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Aldeen Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching Arabic Through Communication: Guidelines for Success

Pasadena, CA • Arabic • June 18, 2009 July 3, 2009

This program is composed of an online program that participants complete from home and an onsite program. online program includes 20 real-life workshops recorded and posted online. The workshops were given by Professor Mahdi Alosh, an expert and leading figure in the field of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL).online program prepares the participants by giving them the requisite knowledge for the onsite program. The onsite program is a 12-day program,from June 18-July 3, excluding weekends. During the first six days of the program, participants will be introduced to the main theoretical and pedagogical concepts of teaching AFL through a combination of seminars, hands-on workshops, and micro-lesson teaching presentations to get a clear understanding of the basic practices of teaching AFL according to the communicative approach. The second six days of the program are comprised of a practicum. During this phase, participants will work closely with coaching Master Teachers that they will observe, reflect on their practices, and discuss any thoughts with them. Participants will also be assigned limited time to teach real classes and will be given feedback. Participants will be awarded $1,000 and may apply for five units of credit from Loyola Marymount University.

626-577-2199 • AldeenStartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org

Aldeen Foundation (student)

STARTALK Summer Course in Modern Arabic for High School Students

Pasadena, CA • Arabic • June 24, 2009 July 15, 2009

This course is designed to take absolute beginners and learners at other levels to a higher stage. All learners will be engaged in speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills according to their language level. Small groups, with an instructional ratio of 1:8, will give learners individualized attention. Learners will be able to learn how to use the course textbook and to continue learning individually, following the course syllabus through the rest of the year and attending monthly support meetings with the program director and teachers. During the time students spend in the program, instructors will introduce learners to the sound and writing systems of the Arabic language and provide them with the basic instructional and lexical knowledge needed to produce language. Throughout the instructional time, students will be able to understand some formal and informal speech through clips of genuine communication that reveal several aspects of culture. Learners will engage in structured functional activities during the class period and communicate with classmates and teachers in class and during Middle Eastern breakfast and social time. Participants who fulfill the course requirement will receive a generous stipend of $500 and three units of college credit from California State University, San Bernardino.

626-577-2199 • aldeenstartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org

Aldeen Foundation (teacher)

Arabic 4 All

Arabic • May 16, 2011July 1, 2011
  • Aldeen Foundation, Pasadena, CA

This workshop is designed to help Arabic language teachers better understand the differences between L2 and HL learners, and learn how to differentiate curriculum and instruction to address the range of skill levels present in HL classes. After the two weeks of online and face to face training, the training will help strengthening participants understanding of the differences between teaching L2 and a heritage language. The Five Cs from the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century is the underlying principle of the curriculum and various approaches and methods in implementing these Standards in the heritage language classroom. Participants will learn how to use differentiated teaching. Attention will be paid to teaching mixed classes: heritage and non-heritage speakers or heritage speakers of various levels of proficiency in the same class. Language-specific sessions will be conducted by experts in Arabic. The Aldeenstartalk Arabic Teacher Training Program has two modalities: 1-Online training (one week May 16th to May 27th) 2-The face to face (one week June 27th - July 1st from 9am - 5pm) training workshops:

626-577-9122 • Aldeenstartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org/

Aldeen Foundation (student)

Arabic 4 All

Arabic • July 5, 2011July 22, 2011
  • New Horizon School, Pasadena, CA

Aldeen Foundation will offer three weeks of intensive Arabic language in the 2011 summer program that will accommodate both novice Arabic language learners and heritage learners as well. This intensive three week non-residential course is open for high school students who want to develop literacy and a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary Arabic literature and culture. The program welcomes as well students with no previous knowledge of Arabic. The classroom setting will allow heritage language learners (HLL) and second language (2L) to interact and exchange cultural information during the program. The "Arabic 4 All" project based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Arabic, using culturally relevant themes such as literature, music, famous figures, historical figures, scientists and poetry as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. The course is equivalent of four college units from Cal State University of world language instruction.

