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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    Center for Applied Linguistics (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    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 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 four online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 38 instructional hours over the course of 5 continuous weeks. We will have two cohorts of 14 participants each beginning in either June or July. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, create and adapt rating rubrics, create feedback plans for sharing results with students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan aligned with performance objectives. This focus program is designed to support the STARTALK principle of conducting performance-based assessment and is aligned to TELL criteria in the Performance & Feedback and Planning domains.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 355-1511
    jmorgan@cal.org
    Program Website

    Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    BU Wheelock STARTALK Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BU Wheelock STARTALK Teacher Academy uses a blended learning format to support teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish in developing and demonstrating their ability to teach in the target language with comprehensible input and facilitate learner interactions in their classrooms. This 5-week program begins with a self-evaluation through the CATALYST platform and individual goal setting. The first four weeks of the program are held online, where participants build understanding of providing input and facilitating learner interactions, watch and critique model lessons, develop their own tasks and lesson plans, work collaboratively in peer groups, and participate in weekly “Live Sessions” where they interact with the Instructional Team, experts in the field, and each other to provide feedback and support. The program culminates with virtual micro-teaching, where participants demonstrate their application of teaching in the target language with comprehensible input and facilitating learner interactions in both similar-language and mixed-language groups, and participants are supported by the Instructional Team through coaching and feedback. Participants additionally receive guidance on securing or advancing their teaching license in Massachusetts, may enroll in optional graduate credits at BU Wheelock, and have the opportunity to receive extended support through the fall when additional Live Sessions will allow participants to share lessons and receive feedback using a Lesson Study format.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 353-3267
    critz@bu.edu
    Program Website

    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

    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