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Allama Iqbal Community Center (student)

Allama Iqbal Community Center STARTALK Program

Urdu
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • PS 217, Brooklyn, NY

The program will be held at P.S. 217, Colonel David Marcus School in Brooklyn, NY. Classes will be held daily from 9:00 to 3:30 over three weeks in June and July and continued learning classes will be offered on weekends through the end of the funding cycle in February. The program will target Urdu-heritage children, and we will market the program through community channels including local Urdu newspapers and radio shows, fliers at local stores, mosques, and churches, and through our center’s extensive contacts list. We are extremely excited about the prospect of using this STARTALK grant to continue promoting Urdu study in the Pakistani-American community in Brooklyn, NY. Thank you for considering the need of the community. We will try our outmost efforts to conduct this program in best possible way. We try to up grade our standards to surpass the expectations of Startalk . We have the full support of the community and community leaders to employ the language in school district for future, and we are able to target this aim due to our Startalk Urdu program.

917-383-9000 • fouziak999@gmail.com

American Bodhi Center (student)

ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

Chinese
  • June 8, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Sharpstown International School, Houston, TX
  • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX

The ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program, administered by American Bodhi Center, provides three and half week summer courses and 90 hours of instruction for elementary, middle and high school students in June 2015. The Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The Program will collaborate with two schools in Houston Independent School District to recruit 2nd - 9th graders. Collaboration with Houston school districts has been a successful and effective model for STARTALK student programs from 2008-2014 (administered by Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institute from 2008 - 2011 and Rice University in 2012 and 2013). American Bodhi Center will continue to utilize the strong and extensive connection with school districts and the community in Houston to promote the STARTALK student program.

713-553-5580 • tracychiang2007@gmail.com

American Chinese Academy (ACA) (student)

STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp for Elementary School Students

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD

American Chinese Academy (ACA) proposes “STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home”. It will be a three week (June 29, 2015 to July 17, 2015; classes: Monday - Thursday; field trip: Friday day, July 17) intensive Chinese language and culture summer learning program integrated with rich STEM contents targeted for kindergarten through 5th graders at University Park Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This student-centered program will provide an immersive language learning environment where students engage in materials and hands-on activities featuring the theme “Earth Is Our Home.” During the program, students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth. Students will also participate in craft, martial arts, and traditional musical instrument workshops, as well as a field trip to gain an increased interest and understanding of Chinese culture and language.

240-643-5529 • jeff.chen@pgcps.orghttp://www.americanchineseacademy.org/life-at-our-program.html

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (student)

Discover Russian

Russian
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

Discover Russian is a four week Russian Language and Culture immersion program offered to rising 6th-12th grade students. This is a non-residential program that meets Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Holmes Middle School, Fairfax County, VA from June 29 – July 24, 2015. Transportation is not available but lunch is provided daily. Discover Russian offers two levels of instruction: Beginning (Level I) for students who are just beginning their study of Russian of Russian and Intermediate (Level II) for students who have had previous experience in learning or speaking Russian. There is a $150.00 registration fee due upon acceptance into this program. Application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/198ZILMa2-IJs-0mCeSwLXb7q-uHf0AqoFIpyIZJ7M-0/viewform

703-955-9228 • ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (teacher)

Discover Russian: Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

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 also 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. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course. A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program.

703-955-9228 • ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2015 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

Chinese
  • June 1, 2015June 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK

Chinese • June 1, 2015-June 12, 2015 Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK Our 2015 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 80 students in grades 1-8 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 study of the ocean in an “Under the Sea” theme. Building upon our previous “Wandering Panda” theme, younger students’ self-created pandas will “dive” into a deep-sea adventure. Older students will discover the sea by taking on the role of newscasters and doing research and interviews as real reporters would do. 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/Home.html

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship, ASU Chinese language summer camp

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • ASU Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ

"ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship" offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th graders who are Arizona residents. 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 • xia.zhang@asu.eduhttps://international.clas.asu.edu/k-12-outreach/startalk-program

Arlington Independent School District (student)

As Aventuras Continuam (The Adventures Continue)

Portuguese
  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bebensee Elementary School, Arlington, TX

This program will serve as a jumpstart for incoming 6th grade students who will be participating in a Portuguese FLES program for the first time during the 2015-16 schoolyear. The goal for this program is to allow them to position themselves to be at a Novice High level at the end of only one year by giving them 60 hours of intensive immersion instruction in the summer followed by intentional, content-based language and culture instruction in FLES during the school year. The goals of this program are to provide students with this instruction such that they can 1) use functional chunks of basic everyday language as stepping stones to additional language acquisition, 2) demonstrate an understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of Brazilian culture, and 3) speak at the novice-mid level as defined by the ACTFL proficiency scale when speaking about topics with which they are familiar by the end of the STARTALK summer program and by the novice-high level as defined by the ACTFL proficiency scale when speaking about topics with which they are familiar by the end of the STARTALK grant period in February.

