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Mandarin Institute and SFUSD (student)

Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Program

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The Mandarin Institute in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Chinese Intensive Program offers Bay Area students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program. During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units and a distance learning component. Each student will have a personal Chinese tutor situated in China with whom they will interact with daily over the course of the program to increase their skill and confidence in engaging in authentic dialogues. Located in the heart of Chinatown, students will engage with locals daily in addition to several field trips and lunch in Chinatown. Students can register for Middle School Immersion or High School level II or III. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour language study High School program, students may earn one semester foreign language credit. The theme of our program is "Discover San Francisco Chinatown!" Our goal is to increase students' confidence in using their language skills in real world situations with native speakers.

415-861-0966 • info@MandarinInstitute.orghttp://www.MandarinInstitute.org/students/STARTALK_2015

Mudra Arts Center (Hindi Student Program) (student)

Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program

Hindi
  • July 6, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program, Ashburn, VA

The Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program is a program for 52 elementary and middle school students to be held July 6th - July 25th six hours a day concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will be based on the theme "Me and My World: Expanding Spheres." The program incorporates STEM content and will be based on the 5 C’s. There will be a special focus on natural life sciences and health, and target culture related to this focus will be integrated in each unit. Age-appropriate activities such as yoga, arts & crafts, sports, and stories will also contribute to making it a fun experience. The program includes a thematically integrated field trip to a museum and daily authentic meals integrated with the theme of nutrition. Our program will offer Hindi on a continuing basis after the summer program through weekly classes.

571-432-6920 • bakegingerbread@aol.comhttp://mudraartscenter.com/hindiprogram/

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Inc. (teacher)

NCOLCTL StarTalk LCTL Professional Development Program

Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL 2015 Startalk Professional Development Program is a hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of one or more LCTLs at the post-secondary level; these languages include Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. There are two parts to this program. Overall, the program will be a three-week program; One week of distance learning and two weeks of residential face-to-face instruction in Bloomington, Indiana. Fourteen new or prospective LCTL instructors will be selected to participate in this three-week intensive summer program. They will have hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum, Understanding By Design, and performance assessment. The face-to-face program will involve a series of lectures and discussion sessions in the morning while the afternoons will be devoted to hands-on activities such as teaching practice, lesson plans development, curriculum design, and assessment rubric for evaluating learning outcomes. The success of the program will be measured by the participants' deliverables and teaching performance. We will share common "Look For's", Observable Behaviors developed from desired results of the program and TELL materials. These Look For's align with program goals on lesson planning, performance assessment and Backward Curriculum Design, Integration of Culture, Content, and Language, and Learner Centered Instruction.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://www.startalk.ncolctl.org/2015-startalk

National Youth Organization of Pakistan (student)

Brooklyn BRICK STARTALK Urdu Program

Urdu
  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Communities & Knowledge ( BRICK ) is this the organization who will be sponsoring the program. BRICK is planning to offer a 15 days program in learning Urdu in conjunction with the diversity of Pakistani culture and society. We aim to serve about 60 number of middle- and high-school students recruited from the local communities of Kensington and Midwood. These neighborhoods are located in the epicenter of a growing Urdu-speaking immigrant population, which is one of the fastest-growing in New York City, with between 20 – 40 % growth in the past 10 years. There is a strong demand in the community and school district for Urdu programs that can use the heritage language to develop language and critical thinking skills, foster communication between parents, children and community members, and promote respect for diversity and self esteem. Improving heritage language skills creates effects beyond language acquisition, positive identity development, improved family relations, and decreased acculturate stress. We have selected the theme of “Our Stories, Our World” to provide a way to integrate language learning with learning from family and community, learning about Pakistan’s diverse cultures and history, and learning through using technology and creating art.

