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Allama Iqbal Community Center (student)

Allama Iqbal Community Center STARTALK Program

  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • PS 217, Brooklyn, NY

The program will be held at P.S. 217, Colonel David Marcus School in Brooklyn, NY. Classes will be held daily from 9:00 to 3:30 over three weeks in June and July and continued learning classes will be offered on weekends through the end of the funding cycle in February. The program will target Urdu-heritage children, and we will market the program through community channels including local Urdu newspapers and radio shows, fliers at local stores, mosques, and churches, and through our center’s extensive contacts list. We are extremely excited about the prospect of using this STARTALK grant to continue promoting Urdu study in the Pakistani-American community in Brooklyn, NY. Thank you for considering the need of the community. We will try our outmost efforts to conduct this program in best possible way. We try to up grade our standards to surpass the expectations of Startalk . We have the full support of the community and community leaders to employ the language in school district for future, and we are able to target this aim due to our Startalk Urdu program.

917-383-9000 •

American Bodhi Center (student)

ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

  • June 8, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Sharpstown International School, Houston, TX
  • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX

The ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program, administered by American Bodhi Center, provides three and half week summer courses and 90 hours of instruction for elementary, middle and high school students in June 2015. The Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The Program will collaborate with two schools in Houston Independent School District to recruit 2nd - 9th graders. Collaboration with Houston school districts has been a successful and effective model for STARTALK student programs from 2008-2014 (administered by Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institute from 2008 - 2011 and Rice University in 2012 and 2013). American Bodhi Center will continue to utilize the strong and extensive connection with school districts and the community in Houston to promote the STARTALK student program.

713-553-5580 •

American Chinese Academy (ACA) (student)

STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp for Elementary School Students

  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD

American Chinese Academy (ACA) proposes “STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home”. It will be a three week (June 29, 2015 to July 17, 2015; classes: Monday - Thursday; field trip: Friday day, July 17) intensive Chinese language and culture summer learning program integrated with rich STEM contents targeted for kindergarten through 5th graders at University Park Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This student-centered program will provide an immersive language learning environment where students engage in materials and hands-on activities featuring the theme “Earth Is Our Home.” During the program, students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth. Students will also participate in craft, martial arts, and traditional musical instrument workshops, as well as a field trip to gain an increased interest and understanding of Chinese culture and language.

240-643-5529 • jeff.chen@pgcps.org

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (student)

Discover Russian

  • June 29, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

Discover Russian is a four week Russian Language and Culture immersion program offered to rising 6th-12th grade students. This is a non-residential program that meets Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Holmes Middle School, Fairfax County, VA from June 29 – July 24, 2015. Transportation is not available but lunch is provided daily. Discover Russian offers two levels of instruction: Beginning (Level I) for students who are just beginning their study of Russian of Russian and Intermediate (Level II) for students who have had previous experience in learning or speaking Russian. There is a $150.00 registration fee due upon acceptance into this program. Application can be found here:

703-955-9228 •

Anchorage School District (student)

STARTALK Summer 2015 Chinese Language and Culture Camp

  • June 1, 2015June 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK

Chinese • June 1, 2015-June 12, 2015 Scenic Park Language and Culture Camp, Anchorage, AK Our 2015 STARTALK Chinese summer camp will give up to 80 students in grades 1-8 the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun and stimulating environment. Activities will be based on the 5 C’s of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and will incorporate authentic, integrated performance assessments. Students will experience Chinese culture and language through the study of the ocean in an “Under the Sea” theme. Building upon our previous “Wandering Panda” theme, younger students’ self-created pandas will “dive” into a deep-sea adventure. Older students will discover the sea by taking on the role of newscasters and doing research and interviews as real reporters would do. Chinese language and culture through best practices and meaningful, enjoyable activities that maximize time and engagement with the language. They will demonstrate increasing use of Chinese, understanding of Chinese, engagement with the language, love of the language and culture, and a desire to continue.

