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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

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 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

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

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/

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

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

Chicago Public Schools (student)

STARTALK 2015 Arabic and Chinese Program

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • CPS STARTALK Summer Program at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Thirty Chicago Public School high school students will participate in an intensive Arabic and Chinese summer institute at the University of Chicago from June 29, 2015 through July 24, 2015. Courses will be taught by University of Chicago Arabic and Mandarin Chinese language instructors, running Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. CPS students will be selected by the University for participation based on application materials, school recommendations, and program director’s guidance. Students in the Arabic program must have completed Arabic Level I or II, and students in the Chinese program must have completed the two-year high school requirement of prior study of the Chinese language. All participants are required to enroll in the next level of language instruction the fall of 2015. Students will be enrolled as non-degree students at the University of Chicago and will receive a letter grade for their work, equivalent in content and contact hours to one undergraduate course.

773-553-1968 • fmginski@cps.edu

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive hands-on 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

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Session 1 (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Session 2 (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

College Board (teacher)

Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • May 20, 2015June 3, 2015: Pre-Institute Online Modules (online)
  • July 22, 2015August 1, 2015: Guest Teacher Summer Institute (face-to-face)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute (GTSI) offers professional development for newly arriving teachers from China, prior to their placement as visiting teachers of Chinese language and culture in elementary and secondary schools across the United States. The primary goal of the GTSI is to prepare the guest teachers to teach effectively in American classrooms through a combination of interactive sessions and hands-on teaching practice. The program covers topics such as the structure of U.S. K-12 education, K-12 foreign language teaching standards, communication strategies, course design, classroom management, materials development, and more. The GTSI is only open to teachers selected for the College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program. The program is organized by College Board in collaboration with the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the UCLA Confucius Insitute, and is hosted on the UCLA campus.For questions, please contact guestteacher@collegeboard.org.

212-713-8038 • scantor@collegeboard.org

College of the Holy Cross (teacher)

Read-On:Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 23, 2015August 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

“Read On: Training Modules for Reading Literacy in Chinese IV,” is a 10-day StarTalk residential workshop for master teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to develop best practices in literacy development focusing on reading strategies and reading comprehension. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of full-time experience at a specific grade level teaching Chinese as a foreign language in American classrooms. K-5 and 6-8 teachers must have at least 3 years of experience; 9-12 and college-level teachers must have at least 5 years of experience. During the program, participants will create reading modules integrated within Standards-based units that can be used in the classroom as well as in CFL teacher training programs. Participants will be 'on-task' for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in a pre-program forum on character literacy in a Standards-based curriculum, focusing on best practices developed in the 2012-2014 StarTalk “Read-On” programs. Participants will receive full support for travel, meals (including daily dinners at area restaurants), and single occupancy accommodation in air-conditioned apartment-style dormitories. We cannot accommodate family members or companions. APPLICATION LINK IS ON THE PROGRAM WEBSITE HOMEPAGE (SEE BELOW). APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 24.

508-799-7787 • cross@holycross.eduhttp://college.holycross.edu/projects/startalk-chinese-literacy/index.html

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages at Concordia Language Villages

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 1, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of critical languages. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Jing Zhao, a Chinese immersion teacher, serves as co-instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $350.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (student)

Startalk Nurture Student Program

Chinese
  • June 8, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
  • Joliet West High School, Joliet, IL
  • Henry Puffer Elementary School,, Downers Grove, IL
  • Dekalb High School, Dekalb, IL
  • Lincoln Junior High School, Naperville, IL

In the past six summers, Consortium of Illinois Language Schools has offered very intense and standard based Chinese Immersion language programs to over 1,000 students in 15 school districts. This year the student program will run 90 hour long to 4th to 8th grade students in various school districts in Chicago Suburbs. Classes are immersed with cultural activities to enrich the language learning experiences. The program is costumed to students with the levels from novice-low to novice-Mid to prepare them for future studies, also it is served as training platform for students from our previous teacher program.

630-699-5726 • fredlu98@gmail.com

East Asia Institute at the University of Oklahoma (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language Camp: West meets East

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

Our STARTALK Chinese Language Camp is a 3 week program that targets students grades 3-5 in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Our camp will be held at the University of Oklahoma Schusterman Campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma from June 15th - July 2nd. This STARTALK sponsored camp will begin at 9 am Monday - Friday and will conclude at 3 pm. The East Asia Institute and the Confucius Institute at OU is partnering with local elementary schools that are demographically diverse and have existing Chinese programs. Both EAI and OUCI work hand and hand to develop programs that support k-12 organizations and the community. The theme of this camp stems from our highly successful collaboration with our Beijing Opera experts from China. In addition to learning Beijing Opera stories and performing them, they will receive daily Chinese language instruction with additional stories and vocabulary that will enhance their Chinese speaking abilities. Students will learn to do taichi, kungfu, traditional dances, Chinese painting, calligraphy, mask making, and other cultural activities that will support their understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

918-660-3497 • rexburnett@ou.eduhttp://eai.ou.edu/summer-camps
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