STARTALK 2015 - Chinese Programs in VA

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Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese and Arabic Program for Middle School Students

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Gunston Middle School, Arlington, VA

The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese Program is intended for students currently in grades 6-8 who have not studied or have limited knowledge of these languages. The goal of this program is to motivate students to begin or continue the study of Arabic and Chinese. The program can accommodate up to 25 students per language. Focus of study will be on understanding main aspects of target culture and communicating about everyday needs and experiences through field trips, hands-on activities, folklore, and technology. Students will be immersed in the target language from day one and will participate in exciting hands-on activities that will allow them to use the language for meaningful purposes. Our program gives first priority to Arlington Public Schools’ students. Once our registration period ends, on May 8th, non-Arlington residents will be considered if space is still available. Non-Arlington residents' applications will be placed on a waiting list during the registration period and will be considered for the program if the opportunity permits. Please see our APS website for more information.

703-228-6097 • margaret.johnson@apsva.ushttp://apsva.us/Page/2133

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

University of Virginia (teacher)

Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA), first launched in 2008, will continue to partner with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) to provide opportunities for professional development and career advancement for novice and experienced teachers of Mandarin Chinese. The 17-day residential program (July 8-24) integrates and balances theory and practice through both regular and virtual classes in a well-sequenced blended model. Upon the completion of the program, participants will receive three to five graduate course credits. Specifically, they will receive intensive training and practicum experience, integrate technology and culture into teaching, participate in developing an effective blended learning model, implement strategies for creating a Chinese immersion setting, and develop authentic tasks and performance-based assessments. The capstone of the development of the trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign language is the completion of an E-portfolio that documents the trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers. Each teacher participant will receive a $4,250 scholarship to cover 3-credit tuition and other academic costs of the program and pay $300 for program costs. Please visit the program website http://www.virginia.edu/startalk to explore program information and complete online application through the link http://tinyurl.com/2015UVaSTARTALK by April 10, 2015.

434-924-0571 • uva-startalk@virginia.eduhttp://www.virginia.edu/startalk

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

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (student)

2015 Virginia Beach STARTALK Summer Academies

Chinese, Russian
  • June 29, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • • • Christopher Farms Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA

This is a long-standing free four-week immersive program which offers four classes of elementary Chinese for rising fifth grade students and one class of advanced Chinese for returning rising sixth grade students. This is the first year that there will be two classes of elementary Russian offered to rising fifth grade students as well. For the elementary classes, students are selected by lottery equally from each of the three sections of the city (60 for Chinese and 30 for Russian). Participants attend class four hours Monday-Thursday, with enrichment instruction in the arts (folkloric dance/martial arts and painting/calligraphy). In addition, students will enjoy an afternoon field trip to further explore the respective language and culture studied. In February of the following year, participants will be invited to after-school post-sessions to continue their studies. The Chinese post-sessions focus on celebration of the Chinese New Year and culminate in a field trip to a heritage community Spring Festival. The Russian post-sessions bring students to a local high school to enjoy Russian food, dance, and crafts with the high school Russian students.

757-263-1469 • jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
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