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    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
    kelly.arble@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    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

    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

    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

    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

    PPS (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 17, 2019
    Location(s)
    • MLK Elementary School, Portland, OR
    • Kelly Elementary School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 100 K-5 students of Chinese and 40 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in Fall 2019. The Academies provide 48 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging Cultures through Cuisine.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency sublevel gain, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381
    mkreuzer@pps.net

    CAIS (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning, and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to a constituency of San Francisco Unified School District and student who are studying in similar immersion models that would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity. As a result of participating in the summer program, students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who have been identified as struggling during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning. We are targeting twelve students per grade, 1st to 5th grade inclusive for two three week sessions for a total of one hundred fifty students and two hundred and ten instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-6010
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

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