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.net

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese and Arabic Program for Middle School Students

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Gunston 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 8th, 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.

703-228-6097 • margaret.johnson@apsva.ushttp://apsva.us/Page/2133

Asia Institute Crane House (student)

STARTALK : Asia Institute Crane House Chinese Language Program

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TBD, Louisville, KY

The STARTALK : Asia Institute Crane House Chinese Language Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to rising 5th, 6th and 7th grade students in the Louisville, Kentucky region. In this 3-week program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture for the duration through projects and group activities. Activities include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures. During the course of the program, students learn language and culture, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends. Students who achieve qualified scores on the standardized testing may apply for high school language credit.

502-485-8252 • cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.ushttp://www.cranehouse.org

Asian American Center of Frederick (student)

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

Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Frederick, MD
  • 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. Additionally, it will offer an optional online extension program of ten weekly classes for older students and an optional 20-hour face-to-face program of 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 22 – July 2, 9am-3pm, 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

301-694-3355 • echung@aacfmd.orghttp://www.aacfmd.org

Balvihar Hindi School Atlanta VHPA (student)

STARTALK Balvihar Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2015

Hindi
  • July 8, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Gwinnett High School, Lawrenceville, GA

STARTALK Balvihar Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2015 is a summer program for 75 middle and high school students, July 8th-23rd, concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will follow a thematic curriculum based on 5 C’s. We are recycling our overarching theme the colorful world of India (Bharat: Its Art and Industry). This will allow the concepts of Environment and STEM to be recycled (useful for returning students) This theme will have carefully designed curriculum with chosen sub-themes to address students’ interests particularly in health and hygiene (Traditional and Modern practices), fashion ( eco-friendly approach) and music ( Influence of Mathematics),and some of the existing and emerging industries in these fields. An action-oriented program like ours through comprehensive but comprehensible input through arts & crafts, sports, reading and listening with TPR activities and story-telling makes it very appealing to students. The camp will begin daily at 9:00 am with Yoga and end at 5:00pm. It will be a total immersion program where the target language and culture will prevail. The real-life interactive communication will be taken to a higher level. By the end of the program students will know and use basic Hindi structures and the Devanagari script.

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

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015July 3, 2015: 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 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 • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

For the summer 2015, 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-seven 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 2015: Language Learning through Performing Art

Chinese
  • June 12, 2015June 12, 2015: Program Segment (online)
  • June 15, 2015June 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Alvernia University, Reading, PA

For the fourth year, the Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading Pennsylvania, will hold an immersive Chinese language summer camp. STARTALK 2015: Language Learning Through Performing Arts will provide 50 incoming grade 7-12 students with an intensive language learning experience. Students will participate in language classes based on their incoming level of expertise. Taiji, Peking opera, puppetry and other cultural pieces will be included daily. A community performance and a field trip to Washington D.C. are the concluding pieces of the camp.

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

Binghamton University (student)

Sounds of China: STARTALK - Learn Chinese Through Beijing Opera Performance

Chinese
  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: 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 • sliang18@binghamton.eduhttp://binghamton.edu/index.php

Boston Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy

Arabic
  • July 2, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Arabic Summer Academy, 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, funded under a grant from the National Security Language Initiative's STARTALK Project. The Arabic Summer Academy uses the Marhaba! high school Arabic curriculum to provide students with an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic and Arab culture. It is designed for students who have never studied Arabic before and begins with an introduction to Arabic sounds and letters. The teaching and learning emphasizes the functional use of Arabic and communication in context through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students acquire enough familiarity with the Arabic language and culture to interact with Arabic-speakers at a basic level (Novice Mid to Intermediate Low according to the ACTFL guidelines). Students finish the course with greater curiosity and sensitivity towards the Arabic-speaking world through cultural encounters in classes, co-curricular activities and field trips.

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

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 22, 2015July 11, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Applications now CLOSED for this program. BYU Chinese STARTALK 2015 • 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. ** For more information or to apply online go to: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkchinese/. Application period for the 2015 program is March 2 - March 31.

