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Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) (student)

STARTALK, FINISHfirst: Bridging Language, Growth, and Achievement

Seattle, WA • Arabic, Persian, Urdu • July 13, 2009 July 24, 2009

Associates in Cultural Exchange, through a grant from STARTALK, is offering two-week Arabic, Persian, and Urdu summer language camps at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle for students ages 10-14. Classes start on July 13 and end July 24 and meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All three camps are being offered free of charge with fresh lunches included. All teachers are native speakers trained in the Natural Approach and Total Physical Response methods. Students are immersed in their new language and culture through storytelling, reading, writing, arts, crafts, plays, field trips, and multicultural events.

206-217-9644 Ext. 201 • makaj@cultural.orghttp://cultural.org/wlp/camp.php

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University STARTALK Program

Spokane, WA • Chinese • June 29, 2009 August 7, 2009

Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world today. Knowledge of Chinese will be a significant advantage in the future, especially in the Pacific Northwest, due to its location on the Pacific Rim. However, opportunities to study the Chinese language are lacking for high school students in the Eastern Washington area. The Gonzaga University STARTALK Program addresses this need by providing beginning-level Chinese instruction to high school juniors and seniors in our region. This six-week program includes three hours of formal instruction in Chinese language and culture, four days per week. During the lunch hour, instruction in language continues through informal conversation with the instructor and native-speaker conversation leaders. The program lasts from 10:00 to 2:00, Monday through Thursday. Due to federal funding obtained to help support the program, the cost for the six-week session is only $370, which covers tuition, books, lab fees, and lunches. The program is limited to a maximum of twenty students and, therefore, has a competitive application process. Inquiries can be addressed to the program director, Benjamin M. Semple (semple@calvin.gonzaga.edu; 509 313-6721) or to the administrative point of contact, Lisa Meyer (meyerl@gonzaga.edu; 509 313-6783). To apply, go to http://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk.

509 313-6783 • meyerl@gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Program

Chinese • June 28, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University Startalk Program consists of a five-week intensive Chinese language course for beginners. The program is aimed at high school students from grades 9-12; we will also accept applications from students who have just graduated from high school. Students will have 16 face-to-face instructional hours per week, and an additional two hours per week through a distance-learning format. Classes will take place on the Gonzaga campus Monday through Thursday, from 10:00-2:00. In addition to the Chinese language component, the course will also include several hands-on workshops conducted by Chinese natives on topics such as dance, watercolor and calligraphy. Lunch is included in the program cost. Students who successfully complete the course will receive four college (semester) credits in Chinese language (some eligibility criteria must be met for students who wish to earn college credit). Application materials are available on the program website: www.gonzaga.edu/startalk. Inquiries can be addressed to the program director, Ben Semple, at the e-mail address provided below. Thanks to Startalk funding, we are able to offer this five-week course at a cost of only $205.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University-Startalk Chinese Program

Chinese • June 27, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program consists of a five-week intensive course in Chinese language and culture. The program is designed for high school students who are beginners in Chinese language; we will also accept applications from "rising college freshmen" (students who will have just graduated from high school in spring 2011). Students will have 16 face-to-face instructional hours per week, and an additional two hours per week through a distance-learning format. Classes will take place on the Gonzaga campus Monday through Thursday, from 10:00-2:00. In addition to the Chinese language component, the course will also include several workshops conducted by Chinese natives on topics such as dance, watercolor and calligraphy. Lunch is included in the program cost. Students who meet the eligibility requirements, and who successfully complete the course will receive four college (semester) credits in Chinese language. Application materials are available on the program website: www.gonzaga.edu/startalk. Inquiries can be addressed to the program director, Ben Semple, at the e-mail address provided below. Thanks to Startalk funding, we are able to offer this five-week course at a cost of only $215.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

Chinese • June 25, 2012July 26, 2012
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

The Gonzaga University-Startalk Chinese Program will offer two sessions in summer 2012. There will be a two week intensive session in language and culture for students from grades 1-6. This session will run 9:00am - 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, from June 25 to July 6 (no class on July 4). There will also be a four week intensive session in language and culture for students from grades 7-12. This session will meet Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., starting on July 2 and ending on July 26 (there is no class on July 4, but the class does meet on Friday, July 6). Lunches are provided at no cost. Both sessions are intended for non-native speakers who are beginners to Chinese language. There is no fee for the two-week session for grades 1-6 ; the tuition for the four-week session for grades 7-12 is $220 (scholarships are available). The program is non-residential and cannot make any provisions for student housing. Both programs provide cultural activities (dancing, singing, arts and crafts, Tai Chi, cultural demonstrations) in addition to instruction in language.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