626-577-2199 • lkholaki@gmail.comhttp://www.aldeenfoundation.org/

Aldeenfoundation (student)

Startalk :All aboard to Arab world

Arabic • July 5, 2010 July 16, 2010
  • New Horizon Middle School Campus, Pasadena, CA

The program designed to introduce and enhance oral and writing communicative skills, develop vocabulary , reading comprehension and writing through task-based language teaching. In addition, the program will offer age-appropriate standards-based and cultural activities daily. In this two-week program, participants will take an imaginary friend from the United States on a trip to Middle Eastern countries. They will learn the basic skills to greet and introduce themselves and others; exchange information about themselves, families, homes, schools, and hobbies; ask for, follow, and give basic directions; function in a number of Arabic language contexts such as in restaurants and stores; and talk about the variety of countries in Middle East and select their favorite city to live in. Students will also acquire knowledge about the geography, variety of different Middle Eastern customs, and attractions of selected places and historical sites in Middle East and compare them with historical sites in the U.S. They will compare their life style in U.S. and Middle East, and point out the similarities of the new generation of the two cultures. At the end participants will understand that learning a language leads to a greater understanding of others and gain an insight to that world.

626-577-2199 • aldeenstartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.Aldeenfoundation.org

CAIS Institute (student)

CAIS Institute Summer Chinese Program

San Francisco, CA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
San Francisco, CA • Chinese • July 13, 2009 August 7, 2009

CAIS Institute is offering two intensive Chinese language programs for high school students and for 1st-3rd grade SFUSD Mandarin Immersion students. The first intensive Chinese language program is open to Bay Area high school students. Students will enhance their language skills from a beginner (with no prior Chinese experience) to a high-beginner/low-intermediate level. Participation in one session, with a passing grade, is the equivalent of 60 hours of foreign language coursework. Students earn 5 district course credits for foreign language from the SFUSD. Students, who have successfully completed two sessions totaling 120 hours of language instruction, are eligible to receive up to an entire year of foreign language credit from SFUSD. In an effort to support San Francisco’s two new elementary Mandarin Immersion public school programs, CAIS Institute will offer a Mandarin immersion summer camp for children entering grades 1-3. In collaboration with San Francisco Unified School District, CAIS Institute has developed a tailored curriculum that complements and integrates with the existing curriculum from SFUSD, thereby reinforcing and furthering the children’s language learning. Students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional and cultural activities in these fun, immersion-based activities in addition to structured classroom learning.

415 861-0966 • mconley@caisinstitute.orghttp://www.caisinstitute.org/en/students/language_programs/summer_intensive

CAIS Institute (student)

CAIS Institute Startalk Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program

Chinese • June 21, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

CAIS Institute, an affiliate of Chinese American International School (CAIS) provides a unique K-4th grade summer program developed in direct response to San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) administrators, their families and the Multi-lingual department of SFUSD. The majority of SFUSD Mandarin immersion students originate from families that do not speak Chinese. Our objective is to provide enhancement, continuity for retention over the summer, and a fun environment to reinforce and expand their language skills and culture. Priority registration is given to SFUSD students enrolled in Mandarin Immersion who are on Free or Reduced lunch. The SFUSD programs are new and serve a diverse ethnic and socio-economic demographic. These students do not have access to a comprehensive, culturally rich summer program that reinforces their Mandarin language capabilities. Each day students experience Chinese language and culture through a variety of cultural activities in addition to classes focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Language acquisition comes naturally to students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion-based activities. STARTALK funding enables us to make this Mandarin immersion summer camp available to SFUSD families that otherwise would not be able to have or afford such an opportunity.

415-861-6863 • yking@CAISinstitute.orghttp://www.CAISinstitute.org

California Foreign Language Project (student)

STARTALK 2009 Stanford University/Palo Alto Unified Mandarin Language and Culture Program for High School Students

Stanford, CA • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009

This program offers a four-week, two-level (IIA and IIIB) intensive Mandarin language and culture learning experience for students who have completed Chinese IB and IIIA courses of study or can demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency expected at the end of these course sequences. The program takes place from June 22 to July 17, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students will devote a substantial amount of time each day acquiring linguistic competency in a language lab, as well as learning word processing functions essential to electronically communicate with peers and adults in Chinese. Additionally, students will participate in culturally relevant field trips and complete daily homework assignments that involve the use of iPods and other instructional resources.

650 736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.eduhttp://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/

California Foreign Language Project (teacher)

STARTALK 2009 Stanford University Leadership Professional Development Program for Teachers of Mandarin Language and Culture

Stanford, CA • Chinese • July 7, 2009 July 15, 2009

This program is designed for Mandarin language educators who have participated in either the 2007 or 2008 Stanford University STARTALK programs. It will continue to strengthen the participants’ linguistic and cultural knowledge and, especially, their teaching practices, but will concentrate its efforts on building a cadre of teachers who can begin to play leadership roles in program planning, curriculum development, and assessment practices in their districts and schools. The participants will continue to interact during the 2009-2010 academic year in both face-to-face and follow-up programs sponsored by the California Foreign Language Project and via the My eCoach online virtual community. The program will take place July 7-15, 2009.

