STARTALK 2015 - Programs in NY

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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 •

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

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 •

Forest Hills High School (student)

STARTALK Forest Hills Chinese Summer Program

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

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

718-268-3137 Ext. 3120 •

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.org

Hunter College/Research Foundation of City University of New York (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Teacher Training Program at Hunter College: A Blended Model

  • 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.edu

Hunter College/Research Foundation of City University of New York (student)

Hunter College STARTALK Summer Language Program for High School and College Students

  • 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 •

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.com

National Youth Organization of Pakistan (student)

Brooklyn BRICK STARTALK Urdu Program

  • 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.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.edu

New York University (teacher)

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

  • 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.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.edu

The East-West School of International Studies (student)

East-West Korean Language Summer Program

  • July 8, 2015August 12, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • The Korean Language and Culture Summer Program, Flushing, NY

The Korean Language and Culture Summer Program at the East-West School of International Studies will provide five weeks of language and cultural immersion to secondary school non-native Korean language speakers or those who wish to become more familiar with the language and culture. This program will expand the teaching and learning of Korean through a rigorous and engaging curriculum to promote effective learning of the language. It will engage students through Korean arts, music, dance, cooking, and cultural immersion in the local Korean community of Flushing, Queens.

718-353-0009 Ext. 5056 •
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