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Chicago Public Schools (student)

STARTALK 2015 Arabic and Chinese Program

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • CPS STARTALK Summer Program at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Thirty Chicago Public School high school students will participate in an intensive Arabic and Chinese summer institute at the University of Chicago from June 29, 2015 through July 24, 2015. Courses will be taught by University of Chicago Arabic and Mandarin Chinese language instructors, running Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. CPS students will be selected by the University for participation based on application materials, school recommendations, and program director’s guidance. Students in the Arabic program must have completed Arabic Level I or II, and students in the Chinese program must have completed the two-year high school requirement of prior study of the Chinese language. All participants are required to enroll in the next level of language instruction the fall of 2015. Students will be enrolled as non-degree students at the University of Chicago and will receive a letter grade for their work, equivalent in content and contact hours to one undergraduate course.

773-553-1968 • fmginski@cps.edu

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

This intensive hands-on one-week training will provide teachers with high quality Chinese language programming to bring back to their respective classrooms. The program will focus on the principles of Understanding by Design, the essence of thematic units, comprehensible input, student centered-learning environments, integration of language, content and culture, and effective uses of performance based assessment that are linked with the learning objectives. By the end of the program, participants will understand the essential elements of immersion programs. Specific skills acquired will include: • Applying the process of curriculum design. • Gaining real immersion instruction experience. • Planning cohesive detailed lesson plans utilizing the STARTALK templates.

415-865-6091 • k_chang@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Session 1 (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Session 2 (face-to-face)
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

Students will learn Mandarin in an activity based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering between first and fifth grade in the fall. Children will be assigned by language proficiency as well as age to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience. During each four-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Students are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced students will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other students. Teachers will focus on building students’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.

415-865-6010 • k_lee@cais.orghttp://www.cais.org

Chinmaya Mission Chicago - Yamunotri Campus (student)

Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2015 (CMSSHC-15)

Hindi
  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Center, Grayslake, IL

Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2015 (CMSSHC-15) will take place at Chinmaya Mission's Yamunotri Campus (30877, N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL, 60030, July 20th to August 7th, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering 90 instructional hours per student over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for 3 weeks) with the theme : "My Designer Town". This program will introduce 36 students of ages 10 to 12 years to conversational and written Hindi at novice high level. As the outcome of the program, students will be able to communicate in all three modes of communication in Hindi, talk about themselves, their families, friends, likes, dislikes, daily routine, ask others about similar details, make plans. They will design their ideal town to live in after virtually visiting five towns in India, and invite others to live in / visit their town by describing its specialties (location, topography, weather, food, celebrations). Students will be able to make connections with different disciplines, such as science, math, geography, weather, history, art, nutrition, and compare / contrast languages and culture of USA and India. They will learn negotiating, problem-solving skills, which can easily be applied outside the classroom, making them life-long learners.

847-537-4710 • vidya@balodyan.comhttps://sites.google.com/a/balodyan.com/www/chinmaya-mission-startalk-summer-hindi-camp-cmsshc---2015

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

Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (student)

Startalk Nurture Student Program

Chinese
  • June 8, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
  • Joliet West High School, Joliet, IL
  • Henry Puffer Elementary School,, Downers Grove, IL
  • Dekalb High School, Dekalb, IL
  • Lincoln Junior High School, Naperville, IL

In the past six summers, Consortium of Illinois Language Schools has offered very intense and standard based Chinese Immersion language programs to over 1,000 students in 15 school districts. This year the student program will run 90 hour long to 4th to 8th grade students in various school districts in Chicago Suburbs. Classes are immersed with cultural activities to enrich the language learning experiences. The program is costumed to students with the levels from novice-low to novice-Mid to prepare them for future studies, also it is served as training platform for students from our previous teacher program.

630-699-5726 • fredlu98@gmail.com

D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center (student)

DC Metro Startalk Urdu Program 2015

Urdu
  • July 20, 2015August 5, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Rolling Valley Elementary School, 6703 Barnack Dr, West Springfield, VA

Northern Virginia is home to a large and vibrant Urdu-speaking community that is enthusiastic about maintaining its language and culture. And we offers a colorful celebration of Urdu and the diversity of Pakistan. The DC9 Urdu STARTALK Program will provide instruction to 50 upper elementary, middle, and high school students, based on the theme “A Trip to Pakistan.” In addition to providing another quality learning experience, we also aim to further mobilize the community around the goal of establishing a more regular and sustained Urdu program in our community. This year we are adding an advanced level class to our program and are planning to prepare our students for the Fairfax County Credit Exam for World Languages. We are hopeful that by preparing some of students for the county language proficiency exam and having support from the community and local leaders we could persuade school officials to consider introducing Urdu in local public schools. Considering the positive impact of art projects on students' language learning we will include the art project in our curriculum this year as well. We will hire an internationally recognized truck artist, Haider Ali to conduct workshops on the Pakistani truck art incorporated in our curriculum.

