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OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now!-STARTALK ARABIC Hawaii Program

Arabic • Residential Program
  • June 16, 2014July 4, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

OneWorld Now! is the only organization in the Hawaiian Islands to offer Arabic language classes to high school students. In this intensive, language-immersion environment, students will pledge to speak only Modern Standard Arabic with their instructors and peers. The camp will also include music and dance performances, art workshops, and field trips. Students will display their new language skills in a culminating Final Showcase at the end of the camp. Beginner Modern Standard Arabic will be designed for students with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic will be designed for students with less than two years of Arabic language experience. Classes will be taught with little to no English by native Arabic speakers from Morocco and Egypt. In addition to learning to read and write a new alphabet, students will gain the vocabulary and grammatical knowledge to identify and describe a wide range of objects or activities in their daily lives. This is a residential program. All participants are expected to stay in the campus dormitories of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa for the full duration of the camp. No exceptions. Program is free for all attendees. NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST BE HAWAII RESIDENTS.

206-223-7703 • alex@oneworldnow.orghttp://www.oneworldnow.org

University of Hawaii (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • July 5, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

The Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute combines major support from STARTALK with supplemental support from the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii. A team of four experienced, innovative lead instructors, nationally recruited within the US, will work with 12 teacher trainees, both pre- and inservice, from all across the U.S. and Hawaii. Four faculty from the Confucius Institute will provide support, and additional self-funded international instructors may participate as well. The Teacher Institute begins 3 days before and then runs concurrently with the STARTALK-CI Chinese Language Camp, a residential program for 28 US students learning Chinese. Presentations, discussions, model classes, hands-on teaching modules and reflection sessions will allow teacher trainees to gain familiarity and confidence with all aspects of teaching and learning for the information age. We will focus on instructional techniques that promote communication, task-completion, problem solving, critical thinking, confidence to seek out, assess, and organize information as necessary, and insight into Chinese as well as US culture. The Institute will also take full advantage of Hawaii's glorious environment through a structured series of weekend "language-learning" excursions to the historic Honolulu Chinatown, hiking on Diamond Head, Bellows Beach, a guided exploration of Pearl Harbor, and more.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (student)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Not Provided, HI

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • July 2, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Hawaii STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute, Honolulu, HI

Fifteen Chinese language teachers (either experienced or new to the field) who are interested in observing and teaching according to standards-, performance-, and task-based principles, as well as TPRS (“Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling”), are selected to participate in the institute and concurrent student camp. A five-day preparation workshop is the lead-off to introduce participants to the principles of a standards-based curriculum, as well as to available resources to teach following such a curriculum. Once the concurrent student camp begins, teachers observe and participate in all scheduled activities, as the institute’s lead instructors demonstrate a variety of teaching approaches. All instruction is followed by critique and friendly feedback. After the first week of instruction, institute participants are invited to teach selected modules together with or in place of the lead instructors. By the last week of the Institute, participants are in charge of all instruction—lead instructors serve as guides and consultants. Daily summative feedback sessions allow for on-going reflection. Goals: Participating teachers will be able to articulate the basic principles of standards-based instruction, as well as demonstrate the implementation of this approach in their teaching.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (student)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 8, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Hawaii STARTALK Chinese Language Camp, Honolulu, HI

Twenty-eight middle and high school students with no or minimum experience (no more than one year) in Chinese language studies are selected to participate in a three-week residential program on the UH Manoa campus to acquire basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture skills in Mandarin Chinese. Participants learn language along with sports such as martial arts, and engage in a variety of activities focusing on Chinese culture. Language lessons consist of learner-centered, interactive, task-based activities designed to encourage learners to communicate in Chinese, and of lessons using the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-Telling) approach. Weekend excursions to sites around scenic Honolulu led by native speakers of Chinese provide additional practice, and the Chinese ethnic presence links classroom practice with real-world usage of Chinese. Goals: By the end of the program, each student will test at the Novice Low to Novice Mid proficiency levels or higher, in speaking and reading. Proficiency will be measured by LinguaFolio and by student work on an on-line portfolio.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, HI, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese. The Teacher Training Institute will run concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by five highly experienced master teachers. For the first three days of the Institute, teacher trainees will be immersed in theory and its implementation, demonstrations, experiential classes, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles, and will incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches. We will work on overall curriculum planning for the student camp, and teachers will choose one group (TBLT or TPRS) to begin lesson planning. Once the student camp begins, trainees will spend the first week watching and dissecting model lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they teach classes themselves, singly or in pairs or groups. All lessons are followed by critique and feedback. Teacher trainees will pay their airfare and $500 towards housing costs. Remaining costs (including tuition, room, board, and materials) will be covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (student)

Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

The 2014 STARTALK Chinese Language Camp will enroll 20 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. The integrated 3-week residential program (July 7-25) on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa combines TBLT (task-based language teaching) and TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading & storytelling) approaches to listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese; language instruction through technology and media; STEM-oriented and cultural classes conducted in the target language; instruction in Chinese martial arts; and experiential activities conducted in the local environment (including field trips to Pearl Harbor and Chinatown). It is led by five nationally known key instructors and 10 (or more) highly motivated teacher-trainees from the concurrent Teacher Training Institute. Students will be exposed to an energized and energizing program in beginning Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them culturally appropriate language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language-learning and language using opportunities long after camp is over. Students will pay their airfare plus $500 towards the cost of housing. Remaining expenses (including tuition, the remainder of room costs, board, excursions, and materials) will be covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii (teacher)

Hawaii Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese to primarily secondary school learners, although the approaches may be adapted for other learners. The Teacher Training Institute runs concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by four master teachers and one assistant teacher. During the first three days of the Institute, teachers will be immersed in theory and its implementation, through live instruction, demonstrations, experiential classes in which the participants become students, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles and incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches (teachers choose one strand for a focus). For the first week of the student camp, trainees will watch, dissect, and reflect on lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they will help teach. All lessons are critiqued using back channeling and in feedback sessions. Some segments may be video recorded. Teacher trainees will pay airfare and $500 towards housing. Tuition, board, excursions and materials are covered by STARTALK.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Hawaii (student)

Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

The 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language Camp at the University of Hawaii will enroll 20 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. The integrated 3-week residential program combines TBLT (task-based language teaching) and TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading & storytelling) approaches to listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese; language instruction through technology and media; STEM-oriented and cultural classes conducted in the target language; instruction in Chinese martial arts; Chinese language training via improvisational theatre; and experiential activities conducted in the local environment. It is led by four nationally known key instructors, a talented STARTALK-Hawaii alumnus teacher, four Confucius Institute teachers who are STARTALK-Hawaii alumni, and at least 10 highly motivated teacher-trainees from the concurrent Teacher Training Institute. Students will be exposed to an energized/energizing program in Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them culturally appropriate language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language-learning and -using opportunities long after camp is over.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Hawaii at Manoa (teacher)

2009 Hawaii Chinese Language Teacher Training Institute

Honolulu, HI • Chinese • July 1, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

Fifteen in- or pre-service Chinese language teachers will work with five highly experienced lead instructors to focus on the principles and practice of standards- and task-based, learner-centered instruction in Chinese. We will begin with a three-day immersion session on principles. However, the heart of the institute will constitute of three weeks of beginning and intermediate level instruction for 30 high school learners of Chinese. During the first week, the lead instructors will demonstrate a range of experimental and effective teaching approaches, using an exciting and brand-new suite of materials in draft format (Encounters: Global Chinese Language And Culture from Yale University Press and the China International Publishing Group). In the second week, lead instructors will work with teacher-trainees to design and teach task-based, learner-centered modules in each of the four skills. And in the third week, teacher-trainees will teach by themselves, with much support from all other Institute participants. Introspection, reflection, constructive feedback, and experimentation are highly encouraged.

