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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

    Fargo Public Schools (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 26, 2017 – August 15, 2017
    Location(s)
    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, music, and Chinese ink painting. The theme "The Silk Road: Journey through China" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an opportunity for interpersonal communication.

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

    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

    Arlington County School Board (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese-Arabic Program for Middle School

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The three-week summer program will provide 50 middle school students (i.e. rising 6th through 8th graders) with Chinese and Arabic instruction, at Novice Low and Novice Mid levels, for 4.5 hours a day for 15 days (i.e. 67.5 total hours of instruction) from July 10 to July 28. Teachers will have more than 30 hours of pre-service training, plus one half-hour before class each day to prepare their materials and consult with one another, and two hours after class to reflect on their teaching practice and review the day's work, including weekly work in the computer lab analyzing their students' progress in providing evidence for LinguaFolio CAN DO statements. Additionally there will be some post-program time to assess implementation. Teacher assistants will be included in part of the pre-service week, working with teachers to prepare activities and materials, and will work in-class to help students.
    Outcomes include students' self-assessment as CAN DO or CAN DO WITH HELP on at least seven pre- identified LinguaFolio indicators embedded in the curriculum covering major language domains, and a majority of students indicating satisfaction with their experience, some with the intent of pursuing further studies in the language during the year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 228-6097
    emily.golden@apsva.us
    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

    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

    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

    Stanford University (Student)

    Stanford University/CWLP Student Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed program will take place from July 5th through July 28th) and is designed for beginning (Novice Level) Mandarin language and culture middle school students from diverse cultural backgrounds, especially Latino students. The curriculum centers on the literary text, "A Rocket Ship Trip to the Moon" and focuses on providing non-heritage students with a content and culture-rich learning environment where they acquire essential Chinese linguistic functions and cultural features to explore our STEM/STEAM sub-theme and prepares them to perform at a higher level of confidence and competence when they enroll in a Mandarin course in middle or high school in the fall of 2017. The curricula will be delivered via interactive instructional strategies that engage students in the learning process and will be differentiated to address the diverse learning abilities and learning styles of the participants. Both formative and summative assessment strategies will be employed to assess student performance, including student self-assessment and the completion of group projects that demonstrate that the students can apply their new content knowledge related to the fields of STEM/STEM as well as their Chinese language and culture skills to accomplish real-world tasks.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 815-1469
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program" at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 64 rising-grade K-6 students, proficiency levels ranging from beginner to Intermediate-high, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (95 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experience with STEM subjects and activities.
    "Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!" is the theme for the program where the Panda Panpan, a fun and fictional character, will help the students walk through a variety of topics, such as All about Panpan (life facts of panda, personal information and daily activities), Panpan’s Bamboo Garden (edible and non-edible plants, food, animals and home/school community), Panpan’s Friends in the World (world geography, customs and traditions, and plants in different countries), and Help Panpan Protect Her Home (Environment and conservation for our home and the earth).
    At the end of the program, the students will accomplish or will maintain their Chinese language skills at the target proficiency levels, and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    yuri.liu@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

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