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Aldeenfoundation (student)

Startalk :All aboard to Arab world

Arabic • July 5, 2010 July 16, 2010
  • New Horizon Middle School Campus, Pasadena, CA

The program designed to introduce and enhance oral and writing communicative skills, develop vocabulary , reading comprehension and writing through task-based language teaching. In addition, the program will offer age-appropriate standards-based and cultural activities daily. In this two-week program, participants will take an imaginary friend from the United States on a trip to Middle Eastern countries. They will learn the basic skills to greet and introduce themselves and others; exchange information about themselves, families, homes, schools, and hobbies; ask for, follow, and give basic directions; function in a number of Arabic language contexts such as in restaurants and stores; and talk about the variety of countries in Middle East and select their favorite city to live in. Students will also acquire knowledge about the geography, variety of different Middle Eastern customs, and attractions of selected places and historical sites in Middle East and compare them with historical sites in the U.S. They will compare their life style in U.S. and Middle East, and point out the similarities of the new generation of the two cultures. At the end participants will understand that learning a language leads to a greater understanding of others and gain an insight to that world.

626-577-2199 • aldeenstartalk09@aldeenfoundation.orghttp://www.Aldeenfoundation.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (student)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Student Program

Chinese • July 6, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

There are two programs available for students who are highly motivated to learn Chinese language and culture. In Glastonbury Public Schools, the program is from grades 7-12 (including rising 7th graders and graduated seniors) and at Choate Rosemary Hall, grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders and graduated seniors). The course dates are July 6-30 and students are expected to attend the entire session. This is a non-residential program available to students who reside in the Wallingford or Glastonbury areas. There is no housing provided for either program. For students who are already learning Chinese, there is an assessment prior to the program to determine the level of placement. Upon acceptance into the program a $200 tuition fee is required. This program does not meet the needs of students who can already speak and/or write Mandarin.

703-894-2900 Ext. 1 • mabbott@actfl.orghttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (student)

Launch into Arabic at the U.S. Naval Academy

Arabic • June 28, 2010 July 23, 2010
  • U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

This is a four-week program in Arabic language offered at the U.S. Naval Academy for midshipmen and a limited number of local high school students. The high school students must be highly motivated to learn Arabic language and about Middle Eastern cultures and must be able to provide their own transportation daily to the Naval Academy. The dates are June 28 to July 23 and students are expected to attend for the entire session. Priority will be given to students currently in the Naval JROTC program and the Homeland Security program in Ann Arundel Public Schools.

703-894-2900 Ext. 110 • mabbott@actfl.orghttp://www.actfl.org

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Strategic Language Institute 2010

Arabic, Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 22, 2010
  • STARTALK Strategic Language Institute 2010, Ft. Meade, MD

STARTALK Strategic Language Institute in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) is targeted to rising 4th-6th grade students who are interested in an opportunity to experience either the Arabic or Chinese languages, cultures and civilizations. The program is open to *all* students who express an interest. The typical student in the program will not have had exposure to Arabic or Chinese in the past. This is a regional program and is open to students from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and County, Calvert County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County. Recruitment of students is done in number of ways: (1) program brochure sent to all schools and parents via PTA; (2) media releases through the school system Public Information Office; (3) discussion with school principals and teachers about the benefits of the program; (4) distribution through school newsletters and announcements; (5) presentations to targeted community organizations; and (6) one-on-one recruitment by school and Central Office staff; (7) e-mail and telephone calls. Particular focus is on student diversity, including those who are traditionally under-served, that is, minority and economically-disadvantaged students.

410-222-5426 • jwieczorek@aacps.orghttp://www.aacps.org/aacps/boe/instr/esol/world_classical.asp

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship: ASU Chinese Language Camp

Chinese • June 13, 2010 June 27, 2010Residential Program
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

From STARTALK to Flagship: ASU Chinese Language Camp offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated incoming 10-12th grade students from Arizona. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in both Chinese language and culture. They will also participate in hands-on activities to learn traditional Chinese arts, crafts, calligraphy, dancing, Martial Arts, etc. In the evening, bilingual resident advisors will be on site providing tutoring, assisting assignments/projects, and conducting fun activities. After the program, students will commit to taking Chinese language classes. Scholarships are available for those who will take Chinese classes at Arizona State University.

480-965-0703 • startalk2010@asu.eduhttp://www.asu.edu/clas/silc/startalk

Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK: Arabic and Chinese Student Program at Exploratory and Enrichment Levels

Arabic, Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Arlington, VA

The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese summer programs are intended for rising 7th-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.

