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    FARGO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, ND
    • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, cooking, and Chinese ink painting. The theme Exploring China will explore different regions of China: North, South, East, and West. New students will learn about the geography, fauna, climate, clothes, monuments, and foods in thematic units; returning students will delve into math and scientific concepts to build kites, create timelines and a model of the Great Wall, study the tropical climate of the island of Taiwan, study the life cycle of silk worms and the life span of pandas, and grow bean sprouts to make tofu. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an additional opportunity for interpersonal communication.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    FARGO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 (Teacher)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Online)
    • July 15, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Mathew Living Learning Center West, Fargo, ND
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Twelve teachers of Chinese of either novice or intermediate level will participate in this three-week, 120 hour Teacher Program. The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be in Fargo. Participants will interact with instructors and each other, visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, and receive MOPI training during the second week. The third week, participants will develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experience and spend the day in the program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Planning, The Learning Experience, Learning Tools and Performance and Feedback , collecting their evidence in PULSAR.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 793-2555
    mary.thrond@gmail.com
    Program Website