STARTALK 2012 - Programs in WA

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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

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

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

Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk Teacher Certification Program

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • July 16, 2012August 3, 2012
  • John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Schools Startalk 6 has two cohorts in an aternate route teacher certification program. Cohort 5 is continuing from last summer. Cohort 6 is new and will take three, 2 credit graduate level courses (total: 6 credits) this summer. Currently, the spaces for Chinese teacher candidates is filled, but we are seeking candidates who speak Arabic or Hindi. Classes are held in Seattle at school district headquarters. Teacher candidates in Cohort 6 are also expected to teach in a K-6th language camp July 2-13. Certification classes run July 16-Aug. 3. Startalk 6 pays for all but $200 of the tuition, and there is a stipend for teaching in the language camps. Housing and meals are not covered. However, arrangements have been made with a nearby historic hotel for participants to receive a discounted rate.

206-252-6211 • belau@seattleschools.org

University of Washington (teacher)

Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century

Russian • July 9, 2012July 20, 2012
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, "Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century," aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are currently teaching Russian in the community or who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. The program is designed to teach them STARTALK best practices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages and the pedagogical experience that would prepare them for the Performance-Based Pedagogical Assessment (PPA) for those teachers for whom it is required for state endorsement, and to provide scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPI and WPT). The 50-hour program includes two intensive weeks of instruction and classroom observations and practicum experience working with high school level students in the STARTALK Russian Student program and college students in the UW’s Intensive Russian summer program. Teachers will have an opportunity to develop lesson plans and practice teaching during the Student Program over the summer or in their own community-based language programs.

206-234-4029 • michele.aoki@k12.wa.ushttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/

University of Washington (student)

Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

Russian • July 16, 2012August 10, 2012
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space," aims to enroll 20 high school and college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. Students will be able to earn five UW credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test). High school students may be able to use these results in order to receive high school credit for proficiency, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Russian at the UW. The main proficiency goal is to increase students’ proficiency by approximately one sub-level, e.g., Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid or Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High, in Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. For the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and extended linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech.

206-669-0045 • doubivko@u.washington.eduhttp://depts.washington.edu/startalk/
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