STARTALK 2015 - Chinese Residential Programs in NE

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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 Nebraska-Lincoln (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will provide an intensive 10-day professional development experience for 15 US teachers of Chinese focused on creating a learner/learning centered environment that reflects best practices in language learning and teaching. STARTALK teacher participants wear two “hats” in this institute. First, they are placed in the role of the learner as they experience pedagogical techniques and strategies first-hand that actively engage them in the learning process. In this way, they develop confidence through practice. Second, participants are placed in the role of teacher, as they examine their beliefs about language learning and teaching both during and after the learning tasks, thus promoting “reflection in action” and “reflection on action.” In order to affect maximum technology uptake, each participant is given an iPad and laptop to use as they learn technology in a context directly applicable to their classrooms. Points of emphasis include: instructional planning based on backward design; assessment that includes formative, summative and self-assessment; classroom management; integration of LinguaFolio; content- based instruction; developing intercultural communicative competence; and technology integration. The staff is comprised of experienced professionals in the areas of language teaching and learning, instructional technology, Chinese language instruction, LinguaFolio and classroom management.

402-472-2024 • hurlbut@gmail.comhttps://sites.google.com/site/stchineseteacherinstitute/
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