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Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

Delaware Lighthouse Chinese Partnership: A STARTALK Summer Program for Teachers of Early Language Learners

Lewes, DE • Chinese • July 13, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session

none provided

302 645-6686 Ext. 234 • mkelley@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.capehenlopenschools.com/

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership: A STARTALK Summer Program for Early Language Learners

Lewes, DE • Chinese • July 20, 2009 July 31, 2009

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Chinese School of Delaware, is pleased to present the First State's first Chinese language summer camp for early language learners. The Delaware Lighthouse Chinese Partnership will provide an innovative summer learning experience for 50 elementary school students (3rd through 5th grade) who have participated in the district's Lighthouse Chinese Program during the regular school year. This two-week immersion language camp will provide participants the opportunity to develop higher levels of Chinese language proficiency and gain deeper insights into perspectives of Chinese culture. The program's theme, Life at the Seashore, will capitalize on the local surroundings and will facilitate participants' connections for their language learning.

302 645-6686 Ext. 234 • mkelley@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.capehenlopenschools.com

Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership: A STARTALK Summer Program for Teachers of Early Language Learners

Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership: A STARTALK Summer Program for Teachers of Early Language Learners, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware College of Education and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to offer this teacher program to promote high levels of proficiency in early language learning. The program is open to 10 in-service, pre-service, or alternative route teachers. This intensive three-week program is divided into two 3-credit University of Delaware graduate courses. The first week will consist of the Early Language Learning Methods course. Dr. Helena Curtain, co-author of Languages and Children: Making the Match, and UD professor Dr. Zhiyin Renee Dong will lead this course. Dr. Gregory Fulkerson, Education Associate for World Languages and International Education at the Delaware Department of Education, will also present on the Delaware Recommended Curriculum for World Languages and how it promotes early langauge learning and continued professional growth. The second two weeks will provide a practicum course as teacher participants take part in the Partnership's day camp for children in grades K-5. Practicum participants will observe master teachers and design and facilitate learning opportunities for the campers throughout the two-week period.

302-735-4180 • gfulkerson@doe.k12.de.us

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership

Chinese • July 19, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to again offer an innovative summer learning experience for 50 elementary school students (K-5) who have participated in the district's FLAP-funded Lighthouse Chinese Program during the regular school year. This two-week language immersion camp will provide participants the opportunity to develop higher levels of Chinese language proficiency and gain deeper insights into perspectives of Chinese culture. The program's theme--Life at the Seashore--will focus on the local surroundings and facilitate participants' connections to their language learning.

302-645-1439 • Lori.Roe@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.cape.k12.de.us/~chinesecamp/cape/

Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership

Chinese • July 25, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Cape Henlopen School District, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware College of Education and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to offer this teacher program to promote high levels of proficiency in early language learning. The program is open to 10 in-service, pre-service, or alternative route teachers. This intensive three-week program is divided into two 3-credit University of Delaware graduate courses. The first week will consist of the Early Language Learning Methods course. Dr. Helena Curtain, co-author of Languages and Children: Making the Match, and UD professor Dr. Zhiyin Renee Dong will lead this course. Dr. Gregory Fulkerson, Education Associate for World Languages and International Education at the Delaware Department of Education, will also present on the Delaware Recommended Curriculum for World Languages and how it promotes early language learning and continued professional growth. Lori Roe, Instructional Technology Specialist will support the integration of technology to enhance Chinese Language acquisition. The second two weeks provide a practicum course as teacher participants take part in the Partnership's day camp for children in grades K-5. Practicum participants will observe master teachers and design and facilitate learning opportunities for the campers throughout the two-week period.

302-735-4180 • gfulkerson@doe.k12.de.us

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership

Chinese • August 1, 2011August 12, 2011
  • Cape Henlopen School District, Lewes, DE

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership, Lewes, DE The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to again offer an innovative summer learning experience for 50 elementary school students (K-5), many of whom have participated in the previous years' program, as well as in the district's FLAP-funded Lighthouse Chinese Program in the past. This two-week language immersion camp will provide participants the opportunity to develop higher levels of Chinese language proficiency and gain deeper insights into perspectives of Chinese culture. The program's theme--Life at the Seashore--will focus on the local surroundings and facilitate participants' connections to their language learning.

