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Huayuan Chinese Academy (student)

2015 STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Gaithersburg Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD

Huayuan Chinese Academy will hold the third iteration of its three-week “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” in the summer of 2015. The program will engage 45 rising grade 2-5 students in a Mandarin Chinese immersion experience, with the theme, “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life,” offering fun and creative handson STEM activities as a vehicle for language learning and including a field trip and final presentation for parents. At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate in Chinese to greet each other, exchange simple information about such topics as weather, family members, preferences, three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow basic scientific experimental directions in Chinese. Students will understand Chinese cultural practices, products, and perspectives, such as tea culture, the role of important rivers in shaping the Chinese civilization, and dragon boats.

301-254-1238 • cheala@aol.comhttp://www.hychinese.org

Hunter College/Research Foundation of City University of New York (student)

Hunter College STARTALK Summer Language Program for High School and College Students

Chinese
  • June 27, 2015July 21, 2015: On Campus (face-to-face)
  • July 22, 2015July 29, 2015: Off Campus (online)
  • Hunter College, New York, NY

Hunter College offers a unique intensive language and culture class for 30 students. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. Located in New York City, our students are immersed in rich cultural and linguistic resources. Our program offers dynamic language training that includes in-class language immersion, individualized instruction, one-on-one conversation practice with native speakers of Chinese, field trips, learning in virtual environments, and language exchanges in various media. Instruction will be tailored to the student's proficiency level. The 2015 Program will be divided into two sessions: face-to-face instruction Monday to Thursday and online instruction on Friday from June 27th to July 21st, followed by one-on-one online instruction Monday to Friday from July 22nd to July 29th. On July 30th, students return to Hunter for end-of-program assessment. Students with outstanding performance in the summer session may earn the opportunity to enroll at Hunter and participate in the post-summer online course. Rising 11th and 12th graders who complete the post-summer course with satisfactory performance have the option to earn 3 college credits. Some tuition assistance will be available.

212-396-6724 • bhao@hunter.cuny.edu

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

This is STARTALK: May I Take Your Order?

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi
  • June 8, 2015June 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

.HEB ISD’s May I Take Your Order? will provide 3 weeks and 91 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 6th and 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice. The learning outcomes are based on the goals outlined in the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, the state LOTE and IB standards. To meet the novice and intermediate level proficiency, our students will engage in the target language to socialize and provide information. Cultural goals will be achieved when students demonstrate an understanding of some of the cultural practices and perspectives of India, China, or the ME. For example, students will explain the creation of authentic cuisine in simple Hindi, Mandarin, or Arabic and how these practices and perspectives may have changed over time. Resources, including technology, will enable students to use the language to make connections with other cultures and subject areas. Activities will enable students to use the language both within and beyond our school setting.

817-399-7580 Ext. 7580 • tamarahaddad@hebisd.eduhttp://www.hebisd.edu/edge

Kent State University (student)

KSU STARTALK: Chinese Student Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU STARTALK Chinese Student Academy, Kent, OH

This is a four-week residential immersion program targeting rising juniors and seniors in Ohio high schools and is designed for new learners of Mandarin Chinese. Housed in the Honors College on Kent State University's main campus, the program offers task-based instruction in a culture-rich environment. The summer program is supplemented by an academic year follow-up component, upon successful completion of which participants receive five college credits.

330-672-1813 • bbaer@kent.eduhttp://fla.mcls.kent.edu

Lewis University (student)

Lewis University Star Talk 2015

Chinese, Russian
  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • 2015 STARTALK Summer Language Institute at Lewis University, , Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers its four-week summer Startalk program to 30 rising high school and college students interested in learning Russian or Chinese. The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment and will offer its students a variety of engaging activities under the umbrella theme "A trip to St. Petersburg/Taipei." Students will learn how to get around the major Taiwanese/Russian city, learn about places of interest, engage in basic conversation with "locals", conduct simple transactions etc. This non-residential program will run from Monday, June 15th till Friday, July 10th, Monday through Friday. Student will stay on the campus daily from 9 am to 2:30 pm (except on Fridays when school ends at 12 noon). Classroom instruction will be conducted from 9 am to 1:30 pm with 30 minutes lunch break at the University Dining Room. From 1:30 to 2:30 pm on all week days, except Friday, students will be involved in a variety of culturally-oriented activities that will require the use of the target language. Students who successfully complete the program will earn three tuition-free transferable college credits.

