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Aldeen Foundation (student)

Arabic 4 All

Arabic • July 5, 2011July 22, 2011
  • New Horizon School, Pasadena, CA

Aldeen Foundation will offer three weeks of intensive Arabic language in the 2011 summer program that will accommodate both novice Arabic language learners and heritage learners as well. This intensive three week non-residential course is open for high school students who want to develop literacy and a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary Arabic literature and culture. The program welcomes as well students with no previous knowledge of Arabic. The classroom setting will allow heritage language learners (HLL) and second language (2L) to interact and exchange cultural information during the program. The "Arabic 4 All" project based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Arabic, using culturally relevant themes such as literature, music, famous figures, historical figures, scientists and poetry as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. The course is equivalent of four college units from Cal State University of world language instruction.

626-577-2199 • lkholaki@gmail.com

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (student)

Launch into Arabic at the U.S. Naval Academy

Arabic • June 27, 2011July 22, 2011
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

This is an intensive four-week program in Arabic language for rising 11th and 12th graders or graduated seniors. The program is non-residential and students must provide their own transportation. Classes are held at the U.S. Naval Academy and will accomodate both beginners and those who participated last summer. Online applications can be found at

410-293-6353 • burt@usna.edu

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (student)

Discover Russian Student Program

Russian • July 5, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Discover Russian Student Program, Fairfax, VA
  • Discover Russian Student Program, Glastonbury, CT

This is an intensive two-week program for students interested in learning the Russian language. The student program in Fairfax, VA, runs from July 5-15 from 9:00-3:00 and is for rising 9th graders; the Glastonbury program runs from July 18-29 from 9:00--3:00 for 7-12th graders with little or no experience with the Russian langauge. Both programs are non-residential, do not provide transportation and are designed for beginning students learning Russian language and culture. Online applications for both programs can be found at

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.edu

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

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Student Program

Chinese • July 5, 2011July 29, 2011
  • ACTFL/CLASS Choate Discover Chinese Student Program, Wallingford, CT
  • ACTFL/CLASS Glastonbury Discover Chinese Student Program, Glastonbury, CT

This is an intensive four-week program for students interested in learning the Chinese language. The Choate Rosemary Hall program is designed for both beginning and advanced students in grades 9-12. The Glastonbury program is designed for both beginning and advanced students in grades 7-12. There is also an elementary school program in Glastonbury. [For the elementary program contact Rita Oleksak at] Both programs are non-residential and meet from 9:00-3:00 Monday through Friday from July 5-29. There is a $150 tuition payment due upon acceptance into the program. Online applications can be found at

860-652-7954 • oleksakr@glastonburyus.org

Anchorage School District - Scenic Park Elementary (student)

StarTalk Chinese Language Culture Summer Camp

Chinese • June 6, 2011June 19, 2011
  • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK

Scenic Park Elementary StarTalk Chinese Language Culture Summer Camp program is a 2-week non-residential program, starting on June 6 and ending on June 19th. The program is designed to provide 60 Kindergarten through 5th students (ages 5-10) with enjoyable activities as they discover Chinese culture and language. The students will have the opportunity to experience and learn Chinese in a fun, stimulating and exciting environment. There will be 85 instructional hours. During this two-week long period, students will develop basic Mandarin Chinese language listening and speaking skills through singing, play performance, painting, games, and daily culture activities. They will be able to communicate using simple Chinese. They will also be motivated to continue to study Chinese in the future.

907-742-1650 • yang_guohua@asdk12.org

Appalachian State University (student)

2011 Startalk North Carolina Student Summer Russian Program

Russian • July 18, 2011July 31, 2011Residential Program
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The 2011 STARTALK North Carolina Student Summer Institute in Russian will be a two-week, residentia- immersion Russian Language and Culture Program offered July 18 - July 31, 2011, at Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, North Carolina (NC). The program will be offered to NC students in grades 9-12 who have been enrolled in online Russian instruction offered solely via distance learning during the school year (there are 95 of these in all). It is important to bring these students from across the state together in one place and create an immersion environment where they can bond socially, learn more Russian, and put their language skills to use. The theme of the Institute is Discover the World of Russian Fairy Tales. In-class and out-of-class activities will center around this theme and connect it with the art and music of Russian culture. Also, this summer institute will offer an intermediate level of Russian for heritage speakers, because this is the largest population of students currently enrolled in the online Russian program in North Carolina. By offering this level in an immersion environment on campus, we can accommodate students who have taken Russian online and further develop their oral and written skills.

