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    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

    Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Oregon (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 26, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • PPS Chinese Bridging Academic @ Vernon School, Portland, OR
    • PPS Russian Bridging Academic @ Kelly School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 75 K-5 students of Chinese and 38 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in fall 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging Cultures through Cuisine.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency level gain, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381 ext 65381
    mkreuzer@pps.net

    Kanti Hindi Kendra, LLC (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Immersion

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Session One
    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will offer 91 hours of learner centered Hindi language and culture learning to 84 early elementary to middle school students (1- 8 grade). Participants will be placed in age-appropriate classes ranging from novice to intermediate level, based on their pre-program informal Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment. Program's major goals will be to develop Hindi language competence of all participants by at least one higher sub level in three modes of communication. Participants will have the opportunity to develop language skills, and cultural competence by exploring program's curriculum contents based on the theme 'Me and My World- Unity in Diversity', and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Differentiated instruction, intentional scaffolding to build Hindi literacy skills, formative and performance assessments will guide and motivate learners to self-monitor and grow their language skills. Theme based games, competitions, multimedia projects and hands-on native visual and performing arts projects will provide opportunities to all language learners with varied needs to engage in meaningful communication, create and present collaborative products for peer assessment and self reflection. The program will also provide continued Hindi language and culture learning opportunity to learners during its 20 week online-blended session (September 2018- March 2019).

    Contact(s)
    (914) 319-9396
    sushmak171@gmail.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 6, 2018 – July 3, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students ranging from 1st to 5th graders. 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

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    INDUS ARTS COUNCIL STARTALK URDU SUMMER CAMP 2018

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 14, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting 15 days hands-on learning opportunity to 50 local upper elementary and middle school students to improve their Urdu language skills and their familiarity with Urdu culture. and their familiarity with Urdu culture. 2. Instructional hours will be between 9:00AM and 3:00PM 3. We strive to provide total immersive and conducive environment inside and outside the class to make learning fun and engaging. 4. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals. 5. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu- speaking community and it will help promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 777-1007
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan (Student)

    YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Pennbrook Middle School, North Wales, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, in partnership with North PennSchool District, proposes its sixth YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2018 from June 18-July 6 to teach Hindi to 40 K-8 students of ages 8 to 13. We will develop three levels of curricula for two Novice and one Intermediate ranges of ACTFL proficiency guidelines under the overarching overarching theme, 'My virtual trip to India', divided into three sub-themes, 'food, festival and places of various regions of India' to provide information in chunks and recycle them. By end of the units Novice level learners will be able to do basic tasks, such as, identifying characters and events and presenting in culturally appropriate manner while Intermediate students will pair and share, compare and contrast information with their own experiences and ideas in USA. Our instructors will receive program specific professional development training under the guidance of a pedagogy expert and a K-8 literacy expert in the pre-program period. A structured post-program follow up plan will be implemented to help students sustain and improve their skills.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    aojha2008@gmail.com
    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 4, 2018 – June 15, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary 3933 Patterson St, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Anchorage School District’s STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp is a two-week, ten-day, morning and afternoon non-residential program held in June 2018 at Scenic Park Elementary School. The camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1-8, mostly at the Novice-Low proficiency level with some at Novice-Mid. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day. An afterschool Chinese intensive program at Scenic Park operates three hours/week for six weeks into the 2018-2019 year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp. 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

    ALEFE, Inc. (Student)

    Celebrations of Arab Nations

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California Montessori Project Charter School, Sacramento, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” is a 22 days summer camp intended to allow twenty heritage and non-heritage students to develop both their communication skills in Arabic and their cultural awareness about the Arab world. In a Montessori classroom set-up, students will be exposed to the various ways in which Arab nations celebrate three special occasions: weddings, mother’s day and baby showers. They will acquire new knowledge about the way these special occasions are celebrated in terms of food, costumes, social figures and family traditions. Through the study of the three celebrations, the program is to allow K-2nd grade students with limited or no proficiency in Arabic to interact using simple vocabulary and sentences to communicate with an authentic audience and to use their new acquired knowledge to create and present three mock celebrations themselves to others. Following the program’s 90 hours of instructions, students will be able not only to compare the similarities and differences between cultural practices in the US and in the Arab World, but to also realize how internally diverse an apparently monolithic culture could be.

    Contact(s)
    (916) 303-2533
    info@alefe.org
    Program Website

    Loyola Marymount University (Student)

    LMU 2018 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Castelar Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The LMU 2018 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program is based on ACTFL Standards-Standards for Foreign Language Learning and Preparing for the 21st Century, as well as aligned with the Common Core, Visual/ Performing Arts, and Physical Education Standards for California Public Schools. Expected program outcomes are that students will be able to: 1) perform Chinese folk art dancing, sing, recite Chinese poetry, complete and describe hands-on culture, art and craft projects; 2) Guide family/community members through a market-place simulation during a culminating experience representative of this year’s theme, Discovery through the Virtual Journey along the Silk Road; 3) Integrate Chinese language and cultural learning through the Virtual Journey by learning proverbs about travel/journey, their meanings and morals, and engage in interdisciplinary instruction with language arts, math and social studies. This program targets 160 students from Castelar Elementary School and neighboring sites currently providing Mandarin Dual Language Programs. We will hold 8 simultaneous class sessions and students will participate for 4 instructional hours per day, 5 days a week, for two weeks totaling 40 student contact hours.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 338-2924
    mlavaden@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    San Mateo Foster City School District (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese DNA and Genetics Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 23, 2018 – August 9, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 80 elementary students and exciting and fun science-oriented summer immersion three week experience. It is open to K-5 students in San Mateo County, California. Students will be divided into four classes of 20 students based on their grade levels (K-1, 2, 3, 4-5). At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate with each other, their family, and members of the community, in Chinese. In addition to engaging in hands-on fun science activities related to the exploration of DNA and genetics, field trips will give the students the opportunity to visit a real science laboratory at Stanford University and to meet with other scientists, and all the students will be able to bring home with them a sample of DNA that they isolated themselves from strawberries as well as a life-long love of and interest in science.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 312-7691
    collegepark.startalk@gmail.com

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