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

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    HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    STARTALK Around the World in 12 Days

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s Startalk "Around the World in 12 Days" language academy will provide 3 weeks and 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese will be 50 students- 25 7th graders, and 25 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice (rising 7th graders) and intermediate low-mid (upper grades). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their grades on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 283-4461 ext 7580
    TamaraHaddad@hebisd.edu

    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Student)

    2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program (Online)

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • May 22, 2017 – June 28, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pennsylvania Online, , PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program will offer five weeks of completely online instruction from May 22 - June 28. Classes will meet weekdays 4-6 pm on an online meeting platform. Students with little or no prior background will learn to use the language to communicate in a variety of real-world situations. Students will also learn to read and write one script of their choice (Hindi or Urdu script). Please visit our website for information on how to apply: https://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/startalk.

    Contact(s)
    (215) 898-8438
    jpien@sas.upenn.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

    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

    KEAN UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Kean University Hindi and Urdu Student Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Environmental Challenges and Public Health in India and Pakistan serves as the theme for Kean’s 2017 Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning Program designed for secondary/early post-secondary heritage language learners. Specifically, the theme focuses on the integration of language, culture and content related to perspectives and practices concerning health and wellness and their relationship to environmental conditions in India and Pakistan. Program outcomes include development of higher levels of linguistic, intercultural and global competencies through daily interactions with students from partner schools in India and Pakistan focused on gaining knowledge about and taking action on these local/global issues. The program will enroll 20 Hindi and 15 Urdu students in a three-week standards-driven blended learning experience and offers opportunities to earn high school and/or college credits.

    Contact(s)
    (908) 737-0552
    jjensen@kean.edu
    Program Website

    Kanti Hindi Kendra, LLC (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Immersion

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Session One- Summer (Face-to-face)
    • September 14, 2017 – February 21, 2018: Session Two- Post Program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School (Session One), Ardsley, NY
    • India Center of Westchester (Session Two), Elmsford, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK/Kanti Hindi Kendra will offer three week of 'Hindi Language and Culture Immersion' summer program to 74 elementary and middle school students from June 26 to July 14, 2017. The program will provide 92 hours of standards driven and learner-centered Hindi language learning experience to novice and intermediate range heritage learners. Participants will have the opportunity to develop language skills, native art (drama, visual arts and music) and cultural competence by exploring program's theme 'Me and My World- Celebrating the Diversity'. Theme based games, competitions, multi-media projects and hands-on native visual and performing arts projects such as 'Traditional Art Forms'; 'Fair and Festivity' will further provide learning experiences to all language learners with varied needs to engage in meaningful communication, create and present collaborative products for peer assessment and self reflection. The outcome for our learners will be their ability to demonstrate gains in Hindi language proficiency in three modes of communication at higher sub-level. During our post program phase (September 2017 to February 2018) the participants will have the opportunity to continue to stay engaged in Hindi language and culture learning and further advance their Hindi language proficiency and cultural perspective.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 319-9396
    sushmak171@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Hindi Sangam Foundation A NJ Nonprofit Corporation (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2017, a three week (105 hours) project based language immersion program for 40 rising six to ninth graders, is focused on the theme, 'Stories from India: Pearls of Wisdom', that provides opportunities to students use the language for a variety of real-life purposes.
    The program aims to increase students' content knowledge, cultural experiences and literacy through storytelling under three sub-themes, ‘Stories of Animals and birds’, ‘My family stories’, and ‘Stories of my ‘Heroes’, leading to prepare students construct their own narratives. These goals are outlined in the curricula for two levels-Novice and Intermediate, which are based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning.
    By end of the program students will be able to communicate in culturally appropriate ways; understand and comprehend courtesy expressions and describe in simple language some familiar and unfamiliar real life situation, read and write simple texts in Hindi and reflect upon their thoughts and ideas in culturally appropriate context.
    An online follow up learning program during the post program months will be implemented to help learners sustain and improve their performance-based Hindi skills.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 339-9099
    aojha2008@gmail.com

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan Inc (Student)

    YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • General Nash Elementary School, Harleysville, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2017, a 3-week, 105 hours project based language immersion program for 40 First to 8th graders, to be organized in collaboration with North Penn School District, PA, at Nash Elementary School, Harleysville, PA, from July 24 to August 11, 2017, is focused on the theme, ''Celebrating India: Cuisine and Living Arts’', providing opportunities for students to use the language for a variety of real life purposes.
    The program, based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning, aims to train young learners perform basic functions and tasks in culturally appropriate manner and explore ideas and issues in the language and culture in order to construct their own meaning and purpose.
    We follow STARTALK endorsed principles for effective learning and teaching while training students learn, imagine, describe, share information about real life situations through 100 percent exposure in the target language.
    By end of the program students will be able to handle simple communicative tasks and social situations with increased quantity and quality of speech; communicate in culturally appropriate manner; understand and comprehend many requests and courtesy expressions; read simple texts with connected sentences with increased understanding and describe in simple language some familiar and unfamiliar real life situations producing varieties of evidences of learning.
    An online follow up learning program during the post program months will be implemented to help learners sustain and improve their skills and continue learning Hindi and experiencing its culture.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 339-9099
    yhsbensalem2012@gmail.com
    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

    WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REGIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Graver Middle School, West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 10 till July 28, 2017. The program will enroll 70 students, heritage and non-heritage,for Hindi and Urdu language, 35 for Hindi and 35 for Urdu language whose proficiency will vary from Novice to Advanced. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm for two weeks when they are onsite and one week students will work online from 9.00 am till 2.00 pm. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum will follow backward design model and will be guided by the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages for Hindi and Urdu languages. At the completion of the three week program students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Advance range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students (1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 275-1968
    rb154@nyu.edu
    Program Website

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