828-262-2918 • barclayiy@appstate.edu

Arizona State University (student)

From STARTALK to Flagship: ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp 2011

Chinese • June 5, 2011June 19, 2011Residential Program
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

ASU Chinese Language Summer Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a 15-day residential program for motivated Arizona high school students. This program provides students an opportunity 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 intensive Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting, where participants will also gain first-hand college life experience. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by resident advisors who reside in the ASU residence hall with students. After the program, students will commit to continuing Chinese language learning. Scholarships are available for those who take Chinese classes at ASU.


Arlington Virginia Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Summer Program in Chinese and Arabic Grades 4-12

Arabic, Chinese • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Ashlawn Elementary School, Arlington, VA
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA

The STARTALK Summer elementary exploratory program is intended for students who have not studied these languages. Arlington students can begin foreign language study in the 7th grade. The goal of this program is to expose students to these languages within the context of thematic units geared to students’ developmental level and interests. The focus of study will be on understanding main aspects of the cultural richness of China and Egypt and on communicating about everyday needs and experiences through hands-on activities and projects. The STARTALK Arabic and Chinese Secondary Program is intended for students who have not studied or have limited knowledge of these languages. The goal of this program is to motivate students to begin or continue the study of Arabic and Chinese. The program can accommodate up to 25 students per language. Focus of study will be on understanding main aspects of target culture and communicating about everyday needs and experiences through field trips, hands-on activities, song, and technology.

703-228-6096 •

Association of Chinese Schools (student)

STARTALK Hatching Teacher & Student Program (Student)

Chinese • July 5, 2011July 30, 2011
  • Chatham Middle School, Chatham, NJ
  • Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Siant Michels Schools, Flushing, 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 program is for students to develop a language foundation and interest in Chinese culture that will encourage them to continue learning Chinese beyond the STARTALK Hatching summer program.students will also have an opportunity to continue learning Chinese through theWeb-based language learning system. Teacher for the student program will come from the STARTALK teacher training program and have at least two years of teaching experience. They will work with the instructional staff to implement the overall curriculum and plan daily lessons. The program will be started on July 5 and ended on July 30.

973-538-7411 • jliu@linkhigh.com

Balodyan (student)

Balodyan Hosted Awesome STARTALK Summer Hindi Immersion Camp (BHASSHIC) 2011

Hindi • July 18, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Chinmaya Mission Chicago - Yamunotri, Grayslake, IL

Balodyan Hosted Awesome STARTALK Summer Hindi Immersion Camp (BHASSHIC) aims to introduce 50 kids, ages 8 to 13 to conversational and written Hindi. This is a full day Hindi immersion program with emphasis on hands on activities and culture-rich experience. Participants will be grouped in different classes based on their prior Hindi knowledge. Camp Theme : Friends Rock through Hindi Talk. बातचीत कीजिए, दोस्त बनाईये, हिंदी के जरिये| Participants will 1)learn to introduce themselves and their families and learn about others in Hindi, 2)exchange information about their interests, 3)cook Indian food, 4)play Indian games and 5)participate in cultural celebrations. They will learn Hindi through three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive and presentational by participating in activities like Yoga, group dances, songs, skits, movie clips, cultural presentations and celebrations, indoor/ outdoor games, growing sprouts, cooking daily meals in groups. They will be able to apply their learning in real world settings when they visit their Hindi speaking relatives or tourist places in India, encouraging them to keep practicing their Hindi lifelong in the communities they live. This will help them form new friendships and create a special bond through the newly learnt language that will last beyond the camp experience.