703-228-6096 • mperdomo@arlington.k12.va.us

Association of Chinese Schools (student)

STARTALK Hatching Student Program

Chinese • July 5, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ
  • Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ
  • P.S.105, Brooklyn, NY

The focus of the programs is to provide the students the opportunity to learn basic Chinese language and the culture within a relaxed and welcoming environment. The goal is for students to be able to greet people and handle daily conversation about themselves and their families by the end of the summer. The conversational themes and topics being addressed include age/grade, numbers, dates (years, months, and days), family members, and countries. The cultural topics include calligraphy, festivals, crafts (lantern making, knots, etc.), Chinese games, lion dance and yoyo. The program hopes to inspire the student’s interest to continue learning about the Chinese language and culture. And, the Huntington Library and Gardens program is designated for intermediate level and up students who will be trained to be bilingual docent at the Chinese Garden of the library and be ableto tour the beauful garden at the end of program. The program will be started on July 5 and ended on July 30.

973-659-1350 Ext. 110 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://www.acsusa.org/startalk

Bangor Chinese School (student)

STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

Chinese • June 28, 2010 July 20, 2010Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

The Future Speaks Chinese was an exciting, four-week, standard-based, student-centered, immersion experience for motivated students national wide 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 Saturday, June 28-July 20, 2010, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A limited number of need-based scholarships were available; with both residential and no-residential opportunities. Prizes were awarded to students based upon their performance in the program.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com

Belanno (student)

Star Talk : We are World Ambassadors

Hindi, Swahili • August 2, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Boys and Girls Brigade, Neenah, WI

Your Children Are The Next World Ambassadors. Imagine if everyone in the world could truly understand each other well enough to communicate with one another; to appreciate each other’s differences as much as the things all of us have in common. Imagining a world like this is exactly what Belanno is all about. Our mission is to provide high-quality language and cultural programs for children. We wish to help children grow within different cultures, to increase mutual respect with diverse cultures, and to encourage children to become citizens of the world. From August 2-13, 2010, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, we welcome children ages kindergarten through grade 5 to explore the language and culture of Kenya and India. Students may pick one language/culture to focus on for two weeks - Hindi or Swahili. With qualified teachers who are native speakers, your children will experience firsthand the language and culture of a completely different country. Classes will be in downtown Neenah at the Boys and Girls' Brigade. All children are welcome regardless of their level of experience with the language. Students will be put into classes according to age and ability.

920-843-2214 • cmoubarak@new.rr.comhttp://www.belanno.com

Boston Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy

Arabic • June 26, 2010 July 31, 2010
  • Charlestown High School, Boston, MA

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

Bridge Academy (student)

STARTALK: Bridge Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • July 19, 2010 August 12, 2010
  • Bridge Academy, Hamtramck, MI

The summer institute will offer classes for novice and intermediate learners to introduce them to the Arabic language and culture and to enable them to communicate at their level of proficiency with native speakers of Arabic. Students can enhance their knowledge of language and culture, to function in an authentic Arabic-speaking context either overseas or in the United States.The institute will classify students based on their proficiency levels determined by a placement test. Students will rotate between 5 sessions: Listening / Speaking, Reading / Writing, Culture, Technology and GYM / Lunch. The students will be able to observe, experience and live the language and the cultural aspects in the largest Arab community in the United States through an educational field trip to Dearborn. The program will be for a total of 16 days or 80 instructional hours. This research-based program incorporates both best practices and the five goal areas of the ACTFL national standards: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Community. Through differentiated and student-centered instruction, students will experience Arabic language and culture through practicing all the language skills:listening and speaking, reading and writing, integrating language learning with technology and culture.

313-887-8100 Ext. 113 • abduljabern@gee-edu.comhttp://www.bridge-academy.org/

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

Arabic • June 21, 2010 August 11, 2010Residential Program
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

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.... Skilled teachers are experienced in adjusting instruction to individual needs. Tutors are available day and night to provide models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. If a student is serious about learning, we pull out all the stops to help her/him succeed. Students demonstrate their progress in daily role plays and day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence. In addition to culminating performances in a graduation ceremony at the end of the program, they also complete standardized tests that document their progress. The entire experience is designed to whet students' appetite 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 the option of high school or university credit.

