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2018 Summer STARTALK program listings will be available beginning in March 2018

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    Boston University (Teacher)

    Portuguese Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017: phase 1 (Online)
    • July 28, 2017 – July 29, 2017: phase 2 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
    • Boston, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The target audience for the 75-hour long, four-week online and two-day on-site blended Portuguese Teacher Training program (PTT) is fifteen K-16 teachers of Portuguese with a minimum of one-year of teaching experience. They need not to have any background in Portuguese as a pluricentric language or intercultural communicative competence, but ideally should strive to deliver student-centered instruction and predominantly teach in the target language. The goal is to provide opportunities for teachers of Portuguese to integrate research-based best practices into their language teaching, learn to reflect critically on their own performance, engage collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies, and to recognize, analyze and compare different cultural practices from the Portuguese-speaking world. As the program addresses pluricentrism it also trains teachers to facilitate their students’ acquisition of intercultural communicative competence.

    Contact(s)
    (781) -88-8-32
    cbianc@bu.edu
    Program Website

    OneWorld Now! (Student)

    OneWorld Now!-STARTALK Summer Language Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • OneWorld Now! @ Franklin High School, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young Americans have access to transformative international education. In our tenth year offering the STARTALK summer immersion program, we will hold a three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for at least 51 non-heritage high school students in Seattle, with a focus on minority and low-income high school youth. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp is to introduce the students to Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Korean, motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies, and encourage them to explore related post-secondary studies and careers with a demand for critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 223-7703
    jennifer@oneworldnow.org
    Program Website

    Patterson Joint Unified School District (Student)

    MOSAAIC: Multilingual Opportunities in Arabic Arts

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northmead School, Patterson, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: MOSAAIC – Multilingual Opportunities for Students in Arabic Arts, Innovation, and Culture, establishes a four-week, 120-hour summer intensive language learning program for 5th-7th grade students in Patterson, CA to acquire mid-novice levels of Arabic language skills through the arts and cultures of Arabic-speaking communities. The program offers students daily opportunities every day to use their emerging Arabic language capacities to observe, critique, and create culturally responsive art and to communicate in culturally and linguistically authentic and meaningful ways. The program will also support 75 hours of staff professional collaboration, learning and reflection to create the target classroom learning plans, plan student and family activities, and enhance their language teaching and arts integration skills.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 894-7816
    franciscasanchez53@gmail.com

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer StarTalk 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    32 rising high school 10-12 graders, college freshmen and sophomores (placed into level 1& 2) will participate in Lewis University Summer Star Talk 2017 . By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice High /Intermediate Low) functional ability in Chinese. This program will run for four weeks from June 26 to July 21, 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 90 hours of instruction. The University provides tuition-free program for all participants, access to the University course management system, and facilities. Students who successfully complete the program will earn three tuition-free Lewis University credits.
    The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment under the umbrella theme “A Trip to Taipei”. As students make plans for their journey to the target language country they will learn how to get around the major Taiwanese city, learn about places of interest, and engage in basic conversations with “locals”.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5319
    huli@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    Arlington County School Board (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese-Arabic Program for Middle School

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The three-week summer program will provide 50 middle school students (i.e. rising 6th through 8th graders) with Chinese and Arabic instruction, at Novice Low and Novice Mid levels, for 4.5 hours a day for 15 days (i.e. 67.5 total hours of instruction) from July 10 to July 28. Teachers will have more than 30 hours of pre-service training, plus one half-hour before class each day to prepare their materials and consult with one another, and two hours after class to reflect on their teaching practice and review the day's work, including weekly work in the computer lab analyzing their students' progress in providing evidence for LinguaFolio CAN DO statements. Additionally there will be some post-program time to assess implementation. Teacher assistants will be included in part of the pre-service week, working with teachers to prepare activities and materials, and will work in-class to help students.
    Outcomes include students' self-assessment as CAN DO or CAN DO WITH HELP on at least seven pre- identified LinguaFolio indicators embedded in the curriculum covering major language domains, and a majority of students indicating satisfaction with their experience, some with the intent of pursuing further studies in the language during the year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 228-6097
    emily.golden@apsva.us
    Program Website

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE Chinese Teacher Program 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 30, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rutgers The State University of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ
    • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Academy is a two-week, 80-hour intensive summer program designed for 13 experienced Chinese teachers. The program supports the development of leadership skills, while focusing on providing professional development in these specific areas: literacy development and online instruction. The program offers two clinical settings: an elementary face-to-face and high school on-line program in which participants will practice and reflect upon the new skills they are developing. Via our Chinese Round Tables, we offer an additional 25 hours of professional development during the academic year. At the end of the program, teachers will be able to: plan learning experiences that support the STARTALK principles; use a variety of learning tools to support performance objectives; routinely use internal and external assessment data to modify the learning experience; and grow as leaders and reflective practitioners.

    Contact(s)
    (848) 932-0790
    mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu
    Program Website

    George Mason University (Teacher)

    GMU StarTalk: Innovative Approaches to Assessment

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 8, 2017
    Location(s)
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Our program will emphasize standards-based, learner-centered planning and assessment for teaching Korean language and culture based on three TELL learning goals. Participants will demonstrate how to plan and create performance-based assessments that address the unique needs and interests of their students and use the backward design process to plan lessons that lead students to meet performance objectives.
    Number of participants and their teaching levels: 20 pre-service teachers.
    Number of instructional hours: 126
    Duration of the program: three weeks in the summer followed by two fall workshops.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 993-8710
    mhaley@gmu.edu

    Chinese American International School (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK 2017 Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning, and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to a constituency of San Francisco Unified School District and student who are studying in similar immersion models that would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity. As a result of participating in the summer program, students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who have been identified as struggling during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning. We are targeting twelve students per grade, 1st to 5th grade inclusive for two three-week sessions for a total of one hundred fifty students and two hundred and ten instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-6010
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    Chinese American International School (Teacher)

    CAIS STARTALK K-8 Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The CAIS STARTALK K-8 Chinese Teacher Training Program will provide twelve teacher participants with the fundamentals for instruction in a Chinese language classroom. This intensive one week training for teachers will facilitate high quality Chinese language programming in their schools. Teacher participants will learn the critical skills they need to be innovative and successful in the classroom during the forty hours of instructional time which have a focus of in class practicums built into the program design. They will build and evaluate curriculum, integrate culture into their language program, develop performance based assessments, and access authentic teaching tools and resources. Through hands-on classroom teaching, participants will interact with real students studying Chinese in CAIS student program.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    STARTALK Around the World in 12 Days

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s Startalk "Around the World in 12 Days" language academy will provide 3 weeks and 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese will be 50 students- 25 7th graders, and 25 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice (rising 7th graders) and intermediate low-mid (upper grades). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their grades on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 283-4461 ext 7580
    TamaraHaddad@hebisd.edu

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