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    Town of Hudson (Student)

    STARTALK Portuguese Language & Culture Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Hudson STARTALK Portuguese Language & Cultures Summer Camp, will support 30 students over 15 days of summer camp, from June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017, providing students with 90 hours of instruction during the summer. We will offer two classes: one class for heritage speakers with the objective of developing proficiency in Portuguese and an appreciation for students’ heritage; the other class, for non-heritage speakers with little to no previous knowledge of the language, will introduce students to the Portuguese language and cultures. Both classes will utilize classroom instruction, curriculum, assessments, performance activities, field trips, workshops and guest speakers to help them develop skills in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes.

    Contact(s)
    (978) 567-6250 ext 16210
    apimentel@hudson.k12.ma.us
    Program Website

    Boston University (Teacher)

    Portuguese Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017: phase 1 (Online)
    • July 28, 2017 – July 29, 2017: phase 2 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
    • Boston, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The target audience for the 75-hour long, four-week online and two-day on-site blended Portuguese Teacher Training program (PTT) is fifteen K-16 teachers of Portuguese with a minimum of one-year of teaching experience. They need not to have any background in Portuguese as a pluricentric language or intercultural communicative competence, but ideally should strive to deliver student-centered instruction and predominantly teach in the target language. The goal is to provide opportunities for teachers of Portuguese to integrate research-based best practices into their language teaching, learn to reflect critically on their own performance, engage collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies, and to recognize, analyze and compare different cultural practices from the Portuguese-speaking world. As the program addresses pluricentrism it also trains teachers to facilitate their students’ acquisition of intercultural communicative competence.

    Contact(s)
    (781) -88-8-32
    cbianc@bu.edu
    Program Website

    Boston University (Teacher)

    STARTALK Online Korean Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 3, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Boston University, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This is a two-part six-week online program: the initial three-weeks will consist of intensive instruction delivered completely online, the second three weeks will consist of developing a teaching portfolio with guidance from the Program Director. The sixteen participants will include beginning and experienced teachers of Korean mostly from K-16 institutions. They will learn how to create language resources using educational technology that will enable them to incorporate the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning, the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Framework, and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages into their Korean classes. At the conclusion of the sixth week, participants will receive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 358-5033
    kimjs@bu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts Boston (Student)

    School Life & Social Activities

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: Combined program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 summer theme “School Life” allows students to learn language in context with relevance to their daily lives and/or future aspirations and is designed to improve students’ communication skills significantly, advancing proficiency levels by the end of camp. A small group of “Student-Leaders,” 5-10 maturing high school students with 3-4 years of camp, will assist staff, instructors in classrooms, and lead student activities while participants in the Teachers program will be visiting classes to conduct authentic dialogs with native speakers. An additional 8 Advanced participants from the Teacher program will be co-teachers/practice-teachers and will help differentiated learners, demonstrate authentic conversations, and plan and teach the cultural electives. We will accept 50 Massachusetts students from grades 6-12 to study in 4 levels of Mandarin (Novice-low through Intermediate-high) for a program that runs July 6 to 26 with daily hours from 9:00am-4:00pm generating 105 hours of learning, plus an optional post-daily program from 4:00-6:00pm for an additional 25 hours of arts, games, and language and technology-based projects. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 334-0295
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    City of Boston (Student)

    Arabic Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Charlestown High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive non-residential summer language course, designed as an enrichment program for students enrolled in the Boston Public Schools (grades 9-12). Through this 24-day program encompassing 144 instructional hours of Arabic language and culture learning, high-school students can earn credit at the beginning and intermediate levels over the course of multiple summers. The program graduates 40 students who have reached proficiency between the novice-high and intermediate-low levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Frederick Harris Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The StarTalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 102 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K- . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional hours.
    A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While 6th, 7th, and 8th, and 9th graders will participate in the online
    Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 787-7111
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts (Teacher)

    UMASS-STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • check website, Check website, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    After this course, participants will be able to discuss and employ the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles, and be able to implement best practices in their lesson planning and classrooms. Teachers will be able to write a Standards-Based and Thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at the October following up day. We plan to have 20 Chinese language teachers from grades k-12 for this intensive, mentored experience of teaching with student-centered instruction, 8 of whom will be fully integrated into the Mandarin Student Camp for 10 days due to their Advanced learning status. The Teacher program runs for 10 days between July 8 to 20 from 9:00-4:00 each day, with an additional learning day scheduled in the fall, and a follow-up day to review final curriculum units, totaling 95 hours, plus 12 additional hours of professional development will be offered post-program at UMass programs for Chinese Language Teachers. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing opportunities for students to receive individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin, which is intended to assist the New group of teachers to encourage student speaking in unscripted, spontaneous conversation.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 338-9385
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    Harvard College (Student)

    STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “STARTALK: Bridges to Russia” is a three-week intensive Russian language for heritage speakers program for high school students (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century. The linguistic focus of this program is reading and writing proficiency. Our students will also be involved in community service: they will interview the residents of a nearby retirement home and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater). This year, we will offer professional development seminar to our instructors.

    Contact(s)
    (831) 238-6996
    oksanawillis@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    College of The Holy Cross (Teacher)

    Read-On: Teaching Reading Literacy in Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 21, 2017 – July 30, 2017: residential (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    10-day residential program for experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) focusing on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading skills. Participants will be selected to represent Chinese teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12), middle school (6-8), and immersion programs in grades 3-8. They will be on task for a total of 90 hours, developing higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. Participants will receive round-trip travel from home institution, housing in an apartment-style dorm on campus, and all meals during the program. Application deadline April 15. Apply at https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81377

    Contact(s)
    (508) 793-3335
    cross@holycross.edu
    Program Website