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AdvanceLearning (teacher)

AdvanceLearning through the next generation of STARTALK teacher leaders

Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Option 2: development of workshops and training to replicate workshops (face-to-face)
  • June 9, 2014June 13, 2014: Option 1: participation in demo workshops as well as training to replicate workshops (face-to-face)
  • Memphis, TN

Focused on teacher empowerment, participants will not only refine their own practices but also learn to develop professional development materials that can be shared and disseminated in their school, district, or region. There are two options for participation to meet the varied needs of teacher leaders. Option 1: designed for teachers to improve their practice through participation in a series of mini-workshops on high-yield teaching strategies. Possible replication materials and strategies will be shared as well. Option 2: designed for experienced teacher leaders with previous STARTALK experiences or STARTALK instructional leads. This experience will allow participants to work with national leaders such as Greg Duncan and Helena Curtain to develop and capture demo lessons or video exemplars of high-yield teaching strategies that would support their professional development presentations as well as practice sessions as part of the program. Serving as a teacher leader-training program, participants from other STARTALK programs will be able to immediately implement their learning in their own program. *Partial-travel assistance may be available for accepted participants.

901-734-0871 • info@advance-learning.orghttp://www.tellproject.org/2014-startalk-program/

Allama Iqbal Community Center (student)

Allama Iqbal - Brooklyn Urdu STARTALK Program

Urdu
  • August 4, 2014August 22, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • 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.

917-662-1635 • nasirpoliceliaison@gmail.comhttp://allamaiqbalcommunitycenter.org

American Bodhi Center (student)

Houston STARTALK Student Program

Chinese
  • June 3, 2014June 26, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Sharpstown International School, Houston, TX
  • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX

Houston STARTALK Student Program, administered by the American Bodhi Center, provides a four week Chinese language/culture enrichment course for elementary, middle school and high school students in June 2014. The program's goal is to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. Our program will recruit 90 students in 2nd -12th grade. We will collaborate with two schools in Houston Independent school district and offer 8 classes in total.

713-553-5580 • tracychiang2007@gmail.com

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2014 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Anchorage, AK

Chinese • June 2, 2014-June 13, 2014 Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK Our 2014 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 80 students in grades K-8 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's Journey on the Silk Road.” Activities invoke the five C’s, emphasizing Communication and Culture. Activities are thematically organized and students will discover the inventions (paper, gun powder, printing press, the compass). They will learn about the importance of trade and the market to the Chinese culture. The 2 weeks will afford students the energy of acting our a compelling story of travel and adventure. 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

Anne Arundel Community College (teacher)

STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2014

Arabic
  • June 9, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The teacher component of The Launch into Arabic program will feature a ten-day online component, a two week on-site face-to-face teacher training and curricular planning workshop, and a four-week teaching practicum in the student program. Four participant teachers with significant experience teaching Arabic and 4 teaching fellows will work collaboratively as an ensemble to implement the student program. The participant teachers and teaching fellows will also work on programmatic and individual goals for more effective teaching and assessment, based on ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles and best practices. Teachers and teaching fellows will be solicited from qualified current and aspiring Arabic teachers with the goal of strongly rooting Arabic teaching competencies to help Arabic programs grow and flourish. During the second week of the training, teachers in the training program will be paired into four teaching teams, which will prepare lessons in the morning and practice teaching and teacher observation in the afternoons with an adult novice practice class, in preparation for the student program. During the student program teachers will continue to observe and reflect on teaching practices, and work toward improving their own teaching practice, and building a teaching portfolio.