Chinese • June 24, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program consists of three sessions organized according to student grade level: elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). All sessions are language-intensive and also incorporate cultural activities such as dance, singing, and crafts. The program is intended for complete beginners or students at the novice level (small amount of prior study of Chinese). The elementary school sessions runs two weeks from June 24-July 5, meeting every weekday except July 4 from 9:00-2:00. The middle school and high school sessions run for four weeks, from July 1-July 25 (no class on July 4), and meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The elementary school session is free of charge. The middle school and high school sessions are free of charge, unless students wish to earn continuing education or college credit, in which case the tuition is $50 (for cont. ed. credit) or $227 (for college credit). Scholarships are available. There are grade-level and GPA requirements for college credit: please visit our program website for information about college credit eligibility.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

Chinese
  • June 23, 2014July 11, 2014: Elementary School Session (face-to-face)
  • June 30, 2014July 24, 2014: High School and Middle School Session (face-to-face)
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program consists of three sessions organized according to student grade level: elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). All sessions are language-intensive and also incorporate cultural activities such as dance, singing, and crafts. The program is intended for complete beginners or students at the novice level (small amount of prior study of Chinese). The elementary school session runs three weeks from June 23-July 11, meeting every weekday except July 4 from 9:00-12:00. The middle school and high school sessions run for four weeks, from June 30-July 24, and meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. All classes are free of charge. Students in the high school class can earn college credit; there are grade-level and GPA requirements for college credit: please visit our program website for information about college credit eligibility.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Colleges-and-Schools/College-of-Arts-and-Sciences/Majors-Programs/Modern-Languages/Startalk/

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Elementary school session (face-to-face)
  • June 29, 2015July 23, 2015: Middle & High school sessions (face-to-face)
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program consists of three sessions organized according to student grade level: elementary school (2-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). All sessions are language-intensive and also incorporate cultural activities such as dance, singing, and crafts. The program is intended for complete beginners or students at the novice level (small amount of prior study of Chinese). The elementary school session runs three weeks from June 23-July 10, meeting Monday-Friday from 9:00-12:00. The middle school and high school sessions run for four weeks, from June 29-July 23, and meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All classes are free of charge. Students in the high school class can earn college credit; there are grade-level and GPA requirements for college credit: please visit our program website for information about college credit eligibility.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! Chinese Student Program

Seattle, WA • Chinese • August 3, 2009 August 21, 2009

The 2009 OWN! Chinese Summer Language Camp will take place August 3-21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th-12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. Students from outside the area are welcome to apply and attend if they are able to arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the program. The summer camp is free for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. The OWN! Summer Language Camp will include two levels of Mandarin Chinese instruction (Level 1 for students with little or no knowledge of the language and Level 2 for students who have studied the language for at least one year). During the camp, students will learn and develop their writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills while also gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. Classes and activities will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural simulations, music, presentations from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

2010 STARTALK Arabic for OneWorld Now!

Arabic • July 26, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2010 STARTALK Arabic for OneWorld Now! is July 26 to August 13, 2010, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp will include two levels of Modern Standard Arabic. The camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arab-speaking world. Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

206-223-7703 • slc@oneworldnow.orghttp://www.oneworldnow.org/summercamps.htm

OneWorld Now! (student)

2010 STARTALK Chinese for OneWorld Now!

Chinese • July 26, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2010 STARTALK Chinese for OneWorld Now! is July 26 to August 13, 2010, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp includes two levels of Mandarin Chinese instruction. The camp will focus on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will also introduce students to the practices and perspectives of Chinese culture. Classes and activities during the summer program will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

206-223-7703 • slc@oneworldnow.orghttp://www.oneworldnow.org/summercamps.htm

OneWorld Now! (student)

STARTALK Chinese for OneWorld Now!

Chinese • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2011 STARTALK Chinese for OneWorld Now! is July 11 to July 29, 2011, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp includes two levels of Mandarin Chinese instruction. The camp will focus on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will also introduce students to the practices and perspectives of Chinese culture. Classes and activities during the summer program will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

STARTALK Arabic for OneWorld Now!

