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    American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Inc. (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introductory course in Russian language and culture that will be offered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) to 30 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two class levels that differentiate from Novice-Mid for those new to Russian through Intermediate Low for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, additional differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet six and a half hours each day for 18 days, for a total of 120 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by the program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    Fairfax County Public Schools (Student)

    The Fairfax Academy Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 1, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fairfax Academy at Fairfax High School will offer three summer classes in Korean (2 level 1 and 1 level 2) to 45 high school students for four weeks from July 8th, 2019 to August 1st, 2019. Students will graduate from the program with a proficiency level of Novice-Mid to Intermediate-Low and with an increased understanding of the Korean culture and region. Through an immersion experience, students will build their Korean language skills and explore the connection between language and culture by participating in fun, hands-on activities such as calligraphy, Taekwondo, Korean fan dance, drums, food, and a field trip.

    The program also aims to recruit students to continue their language learning at Fairfax Academy during the school year. In addition, students will learn about career opportunities requiring proficiency in critical languages and where they can pursue these studies in higher education institutions through various scholarships. Finally, the program will encourage ongoing dialogue and awareness on Korean language and culture among students during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 219-4063
    charb@fcps.edu
    Program Website

    Fauquier County Public Schools (Student)

    Fauquier Startalk: The Journey Continues

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 25, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Fauquier High School, Warrenton, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fauquier County 2019 STARTALK program includes twelve instructional days beginning July 8, 2019, and ending July 25, 2019 with a total of 70 instructional hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students, who are rising fifth to ninth graders, will be placed into differentiated classes with expected novice-low to intermediate-low proficiency levels. Our program theme will be "The Journey Continues" as we explore authentic cultural aspects of from locations throughout the Middle East where the target languages are spoken. Students will engage in interactive activities and design digital portfolios of their journeys.

    Contact(s)
    (727) 418-1857
    TLALLEN1@fcps.edu

    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

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Student)

    Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 18, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for immersive language and culture learning to students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for each of the two novice language strands: Chinese and Russian. Up to 15 students from each language from last summer’s program will participate in advanced classes. The program will be held from June 24 to July 18, 2019, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 62 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    University of Virginia (Student)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2019 – July 18, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 VSCSA program at the University of Virginia aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched online learning environment for 24 high school students who are rising 9th-12th graders in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other regions in the US. Students will embark on a 12-day virtual journey in Beijing from July 5 to July 18 in 2019 that concurs with the major time frame of the VSCTA teacher program. Upon the completion of the program, the learners will develop a positive “Can-Do” attitude and attain proficiency at the intermediate-low level according to ACTFL’s proficiency guidelines. Curricular requirements and lesson plans will be effectively implemented in alignment with the can-do statements across the three communicative modes specified in the online LinguiaFolio. The total instructional hours are 45 hours, including time committed to online orientation and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The program features quality online learning that is made possible by research-endorsed best practices in language pedagogy and cutting-edge technology platform and tools. Learners have ample opportunities to engage in active learning that is intended to be fun, engaging, and motivating. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $25 gift certificate and a Certificate of Excellence in Learning. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu/ to gather further information and complete online application. The application deadline is April 22, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 882-5168
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website