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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

    North Central College (Student)

    NCC-STARTALK Student Program-Levels 1 and 2

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2019 – June 15, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 22, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 29, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    North Central College proposes a student and teacher combination program for 2019. The student program will be a hybrid, 13-day, non-residential program with two levels of classes: the Level One (novice-mid) program being titled "Journey to China,” and the Level Two (novice-high) program, titled “Working Together with China.” Up to 20 high school students will be enrolled in the program, which will consist of eight hours of daily online or on-site instruction and activities, with some additional excursions and opportunities to practice learned skills for a total of 96 hours of instructional time. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned a certificate and be able to demonstrate competence in the three modes of communication, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication in Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu

    Winston-Salem State University (Student)

    2019 STARTALK STEAM-Infused Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Winston-Salem State University, Wiston-Salem, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Theme: Food and Wellness

    Join us for an exciting 15-day intensive, non-residential program to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture!

    The 2019 STARTALK STEAM-Infused Intensive Chinese Summer Program for 30 high school and college students in the Triad Piedmont areas of North Carolina, providing national standards-based language and culture instruction, preparing the young generation with essential and critical language skills in the 21st century for an ever-changing world. It offers intensive Chinese language learning opportunities for literacy learning and cultural understanding.

    No prior Chinese language experience is necessary. The program is FREE for qualified candidates with a $50 application fee.

    Contact(s)
    (336) 750-3452
    xiongw@wssu.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

    Research Foundation of the City University of New York on behalf of Hunter College (Student)

    Hunter High School and College Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2019 – August 1, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • July 25, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Hongrong.Chen73@myhunter.cuny.edu, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program uses the best practices of the blended model to offer a five-week summer language and culture program for 10 high school and 10 college level students with little or no background. High school students who do well in the summer session may continue in the program and earn 3 college credits by taking a post-summer 10 week online course. College students with satisfactory learning performance will be accepted into the Chinese Flagship program. The program enables American students to receive quality instruction in Chinese language from trained native speakers in the teacher program while taking part in rich cultural activities. Students will receive up to a total of 110 instructional hours. Students will achieve at least one sub-level of proficiency growth in speaking by the end of the summer program as demonstrated by the STAMP test results.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 396-6028
    Hongrong.Chen73@myhunter.cuny.edu
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Student)

    Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The PDS STARTALK Student Program is a grant-funded (free to participants) ​face-to-face, non-residential 3-week, Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. The program theme, "Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai" will allow students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways related to topics that are relevant to their day-to-day lives. Within this theme, students will explore and variety of aspects of school life in Shanghai for students their age, and will be able to reflect on their own experience here in Charlotte. In addition to classroom experiences, the program will include a field trip in which students will be able to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! On the final day, there will be a shared celebration of student learning where students will show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website