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2018 Summer STARTALK program listings will be available beginning in March 2018

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    University of North Texas (Student)

    STARTALK 2017: Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Russian Language (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Building, UNT Denton Campus, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Russian STARTALK Program at UNT is a non- residential, intensive Russian language course at the Novice level and is fully funded by a federal grant. All program activities, including tuition, textbooks and other learning materials are free of charge to students. Upon the successful competition of the summer school, our students will achieve novice level of language proficiency, will be able to communicate in Russian appropriate at the novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness. Additionally, all successful students will be awarded six college credit hours. The number of program participants is limited to 20 students that will be selected from a pool of applicants. The selection criteria are based on academic performance and interest in pursuing Russian after the completion of the program.

    Applications may be submitted from February 15, 2017 to April 28, 2017. All successful applicants will be informed no later than May 8, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found on http://worldlanguages.unt.edu (Undergraduate; Russian).

    Contact Information: Please direct all inquiries concerning the program to Dr. Tatiana Filosofova, Program Director, at tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu

    Contact(s)
    (940) -56-5-24
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

    Anne Arundel Community College (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 – Personal/Professional Connections

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK 2017 -PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS IN RUSSIAN, a second-year Russian four-week summer program to be held June 26 – July 21, 2016 at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in midshipmen at the Naval Academy and students from nearby Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). The program will meet for 6.5 hours per day for 20 days (a total of 130 instructional hours) and will offer four weeks of intensive Russian instruction at the Novice-Mid level. Participants will be 20 students who will have completed two semesters of Russian either at USNA or AACC. They will work on developing their Russian for future professional and personal development. The outcomes of the program are: successful completion of the course and continued pursuit of formal and informal study of Russian.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 293-6356
    oneil@usna.edu

    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

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 15, 2017: Summer component (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Russian Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Russian Academy will serve a cohort of 12 new learners of Russian, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 242 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component for Ohio students. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of the Russian language.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 672-1813
    bbaer@kent.edu
    Program Website

    Arizona State University (Student)

    STARTALK Russian Summer Camp at ASU

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Arizona State University provides an intensive, 3-week, non-residential program in elementary Russian for 24 students from 8--12th grade, bringing them to Novice Mid proficiency in speaking, listening, and reading.

    STARTALK students work in small groups in intensive face-to-face sessions on the campus of Arizona State University and, in video sessions with faculty and students from Arizona’s concurrently running Russian language study-abroad program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

    Students use their online sessions to Bishkek to "preview" a study-abroad program they could join in 2018, to meet host families, talk to instructors and students, and to go on "virtual excursions" to the city.

    By the end of the program, students set up their own plan for a 2018 visit to Bishkek, choosing a host family, setting up an excursion schedule, etc.

    Contact(s)
    (480) 965-4188
    devansro@asu.edu
    Program Website

    University of California, Los Angeles (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2017 – June 25, 2017: Training Module (Online)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Residential program at UCLA (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA Center for World Languages, host of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, will offer a four-week teacher workshop on strategies for developing materials for heritage language learners (HLLs). Following a flipped format, the workshop will consist of three weeks of online training with an instructor’s feedback and monitoring, and one week of on-site instruction at UCLA, for a total of 75 instructional hours. We will accept 20 participants from across the country representing K-16 institutions. . Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of materials development by designing a Standards-based project that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. We are investigating the possibility of awarding Mozilla badges to participants.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Russian language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 3-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 3-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Russian language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-3 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 105 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 28- July 21, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Teacher)

    Lead with Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – July 7, 2017: Writing to Read (Face-to-face)
    • July 9, 2017 – July 21, 2017: Student Engagement (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program provides two two-week sessions for up to 15 total teachers to learn to deliver instruction and assess student learning in a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level. The classes are five days a week, six hours a day (84 total hours of direct instruction), and also include a Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) or Integrated Performance Assessment two-day training workshop during the middle weekend. The outcomes of the program will be found in an e-portfolio and include: a micro-teaching lesson in the co-located student program, a reflective journal on participants’ learning and classroom observations, a final paper containing an assessment of student learning and trainees’ teaching, and an understanding of the importance of “backward design” and how it leads to better learning for students. These outcomes help to increase the sustainability of these educators in the classroom during regular year/academic year programs; the skills and knowledge that they gain in this program are directly transferred to the co-located student program and also to their teaching during the academic year. Many teachers return to the program as a way of continuing their professional development because we differentiate the courses according to the expressed needs and wishes of our participants.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Teacher)

    Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Online)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, or Russian to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in students learning these languages and on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction. The program is designed to teach participants the STARTALK principles and standards-based language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. Teachers will be able to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). In 2017, the 75-hour program will offer six UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from June 19, 2017 through July 21, 2017 with both online and in-person components.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    Center For Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Online session 1 (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 21, 2017: Face-to-face (Face-to-face)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Online session 2 (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 41 instructional hours over the course of 7 continuous weeks. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until February 28, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 362-0700
    lthompson@cal.org

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