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    Agnes Scott College (Student)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 21, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Agnes Scott Collge, Decatur, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 13-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 91 hours instruction in Chinese or 91 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Martial Arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown or the local Turkish cultural center will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute STARTALK Online PRE-AP Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Online, , Online
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Mandarin Institute STARTALK PRE-AP Program will provide 100 students from across the US the opportunity to strengthen their Chinese language skills whether in preparation for an AP Chinese course or for those who just want to improve their Chinese. The online learning environment is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that incorporates the best strategies for second language acquisition which makes learning Chinese more efficient, effective and engaging.

    Through the theme of Innovation and Invention, participants will learn about the Four Great Inventions of China (paper, gunpowder, printing, compass), compare and contrast American and Chinese ingenuity and progress through innovations to today's social media, and explore the impact of these innovations on our lives.

    Each day students will engage in 90 minutes of synchronous online instruction with a teacher and 3 other students in addition to ~ 2 hours of asynchronous learning which includes independent, pair and group projects. Upon completion of the 50-hour program, students will attain intermediate-mid to intermediate-high ACTFL proficiency level and will have exposure to AP content and instruction.

    * All applicants will be given a complimentary license to AI tools that enable comprehension of text and facilitate independent reading.

    Contact(s)
    (408) 863-2498
    yunhe.chao@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Winston-Salem State University (Student)

    2019 STARTALK STEAM-Infused Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Winston-Salem State University, Wiston-Salem, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Theme: Food and Wellness

    Join us for an exciting 15-day intensive, non-residential program to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture!

    The 2019 STARTALK STEAM-Infused Intensive Chinese Summer Program for 30 high school and college students in the Triad Piedmont areas of North Carolina, providing national standards-based language and culture instruction, preparing the young generation with essential and critical language skills in the 21st century for an ever-changing world. It offers intensive Chinese language learning opportunities for literacy learning and cultural understanding.

    No prior Chinese language experience is necessary. The program is FREE for qualified candidates with a $50 application fee.

    Contact(s)
    (336) 750-3452
    xiongw@wssu.edu
    Program Website

    UCF (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West.

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida-UCF Global, Orlando, FL
    • STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West., Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "STARTALK: Where East Meets West" focusing on Russian/Arabic language and cultural understanding in the professional world for future youth leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia/Arab World by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian/Arabic language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary youth leadership festivals and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian/Arabic youth culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of sixty participants. The participants will be divided into four groups of Novice Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia" as well as developing Arabic resources.

    Contact(s)
    (407) 823-2472
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville Campus, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    14 rising high school 10-12 graders and Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and juniors with no prior knowledge of Russian will participate in Lewis University Summer StarTalk Program 2019. The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment and will offer its students a variety of engaging, student- centered activities under the umbrella theme “Meeting Russia and Russians”. By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice Mid/Novice high) functional ability in Russian. The program will run for four weeks from June 17th and July 12th 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5544
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    North Central College (Student)

    NCC-STARTALK Student Program-Levels 1 and 2

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2019 – June 15, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 22, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 29, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    North Central College proposes a student and teacher combination program for 2019. The student program will be a hybrid, 13-day, non-residential program with two levels of classes: the Level One (novice-mid) program being titled "Journey to China,” and the Level Two (novice-high) program, titled “Working Together with China.” Up to 20 high school students will be enrolled in the program, which will consist of eight hours of daily online or on-site instruction and activities, with some additional excursions and opportunities to practice learned skills for a total of 96 hours of instructional time. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned a certificate and be able to demonstrate competence in the three modes of communication, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication in Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu

    Ohio University (Student)

    Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ohio University, Athens, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    "Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili" is a four-week (July 8-August 2, 2019) intensive language program targeting 17 participants to receive a total of 108 hours of Swahili instruction every weekday. Students will attend five hours of instruction per day, Mondays through Thursdays, and seven hours on Fridays for 20 days. The participants, who will enroll in the elementary and intermediate classes, will be drawn from Ohio University undergraduate students, students from other four-year institutions in Ohio, as well as high school students from schools within the vicinity of Ohio University. OHIO’s program will include two sections with different targeted levels of proficiency, offering four credit hours of college credit for Elementary Swahili I (Novice-Mid) and Intermediate Swahili I (Novice High/ Intermediate Mid) each. The program will integrate culture, content, and language in classroom instruction and through instructional field trips, and will lead students on a virtual journey to East Africa.