Arabic • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2011 STARTALK Arabic for OneWorld Now! is July 11 to July 29, 2011, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp will include two levels of Modern Standard Arabic. The camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arab-speaking world. Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! / STARTALK Arabic Language and Leadership Camp

Arabic • July 2, 2012July 20, 2012
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2012 STARTALK Arabic for OneWorld Now! is July 2 to July 20, 2012, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp will include two levels of Modern Standard Arabic. The camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arab-speaking world. Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! / STARTALK Chinese Language and Leadership Camp

Chinese • July 2, 2012July 20, 2012
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2012 STARTALK Chinese for OneWorld Now! is July 2 to July 20, 2012, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp includes two levels of Mandarin Chinese instruction. The camp will focus on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will also introduce students to the practices and perspectives of Chinese culture. Classes and activities during the summer program will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! STARTALK Chinese Summer Language and Leadership Camp

Chinese • June 24, 2013July 12, 2013
  • OneWorld Now! Startalk Summer Camp@SPU, Seattle, WA

2013 STARTALK Chinese for OneWorld Now! is June 24 to July 12, 2013, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle Pacific University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp includes two levels of Mandarin Chinese instruction. The camp will focus on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will also introduce students to the practices and perspectives of Chinese culture. Classes and activities during the summer program will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! STARTALK Arabic Language and Leadership Camp

Arabic • June 24, 2013July 12, 2013
  • OneWorld Now! Startalk Summer Camp@SPU, Seattle, WA

2013 STARTALK Arabic for OneWorld Now! is June 24 to July 12, 2013, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only), at Seattle Pacific University. The program is open to incoming 9th–12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. High school students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply and attend, if they can arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the camp. The summer camp is FREE for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. Camp will include two levels of Modern Standard Arabic. The camp focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, Level 1 students will learn basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Level 2 students will build on and apply their language skills and cultural knowledge in realistic simulations. The camp will introduce students to practices and perspectives of the Arab-speaking world. Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural games, music, lessons from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now!-STARTALK Summer Language Camp

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 21, 2014August 8, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Impact HUB Seattle, Seattle, WA

The 8th annual OneWorld Now! Summer Language Camp will be held July 21 to August 8 at Impact Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square. This program is for high school students only and is intended for students with no prior experience in the target language. Participants may choose between Modern Standard Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. In this language immersion day camp, participants will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. From day one, classes will be taught with little to no English. In addition to learning to read and write in 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. The program will also include music and dance performances, art workshops, and field trips, as well as leadership development workshops. Students will display their new language skills in a culminating Final Showcase at the end of the camp. This program can accommodate up to 18 students in each language. Students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply. However, students coming from outside Seattle are responsible for all costs associated with traveling to Seattle to attend the camp.

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

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! STARTALK Summer Language Camp

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Impact Hub Seattle, Seattle, WA

The 9th annual OneWorld Now! STARTALK Summer Language Camp will be held June 22 to July 10 at Impact Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square. This program is for high school students only (including rising freshmen and newly graduated seniors) and is intended for students with no prior experience in the target language. Participants may choose between Modern Standard Arabic and Mandarin Chinese and will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (including Independence Day). From day one, classes will be taught with little to no English. In addition to learning to read and write in 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. The program will also include cultural performances, art workshops, and field trips, as well as workshops designed to develop skills for 21st-century global leadership. Students will display their new language skills for parents and community members in a culminating Final Showcase. This program can accommodate up to 18 students in each language. Students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for all costs associated with traveling to and staying in Seattle.

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

OneWorld Now! TIDES Center (student)

OneWorld Now! Arabic Student Program

Seattle, WA • Arabic • August 3, 2009 August 21, 2009

The 2009 OWN! Arabic Summer Language Camp will take place August 3-21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (weekdays only), at Seattle University. The program is open to incoming 9th-12th grade students in the Seattle area, with a focus on serving minority and low-income applicants. Students from outside the area are welcome to apply and attend if they are able to arrange their own housing, transportation, and meals outside of the program. The summer camp is free for accepted students, thanks to STARTALK scholarships. The OWN! Summer Language Camp will include two levels of Modern Standard Arabic instruction (Level 1 for students with little or no knowledge of the language and Level 2 for students who have studied the language for at least one year). During the camp, students will learn and develop their writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills while also gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Arabic-speaking world. Classes and activities will emphasize student-centered learning. Language will be reinforced through skits, role playing activities, cultural simulations, music, presentations from guest speakers, and technology. The last day of the camp will feature student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family, and community members.

206 223-7703 • ownslcinfo@gmail.comhttp://www.oneworldnow.org

Seatte Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk 4

Chinese, Hindi • July 12, 2010 July 27, 2010
  • John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Seattle, WA

SPS Startalk 4 will start a new cohort of 10 Chinese teacher candidates on the Washington state alternate route pathway towards teacher certification. This cohort, Cohort 4, will take EDUC 424 Inquiry into Learning I: Diverse Learners (4 cr.) and EDUC 490 Acquisition and Development of Language (2 cr.) in fulfillment of the first 6 credits out of the total required 18. Cohort 3, which started during SPS Startalk 3 last summer, will take the 2nd semester of coursework towards K-12 world language certification: EDUC 450 Inquiry into Teaching and Learning (4 cr.) and EDUC 425 Inquiry into Learning II: Diverse Learners (2 cr.). Cohort 3 will then continue on to the final semester (either fall or spring) during the academic year, on state conditional loans or self-pay their tuition. Nine are speakers of Chinese and one is a speaker of Hindi. Since the inception of Seattle Public Schools Startalk, nine speakers of Chinese have received their Washington state teaching credentials.