801-717-8408 • lamanilaila@hotmail.comhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkArabic/

Bryant University (student)

2010 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program

Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 24, 2010
  • STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program, Smithfield, RI

The STARTALK Student Chinese Program at Bryant University provides a two-week Chinese learning opportuinty for middle school and high school students through intensive language instructions, rich cultural workshops and field trips from July 12th through July 24th. Small classes in multi proficiency levels will be taught by experienced K-12 teachers. Interaction with visiting Chinese students will provide participants with practical learning experience. Following the STARTALK at Bryant, an optional subsidized two-week China trip (high school participants only) to the World Expo in Shanghai and historical landmarks in Beijing will provide first-hand knowledge of the country and its people. The cost of the STARTALK Program at Bryant University is $150, including $50 material fee and $100 deposit. More information on the program and application is avaiable at http://china.bryant.edu

401-232-6883 • kxie@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

BYU Chinese Flagship Center (student)

BYU Chinese STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • June 28, 2010 July 21, 2010Residential Program
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

BYU Chinese StarTalk 2010 will offer an intensive three–and–a–half–week 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. BYU Chinese StarTalk’s exciting student–centered curriculum emphasizes active learning. Extracurricular events include martial arts instruction, music, Chinese cooking, crafts, calligraphy, Chinese movies, dragon dancing, and weekly field trips. Parents are invited to attend the culminating Celebration Banquet which celebrates and showcases the students’ achievements. Every year participants give the BYU Chinese StarTalk program high marks for learning, fun, and friendship. All StarTalk classes are taught by experienced faculty. Tutorial and review sessions are offered daily. Students live in housing provided through BYU Conferences and Workshops. Mandarin and English speaking resident facilitators supervise evening and weekend activities. Meals are provided by BYU Food Services. Students agree to abide by the BYU Honor Code while participating in the BYU Chinese StarTalk camp. Tuituion: $1,000 (includes housing, tuition, meals, books and classroom materials, field trips, and all other program costs) ∗ Non-residential option: $700 Textbook fee: $50 Note: After being accepted into the program, students may apply for need–based scholarships.

801-422-2973 • chinese_startalk@byu.eduhttp://ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese/

CAIS Institute (student)

CAIS Institute Startalk Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program

Chinese • June 21, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA

CAIS Institute, an affiliate of Chinese American International School (CAIS) provides a unique K-4th grade summer program developed in direct response to San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) administrators, their families and the Multi-lingual department of SFUSD. The majority of SFUSD Mandarin immersion students originate from families that do not speak Chinese. Our objective is to provide enhancement, continuity for retention over the summer, and a fun environment to reinforce and expand their language skills and culture. Priority registration is given to SFUSD students enrolled in Mandarin Immersion who are on Free or Reduced lunch. The SFUSD programs are new and serve a diverse ethnic and socio-economic demographic. These students do not have access to a comprehensive, culturally rich summer program that reinforces their Mandarin language capabilities. Each day students experience Chinese language and culture through a variety of cultural activities in addition to classes focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Language acquisition comes naturally to students as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion-based activities. STARTALK funding enables us to make this Mandarin immersion summer camp available to SFUSD families that otherwise would not be able to have or afford such an opportunity.

415-861-6863 • yking@CAISinstitute.orghttp://www.CAISinstitute.org

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

Summer Intensive Arabic Program High School Strand with AY Continuation

Arabic • June 22, 2010 February 26, 2011
  • California State University, San Bernardino, CA

CSUSB’s StarTalk program integrates high school students into the highly successful Arabic Summer Language Institute. We seek applications from juniors and seniors from the Inland Empire region who are interested in learning Arabic; students who participated in the Summer 2009 StarTalk program who have not yet graduated from high school are encouraged to apply. In the summer, students will attend classes from 8:00-6:00 Monday-Friday plus Saturdays from 9-1. Five days a week are dedicated to direct language study (mornings) plus cultural activities (afternoons) and weekly field trips to Arabic-speaking local community and/or Arabic-related cultural sites. The program builds language proficiency through a well-balanced curriculum using Arabic to explore cultures in a variety of formal and informal contexts. Students receive individualized instruction through interactions with faculty, peer tutors (college native speakers) and a StarTalk teacher training program. Students will continue their language study during the school year with meetings on alternate Saturday mornings from September through February (e.g. an additional 6 months beyond the summer program). Throughout the 8-month program, information regarding university scholarships and careers in the foreign languages will be presented. Students will receive credit for four university-level Arabic courses for the completed 8 month program.

909-537-7135 • arabic@csusb.eduhttp://flan.csusb.edu/Arabic/abroad.htm

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership

Chinese • July 19, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to again offer an innovative summer learning experience for 50 elementary school students (K-5) who have participated in the district's FLAP-funded Lighthouse Chinese Program during the regular school year. This two-week language immersion 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 focus on the local surroundings and facilitate participants' connections to their language learning.