    The theme is "Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili. We aim for students to learn Swahili in an immersion context to prepare them for study abroad in East Africa or to work where the use of Swahili will be essential. The program will integrate culture, content, and language and will lead students on a journey to East Africa. The program integrates the STARTALK approach by providing learners with ample opportunities to use the target language in simulated and real life contexts with the ultimate goal of equipping learners with interpersonal and presentational skills necessary for communication. During the first week of the program, students will learn Swahili greetings, self- introductions, talking about their families and a comparative analysis of the East African and American daily routines. The second week will focus on food and meals. Students will learn the Swahili names of the popular food items in East Africa, how to buy ingredients required for preparing different types of food, how to cook various types of popular Swahili cuisines, and how to place an order at
    a restaurant. In addition, students will learn numbers counting, negotiating and converting currencies, as well as how to welcome visitors to their host family’s home. The third week will focus on the East African seasons/weather, clothes, kangas and the Maasai Shukas. A simulation of a typical East African marketplace will be staged to enable the students to participate in bargaining and buying various clothing items
    at the market. The fourth week will focus on the places of interest to visit while in East Africa and different modes of transport. Students will go hiking around the Athens campus area for simulations and will visit East African immigrant communities and the Angaza Cultural Festival. The final days of the program will be for linking all the aspects learned in class through various situations of life in East Africa. We will have ongoing evaluations and assessments.

    Contact(s)
    (740) 597-2756
    cutcher@ohio.edu
    Program Website

    VMI (Student)

    Exploring the Madina: a STARTALK Arabic Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Exploring the Madina STARTALK program engages students across communicative modes in intercultural contexts. These competencies are respectively honed in the social spheres of the home, university, coffeeshop, and marketplace classrooms; all of which comprise daily life in the madina ‘city’. Successful completers will be able to demonstrate level appropriate (ACTFL novice) proficiency, such as reading authentic simple ads and menus, and writing short autobiographies. They showcase proficiency at the end of the program by undergoing individual interviews based on Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) benchmarks, composing menus and performing unscripted skits in Arabic that are centered around the coffeehouse, a place that represents a unique social and cultural hub in Arabic speaking societies. Approximately 20 students with little knowledge of Arabic reach the novice level over the course of 4 weeks (95 instruction hours).

    Contact(s)
    (760) 239-1188
    schroepferjw@vmi.edu
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Student)

    Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The PDS STARTALK Student Program is a grant-funded (free to participants) ​face-to-face, non-residential 3-week, Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. The program theme, "Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai" will allow students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways related to topics that are relevant to their day-to-day lives. Within this theme, students will explore and variety of aspects of school life in Shanghai for students their age, and will be able to reflect on their own experience here in Charlotte. In addition to classroom experiences, the program will include a field trip in which students will be able to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! On the final day, there will be a shared celebration of student learning where students will show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    UNT (Student)

    STARTALK -2019: Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: Session One (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Building, Denton Campus, UNT, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK Denton ISD, non-residential, intensive Russian summer program - Welcome to My World - will provide four weeks and 120 instructional hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Russian to 11th and 12th graders and UNT undergraduate students at the Novice level. The program participants will be given the opportunity to become part of our University of North Texas (UNT) learning community and will study Russian through full immersion in Russian language and authentic Russian culture, which is integrated in every learning episode.

    Upon the successful completion of the program, our students will achieve the High Novice level of language proficiency in Russian, will be able to communicate appropriately at the High Novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness. Additionally, all students who successfully complete the program will be awarded 3 college credit hours free of charge. In-class tuition, all cultural activities, including field trips, all learning and teaching materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Please visit the Department of World Languages University of North Texas website at http://worldlanguages.unt.edu/ for more information.

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

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