347-933-7938 • nyopngo@hotmail.comhttp://www.nyopngo.org/

Natrona County School District (student)

Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp

Chinese
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp (face-to-face)
  • Paradise Valley Elementary School, Casper, WY

The Paradise Valley Mandarin Camp is designed to provide a rich linguistic and cultural experience for students in grades K-5. This summer program will include sessions for kindergarten through fifth grade students at Paradise Valley Elementary school. The morning and afternoon sessions will each have capacity for 20 incoming kindergarteners (40 total), 20 dual language immersion first graders (40 total), 22 dual language immersion second grade students (44 total) and 10 non-immersion third-fifth grade students (20 total), 72 students in the morning and 72 students in the afternoon, for at total capacity of 144 students. The K-1 classes will center around the story of Mulan and the second grade immersion and 3-5 non immersion classes will be based on The Monkey King. The students will be immersed in Mandarin by experienced dual-language immersion teachers who will introduce them to and develop the language and culture of China. At the end of the camp they will participate in a capstone project where they will demonstrate their acquired language skills in oral and visual presentations appropriate to their grade and proficiency in Chinese.

307-253-3151 • kim_jones@natronaschools.org

New Century School (student)

STARTALK: China in Baltimore

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • The New Century School, Baltimore, MD

This program aims to provide meaningful, motivating, and cultural Chinese experiences to elementary-age learners. The key priority is to increase students' Chinese language proficiency and desire to continue learning. Our student-centered, theme-based, and backward-designed program, “STARTALK: China in Baltimore,” teaches Chinese language and culture via a curriculum based on a central question: What if Baltimore city became a city in China, Shanghai perhaps? What would students need to get around? What kind of food would they be exposed to? Where could they go visit and how would they get there? These among many other questions will be answered throughout our summer program. Students will also get the opportunity to experience a taste of China. Students for "STARTALK: China in Baltimore" will prepare authentic Chinese food and eat food authentic to local Chinese cities. They will also explore the local Baltimore area with the mindset that they are in a Chinese city. Through exposure to these types of activities students will have the chance to compare American and Chinese culture. The urban location of The New Century School (historic Fells Point) is an ideal place for students to experience diversity in culture and a wealth of city landmarks.

410-929-4116 • xie@thenewcenturyschool.comhttp://www.thenewcenturyschool.com/

New York University (teacher)

STARTALK Teacher Training Program in Hindi and Urdu

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 1, 2015June 13, 2015: First online portion (online)
  • June 16, 2015June 20, 2015: Onsite at NYU (face-to-face)
  • June 23, 2015June 27, 2015: Second online portion (online)
  • The Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastren Studies at NYU, New York, NY

This teacher-training workshop is an intensive 3 week online and 1 week residential program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of school, community and college teachers of Hindi and Urdu. Participants learn the up-to-date student-centered, project and performance-based, standards-based teaching methodologies in a learning-by-doing environment. They are required to develop, observe and critique classroom procedures, strategies and teaching techniques. The program includes a cultural component whereby participants learn how to use the resources available in a community environment. The program is based on a state-approved course which is a part of the curriculum of the Master’s program in Foreign Language Teaching at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, modified for the needs of the seminar. The workshop will be held June 1-13 and June 23-27 online and June 16-21 on site. The online segment includes reading assignments and reaction/journal entries, viewing and critiquing video-recorded classes, development of tasks and activities. It is asynchronous with 2 live chat sessions per week. The on-site component runs for 5 hours daily (9:00am -3:00pm.) Every session consists of interactive presentations and modeling of best practices by a second language acquisition specialist and of hands-on language-specific applications supervised by language experts.

212-998-8871 • arthur.starr@nyu.eduhttp://neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu/object/kc.news.startalk

New York University (teacher)

NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (K-6)

Chinese
  • July 1, 2015July 24, 2015: Teaching FL To Elementary School Students (3 credits) (face-to-face)
  • September 12, 2015January 16, 2016: Dual Language Workshops (Saturdays once a month) (face-to-face)
  • New York University, New York, NY

The NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) for pre- and in-service teachers of Chinese is designed to give teachers an essential understanding of the theory and best practices of Chinese immersion and FLES education. The core of the NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6) is the summer course “Teaching Foreign Language to Elementary School Children” (FLES), which is held July 6 - 24, with additional content designed exclusively for teachers of Chinese. Four fall workshops concentrate on Chinese immersion education. Participants may choose from 2 strands. The first strand offers a 50% scholarship to participants who wish to earn 3 graduate credits in FLES education. These 3 credits are required for teachers holding NYS Teaching 7-12 certification to receive the NYS extension for teaching in grades 1-6. Both strands will participate in a series of fall workshops focusing on Chinese immersion education.