815-836-5319 • huli@lewisu.eduhttp://www.lewisu.edu/startalk/

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (student)

LMU STARTALK 2015 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Los Angeles, CA

The LMU STARTALK 2015 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program addresses the optimal age group for developing native-like proficiency in Mandarin in the early elementary/elementary grades. Through our partnership with Los Angeles-area Mandarin elementary immersion programs, our goal is to offer standards-aligned literature, arts and movement target- language instruction in Mandarin to rising 1st – 4th grade students. Both language and content standards will be highlighted in student learning outcomes. The 2015 program focuses on "Discovery through a Virtual Journey along the Silk Road" and will take place over two weeks. The program is based on ACTFL standards-Standards for Foreign Language Learning and Preparing for the 21st Century, as well as aligned with Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards and the vision behind the California Common Core Standards towards interdisciplinary instruction with language arts, social studies and Math. Concurrently, we will address the pipeline of teacher preparation and professional development through a collaborative effort with the Chinese Teacher Preparation Program at LMU. Teachers-in-training will observe, teach and be mentored by experienced Mandarin language credentialed teachers who will teach all classes in the program. In teams, the curriculum templates and units will be developed during the month of May/early June.

310-338-2924 • magaly.lavadenz@lmu.eduhttp://soe.lmu.edu/centers/ceel/startalk-lmu/

Mandarin Institute and SFUSD (student)

Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Program

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program offers Bay Area students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program. During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units and a distance learning component. Each student will have a personal Chinese tutor situated in China with whom they will interact with daily over the course of the program to increase their skill and confidence in engaging in authentic dialogues. Located in the heart of Chinatown, students will engage with locals daily in addition to several field trips and lunch in Chinatown. Students can register for Middle School Immersion or High School level II or III. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour language study High School program, students may earn one semester foreign language credit. The theme of our program is "Discover San Francisco Chinatown!" Our goal is to increase students' confidence in using their language skills in real world situations with native speakers.

415-861-0966 • info@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.MandarinInstitute.org/students/STARTALK_2015

Natrona County School District (student)

Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp

Chinese
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp (face-to-face)
  • Paradise Valley Elementary School, Casper, WY

The Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience for students in grades K-5. This summer program will include sessions for kindergarten through fifth grade students at Paradise Valley Elementary school. The morning and afternoon sessions will each have capacity for 20 incoming kindergarteners (40 total), 20 dual language immersion first graders (40 total), 22 dual language immersion second grade students (44 total) and 10 non-immersion third-fifth grade students (20 total), 72 students in the morning and 72 students in the afternoon, for at total capacity of 144 students. The K-1 classes will center around the story of Mulan and the second grade immersion and 3-5 non immersion classes will be based on The Monkey King. The students will be immersed in Mandarin by experienced dual-language immersion teachers who will introduce them to and develop the language and culture of China. At the end of the camp they will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade and proficiency in Chinese.

307-253-3151 • kim_jones@natronaschools.org

New Century School (student)

STARTALK: China in Baltimore

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • The New Century School, Baltimore, MD

This program aims to provide meaningful, motivating, and cultural Chinese experiences to elementary-age learners. The key priority is to increase students' Chinese language proficiency and desire to continue learning. Our student-centered, theme-based, and backward-designed program, “STARTALK: China in Baltimore,” teaches Chinese language and culture via a curriculum based on a central question: What if Baltimore city became a city in China, Shanghai perhaps? What would students need to get around? What kind of food would they be exposed to? Where could they go visit and how would they get there? These among many other questions will be answered throughout our summer program. Students will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of China. Students for "STARTALK: China in Baltimore" will prepare authentic Chinese food and eat food authentic to local Chinese cities. They will also explore the local Baltimore area with the mindset that they are in a Chinese city. Through exposure to these types of activities students will have the chance to compare American and Chinese culture. The urban location of The New Century School (historic Fells Point) is an ideal place for students to experience diversity in culture and a wealth of city landmarks.

