STARTALK 2015 - Programs in FL

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Florida State University (teacher)

Learning to Teach Critical Languages from Best Practices

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

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

850-644-7813 • wwang5@fsu.edu

University of Central Florida (student)

STARTALK: Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia

Russian
  • July 6, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • STARTALK: Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia, Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida Russian Program subscribes to the philosophy that you cannot understand a foreign culture unless you speak the language. Our Russian program is an important asset to the nation's strategic language reserve and teaches a critical language targeted in the National Security Language Initiative program. In today’s global community doing business with other cultures has become inevitable. Our program focuses on Russian language and cultural understanding in the business world for future business leaders. The theme is “Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia”. In 2012 Russia became a new player in the World Trade Organization, exposing itself as a place of opportunity for American business. Mutual misunderstanding of culture between Americans and Russians has caused deleterious repercussions that have hindered healthy, peaceful business relationships.“Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia” is a three-week summer program offered to prospective and current UCF undergraduate students (50-60 students) with no or a little knowledge of Russian.Students will meet from 9a.m.-3p.m., Monday- Friday for a total of ninety hours of instruction, extra-curricular activities, and field trips.We intend to achieve a proficiency in Russian Language and an understanding of Russian Culture necessary for a business trip to Russia.

407-823-0908 • alla.kourova@ucf.eduhttp://www.cah.ucf.edu/highlights.php?id=1375

University of South Florida (teacher)

USF Startalk Teacher Mentorship Program

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 10, 2015July 17, 2015: Pre-Program Online Workshop (online)
  • July 18, 2015July 31, 2015: Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The USF Startalk Chinese Teacher Training and Mentorship Program is an intensive professional development institute for K-16 Chinese language teachers. This residential program has a core two-week hands-on training program that combines with pre- and post-program professional mentoring activities to provide in-service K-16 Chinese language teachers and individuals interested in teaching Chinese at the K-16 level the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills. Participants earn 3 USF graduate credits in Chinese Pedagogy (Lead Instructor: Dr. Eric Shepherd). Tuition is subsidized. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Rolling admission process. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/

University of South Florida (student)

USF Startalk Chinese Academy

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 19, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Motivated high school students are invited to participate in an intensive two-week residential Chinese language immersion experience designed for non-native learners of Chinese. Instruction is offered at three proficiency levels: beginner, novice high, and intermediate. Participants earn 3 USF undergraduate credits in Chinese. Tuition is subsidized. Certificates of completion are provided. All accepted participants must sign and abide by the 2015 USF STARTALK Code of Conduct, Media Release Form, Medical Release Form, and Forms required by STARTALK Central. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015. Apply early. Spaces are limited.

813-974-0589 • annietai@usf.eduhttp://www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk/index.aspx
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