847-537-4710 • vidya@vyayam.com

Balvihar Hindi School of Atlanta (VHPA) (student)

Atlanta STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2011

Hindi • July 8, 2011July 17, 2011
  • Berkmar High School, Lilburn, GA

Atlanta STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp at Barkmer High Scool is a summer program for 100 Middle and high school students. Classes will begin on July 8th, 2011and end on July 17th with a graduation ceremony. Culture is an integral component of the STARTALK program and language learning is based on cultural content. Students will be able to participate in a variety of cultural activities. The program will follow a thematic curriculum based on 5 C’s. The over-arching theme will be “Crossing Culture" with four sub-themes of food, fashions, sports and dance & music, with each unit for two days. Ours is an action oriented program through comprehensive but comprehensible input through arts & crafts, sports, reading and listening with TPR activities and story-telling. The real-life interaction communication will be taken to a higher level. The daily schedule will start at 9 am with Yoga and end at 6 with Bollywood dance. Hindi will be in the air everywhere in the environment. It will be a total immersion program where the target language and culture will prevail. There will be an acquisition rich environment with colorful Hindi realia all around.

770-962-2669 •

Bangor Chinese School (student)

STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

Chinese • June 27, 2011July 22, 2011Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

The 2011 Bangor Student Program will continue to provide new and tested teaching strategies and student learning opportunities. All student classes will provide language "immersion" and will include cultural/thematic learning. There will be a strong reliance on advanced educational technology in the classroom. Assessment will be ACTFL standards-based with an emphasis on meeting the needs of students with a diversity of learning styles. One hundred and fifty six (156) hours of instruction will be provided in language, cultural events, and special projects. The program will be divided into four (4) classes which will include three levels of instruction; beginner, intermediate and advanced. It is the hope of the Bangor Chinese School to expand learning outside of the classroom, which will include opportunities for students to communicate with their Chinese counterparts and friends through the internet. All students will be introduced to and use LinguaFolio as a tool of self assessment. The program will include a residential component for students wishing to be in summer residence. Many students have opted to be commuting students. Most educational and learning experiences will be held at Husson University which has hosted our program in past years.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.com

Boston Public Schools (student)

STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy

Arabic • June 25, 2011July 30, 2011
  • Boston, MA

The Arabic Summer Academy is a five week intensive (Monday through Saturday) Arabic course for 60 high school students from Boston Public Schools and other schools in the Boston area, funded under a grant from the National Security Language Initiative's STARTALK Project.

617-398-7333 • director@arabicsummeracademy.org

Bridge Academy (student)

STARTALK: Bridge Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • STARTALK: Bridge Arabic Summer Institute, Hamtramck, MI

This second Bridge Arabic Summer Institute provides a venue for students in grades 6-12 to begin and/or expand Arabic language and cultural proficiency. Potential students represent a range of Novice proficiency levels. To accommodate these students, we offer 4 sections of a total of 60 students. Students will experience Arabic Language and culture through practicing and living the Language skills, culture and integration with technology. Meanwhile, students will take one hour of lunch and Gym. These sessions will be Monday through Thursday. The students will take a field trip to Experience the Arabic language and culture in Dearborn, where there are: Arabic signs, Stores, markets, restaurants, gas stations, museums and the Arabic community daily life. Experience demonstrates that every year there is increased demand for Arabic instruction from parents and students. This summer institute will accommodate around 60 Students who will be classified according to their proficiency level of Arabic language and culture through a special placement test that is already in place at Bridge which was prepared by experts in the field of foreign language acquisition according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines

313-887-8100 Ext. 113 • abduljabern@gee-edu.com

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU 2011 STARTALK Arabic Camp

Arabic • June 20, 2011August 10, 2011Residential Program
  • Provo, UT

Session 1, June 20 - July 13; Session 2, July 18 - August 10. We also offer a day-camp option. See website for details. Learning through doing, students acquire facility in using Arabic in a sociolinguistically authentic manner to accomplish real-world tasks. They 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.

