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University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc- Confucius Institute (student)

STARTALK 2012: C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 4, 2012June 19, 2012
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS
  • Independence High School, Independence, KS
  • Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Chanute High School, Chanute, KS

In this innovative, intensive Chinese program, high school students spend eight days attending Chinese class by videoconferencing in their home districts, then participate in two full days and one evening of culminating activities in Overland Park (for Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas students) or in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Sioux Falls students). The high school student-focused curriculum allows beginning students of Chinese to learn to express identity in terms of individual preferences in music, sports, movies, style, personality. The culminating activities are highlighted by a student film festival, opening with a red carpet event and followed by a "STARTALK Academy" awards banquet. Student teams produce Chinese films with FLIP cameras and compete for best picture, best comedy, best drama, and other prizes. Students also try out sidewalk calligraphy, traditional calligraphy, and traditional Chinese musical instruments, and interact with native speaker peers.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/STARTALK-About.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK: Chinese Jump! 2009: Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Language Institutes

Overland Park, KS • Chinese • June 26, 2009 July 11, 2009
Overland Park, KS • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 18, 2009
Overland Park, KS • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009

Chinese Jump! 2009 Summer Language Program at the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas is designed to give high school students an opportunity to jump into the study of Mandarin. Selected students must intend to enroll in Mandarin I during the 2009-10 school year. Preference will be given to students attending a school district offering Chinese via IDL technology through the Confucius Institute. There will be three two-week sessions, June 26-July 11, July 6-18 and July 20-August 1. Students will receive Chinese language instruction for 3.5 hours per day on nine weekdays from instructors certified by the KSDE as K-12 teachers of Chinese and provided by the Confucius Institute in an IDL classroom or via face-to-face instruction depending on their location. As the culmination of each two-week session, students will participate in a three-day field trip to the Confucius Institute in Overland Park, KS which will include a visit to an art museum, calligraphy and Chinese music workshops, interaction with young adult native speakers, face-to-face interaction with Chinese instructors and individual assessments of learning. Contact Chinese Jump! Administrative Coordinator Director Nancy Hope at nfhope@ku.edu or 785-864-3918 for information or an application. Additional information at www.confucius.ku.edu/startalk.shtml.

785-864-3918 • nfhope@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/startalk.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2010--C2--Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 7, 2010 July 17, 2010
  • Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS
  • Independence High School, Independence, KS
  • Chanute High School, Chanute, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Seaman High School, Topeka, KS
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD

STARTALK 2010--C2--Chinese Connect: Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Language Institutes will expand access to Chinese language and strengthen high school Chinese language programs in Kansas and South Dakota. C2--Chinese Connect includes three summer sessions that will give 60 high school students in our region two-week intensive immersion programs in Chinese language and culture by IDL ( videoconferencing). Two of the two-week sessions will be for Kansas schools, and the third session will be delivered to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. STARTALK students will be able to move from the summer program to academic year Chinese classes in their home districts in the fall. The Institutes will give rising ninth- and tenth-graders, primarily from rural areas, the opportunity to develop beginning Chinese language skills and cultural competency. Students will participate in IDL Chinese class for four hours per day for eight days, followed by a two-day, intensive "camp" experience, which will include face-to-face instruction, cultural workshops, face-to-face interaction with peer-age native speakers, individualized assessments, and culminating activities shaped by the students. The students will create videos based on their own scripts and plan and participate in a STARTALK party that includes interacting with posters based on social networking pages.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/education_startalk.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2011:C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 6, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Chanute High School, Chanute, KS
  • Confucius Institute University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS

C2-Chinese Connect Summer Language Institutes are designed to give high school students a fun jumpstart on learning Chinese. In this program, beginning students will explore identity through likes and dislikes, express preferences in music, sports, activities, and other areas and create student videos based upon program themes. The students will stage a film festival at the end of the two week program, with a red carpet intro, "STARTALK Academy" awards, and an after festival party planned and shaped by the students. In each session, students participate in instructional activities via videoconferencing connected to their home school sites for the first eight days, followed by two full days of "camp" experiences with the instructors for assessments, the film festival, and other culminating activities. The program is designed primarily for rising ninth and tenth graders who will be enrolled in beginning high school Chinese language classes in the Fall semester. Three Two-week Sessions: 1: June 6-17 (Kansas schools); 2: June13-24 (Kansas, Arkansas, and KC Missouri schools); 3: June 20-July 1 (Sioux Falls only)

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/education_startalk.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2013: C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • June 10, 2013June 21, 2013
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Washburn-Rural High School, Topeka, KS
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS
  • Independence High School, Independence, KS
  • University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS

STARTALK 2012: C2-Chinese Connect will expand access to Chinese language and strengthen high school programs in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. The two week program, with at least 50 contact hours, will offer a total of 60 high school students the opportunity to develop novice language skills in Chinese and explore cultural comparisons, connections, and links to community through a teenage-focused, standards-based curriculum. Students attend class for the first eight days at their home school location, with instruction delivered by videoconferencing, combined with carefully selected online activities, followed by two full days and evenings of face-to-face, residential “camp” experience at the University of Kansas. During the two-day residential experience, students will interact with peers from other schools and with native speakers. The highlight of the program is a festival of student-produced short films, preceded by a "red-carpet" event led by the students and followed by an awards ceremony. Students from participating schools may apply through their home schools.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://www.confucius.ku.edu/STARTALK-About.shtml

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (student)

STARTALK 2014:C2-Chinese Connect

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 16, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Maize High School, Maize, KS
  • Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS
  • Lawrence Freestate High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Gravette High School, Gravette, AR
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
  • Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
  • University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS

Learn Chinese! Earn a STARTALK Film Academy Award! STARTALK 2014: C2-Chinese Connect offers an exciting, two-week program in learning Chinese and filmmaking for secondary school students. This blended learning program combines videoconferencing, online instruction, and a two-day residential camp to provide students with an accessible and fun learning experience. For the first eight days, students in six schools in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and South Dakota will participate each morning at their home schools, where they will interact by videoconferencing with native speaker, licensed instructors teaching from the University of Kansas, and work with self-paced online materials. The students will then travel to the University of Kansas where they will stay in student dormitories and participate in two days of activities, culminating in a festival of student films, with an awards ceremony, all led by students in Chinese. The students use the curriculum content, which explores teenage identity through preferences in music, movies, hobbies, and sports, to develop creative story lines and film their stories using FLIP cameras. The final residential camp also includes workshops in Chinese calligraphy and music and more interactions with native speakers. For secondary school students with zero or beginning Chinese.

913-897-8612 • sawillis@ku.eduhttp://confucius.ku.edu/STARTALK-About.shtml
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