907-742-1650 • Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org

Arlington Independent School District (student)

As Aventuras Continuam (The Adventures Continue)

  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bebensee Elementary School, Arlington, TX

This program will serve as a jumpstart for incoming 6th grade students who will be participating in a Portuguese FLES program for the first time during the 2015-16 schoolyear. The goal for this program is to allow them to position themselves to be at a Novice High level at the end of only one year by giving them 60 hours of intensive immersion instruction in the summer followed by intentional, content-based language and culture instruction in FLES during the school year. The goals of this program are to provide students with this instruction such that they can 1) use functional chunks of basic everyday language as stepping stones to additional language acquisition, 2) demonstrate an understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of Brazilian culture, and 3) speak at the novice-mid level as defined by the ACTFL proficiency scale when speaking about topics with which they are familiar by the end of the STARTALK summer program and by the novice-high level as defined by the ACTFL proficiency scale when speaking about topics with which they are familiar by the end of the STARTALK grant period in February.

682-867-7338 •

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Chinese and Arabic Program for Middle School Students

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

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

703-228-6097 • margaret.johnson@apsva.us

Asia Institute Crane House (student)

STARTALK : Asia Institute Crane House Chinese Language Program

  • July 6, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • TBD, Louisville, KY

The STARTALK : Asia Institute Crane House Chinese Language Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to rising 5th, 6th and 7th grade students in the Louisville, Kentucky region. In this 3-week program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture for the duration through projects and group activities. Activities include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures. During the course of the program, students learn language and culture, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends. Students who achieve qualified scores on the standardized testing may apply for high school language credit.

502-485-8252 • cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us

Asian American Center of Frederick (student)

STARTALK Center for *STEM-Integrated Chinese Studies *(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

  • June 22, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Frederick, MD
  • Frederick, MD

AACF's “STARTALK Center for STEM*-Integrated Chinese Studies” will provide students in 4th through 7th grades with an exciting two-week summer experience in Frederick, MD. Additionally, it will offer an optional online extension program of ten weekly classes for older students and an optional 20-hour face-to-face program of weekly classes for younger students. This is an innovative program from which they will gain an increased interest and understanding of Chinese culture and language. Through an immersive Chinese language STEM-based curriculum with the theme, “Discover the Science of China,” students will participate in cultural and scientific activities while simultaneously learning the beginner level Chinese needed for basic communication. Technology will be well incorporated into daily learning activities; upper-level students will participate in an exciting robotics project. Offered at no charge to students, the program will run June 22 – July 2, 9am-3pm, with snacks provided. Students will participate in a field trip to enhance their classroom learning, as well as a culminating celebration and program for parents on the last day. *Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

301-694-3355 • echung@aacfmd.org

Balvihar Hindi School Atlanta VHPA (student)

STARTALK Balvihar Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2015

  • July 8, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Gwinnett High School, Lawrenceville, GA

STARTALK Balvihar Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2015 is a summer program for 75 middle and high school students, July 8th-23rd, concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will follow a thematic curriculum based on 5 C’s. We are recycling our overarching theme the colorful world of India (Bharat: Its Art and Industry). This will allow the concepts of Environment and STEM to be recycled (useful for returning students) This theme will have carefully designed curriculum with chosen sub-themes to address students’ interests particularly in health and hygiene (Traditional and Modern practices), fashion ( eco-friendly approach) and music ( Influence of Mathematics),and some of the existing and emerging industries in these fields. An action-oriented program like ours through comprehensive but comprehensible input through arts & crafts, sports, reading and listening with TPR activities and story-telling makes it very appealing to students. The camp will begin daily at 9:00 am with Yoga and end at 5:00pm. It will be a total immersion program where the target language and culture will prevail. The real-life interactive communication will be taken to a higher level. By the end of the program students will know and use basic Hindi structures and the Devanagari script.

770-962-2669 • msrtiwari@gmail.com

Berks County Intermediate Unit (student)

STARTALK 2015: Language Learning through Performing Art

  • June 12, 2015June 12, 2015: Program Segment (online)
  • June 15, 2015June 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Alvernia University, Reading, PA

For the fourth year, the Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading Pennsylvania, will hold an immersive Chinese language summer camp. STARTALK 2015: Language Learning Through Performing Arts will provide 50 incoming grade 7-12 students with an intensive language learning experience. Students will participate in language classes based on their incoming level of expertise. Taiji, Peking opera, puppetry and other cultural pieces will be included daily. A community performance and a field trip to Washington D.C. are the concluding pieces of the camp.