571-221-0308 • saziz9@yahoo.comhttp://dc9urducenter.org

Department of English Language Learners and Student Support. New York City Department of Education (student)

STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program

Hindi
  • July 1, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, NY

STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program is a unique program for middle and high school students. This program is supported by the Department of English Language Learners and Student Support/New York City Department of Education. This program admits native or non-native students interested in learning Hindi language and want to maintain their heritage language, culture and identity. STARTALK summer program offers dynamic language instruction that follows the National Foreign Language Standards (5 Cs) and align daily lessons to the the New York State Languages Other Than English standards. Students get an opportunity to communicate via skype with students in India and practice their conversation in the target language. Eligible students earn a high school foreign language credit. Students with language proficiency may take Hindi foreign language test from the New York University and earn foreign language college credits from the New York University. As an extension to the summer program, there are weekend cultural and community based programs in the fall. Registration and placement will be on Monday, June 29, 2015 and Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Classes will be for four weeks tentatively from Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015. For information, contact Sushma Malhotra smalhotra@schools.nyc.gov

212-666-1919 Ext. 2073 • smalhotra@schools.nyc.govhttp://www.startalk.99k.org

E-studio (teacher)

Increasing Engagement through Storytelling, Scenario-Based Learning and Gamification: a STARTALK Program for Teachers of Russian

Russian
  • June 1, 2015June 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Virtual, Chicago, IL

During our proposed program “Increasing Engagement through Storytelling, Scenario-Based Learning and Gamification: a STARTALK Program for Teachers of Russian,” we plan to train teachers of Russian on how to increase engagement in blended and distance learning classrooms through the use of storytelling, scenario-based learning and gamification. As a result of their training, we will develop a fully functioning online course on the Russian Folklore based on the materials developed by the teachers. We will also use this course during our Fall 2015 semester in real classrooms to conduct research on learner engagement in blended and online environments. As a result of this research, we will shed light onto the complex construct of learner engagement in a foreign language classroom, and analyze its relationship with storytelling, scenario-based learning and gamification. This research will provide insight into the nature of learner engagement- a concept that is very important in language learning and especially in LCTL learning, and will highlight practical suggestions for teachers. The findings can be used by other STARTALK language programs to increase engagement in their classrooms. We are planning on recruiting 10 teachers for this project and provide them with CEU credits for their training.

319-594-5530 • mkostina@sbcglobal.net

East Asia Institute at the University of Oklahoma (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language Camp: West meets East

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

Our STARTALK Chinese Language Camp is a 3 week program that targets students grades 3-5 in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Our camp will be held at the University of Oklahoma Schusterman Campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma from June 15th - July 2nd. This STARTALK sponsored camp will begin at 9 am Monday - Friday and will conclude at 3 pm. The East Asia Institute and the Confucius Institute at OU is partnering with local elementary schools that are demographically diverse and have existing Chinese programs. Both EAI and OUCI work hand and hand to develop programs that support k-12 organizations and the community. The theme of this camp stems from our highly successful collaboration with our Beijing Opera experts from China. In addition to learning Beijing Opera stories and performing them, they will receive daily Chinese language instruction with additional stories and vocabulary that will enhance their Chinese speaking abilities. Students will learn to do taichi, kungfu, traditional dances, Chinese painting, calligraphy, mask making, and other cultural activities that will support their understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

918-660-3497 • rexburnett@ou.eduhttp://eai.ou.edu/summer-camps

East Central University (student)

STARTALK: In Search of the Russian Firebird: Connecting Generations Through Tradition summer institute

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • East Central University, Ada, OK

This institute is a three-week program designed for 20 zero-level to novice-mid level students in the 9th-12th grades that will take place June 7-25, 2015, and includes classroom instruction Mondays-Fridays and instructor-led field trips on weekends. All-day classes will combine language and cultural aspects of the program with the intensive focus on Russian language as well as various aspects of Russian culture for a total of 315 in-class/contact hours of instruction. Rigorous conversational and role-play language activities combined with culture classes will fully engage students allowing them to increase their Russian language skills by one-half or by one full level at the end of the institute. The instructor-led field trips will enhance and reinforce the classroom learning as well as contribute to cross-cultural learning. The institute will also include follow-up opportunities for the participants through January 2016.

