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    Jefferson Joint School District 251 (Student Program)

    JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 14, 2021 – July 2, 2021: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rigby Middle School, Rigby, ID
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 70 rising sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and nineth-grade students from Jefferson Joint School District 251 with a language proficiency range of Novice High to Intermediate Mid to join for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience in Chinese. The camp aims to move Novice-High students toward Intermediate-Low and Intermediate-Low and -Mid students solidly into Intermediate-Mid through participation in activities and performance assessments centered on the theme "Technology and Innovation." This theme will lead students through an exploration of important Chinese and western technological innovations throughout history and allow students to explore these innovations through linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities including making clay coil pots, kite making, participation in a kite festival, ink printing, making and experimenting with a leaf blower hovercraft, building and experimenting with air pressure rockets, and creating sail/CO2 cartridge boats. Students will also participate in a Project-Based Learning challenge where they will work in small groups to create and deliver a 5-minute presentation to an authentic audience of Chinese speakers from the Denver Language School on a Lego Technic Mars rover they built that is capable of climbing hills, collecting and storing rocks, navigating an obstacle course, and driving at fast speeds.

    Contact(s)
    (208) 745-6693 ext 1104
    kcowley@sd251.org

    Texas A&M University (Student Program)

    A STEAM Trip to East Asia:STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – June 26, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    With the theme “A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Trip to East Asia”, our program features a grand virtual trip to China and Korea where students will learn the languages and cultures through a standards-based and thematically organized curriculum. The 20-day, 80-instructional-hour summer program will enroll a total of 45 second and third-grade non-heritage language learners with no prior experience in the target languages: 30 for the Chinese program, and 15 for the Korean program. A comprehensive integration of culture, content and language into the theme “A STEAM Trip to East Asia” will provide our students with the unique opportunity to: a) learn the languages along with learning about the rapid robotics development and the vibrant visual and performing art forms in East Asia, and b) to experience both historical and contemporary China and Korea through dynamic and creative project-based and student-centered activities. By the end of the summer program, students are expected to: a) achieve a novice-mid level of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the target language, and b) develop a sustained interest in the target languages and cultures and continue their learning in the online program from July to August and in the after-school programs in the fall semester. Our program will also serve as a springboard for the establishment of two-way immersion programs in collaboration with the school district over the next few years.

    Contact(s)
    (979) 845-8384
    lijenkuo@tamu.edu

    University of Mississippi (Student Program)

    Mississippi StarTalk 14

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 30, 2021 – July 30, 2021
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

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    Thirteen previous Mississippi StarTalk programs have been judged very successful. Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 14 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) 380-1819
    mldyer@olemiss.edu
    Program Website

    Agnes Scott College (Student Program)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese and Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2020 – June 30, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    The 13-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 91 hours of instruction in Chinese or 91 hours of instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Martial Arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music/dance. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown or the local Turkish cultural center will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities, and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc. (Student Program)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2020 – July 17, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders with no or little previous experience with Chinese in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 29-July 17, 2020, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 254-1238
    cheala@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Kansas City Chinese School North (Student Program)

    STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2020 – July 2, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City offers a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience to 60 learners from grades 3-8, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese, in the greater Kansas City metro area. Underserved, marginalized and rural populations are encouraged specifically to apply and participate.

    Based on students' language proficiency, the program will be divided into two levels, Level 1 for novice learners, and Level 2 for returning students and heritage learners. Each level is divided into two classes, one for rising 3rd - 5th graders, and one for rising 6th - 8th graders.

    Students will attend six-and-half hours of activities daily consisting of three-hour task-based language learning classes, one-hour cultural seminar, and hands-on activities, half-hour morning Chinese exercises, half-hour separate group activity, half-an-hour recess, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 91 instructional hours for three weeks.

    By the end of the program, students will reach communicative proficiency, Level 1 up to Novice Mid and Level II up to Novice High or Intermediate Low, exemplifying the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) via our standard-based, student-centered, language-immersed and culturally-enriched curricula.