610-987-8639 • suecal@berksiu.org

Binghamton University (student)

Sounds of China: STARTALK - Learn Chinese Through Beijing Opera Performance

  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

This unique summer camp integrates Mandarin Chinese language learning with the theme of Beijing Opera, a spectacular and distinctive style of Chinese performing art. Language classes, cultural classes, and crafts workshops will be scheduled in the morning, while Beijing Opera classes will be scheduled in the afternoon. Students will face real-world Chinese language situations and will have the chance to solve unpredictable challenges by using the Chinese language learned on the same day. A goal of this camp is to allow students to communicate with Chinese people of different ages, backgrounds, professions and personal experiences, including some Chinese, young and old, from the local Chinese community. In the end of this program, they will have the language skills to carry out various tasks, from basic survival tasks to expressing opinions. They will also have an understanding of Beijing Opera, including its singing style, the symbolic meaning of its specialized body language, the traditional face painting, the costumes, its social context, its history and its future. Meanwhile, students will be able to think about, describe, and discuss these aspects of Beijing Opera in Chinese language (at each student’s proficiency level).

607-777-3056 • sliang18@binghamton.edu

Boston Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy

  • July 2, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Arabic Summer Academy, Boston, MA

The Arabic Summer Academy is a four week intensive (Monday through Saturday) Arabic course for 50 high school students from Boston Public Schools and other schools in the Boston area, funded under a grant from the National Security Language Initiative's STARTALK Project. The Arabic Summer Academy uses the Marhaba! high school Arabic curriculum to provide students with an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic and Arab culture. It is designed for students who have never studied Arabic before and begins with an introduction to Arabic sounds and letters. The teaching and learning emphasizes the functional use of Arabic and communication in context through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students acquire enough familiarity with the Arabic language and culture to interact with Arabic-speakers at a basic level (Novice Mid to Intermediate Low according to the ACTFL guidelines). Students finish the course with greater curiosity and sensitivity towards the Arabic-speaking world through cultural encounters in classes, co-curricular activities and field trips.

617-398-7333 • director@arabicsummeracademy.org

Bryant University (student)

2015 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program

  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: 2015 Bryant STARTALK Student Program (face-to-face)
  • 2015 Bryant Chinese Language and Culture Student Program, Smithfield, RI

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Program will serve 40 students in Grades 6 to 12 from Rhode Island and southern New England from July 13 through July 31, 2015. This three-week non-residential student summer program offers the following features: - Customized curriculum based on National Standards of Foreign Language Education, and STARTALK endorsed best practices of effective instruction. - Small class setting with close interaction with instructors in multiple proficiency levels. - Well-designed cultural workshops and field trips associated with language learning - Advanced classroom technology aid and multi-media suported teaching and learning. - Opportunity to take Bryant Chinese language course at discounted rate.

401-232-6883 • kxie@bryant.edu

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), U of MN (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 8, 2015June 28, 2015: TTLO Course (online)
  • Completely online, MN

This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee). For more details, please see the program website.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.edu

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • May 22, 2015June 7, 2015: Introductory Modules (online)
  • June 8, 2015June 10, 2015: Workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 12, 2015July 2, 2015: Follow-up Modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by three additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 •

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 •

Chinese American International School (teacher)

Chinese American International School STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

  • 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.org

Chinese American International School (student)

Chinese American International School STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program

  • 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.org

Chinmaya Mission Chicago - Yamunotri Campus (student)

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

  • 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.com

Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (student)

Startalk Nurture Student Program

  • 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 •

D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center (student)

DC Metro Startalk Urdu Program 2015

  • 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.com

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

STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program

  • 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

212-666-1919 Ext. 2073 •

E-studio (teacher)

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

East Asia Institute at the University of Oklahoma (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language Camp: West meets East

  • 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.edu
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