302-645-1439 • Lori.Roe@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.cape.k12.de.us/~chinesecamp/cape

Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Program for Teachers of Early Learners

Chinese • July 23, 2012August 10, 2012Residential Program
  • Shields Elementary School, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware College of Education and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to offer this teacher program to promote high levels of proficiency in early language learning. The program is open to 10 in-service, pre-service, or alternative route teachers. This intensive three-week program is divided into two 3-credit University of Delaware graduate courses. The first week will consist of the Early Language Learning Methods course. Dr. Helena Curtain, co-author of Languages and Children: Making the Match, and UD professor Dr. Zhiyin Renee Dong will lead this course. Dr. Gregory Fulkerson, Education Associate for World Languages and International Education at the Delaware Department of Education, will also present on the Delaware Recommended Curriculum for World Languages and how it promotes early langauge learning and continued professional growth. The second two weeks will provide a practicum course as teacher participants take part in the Partnership's day camp for children in grades K-5. Practicum participants will observe master teachers and design and facilitate learning opportunities for the campers throughout the two-week period.

302-645-1439 • gfulkerson@DOE.K12.DE.UShttp://www.cape.k12.de.us/~chinesecamp/

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Program for Students

Chinese • July 30, 2012August 10, 2012
  • Shields Elementary School, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to offer an innovative summer learning experience for elementary school students (K-5), accommodating new and returning students. This two-week language immersion camp will provide participants the opportunity to develop higher levels of Chinese language proficiency and gain deeper insights into perspectives of Chinese culture. The program's theme--Life at the Seashore--will focus on the local surroundings and facilitate participants' connections to their language learning. Technology will be an integral part of the curriculum to enhance learning in the target language and promote 21st century skills.

302-645-1439 • Lori.Roe@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.cape.k12.de.us/~chinesecamp/

Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

Lighthouse Chinese Program for Teachers of Early Language Learners

Chinese • July 15, 2013August 2, 2013Residential Program
  • Cape Henlopen School District, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in beautiful coastal Delaware, is proud to partner with the University of Delaware to offer an innovative, residential summer learning experience for 10 in-service, pre-service, or alternative route teachers seeking K-12 world language certification. In its fifth year, the program provides training and practicum experience in methods and instructional strategies that promote high levels of proficiency in early language learning. The first week of this three-week program consists of an intensive methodology course, focusing on early language learning, instructed by Zhiyin (Renee) Dong, University of Delaware professor, and ChiaChyi Chui, co-author of Flying with Chinese (K-6 textbook series). Weeks two and three afford participants a practicum experience working with master teachers in the Sea Dragon King Summer Camp, a Startalk student program for elementary school students (ages 5-12). Participants earn credit toward initial teaching certification or for the renewal of current teaching certificates.

302-645-6686 • michael.kelley@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.capehenlopenschools.com

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Sea Dragon King Summer Camp

Chinese • July 22, 2013August 2, 2013
  • Richard Shields Elementary School, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in beautiful coastal Delaware, is proud to partner with the University of Delaware to offer an exciting, innovative summer learning experience for up to 75 elementary school students (ages 5-12). In its fifth year, this two-week language immersion camp provides participants the opportunity to develop higher levels of Chinese language proficiency and to gain deeper insights into perspectives of Chinese culture. The program's theme, Life at the Seashore, focuses on local surroundings and facilitates participants' connections to their language learning. Technology integration, primarily through the use of iPads, will also enhance the learners' experience. Daily camp activities will be featured on a program web site as students produce podcasts and blogs of their language learning.

