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Allama Iqbal Community Center (student)

Allama Iqbal - Brooklyn Urdu Startalk Program

Urdu • August 5, 2013August 26, 2013
  • P.S. 217 COLONEL DAVID MARCUS SCHOOL, Brooklyn, NY

The Allama Iqbal Community Center NY will offer a fifteen day learning opportunity to local school students to improve their Urdu language skills and understanding of Pakistani culture. The “Little Pakistan” area of Brooklyn has one of the largest Urdu-speaking populations in US. The Students will improve their Urdu proficiency and cultural knowledge through an engaging curriculum that integrates Pakistan-related content knowledge and also raises awareness of social issues affecting Pakistani children. In addition to covering fun topics such as the daily lives of Pakistani children and popular games, the program will also address important social issues such as female education, and child labor. These topics will be covered in a sensitive manner that will aim to increase students’ sense of community and their awareness of how assistance can be offered to those in need. The program will be based on the theme “Growing Together through Friendship and Service”. This theme has been chosen because of its strong potential for designing a meaningful curriculum that integrates real-world content with language learning and cultural goals. The curriculum will be based on ACTFL’s National Standards and will incorporate all five goal areas under the “5 C’s” including all three modes of communication.

347-933-7938 • nyopngo@hotmail.comhttp://allamaiqbalcommunitycenter.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (student)

2013 Discover Russian Student Program

Russian • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Glastonbury, CT

This series provides two separate programs. First, an intensive four-week program for students interested in learning the Russian language in Fairfax, VA, for rising 7-12th graders. The second program is a four-week intensive program in Glastonbury, CT, for rising 7-12th graders with little or no experience with the Russian language. Both programs are non-residential, do not provide transportation and are designed for beginning students learning Russian language and culture. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs. Glastonbury Public Schools also offers an elementary Russian camp for grade 3-6 students.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (student)

ACTFL Discover Chinese & Arabic Student Program

Arabic, Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Two programs available for students who are highly motivated to learn Chinese language and culture. In Glastonbury Public Schools, the program is from grades 7-12 (including rising 7th graders and graduated seniors) and at Choate Rosemary Hall, grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders and graduated seniors). This is a non-residential program available to students who reside in the Wallingford or Glastonbury areas. There is no housing provided for either program. For students who are already learning Chinese, there is an assessment prior to the program to determine the level of placement. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. This program does not meet the needs of students who can already speak and/or write Mandarin. This is a four-week intensive program in Glastonbury, CT, for 7-12th graders with little or no experience with the Arabic language. The program is non-residential, does not provide transportation and is designed for beginning students learning the Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture. Upon acceptance into the program a $150 tuition fee is required. Online applications for the program can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs. Glastonbury Public Schools also offers an elementary Chinese camp for K-6 students and Arabic for 3-6 students.

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

ACTFL Discover Chinese Professional Development Program: Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Chinese Classroom (Advanced Course) & Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice (Intro Course)

Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course (7/1-7/12) This course will center on a Chinese curriculum that is rich in Chinese culture and infuses interdisciplinary learning. Teachers will further their knowledge by delving deeply into the fields of science, history, music, art, and literature. They will be expected to develop interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom and to share their materials with other teachers. Participants must be very familiar with the National Standards (the 5 C’s) so that they understand their importance in learning and are able to incorporate them seamlessly into their lessons. Teachers will demonstrate their understanding of course goals by creating and teaching a micro-lesson. Introductory Course (7/15-7/26) This course will center on a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn basic elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

2013 Discover Russian Professional Development for Teachers of Russian: Standards-Based Instruction in Russian Language: From Theory to Practice & Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • July 15, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Glastonbury, CT

(7/15-7/26) Fairfax, VA This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Participants will apply this knowledge to their Russian language instruction by creating and adapting materials that focus on language acquisition through content and real-life communication, and will use these materials in real-life teaching situations. (7/15-7/26) Glastonbury, CT This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Participants will review how to create curriculum with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessments are a key component of “Understanding by Design”.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org/startalk-summer-programs

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2013 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese • June 3, 2013June 14, 2013
  • Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK

Our 2013 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 60 students the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun and stimulating environment. Activities will be based on the 5 C’s of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and will incorporate authentic, integrated performance assessments. Students will experience Chinese culture and language through the theme: “The Wandering Panda.” Activities invoke the five C’s, emphasizing Communication and Culture. Activities are thematically organized around a story that unfolds and is told and acted by the students themselves throughout the ten days of camp. The Wandering Panda travels and explores the wonders of three main regions of China. Panda is in search of an abundant food source—bamboo—for his or her family and friends. At the beginning of the camp each child creates, draws, describes and names his/her own Panda, creates a passport, and begins the quest. Students will learn Chinese language and culture through best practices and meaningful, enjoyable activities that maximize time and engagement with the language. They will demonstrate increasing use of Chinese, understanding of Chinese, engagement with the language, love of the language and culture, and a desire to continue.