    Contact(s)
    (816) 686-9638
    lina.dickson@best4future.org
    Program Website

    HEB ISD (Student Program)

    STARTALK-HEB ISD-Made for This

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – June 18, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    HEB ISD’s “STARTALK: MADE FOR THIS” language academy will provide three weeks / 90 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi to rising sixth and seventh graders for novice level, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students, as well as exposure to all three languages and cultures.

    Projected 120 total enrollment for Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi, comprising 75 novice sixth and seventh graders and 45 intermediate eight graders and up students.

    At the end of this academy, we expect rising sixth and seventh-grade students to achieve novice low-to-mid level oral proficiency in their language of choice and upper grades students to achieve intermediate low-to-mid level.

    We anticipate that approximately 90% of our seventh-grade students will continue in the language course in the fall in our district.

    For intermediate students, we expect their scores on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice and cultural experience.

    Contact(s)
    (469) 734-6027
    qingli@hebisd.edu

    YingHua International School (Practicum Teacher Program)

    2020 YHIS-STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION PRACTICUM PRO

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – July 10, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The YHIS-STARTALK Practicum Program for teachers will provide 8 carefully chosen Teacher participants, an opportunity to enhance their learning while they put into practice the concepts they learn in the classroom. Participants will be assessed on their prior knowledge in line with STARTALK principles, World-Readiness Standard, TELL Project, Backward design, etc and based on their application and pre-program survey, the 1-week online learning and 2 weeks of face-to-face training will be packed with very helpful, practical, effective and intensive learning experiences which can be done in back-to-back sessions of learning and actual implementation. Every 2 participants will be closely monitored and supervised by an experienced Mentor Instructor, allowing for 4 groups, who will help, provide feedback and constructive suggestions but also make sure to give enough space to each participant to grow and explore. This program is designed to follow the We Do, You Do Together then You Do concept to get the teacher participants ready to implement their learning into their classrooms wherever they may be teaching. The Post-program meet-ups will give everyone the chance to look-back and reassess what went well, how we can continue to provide assistance in their teaching a Foreign language a success, and how to provide instant teaching and assessment sessions while also providing resources and moral support every step of the way.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    MICHELLE.TAN@YHIS.ORG

    University of North Texas (Student Program)

    STARTALK 2020: Caravaning Through the Arab World

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2020 – June 19, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK 2020: Caravaning Through the Arab World summer program will be an intensive, three-week Arabic immersion, student-centered learning experience, offering 98 instructional hours of language and cultural exposure to local high school seniors and undergraduate students who are unable to study or have access to Arabic in their districts during the regular school year. Each week, students will “travel” to different parts of the Arab World - first to North Africa, then to the Levant, and finally to the Gulf - stopping at specific countries within each region to examine some of the rich, beautiful traditions therein; for example, students will learn about artistic elements in Morocco, music in Lebanon, food culture in Oman, and the distinct garb unique to each place, along with notable variations in dialects. Of the projected 30 program participants, we foresee an even split between the high school and college students, providing an equal opportunity for both to continue their cultural and linguistic studies and engage in future study abroad or exchange programs to the Arab World. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, our participants will have achieved a High Novice level of proficiency, which will be determined through many evaluations and performance-based assessments - including oral, written, and listening exercises that demonstrate a strong cultural awareness and functional proficiency. All students successfully completing the STARTALK program will earn the academic credit for one full semester of college Arabic (three credits of ARBC 1010 at the University of North Texas).

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    Caroline.Najour@unt.edu

    West Virginia Department of Education (Student Program)

    STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Summer Immersion Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – June 19, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The West Virginia Department of Education Chinese Summer Immersion Program has been in existence for the past ten years. The camp provides approximately 95 Monongalia County students entering first through fifth grades the opportunity to expand their Chinese learning through a two-week camp with follow up activities in the fall and spring, as well as online activities throughout the academic year for a total of 90 hours of an immersive experience. The camp is open to students of any proficiency level in Chinese language proficiency and by the end of the camp, most of the non-native speakers will be able to communicate in complete, simple sentences, as well as read and write a number of words in Chinese. There is also a class available for students who are able to speak Chinese fluently and the emphasis in this section will be reading and writing. The theme of the 2020 STARTALK camp will be "In the Garden" with students learning content about plants and how they grow.

    Contact(s)
    (304) 558-5325 ext 53479
    dlnichol@k12.wv.us

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