580-559-5293 • msukholu@ecok.eduhttps://www.ecok.edu/

Educators Society for Heritage of India (student)

STARTALK ESHI Hindi Summer Camp in Marlboro, NJ

Hindi
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: ESHI Startalk Summer School (face-to-face)
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (ESHI) Announces ‘STARTALK’ Summer School for Hindi Language and Indian Culture from July 13 to July 31, 2015 (8:30a.m.–3:30p.m.Monday-Friday). This is the 6th year we are organizing this highly successful program. It is open for Indian Heritage Students (8 years or older) and Non-Heritage Students (9 years or older) Students in small groups will learn to speak Hindi through immersion in Hindi Language and Indian Culture with interactive instruction, music, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, other hands-on activities, while using modern technology. The Theme is Food and Exercise for Health. Experienced Hindi teachers in collaboration with a Univ. of Pennsylvania Hindi Language Professor and a Marlboro K-8 World Languages Teacher will design the curriculum. ? Deadline for application is Friday, March 15, 2015 (11:59 PM). ? Selected participants will be informed by email by Friday April 25, 2015. ? Vegetarian lunch and a snack will be provided every day to students. For Application, please see: www.ESHIusa.org Only online applications are accepted. Please forward this flyer to your family and friends. Contact: Mr. Brij Gupta: 732-331-5636 (bngupta@gmail.com) Dr. Ved Chaudhary: 732-972-1489 (ved.chaudhary@gmail.com)

732-414-8120 • ved.chaudhary@gmail.comhttp://www.ESHIusa.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

Fargo Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese Program for Teachers and Students in Fargo

Chinese
  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Trollwood School for the Performing Arts, Moorhead, MN

This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, Chinese cooking and ink painting. The theme "Journey to the West - The Monkey King" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese folklore, traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Sen Lin Hu, Concordia Language Villages Chinese Program will provide a rich exchange of activities like archery, dragon boating, dance, calligraphy and interpersonal communication.

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

Fauquier County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK 2015

Arabic, Turkish
  • July 6, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, VA

Fauquier County Public Schools will host STARTALK 2015: From Farm to Table for rising 5th through rising 9th grade students. The program will last three weeks beginning July 6 and ending on July 23, 2015. Classes will run from Monday to Thursday each week. There are no classes on Fridays. The program will include exciting theme based instruction in Arabic and Turkish and several field trips.

540-422-7024 • lhoover@fcps1.orghttp://www.fcps1.org/startalk

Fayette County Public Schools (student)

FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2015

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY

•June 15, 2015 – June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face) Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) will once again host the Fayette STARTALK Chinese Summer Program, an innovative summer learning experience for up to 100 elementary students. Participating students will be those rising first through sixth grade students enrolled in the district’s sequential, content-related and Kentucky World Language standards-based Chinese language programs during the regular school year. The primary learning goal is to sustain and enhance participating students’ current levels of proficiency, while providing them with opportunities to experience authentic Chinese cultural activities in an immersion environment. In this standards-driven Mandarin Chinese summer learning program, students will engage in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks that emerge from non-academic areas of interest and cultural importance as well as from academic content in other curricular areas. Students’ acquisition of Mandarin structures will develop naturally from the communicative tasks and assessments designed around the curricular theme, "Discover China Through its Regions." Students will demonstrate their progress toward developing skills in interpersonal, conversational communication; interpretive listening; and presentational speaking.

859-381-4261 • alicia.vinson@fayette.kyschools.ushttp://www.fcps.net/

Florida State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Critical Languages from Best Practices

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili
  • June 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • FSU STARTALK Program, Tallahassee, FL

Running from June 1 to July 24, 2015, the FSU STARTALK program is designed to support two distinct sets of teachers of critical languages: approximately 20 teacher candidates in FSU’s School of Teacher Education; and eight early-career language teachers, who have experience teaching their languages at either college or elementary level. Teacher candidates will work with mentor teachers to co-plan, micro-teach, and co-teach in the program. For the teacher candidates, the proposed program will bridge the theory from the candidates' coursework and their practice through micro-teaching and co-teaching; for the eight mentor teachers, the proposed program will deepen their understanding of effective world language teaching practices and nurture their abilities as teacher-leaders. By the end of this program, teacher candidates will be able to use the backward design process to plan lessons that are contextualized and provide comprehensible input to students; meanwhile, the candidates will be able to use their reflections on the similarities and differences between the U.S. and their home countries’ school cultures to build appropriate relationships with students to promote a safe and positive learning environment; mentors will develop their skills of providing constructive feedback to teacher candidates.

