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    ALEFE, Inc. (Student)

    Celebrations of Arab Nations

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 26, 2019: Celebrations of Arab Nations (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • CMP - Bradshaw Campus, Elk Grove, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” is a 18 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 two special occasions: weddings and baby showers. They will acquire new knowledge about the way these special occasions are celebrated in terms of food, costumes and social figures. Through the study of the two 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 two mock celebrations 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

    Los Angeles Unified School District (Student)

    Startalk: Whatsapp, let's connect !!

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 16, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools to students at Arabic levels I and Heritage Speakers, grades 9th through 12th. The program will offer 45 students at the two locations the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to face and 15 hours on line instruction) asynchronous learning model enhanced through culture, technology, and social media. The intended duration of the program for 2019 Summer is from June 24, 2019 to July 17th , 2019. The goal of the program is to increase oral and written proficiency by one sub-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scales (Arabic I NM-NH, Heritage IM-IH). We anticipate that approximately 95% of our Level I, and Heritage Students will continue in our 2019- 2020 academic year to increase enrollment in the Arabic programs offered at the two high schools at LAUSD.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 626-2639
    yxm9573@lausd.net
    Program Website

    UCLA (Teacher)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2019 – June 23, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop that is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language (HL) students. The workshop will open on June 1, 2019, with online assignments for three weeks. This will be followed by a five-day face-to-face workshop (June 24-28, 2019, at UCLA). Accepted participants will be required to complete the online assignments as well as the face-to-face workshop.
    The online assignments will focus on identifying and addressing the linguistic gaps in HL students’ language, differentiated teaching, and teaching mixed classes. The face-to-face workshop will focus on how to use project-based learning (PBL) as a useful tool in heritage language instruction. PBL is a learner-centered approach in which students work over an extended period of time on a task that demands engaging with complex issues, analyzing topics, solving problems, or meeting particular real-life challenges. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of PBL and the ways in which language teaching and authentic materials can be incorporated into a PBL classroom. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that involve the development, presentation, and critique of projects that can be used with HL students. We will accept 24 K-16 instructors 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 PBL by designing a Standards-based unit that is appropriate for HL learners (HLL) 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. This workshop aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    cwl@international.ucla.edu
    Program Website

    Stanford University (Teacher)

    Stanford University Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 19, 2019 – July 24, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This six-day 40-hour program is designed for 15 teachers of multiple STARTALK languages who have had successful experiences in STARTALK and who have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and have had substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. These teachers are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community. A sub-set of returning participants from the previous year program will be invited to participate and increase the leadership skills and experience by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating in the program for the first time. All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving at the institute to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies along the TELL domains continua, and at the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussing activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coping with change, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations and consensus building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout. As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9618
    smearns@stanford.edu

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 14, 2019 – July 5, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week program will engage 120 mostly heritage speakers of Portuguese, in grade one through grade eight, in 75 hours of age-and-stage appropriate language instruction around the theme "A trip through Three Portuguese-Speaking Regions: Portugal, Brazil and the Azores Islands". Student proficiency levels will range from Novice to Intermediate. The expected outcomes will be that all students 1) increase Portuguese proficiency levels by at least one level, 2) increase Portuguese cultural awareness, appreciation and knowledge, 3) increase interest in other Portuguese language learning programs throughout the school year within educational institutions and the community.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 667-1082
    lorij@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Hilmar Unified School District (Teacher)

    HUSD STARTALK Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2019 – June 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The principle expected outcomes for the proposed project are (1) a cadre of approximately 15 Portuguese language educators (intermediate and master experience levels) who are competent in implementing standards-based Portuguese language instruction in their classrooms as a result of their participation in the proposed professional development program, and (2) The 15 teacher participants will engage in about 40 hours of professional development activities spread out over five days. The focus will be on enhancing their knowledge of the three modes of communication and on strategies for integrating culture, content, and language. We will continue to increase the staff development on interpersonal communication (focus on student-to-student interaction) and planning for the integration of content, language and culture. The professional development will also provide strategies for more in-depth Checking For Understanding and greater emphasis on language learning and literacy experiences.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 667-1082
    lorij@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Occidental College - World Language Project (Teacher)

    Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Central

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 30, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Online)
    • July 22, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California 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 total of 64 hours. Instruction will be divided equally between online synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Four days will occur face-to-face. The Leadership program is by invitation.
    [Leadership Groups] 1) Participants will design can-do statements that fit their curricular maps and/or a thematic units and create performance tasks that demonstrate the achievement of the can-do-statements. 2) They will unpack the can do statements they designed for use in their lessons and will sequence learning experiences to lead to successful completion of performance tasks.
    [Technology Groups] 1) Participants will design or adapt learning plan(s) and deliver a model leaning episode to available volunteers. The learning plan will address the interpretation of authentic texts using technology to make language, culture and/or content comprehensible to students. Participants will explore various programs to support interpersonal and presentational communication or design a learning plan that addresses interpersonal and/or presentational tasks. The practicum will give participants the opportunity to experience the use of the target language, technology and other strategies to make language content and culture available in authentic text comprehensible to students.

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

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco Chinatown Center, 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 13 day program, students will participate in seven 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 depending on their school. 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
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    SDSU STARTALK Multi-language Student Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Portuguese, Persian, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC at SDSU will offer four-week language instruction in Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian languages to 48 non-heritage students (12 for each language program) from July 8th to August 2nd​. The program will be open to students in grades 9-12 with no prior knowledge of the language. Students will receive 120 hours of instruction during the summer camp. This immersion program will use a thematic curriculum “Contemporary Life: Young Adults in a Big City,” to develop students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills while simultaneously developing their cultural competence in the language and culture. The targeted goals are novice-high in listening and speaking, and novice-mid in reading and writing. Upon successful completion, the students will be awarded four units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program has 15 hours of follow-up sessions over 5 months (3 hours per month).

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-8968
    nnovakovic@sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    Korean American Center (Student)

    STARTALK Korean Summer Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Korean American Center in partnership with UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies (CCKS) will host a STARTALK Korean Summer Immersion Program. This will be a four-week, daily program during the summer for novice level middle school heritage learners in 6th through 8th grades. Under the program theme of “Our History, Our Heritage & Our Heroes,” students will use classroom immersion and dynamic task-based learning to advance Korean language competency. Student will be introduced to historical and legendary figures through traditional stories and 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, and music. Students will be able to present newly acquired terms, concepts and phrases by conveying information to someone else. Language instruction will be delivered through group lessons, individual instruction, and peer mentoring. By the end of the program, students will receive 110 hours of instruction and letter of program completion from UCI. Through Korean American Center, students will have the opportunity for continuous learning. The program will run Monday Through Friday from July 8, 2018 through August 2nd (4-weeks total) from 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

    Contact(s)
    (949) 535-3355
    tk@KoreanAmericanCenter.org
    Program Website

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