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    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

    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

    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

    AELRC (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2017 – July 21, 2017: Online introduction (Online)
    • July 30, 2017 – August 1, 2017: Face-to-face workshop (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines is a hybrid workshop designed for language instructors from community colleges and other institutions of higher education to participate in action-based research on the influence of this workshop on their professional practices. Participants will learn how to use and apply the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the accompanying Modified Oral Proficiency Interview. First, participants will review a short, online introduction to the ACTFL Guidelines and the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview and respond to a quiz; activities will include opportunities to learn about the ACTFL Guidelines, practice rating speech samples and setting goals for incorporating speaking proficiency activities in their classrooms. Next, participants will come to Georgetown University July 30-August 1 to work with a certified ACTFL trainer to learn to conduct interviews and incorporate proficiency-based activities in their language classrooms. During September, November, and January, participants will be involved in three, three-hour follow up sessions (Zoom or face to face) on the influence of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth. There will be an online application for interested participants.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 687-6334
    malonem@georgetown.edu

    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 Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 2, 2017: STARTALK:TTLO (Online)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK:TTLO Moodle Online Courseroom, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program courses and will work entirely online with the instructional support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 12 - July 2, 2017) for 25 critical language teachers. Participants will be engaged in active learning for approximately 120 hours total for the program (40 hours per week), depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the 3 communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course.

    The course includes online language mini-lessons so participants gain experience being online learners themselves. Online course design and expectations, along with best practices for teaching online, are investigated and compared to the traditional classroom. Language learning activities are modeled, then created and tested, and peer-critiqued.

    Please see the TTLO website for the required application form and supporting documents. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
    http://carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/index.html

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    STARTALK.TTLO@gmail.com
    Program Website

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program is designed to promote accelerated language learning with integrated knowledge of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. The program will admit 20 undergraduates from universities and community colleges across the nation, dividing cohorts into proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over six weeks of residential study with 306 hours of structured learning: 174 hours of in-class instruction; 87 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 45 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Curriculum is organized around the theme "Let's Talk About Life," developing among students practical communication skills that are relevant in academic, professional, and everyday contexts. Participants typically advance one to two levels in language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (818) 677-3593
    dina.mokhnatkin@csun.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

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 18 to July 14, 2017, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Street College Prep) to recruit participants; students at other high schools are also welcome to apply.

    The curriculum will be based on the theme “We're Off to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad and living with a host family in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Novice High proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

    Please find a printable PDF of the application at the following link-- http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/outreach/startalk--or email Dawn Seckler (das200@pitt.edu) to request an application.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-9881
    das200@pitt.edu

    Middlebury College (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Proficiency-based pedagogy for Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Online)
    • July 13, 2017 – July 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Middlebury School of Russian STARTALK program will enroll 16 participants, who are middle/high school teachers and graduate students in Russian and related fields, in a residential program that will last 17 days (5 days online and 12 days on-site) and over 70 hours of instruction. By the end of the program, participants will develop or significantly improve their understanding of the fundamentals of second language acquisition theories as they apply to teaching Russian, and gain hands-on experience with STARTALK-endorsed teaching principles, which inform curriculum development, lesson planning, task design and performance-based assessment. The participants will also have an opportunity to expand their professional networks and practice Russian language during program sessions as well as during formal and informal interactions with the Middlebury Russian School’s faculty and students.

    Contact(s)
    (781) 736-3223
    idubinin@brandeis.edu
    Program Website

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