212-992-9367 • robin.harvey@nyu.eduhttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms/StarTalk_NYUChineseImmersion2015

North Central College (student)

North Central College’s STARTALK Chinese Immersion Experience

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 18, 2015: Program (face-to-face)
  • North Central College, Naperville, IL

North Central College STARTALK students will explore and engage in Chinese language learning within the context of a professional environment. This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of Chinese learning experience. Topics to be explored include job interviewing, asking questions in a business context, introducing oneself and engaging in appropriate conversation for the professional world, using modern technology, and the importance of teamwork. This summer program aims at providing students with opportunities to enhance their language skills and to learn about China’s major industries, customs and traditions, as well as explore similarities and differences between STEM-based careers in China and the United States. The format of the program will be loosely modeled on the popular reality shows The Apprentice and Shark Tank. Students will work in teams to develop strategies to market a product in China and will demonstrate what they “can-do” at weekly Board Meetings.

630-637-5263 • jsun@noctrl.eduhttps://northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/startalk

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

Occidental College (teacher)

Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Center

Arabic
  • June 13, 2015June 17, 2015: Building Leadership in the Arabic Language Teaching Communities (face-to-face)
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Technology as the Core of Standards-Based Arabic Instruction (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 23, 2015: Technology as the Core of Standards-Based Arabic Instruction (face-to-face)
  • Embassy Suite, Orange, CA
  • California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

PROGRAM I: LEADERSHIP This is an invitational program. Participants will revise their curricula and instructional materials in light of the Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills Map, using backward design with real-world objectives that are age- and stage-appropriate; focusing on culture and content from the core curriculum; including the three modes of communication; providing opportunities for cultural and linguistic comparisons and real-world language use beyond the classroom; and teaching unit segments employing pedagogies that reflect STARTALK best practices. PROGRAM II: TECHNOLOGY (This is a blended program: 3 days online, 4 days face-to-face) Participants in our Technology Sessions will be divided into two groups based on the needs they identify in their applications and the level of their proficiency in standards-based and technology-enhanced instruction. Both groups will learn to effectively use technology to enhance a standards-based approach: locating authentic materials on the web including video, music, art, graphics, text, data; using technologies to make authentic materials accessible to students including MovieMaker and PowerPoint; facilitating interpersonal communication through instant messaging, video, audio and written chats, emails, interactive assignments and homework; supporting presentational communication using the technologies listed above as well as online postings, webpages and GoogleDrive. 818-620-1176 • ihashem@oxy.edu • http://www.la-stars.net

818-620-1176 • ihashem@oxy.eduhttp://csmp.ucop.edu/home/site_detail/103/20

OneWorld Now! (student)

OneWorld Now! STARTALK Summer Language Camp

Arabic, Chinese
  • June 22, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Impact Hub Seattle, Seattle, WA

The 9th annual OneWorld Now! STARTALK Summer Language Camp will be held June 22 to July 10 at Impact Hub Seattle in Pioneer Square. This program is for high school students only (including rising freshmen and newly graduated seniors) and is intended for students with no prior experience in the target language. Participants may choose between Modern Standard Arabic and Mandarin Chinese and will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (including Independence Day). From day one, classes will be taught with little to no English. In addition to learning to read and write in a new alphabet, students will gain the vocabulary and grammatical knowledge to identify and describe a wide range of objects or activities in their daily lives. The program will also include cultural performances, art workshops, and field trips, as well as workshops designed to develop skills for 21st-century global leadership. Students will display their new language skills for parents and community members in a culminating Final Showcase. This program can accommodate up to 18 students in each language. Students from outside Seattle are welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for all costs associated with traveling to and staying in Seattle.

206-223-7703 • alex@oneworldnow.orghttp://www.oneworldnow.org/

Paint Branch Elementary School, Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland (student)

2015 STARTALK Chinese STEM & Culture Immersion Summer Academy

Chinese
  • July 13, 2015July 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD

Chinese • July 13 to July 30, 2015 • 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM • The 2015 STARTALK Chinese STEM & Culture Immersion Summer Academy is a three week program integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Chinese language and culture. The program will offer 60 elementary students an intense but fun and engaging experience. It is open to all students entering first through sixth grade in Prince George's County, Maryland and neighboring areas. Lessons are taught primarily in Chinese. Hands-on activities range from creating ice-cream to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. Students will go on two field trips during the camp. Applications will be available from the Main Office at Paint Branch Elementary School and online. Please contact Ruby Costea at <shu.costea@pgcps.org> for questions and to apply online.