907-742-1650 • Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.orghttp://www.asdk12.org/schools/scenicpark/pages/Scenic_Park_Elementary/Chinese.html

Anne Arundel Community College and United States Naval Academy (teacher)

AACC - USNA STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program

Arabic • June 10, 2013July 19, 2013
  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • Anna Arundel County Community College, Arnold, MD

Anne Arundel Community College and the United States Naval Academy will offer a two-week intensive Arabic teacher training program from June 10-21, 2013 at the United States Naval Academy immediately prior to the student program, which will run from June 24 - July 19, 2013. Four lead instructors and up to five Teaching Fellows will receive intensive teacher training and will conduct curriculum planning immediately prior to the start of the student program. The student program will constitute the practicum for the teacher training program.

410-293-6353 • burt@usna.edu

Anne Arundel Community College and United States Naval Academy (student)

AACC - USNA STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2013

Arabic • June 24, 2013July 19, 2013
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The student program will be held from June 24 - July 19, 2013 at the United States Naval Academy. This program will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness. The program will meet for six hours per day for 20 days and will offer four weeks of intensive Arabic instruction at the Novice and Advanced Novice level interspersed with a rich diversity of cultural experiences. The program will enroll a total of 48 students who are either MIdshipmen at USNA, local high school students 16 or older or college students who enroll through Anne Arundel Community College.

410-777-1192 • jmpaulovich@aacc.edu

Appalachian State University (student)

StarTalk for Students 2013: Introduction to the World of Russian Business

Russian • July 13, 2013July 28, 2013Residential Program
  • Introduction to the World of Russian Business, Boone, NC

The StarTalk for students 2013 is an Introduction to the World of Russian Business offered during a two-week , residential, immersion, Russian Language and Culture Program from July 13 - July 28, 2013 at Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina. Interested students in grades 9-12, seeking to gain Russian Language skills, are encouraged to apply. The program includes in-class and outdoor activities such as 112 instructional hours, sports, music, dance, business communications, Russian cooking, and art.

828-262-2918 • barclayiy@appstate.eduhttp://tinyurl.com/RussianLanguage2013

Arabic Language and Culture Institute (student)

Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! STARTALK 2013

Arabic • June 17, 2013July 27, 2013
  • JCTC ESL/Modern Languages Department, Louisville, KY

Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! - A STARTALK Program Louisville, KY, Grades K-12 Grades 6-8, 9-12* (incoming): June 17 - July 6 9:00 - 3:00 M-F (July 4th-holiday) * graduating seniors (class of 2013) are eligible Grades K-2, 3-5 (incoming): July 15 - 27 8:30-12:30 M-F About Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! Exploring Arabic, Connecting with the World! is an intensive, immersion-based program developed to teach Arabic language skills and understanding about the cultures of Arabic-speaking countries. This program is made free to participants by a grant awarded to the Arabic Language and Culture of Louisville, KY Institute by the National Security Agency and the National Foreign Language Center. Participants will be immersed in world of Arabic language and culture each day, practice their language skills on an ongoing basis, as well as with Arabic speakers locally and internationally, through group Skype conversations to the Middle East. About the the Arabic Language and Culture Institute The Arabic Language and Culture Institute teaches critical language and culture skills through group classes, private lessons and distance learning to students, schools, businesses and government personnel, allowing for success in a global world.

502-644-2784 • julie@arabiclci.comhttp://arabiclci.com/?page_id=247

Arizona State University (student)

ASU Chinese Summer Camp: from STARTALK to FLAGSHIP

Chinese • June 9, 2013June 23, 2013Residential Program
  • Arizona State University - Tempe campus, Tempe, AZ

ASU Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship 2013 offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th grade students in Arizona. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in Chinese language and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. After the program, students will commit to continuing their Chinese language learning.

480-965-0703 • chinesestartalk@asu.eduhttp://www.asu.edu/clas/silc/startalk/

Arlington Independent School District (student)

STARTALK: "Go Brasil 2016!"

