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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

Glastonbury Public Schools (student)

Discover Russian

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

This is an intensive four-week program for students interested in learning the Russian language. The program is designed for both beginning and intermediate 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/3WkfCr

860-652-7200 Ext. 2030 • wildmanj@glastonburyus.orghttp://goo.gl/3WkfCr

Global Language Project (teacher)

Highly Effective Teacher By Design

Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian
  • July 6, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia University: Knox Hall, New York, NY

The GLP Summer Startalk Program: Highly Effective Teacher By Design, is a two week program designed to bring together learners to both improve their own instruction as well as support colleagues in their professional growth. We will begin our time together by establishing a common understanding of the characteristics of highly effective world language instruction as well as the components of the world readiness standards. We will continue by exploring the role of learning targets and formative assessment as a means to monitor student language development, ensuring participants meet their end of course goals. Next we will focus on lesson planning, comprehensible input, and checking for understanding, which are essential elements of a successful second language classroom. In week two we will focus on practicing the implementation of what was learned in week one. This week will provide opportunities for participants to teach lessons to groups of students and receive feedback on those lessons. Based on the feedback, participants will revise the lesson and re-teach it to a new group later in the week. This focus on the reflection and refinement process will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills they can implement in their classrooms in the fall.

646-657-8075 Ext. 6 • eshovers@glpny.orghttp://www.globallanguageproject.org/startalkprogram.php#registration

Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Elementary school session (face-to-face)
  • June 29, 2015July 23, 2015: Middle & High school sessions (face-to-face)
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program consists of three sessions organized according to student grade level: elementary school (2-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). All sessions are language-intensive and also incorporate cultural activities such as dance, singing, and crafts. The program is intended for complete beginners or students at the novice level (small amount of prior study of Chinese). The elementary school session runs three weeks from June 23-July 10, meeting Monday-Friday from 9:00-12:00. The middle school and high school sessions run for four weeks, from June 29-July 23, and meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All classes are free of charge. Students in the high school class can earn college credit; there are grade-level and GPA requirements for college credit: please visit our program website for information about college credit eligibility.

509-313-6721 • semple@calvin.gonzaga.eduhttp://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk

Hilmar Unified School District (teacher)

HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

Portuguese • Residential Program
  • June 7, 2015June 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA

This program is designed to increase the participants' understanding of the California World Language Content Standards and the Effective Instructional Sequence (EIS). The fifteen teacher participants will be provided with a forty-hour academy-model professional development program. Participants will engage in activities designed to model each of the EIS components and will conduct guided observations of the instructional practices in the student strand in order to demonstrate their ability to identify student engagement strategies. Participants will also be able to identify resources for authentic materials from the target culture for use with varied student groups. At the end of the program, participants will design a grade-level lesson plan that integrates language and culture, incorporates EIS, and aligns to state standards.

209-667-5701 • icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

Hilmar Unified School District (student)

HUSD Portuguese Language Academy

Portuguese
  • June 15, 2015July 3, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
  • Turlock High School, Turlock, CA

The program will offer a positive learning immersion experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 2-11. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program where they will experience the Portuguese language and culture through learning about family, friends, community, food, music, art, and dance. Participants will learn basic skills to greet, introduce themselves and others, and they will exchange information about their family and community. They will also learn linguistic, cultural, and subject matter knowledge and skills through thematic curriculum that will actively engage them in age-appropriate activities.

209-667-5701 • icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

Howard Community College (student)

Startalk Intensive Chinese and Arabic Language Learning Experience for Howard County Students

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia, MD

Howard Communicty College (HCC) will offer six weeks of intensive instruction in Chinese and Arabic for 42 high school students. Classes (novice/intermediate levels) will run from June 22-July 30 with four hours of instruction per day. Students will have the option of staying later for additional opportunities for tutoring, conversation, and project preparation. Students who successfully complete the program will earn four college credits.

443-518-4410 • jsvacina@howardcc.eduhttp://www.howardcc.edu/academics/academic_divisions/english/StarTalk/Startalk%202013/index2013.html

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

India Center of Westchester, Inc. (student)

STARTALK-Hindi/Urdu/Language Immersion Summer Program in Hudson Valley, 2015

Hindi, Urdu
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, NY

The Hudson Valley STARTALK program will offer three weeks of standards based interactive Hindi/Urdu language and culture learning opportunities to 70 elementary and middle school students. Learners will develop language proficiency, art and cultural perspective by exploring several ancient and world heritage architectural wonders of India/Pakistan. Theme based games, competitions, hands-on arts and craft projects such as ‘Decorative Folks Arts and Craft’, ‘Secular Art and Architecture’ and ‘Self Sustaining Miniature Neighborhood’ will provide opportunities to language learners to engage in a meaningful communication and collaborative work. Students' placement will be based on pre-program informal ACTFL OPI, writing sample, reading CASLS/CAPS and LinguaFolio. Our instructors will use differentiated instruction and various formative assessments such as four corners, think pair share, graphic organizer, exit cards and NCSSFL/ACTFL Can Do Statements to address students' needs. Instructors will use authentic materials to design and incorporate novice and intermediate higher sub- level tasks to motivate learners to grow their language proficiency. To motivate intermediate level students gain Advanced mid/high level proficiency NYU Proficiency test will be offered based on teacher recommendations. Students will visit a local house built on ancient Vastu Shastra of architecture and construction and a Mosque and a Temple.

