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    Virginia Military Institute (Student)

    Opening and Running a Moroccan Restaurant

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 students to participate in this four-week intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our students will be at the college level (grades 13-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-Mid by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct 94 (or a little more) instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 7th to June 30th, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 464-7965 ext 7965
    elyounssia@vmi.edu

    George Mason University (Teacher)

    GMU StarTalk: Innovative Approaches to Assessment

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 8, 2017
    Location(s)
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Our program will emphasize standards-based, learner-centered planning and assessment for teaching Korean language and culture based on three TELL learning goals. Participants will demonstrate how to plan and create performance-based assessments that address the unique needs and interests of their students and use the backward design process to plan lessons that lead students to meet performance objectives.
    Number of participants and their teaching levels: 20 pre-service teachers.
    Number of instructional hours: 126
    Duration of the program: three weeks in the summer followed by two fall workshops.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 993-8710
    mhaley@gmu.edu

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, , VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 3-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders ONLINE. Trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through a blended instructional model before, during, and after the program. The program ensures quality instruction and guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement world-readiness standards in thematic and curricular design and STARTALK-endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience in online teaching, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence will be the completion of an E-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers in teaching online Mandarin Chinese courses. Please view the program website to see teachers' testimonials and complete online application at http://www.startalkuva.com.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 924-0571
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Virginia Beach Public School System (Student)

    Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for critical language and culture learning to young students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 rising fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for the Chinese language strand and 30 for the Russian strand; participants from last summer’s program will be invited to attend advanced classes. The program will be held from June 26 to July 20, 2017, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 62 instructional hours with the field trip. In addition, after-school Post-Sessions are planned to extend student cultural knowledge and language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center, LLC (Student)

    DC 9 Metropolitan Urdu Center

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Urdu Summer Class (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Saratoga Elementary School, Springfield, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The DC Metro Urdu STARTALK Program will provide instruction to 50 upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Classes will be held for 6.00 hours a day for three weeks for a total of 90 hours. Instruction will be based on the theme “A Day in the Life of Pakistani Youth.” Our aim is for students to learn to carry out a variety of meaningful tasks appropriate to their age at half a performance level above their incoming level. Registration is now open and it would be on a first come first serve basis. Please email dc9urdu@hotmail.com to express interest in receive more information about the upcoming program.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 981-5523
    dc9urdu@hotmail.com
    Program Website

    AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: ACTR/ACCELS, INC. (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introduction to Russian language and culture course that will be offered by American Councils for International Education and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), to 24 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two levels of classes: Level One for those new to Russian and Level Two for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet for six hours each day for 19 days, for a total of 114 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High and sometimes Intermediate Low.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (Student)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, , VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 VSCSA program at the University of Virginia aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched online learning environment for high school students who are rising 9th-12th graders in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other regions in the US. Students will embark on a 12-day virtual journey in Beijing from July 6 to July 20 in 2017 that concurs with the major timeframe of the VSCTA teacher program. Upon the completion of the program, the learners will develop a positive “Can-Do” attitude and attain proficiency at the intermediate-low level according to ACTFL’s proficiency guidelines. Curricular requirements and lesson plans will be effectively implemented in alignment with the can-do statements across the three communicative modes specified in the online LinguoFolio. The total instructional hours are 45 hours, including time committed to online orientation and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The program features quality online learning that is made possible by research-endorsed best practices in language pedagogy and cutting-edge technology platform and tools. Learners have ample opportunities to engage in active learning that is intended to be fun, engaging, and motivating. To complete online application, please view the program website at http://www.startalkuva.com.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 924-0571
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Arlington County School Board (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese-Arabic Program for Middle School

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The three-week summer program will provide 50 middle school students (i.e. rising 6th through 8th graders) with Chinese and Arabic instruction, at Novice Low and Novice Mid levels, for 4.5 hours a day for 15 days (i.e. 67.5 total hours of instruction) from July 10 to July 28. Teachers will have more than 30 hours of pre-service training, plus one half-hour before class each day to prepare their materials and consult with one another, and two hours after class to reflect on their teaching practice and review the day's work, including weekly work in the computer lab analyzing their students' progress in providing evidence for LinguaFolio CAN DO statements. Additionally there will be some post-program time to assess implementation. Teacher assistants will be included in part of the pre-service week, working with teachers to prepare activities and materials, and will work in-class to help students.
    Outcomes include students' self-assessment as CAN DO or CAN DO WITH HELP on at least seven pre- identified LinguaFolio indicators embedded in the curriculum covering major language domains, and a majority of students indicating satisfaction with their experience, some with the intent of pursuing further studies in the language during the year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 228-6097
    emily.golden@apsva.us
    Program Website

    Fauquier County Public Schools (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK 2017: My Journey

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fauquier County Schools, Warrenton, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fauquier County STARTALK 2017 program includes 8 instructional days beginning July 10, 2017 and ending July 20, 2017 with total instructional time equaling 40 hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students who are rising 5th to 9th graders will be accepted into differentiated classes with expected novice-mid to intermediate-low proficiency levels. Our program theme will be "My Journey" and is inspired by the Middle Eastern journeyman Ibn Battuta and his travels across the Middle East. Students will explore authentic practices and products related to traveling to locations that speak the target language. Students will embark on their own journey where they will be able to greet people they meet and exchange information about their trip with others.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 422-7024
    startalk@fcps1.org
    Program Website

    AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: ACTR/ACCELS, INC. (Teacher)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Discover Russian Teacher Program is a two-week (July 17-28, 2017) teacher training program located on the campus of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. The theme of the Teacher Program will be, “A Roadmap for Teaching and Learning Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”, and it will provide 17 teachers of Russian with instruction six hours a day for 12 days. During this period, teachers will learn to deliver a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level in Russian. Participants will create their own itineraries for their classrooms, while keeping within the limits of their state and district guidelines. They will also explore new avenues with their students that allows them to reach their final destination—Russia and Russian!

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu