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    Northeastern Illinois University (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: SAMI

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    NEIU's STARTALK 2019: Success and Access through Multilingualism Initiative (SAMI) plans to offer a summer Arabic language learning program to 30 K-3 (age 5-9 years) heritage and non-heritage learners who will be linguistically, ethnically, religiously, racially and socioeconomically diverse. The focus will be on students from underserved communities who have minimal access to second language learning programs inside or outside of school. The program will run from the 1st to the 31st of July 2019, for approximately 105 hours over the course of five weeks. Through STEAM-based curriculum, students will participate in language and culture classes infused in meaningful content of life of animals lives in their communities. The instruction will not only provide them with novice-mid Arabic proficiency, but also equip them with foundational skills for learning such as critical thinking, inquiry, and exploration. Targeted outcomes for these learners are an elementary awareness of the culture(s) associated with the language, an enthusiasm for learning the language as well as the ability to 1) introduce and describe themselves, 2) name and describe animals, animal environments, and distinguishing features/characteristics, and 3) express their dis/likes, desires, and needs (as well as those of animals) in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 442-5873
    j-ntihirageza@neiu.edu
    Program Website

    ALEFE, Inc. (Student)

    Celebrations of Arab Nations

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 26, 2019: Celebrations of Arab Nations (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • CMP - Bradshaw Campus, Elk Grove, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” is a 18 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 two special occasions: weddings and baby showers. They will acquire new knowledge about the way these special occasions are celebrated in terms of food, costumes and social figures. Through the study of the two 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 two mock celebrations 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

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 17, 2019: (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. The theme for this year's program is "Exploring my Diverse World." Students will explore topics and themes related to various environmental issues along with animals and wildlife. The program will run from June 26-July 19, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 12030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    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)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will offer 91 hours of learner centered Hindi language learning and culture immersion experience to 86 early elementary to middle school participants (rising 1st to 8th graders). Major goal of the program will be to develop Hindi language competence of all participants (ranging from novice to intermediate level) by at least one higher sub level in three modes of communication. Participants will be placed in level and age- appropriate classes, based on their pre-program informal Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment. Learners will develop Hindi language skills and cultural understanding by exploring program's overarching theme “Animal vs. Pet Culture- In India and USA”. We expect learners to be able to interact, verbally and in writing at higher sub level through gathering and sharing meaningful information on theme related topics. Theme based games, competitions, multimedia projects, hands-on native visual and performing arts projects will further provide all learners of varied need the opportunity to engage in meaningful communication, create and present collaborative products for peer assessment, and self reflection. They will be able to demonstrate their ability to use Hindi in real life situations through active interaction, interviews and collaboration with heritage/native language speakers, experts and authentic audience. The program will also provide continued Hindi language and culture learning opportunity to learners during its 20 week online-blended session (September 2019- March 2020).

    Contact(s)
    (914) 319-9396
    sushmak171@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elias Brookings School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We will recruit 100 students in grades K - 12 from Springfield Public schools and neighboring communities to participate in our 2019 Startalk Chinese Summer Immersion Camp if funded.
    A team of 9 instructors and 9 teaching assistants will instruct campers over 15 schools days of 6 hours each for a total 90 instructional contact hours with the support of director, IL, administrative assistant, technology support specialist, and martial arts expert.
    A pre-program baseline assessment will be used to determine students' prior knowledge for the appropriate placement of students.
    While students in grades 6 - 12 will participate in the online LinguaFolio assessment system, 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) 896-0457
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.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 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rosemont Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    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 24-July 12, 2019, 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@aol.com
    Program Website

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc. (Student)

    YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Gwyn-Nor Elementary School, North Wales, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, in partnership with North Penn School District, will conduct its seventh YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2019, from June 24-July 12, to teach Hindi to 40 K-8 students during 105 instructional hours. 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 of 'things to see, do and eat' in the four destinations of North, South, East and West, of India. We will select an entirely new set of authentic audio-visual materials and develop related performance and literacy activities for our participants, many of whom are likely to be returning students. By end of the units Novice 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 students will virtually interact with their counterparts at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, an IB school in Mumbai, India, once a week to encourage partner work, create a sense of community and foster friendships and will be conducted to a day long field trip to connect with the community. 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

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    IACs StarTalk Urdu Summer Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We typically receive upwards of 100 or 150 student requests for every StarTalk program due to our regular year long weekend Urdu classes, and Indus Arts Council's promotion of Pakistani arts, culture and languages in Houston and beyond.
    We have settled on a target number of 50 students as a reasonable goal, given our desire is to have a large enough program to demonstrate that there is a significant demand for Urdu in our area and formally pursuing Urdu instruction collectively is a worthwhile and attainable goal.
    The proficiency level for our students is Novice mid to Intermediate low. The program is 3 weeks long with 90 instructional hours.
    Currently with four instructors and four junior instructors, we will be able to offer four sections of Urdu instruction in which the average class size will be 12 to 13 students and the teacher-to student ratio (including junior instructors, who will be actively involved in instruction) will be approximately 1 to 6.
    This class size will offer students a quality learning experience and the potential to develop a sense of community and belonging with their peers. Participants will also take part in theater (performed in Urdu) and take part in music/songs in Urdu to a live audience.

    Contact(s)
    (800) 959-5204
    indusartscouncil@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 4, 2019 – June 27, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise students' awareness of Chinese culture, stimulate their interest in learning the Chinese language, and lead them to reach the Chinese proficiency at the level of novice mid. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students with no Chinese language background, ranging from 1st to 5th graders. Returning students from Neff Elementary are welcome to attend. 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

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2019 – July 26, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 48 rising-grade 2-8 students, proficiency levels ranging from Novice-mid to Intermediate-mid, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (114 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experiences with STEAM subjects and activities. "Panda Panpan’s Friends around the World" is the theme for the program, which is an extension from our previous STARTALK summer program theme “Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!”. Students will be taken on a grand tour of four major continents and spotlight the diverse cultures in academic topics covering gourmet, wildness, architecture, and arts. The program and its curriculum will provide enriched opportunities for the learners to apply Chinese language skills in real-life connected scenarios for cultural understanding and practices, giving them a deeper understanding of people around the world and encouraging them to think of themselves as a global citizen. At the end of the program, the students will perform at the target proficiency levels (Novice-high to Intermediate-high), and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    mark.takehara@hopeccs.org

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