301-513-5300 Ext. 57966 • shu.costea@pgcps.orghttps://sites.google.com/site/pbeschinese/

Pak American Community Center (student)

Pak American Community Center Startalk Program

Urdu
  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Community Center, Edison, NJ

The Pak-American Community Center is excited to build on the successes of its 2014 Startalk program to offer another fun Urdu learning experience. We will offer 50 local upper elementary and middle school students a unique opportunity to improve their Urdu language skills and expand their understanding of South Asian culture. Students will virtually visit and experience various regions of South Asia, particularly the Urdu speaking regions through the target language, improve their proficiency in Urdu language through fun and hands-on use, and expand their knowledge of cultural diversity in the different regions that they will visit. Edison, NJ and surrounding area have one of the highest concentration of South Asians in the US. This area is home to a vibrant Urdu-speaking community that regularly meets for cultural celebration including annual holidays and mushaira (Urdu poetry recitation gatherings). The Urdu language figures prominently in these celebration, though there is a growing divide between South Asian immigrants and their American-born children in language use. successful 2014 program was able to offer community children an otherwise unavailable opportunity to learn language in a pedagogically effective classroom setting. We also successfully created a network of parents and community members committed to promote language.

201-898-8636 • Drkhan7860@gmail.com

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

Queens University of Charlotte (student)

STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic 2015

Arabic, Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

The StarTalk: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 105 hour non-residential program for rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from July 6th to July 24th from 8:30AM to 3:30PM with lunch and snack provided. Undergraduate credit (3 hours) may be granted upon program completion, at which point students will demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin or Arabic at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level with a focus on real-world communication skills. Using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies - such as Skype conversations with native-speaking tutors abroad - students will engage in culturally significant communicative activities in an immersion setting in class, in the community, and online. Sixty-five students will be admitted in a competitive application process including essays and a teacher recommendation. Prior knowledge of Mandarin or Arabic not required. Heritage language learners and advanced students are welcome.

704-688-2836 • debelle@queens.eduhttp://queens.edu/chinese-institute

Rutgers, The State University (teacher)

STARTALK Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Program 2015

Chinese
  • June 26, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ

The focus of this year's program is on the development of leadership skills. New teachers will learn to expand their skill sets in the following areas: classroom management, lesson design, teacher presence and confidence, presentational skills, and professional English. The program orientation will be on June 27th. Program participants will meet full days from July 6 through July 17th. A follow-up post-program meeting will be on July 24th.

848-932-0790 • mary.curran@gse.rutgers.eduhttp://gse.rutgers.edu

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/

San Diego State University Research Foundation (student)

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

Arabic, Dari, Persian
  • July 20, 2015August 14, 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 two four-week Arabic, Dari, and Persian STARTALK summer programs for 10 heritage students in each camp, for a total of 30. These programs will be available to students in grades 9-12 at the intermediate high/advanced levels of oral proficiency. This is a non-residential program and is available only to local students. Each program will offer 130 instructional hours during its initial four weeks with an additional 8 hours of follow-up activities. During the four weeks (Monday – Friday. 0900-0330) students will be actively involved in conversational activities focusing on skills such as speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural competence. All interested students will earn four units of undergraduate college credit upon successful completion

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

Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk Teacher Certification Program

Arabic, Chinese, Korean
  • June 19, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chong Wa Benevolent Association Hall, Seattle, WA

The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk program will start a new Cohort 9 of nine teacher candidates on an alternate route pathway to teacher certification in the state of Washington. Certification coursework is provided by Pacific Lutheran University. Languages served are Arabic, Chinese, and Korean. Cohort 9 teacher candidates will take three, two credit graduate level courses: EDUC 544 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education, EDUC 556 Secondary Schools, EDUC 583 Exceptionalities. The returning cohort, Cohort 8, consisting of 7 teacher candidates, will take two courses: EDUC 561 Secondary Methods (4 credits) and EDUC 563 Internship Seminar (2 credits). Those who have not passed or taken the WEST B tests of reading, writing and math will also attend a workshop on tips for passing the WEST B writing and reading. Week 1 consists of certification coursework in preparation for the following two weeks of morning lab school. Weeks 2 and 3, teacher candidates will teach K-4th grade children Arabic, or Chinese or Korean in the mornings. Course instructors and teacher candidates will rotate observation and feedback responsibilities. Afternoons will be spent debriefing and taking additional certification coursework.