801-422-9189 • barton7@comcast.nethttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese/

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU 2015 STARTALK Arabic Camp

Arabic • Residential Program
  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Three levels: 1) high school credit for those with no previous exposure to Arabic; 2) university credit option (101) for those who know at least the Arabic script; 3) Arabic 102 for those who have completed equivalent of 101. Learning through doing, students acquire facility in using Arabic in a sociolinguistically authentic manner to accomplish real-world tasks. They live in an "Arabic house" where they are immersed in Arab culture. Skilled teachers and tutors are available day and night to provide role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. If a student is serious about learning, we pull out all the stops to help her/him succeed. Students demonstrate their progress in daily role plays and day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence. In addition to culminating performances in a graduation ceremony at the end of the program, students also complete standardized tests that document progress. The entire experience is designed to whet students' appetite to press on to advanced levels of proficiency. Participants can build on their camp experience by enrolling in our innovative and award-winning distance-learning program, Arabic without Walls for high school or university credit.

248-497-6894 • arabicstartalk@byu.eduhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkArabic/

Bryant University (teacher)

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 31, 2015: Program (face-to-face)
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

This program is a 4-week summer training and practice program from July 6-31, 2015 (no training on weekends). The targeted audiences are current and future Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Teaching experience is not required. 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, student-centered instruction, assessment, backward-design lesson planning, and teaching technology. The program features: • Certificate of 120 professional development credit hours • Authentic practice teaching classes with middle/high school students • Mentor for lesson planning and practice teaching • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant with discount tuition and certain scholarships • Lectures/seminars by renowned scholars/experts • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies/classroom activities • Field trip to Boston and Newport Mansions in Rhode Island • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants living 30 miles away from Bryant campus (limited; first come first served) • Up to $200 reimbursement of travel to program • Breakfast and lunch provided

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

Bryant University (student)

2015 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: 2015 Bryant STARTALK Student Program (face-to-face)
  • 2015 Bryant Chinese Language and Culture Student Program, Smithfield, RI

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Program will serve 40 students in Grades 6 to 12 from Rhode Island and southern New England from July 13 through July 31, 2015. This three-week non-residential student summer program offers the following features: - Customized curriculum based on National Standards of Foreign Language Education, and STARTALK endorsed best practices of effective instruction. - Small class setting with close interaction with instructors in multiple proficiency levels. - Well-designed cultural workshops and field trips associated with language learning - Advanced classroom technology aid and multi-media suported teaching and learning. - Opportunity to take Bryant Chinese language course at discounted rate.

401-232-6883 • kxie@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

California State University, Northridge (student)

STARTALK CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

CSUN's Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program, now in its eighth year, is a six-week residential summer program. We recruit 20 highly motivated undergraduate and high school students, especially those whose planned academic or career fields would be complemented by knowledge of modern Russian language and culture. Previous participants have gone on to earn Fulbright and Boren scholarships to study abroad, and others have gained employment as interpreters and English teachers in Russia. The program will admit participants at all language-learner levels on a competitive basis. Participants will pledge to speak Russian at all times, whether in or out of the classroom. This method has been demonstrated to yield accelerated results for motivated language learners. In addition to campus classroom and dorm activities, participants will engage in weekend cultural field trips to local Russian businesses, events, cultural sites, museums, and restaurants to broaden and deepen their exposure to Russian culture. Applications are currently being accepted. If interested in applying or to inquire further, please contact Professor Dina Mokhnatkin via email or phone. Details are below.

818-677-3593 • dina.mokhnatkin@csun.eduhttp://www.csun.edu/humanities/startalk

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), U of MN (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 8, 2015June 28, 2015: TTLO Course (online)
  • Completely online, MN

This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, 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 a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee). For more details, please see the program website.

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, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • May 22, 2015June 7, 2015: Introductory Modules (online)
  • June 8, 2015June 10, 2015: Workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 12, 2015July 2, 2015: 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 two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by three 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.org

Center for Human Services (teacher)

CHS 2015 Summer STARTALK Institute on Integrating Communication and Culture in Chinese Language Programs

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • CHS/STARTALK at Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD

CHS STARTALK 2015 will provide an innovative learning environment for Chinese teacher-trainees from June 28, 2015 to July 10, 2015 (face-to-face) and July 13 to July 31, 2015 (online). Classes will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Residential option available. Lodging and meals provided. Evening activities included. The program assists teacher-trainees to understand and implement high-yield teaching and learning strategies for the target languages. The program will focus on the following content areas: Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Approach and Methodology, and Curriculum Design. The program will link these content areas to STARTALK-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and Characteristics of Effective Language Lessons. This, in turn, will be embedded within a larger framework based on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL/STELLA) Project domains. During the program, all participants will receive information and guidance on Maryland’s and Pennsylvania’s state teacher-licensure procedures, alternate paths to certification, teacher-training programs leading to certification, and relevant graduate programs leading to an advanced degree.

717-508-7290 • chs.startalk@gmail.comhttp://bit.ly/chsstartalk
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