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    Chicago Public Schools (Student)

    CPS/UChicago Arabic and Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Arabic and Chinese (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed Chicago Public Schools (CPS) STARTALK program will provide a rich, hands-on, language immersion program in Arabic and Chinese to 30 high school students (9th-11th grade) who have already completed one to two years of Arabic instruction or two to three years of Chinese instruction. The program will be housed at the University of Chicago (UChicago) campus and classes will be conducted by U of C instructors. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to practice and improve their language skills through real-life applications and varied authentic experiences in alignment with STARTALK principles. Participants will attend classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting July 2 and ending July 27, 2018 with a total of 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 553-1968
    fmginski@cps.edu
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Summer Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK DCPS Language and Culture Institute program will serve 100 DCPS students in Middle and High School (grades 6-8 and 9-12) in a 5 week Chinese instruction program beginning June 25 and ending July 27, 2018. Students will receive between 120 and 132 hours of instruction and will earn a 1.0 World Language Credit. Students will not only receive quality language instruction, but will put their language and cultural learning to use in various opportunities that only the nation's capital can offer through partnership with a variety of embassies, museums, and cultural organizations who will make learning come alive for students. The program will culminate with a final presentation where students have an opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned and celebrate d Chinese cultures.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    nicole.ugel@dc.gov
    Program Website

    Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (Student)

    Startalk Nurture Student Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2018 – June 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
    • Kennedy Junior High School, Lisle, IL
    • Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will recruit 70 students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 students from 3 school districts in 3 locations. There are two curriculum templates for two proficiency levels - Novice Mid and Novice High (7 to 3 ratio). We will have 8 teachers and 5 TAs for a 15 day (90hr) program in June of 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 699-5726
    fredlu98@gmail.com

    Kansas City Chinese School North (Student)

    STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Park University, Parkville, MO
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City offers three-week intensive language and culture learning experience to 60 novice learners from grades 3-8, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese, in greater Kansas City metro area and neighboring rural areas in the state of Missouri. Underserved, marginalized and rural population are encouraged specifically to apply and participate.

    Based on students’ age group, the program will be divided into four sections, two for rising 3rd-5th graders and two for rising 6th-8th graders. To make the classroom activities relevant to students and motivate them in their learning, each section will use a thematic curriculum; the theme for rising 3rd - 5th graders is “What We Know about Chinese New Year”; the theme for rising 6th - 8th graders is “Let’s Plan a Trip to China.”

    Students will attend seven hours of activities daily consisting of three-and-half-hour task-based language learning classes, one-and-half-hour cultural seminar and hands-on activities, half-hour morning Chinese Taichi exercise, half-hour separate group activity, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 105 instructional hours for three weeks.

    During our three-week intensive study, students will reach communicative proficiency, exemplifying the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) via our standard-based, student-centered, language-immersed and culturally-enriched curricula.

    Contact(s)
    (816) 686-9638
    lina.dickson@best4future.org
    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)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 23, 2018
    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 Chinese Martial Arts or Turkish 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 a local Turkish market 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
    Program Website

    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

    UNR (Student)

    STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program plans to host 30 local middle and high school students (grades 7-12) and offer two level courses for new students and returning students. The course will last three weeks (June 12-29, 2018), meeting Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 84 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language through the theme of Chinese New Year: the Customs, Legend and Drama. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, students of Level I will reach Novice Mid and students of Level II will reach Novice High. Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on activities in the target language as well as gain the cultural understanding in the global context.

    Contact(s)
    (775) 682-8917
    isabelli@unr.edu
    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

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Student)

    Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for language and culture learning to students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for the Chinese language strand and 30 for the Russian strand; participants from last summer’s program will be invited to attend advanced classes. The program will be held from June 25 to July 19, 2018, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 64 instructional hours with the field trip. After-school Post-Sessions are planned to extend student cultural knowledge and language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    Global Language Project (Student)

    Expedition Chinatown!

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Graham Windham Manhattanville Day Camp, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Expedition Chinatown is a two week Mandarin Chinese student program, which takes place within a successful existing summer camp, Graham Windham Manhattanville, for 40 inner city students in grades 3rd to 4th and 6th to 8th. The student program will provide a novice level entry point into the acquisition of Chinese focused on linguistic functions that express desires and preferences for transportation, food and souvenirs. The 20 hours of instructional activities will be focused on achievable novice mid to novice high goals for elementary and middle school students, with the culminating objective being a visit to Chinatown where students will interact with native speakers. This student program will be run concurrently with Global Language Project’s teacher program, and is the natural evolution of our previous partnership with the camp as a site for micro-teaching. Under the guidance of lead instructors, camp staff will implement a program that incorporates STARTALK best practices for the benefit of the campers and teacher program participants who will be micro-teaching in the camp during the second week of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (646) 657-8075 ext 2
    eshovers@glpny.org

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