302-645-1439 • Lori.Roe@cape.k12.de.ushttp://www.cape.k12.de.us/~chinesecamp/cape/

Chicago Public Schools (student)

Chicago Public Schools Arabic Summer Language Institute 2010

Arabic • June 21, 2010 July 16, 2010
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Study Arabic or Chinese this summer in courses specially designed for Chicago Public School high school students by the University of Chicago and 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 or Arabic in 2010-2011 to consolidate their knowledge, continue the momentum of language skill development, and prepare to continue with Arabic or Chinese language studies during the 2010-2011 academic year. The University of Chicago is a world-renowned leader in language instruction and overall academic excellence; participants in this 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 to selected students for FREE. All students who successfully complete the program with passing grades and attendance will receive a $1000.00 stipend. Participating students will receive: 4 weeks of university-level instruction in Arabic or Chinese Field trips and special instructional activities Breakfast and lunch each day $1,000.00 stipend upon successful completion of program Complimentary CTA pass

773-553-1949 • rdavis@cps.k12.il.ushttps://summer.uchicago.edu/sli.cfm

Chicago Public Schools (student)

Chicago Public Schools Chinese Summer Language Institute 2010

Chinese • June 21, 2010 July 16, 2010
  • University of Chicago (Cobb Hall), Chicago, IL

Study Arabic or Chinese this summer in courses specially designed for Chicago Public School high school students by the University of Chicago and 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 or Arabic in 2010-2011 to consolidate their knowledge, continue the momentum of language skill development, and prepare to continue with Arabic or Chinese language studies during the 2010-2011 academic year. The University of Chicago is a world-renowned leader in language instruction and overall academic excellence; participants in this 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 to selected students for FREE. All students who successfully complete the program with passing grades and attendance will receive a $1000.00 stipend. Participating students will receive: 4 weeks of university-level instruction in Arabic or Chinese Field trips and special instructional activities Breakfast and lunch each day $1,000.00 stipend upon successful completion of program Complimentary CTA pass

773-553-1949 • rdavis@cps.k12.il.ushttps://summer.uchicago.edu/sli.cfm

China Institute in America (student)

2010 China Institute-StarTalk Summer Language Academy

Chinese • July 5, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • 2010 China Institute-StarTalk Summer Language Academy, New York, NY

China Institute, through a generous grant from StarTalk, a project of the National Strategic Language Initiative, will offer scholarships worth $3,000 each to 25 New York metro-area high school students to attend a six-week Chinese language summer academy in New York City. Equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese, the 2010 China Institute-StarTalk Summer Language Academy offers intensive language instruction with an emphasis on practical communication skills – speaking, writing, and character recognition – integrated with culture workshops, hands-on studio classes, and fieldtrips to area sites of cultural and historical significance. The program offers two levels of Mandarin Chinese classes for students ranging from no experience to three years of Mandarin language learning. This non-residential Academy will be held from July 5, 2010 to August 13, 2010, Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in New York City. Needs-based stipends to cover daily expenses for transportation and lunch will be available to select students. An application package is available online at China Institute’s website (http://www.chinainstitute.org/edu/languageacademy). Admission decisions are accepted on a rolling basis. Needs-based stipends notifications will be issued in late May, 2010.

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

Confucius Chinese Language School (SCCCS) (student)

STARTALK CCLS (SCCCS) Summer Chinese Language Adventure for Grade K-12

Chinese • June 14, 2010 August 5, 2010
  • Glendale Edison Elementary School, Glendale, CA
  • ABC USD, Cerritos, CA
  • Walnut Valley USD, Walnut, CA
  • Hacienda La Puente USD, Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Pasadena Charter School, Altadena, CA

CCLS (SCCCS) offers three types Chinese language programs for K-12 students at six school districts that currently offer FLAP, FLES and/or Immersion Programs: 1) "Panda Bear's Chinese Adventure" is a Dual Language Immersion Program designed for kindergarten to second grade students to learn Chinese through content-based curriculum using thematic unit designs. Students will acquire Chinese language through interdisciplinary contents of Social Science, Science, Language arts and Mathematics. Students will be well prepared to enroll in the next level of the Mandarin DLI program during the regular school year. 2) “Let’s Go to the Golden Mountains” is a Foreign Language in Elementary School Program for Grade 3 – 5 students. This program is designed for elementary school students to learn Chinese language through the California Social Science Framework that covers Chinese Immigration history. 3) “Ancient Treasures” is a Foreign Language Program for Middle School and High School students. Students will learn Chinese language culture through ancient Chinese art and ancient inventions.