808 956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu/confucius/program/summer/index.html

University of Hawaii at Manoa (student)

University of Hawaii 2009 Chinese Immersion Sports Camp

Honolulu, HI • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

This intensive three-week sports camp begins every weekday at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. During that time, students will participate in 4 language classes, 1 language session in the multi-media lab, 1 ping-pong class, and 1 martial arts class. The language classes will be led by five energetic lead instructors selected from all over the United States with 15 motivated teacher-trainees assisting. Classes will be activities-based; through a range of media, students will be learning and immediately using Chinese to communicate and complete tasks. The sports classes will be conducted by national championship-level athletes from China. On weekends, participants will explore Hawaii's natural and social environments and gain some understanding of the role of China and Chinese culture in U.S. society.

808 956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://chinesestudies.hawaii.edu/confucius/program/summer/index.html

University of Hawaii at Manoa (teacher)

STARTALK University of Hawaii Chinese Language Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • June 29, 2010 July 24, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 20 talented preservice and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 24 days in Honolulu, HI, immersed in a program to change how they teach Chinese to secondary school learners. The STARTALK-Hawaii Teacher Training Institute will run concurrently with the STARTALK-Hawaii Chinese Language Sports Camp for 28 students, ages 12 to 17, led by three highly experienced master teachers of Chinese language. For the first three days of the Institute, teacher trainees will be immersed in theory, through live lectures, videotaped presentations, demonstration classes, experiential classes that they take themselves, and feedback sessions. Following that, the Sports Camp will begin, and for the first week, trainees will watch and analyze model lessons taught by the lead instructors. They may participate in teaching sample lessons if they choose. Beginning the second week, they will be expected to teach lessons themselves, and by the end of the camp, each trainee will have the opportunity to teach at least twice, if not multiple times, both to their colleagues in test-runs, and to the students (with all their colleagues watching and helping). All lessons are followed by critique and feedback sessions. Some will be videotaped.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/teacher-sports-camp-info/

University of Hawaii at Manoa (student)

STARTALK University of Hawaii Chinese Language Sports Camp

Chinese • July 4, 2010 July 24, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

The 2010 STARTALK Chinese Language Sports Camp will enroll 28 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. SInce the Sports Camp will run concurrently with a Teacher Training Institute for current and future career Chinese language instructors, the ratio of students to faculty is approximately 1:1. Through an integrated program of task-based classroom instruction, culturally appropriate sports classes (table tennis and martial arts) conducted in the target language, experiential activities (including in the media lab), and field trips around multi-ethnic Honolulu, students will be exposed to an energized and energizing program in beginning Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language learning and language-using opportunities long after camp is over.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/student-sports-camp-info/

University of Hawaii at Manoa (teacher)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • June 30, 2011July 23, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

This 3.5 week residential institute is held concurrently with a student camp. Participants will discuss principles, observe innovative lead teachers instructing at the camp, and participate in friendly feedback sessions focused on the degree to which principles have been implemented. During the feedback sessions, suggestions for improvement are solicited. Beginning with the second week of the camp, perhaps even earlier, participants are expected to take over teaching responsibilities in teams, to implement some of the approaches discussed in a supportive environment. Evening activities include cultural events, lesson planning, student tutorials, and bonding excursions for the teachers. There is heavy use of media in the institute. For video of previous camps, see <http://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/media/>.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/

University of Hawaii at Manoa (student)

STARTALK-CI Hawaii Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • July 4, 2011July 22, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

This 3-week residential camp is held concurrently with a residential teacher-training institute. Lead instructors will coordinate classes and provide key instruction, and will be assisted by up to 20 additional Chinese language instructors. The focus in camp is on learning through experience, so students will engage in a range of activities, including classroom instruction, free voluntary reading, media-assisted lessons, learning through arts and culture, and learning through outdoors activities including martial arts. The spectacular natural setting of Hawaii will be incorporated: week-end excursions and a half-day beach retreat round out the academics. For video of previous camps, see <http://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/media/>.

808-956-2663 • jialin@hawaii.eduhttp://confuciusinstitutehawaii.org/programs/summer-programs/
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