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Belanno (student)

The Next World Ambassadors

Appleton, WI • Hindi • August 3, 2009 August 14, 2009Residential Session
Appleton, WI • Hindi • August 3, 2009 August 14, 2009Residential Session
Appleton, WI • Hindi • August 3, 2009 August 14, 2009Residential Session

The Fox Cities’ premiere private language school, Belanno, will offer a Hindi summer language camp in downtown Appleton from August 3-14. The two-week adventure will take children ages five through ten on a tour of Indian language and culture. Students will be immersed in a fun, learning-by-doing environment where they will explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of India. Belanno’s two native Hindi instructors will teach the language through games, art, dance, music, and other entertaining activities. Students will try out various Indian dance forms (including garba and bhangra), sing Indian folk songs and play the tabla (Indian drums) and sitar, learn yoga and its place in Indian history, and sample culinary delights from Sai Ram, Appleton’s popular Indian restaurant. Whether it’s crafting a model of India out of ice cream, making a timeline of India’s history, or leaning how to play cricket, this summer language camp is geared to not only teach language and culture but also develop teamwork and a sense of global citizenship among children.

920-843-2214 • cmoubarak@belanno.comhttp://www.belanno.com

Belanno (student)

Star Talk : We are World Ambassadors

Hindi, Swahili • August 2, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Boys and Girls Brigade, Neenah, WI

Your Children Are The Next World Ambassadors. Imagine if everyone in the world could truly understand each other well enough to communicate with one another; to appreciate each other’s differences as much as the things all of us have in common. Imagining a world like this is exactly what Belanno is all about. Our mission is to provide high-quality language and cultural programs for children. We wish to help children grow within different cultures, to increase mutual respect with diverse cultures, and to encourage children to become citizens of the world. From August 2-13, 2010, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, we welcome children ages kindergarten through grade 5 to explore the language and culture of Kenya and India. Students may pick one language/culture to focus on for two weeks - Hindi or Swahili. With qualified teachers who are native speakers, your children will experience firsthand the language and culture of a completely different country. Classes will be in downtown Neenah at the Boys and Girls' Brigade. All children are welcome regardless of their level of experience with the language. Students will be put into classes according to age and ability.

920-843-2214 • cmoubarak@new.rr.comhttp://www.belanno.com

Beloit College - Center for Language Studies (student)

Summer Intensive Arabic or Chinese Language Study at Beloit

Beloit, WI • Arabic • June 13, 2009 August 7, 2009Residential Session
Beloit, WI • Chinese • June 13, 2009 August 7, 2009Residential Session

If you are serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation's finest summer intensive language programs, the Center for Language Studies at Beloit College. Our STARTALK scholarships offer domestic undergraduates from diverse backgrounds and talented high school students a great opportunity to study Arabic or Chinese this summer. With classes in the newest building on campus, the Center for the Sciences, our residential program features superb instructors, 26 hours per week of classroom study, and a variety of cultural activities. Past events include international dinners, demonstrations by the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company, and an excursion to the Chicago Arabesque. This summer, our program will also make use of two of Beloit College’s most distinctive strengths--the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art. A museum specialist will facilitate the use of artifacts from the museums in class. During our eight-week program (June 13 – August 7), these competitive scholarships cover the cost of tuition ($6,366), with scholarship recipients responsible for the cost of housing and meals ($1,795). All participants must be 17 years of age or older by the beginning of the program and must live on campus.

608-363-2277 • cls@beloit.eduhttp://www.summerlanguages.com

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

Swahili Teacher Development Institute

Madison, WI • Swahili • July 13, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

This Program is a hands on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. Participants will have hands-on training in the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instruction, backward curriculum design model and communicative approach. During the first week of the program, participants will be introduced to the main theoretical and pedagogical concepts of teaching Swahili as a foreign language through a combination of lectures, seminars, hands-on workshops, and micro-lesson presentations to get a clear understanding of the basic concepts of teaching Swahili as a foreign language. The second week will involve practicum. During this period, participants will work closely with coaching Master Teachers that they will observe. They will also reflect on the practices of the master teachers, and discuss issues that arise from the activities of the master teachers. Participants will also be given time to teach and receive feedback on their teaching activities. Participants who complete the program will be awarded a generous stipend of $1,000 to cover travel expenses. Accommodation will also be provided for participants who live outside of Madison. NCOLCTL will issue a certificate of completion to all the participants that complete the program.

