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

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    Patterson Joint Unified School District (Student)

    MOSAAIC: Multilingual Opportunities in Arabic Arts

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northmead School, Patterson, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: MOSAAIC – Multilingual Opportunities for Students in Arabic Arts, Innovation, and Culture, establishes a four-week, 120-hour summer intensive language learning program for 5th-7th grade students in Patterson, CA to acquire mid-novice levels of Arabic language skills through the arts and cultures of Arabic-speaking communities. The program offers students daily opportunities every day to use their emerging Arabic language capacities to observe, critique, and create culturally responsive art and to communicate in culturally and linguistically authentic and meaningful ways. The program will also support 75 hours of staff professional collaboration, learning and reflection to create the target classroom learning plans, plan student and family activities, and enhance their language teaching and arts integration skills.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 894-7816
    franciscasanchez53@gmail.com

    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

    RF SUNY (Student)

    STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • SUNY Oswego in Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a three-week, 15-day, morning and afternoon, non-residential program running from July 10 to July 28, 2017, at the SUNY Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse. The program will recruit a total of 60 students ranging from the 3rd to the 12th grade. The three-week program will provide a total of 90 instructional hours at six hours per day. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-low, novice-mid, and novice-high levels by the end of program. There will be five follow-up weekend cultural workshops to promote cultural awareness during the 2017-18 school year.

    Contact(s)
    (315) 326-1998
    startalkcny@gmail.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

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Chinese I, II, III and IV (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    "What Do You Know about Traditional Chinese Medicine?" will be the theme of our 2017 three-week, 120 hours, student’s Chinese program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-mid at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2017, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-nine of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student 1-2 proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past eight (8) years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the student program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Howard County, The Board of Education of (Student)

    STARTALK-2017: A Chinesey Odyssey

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ducketts Lane Elementary, Elkridge, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The HCPSS STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a three week ( 91 instructional hours) Chinese Immersion program for forty-five students in grades 3-5 and forty-five students in grades 6-8, who have little to no knowledge of Chinese language and culture. The program will focus on learning the Chinese language and culture through virtual travel in China. Under the theme: 2017: A Chinese Odyssey, students will read a story about a young person's travel to china, explore two or three Chinese cities, and learn about the geography of China, the modes of transportation, the weather, interesting sites and monuments, family members, and important holidays and cultural events such as the Peking Opera. By the end of the program at least 90% of the students will reach at least a "novice-mid" proficiency level in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL 2012 proficiency guidelines.

    Contact(s)
    (410) -31-3-71
    norda_hodgson-clopein@hcpss.org
    Program Website

    Fargo Public Schools (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 26, 2017 – August 15, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, and Chinese ink painting. The theme "The Silk Road: Journey through China" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an opportunity for interpersonal communication.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center, LLC (Student)

    DC 9 Metropolitan Urdu Center

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Urdu Summer Class (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Saratoga Elementary School, Springfield, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The DC Metro Urdu STARTALK Program will provide instruction to 50 upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Classes will be held for 6.00 hours a day for three weeks for a total of 90 hours. Instruction will be based on the theme “A Day in the Life of Pakistani Youth.” Our aim is for students to learn to carry out a variety of meaningful tasks appropriate to their age at half a performance level above their incoming level. Registration is now open and it would be on a first come first serve basis. Please email dc9urdu@hotmail.com to express interest in receive more information about the upcoming program.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 981-5523
    dc9urdu@hotmail.com
    Program Website

    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

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