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ACTFL (student)

Launching Into Arabic at the U.S. Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD • Arabic • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009

This is an intensive four-week program in beginning or intermediate Arabic. Program participants must be current midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy or rising high school 11th or 12th graders currently in Naval JROTC programs in the Annapolis area. This is a non-residential program for the high school students.

703-894-2900 • mabbott@actfl.org

ACTFL (teacher)

STARTALK: ACTFL/CLASS Chinese Teacher Program at Glastonbury

Glastonbury, CT • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session
Glastonbury, CT • Chinese • July 20, 2009 July 31, 2009Residential Session

There are two sessions offered for teachers of Chinese (July 6-17 and July 20-31). These sessions focus on delivering a standards-based Chinese program and include demonstration teaching and portfolio development. Both sessions are full for summer 2009.

703-894-2900 Ext. 110 • mabbott@actfl.org

ACTFL (student)

STARTALK: ACTFL/CLASS Chinese Student Program at Glastonbury and Choate

Glastonbury, CT • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 31, 2009

This is an intensive four-week program for students from July 6-31. The program at Glastonbury is for students in grades 2-12 and the program at Choate is for students in grades 9-12. Both programs are full for summer 2009.

703-894-2900 Ext. 110 • mabbott@actfl.org

Aldeen Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching Arabic Through Communication: Guidelines for Success

Pasadena, CA • Arabic • June 18, 2009 July 3, 2009

This program is composed of an online program that participants complete from home and an onsite program. online program includes 20 real-life workshops recorded and posted online. The workshops were given by Professor Mahdi Alosh, an expert and leading figure in the field of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL).online program prepares the participants by giving them the requisite knowledge for the onsite program. The onsite program is a 12-day program,from June 18-July 3, excluding weekends. During the first six days of the program, participants will be introduced to the main theoretical and pedagogical concepts of teaching AFL through a combination of seminars, hands-on workshops, and micro-lesson teaching presentations to get a clear understanding of the basic practices of teaching AFL according to the communicative approach. The second six days of the program are comprised of a practicum. During this phase, participants will work closely with coaching Master Teachers that they will observe, reflect on their practices, and discuss any thoughts with them. Participants will also be assigned limited time to teach real classes and will be given feedback. Participants will be awarded $1,000 and may apply for five units of credit from Loyola Marymount University.

626-577-2199 • AldeenStartalk09@aldeenfoundation.org

Aldeen Foundation (student)

STARTALK Summer Course in Modern Arabic for High School Students

Pasadena, CA • Arabic • June 24, 2009 July 15, 2009

This course is designed to take absolute beginners and learners at other levels to a higher stage. All learners will be engaged in speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills according to their language level. Small groups, with an instructional ratio of 1:8, will give learners individualized attention. Learners will be able to learn how to use the course textbook and to continue learning individually, following the course syllabus through the rest of the year and attending monthly support meetings with the program director and teachers. During the time students spend in the program, instructors will introduce learners to the sound and writing systems of the Arabic language and provide them with the basic instructional and lexical knowledge needed to produce language. Throughout the instructional time, students will be able to understand some formal and informal speech through clips of genuine communication that reveal several aspects of culture. Learners will engage in structured functional activities during the class period and communicate with classmates and teachers in class and during Middle Eastern breakfast and social time. Participants who fulfill the course requirement will receive a generous stipend of $500 and three units of college credit from California State University, San Bernardino.

626-577-2199 • aldeenstartalk09@aldeenfoundation.org

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Institute

Fort George Meade, MD • Arabic • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009

The Anne Arundel County Public School system proposes to offer a two-week non-residential immersion Arabic STARTALK Institute for students entering grades 4 through 6 from July 6,2009-July 17, 2009. The institute’s focus will be Arabic language and culture. The content will be a blending of linguistic immersion content as well as cultural experiences. Language activities will be differentiated to best meet the needs of new students. All activities will support the Maryland State Department of Education’s Foreign Language Voluntary State Curriculum. The program will be offered at Meade Middle School at Ft. George Meade.

