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    Anchorage School District (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 14, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our STARTALK camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1-8, mostly at the Novice-Low proficiency level with some at Novice-Mid. Twenty of the students are from our second grade immersion program and will serve as ”language models” in the sessions. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day. An afterschool Chinese intensive program at Scenic Park operates three hours/week for six weeks into the 2019-2020 school year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp. Student outcomes include: increased Chinese language skills, increased knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture, and intention to continue Chinese studies through secondary school.

    Contact(s)
    (907) 223-1742
    Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2019 – July 26, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 48 rising-grade 2-8 students, proficiency levels ranging from Novice-mid to Intermediate-mid, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (114 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experiences with STEAM subjects and activities. "Panda Panpan’s Friends around the World" is the theme for the program, which is an extension from our previous STARTALK summer program theme “Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!”. Students will be taken on a grand tour of four major continents and spotlight the diverse cultures in academic topics covering gourmet, wildness, architecture, and arts. The program and its curriculum will provide enriched opportunities for the learners to apply Chinese language skills in real-life connected scenarios for cultural understanding and practices, giving them a deeper understanding of people around the world and encouraging them to think of themselves as a global citizen. At the end of the program, the students will perform at the target proficiency levels (Novice-high to Intermediate-high), and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    michael.bevis@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    ReDefiners World Languages (Student)

    Global Explorers: A STARTALK Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Excelsior Prep Charter School, Tampa, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Students will explore authentic products and practices that relate to traveling to a place in the world where either Arabic or Mandarin are spoken. They will travel to get to know different regions/cities and to investigate significant aspects of the culture or country. Before leaving on the trip, they will learn about the geographical features and climate of the area. They will also practice greetings so that can address people they meet using appropriate register, titles, courtesy expressions , and gestures. They will pack their backpacks with items they must take along on a virtual or local field trip. Once they arrive at their location, they will investigate the area and get to know the people and their customs. At the end of the program students will use their language skills to share with parents what they have learned about their region of study. This is a full day program, 9:00-5:00 PM. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

    Contact(s)
    (813) 530-2313
    info@redefinerswl.org
    Program Website

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2019 – June 27, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise students' awareness of Chinese culture, stimulate their interest in learning the Chinese language, and lead them to reach the Chinese proficiency at the level of novice mid. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students with no Chinese language background, ranging from 1st to 5th graders. Returning students from Neff Elementary are welcome to attend. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com

    Blue Valley Schools (Student)

    Chinese STARTALK Immersion Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Stanley Elementary, Overland Park, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 44 rising fifth and sixth graders with the theme "Disappearing Water" offering cognitively challenging science content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal focus on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low/mid proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more emphasis on literacy skills of reading and writing. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.

    Contact(s)
    (913) 624-2400
    jrrodriguez02@bluevalleyk12.org
    Program Website

    Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council (Student)

    The Chesapeake Bay - A Home for Many

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Dora Kennedy French Immersion School, Greenbelt, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK Chinese STEAM & Culture Summer Academy is a three-week program integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) into the learning of the Chinese language and culture. The program will offer 60 elementary school students an intense but fun and engaging experience. The program is comprised of daily language, cultural, STEAM activities, two one-day field trips, and a final performance day. It is open to all students from kindergarten to fifth grade (novice low to novice high/intermediate-low proficiency levels) in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas; lessons are taught primarily in Chinese. Our theme this year is "The Chesapeake Bay - A Home for Many," in which students learn about the Chesapeake Bay, the animals, and plants that depend on it, its environmental impact, and pollution solutions they can encourage in their communities.

    Contact(s)
    (443) 583-4515
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    OneWorld Now (Student)

    OWN - STARTALK Summer Language and Leadership Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Summit Sierra High School, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young Americans have access to transformative international education. Through our year-round Global Leadership Program we integrate critical language learning, leadership training, and study abroad scholarships for mostly underserved high school students. Thanks to STARTALK, OWN has offered a three-week Arabic, Chinese, and Korean summer program for each of the last eleven years, with follow-on language classes available through our academic year long program. In 2019 we again propose to hold a three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for non-heritage high school students in Seattle, especially those who have fewer opportunities to access international education. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp will be to introduce 51 students to Arabic, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 223-7703
    jennifer@oneworldnow.org
    Program Website

    Jefferson Joint School District 251 (Student)

    JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 5, 2019: At Home- Before Camp (Online)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 25, 2019: At Rigby Middle School (Face-to-face)
    • July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2019: At Home-After Camp (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Rigby Middle School, Rigby, ID
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Jefferson School District STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for rising sixth and seventh grade Chinese immersion students to join for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The camp will run Monday through Thursday for five hours per day for three weeks. Students will complete an online component to the camp before the face-to-face portion, which will be held at Rigby Middle School.

    Participation in the camp is free. Transportation by school bus to and from the camp will be available to all camp participants. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day of the camp. Students will also receive a program T-shirt and lanyard.

    During the camp, students will engage with the theme “Health and the Human Body” through their participation in a small group, Project Based Learning (PBL) experience where they will create and give a presentation on a human body system of their choice to an authentic Chinese audience. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in a fetal pig dissection, Tai Chi/Kun Fu Fan Dancing, singing traditional Chinese songs, and cooking traditional Chinese food. It is anticipated that, after participating in the camp, students will be able to engage in Intermediate Mid discourse regarding healthy forms of living and eating in the Chinese and American cultures and the organs and functions of various human body systems.

    Contact(s)
    (208) 745-6693 ext 1104
    kcowley@sd251.org

    University of North Georgia (Student)

    UNG STARTALK Chinese and Astronomy Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UNG STARTALK Chinese and Astronomy Academy offers a two week (with 91 instructional hours) residential summer camp to 24 local, non-heritage high school students (rising Grade 9 - Grade 12) with no prior knowledge of the Chinese language from north Georgia area. The content and focus of learning will be spun on the theme “Outer Space: Truths, Myths and Mysteries”, integrated with the topics of astronomy selected from the Georgia Performance Standards (Georgia DOE, 2009) for High School Astronomy, the literacy of Chinese myths about the night sky, the Chinese language to introduce basic knowledge of astronomy and used in a simulated working place –an auction of selling naming rights of stars, and the Chinese culture connected to the topics of astronomy and the related myths. In this STEM focused language academy, students will be motivated to explore outer space through well designed content and context based and student centered scientific and language learning activities, making connections across disciplines and relating content to real world experience.

    Contact(s)
    (706) 867-4554
    startalk@ung.edu
    Program Website

    Tooele County School District - Utah (Student)

    TCSD STARTALK Summer Learning

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Portuguese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 7, 2019: Northlake - Mandarin Chinese (Face-to-face)
    • August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019: Rose Springs - Portuguese; Sterling - Portuguese; Overlake - Russian (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rose Springs Elementary - Portuguese, Erda, UT
    • Overlake Elementary - Russian, Tooele, UT
    • Sterling Elementary - Portuguese, Tooele, UT
    • Northlake Elementary - Mandarin Chinese, Tooele, UT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The TCSD STARTALK Summer Learning program will provide an engaging language learning environment for 400 children ages 5-9. These children are current and future immersion students in existing immersion programs in the district, and will continue their language learning in strong programs during the normal school year. As Novice language learners, they will receive age and proficiency level appropriate instruction over the course of five days (40 hours). Specific dates for each language learning week at the DLI school may vary.

    Contact(s)
    (307) 680-8651
    bmau@tooeleschools.org

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