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    HEB ISD (Student)

    STARTALK Better Together

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2018 – June 21, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s “STARTALK: Better Together” language academy will provide three weeks / 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 6th and 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students, as well as exposure to all three languages. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese is 50 students per language, comprising 30 novice 6th and 7th graders and 20 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect rising 6th and 7th grade students to achieve novice low-to-mid level oral proficiency in their language of choice and upper grades students to achieve intermediate low-to-mid level. We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their scores on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice and cultural experience.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 891-5396
    vandanarajpurohit@hebisd.edu

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: revised 3/16/18 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elias Brookings 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 100 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-12 . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional contact hours from Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th, 2018. A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While high school students 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) 896-0457
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Student)

    STARTALK: WeChat - Chinese School Edition

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK WeChat: Chinese School Edition is a non-residential 3-week, 90 contact hour Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. Applying students should have less than 2 years studying Mandarin Chinese in formal or informal contexts (including speaking Chinese at home). Students will work in classes with small teacher to student ratios (1:5). The program theme, WeChat, is the most popular Chinese social media application and is used by over a billion people worldwide. Use of this app throughout the program will enable students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways (sharing pictures, instant messaging, posting statuses about what they are doing/how they are feeling, etc.). The program will also include a field trip in which students will enjoy the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! The program will culminate in a shared celebration of student learning open to parents and siblings. Students will design and manage activity stations to show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge--by teaching what they know to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte - Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2018 – August 10, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Now in it’s 10th year, the STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese 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 23th to August 10th 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 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 needed to participate in optional but highly recommended community activities after the face-to-face program, which they will the discuss with their Skype partners in China. 60 students will be admitted in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate college credit (4 hours) is granted upon successful completion of the face-to-face segment.

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

    Bryant University (Student)

    Bryant 2018 STARTALK Chinese Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant 2018 STARTALK Chinese Student Program, 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. Students will attend six-hours (9:00am-3:00pm) daily activities 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. Students will be taught by STARTALK trained experienced Chinese teachers utilizing the most effective language instruction principles. The theme-based curricula are aligned with the National Standards of Foreign Language Education. The program will be held in classrooms equipped with the state of the art technology on Bryant campus. Based on a pre-program language proficiency evaluation, students will be placed into classes in three proficiency levels: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate. A field trip to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Chinese grocery store with the authentic Chinese lunch is scheduled during the program. No previous language learning experience is required.

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6883
    kxie@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Asia Institute-Crane House (Student)

    STARTALK: AICH Chinese Language Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Asia Institute-Crane House, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who range from having very little or no experience to being proficient with Mandarin.

    During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of six hours of instruction for a total of 60 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    There will be an additional 16 hours of online follow-up classes in the Fall.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 243-7772
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    Western Michigan University (Student)

    Michigan STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Onsite Learning (Face-to-face)
    • July 27, 2018 – August 3, 2018: Online Learning (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The MSCSA employs a 4-week blended program aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grade 6-12. The 3-week face-to-face program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9 to July 27, 2018, at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo with the subsequent one-week (July 30-August 3) online program requiring students to devote at least two hours daily in learning the language. A total of 115 hours of instructional time will be provided to participants in this program. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency at least to novice-mid, novice-high, and Intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. The student program coincides with the major time frame of the teacher program, thus enabling collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants and providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences in speaking Mandarin. Student-centered learning will be emphasized in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities. During and after the program, online LinguaFolio will be used to continue the development process of Chinese language among students. After the 15-day learning journey, learners will gain confidence in using Mandarin Chinese to communicate with native speakers on familiar topics in daily life. Students who fully participate in the program (total 115 hours) and participate in the study abroad program (optional with additional cost) can meet at least one credit of world language high school graduation requirement under the Michigan Merit Curriculum. All costs including snacks and lunches are covered by the program. The application deadline is May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    HINDI SANGAM FOUNDATION (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – August 2, 2018: Learn Hindi by Story Telling (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2018, a three week language immersion program, aims at improving literacy skills and cultural experience of 40 rising six to ninth graders of diverse backgrounds. 2. The overarching theme of 'Storytelling', is divided into three sub themes of 'Personal and Family Stories', 'Cultural Stories about Animals and Birds' and 'Contemporary Stories About Role Model', will prepare students communicate in culturally appropriate manners, describe familiar and some unfamiliar real life situations in simple language, read and write simple texts in Hindi and reflect upon their thoughts and ideas in appropriate contexts. 3. The program goals and learning episodes are outlined in the program curricula for two levels-Novice and Intermediate-based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning. 4. We will use visual based authentic material for developing our lesson goals and learning episodes to be implemented in learner-centered classrooms through the process of gradual release of responsibilities from the instructor to students. 5. A combination of online and onsite learning plan will be implemented during the post program period from September 2018 to February 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    hindiconferencenyc2014@gmail.com

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Traditional Chinese Medicine will be the theme of our 2018 three-week, 120 hours 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 2018, 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-ten 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 nine 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 student 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

    Pan American International High School (Student)

    Pan American STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Progra

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 31, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Pan American International High School, Elmhurst, Queens, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Pan American STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program 2018 will be a four-week program for heritage and non-heritage middle school and high school students. This program will follow STARTALK endorsed principles for effective teaching and learn with 100% usage of Hindi language. Students will read for gist and for detail, communicate and negotiate, create and present final projects related to the theme of the program “Let’s Go Green: Festivals and Environment.” Novice Mid and Novice High level students will focus on the festival celebrations in India whereas Intermediate students will create projects around the effects of celebrations on the environment. Students will celebrate Indian festivals while developing all modalities of Hindi Language skills. Students will be assessed and evaluated in all communicative modes and through real-life performance tasks. Students will be eligible to earn credits for Hindi as a foreign language.

    Contact(s)
    (718) 640-5259
    sushmaved@hotmail.com

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