801-422-6759 • arabicstartalk@byu.edu

Brigham Young University (student)

BYU STARTALK Student Program

Chinese • June 27, 2011July 20, 2011Residential Program
  • Provo, UT

Brigham Young University’s STARTALK Chinese 2011 will offer an intensive three-and-a-half-week Chinese language learning experience for mature, highly motivated high school students. This is a residential camp where participants are able to live in an “immersion” environment where they are learning and using Chinese all day long in their classrooms and activities. The program is open to 14–18 year old students who are in the 9th grade or higher. Through classroom instruction and a variety of activities students build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese. Instruction will be offered in 4 levels of Chinese: •Level 1 – Little to no previous experience in studying Chinese •Level 2 – Already completed one year of high school Chinese or equivalent •Level 3 – Already completed two years of high school Chinese or equivalent •Level 4 – Already completed three years of high school Chinese or equivalent Application Deadline: April 8, 2011. Students may complete the entire application process online at:

801-422-9189 • barton7@comcast.net

Bryant University (student)

2011 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Student Program

Chinese • July 11, 2011July 23, 2011
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

The Program will provide middle school and high school students with a two-week intensive Chinese language and culture training at Bryant University from July 11 to July 23. Lessons are designed based on the National Standards of Foreign Language Education and taught by experienced Chinese language instructors. Small student-centered classes are structured to accommodate multiple levels of Chinese proficiency and different learning styles. Well-designed Chinese cultural related activities, such as Martial Arts, calligraphy, and a field trip to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Kim Man Market will be organized in the afternoons and during one weekend. An subsidized optional study trip to China will be offered to high school participants. The destinations include Beijing and Chengdu, Sichuan province in Southwest China with a highlight of visiting Chengdu Giant Panda Preservation & Feeding Base. The Program fee is $150, including $50 material fee and $100 deposit. Breakfast and lunch are provided for free. For more program information and application, please visit Application deadline is Sunday, May 15th.

401-232-6883 • kxie@bryant.edu

California State University, San Bernardino (student)

CSUSB Arabic Summer Language Program

Arabic • June 22, 2011August 11, 2011Residential Program
  • Arabic Summer Language Institute, San Bernardino, CA

The 2011 Arabic Summer Language Institute at California State University San Bernardino integrates Modern Standard Arabic with colloquial Arabic, developing students' language skills, with emphasis on communication in a carefully planned immersion environment. It is one of the most rigorous, engaging, stimulating and affordable Arabic residential programs in the U.S. Students will earn 12-18 quarter units in Arabic and Arabic studies. Classroom instruction, lab work, activities (dance, calligraphy, music) and weekly field trips are all important elements of the program. Activities take place Monday through Saturday. Instruction is offered for complete beginners, as well as those entering second semester, second year (third semester) and third year (fifth semester) Arabic. StarTalk scholarships will defray the $750 program fee (pays for field trips, most weekday meals, some supplies) and are based on financial need. A limited amount of additional StarTalk scholarships will be available to defray tuition costs (approximately $1750 in-state, $3750 out-of-state) and/or books. Housing is available on Arabic-speaking floors ( $1200 for single room, $650 for shared single room). Housing is limited to students aged 18 or older.

909-537-7135 • arabicac@csusb.edu

Cape Henlopen School District (student)

Delaware's Lighthouse Chinese Partnership

Chinese • August 1, 2011August 12, 2011
  • Cape Henlopen School District, Lewes, DE

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), many of whom have participated in the previous years' program, as well as in the district's FLAP-funded Lighthouse Chinese Program in the past. 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 •

Central New Mexico Community College (student)

STARTALKing in Arabic: The Language and Its Peoples

Arabic • July 5, 2011August 1, 2011
  • Centrall NM Community College JMMC, Albuquerque, NM

This program will introduce Arabic to high school students, grades 10-12 in a 4-week program. At the end of the program, students should be able to greet each other, introduce family members, and order food using simple nominal sentences in both oral and written Arabic.Students will be limited to 20 so that instruction can be individualized. Students will receive college credit as well as high school credit. The program will be 20 instructional days of 4.5 hours a day, including classroom instruction and time for cultural activities. This will give students 90 hours of instruction needed for a 4-credit college course.