Portuguese • June 10, 2013June 28, 2013
  • Arlington, TX

This is a 3-week summer program for the study of Portuguese for rising 3rd - 6th graders. Emphasis will be given to Brazilian Portuguese and culture, and classes will be conducted in Portuguese. There will be eight sections of 15 students each located in four schools in various parts of the city. This allows the program to accommodate 120 students and give them the maximum ease of access. The overall theme will be sports and will tie the recently-completed summer Olympics in London to the next summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. As they make plans for their journey to the Olympics, students will acquire math and social studies skills appropriate to their grade level as defined by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Their language progress will be measured through a checklist of “can-do” statements which will be monitored by both teacher and student.

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.net

Arlington Independent School District (teacher)

STARTALK: Empowering Teachers for Change 2

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • July 8, 2013July 19, 2013Residential Program
  • Professional Development Center, Arlington, TX

Recognizing the need to strengthen foreign language teaching, especially in the area of critical languages, Arlington ISD proposes a two-part program for Summer 2013. The program will last two weeks, and the first week of the program will target teachers who have already participated in a STARTALK teacher program and particularly teachers who were a part of the AISD program Summer 2012. This time will be used to reinforce skills presented last year and to deepen participants understanding of STARTALK principles as explicated by the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) document. In the afternoons, attention will be given to individual language groups, and experiences will be much more hands-on than in the previous year. In response to participant requests from last year's program, groups of students will be brought in for micro-teach experiences. The second week will target teachers who have not yet attended a STARTALK teacher program. It will be organized around STARTALK principles as explicated by the TELL framework and will primarily address standards-based instruction, comprehensible input, and checking for understanding. Time will be allotted for a micro-teach experience for these teachers, as well.

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.net

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Teacher Training Program in Secondary Chinese and Arabic

Arabic, Chinese • July 1, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Arlington, VA

The teacher training component seeks to meet a longstanding need for trained native speaking teachers in both Arabic and Chinese. Four teacher interns in Chinese and/or Arabic will be identified for training. This three-week program will provide teacher interns with high quality training in world language instruction and assessment, along with strategies to bring back to their respective classrooms. Teacher interns will receive pre-service training in coordination with that offered for the student program teachers. As part of their day, they will study best practices related to: developing thematic units, comprehensible input, student-centered learning environments, integration of language, content and culture and effective uses of performance based assessments that are linked with the learning objectives. In addition, teacher interns will apply their knowledge through practice teaching in classes with beginning students in grades 6-11. Participants in this teacher training program will gain real classroom experience through observation, teaching mini lessons, discussing and receiving feedback and reflecting on ideas and strategies they have implemented or observed. This program does not offer college credit. Teacher interns will be compensated.

703-228-6096 • marleny.perdomo@apsva.us

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Secondary Chinese and Arabic Program for Students

Arabic, Chinese • July 8, 2013July 26, 2013
  • Northern Virginia Community College Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA

The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese Program is intended for students in grades 6-11 who have not studied or have limited knowledge of these languages. The goal of this program is to motivate students to begin or continue the study of Arabic and Chinese. The program can accommodate up to 25 students per language. Focus of study will be on understanding main aspects of target culture and communicating about everyday needs and experiences through field trips, hands-on activities, folklore, and technology. Students will be immersed in the target language from day one and will participate in exciting hands-on activities that will allow them to use the language for meaningful purposes.

703-228-6096 • marleny.perdomo@apsva.us

Asian American Center of Frederick (student)

STARTALK Center for *STEM-Integrated Chinese Studies *(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Chinese • June 19, 2013July 3, 2013
  • New Life Christian School, Frederick, MD

The “STARTALK Center for STEM*-Integrated Chinese Studies” will provide students in 3rd through 7th grades with an exciting two-week summer experience in Frederick, MD, and an optional online extension program of ten weekly classes. This is an innovative program from which they will gain an increased interest and understanding of Chinese culture and language. Through an immersive Chinese language STEM-based curriculum with the theme, “Discover the Science of China,” students will participate in cultural and scientific activities while simultaneously learning the beginner level Chinese needed for basic communication. Technology will be well incorporated into daily learning activities. Offered at no charge to students, the program will run June 19 – July 3, 8am-1pm, with snacks provided. Students will participate in a field trip to enhance their classroom learning, as well as a culminating celebration and program for parents on the last day. *Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

