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Howard County Public Schools (student)

StarTalk: Chinese Language Camp

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Clarksville Middle School, Clarksville, MD

In the 2015 STARTALK: Chinese Language Camp, rising 3rd – 8th graders will learn Chinese through the study of various Chinese Stories (this curriculum is different from previous years). In addition, students will acquire language for daily interactions and for talking about families and homes in China and the United States. The focus for beginning level students will be on speaking the language, while students at the intermediate level will also develop reading and writing skills.

443-280-2402 • myriam_montanez-comito@hcpss.orghttp://www.hcstartalk.weebly.com/

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

Human Assistance & Development International - CLASSRoad (teacher)

Taking TELL Online: Planning Effective Distance Language Instruction

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 14, 2015July 18, 2015: Complete online workshop (online)
  • HADI-CLASSRoad, Culver City, CA
  • California State University - San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

June 14 - July 17, 2015 FULLY ONLINE PROGRAM - PARTICIPANTS JOIN REMOTELY This is a five-week fully online advanced program for up to 30 Arabic and 30 Chinese teachers that features asynchronous learning, synchronous sessions with instructors and peers, and online synchronous micro-teaching activities with university students. The TELL Project is based on research that shows that the greatest factor in student achievement is an effective teacher. TELL provides a blueprint for effective world language teaching through key practices and behaviors of model world language teachers. Our course will help you identify and apply those model practices and behaviors as they pertain to planning for effective online language learning experiences. Our focus on a growth mindset will help you improve through practice and reflection on that practice. Join in our growing professional learning network comprised of alumni from our previous programs and well as new community members. Furthermore, in our online course you will be introduced to a variety of technology tools that you can incorporate in an online instructional design and teaching.

310-845-6149 • munir@hadi.orghttp://www.classroad.com/startalk

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

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Training Program at Hunter College: A Blended Model

Chinese
  • June 20, 2015July 23, 2015: on-campus (face-to-face)
  • July 24, 2015July 30, 2015: off-campus (online)
  • Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

Hunter College Teacher Training Program offers graduate-level courses for pre-service and in-service teachers to fulfill partial requirements toward the M.A. degree and the New York State certification. There are 25 seats available. The program begins with a three-day preparation session followed by five weeks of teaching practicum that combines face-to-face teaching in the classroom setting and on-line tutoring via our live classroom platform. There will also be a workshop on task-based instruction and a seminar on proficiency-based teaching. Training will be conducted through a variety of activities, such as classroom observation and discussion, teaching rehearsal, student-teaching, teaching discussion, etc. Participants draft lesson plans, discuss them with the lead teacher and fellow participants, rehearse the lessons, teach them in a real classroom, and discuss the teaching afterwards. Participants may choose to participate with no credit, or may choose to earn up to 6 graduate credits over the summer, and an additional 3 credits in the fall semester. For-credit participants are eligible to receive tuition scholarship support if they complete course requirements with outstanding performance.

212-396-6595 • zchang@gradcenter.cuny.eduhttp://chineseflagship.hunter.cuny.edu/?op=startalk&ct=3

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

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 (teacher)

LMU 2015 STARTALK LMU Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute

Chinese
  • May 5, 2015May 28, 2015: Course 1: Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development (online)
  • June 6, 2015June 6, 2015: 4 hour Face To Face session (face-to-face)
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Course 2: Practicum in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings (face-to-face)
  • October 14, 2015December 9, 2015: Course 3: Assessment Basics (online)
  • January 5, 2016January 30, 2016: Course 4: Chinese Grammar Pedagogy (online)
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is committed to responding to the state and national demand for highly qualified Mandarin language teachers by offering two pathways for teacher preparation. Pathway 1 is the Credential Program and includes the completion of coursework leading to a California teaching credential, Master's degree and bilingual authorization (2 cohorts of teacher candidates, 17 total). Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings, a hybrid program consisting of 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development hours) offered through LMU Extension (14 participants). Since our first StarTalk grant in 2008, 26 of our recipients have graduated with Master’s Degrees. Many of our graduates have taken teaching positions in southern California and throughout the nation and are "highly qualified," according to the national definition set forth in No Child Left Behind (2001).

