Find a Summer Program

All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These programs are listed below. Please check back for information on program dates early next year.

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    San Diego State University Research Foundation (Focus Teacher Program)

    SDSU Multi-language Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU is proposing a 2-week (60 hours) on-site professional development for 12 beginning, practicing, and heritage school language teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu with an advanced proficiency in their respective language and English, as well as, 3+ years of experience teaching the target language. The curriculum for this program will allow participants to focus on the key characteristics and strategies of learner-centered instruction. The summer program will be from June 1st to 12th, 2020. Upon successful completion, the participants are awarded three units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program is followed by an online submission of a lesson the participants will have implemented in the fall of 2020, and a two-day (9 hours) follow-up workshop in person in January.​

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-0846
    sahmadeianfard@sdsu.edu

    Stanford University (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    • University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This six-day 40-hour program is designed for 15 teachers of multiple languages who have had successful STARTALK experiences and who have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying these concepts into effective classroom practices and who are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community.
    A sub-set of returning participants will be invited to participate and increase their leadership skills by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating for the first time.
    All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies and at the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity.
    They will apply knowledge gained from presentations and numerous activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations, consensus building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout.
    As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9618
    smearns@stanford.edu

    UCLA (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks of online material followed by one week of face-to-face collaboration) that focuses on strategies for creating a Project-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 22 K-16 instructors who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments and time as needed for the online discussion forum and consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of PBL by designing a standards-based unit that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. Four former workshop participants who have introduced innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    Maria.Carreira@csulb.edu
    Program Website

    Georgetown University (Focus Teacher Program)

    Using the ACTFL MOPI for assessment and curricula

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will provides in-depth professional development to instructors of critical languages in community colleges and higher education on how to incorporate the ACTFL Guidelines into teaching and assessment. The 20 participants will participate in 30 hours total of professional development, which includes an online course, a face-to-face workshop on the ACTFL MOPI and follow-on professional development activities. The project promotes foreign language educators’ understanding of ACTFL proficiency levels, which in turn can improve curricular design and implementation.

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