301-514-5621 • robinstartalk@gmail.comhttp://www.aacfmd.org

Associated College in China (ACC) at Hamilton College (teacher)

ACC STARTALK Chinese Language Teachers Program for Non-Native Speakers

Chinese • June 30, 2013July 13, 2013Residential Program
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

This is a two-week Chinese language residential program which offers development workshops for pre-service and in-service K-16 non-native Chinese language teachers. The program takes place on Hamilton College's campus during the summer. Program Goals: The program's overarching goal is to provide professional development opportunities in language and pedagogy. The program helps participants to improve Chinese language proficiency, and helps them design and deliver standards-based thematic units, allowing them to develop better teaching, assessment, and lesson planning skills, and to integrate culture, content, creativity, and technology into teaching practices. Additionally, participants in the 2013 Summer STARTALK teachers' program will receive 10 complimentary sessions with our Distance Learning Center. Participants will interact, via Skype, with our native Chinese teachers in Beijing to further increase their proficiency, and to build upon what they've learned during the summer program. Program Cost: All accepted participants will receive a full scholarship to cover the cost of the program (including program tuition, meals and lodging, and domestic transportation to campus). Note: If accepted, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place in the program. For more info, please visit our website: https://my.hamilton.edu/china/startalk/startalk-home

315-859-4519 • accfsk12@hamilton.eduhttps://my.hamilton.edu/china/startalk/startalk-home

Associated College in China (ACC) at Hamilton College in collaboration with Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES (student)

ACC STARTALK Chinese Language Students Program for Non-Native Speakers

Chinese • July 7, 2013July 12, 2013Residential Program
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

This Chinese language summer immersion program for Central New York Students is designed as a one-week residential camp program. The program aims to provide a rewarding summer immersion experience for a select group of highly-motivated students. Program Goals: To provide students a language immersion experience on the Hamilton College campus, and to improve students' linguistic proficiency and cultural competency through an outcome-based curriculum, task-based instruction, authentic cultural experience, and individualized one-on-one online tutoring and peer interaction. Also, to develop the interactive distance learning technology to expose students to authentic Chinese language, people, and culture through participatory online learning tools. Eligibility: Participants must have completed 7th grade and taken at least two years of Chinese language instruction. Preference will be given to students who have participated in the Central New York BOCES Program. Students are allowed to participate in the STARTALK summer immersion program for a maximum of 2 years, to allow new students access to the program Program Cost: STARTALK scholarships will be available for all admitted students. The scholarship will cover program tuition, meals, text material, instructional cost, distance tutorial, and technology support. For more info, please visit our website: https://my.hamilton.edu/china/summer-camp/youth-camp-home

315-859-4519 • accfsk12@hamilton.eduhttps://my.hamilton.edu/china/summer-camp/youth-camp-home

Balvihar Hindi School Atlanta VHPA (student)

Discover India through Startalk 2013

Hindi • July 15, 2013July 25, 2013
  • Berkmar High School, Lilburn, GA

Discover India through STARTALK 2013 Balvihar Hindi Camp at Berkmer High School is a summer program for 100 middle and high school students, July 15th-25th, concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will follow a thematic curriculum based on 5 C’s. We are recycling our overarching theme but focusing on one sub theme as suggested by Startalk team. This theme will have carefully designed curriculum with enriched content and with more student centered real life performance based activities for differentiated learning purpose. The curriculum will also incorporate project based learning with emphasis on STEM, with challenging hands on activities. These innovative activities will be carefully planned to make students aware of India’s contribution to modern world and would interest returning students with new matter. The camp will begin daily at 9am with Yoga and end at 6pm. It will be a total immersion program where the target language and culture will prevail. It is an action oriented program through STEM lab, arts & crafts, sports, reading and listening with TPR activities and story-telling. The real-life interactive communication will be taken to a higher level.

770-962-2669 • msrtiwari@gmail.comhttp://www.balvihar.org/

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • June 17, 2013July 5, 2013Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

This is three-week, standards based summer program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Bangor, Maine. The program will overlap with the BCS student STARTALK program during one of its three weeks. This will facilitate articulation with the student program and enable practicum teaching experience with the STARTALK students, grades 4-12. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching with practical methods, class portfolio management, and the mastering of linguaFolio in stimulating participant self-assessment. Based on strategies and ACTFL standards in teaching foreign language, the program will concern itself with differentiated teaching, and curriculum development using best practices. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. Teacher participants will learn the use of immersion techniques, how to stay in the target language, technology use in the classroom, standards-based, student-centered learning activities and effective assessment techniques. The curriculum will follow Maine standards with an introduction to national and international standards in language learning. Following the three-week program, participants will be given the opportunity to continue their professional development through workshops and professional conferences.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com/

