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    Wofford College (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Student Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Chinese @ Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK @ Wofford offers 149 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, eight-week summer online learning, and twenty-five individualized sessions in the Fall and Winter) to forty-five 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goals are to provide communicative language learning and hands-on cultural activities to promote participants’ learning of Chinese language and culture, and to boost their awareness of the national need to learn a strategic language such as Chinese, the differences/similarities between Chinese language and culture and their base language and culture, and an awareness of the local Chinese community. During the program, participants will receive performance-based language instruction, participate in hands-on cultural activities, and apply what they have learned in tasks that simulate future communication in an exchange program. Participants will engage in all communication modes, and improve their language proficiency 1 to 2 sublevels higher.

    Contact(s)
    (864) 597-4902
    zhangy@wofford.edu
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 102 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 27-July 20, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: Using Authentic Tales to Advance the Three Modes (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom by the Gradual Release of Responsibility (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes are five days a week, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and also include a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or Integrated Performance Assessment two-day training workshop during the middle weekend. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: a micro-teaching lesson in the co-located student program, a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final paper detailing student progress and trainees’ teaching, and an understanding of the importance of “backward design” and how it leads to better learning for students. These outcomes help to increase the sustainability of these educators in the classroom during regular year/academic year programs; the skills and knowledge that they gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and also to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5256
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    University of Mississippi (Student)

    Mississippi StarTalk 12

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 27, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 12 will offer four weeks of intensive residential instruction (20 days and 100 contact hours of instruction) to up to 30 high school students from Mississippi and other states who will learn the language in three different levels ranging from Novice Mid to Intermediate Mid. A team of three teachers, one program coordinator, three tutor-counselors and other staff members will oversee the program academically and culturally. During the course of this program, students will learn to appreciate the Chinese language by possessing it and communicating in it, while being immersed in nine communication tasks in both spoken and written Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (662) 915-7178
    mldyer@olemiss.edu
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Russian language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 3-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 3-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Russian language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-3 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 102 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 27-July 20, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 6, 2018: Using Authentic Tales to Advance the Three Modes (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom by the Gradual Release of Responsibility (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes are five days a week, seven hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and also include a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or Integrated Performance Assessment two-day training workshop during the middle weekend. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: a micro-teaching lesson in the co-located student program, a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final paper detailing student progress and trainees’ teaching, and an understanding of the importance of “backward design” and how it leads to better learning for students. These outcomes help to increase the sustainability of these educators in the classroom during regular/academic year programs; the skills and knowledge that they gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and also to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because every year we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of previous participants.

    Contact(s)
    (201) 265-5265 ext 2030
    drjdowd@aol.com
    Program Website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2018 – July 21, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The residential Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy will consist of 13 instructional days (117 instructional hours) for high schools students grades 9-12 who are beginning students of Chinese. The outcomes of the Academy are 1) to develop interest in Chinese language and culture among high school students resulting in the establishment of programs across Nebraska 2) to immerse 20 high school students in the Chinese language and culture using innovative digital media for teaching, learning and assessment 3) to pair each high school Chinese learner with a teacher of Chinese to serve as a mentor and 4) to promote continued development of the Chinese language and culture through the LinguaFolio Online designed to assess student achievement and encourage continued study.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Teacher)

    STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 11, 2018 – July 21, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will consist of 90 instructional hours (10 days) of professional development for 15 US Chinese teachers interested in improving their language teaching skills. The outcomes of this institute include a) development of a research informed pedagogy and examination of personal beliefs about language learning and teaching, b) skill development and integration of technology in language teaching and learning, c) increase in the number of highly qualified teachers of Chinese, d) creation of a learner-centered learning environment that optimizes language proficiency and e) development of a professional learning community of Chinese teachers and language educators.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    Penn State (Student)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State is an ambitious, multifaceted program for 20 high school and college students to take an introductory college course in Arabic. For 4 weeks (June-July), a multinational instructional team provides instruction in Arabic for 5.5 hours daily Monday through Thursday, an additional 2 hours of afternoon immersion twice a week, and 4.5 hours on Friday, for a total of 113 available instructional hours. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic).
    Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, students will become acquainted with Arabic cultures and learn to communicate in Arabic. Starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

    Penn State (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This professional development program, designed for 10 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, uses a three-part blended learning structure: (1) an initial 3-week online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 1-21; (2) a 6-day residential seminar (48 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, June 24-29, during which the teachers participate in teaching high school and college students who are taking an introductory Arabic course at Penn State; and (3) a postseminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 8-13 ; for 75 hours total. The broad outcome at which we aim is to contribute to the national effort to expand instructional capacity in critical languages, including Arabic. Specific outcomes are to enable teachers to teach Arabic effectively according to STARTALK-endorsed principles––our special focus is on staying in the target language while maintaining comprehensibility; to ensure teachers' awareness of resources that can support them in doing so; and to enhance their preparedness for careers teaching Arabic. We will present pathways to certification and other career options.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

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