608-265-7903 • ayschlei@wisc.eduhttp://www.Councilnet.org

National Council Of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program

Swahili • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Madison Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program is a three-week hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. The program will be organized at UW-Madison. There are two parts to this program. The first week of the program is a non-residential distance learning session where individual participant will use the UW-Madison LI and NCOLCTL Online Teaching Methods Course. The second part of the program is a two-week residential program in Madison. During the first part of the program, participants will study theoretical aspects of teaching African languages and LCTLs in general. The participants are required to complete especially the fourth module of the online course before they arrive in Madison. The program will provide the participants hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instructions, backward curriculum design model and the communicative approach. Participants will be given ample opportunities to practice teaching Swahili, with guidance from master teachers during the course of the program. Where applicable, the program will consider instructors who have been teaching Swahili for a long time but have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of professional development programs. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of completion.

608-265-7905 • ncolct@mailplus.wisc.eduhttp://www.ncolctl.org/startalk

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop

Swahili • July 9, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Madison, WI, Madison, WI

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program is a three-week hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. The program will be organized at UW-Madison. There are two parts to this program. The first week of the program is a non-residential distance learning session where individual participant will use the UW-Madison LI and NCOLCTL Online Teaching Methods Course. The second part of the program is a two-week residential program in Madison. During the first part of the program, participants will study theoretical aspects of teaching African languages and LCTLs in general. The participants are required to complete especially the fourth module of the online course before they arrive in Madison. The program will provide the participants hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instructions, backward curriculum design model and the communicative approach. Participants will be given ample opportunities to practice teaching Swahili, with guidance from master teachers during the course of the program. Where applicable, the program will consider instructors who have been teaching Swahili for a long time but have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of professional development programs. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of completion.

608-276-7941 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://startalk.ncolctl.org

National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program

Swahili • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • NCOLCTL - UW-Madison, Madison, WI

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Program is a three-week hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of Swahili at the post-secondary level. The program will be organized at UW-Madison. There are two parts to this program. The first week of the program is a non-residential distance learning session where individual participant will use the UW-Madison LI and NCOLCTL Online Teaching Methods Course. The second part of the program is a two-week residential program in Madison. During the first part of the program, participants will study theoretical aspects of teaching African languages and LCTLs in general. The participants are required to complete especially the fourth module of the online course before they arrive in Madison. The program will provide the participants hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum and instructions, backward curriculum design model and the communicative approach. Participants will be given ample opportunities to practice teaching Swahili, with guidance from master teachers during the course of the program. Where applicable, the program will consider instructors who have been teaching Swahili for a long time but have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of professional development programs. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of completion.

608-265-7905 • ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.eduhttp://www.ncolctl.org/startalk

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (student)

STARTALK: Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 23, 2014August 1, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian language and culture. Central to the PSI mission is the goal of drawing a new, diverse population (in terms of ethnicity, race, and socio-economic status) to the field of Russian studies. Piloted in 2012, the PSI program offers intensive classroom instruction and a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. Upon completion of the program students return to their high schools to continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students. Most of our participants will be first-generation college students, and the PSI program endeavors to prepare these young people for life on a major university campus with the longer-term goal of helping them make a successful transition from high school to college and providing them with a strong foundation for their college career. Once PSI alumni enter college, it is anticipated that they will place into a higher level of Russian in their freshmen year and will be strong candidates for intensive programs such as the Russian Flagship at UW-Madison.

608-262-3498 • dmbethea@wisc.eduhttp://pushkin.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin, Madison (student)

STARTALK: Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UW-Madison, Madison, WI

The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian language and culture. Central to the PSI mission is the goal of drawing a new, diverse population (in terms of ethnicity, race, and socio-economic status) to the field of Russian studies. Piloted in 2012, the PSI program offers intensive classroom instruction and a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. Upon completion of the program students return to their high schools to continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students. Most of our participants will be first-generation college students, and the PSI program endeavors to prepare these young people for life on a major university campus with the longer-term goal of helping them make a successful transition from high school to college and providing them with a strong foundation for their college career. Once PSI alumni enter college, it is anticipated that they will place into a higher level of Russian in their freshmen year and will be strong candidates for intensive programs such as the Russian Flagship at UW-Madison.

608-262-3498 • dmbethea@wisc.eduhttp://pushkin.wisc.edu

Verona Area International School (teacher)

Startalk K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute

Chinese • July 16, 2012August 3, 2012
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK Build Your Dragon Boat Camp will provide continuity of Chinese language learning and retention for VAIS students in grades 1-3 during summer break, as well as offer other district students the chance to learn a new language. In a dynamic and fun setting that will interweave cultural insights, hands-on work, and the chance to refresh math, science, and artistic skills, student participants will learn about the history of dragons in China and the Dragon Boat Festival while designing and building small-scale dragon boats of their own. The camp will be a full-day, 2-week, full-immersion summer camp conducted entirely in Chinese.

