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    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 1, 2017 – June 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinese Language and Culture Camp is a two-week, ten-day, morning and afternoon non-residential program held in June 2017 at the Anchorage School District’s (ASD) Scenic Park Elementary School. The camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1–8, primarily at Novice-Low and Novice-Mid proficiency levels. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day (302 hours). Additional program components are a 1-hour per day afterschool program at Scenic Park that extends 58 days into the 2017-2018 school year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp; and a five-day Kindergarten Orientation serving 44 Chinese Immersion students (22 in a.m., 22 in p.m.) at 2.5 hours per day (12.5 hours). 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

    Balvihar Hindi School VHPA, Atlanta (Student)

    Startalk Balvihar Hindi Language Summer Camp2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2017 – June 9, 2017: (Online)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 24, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lakeside Middle School, Cumming, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This blended 96 hour camp (total 18 days program with 12 days face to face and six days of pre-camp online segment) with two weekend breaks will target 75 middle and high school students and will be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping main focus on culture besides the target language and will be posted on www.balvihar.org for Startalk reference and community. The program will be centered on learners and full attention will be paid to individual needs. Best practices in instruction and assessment will be implemented. We will use differentiating tasks to address different levels (novice, intermediate and advance) of proficiency in aural and literacy skills.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 962-2669
    msrtiwari@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Arizona State University (Student)

    ASU Chinese Program: From STARTALK to Flagship

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2017 – June 18, 2017: ones session only (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program offers a fifteen-day residential Chinese language summer camp for 30 current 8th to 12th graders from Arizona to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture. The 30 students are placed into different classes based on their proficiency levels. During the camp, students live on the ASU Tempe campus where they spend their day participating in intensive language classes as as well as fun, hands-on cultural activities. Evenings and weekends are also packed with activities that are geared toward both learning and entertainment. By the end of the program, these learners are not only able to use Chinese to perform basic tasks in everyday life but also to acquire valuable knowledge on Chinese culture as well. The program boasts a living-learning setting, where participants can also gain first-hand college life experience on the ASU Tempe campus. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by mature resident advisors who reside in the residence hall with students.

    Contact(s)
    (480) -96-5-07
    xia.zhang@asu.edu
    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

    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

    Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (Student)

    Nurture Student Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 23, 2017: 1 (Face-to-face)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017: 2 (Face-to-face)
    • June 9, 2017 – June 29, 2017: 3 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Madision Junior High, Naperville, IL
    • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
    • Dekalb High School, DeKalb, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will recruit 90 students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 students from 5 school districts in 3 locations. There are two proficiency levels - Novice Mid and Novice High with 7 to 3 ratio.
    We have 9 teachers and 10 TAs for a 15 day (90hr) program in June.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 699-5726
    fredlu98@gmail.com

    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

    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

    Arizona State University (Student)

    STARTALK Russian Summer Camp at ASU

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Arizona State University provides an intensive, 3-week, non-residential program in elementary Russian for 24 students from 8--12th grade, bringing them to Novice Mid proficiency in speaking, listening, and reading.

    STARTALK students work in small groups in intensive face-to-face sessions on the campus of Arizona State University and, in video sessions with faculty and students from Arizona’s concurrently running Russian language study-abroad program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

    Students use their online sessions to Bishkek to "preview" a study-abroad program they could join in 2018, to meet host families, talk to instructors and students, and to go on "virtual excursions" to the city.

    By the end of the program, students set up their own plan for a 2018 visit to Bishkek, choosing a host family, setting up an excursion schedule, etc.

    Contact(s)
    (480) 965-4188
    devansro@asu.edu
    Program Website

    WOFFORD COLLEGE (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 23, 2017: Immersion (Face-to-face)
    • June 25, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Online Project (Online)
    • September 10, 2017 – February 23, 2018: Individualized Continued Learning Sessions (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK @ Wofford offers 149 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, eight-week summer online learning, and twenty 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 to 2 sublevels higher.

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

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