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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

Concordia Language Villages (student)

STARTALK Chinese Student Program: Building World Citizens With a "Village" Approach to Learning and Living Chinese

Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 4, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • August 3, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • August 17, 2009 August 29, 2009Residential Session

Students live in a “Chinese Village,” learning Chinese through daily life in this residential camp program. Concordia Language Villages prepares young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Chinese is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities. Thousands of young people from 32 countries and all 50 states attend Concordia Language Villages sessions every year. Two- and four-week summer youth programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. The four-week session is the equivalent of one high school year of language instruction. After the session, students will continue the educational and social experience in an online e-village. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Programs are offered in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Concordia Language Villages is a flagship program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college recognized for its commitment to international education.

218-299-4544 • olsonkm@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

STARTALK: Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for Teachers of Chinese

Bemidji, MN • Chinese • July 19, 2009 July 29, 2009Residential Session

The course in second language and immersion methodologies is designed to provide both beginning and experienced teachers with a forum for discussing classroom teaching and learning, and the importance of context in a communicative approach to second language and immersion instruction. Through background reading, and subsequent discussions led by experienced teachers of Chinese, participants will be able to clarify their understanding of the course content, including the application of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning for the 21st Century to effective lesson and unit design. Participants will also share strategies with each other through micro-teaching. Because the program is a residential program, the participants will have opportunities to share ideas and extend discussions beyond the classroom time. The class discussions will be complemented by observations and participation in activities at the Chinese Language Village. Participants will share their observations of the instructional program at the Chinese Language Village with the leadership and staff to foster a dialogue related to best practices in teaching and learning the Chinese language and culture. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded four graduate credits.

218-299-4544 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (student)

STARTALK Arabic Student Program: Building World Citizens With a "Village" Approach to Learning and Living Arabic

Sandstone, MN • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Sandstone, MN • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session
Sandstone, MN • Arabic • August 3, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session

Students live in an “Arabic Village,” learning Arabic through daily life in this residential camp program. Concordia Language Villages prepares young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Arabic is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities. Thousands of young people from 32 countries and all 50 states attend a Concordia Language Villages sessions every year. Two- and four-week summer youth programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. The four-week session is the equivalent of one high school year of language instruction. After the session, students will continue the educational and social experience in an online e-village. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Programs are offered in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Concordia Language Villages is a flagship program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college recognized for its commitment to international education.

218-299-4544 • olsonkm@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

STARTALK: Best Practices in Assessment for Teachers of Arabic

Bemidji, MN • Arabic • July 23, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session

Participants will begin their exploration of assessment by participating in the ACTFL OPI Assessment Workshop. The workshop will give the participants a common understanding and allow them to share experiences assessing the oral proficiency of students with varying backgrounds in the Arabic language. Following the OPI workshop, participants will share assessments they currently are using and their goals for using them. Together the group will review the assessment samples to determine the degree to which they assess the goals of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. They will discuss professional readings on assessment and reference sample assessments as appropriate. Because the program is a residential program, the participants will have opportunities beyond the classroom to share ideas and help each other build common understandings of best practices in assessment for the Arabic language classroom. Participants will visit the Arabic Language Village to observe and participate in the language and culture immersion program. They will meet with the leadership of the village to share their observations and discuss best practices in teaching and learning the Arabic language and culture. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be award four graduate credits.

218-299-4544 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers

Russian • June 27, 2010 July 10, 2010Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. A residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Russian, the participants will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching Russian through participation in language learning groups and activities at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village of Concordia Language Villages. Active participation in the Russian Language Village program will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action at Lesnoe Ozero will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The use of music to teach Russian will be highlighted in the program with discussions facilitated by guest presenter, Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson. Because of the building configuration of the Russian Language Village, participants will be able to live on-site for this experience, participating in the daily schedule as observers and co-leaders of activities as appropriate. They will also have their own classes to discuss professional readings, share observations, and prepare materials for use at Russian Language Village and in their classrooms.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Assessing performance in the STARTALK Chinese Classroom

Chinese • July 6, 2010 July 16, 2010Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