608-845-4293 Ext. 4224 • amanda.mayo@verona.k12.wi.ushttp://www.verona.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=5092

Verona Area International School (student)

STARTALK Build Your Dragon Boat Summer Camp

Chinese • July 23, 2012August 3, 2012
  • Stoner Prairie Elementary School, Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK Build Your Dragon Boat Camp will provide continuity of Chinese language learning and retention for VAIS students in grades 1-3 during summer break, as well as offer other district students the chance to learn a new language. In a dynamic and fun setting that will interweave cultural insights, hands-on work, and the chance to refresh math, science, and artistic skills, student participants will learn about the history of dragons in China and the Dragon Boat Festival while designing and building small-scale dragon boats of their own. The camp will be a full-day, 2-week, full-immersion summer camp conducted entirely in Chinese.

608-845-4293 Ext. 4224 • amanda.mayo@verona.k12.wi.ushttp://www.verona.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=5092

Verona Area International School (teacher)

STARTALK K-6 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute

Chinese • June 24, 2013August 16, 2013
  • Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute is a blended-Ed teacher education program, offering a four-week on-line component and a three-week in-class instruction/practicum component at VAIS’s immersion campus. Participants may take the on-line component for one credit, or complete both components for three graduate credits through the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The on-line component begins June 24th and features five modules addressing the Five Cs of Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Each module will be based on one to two readings, and/or videos. Students will complete and post reflections in discussion threads, as well as comment on peers' posts. The three-week in-class component features quality language instruction through daily lessons, emphasizing best practices within an immersion environment. Professor James and guest lecturers will will have activities that allow for exploration and role play within VAIS’s well-equipped immersion classrooms. Weeks Two and Three will provide hands-on practicum experience as teachers participate in VAIS' full-day STARTALK Chinese Folktales Come to Life! Drama Camp for children in grades 1 through 4. Participants will observe and be mentored by experienced teachers as well as design and facilitate learning opportunities for the students throughout the practicum.

608-575-8054 • mayoa@verona.k12.wi.us

Verona Area International School (student)

STARTALK Chinese Folktales Come to Life Summer Camp

Chinese • August 5, 2013August 16, 2013
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

The STARTALK Chinese Folktales Come to Life Summer Camp of the Verona Area International School (VAIS), a Chinese-immersion public charter school in the Verona Area School District, will serve current VAIS students in grades 1-4 as well as non-VAIS children at the same grade levels who possess comparable Chinese-language knowledge. Enrollment will be limited to 66 students. The camp will run from August 5 - 16, 2013 at VAIS in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The camp will provide students the opportunity to polish and build Chinese language skills, connect with other Chinese language learners in the community, and enjoy hands-on activities while learning about Chinese culture via traditional folktales. The camp will use a cross-disciplinary teaching approach, and each student will participate in the final performance of the selected Chinese folktales performed for the community with narration and explanation. Chinese will be the language of communication throughout the full two weeks of camp. Though most participants will be non-native speakers, all will begin with a novice-low to novice-high Chinese-language foundation [built during prior school year(s) at VAIS or through local Chinese language programs]. Native speaker students will also be welcome.

608-575-8054 • amanda.mayo@verona.k12.wi.ushttp://www.vaisverona.org/

Verona Area International School (teacher)

STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2014July 25, 2014: On-Line Portion (online)
  • July 28, 2014August 15, 2014: Face-toFace (face-to-face)
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

The Verona Area International School (VAIS) is offering a combination teacher/student program for current and future Chinese teachers at the K-12 level. The STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute is a blended teacher education program, offering a four-week on-line component and an additional three-week in-class instruction/practicum component at VAIS’s immersion campus. Participants will be expected to complete both portions of the course for three university graduate credits through the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a result of this program, participants will gain professional knowledge on teaching Chinese language in both immersion and non-immersion Chinese programs at K-12 schools. They will learn how to consistently use the target language, making it meaningful and comprehensible to students. Lodging may be provided for out-of-town participants, and paid positions within the program are also available.

608-845-4024 • mayoa@verona.k12.wi.ushttps://uonline.education.wisc.edu/mod/coursepage/view.php?id=8980

Verona Area International School (student)

STARTALK Create Your Chinese Story Summer Camp

Chinese
  • August 4, 2014August 15, 2014: Optional Grades 3-5 On-line Portion (online)
  • August 4, 2014August 15, 2014: Grades 1-5 Camp (face-to-face)
  • Verona Area International School, Fitchburg, WI

This unique opportunity will provide students the chance to build Chinese language skills, connect with other Chinese language learners in the community, and enjoy hands-on activities while learning about Chinese culture via traditional folktales and Chinese manhua (comic books). Campers in grades 1-2 will learn and read about Chinese Folktales and create their own folktale that they will perform for the community on the final day of camp. Campers in grades 3-5 will read Chinese manhua, then design and write their own Chinese comic strips during the camp. This is a non-residential camp that allows any child with a passion for Chinese the chance to grow!

608-845-4024 • mayoa@verona.k12.wi.us
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