410-929-4116 • xie@thenewcenturyschool.comhttp://www.thenewcenturyschool.com/

North Central College (student)

North Central College’s STARTALK Chinese Immersion Experience

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 18, 2015: Program (face-to-face)
  • North Central College, Naperville, IL

North Central College STARTALK students will explore and engage in Chinese language learning within the context of a professional environment. This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of Chinese learning experience. Topics to be explored include job interviewing, asking questions in a business context, introducing oneself and engaging in appropriate conversation for the professional world, using modern technology, and the importance of teamwork. This summer program aims at providing students with opportunities to enhance their language skills and to learn about China’s major industries, customs and traditions, as well as explore similarities and differences between STEM-based careers in China and the United States. The format of the program will be loosely modeled on the popular reality shows The Apprentice and Shark Tank. Students will work in teams to develop strategies to market a product in China and will demonstrate what they “can-do” at weekly Board Meetings.

630-637-5263 • jsun@noctrl.eduhttps://northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/startalk

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! STARTALK Summer Language Camp

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Impact Hub Seattle, Seattle, WA

The 9th annual OneWorld Now! STARTALK Summer Language Camp will be held June 22 to July 10 at Impact Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square. This program is for high school students only (including rising freshmen and newly graduated seniors) and is intended for students with no prior experience in the target language. Participants may choose between Modern Standard Arabic and Mandarin Chinese and will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (including Independence Day). From day one, classes will be taught with little to no English. In addition to learning to read and write in a new alphabet, students will gain the vocabulary and grammatical knowledge to identify and describe a wide range of objects or activities in their daily lives. The program will also include cultural performances, art workshops, and field trips, as well as workshops designed to develop skills for 21st-century global leadership. Students will display their new language skills for parents and community members in a culminating Final Showcase. This program can accommodate up to 18 students in each language. Students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for all costs associated with traveling to and staying in Seattle.

206-223-7703 • alex@oneworldnow.orghttp://www.oneworldnow.org/

Paint Branch Elementary School, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland (student)

2015 STARTALK Chinese STEM & Culture Immersion Summer Academy

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD

Chinese • July 13 to July 30, 2015 • 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM • The 2015 STARTALK Chinese STEM & Culture Immersion Summer Academy is a three week program integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Chinese language and culture. The program will offer 60 elementary students an intense but fun and engaging experience. It is open to all students entering first through sixth grade in Prince George's County, Maryland and neighboring areas. Lessons are taught primarily in Chinese. Hands-on activities range from creating ice-cream to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. Students will go on two field trips during the camp. Applications will be available from the Main Office at Paint Branch Elementary School and online. Please contact Ruby Costea at <shu.costea@pgcps.org> for questions and to apply online.

301-513-5300 Ext. 57966 • shu.costea@pgcps.orghttps://sites.google.com/site/pbeschinese/

Queens University of Charlotte (student)

STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic 2015

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

The StarTalk: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 105 hour non-residential program for rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from July 6th to July 24th from 8:30AM to 3:30PM with lunch and snack provided. Undergraduate credit (3 hours) may be granted upon program completion, at which point students will demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin or Arabic at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level with a focus on real-world communication skills. Using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies - such as Skype conversations with native-speaking tutors abroad - students will engage in culturally significant communicative activities in an immersion setting in class, in the community, and online. Sixty-five students will be admitted in a competitive application process including essays and a teacher recommendation. Prior knowledge of Mandarin or Arabic not required. Heritage language learners and advanced students are welcome.

704-688-2836 • debelle@queens.eduhttp://queens.edu/chinese-institute

Springfield Public Schools (student)

StarTalk Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Boland Elementary School, Springfield, MA

We are pleased to offer another Chinese Immersion Summer Camp for students in the greater Springfield area that combines Chinese Language Instruction with a focus on Mathematics and Community Service. Elementary students from grades 1 through 8 are eligible for our program and we invite younger siblings at the kindergarten level to participate as well. The 2015 camp will be located at the Edward P. Boland Elementary School located at 426 Armory Street in Springfield. The camp with run from Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 2:30, from July 6th through July 24th, 2015. Free breakfast and lunch is provided daily. For more information please call or email Program Director, Ann Ferriter, at (413) 896-0457 or ferritera@sps.springfield.ma.us.

413-787-7111 • ferritera@sps.springfield.ma.ushttp://www.sps.springfield.ma.us

Stanford University (student)

Stanford University California World Language Project Mandarin Student Program

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA

This program is for "true beginners" of Mandarin middle school students who intend to study the language and culture either in their middle or high school years and is not appropriate for heritage speakers of Chinese. The program will engage learners in exploring themes related to the Silk Road and will equip them with the linguistic and cultural experiences that will enable them to successfully interact with each other as "Silk Road Ambassadors" and apply their knowledge of Chinese language and cultural practices.. The program is especially designed to introduce students to the Mandarin language, tones and cultural perspectives, practices and products and prepare them for a successful experience in continuing to study Chinese in the 2015-16 academic year. Priority will be given to rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in the Sunnyvale School District. The non-residential program will be held in Sunnyvale, CA from June 29-July 24, 2015.

