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    Occidental College (Teacher)

    Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Central

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 5, 2018: Buildign Leadership (Online)
    • July 6, 2018 – July 20, 2018: Technology (Online)
    • July 20, 2018 – July 22, 2018: Buildign Leadership (Face-to-face)
    • July 23, 2018 – July 26, 2018: Technology (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hotel TBD, Long Beach, CA
    • Califronia State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Occidental College offers two separate blended programs one focusing on the development of leadership and the second focusing on technology as the core of standards-based instruction.
    Thirty applicants (teachers in elementary, middle, high school and university settings) will be served in these two programs for ninety-six hours. Sixteen hours in the Leadership Program and twenty-four hours in the Technology Program will be delivered online. The face-to-face segment will be three days for Leadership Program and four days for Technology Program. The Leadership program is by invitation. Participants in the leadership program will create curricular maps and/or a thematic using social justice/global issues as an organizing principle. During the intervening year, participants will pilot materials and modify them based on program needs and interactions with their students. Technology Sessions will be offered for teachers at various levels of proficiency. Technology Sessions will be offered for teachers at various levels of proficiency. Novices will design or adapt learning plan(s) and deliver a model leaning episode for volunteers (university students, LOTE student-teachers, graduate language instructors, and university staff). Specifically, they will a) specify the learning targets using can-do statements b) create a technology-based interpretive task with authentic materials using technology to make language, culture and/or content comprehensible to students, c) explore various programs that can be used to support interpersonal and presentational communication and d) participate in a practicum where they teach segments of a model lesson to volunteers. 4) Teachers in the Leadership and Technology Sessions will explore the use of platforms to facilitate professional development and language learning and create an online community to share materials and practices that foster continued interaction among participants.

    Contact(s)
    (323) 259-2949
    bzaslow@oxy.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco, Chinatown / North Beach Campus, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Housed in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mandarin Institute San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Program provides 36 students with a truly authentic, immersive learning environment designed to promote verbal skills and to imbue students with the confidence to use their language skills in real world situations for meaningful communication.

    During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units, mini-excursions into Chinatown and a distance learning component that matches each student with a personalized tutor in China for unrehearsed spontaneous dialogue. Our students go into the community and we bring the community into our program.

    Students register for middle school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve
    Novice Intermediate to Intermediate Low ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour High School program, students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit.

    At the end of the program our students will have the communicative competence and confidence to engage in authentic dialogues with native speakers in real-world situations.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 297-1227
    yking@MandarinInstitute.org

    ALEFE, Inc. (Student)

    Celebrations of Arab Nations

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California Montessori Project Charter School, Sacramento, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” is a 22 days summer camp intended to allow twenty heritage and non-heritage students to develop both their communication skills in Arabic and their cultural awareness about the Arab world. In a Montessori classroom set-up, students will be exposed to the various ways in which Arab nations celebrate three special occasions: weddings, mother’s day and baby showers. They will acquire new knowledge about the way these special occasions are celebrated in terms of food, costumes, social figures and family traditions. Through the study of the three celebrations, the program is to allow K-2nd grade students with limited or no proficiency in Arabic to interact using simple vocabulary and sentences to communicate with an authentic audience and to use their new acquired knowledge to create and present three mock celebrations themselves to others. Following the program’s 90 hours of instructions, students will be able not only to compare the similarities and differences between cultural practices in the US and in the Arab World, but to also realize how internally diverse an apparently monolithic culture could be.

    Contact(s)
    (916) 303-2533
    info@alefe.org
    Program Website

    Korean American Center (Student)

    STARTALK Korean Language Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Korean American Center, Irvine, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Korean American Center in partnership with UC Irvine’s Center for Critical Korean Studies, will host a summer middle school immersion program for Korean heritage language learners going into the 6th through 8th grades in the fall of 2018. The program will be designed to build comprehensive language skills and improve students’ knowledge of Korean through classroom immersion. Students will improve their understanding of Korean culture and explore the connection between culture, arts and language by participating in fun, hands-on cultural activities such as arts, crafts, calligraphy, music and cooking. This program will take place at the Korean American Center in Irvine and will run for 4 weeks (July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018), Mondays through Fridays from 9:00AM-2:00PM.