650 736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.eduhttp://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/

California State University, Northridge (student)

CSUN STARTALK Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

Russian • June 10, 2012July 20, 2012Residential Program
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

CSUN's STARTALK Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program is designed to promote accelerated Russian language proficiency as well as deep awareness of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. The program is aimed at highly motivated undergraduate and high school students and ROTC applicants interested in academic and career trajectories that are complemented and enhanced by proficiency in Russian language and culture. During the residential six-week program, participants engage in tiered grammar and conversation coursework; field trips to local Russian businesses, events, and cultural sites throughout Los Angeles's large Russian American community; and campus-based cultural activities. Students pledge to speak Russian 100% of the time, maximizing target language exposure in a living learning community of instructors, tutors, and peers.

818-677-3593 • dmokhnatkin@csun.eduhttp://www.csun.edu/russianstudies/index.shtml

California State University, Northridge (student)

STARTALK CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

CSUN's Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program, now in its eighth year, is a six-week residential summer program. We recruit 20 highly motivated undergraduate and high school students, especially those whose planned academic or career fields would be complemented by knowledge of modern Russian language and culture. Previous participants have gone on to earn Fulbright and Boren scholarships to study abroad, and others have gained employment as interpreters and English teachers in Russia. The program will admit participants at all language-learner levels on a competitive basis. Participants will pledge to speak Russian at all times, whether in or out of the classroom. This method has been demonstrated to yield accelerated results for motivated language learners. In addition to campus classroom and dorm activities, participants will engage in weekend cultural field trips to local Russian businesses, events, cultural sites, museums, and restaurants to broaden and deepen their exposure to Russian culture. Applications are currently being accepted. If interested in applying or to inquire further, please contact Professor Dina Mokhnatkin via email or phone. Details are below.

818-677-3593 • dina.mokhnatkin@csun.eduhttp://www.csun.edu/humanities/startalk

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

High School Strand in Summer Intensive Arabic With Academic Year Continuation, CSUSB

San Bernardino, CA • Arabic • June 22, 2009 August 17, 2009
San Bernardino, CA • Arabic • August 22, 2009 February 28, 2010

The CSUSB STARTALK project will accept 25 high school juniors and seniors into the summer 2009 Intensive Arabic program at very reduced rates (only $282 instead of the $2,000 price for university students). Needs-based scholarships will also be available to defray the program fees, tuition, and textbooks. Students will attend classes from 8:00 to 6:00, Monday through Friday, plus Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00 from June 22 through August 6. Four days a week will be dedicated to direct language study (mornings), cultural activities (afternoons), and weekly field trips to local Arabic-speaking communities and/or Arabic-related cultural sites. The program is non-residential. The program focuses on being able to speak Arabic and explore cultures. Students will receive individualized instruction through interactions with faculty, classmates, and peer tutors (native speaking college students). Special activities include a four-day camping trip, cooking and dance lessons, and information about educational opportunities and scholarships. Students will continue to study Arabic during the 2009-10 academic year with classes every other Saturday as well as through a rich online program, a film series (with parental interaction), and conversational practice with peer tutors. By the end of the 12-month program, students will earn 20 units of college credit.

909-537-5847 • tnelson@csusb.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/Arabic/ST_highschoolstudents.htm

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

Summer Intensive Arabic Program High School Strand with AY Continuation

Arabic • June 22, 2010 February 26, 2011
  • California State University, San Bernardino, CA

CSUSB’s StarTalk program integrates high school students into the highly successful Arabic Summer Language Institute. We seek applications from juniors and seniors from the Inland Empire region who are interested in learning Arabic; students who participated in the Summer 2009 StarTalk program who have not yet graduated from high school are encouraged to apply. In the summer, students will attend classes from 8:00-6:00 Monday-Friday plus Saturdays from 9-1. Five days a week are dedicated to direct language study (mornings) plus cultural activities (afternoons) and weekly field trips to Arabic-speaking local community and/or Arabic-related cultural sites. The program builds language proficiency through a well-balanced curriculum using Arabic to explore cultures in a variety of formal and informal contexts. Students receive individualized instruction through interactions with faculty, peer tutors (college native speakers) and a StarTalk teacher training program. Students will continue their language study during the school year with meetings on alternate Saturday mornings from September through February (e.g. an additional 6 months beyond the summer program). Throughout the 8-month program, information regarding university scholarships and careers in the foreign languages will be presented. Students will receive credit for four university-level Arabic courses for the completed 8 month program.