650-723-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

Texas A&M University at College Station (student)

A Virtual Trip to East Asia: STARTALK Summer Programs in Chinese and Korean

Chinese, Korean
  • June 2, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Pebble Creek Elementary School, College Station, TX

This summer program provides engaging and stimulating language and culture learning experiences in Chinese and Korean to a total of 45 non-heritage language learners in 3rd/4th grades. In the four-week program, students will develop communicative competence and cultural awareness in Chinese/ Korean through the theme A Trip to East Asia. They will follow two characters on a trip to China/ Korea and learn to use the target language with authentic materials and in culture-rich contexts. Standards-based and thematically-organized curriculum will be developed and implemented by a team consisting of language teachers, graduate students and university faculty who are proficient in the target languages and cultures, knowledgeable about the US education system, and experienced in implementing world language pedagogy. Students’ learning of the target language and culture will be further reinforced through the use of technology and project-based learning in STEM.

217-649-2313 • lijenkuo@tamu.edu

The University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi StarTalk 9

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 28, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS

Mississippi StarTalk 9 is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session. In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Current high school sophomores and juniors with outstanding academic records may apply to the StarTalk Program. Up to thirty students will be selected to participate in the program upon consideration of their academic record, letters of recommendation, and personal essay. Students who have never studied Chinese are encouraged to apply. Students who have also studied Chinese for one or two years may apply as well, and a higher-level course may be offered depending on the background of the applicants.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

The University of Vermont (student)

Developing Teacher Capacity, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • Residential Program
  • August 1, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The student program is a component of StarTalk Vermont. It serves high school students from Vermont and the schools in states that border Vermont, who are interested in learning the Chinese language yet have no access to the language in their schools. Those who have learned the language are not eligible. During the seven-day program, the students will study the Chinese language and experience certain aspects of Chinese culture with the teachers in the StarTalk Vermont teacher program.

330-831-8838 • glong@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.ushttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk

TROY University (student)

TROY-STARTALK Student Program (Chinese) 2015

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TROY-STARTALK (Troy), Troy, AL

TROY University offers a fun and challenging two-week intensive Chinese language camp for highly motivated high school students. Students will live and study with experienced Chinese language teachers and bilingual camp counsellors from Confucius Institute and College of Education of TROY University. All students pledge to speak only Chinese from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Students study in small classes of 12 students each morning and engage in fun hands-on activities each afternoon designed to build language skills while introducing China’s rich cultural diversity. Students will try their hands at Chinese paper folding, Chinese cooking, Dragon Dance, Tai Chi, Chinese traditional dances, and games. Each student participant will join an on-line community to help stay in touch with their language partners after the program concludes. The program is open to high school students with at least one year of Chinese language or the equivalent in other languages. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the students arrive at TROY University. Troy’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for students to enjoy outside of class.

334-808-6154 • startalk@troy.eduhttp://troy.edu/startalk/

University  of  New  Hampshire (student)

UNH  Startalk  Chinese  Camp

Chinese
  • June 20, 2015July 4, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UNH Startalk Chinese Camp, Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire (student) UNH Startalk Summer Chinese Program Chinese • June 20, 2016– July 3, 2016 The UNH 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a non-residential program co-sponsored by UNH LLC. Experienced language teachers will lead the camp's cultural and linguistic activities. Thirty-six students, in grades 5 through 11 will be divided into novice and intermediate accordingly to develop basic Mandarin Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with a focus on simple and healthful Chinese cooking. In addition to intensive language/cooking lessons, students will participate in daily cultural activities that will reinforce language learning and a greater appreciation of Chinese cooking. Other cultural activities may include Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, kite making and flying, martial arts, Chinese music such as the pipa, and erhu, ping-pong, and a field trip to Boston's Chinatown to do grocery shopping. Students will need to cook their own lunch most of the time through guided instructions. There will be two more days of post program activities centered around the celebration of Chinese New Year In early Feb of 2016 (voluntary only). Students will be able to demonstrate what they have learned in the summer camp, 603-862-3121 • lina.lee@unh.edu • http://www.unh.edu/languages/index.cfm?ID=96D92DC3-A4BB-BDED-95AC6A00C6B2F895