This STARTALK course focuses on best practices in classroom assessment for both novice and experienced teachers of Chinese, K-16. The course provides an opportunity to share instructional goals across various levels and how they are assessed. Participants will explore the principles of standards-based assessment and the challenges of evaluation. Participants will examine various tools for formative and summative assessments to determine their appropriate use in helping document student learning progress. The course begins with an explanation of standards-based assessment with examples from classrooms and from Sen Lin Hu, the Chinese Language Village. Discussions will address performance based, alternative, and portfolio assessment. Included in portfolio assessment is the use of the Concordia Language Visa (CLVisa) which is a villager self-assessment tool of language proficiency and cultural understandings; it is based on the LinguaFolio. During the course, a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview familiarization workshop sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will give participants a common understanding of the various levels of oral proficiency. With this background information, participants will design formative and summative assessments for use in their classrooms.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

STARTALK Arabic Teachers Grades K-16 Designing Pathways to Proficiency

Arabic • July 25, 2010 August 4, 2010Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

This seminar is designed to address the need for collaboration to create a unified vision of curriculum and instruction goals that can serve as a resource for all classrooms where Arabic is taught across the United States. Teachers of Arabic, grades K-16, especially those who have participated in past STARTALK programs at Concordia Language Villages, are invited to join this seminar. Teachers will work collaboratively to create a guide to curriculum planning and instruction in the K-12 Arabic classroom, with special attention given to the needs of heritage learners. The seminar will benefit from its location near the Arabic Language Village to provide teacher participants with the opportunity to observe instruction and to informally visit with villagers to learn more about their language learning experiences. The final product for the seminar will be a guide to planning curriculum for the Arabic language classroom, outlining a sequence of instruction for a well-articulated K-12 program in Arabic. The seminar will be led by Dr. Salah Ayari, Director of the Arabic and Asian Language Office at Texas A & M University. Dr. Shereen Tabrizi, Director of the Dearborn, Michigan, FLAP program in Arabic, will be a guest presenter during the seminar.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers

Russian • June 23, 2011July 9, 2011Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

This four-credit graduate course in Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers, grades K – 16, is a sixteen-day residential program located at the Russian Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota. In order to facilitate integration of the STARTALK teachers into the Village program, the program is limited to eight participants. Over the sixteen days, there will be 150 hours of instruction as the teachers participate in all aspects of the language and culture immersion program at Lesnoe Ozero from morning exercises and flag raising to the daily evening campfire and cabin council. Through this program, STARTALK teachers will learn and practice: a. strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b. formative and summative standards-based assessments of villagers’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c. content-based teaching strategies; d. incorporating music into the teaching of the Russian language and culture. Each day the Startalk participants will meet to debrief their experiences and discuss second language and immersion teaching strategies for diverse learners, including heritage language learners.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Arabic Teachers

Arabic • July 17, 2011July 30, 2011Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

This four-credit graduate course in Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for Startalk Arabic Teachers, grades K – 16, is a fourteen-day residential program located at Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, Minnesota. The program is limited to ten participants. Over the fourteen days, there will be 120 hours of instruction as the teachers participate in workshops, discussions, teaching demonstrations, lesson planning followed by implementation of their learning at Al-WaHa. Through this program, Startalk teachers will learn and practice: a. strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b. formative and summative standards-based assessments of villagers’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c. content-based teaching strategies; d. integrating culture into the teaching of the Arabic language. During the first week the Startalk participants will participate with Al-WaHa staff members in workshops and model teaching sessions using strategies advocated by Concordia Language Villages. During the second week, the Startalk participants along with the Al-WaHa staff members will implement what they have learned throughout the daily schedule at Al-WaHa. Each day they will meet to debrief their experiences and discuss second language and immersion teaching strategies to meet the needs of the diverse learners at Al-WaHa, including heritage language learners.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Portuguese Teachers

Portuguese • July 17, 2011July 30, 2011Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

This four-credit graduate course in Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Portuguese Teachers, grades K – 16, is a fourteen-day residential program located at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, and at the Portuguese Language Village, in Callaway, Minnesota. The program is limited to eight participants. Over the fourteen days, there will be 120 hours of instruction as the teachers participate in workshops, discussions, teaching demonstrations, lesson planning followed by implementation of their learning at Mar e Floresta. Startalk teachers will learn and practice: a. strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b. formative and summative standards-based assessments of villagers’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c. content-based teaching strategies; d. integrating culture into the teaching of the Portuguese language. At Mar e Floresta the STARTALK teachers will implement what they have learned. Each day they will meet to debrief their experiences and discuss second language and immersion teaching strategies to meet the needs of the diverse learners at Mar e Floresta. Participants will develop a standards-based performance assessment unit based on their teaching and learning experiences at Mar e Floresta.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (student)