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

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/

New York University (teacher)

NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (K-6)

Chinese
  • July 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Teaching FL To Elementary School Students (3 credits) (face-to-face)
  • September 12, 2015January 16, 2016: Dual Language Workshops (Saturdays once a month) (face-to-face)
  • New York University, New York, NY

The NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) for pre- and in-service teachers of Chinese is designed to give teachers an essential understanding of the theory and best practices of Chinese immersion and FLES education. The core of the NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) is the summer course “Teaching Foreign Language to Elementary School Children” (FLES), which is held July 6 - 24, with additional content designed exclusively for teachers of Chinese. Four fall workshops concentrate on Chinese immersion education. Participants may choose from 2 strands. The first strand offers a 50% scholarship to participants who wish to earn 3 graduate credits in FLES education. These 3 credits are required for teachers holding NYS Teaching 7-12 certification to receive the NYS extension for teaching in grades 1-6. Both strands will participate in a series of fall workshops focusing on Chinese immersion education.

212-992-9367 • robin.harvey@nyu.eduhttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms/StarTalk_NYUChineseImmersion2015

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

Rutgers, The State University (teacher)

STARTALK Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Program 2015

Chinese
  • June 26, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ

The focus of this year's program is on the development of leadership skills. New teachers will learn to expand their skill sets in the following areas: classroom management, lesson design, teacher presence and confidence, presentational skills, and professional English. The program orientation will be on June 27th. Program participants will meet full days from July 6 through July 17th. A follow-up post-program meeting will be on July 24th.

848-932-0790 • mary.curran@gse.rutgers.eduhttp://gse.rutgers.edu

Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk Teacher Certification Program

Arabic, Chinese, Korean
  • June 19, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chong Wa Benevolent Association Hall, Seattle, WA

The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk program will start a new Cohort 9 of nine teacher candidates on an alternate route pathway to teacher certification in the state of Washington. Certification coursework is provided by Pacific Lutheran University. Languages served are Arabic, Chinese, and Korean. Cohort 9 teacher candidates will take three, two credit graduate level courses: EDUC 544 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education, EDUC 556 Secondary Schools, EDUC 583 Exceptionalities. The returning cohort, Cohort 8, consisting of 7 teacher candidates, will take two courses: EDUC 561 Secondary Methods (4 credits) and EDUC 563 Internship Seminar (2 credits). Those who have not passed or taken the WEST B tests of reading, writing and math will also attend a workshop on tips for passing the WEST B writing and reading. Week 1 consists of certification coursework in preparation for the following two weeks of morning lab school. Weeks 2 and 3, teacher candidates will teach K-4th grade children Arabic, or Chinese or Korean in the mornings. Course instructors and teacher candidates will rotate observation and feedback responsibilities. Afternoons will be spent debriefing and taking additional certification coursework.

206-722-6561 • belau@seattleschools.org

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 Partnership to Advance Learning (teacher)

Teachers Mentoring Teachers: Building the STARTALK Legacy

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
  • August 10, 2015August 21, 2015: Module 1 (Developing Learning Targets) (online)
  • August 17, 2015August 28, 2015: Module 2 (Checking for Understanding) (online)
  • August 24, 2015September 4, 2015: Module 3 (Conducting Performance Assessment) (online)
  • Memphis, TN

Designed for any teacher as well as instructional leads in STARTALK programs, this online course will help participants use resources identified by the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Project to increase their effectiveness. Participants will be able to complete up to 100 hours of professional learning through four online modules. Module 1 will provide an in-depth look at choosing learning targets not only focused on language and cultural competencies, but also how to develop “LEARNING TARGETS” that allow learners to connect and compare to other content areas, and demonstrate their learning in their community. Module 2 will provide the opportunity to see how carefully identified learning targets ease a teachers implementation of strategies for “USING THE TARGET LANGUAGE” and providing comprehensible input. Module 3 will ask participants to develop an understanding of the role of assessment in meeting the National Standards through the development of their own “PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS.” Module 4 will ask participants to reflect on their own effectiveness and develop a growth plan based on the “TELL PROJECT”. Each module includes videos, readings, threaded discussions, coaching sessions, and online chats with expert consultants. Within each module, participants will have a choice of assessment tasks to demonstrate their learning.

901-734-0871 • info@advance-learning.orghttp://www.tellproject.org/startalk/summer2015

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Online Certificate for Heritage Language Instruction

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • September 1, 2015September 15, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

Since 2009, the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) has held annual week-long summer workshops at UCLA that have aimed to train teachers of STARTALK languages in heritage language (HL) pedagogy, in particular, methodologies, materials and curricula. In order to promote greater access to the material covered in our summer workshops, we will develop the first phase (3 modules) of an online Certificate in HL Instruction. When completed, the online certificate will consist of six modules that are based on the curriculum of our past face-to-face summer workshops, our reflections on this content, participants’ evaluations, and comments from STARTALK observers. Portions of the online certificate will be piloted this summer with participants from past Heritage Language Teacher Workshops.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu

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
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