410-293-6363 • burt@usna.edu

Anne Arundel Community College (student)

STARTALK Launch Into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program 2014

Arabic
  • June 23, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The Launch into Arabic 2014 student program will be held June 23 – July 18, 2014 and will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in Arabic. 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 Novice-Mid level interspersed with a rich diversity of cultural experiences. It is expected that approximately 30-36 of the students will be at Novice level while the remaining 12-16 will be returning STARTALK students or students with some prior experience in Arabic. Courses will be designed for Novice and Novice-Mid level students. The Novice-Mid level course may be further differentiated depending on the language levels of the students. Please contact jmpaulovich@aacc.edu with questions about application procedures

410-293-6353 • burt@usna.edu

Arizona State University (student)

ASU STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp: from STARTALK to Flagship

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2014June 29, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • ASU STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp: from STARTALK to Flagship, Tempe, AZ

ASU STARTALK Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th graders who live 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. The camp will be housed on the beautiful Tempe campus of the Arizona State University.

480-965-0703 • chinesestartalk@asu.edu

Arlington Independent School District (student)

The Adventures of Juninho and Zé

Portuguese
  • July 21, 2014August 8, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Arlington, TX

The Adventures of Juninho and Zé is 3-week 90-hour Portuguese language acquisition program for students in grades 4 and 5. The program has a target enrollment of 30 students with preference being given to students who were in the 2013 STARTALK program or in its extension sessions during the 2013-14 school year. Curriculum is content-based and aligned with identified elements of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for math, social studies, and science. The program is conducted entirely in the target language. Students will travel with a Brazilian boy names Juninho and his pet parrot Ze to various parts of Brazil including the Amazon rainforest, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais. Throughout their travels the two will learn and/or review a number of concepts contained in the AISD curricula, grades 4 and 5. In addition, they will visit places in the community that reflect Brazilian culture and have contact with a number of Portuguese-speaking community members.

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.nethttp://www.aisd.net/aisd/lote

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese and Arabic Program for Middle School Students

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Swanson Middle School, Arlington, VA

The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese Program is intended for students currently in grades 6-8 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. Our program gives first priority to Arlington Public Schools’ students. Once our registration period ends, on May 9th, non-Arlington residents will be considered if space is still available. Non-Arlington residents' applications will be placed on a waiting list during the registration period and will be considered for the program if the opportunity permits. Please see our APS website for more information.

571-344-4577 • margaret.johnson@apsva.ushttp://www.apsva.us/Page/2133

Asian American Center of Frederick (student)

STARTALK Center for STEM-Integrated Chinese Studies

Chinese
  • June 23, 2014July 3, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Frederick, MD

AACF's “STARTALK Center for STEM*-Integrated Chinese Studies” will provide students in 4th through 7th grades with an exciting two-week summer experience in Frederick, MD, an optional online extension program of ten weekly classes for older students, and an optional face-to-face program of twenty-two weekly classes for younger students. 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; upper-level students will participate in an exciting robotics project. Offered at no charge to students, the program will run June 23 – July 3, 9am-3pm, with lunch and 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

301-694-3355 • robinstartalk@gmail.comhttp://www.aacfmd.org

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 23, 2014July 9, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

This is a 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, and class portfolio management. Based on strategies and ACTFL standards in teaching foreign language, the program will concern itself with methods of teaching foreign languages, and curriculum development using best practices. University credits in "Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages" 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 • Residential Program
  • June 30, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

For the summer 2014, 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-six 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 three-week fast-paced program will serve 42 residential and non-residential students. These will consist of grade 4-12 students assigned to one of three language levels. As in the past, a limit numbers of 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)

STARTALK 2014: Gateway to China: Language Learning through Performing Arts

Chinese
  • July 7, 2014July 19, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA

The Berks County Intermediate Unit's STARTALK Camp, Gateway to China: Language Learning Through Performing Arts will offer middle and high school students a highly engaging and interactive Mandarin Language camp. Seven language teachers and Peking opera and Taiji instructors will teach students. Held on the beautiful grounds of Kutztown University, the camp will run July 7 through July 19 from 8:00 to 4:00 daily. The final day of camp will be a field trip to New York City. During camp, students will have the opportunity to create digital stories, participate in costume and makeup sessions and learn the movements of Peking opera. Lunch and snacks are included in the camp. There is no charge for students to attend. For information on applying please contact Susan Calvin, suecal@berksiu.org for additional information and for registration packets. All registrations will be due by May 1.