Portuguese STARTALK Student Program: Living the Language and Culture at Concordia Portuguese Language Village

Portuguese • July 18, 2011August 13, 2011Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Callaway, MN

Full and partial scholarships to summer two-week and summer four-week, credit-bearing programs are available to elementary, middle school and high school students in selected Bemidji, MN schools. Each scholarship includes two follow-up weekend programs in the fall and early winter. Students are residents in a “Portuguese Village,” living Portuguese language and Lusophone culture through daily life in this residential camp program, while increasing their language and cultural proficiency, as well as their global citizenship skills. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Portuguese is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities, and students build skills in a variety of communicative tasks, such as asking and answering questions, describing, expressing opinions, and telling stories. They function in Portuguese language contexts such as stores, social settings, and homes. We will welcome STARTALK participants from partner elementary, middle, and high schools; they will join many others. Programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community.

218-586-8727 • phillipp@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Chinese Teachers

Chinese • July 31, 2011August 13, 2011Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

This four-credit graduate course in Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Chinese Teachers, grades K – 16, is a fourteen-day residential program located at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, and at Sen Lin Hu, the Chinese Language Village, in its new location in Callaway, Minnesota. The program is limited to ten participants. Over the fourteen days, there will be 120 hours of instruction as the teachers participate in workshops, discussions, teaching demonstrations, lesson planning followed by implementation of their learning at Sen Lin Hu. Through this program, STARTALK teachers will learn and practice: a. strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b. formative and summative standards-based assessments of villagers’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c. content-based teaching strategies; d. integrating culture into the teaching of the Chinese language. After completing introductory class discussions,participants will travel to Sen Lin Hu to implement what they have learned. Each day they will meet to debrief their experiences and discuss second language and immersion teaching strategies. Upon their return from Sen Lin Hu, the participants will have time to synthesize their learning, with a focus on bringing Sen Lin Hu teaching strategies to the classroom.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers

Russian • June 21, 2012July 7, 2012Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. A residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Russian, the participants will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching Russian through participation in language learning groups and activities at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village of Concordia Language Villages. Active participation in the Russian Language Village program will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action at Lesnoe Ozero will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The use of music to teach Russian will be highlighted in the program with discussions facilitated by guest presenter, Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Director of Russian Studies and Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Lara Ravitch, Dean of the Russian Language Village, will serve as an instructor, specializing in content-based instruction. Donna Clementi, longtime staff member at Concordia Language Villages, will be the lead instructor. Four graduate credits will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Arabic Teachers

Arabic • July 1, 2012July 14, 2012Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Arabic, Active participation in Concordia Language Villages programs will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The seminar will be led by Donna Clementi, longtime staff member of Concordia Language Villages and Fatima Maghdaoui. Fatima Maghdaoui received her BA degree in Arabic language and literature from Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco, in 1993, and her Master of Education in World Language Instruction from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in 2010. She taught in Morocco for 10 years. She taught Arabic language in a private K-12 school for 6 years, and is currently teaching Arabic language in a K-8 school. She organized, designed and taught an immersion Arabic program for summer campers in MN. Four graduate credits will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese Teachers

Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese • June 16, 2013June 29, 2013Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Arabic, Chinese, or Portuguese. Active participation in Concordia Language Villages programs will be accompanied by discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The course will be led and coordinated by Brandon Locke, dean of teacher training programs. Three other language-specific instructors will collaborate throughout the course as well as provide language-specific expertise and guidance. Fatima Maghdaoui will be the Arabic instructor, Cathy Smith will be the Chinese instructor and Simone DaSilva will be the Portuguese instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor with a focus on instructional unit design via the Standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program will be housed at Bemidji State University with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Four graduate credits will be awarded for successful completion of the course. Participants also receive room and board on the BSU campus.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers

Russian • June 20, 2013July 6, 2013Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this 4-credit graduate course. A residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Russian, participants will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching Russian through participation in language learning groups and activities at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village. Active participation in the Russian Village program will be accompanied by discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action at Lesnoe Ozero will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The use of music to teach Russian will be highlighted in the program with discussions facilitated by guest presenter, Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson. Participants will be able to live on-site for this experience, participating in the daily schedule as observers and co-leaders of activities as appropriate. They will also have their own classes to discuss professional readings, share observations, and prepare materials for use at Lesnoe Ozero and in their classrooms. Lara Ravitch, Dean of the Lesnoe Ozero, will serve as the lead instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will be a guest instructor. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher training programs, will also be an instructor.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Arabic, Portuguese and Russian Teachers

Arabic, Portuguese, Russian • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2014July 5, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Arabic, Portuguese, or Russian. Active participation in Concordia Language Villages programs will be accompanied by discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Three other language-specific instructors will collaborate throughout the course as well as provide language-specific expertise and guidance. Dr. Nabila Hammami will be the Arabic instructor; Simone DaSilva will be the Portuguese instructor; and Dr. Leyla Masmaliyeva will be the Russian instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $250.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/adult-programs/educator-programs/startalk-teacher-programs

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages at Concordia Language Villages

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 1, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of critical languages. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Jing Zhao, a Chinese immersion teacher, serves as co-instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $350.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Fargo Public Schools (student)

Fargo-Moorhead Area STARTALK Chinese Program

Chinese • August 5, 2013August 16, 2013
  • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, MN

This two-week Chinese language and culture immersion program will allow participants in grades 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice proficiency level in Chinese. During the six-hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing the traditional Chinese practices of T’ai Chi, calligraphy, music and ink painting. The theme "The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac" will provide ample opportunities for communication about identity, habitat, and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world folklore, traditions, music and movement; connecting to environmental concerns of endangered species; comparing Chinese and American holiday traditions; and engaging in communities on a field trip to Sen Lin Hu, the Concordia Languages Chinese Village and conducting on-line research into the Chinese-speaking world. Curricular goals will be developed according to ACTFL National Standards and Proficiency Guidelines. The Trollwood Performing Arts School is a beautiful center on the outskirts of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area that will provide ample opportunity for activities to be held outdoors as well as indoors.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://fargo.k12.nd.us

Fargo Public Schools (student)

Fargo-Moorhead STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students

Chinese
  • August 4, 2014August 22, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Trollwood Performing Arts, Fargo, ND
  • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, MN

This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, Chinese cooking and ink painting. The theme "The legend of Mulan and other Chinese legends" will provide ample opportunities for communication about family and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese folklore, traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history; comparing Chinese and American autumn holiday traditions; and engaging in communities on field trips, one to Sen Lin Hu, the Concordia Languages Chinese Village and the other to International Day at Concordia Language Villages as well as conducting on-line research into the legends and heroes of China.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/ChineseSummerProgram

Fargo Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students in Fargo

Chinese
  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Trollwood School for the Performing Arts, Moorhead, MN

This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, Chinese cooking and ink painting. The theme "Journey to the West - The Monkey King" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese folklore, traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Sen Lin Hu, Concordia Language Villages Chinese Program will provide a rich exchange of activities like archery, dragon boating, dance, calligraphy and interpersonal communication.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://www.fargo.k12.nd.us

Regent's of the University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching Chinese Culture and Language Authentically

Chinese • June 17, 2013June 28, 2013Residential Program
  • UMN Confucius Institute, Minneapolis, MN

The STARTALK Teaching Chinese Culture and Language Authentically (TECCLA) at the University of Minnesota is a two-week residential program aligned with national teacher preparation standards for current and prospective K-12 Mandarin Chinese Teachers. In this exciting two-week program Chinese teachers will learn the best methods to integrate culture and language instruction to achieve cultural learning in the classroom, put these methods into practice in a classroom environment, and create authentic teaching materials that will be shared and used in their own classroom setting. The program will improve participants' ability to rethink their curriculum and instructional methods with an eye toward enhancing their students’ language proficiency levels while at the same time integrating elements of culture learning. In week two, participants will develop authentic teaching materials for their own classroom and to be shared with others. TECCLA is a collaboration of University of Minnesota's Confucius Institute and CARLA. Faculty and staff at each institution bring a wide range of program experience and second language instructional expertise to this collaborative effort.

612-625-5080 • zhang429@umn.eduhttp://confucius.umn.edu/teachers/pd/star_talk/tccla
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