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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

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

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

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

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

Fargo Public Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students in Fargo

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 20, 2015July 24, 2015: online and asynchronous (online)
  • July 27, 2015August 7, 2015: In program (face-to-face)
  • NDSU Living and Learning Center, Fargo, ND

Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this dynamic three-week, 90 hour Teacher Program. The focus of the program will be how to teach history, geography, legends and other cultural content in Chinese at every level.The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing during the second week. The third week, participants will spend in the student program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the STELLA Modules Planning, The Learning Experience, and Performance and Feedback, collecting their evidence in a portfolio. Housing will be provided in a modern and comfortable conference center.

701-293-5763 • mary.thrond@gmail.comhttp://www.fargo.k12.nd.us

Furman University (student)

STARTALK: Furman Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 5, 2015July 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC

The 2015 STARTALK Furman Chinese Language Camp is a two-week residential program from July 05-19. It is an intensive language program designed for 28 high school students who have taken at least one year of Chinese, or the equivalent. The program theme is: “You and I: Two Worlds Meet.” The ultimate goal of each day’s learning is to prepare the students for the evening one-on-one video chat with their language partners in China. Immersed in the topics of evening conversations, students live on the beautiful Furman campus with native Chinese language teachers and undergraduate Chinese-speaking camp counselors, build their language skills in intensive morning classes, try their hand at Chinese cooking, Taichi, dance, and games, attend lectures on contemporary Chinese culture and politics, and enjoy language-focused field trips. The program provides 7 hours a day of organized instruction and language-focused activities and weekend tours. Weekend activities feature a group hike with Furman's undergraduate students from China, meetings with the Greenville Chinese Cultural Association, a field trip to a Chinese grocery store followed by a dumpling-making party, a Chinese feature film, and a final farewell performance.

864-294-2545 • dongming.zhang@furman.eduhttp://www.furman.edu/academics/asianstudies/summer-programs-and-teacher-training/Pages/startalk.aspx

Glastonbury Public Schools (teacher)

Lead with Chinese

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: Advanced Course: Creating Teacher Leaders in the Chinese Classroom (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Beginner Course: Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice (face-to-face)
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Advanced Course: June 29 – July 10: Prerequisite: 3 years teaching experience. Participants will develop an understanding of what it takes to become a leader, how to develop a vision of what good classroom performance is, how to communicate that vision to other teachers, and finally how to assist other teachers in implementing that vision in their classes. Participants will also focus on diagnosing difficulties, and promoting ways to manage the learning process. Participants learn to provide feedback and coaching to other teachers so that instruction is maximized. Technology will be an integral part of the course and will be used to gather data. Beginner Course: July 13 – 24: This course centers on a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based, infuses technology, and includes the latest philosophies of language teaching. Participants will discuss how curriculum needs to be created with a “backward design” model, keeping in mind that focused assessment is a key component of Understanding by Design. Participants will also learn techniques for helping their students become more proficient as they continue their language study. Teachers will learn elements of differentiated instruction and demonstrate their understanding by teaching a mini-lesson. Observation and reflection are integral parts of the course.

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://goo.gl/6Ymhuy

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

Kent State University (teacher)

KSU STARTALK: Teacher Leadership Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 6, 2015July 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • KSU STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy, Kent, OH

The Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy is a ten-day residential program for K-12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The task-based, learner-centered curriculum promotes the integration of the latest Web 2.0 technologies with STARTALK best practices in Foreign Language instruction. Teacher participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the Kent State student immersion program in Mandarin Chinese. Teacher participants receive three graduate credits upon successful completion of the program. This program (including room and board and tuition) is entirely free for teachers accepted into the program.

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

Northern Virginia Community College (teacher)

NOVASTARTALK

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: NOVASTARTALK F2F Workshops (face-to-face)
  • NOVA Arlington Center, Arlington,, VA

NOVASTARTALK is a face to face workshop that features standards-based instruction on the appropriate use of technology to teach World Languages in STARTALK programs and in the home institutions of STARTALK teachers. The faculty members of NOVASTARTALK are known or their expertise in technology-enhanced language teaching and learning. The focus of the workshop is the technology toolkit that each participant puts together over the course of a week of instruction. This toolkit allows the teachers to implement a similar program at their home institutions. There are two seperate NOVASTARTALK sessions with different applications and foci. Teachers are encouraged to sign up for week one if they have never been to NOVASTARTALK before. They are encouraged to sign up for week two if they are proficient in basic technologies or if they are returning to NOVASTARTALK after a previous workshop. Participants should not sign up for NOVASTARTALK unless they are able to attend from 9-5 for the five consecutive days of the session . For information on our program contact Program Director Laura Franklin at 703-845-6325.

703-845-6242 • lfranklin@nvcc.eduhttp://www.novastartalk.edu

Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Boulder (teacher)

Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age: A STARTALK Program on Incorporating Learner-Centered Tehnology Tools into the Chinese Language Curriculum

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 10, 2015June 21, 2015: Pre-program Asynchronous Online Segment (online)
  • June 23, 2015July 1, 2015: Residential Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • July 2, 2015July 17, 2015: Asynchronous Project Completion Segment (online)
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado's Program for Teaching East Asia will host a STARTALK program for 20 Chinese language teachers working in middle and high school settings around the US. This blended program will provide teachers with a thorough understanding of and practical experience with implementing effective learning technologies appropriate for the secondary Chinese language classroom. Based on the premise that the sustainability of both a program and its teachers increasingly depends on the teachers possessing skills and behaviors of a digital-age professional, this STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will consist of asynchronous online learning in mid-June, a residential institute in late June, and asynchronous online time in early July to complete a technology portfolio.

