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    SUNY (Student)

    Sounds of China: Chinese through Beijing Opera

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    From July 31 to August 18, fifty students in grades 6-12 will learn Chinese language through hands-on Beijing Opera experiential learning from 8:30 am to 4 pm daily Monday-Friday, for a total of 112.5 hours of instruction. Four types of classes—one beginner (new non-heritage, divided into two sessions), one novice-mid (return non-heritage), one intermediate (new heritage), and one advanced (return heritage)––will be offered, along with other hands-on cultural activities, such as costume-making, prop-making, lantern-making, shadow puppet-making, calligraphy and painting, food preparation and tasting, bookbinding, and more. The language instruction, Beijing Opera learning and the other cultural activities will take place in a truly integrated fashion. The program will culminate in a performance of the Beijing Opera excerpt Monkey King Battling in Heaven, which will integrate all aspects of the program and give the students a chance to show what they will have learned over the 3-week program.

    Contact(s)
    (607) 777-3056
    csong@binghamton.edu
    Program Website

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens Summer Institute in Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    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, 95 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 7th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 24th to August 11th with lunch and snack 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 culturally significant communicative activities centered around daily one-on-one video chats with conversation coaches abroad as our theme "Global Connections: Treasures of the Silk Road” becomes a reality. Learning experiences will help students develop linguistic and cultural competence from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation needed to become lifelong language learners eager to engage in intercultural dialogue. 55 students will be admitted to the Chinese program in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon program completion. Our 2017 application can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/st17queens

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

    ESHA (Student)

    ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2017 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We’ll enroll 75 to 80 students from ages 8 to 14 (grades 2-8) and focus on oral-aural communication in Hindi in a 'total Immersion' environment with student-centered classroom instruction, yoga, music, dance, arts & crafts, sports, technology apps, mela/bazaar, a culture immersion day and/or a field trip. These activities are designed to improve students proficiency in spoken language and develop awareness and appreciation of Indian culture. The program will be conducted in accordance with the STARTALK principles. The program will ensure that the participating students improve their proficiency at least one to two notches higher on the ACTFL scale than their entry-level proficiency. The program will try to inculcate enduring interest in Hindi language and culture and becoming bilingual in personal and societal interests.
    Camp will be held in Marlboro Memorial Middle school in Morganville, NJ from July 17 – August 4, 2017, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM (105 contact hours).

    Contact(s)
    (732) 500-8545
    ved.chaudhary@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Bryant University (Student)

    2017 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2017 – July 25, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This two-week STARTALK Student Program (from July 12 to July 25) plans to recruit 45 middle school and high school students from Grades 6 to 12 in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Based on the placement test result, accepted students will be divided into three proficiency level classes: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate under the themes of “Me, My Friends and My Family” for Novice Low, and “Welcome to My Neighborhood” for the Novice Mid and Intermediate levels. Students will attend six hours of activities daily consisting of three hours of language classes, two hours of cultural workshops, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 60 contact hours during 10 days. By the end of the Program, we expect students to be able to reach the learning goals of the Can-Do Statements in the STARTALK curriculum templates for their respective proficiency level, and bring their STARTALK learning experience back to their respective schools and communities to generate more interest in critical language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (401) -23-2-68 ext 4012326416
    kxie@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    RF SUNY (Student)

    STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • SUNY Oswego in Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a three-week, 15-day, morning and afternoon, non-residential program running from July 10 to July 28, 2017, at the SUNY Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse. The program will recruit a total of 60 students ranging from the 3rd to the 12th grade. The three-week program will provide a total of 90 instructional hours at six hours per day. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-low, novice-mid, and novice-high levels by the end of program. There will be five follow-up weekend cultural workshops to promote cultural awareness during the 2017-18 school year.

    Contact(s)
    (315) 326-1998
    startalkcny@gmail.com
    Program Website

    New York City Board of Education (Student)

    East-West Korean Language Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will run for 4 weeks, Mondays through Fridays from 8AM-1PM. This program will focus on students being able to: 1) communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances, 2) use vocabulary learned from real-world contexts, 3) experience Korean language immersion in the classroom, 4) experience the culture of Korea through different critical lenses as language learners, and 5) access authentic Korean materials for educational purposes.

    The program will serve 55 young adults in three classes. Two middle school classes serve young adults in sixth through eighth grades and one class will serve high school students in grades nine through twelve.

    Contact(s)
    (718) 353-0009 ext 5056
    kkleiman@ewsis.org
    Program Website

    WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REGIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Graver Middle School, West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 10 till July 28, 2017. The program will enroll 70 students, heritage and non-heritage,for Hindi and Urdu language, 35 for Hindi and 35 for Urdu language whose proficiency will vary from Novice to Advanced. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm for two weeks when they are onsite and one week students will work online from 9.00 am till 2.00 pm. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum will follow backward design model and will be guided by the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages for Hindi and Urdu languages. At the completion of the three week program students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Advance range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students (1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 275-1968
    rb154@nyu.edu
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Frederick Harris Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The StarTalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 102 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K- . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional hours.
    A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While 6th, 7th, and 8th, and 9th graders will participate in the online
    Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 787-7111
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    Startalk LAUSD Let's Celebrate

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: 75 hours of face to face instruction (Face-to-face)
    • July 27, 2017 – August 2, 2017: Online Portion of the program (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Los Angeles Unified School District- Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Los Angeles Unified School District- Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton high schools (levels I and heritage speakers, grades 7th through 12th). The program will offer 60 students the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to-face and 15 hours) asynchronous learning model enhanced through technology, visual and performing arts from July 6th, 2017 to August 2nd, 2017. The goal of the program is to increase oral and written proficiency by one sub-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scales (Arabic I NM-NH, Heritage IH-AL). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our Level I, and heritage students will continue in our 2017- 2018 academic year to increase enrollment in Arabic I and Arabic III Honors programs offered by the two schools.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 804-7615
    debra.coaloa@lausd.net
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts Boston (Student)

    School Life & Social Activities

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: Combined program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 summer theme “School Life” allows students to learn language in context with relevance to their daily lives and/or future aspirations and is designed to improve students’ communication skills significantly, advancing proficiency levels by the end of camp. A small group of “Student-Leaders,” 5-10 maturing high school students with 3-4 years of camp, will assist staff, instructors in classrooms, and lead student activities while participants in the Teachers program will be visiting classes to conduct authentic dialogs with native speakers. An additional 8 Advanced participants from the Teacher program will be co-teachers/practice-teachers and will help differentiated learners, demonstrate authentic conversations, and plan and teach the cultural electives. We will accept 50 Massachusetts students from grades 6-12 to study in 4 levels of Mandarin (Novice-low through Intermediate-high) for a program that runs July 6 to 26 with daily hours from 9:00am-4:00pm generating 105 hours of learning, plus an optional post-daily program from 4:00-6:00pm for an additional 25 hours of arts, games, and language and technology-based projects. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 334-0295
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

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