909-537-7135 • arabic@csusb.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/Arabic/abroad.htm

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

CSUSB Arabic Summer Language Program

Arabic • June 22, 2011August 11, 2011Residential Program
  • Arabic Summer Language Institute, San Bernardino, CA

The 2011 Arabic Summer Language Institute at California State University San Bernardino integrates Modern Standard Arabic with colloquial Arabic, developing students' language skills, with emphasis on communication in a carefully planned immersion environment. It is one of the most rigorous, engaging, stimulating and affordable Arabic residential programs in the U.S. Students will earn 12-18 quarter units in Arabic and Arabic studies. Classroom instruction, lab work, activities (dance, calligraphy, music) and weekly field trips are all important elements of the program. Activities take place Monday through Saturday. Instruction is offered for complete beginners, as well as those entering second semester, second year (third semester) and third year (fifth semester) Arabic. StarTalk scholarships will defray the $750 program fee (pays for field trips, most weekday meals, some supplies) and are based on financial need. A limited amount of additional StarTalk scholarships will be available to defray tuition costs (approximately $1750 in-state, $3750 out-of-state) and/or books. Housing is available on Arabic-speaking floors ( $1200 for single room, $650 for shared single room). Housing is limited to students aged 18 or older.

909-537-7135 • arabicac@csusb.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/programs/undergraduate/arabic/summer

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

StarTalk Arabic Summer Language Intensive Program

Arabic • June 20, 2012August 9, 2012Residential Program
  • California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

The 2012 Startalk Arabic Summer Language Intensive Program at California State University, San Bernardino integrates Modern Standard Arabic with colloquial Arabic, developing students' language skills, with emphasis on communication in a carefully planned immersion environment. It is one of the most rigorous, engaging, stimulating and affordable Arabic residential programs in the U.S. Students will earn 12-18 quarter units in Arabic and Arabic studies. Classroom instruction, lab work, activities (dance, calligraphy, music) and field trips are all important elements of the program. Activities take place Monday through Saturday. Instruction is offered for complete beginners, second year (third semester), third year (fifth semester) and fourth year (seventh semester) Arabic. Heritage speakers are encouraged to apply. StarTalk scholarships will defray the $1500 program fee (pays for field trips, weekday meals, some supplies) and are based on financial need. A limited amount of additional StarTalk scholarships will be available to defray tuition costs (approximately $2150 in-state, $3950 out-of-state) and/or books. Housing is available on Arabic-speaking floors ( $1300 for single room, $750 for shared single room). Housing is limited to students aged 18 or older.

909-537-7135 • arabicac@csusb.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/slip

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

STARTALK Persian Summer Language Intensive Program

Persian • June 20, 2012August 9, 2012Residential Program
  • California State University, San Bernardino, CA

The 2012 STARTALK Persian Summer Language Intensive Program at California State University, San Bernardino will develop students' language skills, with emphasis on communication in a carefully planned immersion environment. Students will earn 12-18 quarter units of college credit in Persian language studies. Classroom instruction, lab work, activities (dance, calligraphy, music) and field trips are all important elements of the program. Activities take place Monday through Saturday. Instruction is offered for complete beginners, second year (third semester) and third year (fifth semester) Persian. Heritage speakers are encouraged to apply. STARTALK scholarships will defray the $1500 program fee (pays for field trips, weekday meals, some supplies) and are based on financial need. A limited amount of additional STARTALK scholarships will be available to defray tuition costs (approximately $2150 in-state, $3950 out-of-state) and/or books. Housing is available on Persian-speaking floors ( $1300 for single room, $750 for shared single room). Housing is limited to students aged 18 or older.

909-537-7135 • persian@csusb.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/slip

CFLP/PAUSD Manadarin Language and Culture Student Program and Teacher Practicum (teacher)

CFLP/PAUSD Manadarin Language and Culture Student Program and Teacher Practicum

Chinese • June 15, 2012July 13, 2012
  • Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

This non-residential program is primarily designed to provide a practicum experience for individuals who are considering teaching Mandarin as a career. It is extremely appropriate for teachers who are currently teaching in heritage/community schools and are considering to become certified teachers of Chinese language and culture. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and practice standards-based language instruction and observe seasoned teachers as they plan, teach and assess instruction. Participants will also have the opportunity to plan and micro-teach lessons and receive reflective feedback from both colleagues, master teachers and professional learning specialists.

