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    Washington County School District (Student)

    WCSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 6, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 7, 2019 – June 7, 2019: (Online)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 14, 2019 – June 14, 2019: (Online)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 18, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 19, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Lava Ridge Intermediate School, Santa Clara, UT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Washington County School District (WCSD) Startalk Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 60 rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders from nine WCSD schools to join together for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The program will include 3 classrooms of 20 students each meeting daily for 6 hours per day for 10 days, 2 meetings of 2 hours each meeting at the school for students and families as a SKYPE night for students to speaker with middle school students in China in real time. There will also be an additional 30 hours online exploring China-Beyond your Imagination where students will explore Chinese music, dance, theatre, and sports. WCSD students will engage with each other and students from China, via electronic communication, as topics are explored and activities include group presentations, and informative oral and written assignments. After participating in the camp, students will be able to engage in Intermediate Mid level discourse regarding Chinese arts in China through sub-themes of similarity and differences and cultural awareness.

    Contact(s)
    (435) 673-3553 ext 5183
    marybeth.fuller@washk12.org
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    University of Utah Center for Latin American Studies (Student)

    University of Utah Portuguese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 29, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, Salt Lake City, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2019 University of Utah (UU) Portuguese Startalk student program is an exciting opportunity for 34 rising seventh-grade Portuguese immersion students in Utah to push past the limitations of their classrooms and see how advanced levels of Portuguese language proficiency can open new doors for college and career readiness. A primary goal of the program is to provide the antidote to student attrition in dual language immersion programs, which commonly occurs as students move from the elementary to secondary school, by providing them with exciting ways to apply their growing language fluency to new subjects – in this case the Amazon, biodiversity, human rights and environmental issues. The program will feature four weeks of blended learning with 75 hours of Portuguese instruction and collaboration during the residential camp, nestled between 15-25 hours of online, distance-learning curriculum. Students, including both heritage and non-heritage Portuguese speakers, will enter the student camp primarily at the intermediate-low proficiency level. During the camp experiences, student participants will engage in advanced-low discourse as they research issues of biodiversity, human rights, and environmental protection; compare and contrast Brazilian and American culture; discuss and debate controversial topics; and write informational essays and present group projects related to the Amazon Rainforest.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 581-6702
    bryce.garner@utah.edu

    Tooele County School District - Utah (Student)

    TCSD STARTALK Summer Learning

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Portuguese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 7, 2019: Northlake - Mandarin Chinese (Face-to-face)
    • August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019: Rose Springs - Portuguese; Sterling - Portuguese; Overlake - Russian (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rose Springs Elementary - Portuguese, Erda, UT
    • Overlake Elementary - Russian, Tooele, UT
    • Sterling Elementary - Portuguese, Tooele, UT
    • Northlake Elementary - Mandarin Chinese, Tooele, UT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The TCSD STARTALK Summer Learning program will provide an engaging language learning environment for 400 children ages 5-9. These children are current and future immersion students in existing immersion programs in the district, and will continue their language learning in strong programs during the normal school year. As Novice language learners, they will receive age and proficiency level appropriate instruction over the course of five days (40 hours). Specific dates for each language learning week at the DLI school may vary.

    Contact(s)
    (307) 680-8651
    bmau@tooeleschools.org