STARTALK 2015 - Programs in WA

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Gonzaga University (student)

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

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

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

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

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/

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

University of Washington (teacher)

Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian
  • July 8, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” aims to enroll twelve teachers currently teaching Russian, Persian, Portuguese, and Korean in the community or who would like to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program will teach them the STARTALK principles and best practices in language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments. A special focus on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction will prepare teachers to work effectively with today’s students. The program includes two-and-a-half intensive weeks of instruction, classroom observations, and practicum experience. The Russian teachers will be able to work with students in the STARTALK Russian Student program, while the Persian, Portuguese, and Korean teachers will work with students in the UW summer intensive language courses in the respective languages. Total instructional hours will be 65 hours for the 13-day Teacher Program for which teachers will receive 5 credits for EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education.

206-685-9401 • startalk@uw.eduhttps://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianteacher.php

University of Washington (student)

Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

Russian
  • July 13, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA

The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space,” aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. The program has a focus on content-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a concentration on space exploration and aviation design themes through a partnership with the Museum of Flight. Students will be able to earn five UW credits and complete the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits in Russian as a World Language. Russian-speaking professionals from Microsoft, Boeing, and Philips will share their disciplines in Russian with the students, with the goal of inspiring some of them to pursue double degrees in Russian and other university majors. To accommodate students’ diverse interests, the program will also feature three elective projects.

206-543-0536 • startalk@uw.eduhttps://depts.washington.edu/startalk/russianstudent.php
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