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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

    Arlington County School Board (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese-Arabic Program for Middle School

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The three-week summer program will provide 50 middle school students (i.e. rising 6th through 8th graders) with Chinese and Arabic instruction, at Novice Low and Novice Mid levels, for 4.5 hours a day for 15 days (i.e. 67.5 total hours of instruction) from July 10 to July 28. Teachers will have more than 30 hours of pre-service training, plus one half-hour before class each day to prepare their materials and consult with one another, and two hours after class to reflect on their teaching practice and review the day's work, including weekly work in the computer lab analyzing their students' progress in providing evidence for LinguaFolio CAN DO statements. Additionally there will be some post-program time to assess implementation. Teacher assistants will be included in part of the pre-service week, working with teachers to prepare activities and materials, and will work in-class to help students.
    Outcomes include students' self-assessment as CAN DO or CAN DO WITH HELP on at least seven pre- identified LinguaFolio indicators embedded in the curriculum covering major language domains, and a majority of students indicating satisfaction with their experience, some with the intent of pursuing further studies in the language during the year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 228-6097
    emily.golden@apsva.us
    Program Website

    HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    STARTALK Around the World in 12 Days

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s Startalk "Around the World in 12 Days" language academy will provide 3 weeks and 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese will be 50 students- 25 7th graders, and 25 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice (rising 7th graders) and intermediate low-mid (upper grades). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their grades on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 283-4461 ext 7580
    TamaraHaddad@hebisd.edu

    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

    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

    University of New Mexico (Student)

    Arabic in New Mexico

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program “Arabic in New Mexico: A Common Past and Shared Future” will provide Arabic instruction for 30 students grades 6-12 at the Novice and Intermediate levels over the course of three weeks (91 contact hours). Novice students will reach the Novice High level with some performance at the Intermediate Low level and Intermediate students will reach the Intermediate Low level with some performance at the Intermediate Mid level in all language skills. The program will be guided by the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning and use performance-based assessment. Through classroom instruction, community interactions, and extracurricular activities, students will develop a greater understanding of past and present cultural connections between New Mexico and the Arab world.

    Contact(s)
    (505) -27-7-47
    etrentman@unm.edu
    Program Website

    Asia Institute, Inc (Student)

    Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Field Elementary, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who have very little or no experience with Mandarin. During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of five hours of instruction for a total of 50 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 485-8252
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    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

    Mercy College (Student)

    STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Korean Language Program at Mercy College, “STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul,” will advance students’ Korean language competency to novice-mid level. We will recruit and select 30 students from grades 6-8 with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Through both virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning experiences, the students will explore Korean family life, school life, and cultural activities. The students will have opportunities to create digital stories to present their learning outcomes in the STARTALK program. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, the program will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 31 to August 18, 2017, for a total of 90 hours of instructional time.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 674-7333
    jkmiller@mercy.edu

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