410-222-5424 • jhernandez3@aacps.org

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship: ASU Chinese Language Camp Summer 2009

Tempe, AZ • Chinese • July 12, 2009 July 26, 2009Residential Session

ASU Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship is a 15-day (July 12-26) residential program for Arizona high school students to increase their motivation and proficiency levels in Chinese through a highly individualized and task-based curriculum. The program targets students entering 11th or 12th grade whose proficiency level in Chinese ranges from novice-low to intermediate-high or who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. Throughout the program, students will receive Chinese language instruction in the mornings and participate in cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings. Chinese language classes will focus on communication in real-life situations and will be delivered through group lessons, individualized instruction, and peer mentoring. Cultural activities will focus on enhancing students’ understanding of Chinese culture and society. Students will watch movies on different themes, work on and present research projects on cultural and social issues in China, and participate in hands-on activities to learn traditional Chinese arts and crafts, calligraphy, cooking, and some martial arts. After the summer program, students will commit to taking follow-up Chinese language classes at ASU, their own high school, or CCSA (the Contemporary Chinese School in Arizona) with some online components.

480-965-7179 • xia.zhang@asu.edu

Arlington Public Schools (student)

Arlington Public Schools Summer Exploratory and Enrichment for Arabic and Chinese

Arlington, VA • Arabic, Chinese • July 13, 2009 July 31, 2009
Arlington, VA • Chinese • July 13, 2009 July 31, 2009

The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese summer programs are intended for rising 9-12th grade students who have not previously studied either target language or who have limited proficiency but are interested in further developing their basic skills. The goal of the program is to motivate students to begin or continue the study of these languages. Students will learn practical vocabulary and will be introduced to basic language structures with a focus on communicating about everyday needs and experiences. In addition, students will learn about the practices, perspectives, and products of the culture. Field trips, hands-on activities, music and songs, and technology-based activities will allow for creative and culturally relevant experiences. This is a high-expectations program for students seriously interested in developing language skills and knowledge about the target cultures. Classes meet from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Arlington campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Public transportation is provided for this no fee program. The program is available on a space available basis to students from outside Arlington County.

703-228-6097 •

Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) (student)

STARTALK, FINISHfirst: Bridging Language, Growth, and Achievement

Seattle, WA • Arabic, Persian, Urdu • July 13, 2009 July 24, 2009

Associates in Cultural Exchange, through a grant from STARTALK, is offering two-week Arabic, Persian, and Urdu summer language camps at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle for students ages 10-14. Classes start on July 13 and end July 24 and meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All three camps are being offered free of charge with fresh lunches included. All teachers are native speakers trained in the Natural Approach and Total Physical Response methods. Students are immersed in their new language and culture through storytelling, reading, writing, arts, crafts, plays, field trips, and multicultural events.

206-217-9644 Ext. 201 • makaj@cultural.org

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

Bangor, ME • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 3, 2009

The Future Teaches Chinese is a special summer experience sponsored by STARTALK and the Bangor Chinese School for teachers of Chinese, aspiring teachers, and interested others. Developed by language and curriculum experts, our Bangor-based program provides participants a no-cost opportunity to improve skills and learn the most innovative methods of teaching language. With its affiliations, STARTALK offers an excellent environment to grow in language proficiency and teaching know-how while meeting a network of Maine educators and speakers of Chinese who are willing to share what they have learned with participants. This is a two-week program. The first week provides teaching strategies, standards, curricula, technologies, and performance-based principles derived from the standards of CLASS, Hanban, and Maine Learning results. This section also includes the topic of classroom management and methods of assisting students with learning disabilities. Maine teacher certification of Chinese was detailed. The second week offered participants the opportunity to teach Chinese and apply the knowledge learned in the first week. The program will be held at Husson University, Monday to Friday, June 22-July 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. A limited number of need-based residential spaces are available. A prize or stipend will be awarded to selected participants.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.com

Bangor Chinese School (student)

STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

Bangor, ME • Chinese • June 29, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

The Future Speaks Chinese was an exciting, four-week, immersion-based experience for motivated students in grades 4-12 who want to learn the Chinese language. It was a language-intensive and culturally focused program taught by experienced teachers with three levels: beginner, intermediate, and heritage. Structured learning goals were modeled on ideas drawn from the national CLASS summer session (2007). Students experienced “performed culture” and had hands-on experience with cooking, arts, crafts, calligraphy, abacus instruction, Tai Chi, and music instrumentation as part of a complete immersion experience. The program was held at Husson University, Monday to Friday, June 29-July 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A limited number of need-based scholarships were available. Prizes were awarded to students based upon their performance in the program.

