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    West Windsor Plainsboro School District (Student)

    Hindi Urdu Immersion Program Grades (3-5)

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • West Windsor Plainsboro Regional School District., West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 8 till July 26, 2019. The
    program will enroll 50 students for Hindi and Urdu language, 25 for Hindi and 25 for the Urdu language whose
    proficiency will vary from Novice to Intermediate. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00pm
    for three weeks onsite. A post-program component in terms of onsite classes for Hindi and Urdu languages in the school district will be provided for our students. The theme of the program is " Let's Go Somewhere". The curriculum follows the backward design model and at the completion of the three-week program, students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Intermediate range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students(1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 712-1241
    purimamta12@gmail.com

    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

    University of Utah Center for Latin American Studies (Student)

    University of Utah Portuguese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – August 9, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 29, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, Salt Lake City, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2019 University of Utah (UU) Portuguese Startalk student program is an exciting opportunity for 34 rising seventh-grade Portuguese immersion students in Utah to push past the limitations of their classrooms and see how advanced levels of Portuguese language proficiency can open new doors for college and career readiness. A primary goal of the program is to provide the antidote to student attrition in dual language immersion programs, which commonly occurs as students move from the elementary to secondary school, by providing them with exciting ways to apply their growing language fluency to new subjects – in this case the Amazon, biodiversity, human rights and environmental issues. The program will feature four weeks of blended learning with 75 hours of Portuguese instruction and collaboration during the residential camp, nestled between 15-25 hours of online, distance-learning curriculum. Students, including both heritage and non-heritage Portuguese speakers, will enter the student camp primarily at the intermediate-low proficiency level. During the camp experiences, student participants will engage in advanced-low discourse as they research issues of biodiversity, human rights, and environmental protection; compare and contrast Brazilian and American culture; discuss and debate controversial topics; and write informational essays and present group projects related to the Amazon Rainforest.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 581-6702
    bryce.garner@utah.edu

    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

    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

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK DCPS program will enroll 80 upper elementary and middle school DCPS and DC resident students in a 3-week language and culture program. The student program will run from July 1 through July 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for a total of 98 instructional hours. Students will be grouped by proficiency levels and will study the theme of Contemporary Life in China, looking at authentic materials focusing on (1) current events and contemporary issues, (2) current trends, and (3) popular culture. As a part of the program, DCPS will partner with local organizations and museums to bring authentic learning experiences to the students inside and outside of the classroom. Students will exit the program with both enhanced proficiency in Chinese and a deeper understanding of daily life in China that will pique their interest and set a strong foundation for future learning.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 868-6580
    elba.garcia@dc.gov

    Agnes Scott College (Student)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 21, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Agnes Scott Collge, Decatur, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 13-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 91 hours instruction in Chinese or 91 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Martial Arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown or the local Turkish cultural center will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu
    Program Website

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    QUC Celebrates Chinese & Arabic

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 90 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 7th - 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 22nd to August 9th with free snack and low-cost lunch provided. Student-centered learning will occur in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies that will prepare students to engage in meaningful intercultural communication centered around our theme of "Holidays and Celebrations." Students will develop proficiency from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation to become involved in post-program community activities offered by Queens and our community partners. Approximately 64 students will be admitted to Chinese and 32 to Arabic in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon successful program completion; the program may be repeated at a higher level for 4 additional credits if sufficient progress is made.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 688-2836
    debelle@queens.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute STARTALK Online PRE-AP Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Online, , Online
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Mandarin Institute STARTALK PRE-AP Program will provide 100 students from across the US the opportunity to strengthen their Chinese language skills whether in preparation for an AP Chinese course or for those who just want to improve their Chinese. The online learning environment is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that incorporates the best strategies for second language acquisition which makes learning Chinese more efficient, effective and engaging.

    Through the theme of Innovation and Invention, participants will learn about the Four Great Inventions of China (paper, gunpowder, printing, compass), compare and contrast American and Chinese ingenuity and progress through innovations to today's social media, and explore the impact of these innovations on our lives.

    Each day students will engage in 90 minutes of synchronous online instruction with a teacher and 3 other students in addition to ~ 2 hours of asynchronous learning which includes independent, pair and group projects. Upon completion of the 50-hour program, students will attain intermediate-mid to intermediate-high ACTFL proficiency level and will have exposure to AP content and instruction.

    * All applicants will be given a complimentary license to AI tools that enable comprehension of text and facilitate independent reading.

    Contact(s)
    (408) 863-2498
    yunhe.chao@gmail.com
    Program Website

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