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    Northeastern Illinois University (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: SAMI

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    NEIU's STARTALK 2019: Success and Access through Multilingualism Initiative (SAMI) plans to offer a summer Arabic language learning program to 30 K-3 (age 5-9 years) heritage and non-heritage learners who will be linguistically, ethnically, religiously, racially and socioeconomically diverse. The focus will be on students from underserved communities who have minimal access to second language learning programs inside or outside of school. The program will run from the 1st to the 31st of July 2019, for approximately 105 hours over the course of five weeks. Through STEAM-based curriculum, students will participate in language and culture classes infused in meaningful content of life of animals lives in their communities. The instruction will not only provide them with novice-mid Arabic proficiency, but also equip them with foundational skills for learning such as critical thinking, inquiry, and exploration. Targeted outcomes for these learners are an elementary awareness of the culture(s) associated with the language, an enthusiasm for learning the language as well as the ability to 1) introduce and describe themselves, 2) name and describe animals, animal environments, and distinguishing features/characteristics, and 3) express their dis/likes, desires, and needs (as well as those of animals) in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 442-5873
    j-ntihirageza@neiu.edu
    Program Website

    ALEFE, Inc. (Student)

    Celebrations of Arab Nations

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 26, 2019: Celebrations of Arab Nations (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • CMP - Bradshaw Campus, Elk Grove, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” is a 18 days summer camp intended to allow twenty heritage and non-heritage students to develop both their communication skills in Arabic and their cultural awareness about the Arab world. In a Montessori classroom set-up, students will be exposed to the various ways in which Arab nations celebrate two special occasions: weddings and baby showers. They will acquire new knowledge about the way these special occasions are celebrated in terms of food, costumes and social figures. Through the study of the two celebrations, the program is to allow K-2nd grade students with limited or no proficiency in Arabic to interact using simple vocabulary and sentences to communicate with an authentic audience and to use their new acquired knowledge to create and present two mock celebrations to others. Following the program’s 90 hours of instructions, students will be able not only to compare the similarities and differences between cultural practices in the US and in the Arab World, but to also realize how internally diverse an apparently monolithic culture could be.

    Contact(s)
    (916) 303-2533
    info@alefe.org
    Program Website