850-644-7813 • wwang5@fsu.edu

Forest Hills High School (student)

STARTALK Forest Hills Chinese Summer Program

Chinese
  • June 27, 2015July 17, 2015: Forest Hills Chinese Summer Program (face-to-face)
  • Forest Hills High School, Forest Hills, NY

This is a three week non-residential Mandarin Summer Program to teach Chinese language and culture to middle school students (preferably 7th and 8th graders) of Chinese background who speak the language (any dialect) at home but have little or no ability to read and write in Chinese. Teaching will mostly address literacy in Chinese. The purpose of this program is to better prepare Middle School students for our high school Mandarin program. The cultural aspect of the program, which main topic will be Chinese-American history, aims at providing the students a richer perspective of their own cultural background.

718-268-3137 Ext. 3120 • rmacias@schools.nyc.gov

Fresno Unified School District (student)

2015 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy

Chinese
  • June 15, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hoover High School, Fresno, CA

The 2015 STARTALK Fresno Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a fourteen-day, 90-hour Chinese language and culture program offered at Hoover High School in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) during this summer. It is for students currently between 5th and 12th grade at school. The program will run from June 15 to July 2 from 8 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The standard-based, student-centered program is specially designed for 60 students to learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture. The program will offer novice and intermediate level Chinese language classes. Students will receive 5 units of elective class credit. Students will learn and develop speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while gaining exposure to the products, practices, and perspectives of the Chinese culture. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum will be integrated in activities to learn the language. Students will use technology to become familiar with the target language and culture. The target language will be reinforced through painting, calligraphy, abacus, martial arts, craft, dance, music, Chinese chess, cooking, song, sport, and a field trip to San Francisco Chinatown. Students will be immersed in the Chinese language environment to develop an in-depth understanding of the culture.

559-451-4000 Ext. 12107 • elaine.yen@fresnounified.org

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

George Mason University (teacher)

Transitioning Korean Native and Heritage Teachers into the Culture of US Schooling

Korean
  • June 8, 2015June 19, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Through a carefully designed blended sequence of activities, this institute will provide participants multiple opportunities to explore and examine introspectively critical considerations that directly influence transitioning to teaching in a learner-centered classroom. The program is designed to actively engage 30 teachers in six professional development workshops focused on learner-centered approaches to language teaching as highly effective tools for addressing pedagogical issues inherent in less commonly taught languages. Themes identified extend knowledge of Second Language Acquisition and planning for standards-based language instruction; assessment; incorporating technology to facilitate learning; integrating differentiating of instruction for diverse learners; and addressing effective classroom management techniques. Using the TELL framework, this summer program will focus on the Planning TELL Domains and Criteria Statements. The professional development workshops and online curriculum will highlight the needs of heritage and native language teachers and learners as well as culturally, linguistically, and cognitively diverse learners, using learner-centered instruction as a research source. This program will use the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) domains and the supporting TELL criteria for designing program goals as well as the STELLA Modules for Teacher Develop (Planning). These goals will also reflect the StarTalk-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning.

703-993-8710 • mhaley@gmu.edu

Glastonbury Public Schools (teacher)

Lead with Russian

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: Advanced Course: Creating Teacher Leaders in the Russian Classroom (face-to-face)
  • July 13, 2015July 24, 2015: Beginner Course: Standards-Based Instruction in Russian 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 Russian 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/j01cx0

Glastonbury Public Schools (student)

Discover Chinese

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Discover Chinese Student Program (face-to-face)
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

This is an intensive four-week program for students interested in learning the Chinese language. The program is designed for both beginning and advanced students in grades 7-12. There is also an elementary school program in Glastonbury. [For the elementary program contact Jimmy Wildman at wildmanj@glastonburyus.org] This program is non-residential and meets from 9:00-3:00 Monday through Friday from June 29- July 24. There is a $150 registration fee due upon acceptance into the program. Lunch is provided daily, but no transportation is available. Online applications can be found at: http://goo.gl/E0o6Rn

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://goo.gl/E0o6Rn
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