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Florida State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Critical Languages from Best Practices

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili
  • June 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • FSU STARTALK Program, Tallahassee, FL

Running from June 1 to July 24, 2015, the FSU STARTALK program is designed to support two distinct sets of teachers of critical languages: approximately 20 teacher candidates in FSU’s School of Teacher Education; and eight early-career language teachers, who have experience teaching their languages at either college or elementary level. Teacher candidates will work with mentor teachers to co-plan, micro-teach, and co-teach in the program. For the teacher candidates, the proposed program will bridge the theory from the candidates' coursework and their practice through micro-teaching and co-teaching; for the eight mentor teachers, the proposed program will deepen their understanding of effective world language teaching practices and nurture their abilities as teacher-leaders. By the end of this program, teacher candidates will be able to use the backward design process to plan lessons that are contextualized and provide comprehensible input to students; meanwhile, the candidates will be able to use their reflections on the similarities and differences between the U.S. and their home countries’ school cultures to build appropriate relationships with students to promote a safe and positive learning environment; mentors will develop their skills of providing constructive feedback to teacher candidates.

850-644-7813 • wwang5@fsu.edu

The University of Florida (teacher)

StarTalk 2013 at the University of Florida for Teachers of Chinese, Grades K-16

Chinese • June 1, 2013June 21, 2013Residential Program
  • 140 Norman Hall, Gainesville, FL

Florida StarTalk for Teachers of Chinese, K-16, offered in the summer of 2013 from June 1st-June 21st provides a blended pedagogical workshop with two new courses for Chinese language teachers, a practicum, and a follow-up professional development (PD) in the fall. Students will meet online from June 1st-June 8th and will meet face-to-face from June 10th--June 21st. The first course, "Motivational Theory and Practice for Foreign Language Learners" is offered for 3 graduate credits. This course addresses techniques for engaging and motivating learners through effective lesson planning, multiple learning strategies, and classroom activities using culturally authentic materials. The second course, "Thematic Lesson Planning and Technology Integration" complements the first course by addressing ways to incorporate technologies such as Smartboard, video, Chinese language learning software, and Web 2.0 tools to maximize language, culture, and content area learning. The weekdays of June 18th-21st constitute the teaching practicum, which is a "Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Camp" organized in collaboration with the Alachua County Boys & Girls Club. The summer training is followed up with a PD in the fall, when the instructors and staff meet the participants online, to plan, discuss, and reflect on their teaching. Visit http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/startalk/ for more information.

352-273-4193 • patrjac@ufl.eduhttp://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/startalk/

University of Central Florida (student)

STARTALK: Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia

Russian
  • July 6, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • STARTALK: Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia, Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida Russian Program subscribes to the philosophy that you cannot understand a foreign culture unless you speak the language. Our Russian program is an important asset to the nation's strategic language reserve and teaches a critical language targeted in the National Security Language Initiative program. In today’s global community doing business with other cultures has become inevitable. Our program focuses on Russian language and cultural understanding in the business world for future business leaders. The theme is “Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia”. In 2012 Russia became a new player in the World Trade Organization, exposing itself as a place of opportunity for American business. Mutual misunderstanding of culture between Americans and Russians has caused deleterious repercussions that have hindered healthy, peaceful business relationships.“Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia” is a three-week summer program offered to prospective and current UCF undergraduate students (50-60 students) with no or a little knowledge of Russian.Students will meet from 9a.m.-3p.m., Monday- Friday for a total of ninety hours of instruction, extra-curricular activities, and field trips.We intend to achieve a proficiency in Russian Language and an understanding of Russian Culture necessary for a business trip to Russia.

407-823-0908 • alla.kourova@ucf.eduhttp://www.cah.ucf.edu/highlights.php?id=1375

University of Florida (teacher)

Florida STARTALK for Teachers of Chinese, Grades 6-12

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

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

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

University of Florida (teacher)

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

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

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

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

University of Florida (teacher)

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

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

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

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

University of Florida (teacher)

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

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

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

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

University of Florida (teacher)

Florida Startalk 2014 for Teachers of Chinese, K-16

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

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

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

University of South Florida (student)

USF STARTALK Summer Chinese Intensive Language Learning Program

Chinese • August 1, 2011August 19, 2011
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The SCILL immersion camp, to be conducted just prior to the beginning of fall classes from August 5-19, 2001, is a two-week program that engages learners in activities embedded in a Chinese cultural and linguistic environment for all but one hour of each day. Fifty high school students (rising 8th graders to recent graduates) will be recruited for an intensive immersion experience on the USF campus that engages them in 75 hours of instruction. Through performance-based instruction scaffolded with explicit coaching on how to efficiently learn Chinese as a non-native, camp instruction will help at least half of the participants move up one proficiency level when they return to their home schools. All participants will perform at proficiency levels significantly higher than their peers who do not attend the camp. Students will be in structured learning environments seven hours daily and will use the target language six of those seven hours including during cultural activity periods between more rigorous language learning classes. During one class period daily, student learning is scaffolded with English language instruction on grammar, usage, sociocultural background information, and how to learn Chinese efficiently and effectively as an American learner.

