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

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    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

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Frederick Harris Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The StarTalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 102 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K- . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional hours.
    A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While 6th, 7th, and 8th, and 9th graders will participate in the online
    Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 787-7111
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The two primary outcomes for the proposed project are a positive learning experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 2-11 ranging in language ability from novice to intermediate, along with a professional development experience for 15 Portuguese language and culture educators that will increase their language and cultural knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge to successfully implement standards-based language instruction in their classrooms. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program that will be incorporated into the Hilmar Unified School District's summer school program.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Georgia State University (Student)

    Learning Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in Atlanta

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
    • Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research, Atlanta, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Kindergarten through 5th grade learners in the Atlanta area will have the opportunity to increase proficiency in the U.S. priority languages of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. This program will provide intensive language instruction for 105 participants: 60in Chinese, 15 in Korean, and 30 in Portuguese. Target proficiency levels will be Novice Mid to Intermediate Low for Portuguese participants and Novice Low to Intermediate Mid for Chinese and Korean participants. This intensive language program will be a two-week camp with 40 hours of interactive immersion in the target language.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 413-6390
    rgaleano@gsu.edu
    Program Website

    American Chinese Academy (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2017 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home runs from June 13 to June 30, 2017 at University Park Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland. This student-centered program will provide an immersive language learning environment where students engage in authentic materials and hands-on activities featuring the theme “Earth is Our Home”. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth during a virtual visit to the International Earth Day Fair in China. A 2-hour after school extension program will be provided once a week for 10 weeks at University Park Elementary School in fall 2017 following the summer program when students can continue to learn Chinese. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, build lasting interest to continue with Chinese learning, and understand the importance of protecting our environment.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeff.chen@pgcps.org
    Program Website

    Anchorage School District (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2017 – June 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinese Language and Culture Camp is a two-week, ten-day, morning and afternoon non-residential program held in June 2017 at the Anchorage School District’s (ASD) Scenic Park Elementary School. The camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1–8, primarily at Novice-Low and Novice-Mid proficiency levels. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day (302 hours). Additional program components are a 1-hour per day afterschool program at Scenic Park that extends 58 days into the 2017-2018 school year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp; and a five-day Kindergarten Orientation serving 44 Chinese Immersion students (22 in a.m., 22 in p.m.) at 2.5 hours per day (12.5 hours). Student outcomes include: increased Chinese language skills, increased knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture, and intention to continue Chinese studies through secondary school.

    Contact(s)
    (907) 742-1650
    Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org
    Program Website

    Prince George Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) (Student)

    Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 27, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 STARTALK Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Summer Academy will offer 60 elementary novice students an intense but fun and innovative science and culture-oriented summer immersion three-week experience for 94 instructional hours. It is open to all students currently in grades kindergarten to fifth in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students according to their grade levels. Based on the theme,"From Seeds to Table", students will be able to make healthy choices, create colorful salads, demonstrate the understanding of where ingredients are from as well as basic nutrition. We will also introduce certain common Chinese vegetables and dishes. Hands-on activities will range from growing healthy food to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. There are two field trips planned for the camp.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 513-5300 ext 57975
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc. (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School, Germantown, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 26-July 14, 2017, 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 program's end, 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@aol.com
    Program Website

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The program will recruit 75 elementary students ranging from 1st to 5th grades. We will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes in total. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com
    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 28, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (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, the students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately 40 students at the elementary level and 40 at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 105 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 28 - July 21, 2017.

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

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