    Contact(s)
    (949) 535-3338
    tks@ockorean.org
    Program Website

    Loyola Marymount University (Student)

    LMU 2018 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Castelar Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The LMU 2018 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program is based on ACTFL Standards-Standards for Foreign Language Learning and Preparing for the 21st Century, as well as aligned with the Common Core, Visual/ Performing Arts, and Physical Education Standards for California Public Schools. Expected program outcomes are that students will be able to: 1) perform Chinese folk art dancing, sing, recite Chinese poetry, complete and describe hands-on culture, art and craft projects; 2) Guide family/community members through a market-place simulation during a culminating experience representative of this year’s theme, Discovery through the Virtual Journey along the Silk Road; 3) Integrate Chinese language and cultural learning through the Virtual Journey by learning proverbs about travel/journey, their meanings and morals, and engage in interdisciplinary instruction with language arts, math and social studies. This program targets 160 students from Castelar Elementary School and neighboring sites currently providing Mandarin Dual Language Programs. We will hold 8 simultaneous class sessions and students will participate for 4 instructional hours per day, 5 days a week, for two weeks totaling 40 student contact hours.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 338-2924
    mlavaden@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    Loyola Marymount University (Teacher)

    LMU 2018 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018: (Online)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The LMU 2018 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute will continue to respond to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources through the provision of two pathways for teacher preparation: 1) The continuing graduate-level Mandarin language credential, and 2) the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings. Pathway 1: Credential program outcomes include: 1) recruiting and admitting highly qualified K-12 Chinese language teacher candidates for entrance into the secondary or multiple subjects requirements and master's degree program; 2) Supporting Summer Institute participants in passing state testing requirements; 3) Providing 2 cohorts of teacher candidates (21 total) with 6 units of graduate-level coursework applicable to their credentials and masters. The credential program offers 110 hours of coursework, independent work and clinical practice for graduate credit. Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Chinese in Pre-K – 12 Settings with a targeted enrollment of 13 participants (5 new and 8 returning) who teach in heritage or other programs. Pathway 2 participants complete a hybrid course-series offered through LMU Extension for up to 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development credit hours). Upon completion of this second Summer Institute Pathway, participants will: 1) Expand knowledge of content-based Mandarin language and literacy, with a focus on the arts and movement education (Content-based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development in Mandarin); 2) Incorporate research-based practices in assessment linked to instruction (Assessment Basics and Oral Proficiency); 3) Apply new skills in content instruction in Mandarin and engage in reflection about their practices (Practicum in Teaching Mandarin); and 4) Deepen knowledge and skill in teaching Chinese grammar (Chinese Grammar Pedagogy course).

    Contact(s)
    (310) 338-2924
    magaly.lavadenz@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    San Mateo Foster City School District (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese DNA and Genetics Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 23, 2018 – August 9, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 80 elementary students and exciting and fun science-oriented summer immersion three week experience. It is open to K-5 students in San Mateo County, California. Students will be divided into four classes of 20 students based on their grade levels (K-1, 2, 3, 4-5). At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate with each other, their family, and members of the community, in Chinese. In addition to engaging in hands-on fun science activities related to the exploration of DNA and genetics, field trips will give the students the opportunity to visit a real science laboratory at Stanford University and to meet with other scientists, and all the students will be able to bring home with them a sample of DNA that they isolated themselves from strawberries as well as a life-long love of and interest in science.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 312-7691
    collegepark.startalk@gmail.com

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (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 two proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over five weeks of residential study with 270 hours of structured learning: 125 hours of in-class instruction; 105 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 40 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Participants typically advance one to two ACTFL tiers in language proficiency.

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

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018: Online preparatory session (Online)
    • June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018: UCLA workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 314 Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks: online material; one week: face-to-face collaboration) on strategies for creating a macro-based PBL curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 24 participants who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of project-based learning by designing a Standards- based unit that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, Standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. Four former workshop participants who have implemented innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    okagan@humnet.ucla.edu
    Program Website

    Fresno State University (Student)

    The Oriental Express

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fresno STARTALK, Fresno, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fresno STARTALK "Oriental Express" Chinese program takes 40 students grades 3-8 on a three-week journey to China via high-speed rail. In this program, the students will learn Chinese language and culture "visiting" different places in China. We primarily enroll non-heritage beginning level students in a half day program and students participate in fun and engaging language and cultural activities such as dance and kung fu all in a immersion setting. The camp total duration is approx. 60 hours.

    Contact(s)
    (559) 725-1747
    fresnostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

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