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

Binghamton University (student)

Sounds of China: STARTALK—Learning Chinese through Beijing Opera Performance

Chinese
  • July 28, 2014August 15, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

This unique summer camp integrates Mandarin Chinese language learning with the theme of Beijing Opera, a spectacular and distinctive style of Chinese performing art. Language classes, cultural classes, and crafts workshops will be scheduled in the morning, while Beijing Opera classes will be scheduled in the afternoon. Students will face real-world Chinese language situations and will have the chance to solve unpredictable challenges by using the Chinese language learned on the same day. A goal of this camp is to allow students to communicate with Chinese people of different ages, backgrounds, professions and personal experiences, including some Chinese, young and old, from the local Chinese community. In the end of this program, they will have the language skills to carry out various tasks, from basic survival tasks to expressing opinions. They will also have an understanding of Beijing Opera, including its singing style, the symbolic meaning of its specialized body language, the traditional face painting, the costumes, its social context, its history and its future. Meanwhile, students will be able to think about, describe, and discuss these aspects of Beijing Opera in Chinese language (at each student’s proficiency level).

607-777-3056 • lscott@binghamton.eduhttp://www2.binghamton.edu/confucius-institute/

Boston Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy

Arabic
  • July 2, 2014August 2, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Boston, MA

The Arabic Summer Academy is a four week intensive (Monday through Saturday) Arabic course for 50 high school students from Boston Public Schools and other schools in the Boston area. To learn more about the program and to apply to study at the 2014 session, please visit our website listed below.

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

Boston University (teacher)

STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training

Portuguese • Residential Program
  • June 23, 2014August 13, 2014: Program segment (online)
  • August 15, 2014August 15, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Boston University, Boston, MA

This predominantly online course for teachers of Portuguese will look at why you might want to move teacher-centered activities outside the classroom and how to do so. The "how" involves use of available technology, effective design of online material, and ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a diverse student body. From the how and the why, we also consider what to do with the extra face-time so that your classroom becomes an interactive space where students are prepared for real-world communication in the target language. To participate in this program you must currently be employed in a teaching position and have a working knowledge of basic pedagogical technology (for example: programs that allow for presentation, video, and/or voice recording). By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and materials ready to "flip" your classroom at the beginning of the next academic year. You will also have met a wonderful group of teachers of Portuguese with whom you can share ideas and materials in the future. Travel stipends and accommodation available for onsite meeting. Participants must attend and present at onsite meeting to receive professional development points.

617-413-0054 • griffins@bu.eduhttp://www.portugueseteachertraining.com/

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 23, 2014July 12, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

BYU Chinese STARTALK 2014 • 3 week residential program • Offers Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, • Open to 14-18 year old students who are rising 9th graders and not yet graduated from high school. • Held on the campus of Brigham Young University, Provo Utah • Academic curriculum that awards high school credit • “Immersion” environment with classes, activities and field trips all conducted in Chinese • Activity highlights: Night Market event, creating music videos, final banquet. **Application period for the 2014 program is February 15 – March 20** For more information or to apply online go to: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkchinese/ . APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2014 IS NOW CLOSED. We invite you to apply to the 2015 program starting in February, 2015, pending federal funding.

801-422-9189 • byu.chinese.startalk@gmail.comhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese/

Bryant University (teacher)

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Summer Program (face-to-face)
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

This program is a 3-week intensive summer training and practicum program from July 7-25, 2014. The targeted participants are prospective and novice (0-2 years of teaching experience) Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. The program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, and teaching technology. The program features: • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant University with scholarship-subsidized tuition • Certificate of 90 professional development credit hours • Lectures and seminars by renowned scholars and experts • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities • Authentic practice classes with middle and high school students • Team teaching and critiquing • Field trip to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island • Eligibility to participate in a two-week optional SUBSIDIZED study trip to China (early August) at additional cost • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles away from Bryant (first come first served) • Breakfast/lunch provided

