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    University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Student)

    KU STARTALK Swahili Academy

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The University of Kansas STARTALK Swahili Academy is an intensive program that will welcome 20 non-heritage learners in grades 7–12 to study and explore the cultures of the Swahili–speaking world for 120 instructional-hours over the course of four weeks. By the end of the program learners will be expected to advance their Swahili language proficiency to at least novice high, or intermediate low proficiency levels, according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks, and high school level participants will earn five semester hours of college credit. Classroom implementation of the curriculum and learning plans will integrate language, culture, and content based on the World Readiness Standard of Learning Languages, backward curriculum design, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning. Throughout the program learners will be evaluated using integrated performance-based assessment, and they will have opportunities to explore the rich Swahili culture through activities such as cooking lessons, culture presentations, and field trips. They will be taught by native speakers who have experience teaching in the United States and are knowledgeable about the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, Oral Proficiency Interview, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (785) 864-3832
    wawireb@ku.edu

    Indiana University (Student)

    IU STARTALK Swahili - Language and Culture

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week program with a theme ‘Virtual Visit to East Africa’ will have two sections with proficiency level of Novice Mid (Section 1) and Novice High (Section 2). Total number of participants expected is 20 ranging from rising 8th to 12th graders (15 new and 5 returning). They will receive IU pre-college credits. Classes will meet daily for 5 hours for 20 days from June 5 to July 3 and each day will include instructional time, conversation breakout sessions, and simulated field trips. There will be a graduation ceremony on the last day of the program for the students to showcase their achievement to the community, and so total instructional time will be 98 hours. Students will have a daily 45-minute lunch break when they can interact with each other with the help of conversation partners.

    Contact(s)
    (812) 855-3323
    aomar@indiana.edu
    Program Website