813-974-4391 • kshi@usf.edu

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • August 1, 2011August 19, 2011Residential Program
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

SCILL Teacher Training is an intensive professional development workshop for K-16 Chinese teachers. The program consists of a core three-week intensive hands-on training program that combines with a pre-program on-line seminar and a post-program professional mentoring module that are geared to provide up to twenty in-service K-12 Chinese language teachers the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills and a mechanism to jumpstart them on their path to teaching certification in Florida. SCILL provides participants four modules of training in cutting edge foreign language teaching methodologies and effective practical classroom techniques for teaching Chinese to American learners at the K-12 level. The four modules are designed to provide a balance of pedagogical theory, first-hand observation, hands-on teaching experience, and close individualized mentoring. The primary goals of the program are to enhance the practical teaching skills of Chinese language teacher participants, to create a formal support network for Chinese language teachers in the state of Florida that can be utilized to share resources, best practices, and curriculum building work, and to give potential teachers a start towards state certification. SCILL runs July 18 to November 12 and consists of 95 instructional hours.

813-974-3635 • erics@usf.edu

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • July 14, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Academy Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. The program has a core three-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide fifteen in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level in Florida the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills and a mechanism to jump start them on their path to teaching certification in the state of Florida. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy. Tuition for Florida residents is subsidized. Lunches, housing for the on-site dates (July 14-27), learning materials, and certificates of completion are provided. Eligibility: Teachers of Chinese who are teaching or plan to teach Chinese in Florida schools within the next year and who are US citizens or legal residents. Time and Place: Pre-program on-line seminar July 11-13, on-site workshop and hands-on training July 14-27 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM, USF Tampa Campus), on-going mentorship program August 1-December 1

813-974-3635 • erics@usf.edu

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Summer Chinese Academy

Chinese • July 19, 2012August 3, 2012
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Academy is a two-week intensive Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition for Florida residents is subsidized. Lunches, T-shirts, learning materials, and certificates of completion are provided. Eligibility: 45 select rising 8th graders to 12th graders who are both residents of the state of Florida and committed to learning Chinese language will be awarded Academy positions. Time and Place: July 19-August 3, 2012 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) on the USF Tampa Campus

813-974-4391 • kshi@usf.edu

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Chinese Teacher Mentorship Program

Chinese • July 27, 2013August 9, 2013Residential Program
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Description: The USF Chinese Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. The program has a core three-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide fifteen in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level in Florida the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills and a mechanism to jump start them on their path to teaching certification in the state of Florida. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy. Tuition for Florida residents is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. Eligibility: Teachers of Chinese who are teaching or plan to teach Chinese in Florida schools within the next year and who are US citizens or legal residents. Non-Florida residents are eligible to apply to the program but are responsible for paying the difference between resident and non-resident tuition. Costs: $30 Application Fee: Registration fee to USF (for first time participants or non- USF students) $300 Program Fee: Tuition (3 USF credit in Chinese Pedagogy), room and board, instructional materials and field trip. Application Deadline: April 30, 2013.

813-974-3635 • erics@usf.eduhttp://www.global.usf.edu/startalk

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • July 28, 2013August 9, 2013Residential Program
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Description: Motivated high school students are invited to participate in an intensive two-week residential Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition for Florida residents is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. Eligibility: Rising 9th to 12th graders who are residents of the state of Florida and who are committed to learning Chinese language will be awarded Academy positions. Levels of proficiency ranging from beginner to intermediate. Costs: $30 Application Fee: USF Registration Fee (for first time participants) $300 Program Fee: Tuition (3 USF credit undergraduate course in Chinese), room and board, instructional materials and field trip. Application Deadline: April 30, 2013.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.global.usf.edu/startalk

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Teacher Mentorship Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 14, 2014July 18, 2014: Pre-Program Online Workshop (online)
  • July 19, 2014August 1, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. This residential program has a core two-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy (Lead Instructor: Dr. Eric Shepherd). Tuition is subsidized. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2014 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2014. Rolling admission process. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://global.usf.edu/startalk/

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 20, 2014August 1, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Motivated high school students are invited to participate in an intensive two-week residential Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2014 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2014. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://global.usf.edu/startalk/

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Teacher Mentorship Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 10, 2015July 17, 2015: Pre-Program Online Workshop (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 31, 2015: Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. This residential program has a core two-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy (Lead Instructor: Dr. Eric Shepherd). Tuition is subsidized. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Rolling admission process. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 19, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Motivated high school students are invited to participate in an intensive two-week residential Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/index.aspx
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