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    UW (Teacher)

    Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian, Spanish

    Date(s)
    • July 29, 2019 – August 11, 2019: Online Pre-Program (Online)
    • August 12, 2019 – August 23, 2019: Face-to-Face (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Russian, Arabic, or Spanish to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in students learning these languages and on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction. The program is designed to teach participants the STARTALK principles and standards-based language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. Teachers will be able to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). In 2019, the 75-hour program will offer six UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from July 29, 2019 to August 9, 2019 (online) and August 12, 2019 through August 23, 2019 in the face-to-face component.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    Seattle Public Schools (Teacher)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Korean, Spanish

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Seattle Public Schools/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program seeks to enroll 13 participants (6 Korean, 3 Arabic, and 4 Spanish) who have at least Advanced Low proficiency. Participants will earn 11 graduate level credits towards teacher certification with a World Language Endorsement through alternative routes to certification and will receive vouchers to take the required assessments for teacher certification This three-week face-to-face summer intensive program and 3 online classes totals 120 contact hours. The program will be followed by 8 credits of fall/spring coursework and internship in order to complete the full certification program, with an estimated out-of-pocket cost of only $6,600 (financial aid available). Participants will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during summer language camps for high school heritage and intermediate second languages learners.

    Contact(s)
    (253) 906-9173
    hassenjk@plu.edu
    Program Website