650-736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 17, 2013July 12, 2013Residential Program
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: •Applying the process of curriculum design. •Developing performance based assessments. •Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates. / CAIS STARTALK Four-Week K-8 Chinese Teacher Training and In Class Teacher Assistant Program June 17 – 21, 2013 one-week intensive training / June 21 – July 12, 2013 three-week in class program / The program consists of two parts: an intensive one-week training as the one above. The second part is an additional three-week teacher assistant program in which the participants will function as teaching assistants in the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Mandarin Immersion classroom. Participants of the in class teacher assistant program will gain real classroom experience through observation, micro-teaching and feedback including discussion and reflection.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese • June 17, 2013August 9, 2013
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to San Francisco Unified School District students currently enrolled in a Chinese immersion program. Students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who struggle during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning during the summer. During each four week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional activities such as singing, Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese arts and crafts, drama and Chinese folk music. Language acquisition will come naturally to the students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion based activities. Advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with their teachers and other students.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 16, 2014August 8, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Students will learn Mandarin in an activity based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering between first and fifth grade in the fall. Children will be assigned by language proficiency as well as age to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience. During each four-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Students are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other students. Teachers will focus on building students’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org/

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 23, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive hands-on one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Session 1 (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Session 2 (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Students will learn Mandarin in an activity based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering between first and fifth grade in the fall. Children will be assigned by language proficiency as well as age to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience. During each four-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Students are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other students. Teachers will focus on building students’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

CLASSRoad - HADI (teacher)

STARTALK - Technology Literacy for Teaching Digital Natives

Arabic, Persian • June 11, 2012August 31, 2012Residential Program
  • PART 1 - www.CLASSRoad.com/startalk, Online from >, CA
  • PART 2 - California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Our program will empower Arabic and Persian language instructors to better engage students who are increasingly native to the digital world, by systematically equipping educators to use technology more widely and effectively. Our program will be among the first to treat this theme in a blended learning format. PART-ONE is a two-week ONLINE course led by Dr. Dany Doueiri, Professor of Arabic at CSUSB, and Munir Shaikh, Director of Online Education at CLASSRoad. This course will feature presentations on relevant pedagogical concepts, training videos, short readings and guides, quizzes, online discussions, and hands-on activities for participants to develop lesson plans and utilize various online tools and apps to set up lesson implementation. In PART-TWO, a one-week ONSITE program, we will focus on hands-on experience, and provide opportunities for in-depth discussion of emerging best practices in the use of technology in language teaching. Twenty participants from Part-One will be invited to enhance their technology skills, update their instructional design approach, and practice through micro-teaching opportunities. The onsite program is led by Dr. Mohamed Esa, who is Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at McDaniel College. The program is co-located with CSUSB's summer immersion residential program for students.

310-845-6149 • startalk@classroad.comhttp://classroad.com/startalk

CLASSRoad - HADI (teacher)

STARTALK - Designing Blended Language Instruction for Anywhere/Anytime Learners

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, Urdu • June 2, 2013July 16, 2013
  • HADI Office, Culver City, CA

BECOME AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE TEACHER: This fully online program is delivered in English and is designed by experts in blended/distance language learning. Topics include: online learning environments, learning management, student orientation, backward design for blended contexts, student-centered instruction, assessment, trouble-shooting, and teacher effectiveness evaluation. Instruction will closely reference ACFTL standards, communicative skills, language assessment, and integration of culture and content. Individual and collaborative work will offer opportunities to utilize tools like Google Moderate, Google Hangouts, Edmodo, and Rich Internet Applications, among others, to deliver blended instruction in target languages. The program is comprised of two components. ONLINE PART 1: Open to all LCTL instructors, is a two-week asynchronous workshop featuring instructional video clips, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments to be completed within a timely manner according to your personal daily availability. ONLINE EXTENSIVE PART 2: Open to a limited number of top-performers from Part 1 who are Arabic, Persian and Chinese instructors, and involves professional goal-setting and three days of preparation for micro-teaching, and three days of micro-teaching and peer feedback. Micro-teaching will be in the form of delivering a lesson to students at California State University, San-Bernardino using the distance learning tools covered and modeled in the program.

310-845-6149 • munir@hadi.orghttp://classroad.com/startalk
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