302-645-6686 • michael.kelley@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.capehenlopenschools.com

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 23, 2014August 3, 2014: Course begin/end dates (online)
  • STARTALK:TTLO (completely online), Minneapolis, MN

This STARTALK program is for teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 6-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of taking an online course. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have created a portfolio of activities to be used in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon timely successful completion of course requirements (optional graduate credit available). Applications are due April 28, 2014. Please see the website for further information.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.eduhttp://www.carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), U of MN (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 8, 2015June 28, 2015: TTLO Course (online)
  • Completely online, MN

This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee). For more details, please see the program website.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.eduhttp://www.carla.umn.edu/technology/startalk/

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • July 8, 2013August 25, 2013
  • Transitioning to Teaching Language Online, Minneapolis, MN

This new STARTALK program is for teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 6-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of taking an online course. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, developing a syllabus, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have created a lesson for the start of an online course of their own. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements. Applications are due April 26, 2013. For more details and application forms, please consult the STARTALK:TTLO website.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.eduhttp://www.carla.umn.edu/technology/startalk

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

CAL STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Washington, DC • Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 5, 2009 October 8, 2009

This STARTALK workshop will combine online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs. The workshop focuses on assessment with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs for students with novice-level proficiency. This blended learning workshop combines distance learning and face-to-face interaction. The workshop will begin with a four-module online course on the basics of assessment. Consistent with the blended learning approach, the initial four modules are followed by a two-day face-to-face workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, in July, 2009. After the face-to-face workshop, CAL will continue the online modules in order to provide assessment assistance, advice, and support during participants’ STARTALK programs. Finally, optional oral proficiency workshops, conducted online, will be available in the fall of 2009. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. We hope that at least one person from every program participates. Organizers: Meg Malone, Lynn Thompson, Vicky Nier, and Anne Donovan Application: You can request the application and DRAFT syllabus from mmalone@cal.org.

202-362-0700 • mmalone@cal.orghttp://www.cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program 2010

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 7, 2010 July 9, 2010
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This STARTALK workshop combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs. Two tracks are offered: a primary track for participants who have not participated in our program before, and a secondary track for repeat participants. The primary track workshop focuses on assessment with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs for students with novice-level proficiency. The workshop begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. Consistent with the blended learning approach, the initial modules are followed by a two-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, June 17-18, 2010. After the workshop, CAL will continue the online modules in order to provide assessment assistance, advice, and support during participants’ STARTALK programs. Finally, optional online oral proficiency assessment training will be available in July of 2010. Secondary track participants follow an alternate program with more hands-on technical assistance. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson and Meg Malone. Applications are available along with the DRAFT syllabus from lthompson@cal.org.

202-362-0700 Ext. 519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 14, 2011September 30, 2011
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins May 13, 2011 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The initial modules are followed by a two-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics May 31-June 1, 2011. The workshop content includes information about selecting/developing assessments and training in integrating assessments and instruction. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks for their programs. A separate track of the workshop will be available for educators from Chinese STARTALK programs that includes content from the main course plus Chinese-specific assessment examples and materials. The course will allow participants to focus on language-specific issues and to create and receive feedback on assessment materials in Chinese. As a follow up, optional online oral proficiency assessment training will be available in August of 2011. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson and Meg Montee. If interested, contact lthompson@cal.org.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 8, 2012August 31, 2012
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins June 8, 2012 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics during the week of June 25, 2012 and additional online modules. The workshop content includes information about selecting/developing assessments and training in integrating assessments and instruction. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks for their programs. Additional post-workshop modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. A final follow up reflection week will take place prior to the fall STARTALK meeting. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson, Anne Donovan, and Na Liu. If interested, contact lthompson@cal.org.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 17, 2013July 5, 2013
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins May 17, 2013 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics beginning Monday June 3, 2013, which is followed by additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for the characteristics of STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Introductory modules (online)
  • June 16, 2014June 18, 2014: Tentative face-to-face workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 20, 2014July 13, 2014: Follow-up modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The three initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by two additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.orghttp://www.cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • May 22, 2015June 7, 2015: Introductory Modules (online)
  • June 8, 2015June 10, 2015: Workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 12, 2015July 2, 2015: Follow-up Modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by three additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Second Language Learning (CASLS) (student)

STARTALK College Readiness Academy

Swahili • July 14, 2013July 27, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Move past the boundaries of what you think you know about Africa. Explore the fascinating history, economic dynamism, and rich culture of East Africa while learning to communicate with the 40 million Swahili speakers around the world. The Swahili College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Swahili followed by an optional online study. The Swahili College Readiness academy is a two-week residential program hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, from July 14–27, 2013. Students will stay in the university residence halls during their time in Eugene. Other than transportation to Eugene, there is no cost to attend the program. Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the university’s numerous academic, language, and cultural resources. After the institute, students have the option of continuing their Swahili study by enrolling in the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. Students will achieve Novice-High proficiency (equivalent to one year of study) by the end of the academy while earning high school language credit.