909-263-8978 • scstartalk@gmail.comhttp://WWW.STARTALKCHINESE.COM/

Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institutes (student)

Houston STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • June 7, 2010 July 1, 2010
  • June 14 - July 1, 2010, Houston, TX
  • June 7 - July 1, 2010, Rosenberg, TX
  • June 9 - 30, 2010, The Woodlands, TX
  • June 15 - 30, 2010, Katy, TX
  • June 7 - 18, 2010, Houston, TX

Houston StarTalk Student Program is a three week summer school program, will engage middle and high school students in a fun and exciting Chinese learning experience while enabling them to gain a proficiency in Chinese. The theme of the student program is "Your Space, My Space." Through the material and instruction, students use the Chinese langauge to explore their own space and compare with the space of young Chinese people in the spheres of lifestyles, personal preferences, family structure, school activities, and so on. Students learn, through exploration and comparison, that the individual spaces of young people reflect cultural and social uniqueness. The daily program will include three-hour language and one-hour cultural session. Students will have hands-on cultural experience practicing Chinese yoyo, writing calligraphy, drawing Chinese painting, making arts and crafts, learning Chinese folk dancing and others. The program will also include one day field trip to China town to experience the real-world Chinese culture and life style.

713-745-0883 • fshih@mdanderson.orghttp://www.txstartalk.org/

CONSORTIUM OF TEXAS CHINESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTES (student)

STARTALK Ice Breaking Program (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Chinese • June 7, 2010 July 2, 2010
  • Carroll Middle School, Southlake, TX
  • Jasper High School, Plano, TX
  • North Ridge Middle School, North Richland Hills, TX

The Texas Startalk Ice Breaking Chinese Student Summer Programs aims to raise the awareness and stimulate the interest in learning the Chinese language and culture among of 3rd grade to 12th grade 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 students in the spheres of lifestyles, personal preferences, family structure, school and activities. 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 Dallas-Fort Worth. As enrichment programs for the summer schools, it includes a daily three-hour language lesson and one-hour cultural sessions. Students will also have hands-on cultural experience practicing the lion dance, playing Chinese yo-yo, writing calligraphy, and making arts and crafts.

service@txstartalk.orghttp://www.txstartalk.org

Crane House, The Asia Institute, Inc. (student)

STARTALK: Crane House Chinese Language Institute

Chinese • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Ballard High School, Louisville, KY

Crane House, The Asia Institute, Inc., Jefferson County Public Schools, and the University of Louisville are pleased to present the 2010 STARTALK Chinese Language Institute. The institute is a three-week intensive summer program that immerses middle and high school students in Chinese language and culture. The program will run weekdays from July 12 to July 30, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. There is no cost to the student. High school students could receive one Carnegie unit of world language and three college credits at the University of Louisville. This program is administrated by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with a federal initiative for critical need languages. This intensive program accelerates students’ language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and expands their cultural knowledge of China. Learning is facilitated through theme-based classroom instruction/discussion, computer labs, field trips, extracurricular activities, and a final showcase. The curriculum is designed by the professor of Chinese language at the University of Louisville, the world language specialist of Jefferson County, Public Schools and other experienced educators and will be executed by highly qualified teachers of the Chinese language and culture.

502-635-2240 • startalk@cranehouse.orghttp://www.cranehouse.org

DePaul University (student)

DePaul Startalk Chinese Language Academy

Chinese • June 28, 2010 July 23, 2010
  • DePaul University Chinese Language Academy, Chicago, IL
  • DePaul University Chicago, Chicago, IL

DePaul University's 2010 Summer Chinese Language Academy (CLA) for Academically Gifted High School Students expands to 3 college-level courses for its 4th consecutive Startalk year.CLA offers students: a) over 100 hours or 4 weeks of college-level intensive language training; b) Immersion in authentic Chinese language and cultural experiences; c) Student-centered proven “best practices” instruction promoting meaningful interaction in Chinese; and d) Stimulating classroom environment enhancing students’ linguistic and cultural proficiencies in Chinese. CLA targets academically gifted students from: Chicago and suburban public/private, and Chinese heritage schools. CLA offers one of the following college-level courses: Basic Chinese – targeting students with a minimum of one year enrollment in a Chinese world language course in high school OR equivalence; Intermediate Chinese – targeting students with a minimum of two years enrollment in Chinese in high school, equivalence OR participation in DePaul’s 2009 CLA; Advanced Chinese – targeting students with minimum of three years enrollment in Chinese in high school, enrollment in AP Chinese in Fall 2010, participation in DePaul’s 2009 CLA or equivalence. A stipend of $500 to defray transportation and personal expenses will be given at the completion of the session to students who fulfill all course, attendance and program requirements.

773-325-8389 • applications@startalkdepaul.comhttp://las.depaul.edu/mol/Programs/Chinese/index.asp
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