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Natrona County School District (student)

STARTALK Casper China Kids Summer Program

Chinese • July 18, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Park Elementary School, Casper, WY

The Casper China Kids Summer Program is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience through the story of Mulan for 80 first through fifth graders who have had no previous experience with the Chinese language or culture. The program will involve four groups of twenty students each in a five-day, twenty-hour language camp where they will explore China, its people and culture in an immersion environment. In the first week, first graders will attend the morning camp, second graders the afternoon camp. In the second week, third graders will attend the morning camp and a combination of fourth and fifth graders the afternoon camp. At the end of each camp, students will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate what they have learned to their parents and the community.

307-234-9684 • tollefson.ann@gmail.comhttp://www.natronaschools.org

Natrona County School District (student)

Casper China Kids Summer Program

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 20, 2012
  • Fort Caspar Elementary School, Casper, WY

The Casper China Kids Summer Program will offer a half-day two-week summer camp for 60 children in grades 1-5. The camp for grades 1-2 will be in the mornings, the camp for grades 3-5 in the afternoons. The camps are designed to offer a rich linguistic and cultural experience for these children as they learn about the Chinese language and culture through the theme of Marco Polo in China. Speaking and listening goals at the end of the two weeks include the ability to demonstrate comprehension of common classroom expressions and topic-related content, appropriately answer simple questions, and begin to formulate simple sentences in the language. Students will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade. The instructors for these camps are the two lead Chinese immersion teachers in the Utah Dual Language Immersion Program.

307-234-9684 • tollefson.ann@gmail.comhttp://www.natronaschools.org

Natrona County School District (student)

STARTALK Casper Kids' Summer Program

Chinese • July 15, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Fort Caspar Academy, Casper, WY

The NCSD STARTALK program is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience for 44 kindergarteners entering the Mandarin Dual-Language Immersion School in August, as well as for 40 first through fifth graders from throughout the district who want to learn about the Chinese culture and language. Those entering the kindergarten immersion program in the fall will meet in the mornings for two weeks, the other children will be divided into two summer camps that will meet in the afternoons: the first week for children entering first and second grades, the second week for those entering third through fifth grades. Students returning from previous STARTALK programs will attend the second week, where they will be offered a differentiated experience according to their retained proficiency. Both groups will learn through a theme centered around the ancient Chinese legend of the Monkey King. The students will be immersed in Mandarin by experienced dual-language immersion teachers who will introduce them to the language and culture of China. At the end of the two-week camps they will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade and proficiency in Chinese.

307-259-1973 • tollefson.ann@gmail.com

Natrona County School District (student)

Casper Kids' Mandarin Immersion

Chinese
  • July 14, 2014October 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Paradise Valley Elementary School, Casper, WY

The NCSD STARTALK program is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience for 44 kindergarteners entering the Mandarin Dual-Language Immersion Program at Paradise Valley Elementary School in August, as well as for 40 first through fifth graders from the school who want to learn about the Chinese culture and language. Those entering the kindergarten immersion program in the fall will meet in the mornings for two weeks, the other children will be divided into two summer camps that will meet in the afternoons: the first week for children entering first and second grades, the second week for those entering third through fifth grades. The younger children, both immersion and non-immersion, will learn through a theme centered around the story of Mulan. The third through fifth graders will learn through the ancient Chinese legend of the Monkey King. The students will be immersed in Mandarin by experienced dual-language immersion teachers who will introduce them to the language and culture of China. At the end of the two-week camps they will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade and proficiency in Chinese.

307-234-9684 • tollefson.ann@gmail.com

Natrona County School District (student)

Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp

Chinese
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp (face-to-face)
  • Paradise Valley Elementary School, Casper, WY

The Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience for students in grades K-5. This summer program will include sessions for kindergarten through fifth grade students at Paradise Valley Elementary school. The morning and afternoon sessions will each have capacity for 20 incoming kindergarteners (40 total), 20 dual language immersion first graders (40 total), 22 dual language immersion second grade students (44 total) and 10 non-immersion third-fifth grade students (20 total), 72 students in the morning and 72 students in the afternoon, for at total capacity of 144 students. The K-1 classes will center around the story of Mulan and the second grade immersion and 3-5 non immersion classes will be based on The Monkey King. The students will be immersed in Mandarin by experienced dual-language immersion teachers who will introduce them to and develop the language and culture of China. At the end of the camp they will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade and proficiency in Chinese.

307-253-3151 • kim_jones@natronaschools.org

University of Wyoming (student)

Wyoming High School Chinese STARTALK Institute

Chinese • July 11, 2010 July 24, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The 2010 summer Wyoming High School Chinese STARTALK Institute will bring 20 Wyoming high school students to the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie for a free, 2-week residential immersion program (July 11-24) in beginning Chinese. Five required monthly follow-on sessions (3 hours each) - delivered via video conferencing - will be held during the fall 2010 semester. Students will participate in Chinese language classes as well as hands-on cultural activities; such as Chinese calligraphy, traditional arts and crafts, tai chi chuan and martial arts, and the lion dance. Field trips to regional centers of Chinese and Chinese-American culture will also be offered. Accommodations (men's and women's) are in the UW residence halls. Bilingual chaperones will stay with participants in the halls. Meals will be provided at Washakie Center, the UW student cafeteria, or by the group during field trips away from campus. A formal program will be held on campus at the end of the residential camp to showcase student learning and completed creative projects.

307-766-3019 • shawnb@uwyo.eduhttp://www.uwyo.edu/intprograms/info.asp?p=21232

University of Wyoming (student)

Wyoming High School STARTALK Arabic Institute

Arabic • June 12, 2011June 25, 2011Residential Program
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The Wyoming High School STARTALK Arabic Institute is a two-week residential program on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie that will introduce Wyoming high school students to the Arabic language and the cultures of Arabic speakers across the Middle East and North Africa. Through our unifying theme, "Sounds and Strings of Arabia", we will immerse students in Arabic music as a way to engage language and culture in an integrated whole. Students will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary Arabic songs that lend themselves to further exploration of language structure, vocabulary, and cultural elements, including kinship ties, value systems, numbers, foods, clothing, calligraphy, love and friendship. Our aim is to spark interest in, appreciation for, and enjoyment of Modern Standard Arabic and the cultures that speak it, while bringing our student participants to the novice-mid (or higher) level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Student learning and engagement will be enhanced through the use of iPod Touch technology, enabling student-created video productions and the use of vodcasts for practice and self-study. Monthly follow-on sessions will be held through the fall 2011 semester via the Wyoming Equality Network, a videoconferencing network connecting all secondary schools in Wyoming.

307-766-3019 • shawnb@uwyo.edu
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