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    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)
    • June 24, 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 2-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

    Fresno State (Student)

    Fresno State STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 13, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program introduces students to Chinese language and culture, covering aspects of greetings, family, food, leisure, famous sites, and arts. The theme is "Going Places", in which the students will travel to three destinations in China. In this program, students will visit Chinese families, eat at Chinese restaurants, play with Chinese counterparts, visit a few sites, and learn Chinese arts such as Kong Fu, songs, and dance. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet someone, introduce themselves and their family, describe likes and dislikes, name some food items, and name leisure activities in the target language.

    Contact(s)
    (559) 725-1747
    lmann@csufresno.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

    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)
    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) 742-1650
    Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Silk Road will be the theme of our 2019 three-week, 120 hours student program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-high at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2019, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-eleven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student’s proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS’s STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Turkish Cultural Center Boston (Student)

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Turkish Cultural Center MA, Revere, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 33 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 2 through 6. The target Turkish proficiency levels of the students are intermediate mid and intermediate high. The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time in a well-structured classroom environment in 3 weeks in July 2019. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances

    Contact(s)
    (617) 779-8222
    o.turan@tccma.org
    Program Website

    YingHua International School (Student)

    YHIS-STARTALK 2019 STUDENT PROGRAM

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The YingHua-Startalk Student Program will fully engaged 48 rising 3rd to 9th grade students in Mandarin Chinese language & Chinese culture in a fun, practical and real-life environment. Students may come from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds & various Chinese proficiency levels ranging from beginner level to Intermediate High. This 4-week program includes 1-week online learning + 3-week face-to-face summer program with 2 field trips to authentic Chinese environment to get a chance of practicing what they learned. 3-weeks of face-to-face instruction are standards-aligned, science-oriented, culturally-enriching, and fully-immersed with theme based learning opportunities. Beyond the Program, student participants can choose to remain engaged with the vibrant learning community that is YingHua International School through our Full time enrollment, Afternoon Education Programs and/or Summer Camp. Participants have to be fully committed to completing the whole program which include sustaining Chinese learning after the summer program to maximize the learning experience.

    2019 Theme: Exploration Then and Now

    Contact(s)
    (609) 285-5831
    MICHELLE.TAN@YHIS.ORG

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 14, 2019 – July 5, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week program will engage 120 mostly heritage speakers of Portuguese, in grade one through grade eight, in 75 hours of age-and-stage appropriate language instruction around the theme "A trip through Three Portuguese-Speaking Regions: Portugal, Brazil and the Azores Islands". Student proficiency levels will range from Novice to Intermediate. The expected outcomes will be that all students 1) increase Portuguese proficiency levels by at least one level, 2) increase Portuguese cultural awareness, appreciation and knowledge, 3) increase interest in other Portuguese language learning programs throughout the school year within educational institutions and the community.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 667-1082
    lorij@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    FARGO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, ND
    • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, cooking, and Chinese ink painting. The theme Exploring China will explore different regions of China: North, South, East, and West. New students will learn about the geography, fauna, climate, clothes, monuments, and foods in thematic units; returning students will delve into math and scientific concepts to build kites, create timelines and a model of the Great Wall, study the tropical climate of the island of Taiwan, study the life cycle of silk worms and the life span of pandas, and grow bean sprouts to make tofu. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an additional opportunity for interpersonal communication.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    The Research Foundation for SUNY (at Oswego) (Student)

    STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a 15-day, non-residential program running from July 1 to July 20, 2019, at the State University of New York, College at Oswego. The program will recruit a total of 50 students ranging from the 2nd to the 12th grade. The three-week program will provide a total of 90 instructional hours at six hours per day with a program theme “Let’s Go to China.” Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-mid and novice-high levels by the end of program. There will be five follow-up cultural workshops to promote cultural awareness during the 2019-20 school year.

    Contact(s)
    (315) 312-3271
    startalk@oswego.edu
    Program Website

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