541-346-1773 • mandyl@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu

Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) (teacher)

STARTALK GLEN Northwest

Arabic, Chinese, Russian • July 11, 2011July 15, 2011Residential Program
  • Holiday Inn Express, Eugene, OR

The Global Language Educators Network (GLEN) is a community of practice consisting of language teachers committed to lifelong professional improvement. GLEN is more than a workshop; it is a two-year process focused on action research and leadership development that initiates teachers into the community. The following are core values of GLEN: 1) We are willing to challenge our current beliefs and professional practices; 2) We are committed to constant improvement; 3) Leaders make those around them better; and 4) Everyone can be a leader in a way that is effective and comfortable for them. In year 1, participants will attend a summer institute to develop an action research project with support from institute leaders. Then, during academic year, they will conduct action research in their classrooms with institute leader guidance. They will also participate in an online social network. IN year 2, participants will against attend a summer institute to present their action research and receive leadership training and develop leadership project plan. During the academic year, they will conduct a leadership project and continue participating in an online social network.

541-346-5715 • falsgraf@uoregon.edu

Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) (student)

STARTALK Swahili College Readiness Academy 2014

Swahili • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2014June 28, 2014: Summer institute (face-to-face)
  • June 29, 2014December 15, 2014: Optional online study (online)
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Move past the boundaries of what you think you know about Africa. Explore the fascinating history, economic dynamism, and rich culture of East Africa while learning to communicate with the 40 million Swahili speakers around the world. The Swahili College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Swahili followed by an optional online study. The Swahili College Readiness academy is a two-week residential program hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, from June 15-28, 2014. Students will stay in the university residence halls during their time in Eugene.Other than transportation to Eugene, there is no cost to attend the program. Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the university’s numerous academic, language, and cultural resources. After the institute, students have the option of continuing their Swahili study by enrolling in the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. These thematic units feature content and issues from the language’s culture. Hermes will help students achieve and document their language learning progress. Students will achieve Novice-High proficiency (equivalent to one year of study) by the end of the academy while earning high school language credit.

541-346-1773 • mandyl@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu

Center for Applied Second Language Studies, University of Oregon (student)

College Readiness Academy

Chinese, Swahili • July 8, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Chinese and Swahili followed by a year-long online course. Students will achieve Intermediate-Low proficiency by the end of the College Readiness Academy while earning high school language credit. Students select either the Chinese track (subject to self-support fee) or the Swahili track. Both will attend a three-week residential institute at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In addition to providing high-quality language and culture instruction, the College Readiness Academy will include regular college counseling and financial aid sessions. After the institute, students will take the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. These thematic units feature content and issues from the target culture. Hermes will help students achieve and document their language learning progress.

541-346-5715 • falsgraf@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu/

Center for Asian Studies at University of Colorado Boulder (student)

STARTALK: Jai Ho HIndi-Urdu Student Program

Hindi, Urdu • June 4, 2012July 6, 2012
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

The South, Southeast and West Asia Outreach Program (SSEWA), a program of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), will host its first STARTALK summer language program for high school students from June 4 to July 6, 2012. The primary goal of the program is to both inculcate linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills and to foster the development and implementation of less commonly taught languages such as Hindi and Urdu in the Front Range. Enrollment is limited to 20 high school students entering grades 9 through 12 in public and private schools in the Boulder-Denver area. The program consists of 3-week of on-site (June 4-22) and 2-week of online sessions (June 25-July 6). Participants must be able to commute to CU.Program instructors who specialize in teaching Hindi and Urdu languages, CU Faculty experts and other invited guest speakers will provide the students with required skills and tools to accomplish novice high level fluency in reading and writing of these languages. Prior knowledge of Hindi or Urdu is not required. All major costs associated with the program are underwritten by STARTALK.

303-735-5224 • Kunga.Lama@colorado.eduhttp://cas.colorado.edu/index.php/ssewa/startalk
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