207 990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.com

Belanno (student)

The Next World Ambassadors

Appleton, WI • Hindi • August 3, 2009 August 14, 2009Residential Session
Appleton, WI • Hindi • August 3, 2009 August 14, 2009Residential Session
Appleton, WI • Hindi • August 3, 2009 August 14, 2009Residential Session

The Fox Cities’ premiere private language school, Belanno, will offer a Hindi summer language camp in downtown Appleton from August 3-14. The two-week adventure will take children ages five through ten on a tour of Indian language and culture. Students will be immersed in a fun, learning-by-doing environment where they will explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of India. Belanno’s two native Hindi instructors will teach the language through games, art, dance, music, and other entertaining activities. Students will try out various Indian dance forms (including garba and bhangra), sing Indian folk songs and play the tabla (Indian drums) and sitar, learn yoga and its place in Indian history, and sample culinary delights from Sai Ram, Appleton’s popular Indian restaurant. Whether it’s crafting a model of India out of ice cream, making a timeline of India’s history, or leaning how to play cricket, this summer language camp is geared to not only teach language and culture but also develop teamwork and a sense of global citizenship among children.

920-843-2214 • cmoubarak@belanno.com

Beloit College - Center for Language Studies (student)

Summer Intensive Arabic or Chinese Language Study at Beloit

Beloit, WI • Arabic • June 13, 2009 August 7, 2009Residential Session
Beloit, WI • Chinese • June 13, 2009 August 7, 2009Residential Session

If you are serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation's finest summer intensive language programs, the Center for Language Studies at Beloit College. Our STARTALK scholarships offer domestic undergraduates from diverse backgrounds and talented high school students a great opportunity to study Arabic or Chinese this summer. With classes in the newest building on campus, the Center for the Sciences, our residential program features superb instructors, 26 hours per week of classroom study, and a variety of cultural activities. Past events include international dinners, demonstrations by the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company, and an excursion to the Chicago Arabesque. This summer, our program will also make use of two of Beloit College’s most distinctive strengths--the Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art. A museum specialist will facilitate the use of artifacts from the museums in class. During our eight-week program (June 13 – August 7), these competitive scholarships cover the cost of tuition ($6,366), with scholarship recipients responsible for the cost of housing and meals ($1,795). All participants must be 17 years of age or older by the beginning of the program and must live on campus.

608-363-2277 • cls@beloit.edu

Boston University (teacher)

Academy for Arabic Teachers: STARTALK Arabic K-16 Teacher Professional Development Program at Boston University

Boston, MA • Arabic • July 2, 2009 July 31, 2009

The Academy for Arabic Teachers (AAT) is an intensive four-week Arabic K-16 teacher professional development program at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. The program addresses all key aspects of foreign language instruction, focusing on Arabic as a Foreign Language. A three-week solid theoretical foundation phase will be followed by a one-week practical training phase at the Arabic Summer Academy, the nationally recognized STARTALK high school Arabic student program at nearby Charlestown High School in Boston, and three top Boston-area academic Arabic language programs (Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University). The program’s main goal is to graduate highly competent Arabic teachers who are equipped with current foreign language acquisition and instruction theory, pedagogical tools, and practical experience. AAT includes a cohort of renowned experts in Arabic and second language acquisition disciplines with rich teacher training experience. The program runs July 2–July 31, 2009, with two weeks of online coursework and two weeks in Boston. Participants will be awarded a $1,000 stipend. There are no tuition or registration fees; materials and textbooks will be provided. The application deadline is June 5, 2009.

617-353-6232 • giselle@bu.edu

Brigham Young University (student)


Provo, UT • Arabic • June 22, 2009 July 15, 2009Residential Session
Provo, UT • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 12, 2009Residential Session
Provo, UT • Arabic • July 6, 2009 July 10, 2009

Learning through doing, students acquire facility in using Arabic in a sociolinguistically authentic manner to accomplish real-world tasks. They will live in an "Arabic house" (student apartments) where they will be immersed in Arab culture through music, films, games, cooking lessons, and more. The entire experience is designed to whet their appetites to press on to advanced levels of proficiency. They will have the opportunity to build on this camp experience by enrolling in our innovative and award-winning distance-learning program, Arabic Without Walls. We offer high school and university credit options.

