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    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute STARTALK Online PRE-AP Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Mandarin Institute STARTALK PRE-AP Program will provide 100 students from across the US the opportunity to strengthen their Chinese language skills whether in preparation for an AP Chinese course or for those who just want to improve their Chinese. The online learning environment is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that incorporates the best strategies for second language acquisition which makes learning Chinese more efficient, effective and engaging.

    Through the theme of Innovation and Invention, participants will learn about the Four Great Inventions of China (paper, gunpowder, printing, compass), compare and contrast American and Chinese ingenuity and progress through innovations to today's social media, and explore the impact of these innovations on our lives.

    Each day students will engage in 90 minutes of synchronous online instruction with a teacher and 3 other students in addition to ~ 2 hours of asynchronous learning which includes independent, pair and group projects. Upon completion of the 50-hour program, students will attain intermediate-mid to intermediate-high ACTFL proficiency level and will have exposure to AP content and instruction.

    * All applicants will be given a complimentary license to AI tools that enable comprehension of text and facilitate independent reading.

    Contact(s)
    (408) 863-2498
    yunhe.chao@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)
    • 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

    Balvihar Hindi School VHPA (Student)

    Startalk Balvihar Hindi Language Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2019 – June 8, 2019: (Online)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 15, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 22, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lakeside Middle school, Cumming, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This blended 96 hour camp (total 15 days program with 12 days face to face and three days of pre-camp 2 hour online segment) with two weekend breaks will target 75 middle and high school students and will be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping main focus on culture besides the target language and will be posted on www.balvihar.org for Startalk reference and community. The program will be centered on learners and full attention will be paid to individual needs. Best practices in instruction and assessment will be implemented. We will use differentiating tasks to address different levels (novice, intermediate and advance) of proficiency in aural and literacy skills.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 962-2669
    msrtiwari@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Blue Valley Schools (Student)

    Chinese STARTALK Immersion Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Stanley Elementary, Overland Park, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 44 rising fifth and sixth graders with the theme "Disappearing Water" offering cognitively challenging science content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal focus on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low/mid proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more emphasis on literacy skills of reading and writing. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.

    Contact(s)
    (913) 624-2400
    jrrodriguez02@bluevalleyk12.org

    Mercy College (Student)

    STARTALK: Explore City of Seoul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 29, 2019 – August 16, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Korean Language Program at Mercy College, “STARTALK: Explore City of Seoul,” will advance students’ Korean language competency to novice-mid or novice-high level, depending on their level at program entrance. We will recruit and select 30 students in grades 6-8 with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including students returning from the previous year’s program. Through both virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning experiences, the students will explore city of Seoul, Korean family life, school life, and cultural activities aligned to the World Readiness Standards. The students will have opportunities to create a digital presentation on their learning outcomes from the STARTALK program. The program will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 29 to August 16, 2019, for a total of 90 hours of instructional time.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 674-7333
    jkmiller@mercy.edu
    Program Website

    Agnes Scott College (Student)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 21, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Agnes Scott Collge, Decatur, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 13-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 91 hours instruction in Chinese or 91 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Martial Arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown or the local Turkish cultural center will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu

    NYCDOE (Student)

    K-Talk! Seoul to Soul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 8, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Francis Lewis High School is excited to announce K-talk! Seoul to Soul, a dynamic STARTALK Korean Language Summer Program designed to immerse students in the rich culture and language of Korea through 21st century teaching and learning. Via Google, the program will engage students in a virtual exploration of Seoul, Korea enriched by real-world experiences in:

    • Korean arts and crafts
    • K-pop/music
    • traditional and modern dance
    • Tae Kwon Do

    Success will be highlighted through:

    • E-portfolios
    • student-created blogs
    • interactive exhibitions

    To promote a continuing appreciation for the Korean culture and on-going Korean language development, post-program activities include:

    • the 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration at the Korea Society of NYC
    • the 2020 International Festival at Francis Lewis High School
    • complimentary Rosetta Stone accounts (one per household) for the 2019-20
    academic year

    The five-week intensive program is free and will be offered Monday-Thursday from
    8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., July 8, 2019 to August 8, 2019. Space is limited to 30 novice (beginner) participants in grades 6 through 8.

    If your son or daughter is interested in joining our program, please have him/her go to our school website at francislewishs.org and click on the K-talk! Seoul to Soul icon in the announcement section to complete the online form by June 7, 2019. Completion of the form does not guarantee acceptance into the program as seating is limited. Students will be notified of acceptance to the program via email.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Irving-Mongui, Director, at jirvingmongui@schools.nyc.gov (718-281-8247) or Ms. Jisun Kwon, Lead Instructor, native speaker of Korean, at jkwon3@schools.nyc.gov.

    Contact(s)
    (718) 281-8247
    jirvingmongui@schools.nyc.gov

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    QUC Celebrates Chinese & Arabic

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019
    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, 90 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 7th - 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 22nd to August 9th with free snack and low-cost lunch 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 to become involved in post-program community activities offered by Queens and our community partners. Approximately 64 students will be admitted to Chinese and 32 to Arabic in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon successful program completion; the program may be repeated at a higher level for 4 additional credits if sufficient progress is made.

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

    American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Inc. (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introductory course in Russian language and culture that will be offered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) to 30 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two class levels that differentiate from Novice-Mid for those new to Russian through Intermediate Low for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, additional differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet six and a half hours each day for 18 days, for a total of 120 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by the program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    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

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