401-232-6566 • kliu1@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 23, 2014August 3, 2014: Course begin/end dates (online)
  • STARTALK:TTLO (completely online), Minneapolis, MN

This STARTALK program is for teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 6-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of taking an online course. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have created a portfolio of activities to be used in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon timely successful completion of course requirements (optional graduate credit available). Applications are due April 28, 2014. Please see the website for further information.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.eduhttp://www.carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Introductory modules (online)
  • June 16, 2014June 18, 2014: Tentative face-to-face workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 20, 2014July 13, 2014: Follow-up modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The three initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by two additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.orghttp://www.cal.org

Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) (student)

STARTALK Swahili College Readiness Academy 2014

Swahili • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2014June 28, 2014: Summer institute (face-to-face)
  • June 29, 2014December 15, 2014: Optional online study (online)
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Move past the boundaries of what you think you know about Africa. Explore the fascinating history, economic dynamism, and rich culture of East Africa while learning to communicate with the 40 million Swahili speakers around the world. The Swahili College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Swahili followed by an optional online study. The Swahili College Readiness academy is a two-week residential program hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, from June 15-28, 2014. Students will stay in the university residence halls during their time in Eugene.Other than transportation to Eugene, there is no cost to attend the program. Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the university’s numerous academic, language, and cultural resources. After the institute, students have the option of continuing their Swahili study by enrolling in the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. These thematic units feature content and issues from the language’s culture. Hermes will help students achieve and document their language learning progress. Students will achieve Novice-High proficiency (equivalent to one year of study) by the end of the academy while earning high school language credit.

541-346-1773 • mandyl@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu

Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder (student)

STARTALK: Hindi in the Rockies II

Hindi, Urdu
  • July 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hellems Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) will host its third annual STARTALK Hindi and Urdu student program, in collaboration with the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) and the Department of Asian Language and Civilizations (ALC). Enrollment is open to 20 high school students who will be entering grades 9 through 12. Recently graduated students are also eligible to apply. It is a non-residential program and participating students are expected to commute daily to CU-Boulder campus. The program will be held from July 7 to July 25, 2014. All major costs associated with the program are underwritten by STARTALK. The primary goal of the program is to provide Hindi and Urdu language learning experience and encourage development of cross-cultural communication skills. The program consists of three weeks of in-class instruction, including face-to-face conversation opportunities with native speakers and virtual immersion sessions to practice Hindi-Urdu with student partners in India. Students will be taught by trained language instructors of Hindi and Urdu, CU faculty experts in South Asia, and other guest lecturers and performers.

303-735-5224 • kunga.lama@colorado.eduhttp://cas.colorado.edu/content/startalk-hindi-rockies

Chicago Public Schools (student)

CPS STARTALK Arabic/Chinese

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 23, 2014July 18, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Arabic and Chinese CPS STARTALK, Chicago, IL

This intensive Arabic and Chinese Language Institute program is open to Chicago Public School students, grades 9th to 11th, who have completed one or two years of Arabic or two years of Chinese study at the high school level, and are committed to taking the next level of study in the fall of 2014. Fifteen students per each language will be selected by the CPS-High School teachers and the University of Chicago staff for participation based on application materials and school recommendations. The program will take place between June 23rd and July 18th at the University of Chicago. Students will attend daily Arabic or Chinese classes from 10:00 am-3:00 pm with University of Chicago professors. Additionally students are provided with cultural learning activities, lunch, bus passes to travel to and from the program, field trips, and instructional materials. Students will use IPads and IPods to increase their understanding of Arabic and Chinese cultures and their ability to speak, write and read in the target languages. The goal is to increase the students' language proficiency and encourage the students to further their language education through creating an intensive immersion experience at the University of Chicago.

773-553-1968 • fmginski@cps.eduhttps://summer.uchicago.edu/STARTALK

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 16, 2014August 8, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Students will learn Mandarin in an activity based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering between first and fifth grade in the fall. Children will be assigned by language proficiency as well as age to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience. During each four-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Students are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other students. Teachers will focus on building students’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org/

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 23, 2014June 27, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org
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