505-225-5617 •

Chicago Public Schools (student)

Chicago Public Schools Chinese STARTALK program 2011

Chinese • June 20, 2011July 15, 2011
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

This intensive Chinese Language Institute program is open to Chicago Public School students who have completed two years of Chinese at the high school level and have committed to taking Chinese 3 in the fall of 2011. Thirty students will be selected by the University of Chicago for participation based on application materials and school recommendations. The program will take place between June 20, 2011 and July 15, 2011 at the University of Chicago. Students will attend daily Chinese classes with University of Chicago professors. Additionally students are provided with cultural learning activities, meals, field trips, and instructional materials. The goal is to increase students' Chinese language proficiency and encourage students to further their language education through creating an intensive immersion experience at the University of Chicago.

773-553-1968 •

Chicago Public Schools (student)

Chicago Public Schools Arabic STARTALK Program 2011

Arabic • June 20, 2011July 15, 2011
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

This intensive Arabic Language Institute program is open to Chicago Public School students who have completed two years of Arabic at the high school level and have committed to taking Arabic 3 in the fall of 2011. Thirty students will be selected by the University of Chicago for participation based on application materials and school recommendations. The program will take place between June 20, 2011 and July 15, 2011 at the University of Chicago. Students will attend daily Arabic classes with University of Chicago professors. Additionally students are provided with cultural learning activities, meals, field trips, and instructional materials. The goal is to increase students' Arabic language proficiency and encourage students to further their language education through creating an intensive immersion experience at the University of Chicago.

773-553-1968 •

China Institute in America (student)

2011 China Institute-StarTalk Summer Language Academy

Chinese • July 11, 2011August 19, 2011
  • The Dalton School, New York, NY

Equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese, the 2011 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 five years of Mandarin language learning. This non-residential Academy will be held from July 11, 2011 to August 19, 2011, 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. Applications are due by May 6, 2011. Admission decision will be made in late May. Needs-based stipends notifications will be issued in June. To request additional information, please contact the Director of the Academy, Ms. Peng Zeng.

212-744-8181 Ext. 138 • pzeng@chinainstitute.org

Concordia Language Villages (student)

Portuguese STARTALK Student Program: Living the Language and Culture at Concordia Portuguese Language Village

Portuguese • July 18, 2011August 13, 2011Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Callaway, MN

Full and partial scholarships to summer two-week and summer four-week, credit-bearing programs are available to elementary, middle school and high school students in selected Bemidji, MN schools. Each scholarship includes two follow-up weekend programs in the fall and early winter. Students are residents in a “Portuguese Village,” living Portuguese language and Lusophone culture through daily life in this residential camp program, while increasing their language and cultural proficiency, as well as their global citizenship skills. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the countries where Portuguese is spoken through food, music, sports, dance, games, and activities, and students build skills in a variety of communicative tasks, such as asking and answering questions, describing, expressing opinions, and telling stories. They function in Portuguese language contexts such as stores, social settings, and homes. We will welcome STARTALK participants from partner elementary, middle, and high schools; they will join many others. Programs are designed to offer experiences for beginning to advanced learners. Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., has been a nationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community.

218-586-8727 • phillipp@cord.edu

Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (student)

Chinese/Hindi Student Program

Chinese, Hindi • June 1, 2011August 30, 2011
  • Neuque Valley High School, Naperville, IL
  • Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL
  • Downer Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL
  • Indian Trail School, Downers Grove, IL
  • Heritage Lakes School, Carol Stream, IL
  • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield , IL

Startalk Nurture Program offers Chinese and Hindi Immersion courses in 6 school districts for total of 10 individual programs.

630-699-5726 • fredlu98@gmail.com
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