801-422-3117 • lamanilaila@hotmail.com

Brigham Young University (teacher)

Arabic Teacher Workhop

Provo, UT • Arabic • June 22, 2009 July 15, 2009Residential Session

Come join us for an engaging three and a half week apprenticeship that will give you hands-on experience in running a lively Arabic program. In addition to experiencing our intensive high school and university-level programs, you will acquire familiarity with BYU's Middle East Studies, Arabic major, and Arabic minor, which result in scores of students reaching ACTFL-certified advanced-level proficiency every year. Apprentices will gain firsthand experience with our innovative and sociolinguistically authentic approach to learning spoken and written Arabic. Participants can earn three credit hours for BYU's Arabic teaching methods course.

801-422-6531 • belnap@byu.edu

Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship Center (teacher)

Brigham Young University Chinese Teacher Training Workshop 2009

Provo, UT • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 31, 2009Residential Session

none provided

801-422-9189 • linda.larsen@byu.edu

Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship Center (student)

Chinese Language Summer Camp

Provo, UT • Chinese • June 21, 2010 July 21, 2010Residential Session

BYU Chinese StarTalk 2010 BYU offers an intensive three-and-a-half week residential Chinese language learning experience for mature, highly motivated high school students. Through formal classroom instruction, fun hands-on activities, and creative cultural experiences, students build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese. Instruction is offered for beginning, second, third, and fourth-year students. BYU Chinese STARTALK’s student-centered curriculum emphasizes active learning. Extracurricular events include martial arts, music, Chinese cooking, crafts, calligraphy, Chinese movies, dragon dancing, and field trips. Parents are invited to attend the culminating banquet which showcases student achievements. Last year’s participants gave BYU Chinese STARTALK high marks for learning, fun, and friendship. Classes are taught by experienced faculty. Tutorial and review sessions are offered daily. Bilingual Mandarin/English speaking resident facilitators supervise evening and weekend activities. Most meals are provided by BYU food services. Students agree to abide by the BYU Honor Code while attending BYU. Dates: June 21-July 16, 2010 Tuition: $880 or more contingent upon funding Textbook fee: $75.00 Financial Aid: Need-based scholarships are available. Applications: Available at Application deadline: March 31, 2010 Notification of admission: April 15, 2010

801-422-9189 • chinese_startalk@byu.edu

Bryant University (teacher)

Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Teacher Program

Smithfield, RI • Chinese • June 29, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session

This three-week program offers two tracks: The Language Track is for current and prospective Chinese language teachers from public, private, and heritage schools. During the first week, participants will receive intensive training on language teaching methodology, strategies, standards, contents, and technology. During the second and third weeks, participants will be asked to teach practice classes with middle and high school students in the morning, for a stipend of approximately $500, and participate in cultural workshops and activities in the afternoon. The Culture Track is for teachers of social studies, history, arts, literature, science, and other subject areas who are interested in incorporating Chinese content into their curriculum. This track will focus on providing participants with knowledge and classroom activities about Chinese culture and history. At the same time, participants will spend about 30 hours learning basic language skills, which will enable them to conduct basic daily conversations and develop a better understanding of Chinese culture through the language. There is no program fee. Participants only need to pay $150 for textbooks and a $200 deposit. Free, on-campus dormitory housing is available for participants who live 30 miles or more from Bryant. Teaching grants ($400 each) are available.

401-232-6566 • kliu1@bryant.edu

Bryant University (student)

2009 STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program at Bryant University

Smithfield, RI 02917, RI • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 18, 2009

This two-week non-residential program features intensive Chinese language training and cultural immersion workshops as well as field trips for middle school and high school students in the state of Rhode Island and the neighboring states from July 6 through July 18. Student-centered small class instructions accommodate participants with different Chinese proficiency levels. Students will interact with visiting Chinese students to practice language skills and experience cross-cultural exchange. The program requires no previous Chinese learning. Following the program on Bryant campus, a two-week subsidized optional study trip to China is available to high school students to explore China's history and culture firsthand by visiting Beijing, Chengde and Inner Mongolia.