603-862-3123 • lina.lee@unh.eduhttp://cola.unh.edu/llc/program/startalk-camp

University of Hawaii (student)

Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

The 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language Camp at the University of Hawaii will enroll 20 students between the ages of 12 and 17 with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese. The integrated 3-week residential program combines TBLT (task-based language teaching) and TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading & storytelling) approaches to listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese; language instruction through technology and media; STEM-oriented and cultural classes conducted in the target language; instruction in Chinese martial arts; Chinese language training via improvisational theatre; and experiential activities conducted in the local environment. It is led by four nationally known key instructors, a talented STARTALK-Hawaii alumnus teacher, four Confucius Institute teachers who are STARTALK-Hawaii alumni, and at least 10 highly motivated teacher-trainees from the concurrent Teacher Training Institute. Students will be exposed to an energized/energizing program in Mandarin Chinese that will not only teach them culturally appropriate language basics in all four skills, but will motivate them to seek out language-learning and -using opportunities long after camp is over.

808-956-2692 • cyndy@hawaii.eduhttp://www.confuciusinstitutehawaii.org

University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

UMASS Boston STARTALK Mandarin Summer Camp

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The 15-day, intensive Mandarin Language Summer Camp is open to Massachusetts students in grades 6-12. Four levels of Chinese language classes led by experienced instructors will be held at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. The language curriculum will focus on the theme “My Past, Present and Future in Mandarin” to build on students’ everyday knowledge, daily experience, and individual interests. The summer language courses will prepare students to converse about school life, compare their schedules and activities, and prepare for future studies in the U.S. and in China. Sub-themes will provide vocabulary, dialogue topics and group and independent projects that will enable students to learn quickly and at an appropriate level, while the camp-wide theme will facilitate students speaking Mandarin to each other and with native speakers. The language content is complimented by “electives” such as Chinese art, dance, skits and performances; food, games, and ping pong. A series of language-exchange meetings with high school students from Beijing will provide opportunity to converse and participate in school and language-based activities (without having to travel to China). The exchange of language combined with creative cultural activities is intended to get students to start-talking and promote motivation to become life-long learners of Mandarin.

617-869-0295 • wanli.hu@umb.eduhttp://caps.umb.edu/china

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 5, 2015July 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

This residential Chinese academy for 25 high school students (grades 9-12) is designed to provide an immersion in Chinese language and culture, and to spark and develop interest in Chinese language and culture. Participants will receive 150 hours of instruction in 15 days. The focus of the curriculum, whose theme will be “Experiencing Chinese Festivals through the Five Senses”, will be on gaining language skills, cultural understanding and digital media expertise. Student participants will have the opportunity to work on iPads, which will allow them to reinforce skills, to have access to their growing competencies via ePortfolio, and to record their gains via LinguaFolio. Tai Chi will follow breakfast every morning. Classroom instruction, conducted in the target language, will take place all day with breaks for lunch, snacks and dinner. After dinner, a variety of cultural offerings ranging from calligraphy to art to cooking to Chinese film will be offered. The rich intersection of American high school students and teachers of Chinese will promote authentic cultural exchange during class sessions and extracurricular activities. The administrative and instructional staff consists of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction and LinguaFolio.

402-472-2024 • amoeller2@unl.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/startalkchineseacademy2015/

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 19, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Motivated high school students are invited to participate in an intensive two-week residential Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/index.aspx

University of Virginia (student)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Unviersity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) will continue to partner with the nationally reputed VSCTA teacher program to promote Chinese language and culture learning in the commonwealth of Virginia. The 10-day VSCSA student program (July 13-23) will enable novice learners to experience blended learning with a combination of face-to-face instruction and hybrid learning in flipped classrooms. Language immersion morning sessions are strengthened by afternoon sessions featuring tutorial sessions, consolidation individual and group learning, and cultural immersion activities. Upon the completion of the program, student participants will develop a positive can-do attitude, attain proficiency at the novice-mid level, and move toward novice-high level across three communicative modes. The capstone of the development of student participants’ experiences is the completion of an E-portfolio and individual website that documents their extensive learning experiences in Chinese language and culture immersion. Please visit the program website http://uvastartalk14.weebly.com to complete online application by April 30, 2015.

434-924-0571 • mt3z@virginia.eduhttp://uvastartalk14.weebly.com
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