206-252-6211 • belau@seattleschools.org

Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle STARTALK 3

Seattle, WA • Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • July 13, 2009 July 31, 2009

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) STARTALK is a nonresidential teacher certification program for fluent speakers of Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi. The district has contracted with a local university to offer coursework leading to a Washington State residency teaching certificate with an endorsement in K-12 world languages. This program, an alternative route to certification, takes two summers of coursework plus one semester of full-time student teaching. To obtain the K-8 elementary endorsement, additional coursework is required. STARTALK funding covers tuition for the classes for two summers. Participants pay for texts and some materials. State conditional loans are available for the student teaching semester or for the third summer of study for the K-8 endorsement. Prospective candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree and must have taken state-required tests: WEST B, a basic skills test of reading, English, and math; OPI, the oral proficiency interview that tests competency in Arabic, Chinese, or Hindi; and if seeking the K-8 endorsement, WEST E, the K-8 subject competency tests. For more information, contact Betty Lau at belau@seattleschools.org, or visit the SPS Web site at www.seattleschools.org/area/internationaled/resources.xml.

206-252-6211 • belau@seattleschools.orghttp://www.seattleschools.org/area/internationaled/resources.xml

Seattle Public Schools (student)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk Program with Students

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • June 28, 2011July 8, 2011
  • Aki Kurose Middle School Academy, Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk 5 offers Chinese, Beginning Arabic and Beginning Hindi summer language camps for elementary school students, grades 3-5 June 28-July 8 with July 4 off. Chinese literacy camp, co-sponsored by an LEA-IHE FLAP grant, is co-locating with Arabic and Hindi camps. Teaching staff from all three language camps are Startalk teacher candidates. The Arabic and Hindi camps are designed for beginning speakers of the languages, while the emphasis of Chinese camp is literacy. Students in literacy camp will learn principles of Chinese writing and create a book by the end of camp. In Arabic camp, students will be introduced to modern standard Arabic and progress through thematic units designed for young, beginning Arabic learners. Hindi camp also focuses on the beginning level for youngsters: greetings, numbers, colors, songs, arts and crafts.

206-252-6211 • belau@seattleschools.org

Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk 5 Teacher Certification Program

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Schools, in conjunction with Pacific Lutheran University, offers coursework leading to Washington state teacher certification using a cohort model July 11-July 29. Cohort 4 (10 people continuing from Summer 2010) will take the next 6 credits required for their teaching certificates. The courses are: EDUC 425 Inquiry into Learning II: Diverse Learners (4 credits) and EDUC 450 Inquiry into Teaching and Learning (2 credits). The new Cohort 5 (12 people) will take the first 6 credits of the alternate route program. The courses are EDUC 424 Inquiry into Learning I: Diverse Learners (4 credits) and EDUC 490 Acquisition and Development of Language (2 credits). Also, 6 people will take the first 2 of 10 credits needed for the elementary endorsement (EDUC 497 Special Projects: Methods and Strategies for Art, Music, Health and Fitness). Another 4 credits will be offered in the fall. Funding for six credits of the elementary endorsement courses is provided through a FLAP LEA-IHE grant. All cohort members will have mini teaching experiences, either in a language camp prior to the start of coursework, or in local heritage programs.

206-252-6211 • belau@seattleschools.org

Seattle Public Schools (student)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk 6 Language Camp

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • July 2, 2012July 13, 2012
  • Aki Kurose Middle School Academy, Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Schools language camp features Chinese and Arabic for K-6th graders at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy. Camp dates are July 2-13. Under another grant, Chinese teachers will have taken a K-8 foreign language methodology course earlier in the spring. Students begin their day at 8:30 a.m. and engage in camp activities until 12:30 p.m. Student in Chinese will be divided into learning pods by proficiency, as pre-determined by the teaching staff. The camp theme will be "A Favorite Animal". Priority will be given to students in Chinese project schools: Beacon Hill International School, Muir Elementary, Mercer Middle School, and Aki Kurose MIddle SChool Academy. Arabic camp's theme is "Around the Arabic World." In both camps, students will be immersed in the target languages using thematic and standards based instruction.

206-252-6211 • belau@seattleschools.orghttp://www.seattleschools.org
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