401 232-6883 • kxie@bryant.edu

CAIS Institute (student)

CAIS Institute Summer Chinese Program

San Francisco, CA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
San Francisco, CA • Chinese • July 13, 2009 August 7, 2009

CAIS Institute is offering two intensive Chinese language programs for high school students and for 1st-3rd grade SFUSD Mandarin Immersion students. The first intensive Chinese language program is open to Bay Area high school students. Students will enhance their language skills from a beginner (with no prior Chinese experience) to a high-beginner/low-intermediate level. Participation in one session, with a passing grade, is the equivalent of 60 hours of foreign language coursework. Students earn 5 district course credits for foreign language from the SFUSD. Students, who have successfully completed two sessions totaling 120 hours of language instruction, are eligible to receive up to an entire year of foreign language credit from SFUSD. In an effort to support San Francisco’s two new elementary Mandarin Immersion public school programs, CAIS Institute will offer a Mandarin immersion summer camp for children entering grades 1-3. In collaboration with San Francisco Unified School District, CAIS Institute has developed a tailored curriculum that complements and integrates with the existing curriculum from SFUSD, thereby reinforcing and furthering the children’s language learning. Students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of traditional and cultural activities in these fun, immersion-based activities in addition to structured classroom learning.

415 861-0966 • mconley@caisinstitute.org

California Foreign Language Project (student)

STARTALK 2009 Stanford University/Palo Alto Unified Mandarin Language and Culture Program for High School Students

Stanford, CA • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009

This program offers a four-week, two-level (IIA and IIIB) intensive Mandarin language and culture learning experience for students who have completed Chinese IB and IIIA courses of study or can demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency expected at the end of these course sequences. The program takes place from June 22 to July 17, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students will devote a substantial amount of time each day acquiring linguistic competency in a language lab, as well as learning word processing functions essential to electronically communicate with peers and adults in Chinese. Additionally, students will participate in culturally relevant field trips and complete daily homework assignments that involve the use of iPods and other instructional resources.

650 736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

California Foreign Language Project (teacher)

STARTALK 2009 Stanford University Leadership Professional Development Program for Teachers of Mandarin Language and Culture

Stanford, CA • Chinese • July 7, 2009 July 15, 2009

This program is designed for Mandarin language educators who have participated in either the 2007 or 2008 Stanford University STARTALK programs. It will continue to strengthen the participants’ linguistic and cultural knowledge and, especially, their teaching practices, but will concentrate its efforts on building a cadre of teachers who can begin to play leadership roles in program planning, curriculum development, and assessment practices in their districts and schools. The participants will continue to interact during the 2009-2010 academic year in both face-to-face and follow-up programs sponsored by the California Foreign Language Project and via the My eCoach online virtual community. The program will take place July 7-15, 2009.

650 736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

High School Strand in Summer Intensive Arabic With Academic Year Continuation, CSUSB

San Bernardino, CA • Arabic • June 22, 2009 August 17, 2009
San Bernardino, CA • Arabic • August 22, 2009 February 28, 2010

The CSUSB STARTALK project will accept 25 high school juniors and seniors into the summer 2009 Intensive Arabic program at very reduced rates (only $282 instead of the $2,000 price for university students). Needs-based scholarships will also be available to defray the program fees, tuition, and textbooks. Students will attend classes from 8:00 to 6:00, Monday through Friday, plus Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00 from June 22 through August 6. Four days a week will be dedicated to direct language study (mornings), cultural activities (afternoons), and weekly field trips to local Arabic-speaking communities and/or Arabic-related cultural sites. The program is non-residential. The program focuses on being able to speak Arabic and explore cultures. Students will receive individualized instruction through interactions with faculty, classmates, and peer tutors (native speaking college students). Special activities include a four-day camping trip, cooking and dance lessons, and information about educational opportunities and scholarships. Students will continue to study Arabic during the 2009-10 academic year with classes every other Saturday as well as through a rich online program, a film series (with parental interaction), and conversational practice with peer tutors. By the end of the 12-month program, students will earn 20 units of college credit.

909-537-5847 • tnelson@csusb.edu

Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

Delaware Lighthouse Chinese Partnership: A STARTALK Summer Program for Teachers of Early Language Learners

Lewes, DE • Chinese • July 13, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session

none provided

302 645-6686 Ext. 234 •
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