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    University of Southern California (Student)

    USC Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – July 12, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our Startalk program offers a five-week Chinese summer intensive program for highly motivated college-bound high school students with no prior background in Chinese. This program will have 20 to 25 students recruited by TRiO Upward Bound Program and Los Angeles Unified School District. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid to Novice High on the ACTFL OPI scale. Our program will have a total of 80 hours of instruction, tutorial, guided homework, and extracurricular activities Monday to Friday from 1:30pm-4:30pm (tutorial Sunday to Wednesday from 7:00pm-7:30pm.) The program theme “In Search of My Future” allows students to learn Mandarin in a standards-based curriculum with relevance to their future identities and is designed using authentic materials to improve students’ communication skills significantly by providing a linguistically and culturally enriched learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (213) 740-8042
    usc.startalk.chinese@gmail.com

    Bayan Claremont (Student)

    STARTALK Legacy of Arabic Literary Culture

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – August 9, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our fully online Arabic program for high school and college students targets the novice mid and novice high proficiency levels and will consist of daily synchronous and asynchronous language learning experiences (Mon-Thurs). We aim to enroll up to 38 students, providing a total of 100 hours of instruction over five weeks of online language study. The theme of our updated program is classical Arabic literary heritage. By the end of our program, students will know about genres of Arabic literature, famous persons, interesting locales, and will be able to talk with others about cultural exchange and influence, and will have enhanced their abilities in the modes of communication as a foundation for further intermediate level study. They will be able to present information on historical eras and figures, stories from Arab culture, and aspects of daily life that have changed and/or remained the same.

    Contact(s)
    (909) 962-6760
    mshaikh@bayanclaremont.org
    Program Website

    SDSU Research Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK Arabic,Chinese,Persian Combined Prog

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Persian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC at SDSU will offer a four-week language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian languages to 40 non-heritage students (10 for each language program) from July 9th to August 3rd. The program will be open to students in grades 9-12 with no prior knowledge of the language. Camp instructors will be L1 speakers of the target languages, experienced teachers familiar with the US education system, ACTFL OPI, and WPT certified/trained testers/raters, and fellows of the California World Language Project (CWLP). Upon successful completion, the students are awarded ​four units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-0846
    sahmadeianfard-w@sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco, Chinatown / North Beach Campus, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Housed in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mandarin Institute San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Program provides 36 students with a truly authentic, immersive learning environment designed to promote verbal skills and to imbue students with the confidence to use their language skills in real world situations for meaningful communication.

    During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units, mini-excursions into Chinatown and a distance learning component that matches each student with a personalized tutor in China for unrehearsed spontaneous dialogue. Our students go into the community and we bring the community into our program.

    Students register for middle school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve
    Novice Intermediate to Intermediate Low ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour High School program, students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit.

    At the end of the program our students will have the communicative competence and confidence to engage in authentic dialogues with native speakers in real-world situations.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 297-1227
    yking@MandarinInstitute.org

    Los Angeles Unified School District (Student)

    Startalk: Whatsapp, let's connect !!

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 10, 2018: Bell and Hamilton High Schools (Face-to-face)
    • July 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018: Online (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Startalk at Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Startalk at Hamilton High, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 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 culture, technology, and social media from July 16, 2018 to July 18th , 2018. 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 IM-IH). We anticipate that approximately 95% of our Level I, and heritage students will continue in our 2018- 2019 academic year to increase enrollment in Arabic I and Arabic III, and IV Honors programs offered by the two schools.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 626-2639
    yxm9573@lausd.net
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