. Meals will be provided at Washakie Center, the UW student cafeteria, or by the group during field trips away from campus. A formal program will be held on campus at the end of the residential camp to showcase student learning and completed creative projects.

307-766-3019 • shawnb@uwyo.eduhttp://www.uwyo.edu/intprograms/info.asp?p=21232

University of Wyoming (student)

Wyoming High School STARTALK Arabic Institute

Arabic • June 12, 2011June 25, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The Wyoming High School STARTALK Arabic Institute is a two-week residential program on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie that will introduce Wyoming high school students to the Arabic language and the cultures of Arabic speakers across the Middle East and North Africa. Through our unifying theme, "Sounds and Strings of Arabia", we will immerse students in Arabic music as a way to engage language and culture in an integrated whole. Students will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary Arabic songs that lend themselves to further exploration of language structure, vocabulary, and cultural elements, including kinship ties, value systems, numbers, foods, clothing, calligraphy, love and friendship. Our aim is to spark interest in, appreciation for, and enjoyment of Modern Standard Arabic and the cultures that speak it, while bringing our student participants to the novice-mid (or higher) level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Student learning and engagement will be enhanced through the use of iPod Touch technology, enabling student-created video productions and the use of vodcasts for practice and self-study. Monthly follow-on sessions will be held through the fall 2011 semester via the Wyoming Equality Network, a videoconferencing network connecting all secondary schools in Wyoming.

307-766-3019 • shawnb@uwyo.edu

Unverity of California, Los Angeles (student)

Arabic and Hindi Heritage Heritage Language Class for High School Students

Arabic, Hindi • June 29, 2010 July 29, 2010
  • UCLA Center for World Languages, Los Angeles, CA

These intensive five week courses are for high school students who speak Hindi or Arabic at home and want to develop literacy and a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary South Asian culture. The project-based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Hindi and Arabic, using culturally relevant themes as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Projects will focus on developing academic skills in a content-based curriculum designed to impart cultural literacy. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. The course is the equivalent of 1 year of high school world language study. This class meets a need for Hindi and Arabic speakers, who have been underserved by world language instruction. Sizable Hindi and Arabic speaking populations live in Los Angeles County and are committed to preserving language and culture. However, survey data shows that most heritage learners of Hindi or Arabic have had minimal in the language, and that their reading and writing skills are rudimentary or nonexistent. Their skill set is typical of many groups of heritage speakers, and their pedagogical needs are different from those of foreign language students. Their development in their home language must be nurtured by literacy.

310-825-2510 • lgalvin@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/programs/article.asp?parentid=105146

US Naval Academy and Anne Arundel Community College (fiscal responsibility) (student)

USNA/AACC STARTALK: Launch into Arabic 2012 at the US Naval Academy

Arabic • June 25, 2012July 20, 2012
  • US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

This intensive four-week summer program learning experience in Arabic for rising 11th and 12th graders, recent graduates, and college age students from among midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and students from Anne Arundel Community College. This non-residential program meets 6 hours a day for 20 days over four weeks, and focuses on developing and expanding students' communicative competence and cultural understanding. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the Academy. There will be three concurrent levels: one for complete novices, one for students who have had one prior STARTALK experience learning Arabic, and one for students with two previous STARTALK experiences, or a previous course in Arabic. Students and teachers will exclusively use Arabic for the duration of the program, helping students at all levels move their language competence to a higher level, in which they will be able to negotiate a new set of tasks and situations in the target language. Contact Janet Paulovich at jmpaulovich@aacc.edu or (410)777-1192 for an application.

410-777-1192 • jmpaulovich@aacc.eduhttp://www.aacc.edu
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