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    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens Summer Institute in Arabic

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    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 9th 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 Along 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. 40 students will be admitted to the Arabic 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

    University of Texas At El Paso (Student)

    Startalk @ UTEP

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Startalk @UTEP is a four-week summer language program designed to introduce 40 high school students to the Arabic and Portuguese languages. They will be divided into four groups of 10. The program will have two sections of Arabic and Portuguese novice low/mid and two sections of Arabic / Portuguese novice mid/high for returning students. Selected students will participate in 90 hours of language instruction. Summer language acquisition will be maintained and expanded during the subsequent school year, through participation in virtual language and cultural awareness sessions. Upon completion of the program students will have developed a novice/mid level of Arabic / Portuguese and novice/high for returning students.

    Contact(s)
    (915) 244-1045
    jlross@miners.utep.edu
    Program Website

    OneWorld Now! (Student)

    OneWorld Now!-STARTALK Summer Language Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • OneWorld Now! @ Franklin High School, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young Americans have access to transformative international education. In our tenth year offering the STARTALK summer immersion program, we will hold a three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for at least 51 non-heritage high school students in Seattle, with a focus on minority and low-income high school youth. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp is to introduce the students to Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Korean, motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies, and encourage them to explore related post-secondary studies and careers with a demand for critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 223-7703
    jennifer@oneworldnow.org
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 Student/Teacher Combined Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU will offer a four-week (non-residential) Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian STARTALK summer program for 10 heritage students in each camp (total 40) from July 10th to August 4th, 2017. These programs will be available to students in grades 9-12 with at least advanced (oral) and intermediate (reading and writing) levels of proficiency.
    Through a thematic curriculum and content-based instruction, students will learn about the history of their native country. This immersion program will increase students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by at least one sub-level. The program will also enhance students’ cultural competence in their heritage language and culture. While teachers facilitate the classes, students will be active participants who must take ownership of their learning. Through the use of authentic materials, they will conduct research and demonstrate their understanding through in-class discussions, presentations, writing summaries, and developing portfolios.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    Startalk LAUSD Let's Celebrate

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: 75 hours of face to face instruction (Face-to-face)
    • July 27, 2017 – August 2, 2017: Online Portion of the program (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Los Angeles Unified School District- Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Los Angeles Unified School District- Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 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 technology, visual and performing arts from July 6th, 2017 to August 2nd, 2017. 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 IH-AL). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our Level I, and heritage students will continue in our 2017- 2018 academic year to increase enrollment in Arabic I and Arabic III Honors programs offered by the two schools.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 804-7615
    debra.coaloa@lausd.net
    Program Website

    Bayan Claremont (Student)

    STARTALK Legacy of Arabic Literary Culture

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bayan Claremont / Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our 100% online thematic Arabic program for high school and college students will engage students around carefully-selected samples of Arabic literature that reflect the richness of cultural expression in various lands during medieval times. Students at the "intermediate low proficiency level" are encouraged to participate, and the format consists of daily synchronous and asynchronous language learning experiences. Lessons will explore the genres of travel writing, frame tales, history, scientific writing, humor, and poetry. By the end of our program, students will know about genres of Arabic literature, famous person, 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 remained the same.

    The program involves 100 hours over five weeks of online language study, comprised of self-paced work as well as live meetings from Monday through Thursday for 1.5 hours per day. Students who complete the program will be provided certificates. We aim to enroll up to 38 students nationwide who are dedicated to the entire program.

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

    City of Boston (Student)

    Arabic Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Charlestown High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive non-residential summer language course, designed as an enrichment program for students enrolled in the Boston Public Schools (grades 9-12). Through this 24-day program encompassing 144 instructional hours of Arabic language and culture learning, high-school students can earn credit at the beginning and intermediate levels over the course of multiple summers. The program graduates 40 students who have reached proficiency between the novice-high and intermediate-low levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website

    HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Student)

    STARTALK Intensive Language Learning Experience

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 3, 2017 – August 3, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HCC will provide summer courses in Arabic and Chinese to 60 high school students in Howard County. HCC will recruit students from grades 9 – 12 from public, private, and homeschools in the county and will provide them with 86 hours of instruction over five weeks from July 3 through August 3. Outcomes include: exiting participants at the novice mid or novice high level, increasing understanding of Arabic and Chinese speaking cultures, recruiting learners to continue with second semester language offerings in the fall semester, exposing learners to potential career opportunities requiring the knowledge and skills in a critical language, and sponsoring ongoing dialogue on Arabic and Chinese language and cultural issues in the high schools during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (443) 682-1174
    Laura.Farrell@Howardcc.edu
    Program Website

    University of New Mexico (Student)

    Arabic in New Mexico

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program “Arabic in New Mexico: A Common Past and Shared Future” will provide Arabic instruction for 30 students grades 6-12 at the Novice and Intermediate levels over the course of three weeks (91 contact hours). Novice students will reach the Novice High level with some performance at the Intermediate Low level and Intermediate students will reach the Intermediate Low level with some performance at the Intermediate Mid level in all language skills. The program will be guided by the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning and use performance-based assessment. Through classroom instruction, community interactions, and extracurricular activities, students will develop a greater understanding of past and present cultural connections between New Mexico and the Arab world.

    Contact(s)
    (505) -27-7-47
    etrentman@unm.edu
    Program Website

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BYU Arabic STARTALK Camp is designed to light the fire of motivation in students as they experience that they can learn a lot of Arabic in just three weeks. Our theme, “Avicenna’s Astrolabe,” centers on a collaborative mystery-solving game set in the present. Students are tasked to find an ancient cure to a deadly disease that threatens to decimate the modern world. The key to doing so is an astrolabe once held by the famous polymath, Ibn Sina (a.k.a. Avicenna). By exploring cities and talking to people from both the modern and medieval Arab world, students uncover the story of the astrolabe as it passed hands from civilization to civilization, while also finding clues leading them on to discover the cure they seek. In the process, students internalize basic communication skills while also experiencing a variety of Arab cultures and historical perspectives that highlight the impact of Arabo-Islamic civilization on the West. They will also learn about past and present violent reactionary movements in the East and the West that manipulate religion to foment hate and gain power.

    Beginners get off to a great start and complete the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic and receive corresponding credit. We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the script to complete the equivalent of Arabic 101 and receive either high school or university credit. Even more advanced students may complete Arabic 102 and receive high school or university credit. All will come away with a solid repertoire of pragmatic speaking and reading skills and gain significant hands-on experience with Arab culture.

    Students learn through doing. They live the language, learning to perform authentic tasks. They are immersed in music, films, games, cooking lessons, visits to mosques and restaurants. Tutors are available day and night to act as role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. World-class teachers are experienced in making learning fun and adjusting instruction to individual needs. Students practice and demonstrate their progress in role plays and in day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence.

    All students are urged to push on during the academic year with our award-winning distance-learning course that includes live support from tutors. Some former students who have done so have already distinguished themselves in follow-on abroad experience and realized the goal of acquiring advanced levels of proficiency in Arabic. BYU’s Arabic camp is a great springboard. Consider the example of Rachel Lott, who participated in our 2014 camp and will be joining us this year as a teaching assistant:

    https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-6531
    belnap@byu.edu
    Program Website

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