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    Kansas City Chinese School North (Student)

    STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Northland Christian School, Kansas City, MO
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City offers three-week intensive language and culture learning experience to 60 learners from grades 3-8, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese, in greater Kansas City metro area. Underserved, marginalized and rural population are encouraged specifically to apply and participate.

    Based on the students’ age group, the program will be divided into two sections, one for rising 3rd - 5th graders, one for rising 6th - 8th graders. Each section is divided into a Level 1 class for novice learners and a Level 2 class for returning students or heritage learners.

    Students will attend six-and-half hours of activities daily consisting of three-hour task-based language learning classes, one-hour cultural seminar, and hands-on activities, half-hour morning Chinese exercises, half-hour separate group activity, half-an-hour recess, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 91 instructional hours for three weeks.

    During our three-week intensive study, students will reach communicative proficiency, exemplifying the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) via our standards-based, student-centered, language-immersed and culturally-enriched curricula.

    Contact(s)
    (816) 686-9638
    lina.dickson@best4future.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    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 Russian language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 3-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Russian language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-3 classes. The theme of this year's program will be related to traveling to Russia. The program will run from June 26-July 19, 2019.

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

    University of Nevada, Reno (Student)

    STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program plans to host 40 local middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and offer two level courses for new students and returning students. The course will last three weeks (June 10-28, 2019), meeting Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 90 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language through the cultural theme of the Chinese New Year. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, students of Level I will reach Novice Mid and students of level II will reach Novice High. Throughout the program, students will engage in student-centered learning and hands-on activities in the target language.

    Contact(s)
    (775) 762-8196
    isabelli@unr.edu
    Program Website

    Wofford College (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Student Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 28, 2019
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Chinese @ Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK @ Wofford offers 110 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, 40-hour online learning, literacy engagement activity, or individualized sessions in the fall and early winter) to forty-five 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goals are to provide communicative language learning and hands-on cultural activities to promote participants’ learning of Chinese language and culture, and to boost their awareness of the national need to learn a strategic language such as Chinese, the differences/similarities between Chinese language and culture and their base language and culture, and an awareness of the local Chinese community. During the program, participants will receive performance-based language instruction, participate in hands-on cultural activities, and apply what they have learned in tasks that simulate future communication in an exchange program. Participants will engage in all communication modes, and improve their language proficiency 1-2 sublevels higher.

    Contact(s)
    (864) 597-4902
    zhangy@wofford.edu
    Program Website

    Indiana University (Student)

    IU STARTALK Swahili - Language and Culture

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week program with a theme ‘Virtual Visit to East Africa’ will have two sections with proficiency level of Novice Mid (Section 1) and Novice High (Section 2). Total number of participants expected is 20 ranging from rising 8th to 12th graders (15 new and 5 returning). They will receive IU pre-college credits. Classes will meet daily for 5 hours for 20 days from June 5 to July 3 and each day will include instructional time, conversation breakout sessions, and simulated field trips. There will be a graduation ceremony on the last day of the program for the students to showcase their achievement to the community, and so total instructional time will be 98 hours. Students will have a daily 45-minute lunch break when they can interact with each other with the help of conversation partners.

    Contact(s)
    (812) 855-3323
    aomar@indiana.edu
    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

    Jefferson Joint School District 251 (Student)

    JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 5, 2019: At Home- Before Camp (Online)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 25, 2019: At Rigby Middle School (Face-to-face)
    • July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2019: At Home-After Camp (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Rigby Middle School, Rigby, ID
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Jefferson School District STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for rising sixth and seventh grade Chinese immersion students to join for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The camp will run Monday through Thursday for five hours per day for three weeks. Students will complete an online component to the camp before the face-to-face portion, which will be held at Rigby Middle School.

    Participation in the camp is free. Transportation by school bus to and from the camp will be available to all camp participants. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day of the camp. Students will also receive a program T-shirt and lanyard.

    During the camp, students will engage with the theme “Health and the Human Body” through their participation in a small group, Project Based Learning (PBL) experience where they will create and give a presentation on a human body system of their choice to an authentic Chinese audience. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in a fetal pig dissection, Tai Chi/Kun Fu Fan Dancing, singing traditional Chinese songs, and cooking traditional Chinese food. It is anticipated that, after participating in the camp, students will be able to engage in Intermediate Mid discourse regarding healthy forms of living and eating in the Chinese and American cultures and the organs and functions of various human body systems.

    Contact(s)
    (208) 745-6693 ext 1104
    kcowley@sd251.org

    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

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