Bangor Chinese School (student)

STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

Chinese • June 24, 2013July 14, 2013Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

For the summer 2013, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. BCS now offers to provide a year-five of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. Student assessment will be ACTFL standards-based and an emphasis will continue to be placed on meeting the needs of students with a variety of learning styles. All students will be introduced to and use LinguaFolio as a tool of self assessment. A special educator will be on staff to assist students with identified special needs. A three-week fast-paced program will serve fifty students. These will consist of grade 4-12 students assigned to one of three language levels. As in the past residential facilities will be provided for students who live more than 50 miles from the Bangor-based program.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com/

Berks County Intermediate Unit (student)

Gateway to China: STARTALK - Language Learning through Performing Arts

Chinese • June 13, 2013June 28, 2013
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA

The Berks County Intermediate Unit’s summer language program, Gateway to China: STARTALK - Language Learning through Performing Arts, is a 12 day intensive non-residential program for students to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture. This camp covers language levels from 0-4 and is for students in in-coming grades 7-12 . This no cost program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to work with experts in the fields of Chinese language, martial arts, and theater. Our camp runs from 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday at the Berks County Intermediate Unit's office. The camp dates are: June 13 and 14, June 17-24 and June 24-28. Sign up information is on our website at www.berksiu.org/asc. Students will participate in hands-on experiences throughout the camp. A closing recital for parents, families, and community members will showcase student work. The final day of camp will be a field trip for all participating students.

610-987-8639 • suecal@berksiu.orghttp://www.berksiu.org/asc

Boston Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy

Arabic • June 29, 2013July 27, 2013
  • Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

The STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive (Monday through Saturday) nonresidential Arabic language enrichment course designed for students enrolled in the Boston Public Schools (grades 9-12). The four-week program includes intensive communicative language instruction, cultural enrichment workshops, and field trips.

617-398-7333 • director@arabicsummeracademy.orghttp://www.arabicsummeracademy.org

Boston University (teacher)

Startalk Portuguese Teacher Training

Portuguese • July 1, 2013August 24, 2013
  • Boston University, Boston, MA

The STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training (PTT) program offers an opportunity for those embarking on a career teaching Portuguese and for those already teaching Portuguese as a second, foreign, or heritage language to improve their pedagogical skills. Instructors will be trained in standards-based instruction at all levels (K-16). Upon completion of the program participants earn 10 Professional Development Points through Boston University. Eligibility: 20 participants who have native, near native, or advanced proficiency in European and/or Brazilian Portuguese will be selected. A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. Time and place: Online seminar runs July 1st to August 10th, onsite workshop and hands-on training August 17 - 24th. (8:45am - 4:00pm, Boston University Campus). Follow-up communication occurs via FaceBook group. Stipends: Massachusetts and Rhode Island participants are eligible for a travel stipend of up to $300 with receipts; participants from all other states are eligible for a travel stipend of up to $500 with receipts. Accommodation is participants' own responsibility. Application deadline: April 30th, 2013. Please visit the PTT website for downloadable application forms.

617-353-6203 • griffins@bu.eduhttp://www.portugueseteachertraining.com/

Brigham Young University (teacher)

BYU Chinese Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 17, 2013July 12, 2013Residential Program
  • Provo, UT

The BYU Startalk Teacher Training Program consists of two courses: The first is a three credit course designed to train current and potential teachers at any level interested in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The program teaches a performance-based approach to teaching and learning Chinese and consists of a two week guided on-line tutorial followed by a two-week on-campus intensive practicum. During the on-line tutorial, participants are guided through a series of readings with discussion questions, reaction essays, and on-line forums to share impressions and experiences with the teachers and other participants. The on-campus practicum combines in-class discussion and presentations, observing live Chinese classes, both at the high school and collegiete levels, and a mentored teaching experience. The course offers a balance between readings and class discussions on the theory and practice of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, with the opportunity to observe live classes and teach using the principles learned. The second course is a one credit in-service course for those who have already completed the methodology course described above. This course will gather experienced teachers and allow them to work together sharing best practices and teaching materials. They will also collaborate on creating new lesson plans.

801-422-5303 • matthew_christensen@byu.eduhttp://chineseflagship.byu.edu/chineseflagship/index.html
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