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    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Student)

    2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program (Online)

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • May 22, 2017 – June 28, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania Online, , PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program will offer five weeks of completely online instruction from May 22 - June 28. Classes will meet weekdays 4-6 pm on an online meeting platform. Students with little or no prior background will learn to use the language to communicate in a variety of real-world situations. Students will also learn to read and write one script of their choice (Hindi or Urdu script). Please visit our website for information on how to apply: https://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/startalk.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-8438
    jpien@sas.upenn.edu
    Program Website

    University of North Texas (Student)

    STARTALK 2017: Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Russian Language (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Building, UNT Denton Campus, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Russian STARTALK Program at UNT is a non- residential, intensive Russian language course at the Novice level and is fully funded by a federal grant. All program activities, including tuition, textbooks and other learning materials are free of charge to students. Upon the successful competition of the summer school, our students will achieve novice level of language proficiency, will be able to communicate in Russian appropriate at the novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness. Additionally, all successful students will be awarded six college credit hours. The number of program participants is limited to 20 students that will be selected from a pool of applicants. The selection criteria are based on academic performance and interest in pursuing Russian after the completion of the program.

    Applications may be submitted from February 15, 2017 to April 28, 2017. All successful applicants will be informed no later than May 8, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found on http://worldlanguages.unt.edu (Undergraduate; Russian).

    Contact Information: Please direct all inquiries concerning the program to Dr. Tatiana Filosofova, Program Director, at tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu

    Contact(s)
    (940) -56-5-24
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

    Virginia Military Institute (Student)

    Opening and Running a Moroccan Restaurant

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 students to participate in this four-week intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our students will be at the college level (grades 13-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-Mid by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct 94 (or a little more) instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 7th to June 30th, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 464-7965 ext 7965
    elyounssia@vmi.edu

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program is designed to promote accelerated language learning with integrated knowledge of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. The program will admit 20 undergraduates from universities and community colleges across the nation, dividing cohorts into proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over six weeks of residential study with 306 hours of structured learning: 174 hours of in-class instruction; 87 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 45 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Curriculum is organized around the theme "Let's Talk About Life," developing among students practical communication skills that are relevant in academic, professional, and everyday contexts. Participants typically advance one to two levels in language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (818) 677-3593
    dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu
    Program Website

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State is an ambitious, multifaceted program for 20 high school and college students to take an introductory college course in Arabic. For 4 weeks (June-July), a multinational instructional team provides instruction in Arabic for 5.5 hours daily Monday through Thursday, an additional 2 hours of afternoon immersion twice a week, and 4.5 hours on Friday, for a total of 113 available instructional hours. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic). Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, students will become acquainted with Arabic cultures and learn to communicate in Arabic. Starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Student)

    Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Online)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning,” aims to enroll 20 high school and college Portuguese and Spanish heritage language students in a four-week intensive Portuguese language program meeting six hours a day for a total of 120 instructional hours plus 20 hours for the online component preceding the face-to-face program. Portuguese heritage students are expected to increase their proficiency level from Intermediate Low to High, and Spanish heritage students, who will be just beginning their study of Portuguese, will aim to reach Intermediate Low (or higher) proficiency. The program is designed to develop students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading and Listening, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing in Portuguese, and in the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn six University of Washington credits by enrolling in PORT 105 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL AAPPL in the beginning of the program and the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) at the end of the program. High school students may be able to use these results in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Portuguese at the UW.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer StarTalk 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    32 rising high school 10-12 graders, college freshmen and sophomores (placed into level 1& 2) will participate in Lewis University Summer Star Talk 2017 . By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice High /Intermediate Low) functional ability in Chinese. This program will run for four weeks from June 26 to July 21, 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 90 hours of instruction. The University provides tuition-free program for all participants, access to the University course management system, and facilities. Students who successfully complete the program will earn three tuition-free Lewis University credits.
    The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment under the umbrella theme “A Trip to Taipei”. As students make plans for their journey to the target language country they will learn how to get around the major Taiwanese city, learn about places of interest, and engage in basic conversations with “locals”.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5319
    huli@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    Anne Arundel Community College (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 – Personal/Professional Connections

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK 2017 -PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS IN RUSSIAN, a second-year Russian four-week summer program to be held June 26 – July 21, 2016 at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in midshipmen at the Naval Academy and students from nearby Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). The program will meet for 6.5 hours per day for 20 days (a total of 130 instructional hours) and will offer four weeks of intensive Russian instruction at the Novice-Mid level. Participants will be 20 students who will have completed two semesters of Russian either at USNA or AACC. They will work on developing their Russian for future professional and personal development. The outcomes of the program are: successful completion of the course and continued pursuit of formal and informal study of Russian.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 293-6356
    oneil@usna.edu

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BYU Arabic STARTALK Camp is designed to light the fire of motivation in students as they experience that they can learn a lot of Arabic in just three weeks. Our theme, “Avicenna’s Astrolabe,” centers on a collaborative mystery-solving game set in the present. Students are tasked to find an ancient cure to a deadly disease that threatens to decimate the modern world. The key to doing so is an astrolabe once held by the famous polymath, Ibn Sina (a.k.a. Avicenna). By exploring cities and talking to people from both the modern and medieval Arab world, students uncover the story of the astrolabe as it passed hands from civilization to civilization, while also finding clues leading them on to discover the cure they seek. In the process, students internalize basic communication skills while also experiencing a variety of Arab cultures and historical perspectives that highlight the impact of Arabo-Islamic civilization on the West. They will also learn about past and present violent reactionary movements in the East and the West that manipulate religion to foment hate and gain power.

    Beginners get off to a great start and complete the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic and receive corresponding credit. We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the script to complete the equivalent of Arabic 101 and receive either high school or university credit. Even more advanced students may complete Arabic 102 and receive high school or university credit. All will come away with a solid repertoire of pragmatic speaking and reading skills and gain significant hands-on experience with Arab culture.

    Students learn through doing. They live the language, learning to perform authentic tasks. They are immersed in music, films, games, cooking lessons, visits to mosques and restaurants. Tutors are available day and night to act as role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. World-class teachers are experienced in making learning fun and adjusting instruction to individual needs. Students practice and demonstrate their progress in role plays and in day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence.

    All students are urged to push on during the academic year with our award-winning distance-learning course that includes live support from tutors. Some former students who have done so have already distinguished themselves in follow-on abroad experience and realized the goal of acquiring advanced levels of proficiency in Arabic. BYU’s Arabic camp is a great springboard. Consider the example of Rachel Lott, who participated in our 2014 camp and will be joining us this year as a teaching assistant:

    https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-6531
    belnap@byu.edu
    Program Website

    Ohio University (Student)

    2017 Swahili STARTALK Program at Ohio University

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ohio University Athens Campus, Athens, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Swahili STARTALK is a one-month (June 26-July 26) intensive language program targeting 20 participants to receive a total of 92 hours of Swahili instruction by attending four hours per day, Mondays to Thursdays, and five hours on Fridays for 22 days. The participants, who will enroll in the elementary and intermediate classes, will be drawn from Ohio University undergraduate students, students from other four-year institutions in Ohio, as well as high school students from schools within the vicinity of Ohio University. At the end of the program, students will earn four semester hours of college credit, and students in the Elementary class will be able to perform at the Novice Mid proficiency level, while students in the Intermediate class will be able to perform at the Novice High/Intermediate Low levels according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks. The program will integrate culture, content, and language and will lead students on a journey to East Africa.

    Contact(s)
    (740) 597-1511
    maposa@ohio.edu
    Program Website

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