ReDefiners World Languages (Student)
Global Explorers: A STARTALK Immersion Program
- June 10, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
- ReDefiners World Languages, Tampa, FL
From Day 1 of the Global Explorers: STARTALK Immersion Program full-day program (9AM-5PM), students will begin journeying to targeted regions of the world through virtual & live field trips to explore and engage in culturally relevant practices and customs. By the end of the Global Explorers program, students will have demonstrated the ability to meet Global Can-Do language proficiency benchmarks for Novice-Mid level, as outlined by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSL), by completing three major assessments. The assessments are as follows: 1. The creation of a Video Travel Guide, highlighting all that they have learned about the target region and presented in the target language, 2. Participate in live poster presentations to family and the public about their travel expeditions, using a bilingual approach to best serve the target audience, and 3. participate in a live oral interview with a native speaking international student from an affiliate university, the University of South Florida. Overall, participants will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the people, culture, region and target language through language and cultural immersion as they learn to think globally while acting locally, which is essential in ultimately improving international relations, national security, global economic and academic competitiveness. A total of 40 students will participate in the program over the course of 312 instructional hours from June 10th - August 2nd, 2019 (8-weeks).