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    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University StarTalk 2018

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    32 rising high school 10-12 graders and college freshmen and sophomores will participate in Lewis University Summer Star Talk 2018. 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/Russian. The program will run for four weeks from June 18th and July 13th 2018, Monday through Friday and will provide 90 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5544
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    North Central College (Student)

    NCC-STARTALK Student Program-Levels 1 and 2

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 16, 2018 – June 16, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 24, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    North Central College proposes a student and teacher combination program in 2018. The student program will be 14-day hybrid non-residential program with two-level classes. The Level One (novice-low) program is "Journey to the Great Wall." The Level Two (novice-mid/high) program is “Working Together with China.” Up to 24 high school students will be enrolled in the program. The program will start with a half-day orientation on June 16, 2018, and then followed by a one-week online instruction and one-week full day onsite activities. It will be concluded by a series of online interactive activities. Some additional excursions and opportunities to practice skills learned for a total of 90 hours of instructional time. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned college certificate.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu

    Chicago Public Schools (Student)

    CPS/UChicago Arabic and Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Arabic and Chinese (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed Chicago Public Schools (CPS) STARTALK program will provide a rich, hands-on, language immersion program in Arabic and Chinese to 30 high school students (9th-11th grade) who have already completed one to two years of Arabic instruction or two to three years of Chinese instruction. The program will be housed at the University of Chicago (UChicago) campus and classes will be conducted by U of C instructors. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to practice and improve their language skills through real-life applications and varied authentic experiences in alignment with STARTALK principles. Participants will attend classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting July 2 and ending July 27, 2018 with a total of 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 553-1968
    fmginski@cps.edu
    Program Website

    Chinmaya Mission (Student)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2018 (CMSSHC-18) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 9th to July 27th, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (+ 60 minute daily online learning through Voicethread) offering 105 instructional hours over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for three weeks) to introduce thirty six 8-10 year old students to conversational and written Hindi at novice mid (proficiency) / novice high (performance) and novice high (proficiency) / levels.
    With the theme "Oh, The Places You'll Go", students plan a trip to the newly formed state of Uttarakhand, which is located in the northern part of India, by creating an itinerary. They choose to visit different places in Uttarakhand after learning about special attractions / activities / weather / food / wildlife in 4-5 different cities / towns in Uttarakhand. Students research locations, visiting websites, watching videos / pictures of the region, and exploring the possibility of volunteering in a nature preserve or other situation. Students will make connections with other disciplines through hands on activities, such as math, science, geography, arts, health, and nutrition, by communicating in all three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. They will be immersed in cultural practices (such as folk dances, songs, greetings, showing respect to elders), products (such as food, clothing, books, music, movies) of Uttarakhand, and perspectives of native speakers of Uttarakhand by meeting with the members of Uttarakhand Samaj of Greater Chicago, a local community organization of Uttarakhand natives.

    Contact(s)
    (847) 537-4710
    vidya@balodyan.com
    Program Website

    Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (Student)

    Startalk Nurture Student Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
    • Kennedy Junior High School, Lisle, IL
    • Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will recruit 70 students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 students from 3 school districts in 3 locations. There are two curriculum templates for two proficiency levels - Novice Mid and Novice High (7 to 3 ratio). We will have 8 teachers and 5 TAs for a 15 day (90hr) program in June of 2018.

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