206-722-6561 • belau@seattleschools.org

Springfield Public Schools (student)

StarTalk Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through

Chinese
  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Boland Elementary School, Springfield, MA

We are pleased to offer another Chinese Immersion Summer Camp for students in the greater Springfield area that combines Chinese Language Instruction with a focus on Mathematics and Community Service. Elementary students from grades 1 through 8 are eligible for our program and we invite younger siblings at the kindergarten level to participate as well. The 2015 camp will be located at the Edward P. Boland Elementary School located at 426 Armory Street in Springfield. The camp with run from Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 2:30, from July 6th through July 24th, 2015. Free breakfast and lunch is provided daily. For more information please call or email Program Director, Ann Ferriter, at (413) 896-0457 or ferritera@sps.springfield.ma.us.

413-787-7111 • ferritera@sps.springfield.ma.ushttp://www.sps.springfield.ma.us

Stanford University (student)

Stanford University California World Language Project Mandarin Student Program

Chinese
  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA

This program is for "true beginners" of Mandarin middle school students who intend to study the language and culture either in their middle or high school years and is not appropriate for heritage speakers of Chinese. The program will engage learners in exploring themes related to the Silk Road and will equip them with the linguistic and cultural experiences that will enable them to successfully interact with each other as "Silk Road Ambassadors" and apply their knowledge of Chinese language and cultural practices.. The program is especially designed to introduce students to the Mandarin language, tones and cultural perspectives, practices and products and prepare them for a successful experience in continuing to study Chinese in the 2015-16 academic year. Priority will be given to rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in the Sunnyvale School District. The non-residential program will be held in Sunnyvale, CA from June 29-July 24, 2015.

650-723-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

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

Stony Brook University (student)

STARTALK at Stony Brook: Summer Programs 2015 in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, & Korean

Arabic, Korean, Persian, Turkish
  • June 29, 2015August 13, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University will host a non-residential STARTALK program for high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates, for 7-week, 6-credit intensive introductions to Arabic, Korean, Persian and Turkish. The courses are designed to teach novice through lower intermediate levels of the Arabic, Korean, Persian and Turkish languages through student-centered, creative, interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive communicative activities which allow students to build speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as intercultural competence. This summer institute is centered around the theme of travel and will feature, in addition to daily instruction, organized field trips to relevant cultural sites and guest speakers on topics which tie into our theme. Each of the three language classes will meet Monday through Thursday for 3 ½ hours per day from June 29, 2015 through August 13, 2015 (90 hours of instructional time). Up to 4 students in each of the 4 languages will receive scholarships to cover the cost of in-state tuition and fees for these courses that are designed to prepare students for continued study of these languages both here and abroad.

631-632-7440 • Andrea.Fedi@stonybrook.eduhttps://llrc.stonybrook.edu/

Texas A&M University at College Station (student)

A Virtual Trip to East Asia: STARTALK Summer Programs in Chinese and Korean

Chinese, Korean
  • June 2, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Pebble Creek Elementary School, College Station, TX

This summer program provides engaging and stimulating language and culture learning experiences in Chinese and Korean to a total of 45 non-heritage language learners in 3rd/4th grades. In the four-week program, students will develop communicative competence and cultural awareness in Chinese/ Korean through the theme A Trip to East Asia. They will follow two characters on a trip to China/ Korea and learn to use the target language with authentic materials and in culture-rich contexts. Standards-based and thematically-organized curriculum will be developed and implemented by a team consisting of language teachers, graduate students and university faculty who are proficient in the target languages and cultures, knowledgeable about the US education system, and experienced in implementing world language pedagogy. Students’ learning of the target language and culture will be further reinforced through the use of technology and project-based learning in STEM.

217-649-2313 • lijenkuo@tamu.edu
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