303-735-5128 • jon.zeljo@colorado.eduhttp://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea

San Diego State University Research Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK 2015: Multi-language Summer Student/Teacher Program: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Swahili, Persian, Portuguese Combination proposal

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) will offer a two-week residential teacher training program for twenty three beginning level and five emerging (intermediate) level teachers (K-16). The program will be conducted at two levels to accommodate both beginning and emerging teachers. By the end of the program the participants will be able to effectively apply contemporary theories of second language acquisition (SLA) to their instruction; incorporate the principles of backward design; the five-step lesson plan; and ACTFL standards to their lessons and curricula. The five emerging participants will be given more practicum opportunity during the workshop. They will work closely with the Language Group Leaders in the morning to prepare materials and lessons. In the afternoons they will assist/coach the beginning level participants. The program will be offered via a two-week (80 hours) on-site workshop. Interested participants will earn three units graduate level credit and will be offered an opportunity to attend an extra 40 hours of continuing teacher education offered by the California World Language Project onsite, or online.

619-594-7447 • fsaydee@mail.sdsu.eduhttps://larc.sdsu.edu/startalk/

Stanford University/California World Language Project (teacher)

Stanford University CWLP Teacher Leadership Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 17, 2015July 22, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

This residential program, Leadership Development for Teachers of STARTALK Languages and Cultures, is especially designed for teachers who have experienced the highest level of success in implementing the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles in their classrooms and provide them with the leadership skills that will enable them to play leadership roles in their schools and districts to advance the mission of STARTALK. These roles include planning programs and curricula, leading professional development activities, becoming cooperating/master teachers for teacher candidates, mentoring and coaching their colleagues to implement best practices in their classrooms and serving in different committees and task forces designed to strengthen teaching and learning of the STARTALK languages. The program will continue to strengthen the participants’ linguistic and cultural knowledge and especially their pedagogical practices, but will concentrate its efforts on building a cadre of teachers who can play leadership roles in program planning, curriculum development, assessment practices in their districts, schools, and local organizations, including the designing and planning of STARTALK programs. Attention will also be placed on preparing the participants to support Master/Cooperating teachers in the essential function of preparing the next generation of STARTALK anguage educators.

650-736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.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 (teacher)

Promoting Chinese Language Instruction through Professional Development

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 26, 2015August 8, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The teacher program of StarTalk Vermont intents to provide opportunities for 10 Chinese language teachers from across the nation to upgrade their knowledge and skills in instruction by developing a comprehensive understanding of the StarTalk Principles and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The participants will have 104 hours of instructional time, including daily coaching by a Lead Instructor, presentations and lectures given by experts, lesson design with consultation of the experts, and reflections on the activities they are engaged in as compared with their teaching practices in schools. The participants will apply what they learn to practice by teaching in the student program so that each teacher will have several opportunities for instruction. The program will last for 13 days, and a pre-program assignment on StarTalk Principles, the 5 C's, and the Coaching approcah is required. Follow-up contacts will be maintained through E-mail, Skype sessions, and telephone calls after the program. Certain technology approaches will be applied to the teacher program for instruction and for management of the program.

802-989-5402 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~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 (teacher)

TROY-STARTALK Teacher 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 pre- and in-service Chinese language teachers. Participants will live and study with experienced bilingual Chinese language professors and teachers from Confucius Institute and College of Education of TROY University. All participants pledge to speak only Chinese from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day with paired students. Participants study in a small class 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 to paired students. Participants will try their hands at Chinese paper folding, Chinese cooking, Dragon Dance, Tai Chi, Chinese traditional dances, and games. Each 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 all pre- and in-service teachers with near-native proficiency in the Chinese language and graduate level mastery of English for the studies of language teaching theories. All expenses during the two-week residential program are covered after the participants at TROY University. Troy’s gorgeous campus offers beautiful walking trails and a picturesque lake for everybody to enjoy outside of class.

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

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop: Materials Development

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

In spite of the large number of Heritage Language Learners (HLL) in K-16 classrooms, language instructors in the U.S. are not prepared to teach them and few methodologies, curricula, or materials for teaching HLLs are available. This challenge is compounded in all STARTALK languages because they are less commonly taught and the teachers are often required to create their own materials. This teacher workshop is designed to help language teachers learn how to develop suitable materials for their students by focusing on instructional materials that answer the needs of HLLs. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of HL materials development. The workshop also aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home. The instructors are Dr. Olga Kagan, UCLA ,and Dr. Maria Carreira, CSULB.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.eduhttp://www.nhlrc.ucla.edu/nhlrc/events/startalkworkshop/2015/home

University of Hawaii (teacher)

Hawaii Teacher Training Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 2, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

STARTALK-Hawaii will recruit 10 talented pre- and inservice teachers of Chinese to spend 25 days in Honolulu, immersed in a program to improve how they teach Chinese to primarily secondary school learners, although the approaches may be adapted for other learners. The Teacher Training Institute runs concurrently with the STARTALK Hawaii Chinese Language Camp for 20 students, ages 12 to 17, led by four master teachers and one assistant teacher. During the first three days of the Institute, teachers will be immersed in theory and its implementation, through live instruction, demonstrations, experiential classes in which the participants become students, and feedback sessions. Instruction and discussions will focus on the STARTALK principles and incorporate TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Story-telling) approaches (teachers choose one strand for a focus). For the first week of the student camp, trainees will watch, dissect, and reflect on lessons taught by the lead instructors. Beginning in the second week, they will help teach. All lessons are critiqued using back channeling and in feedback sessions. Some segments may be video recorded. Teacher trainees will pay airfare and $500 towards housing. Tuition, board, excursions and materials are covered by STARTALK.

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