914-319-9396 • sushmak171@gmail.comhttp://hudsonvalleyhindiurdu.tk/startalk-program

Indus Arts Council (student)

Indus Arts Council StarTalk Urdu 2015

Urdu
  • July 22, 2015August 11, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Maryam Islamic Center, Sugar Land, TX

The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting fifteen-day hands-on learning opportunity to 50 local upper elementary and middle school students to improve their Urdu language skills and their familiarity with Urdu culture. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

281-777-1007 • indusartscouncil@gmail.comhttp://www.indusartscouncil.org/startalk

International Hindi Association (student)

Startalk Ohio Hindi Summer Camp 2015

Hindi
  • July 7, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Jennings Community Learning Center, Akron, OH

The STARTALK Ohio Hindi Summer Camp will provide Hindi language and Indian culture instruction to 50 students entering grades 3 through 8. All major costs associated with the program are funded by a STARTALK grant. The program will provide 15 days of instructions for a total of 90 hours. Instructions will be based on the theme “Bharat Jao, Bharat Jano” (Go to India, Know India). The program goal is for students to learn to carry out a variety of real-world tasks at a performance level of a sub-level above their incoming level.This will be achieved by interactive instructions through playing games, dancing, yoga, music, sports, and arts & crafts activities, etc. It will include a day of field trip to a cultural center, restaurant or shopping center to give the students a real life experience. The program will target heritage and non heritage students.The program will be from July 7 to July 25, 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The program will continue to provide continued learning resources and support to the participants through online as well as face to face activities.

330-622-1377 • kirankhaitan@yahoo.comhttp://www.hindi-indianculturecamp.com

Kean University (teacher)

Introduction to Global Project-Based Learning for Teaching World Languages

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University, School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

This program is designed as a 1.5 credit graduate level course that focuses on preparing Hindi and Urdu teachers to integrate global and cross-disciplinary content into the development of standards-based language curriculum while leveraging the use of digital technologies to provide ongoing opportunities for virtual cross-cultural interactions with partner schools in India/ Pakistan. The syllabus includes the foundational theoretical knowledge and pedagogical strategies required to enable teachers to develop increased student language proficiency and intercultural/global competence by using language purposely to investigate the world, recognize others’ perspectives, communicate ideas and collaborate in cross cultural environments in order to engage in global problem solving and innovation. The Program targets 10 "emerging" teachers of Hindi/ Urdu who have previously participated in STARTALK Student and/or Teacher Programs in New Jersey/other states and includes10 teacher candidates for the MA Program in Hindi/Urdu Language Pedagogy.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.edu

Kean University (student)

Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning

Hindi, Urdu
  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University, School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

This three-week standards-driven, blended language learning program is designed for secondary/early post-secondary heritage language learners wishing to gain higher levels of language/culture proficiency through the study of Hindi/Urdu in real world contexts and in contemporary learning environments. Learning experiences focus on using Hindi/ Urdu to gain knowledge/cultural perspectives about the "Role of Humanitarian Organizations in Addressing Global Issues in India and Pakistan." To that end, students engage in daily cross-cultural interactions with native students from partner schools in India/Pakistan using videoconferencing/Web-based applications. Together, they gather, analyze, synthesize and weigh information in Hindi/Urdu from a variety of sources, including invited speakers, taking into account varying perspectives. The final project consists of the development of a variety of advocacy products, designed for use by NGOs in India/Pakistan dedicated to addressing pressing regional/national global issues. Upon completing the program, students will be able to document language gains through proficiency testing and earn high school/ college credits. An additional college credit will also be awarded for successful completion of academic requirements in the program. Following the program, students may enroll in the Extended Online Learning Program, enroll in Kean Hindi/Urdu courses and/or serve as student teaching assistants in 2016.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.edu

Kent State University (student)

KSU STARTALK: Russian Student Academy

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 18, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kent State Foreign Language 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 Russian. 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 (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

Kent State University (teacher)

KSU STARTALK: Teacher Leadership Academy

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

The Kent State STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy is a ten-day residential program for K-12 teachers of Russian. 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 programs in Russian. 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

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/
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