Blue Valley Schools (Student)
Chinese STARTALK Immersion Academy
- June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
- Stanley Elementary, Overland Park, KS
This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 44 rising fifth and sixth graders with the theme "Disappearing Water" offering cognitively challenging science content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal focus on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low/mid proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more emphasis on literacy skills of reading and writing. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.