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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.orghttp://www.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.orghttp://www.actfl.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.orghttp://www.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.orghttp://www.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.eduhttp://chineseflagship.asu.edu/startalk

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 • bcox@arlington.k12.va.ushttp://www.arlington.k12.va.us

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.orghttp://cultural.org/wlp/camp.php

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.comhttp://www.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.comhttp://www.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.eduhttp://www.summerlanguages.com

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

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.comhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkArabic/index.cfm

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 http://chineseflagship.byu.edu/startalkapplication/byu_startalk_application_2009.doc Application deadline: March 31, 2010 Notification of admission: April 15, 2010

801-422-9189 • chinese_startalk@byu.eduhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese/

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.eduhttp://china.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.orghttp://www.caisinstitute.org/en/students/language_programs/summer_intensive

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.eduhttp://www.stanford.edu/group/CFLP/

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.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/Arabic/ST_highschoolstudents.htm

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership: A STARTALK Summer Program for Early Language Learners

Lewes, DE • Chinese • July 20, 2009 July 31, 2009

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Chinese School of Delaware, is pleased to present the First State's first Chinese language summer camp for early language learners. The Delaware Lighthouse Chinese Partnership will provide an innovative summer learning experience for 50 elementary school students (3rd through 5th grade) who have participated in the district's Lighthouse Chinese Program during the regular school year. This two-week immersion language camp will provide participants the opportunity to develop higher levels of Chinese language proficiency and gain deeper insights into perspectives of Chinese culture. The program's theme, Life at the Seashore, will capitalize on the local surroundings and will facilitate participants' connections for their language learning.

302 645-6686 Ext. 234 • mkelley@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.capehenlopenschools.com

Charlestown High School (student)

Arabic Summer Academy

Boston, MA • Arabic • June 27, 2009 August 1, 2009

The Arabic Summer Academy is a five week intensive (Monday-Saturday) Arabic course for 60 high school students from Boston Public Schools and other schools in the Boston area. Here are five great reasons why you should apply: 1. Learning Arabic is special! Charlestown High School is the only public school in Massachusetts that offers Arabic. 2. Arabic will help you get into college! College admissions officers are always looking for students who are different and stand out. You'll stand out! 3. You'll get high school credit! It's a great way to get a graduation requirement out of the way. 4. We'll pay you! Every student who graduates from our summer program will earn a $500 college scholarship. That'll buy a lot of books when you get to college! 5. You'll set yourself up for great jobs! Arabic is a "critical need" language, which means that companies and the government will pay over $100,000 for your skills. Start your learning now!

617 395-2600 • director@arabicsummeracademy.orghttp://www.arabicsummeracademy.org/

Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education (student)

Chicago STARTALK Arabic Language Institute

Chicago, IL • Arabic • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009

Study Arabic this summer in courses specifically designed for Chicago Public Schools high school students by the University of Chicago and the CPS Office of Language and Cultural Education with funding from STARTALK. This program will allow students who will be taking their third year of high school courses in Arabic in 2009-2010 to consolidate their knowledge, continue the momentum of their language skills development, and prepare them for continued Arabic language studies. The University of Chicago is a world-renowned leader in language instruction and overall academic excellence. Participants in the program will be taught by university faculty, receive an official University of Chicago transcript with their grade, and have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities as well as special events that will allow students to practice their language and cultural skills. This program is offered for free to selected students. All students who successfully complete the program with passing grades and attendance will receive a $1,000 stipend.

773-553-1949 • rdavis@cps.k12.il.ushttp://www.olce.org

Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education (student)

Chicago STARTALK Chinese Language Institute

Chicago, IL • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009

Study Chinese this summer in courses specifically designed for Chicago Public Schools high school students by the University of Chicago and the CPS Office of Language and Cultural Education with funding from STARTALK. This program will allow students who will be taking their third year of high school courses in Chinese in 2009-2010 to consolidate their knowledge, continue the momentum of their language skills development, and prepare them for continued Chinese language studies. The University of Chicago is a world-renowned leader in language instruction and overall academic excellence. Participants in the program will be taught by university faculty, receive an official University of Chicago transcript with their grade, and have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities as well as special events that will allow students to practice their language and cultural skills. This program is offered for free to selected students. All students who successfully complete the program with passing grades and attendance will receive a $1,000 stipend.

(773) 553-1949 • rdavis@cps.k12.il.ushttp://www.olce.org

China Institute (student)

2009 China Institute-STARTALK Summer Language Academy

New York, NY • Chinese • July 6, 2009 August 14, 2009

China Institute, through a generous grant from STARTALK, a project of the National Strategic Language Initiative, will offer scholarships with an equivalent value of $3,000 each to 25 New York metro-area high school students to attend a six-week summer 2009 Language Academy in New York City. Equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese, the 2009 China Institute-STARTALK Summer Language Academy will emphasize oral communication in Mandarin Chinese, while also introducing students to reading and writing, and to the richness of Chinese culture through hands-on studio classes and local field trips in New York City. To be selected, applicants must have no more than one year of Mandarin Chinese learning experience. This non-residential program will be held from July 6 to August 14, 2009, Mondays through Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dalton School, 108 E. 89th Street in New York City. Needs-based stipends to cover daily expenses for transportation and lunch may be available, depending on the availability of donations.

212 744-8181 Ext. 138 • pzeng@chinainstitute.orghttp://www.chinainstitute.org/edu/languageacademy

China Kids 2009 (student)

Utah Start Talking Elementary Program

Salt Lake City, UT • Chinese • July 28, 2009 August 7, 2009

China Kids 2009: July 28—August 7 The China Kids 2009 STARTALK program is a Chinese language immersion program for kindergarten and first grade students to be held at multiple locations in northern Utah. Students will produce a Chinese cultural pageant and perform it for their parents at the end of the program. Along the way, they will have their first taste of learning Chinese in an immersion classroom setting. Two certified teachers will work in partnership to help the children produce their cultural pageant. The four and a half hour day will be filled with Chinese language instruction and fun and exciting Chinese cultural activities that will enhance the children's understanding of Chinese culture and literature. Students who complete the program will receive their own Certificate of Completion, and more important, they will be well-prepared and inspired to take the next step: enrolling in Chinese immersion programs in kindergarten and first grade classrooms offered at selected Utah schools. For more information, please contact Sandra Talbot at sandra_talbot@byu.edu or the BYU Chinese Flagship Center at 801.422.9189.

801-851-0032 • sandra_talbot@live.comhttp://chineseflagship.byu.edu

Concordia Language Villages (student)

STARTALK Chinese Student Program: Building World Citizens With a "Village" Approach to Learning and Living Chinese

Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • June 22, 2009 July 4, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 6, 2009 July 18, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • August 3, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Cass Lake, MN • Chinese • August 17, 2009 August 29, 2009Residential Session

Students live in a “Chinese Village,” learning Chinese through daily life in this residential camp program. Concordia Language Villages prepares young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Chinese is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities. Thousands of young people from 32 countries and all 50 states attend Concordia Language Villages sessions every year. Two- and four-week summer youth programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. The four-week session is the equivalent of one high school year of language instruction. After the session, students will continue the educational and social experience in an online e-village. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Programs are offered in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Concordia Language Villages is a flagship program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college recognized for its commitment to international education.

218-299-4544 • olsonkm@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (student)

STARTALK Arabic Student Program: Building World Citizens With a "Village" Approach to Learning and Living Arabic

Sandstone, MN • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session
Sandstone, MN • Arabic • July 20, 2009 August 1, 2009Residential Session
Sandstone, MN • Arabic • August 3, 2009 August 15, 2009Residential Session

Students live in an “Arabic Village,” learning Arabic through daily life in this residential camp program. Concordia Language Villages prepares young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Arabic is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities. Thousands of young people from 32 countries and all 50 states attend a Concordia Language Villages sessions every year. Two- and four-week summer youth programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. The four-week session is the equivalent of one high school year of language instruction. After the session, students will continue the educational and social experience in an online e-village. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Programs are offered in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Concordia Language Villages is a flagship program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college recognized for its commitment to international education.

218-299-4544 • olsonkm@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institutes (student)

STARTALK Ice Breaking Program

South Lake, TX • Chinese • June 7, 2009 July 10, 2009
Coppell, TX • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
North Richland Hills, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Plano, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Bellaire, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 July 3, 2009
Katy, TX • Chinese • June 16, 2009 July 21, 2009
Houston, TX • Chinese • June 8, 2009 June 25, 2009
Houston, TX • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 3, 2009
Spring, TX • Chinese • June 9, 2009 July 1, 2009
Houston, TX • Chinese • June 10, 2009 July 1, 2009
Rosenberg, TX • Chinese • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009
The Woodlands, TX • Chinese • June 9, 2009 July 15, 2009

The Texas Startalk Ice Breaking Chinese Student Summer Programs aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate the interest in learning Chinese language and culture among middle and high school students. The theme of the student programs is "Your Space, My Space." Through the material and instruction, students use the Chinese language to explore their own space and compare with the spaces of young Chinese people in the spheres of lifestyles, personal preferences, family structure, school activities, and so forth. Students learn, through exploration and comparison, that the individual spaces of young people reflect cultural and social uniqueness as well as a similar exciting energy, free spirit, and wild creativity, whether they are in Beijing, Taipei, or Houston. Most of the student programs last three or four weeks, as enrichment programs for the summer schools, four hours per week, Monday through Friday. All of the programs, from June to July, include daily one-hour cultural sessions. Students will have hands-on cultural experience practicing the lion dance, playing Chinese yoyo, writing calligraphy, and making arts and crafts.

713-528-3445 • mengyeh@sbcglobal.nethttp://www.txstartalk.org
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