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    San Mateo Foster City School District (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese DNA and Genetics Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 10, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 60 elementary students and exciting and fun science-oriented summer immersion three-week experience. It is open to K-5 students in San Mateo County, California. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students based on their grade levels (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate with each other, their family, and members of the community, in Chinese. In addition to engaging in hands-on fun science activities related to the exploration of DNA and genetics, field trips will give the students the opportunity to visit a real science laboratory at Stanford University and to meet with other scientists, and all the students will be able to bring home with them a sample of DNA that they isolated themselves from strawberries as well as a life-long love of and interest in science.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 312-7691
    schuang@smfc.k12.ca.us
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK PORTUGUESE SUMMER CAMP

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will offer four-week instruction in Brazilian Portuguese to 15 students in grades 3-5. Students will receive 130 hours of instruction in total. The program will be open to heritage students and non-heritage students with no knowledge of Portuguese. The program will use a thematic curriculum "Celebrating Life: From Birthdays to Carnaval" and focus on contemporary aspects of Brazilian culture. The program will offer a lot of physical avenues for learning through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities. The target proficiency levels are novice high for non-heritage learners, and intermediate mid for heritage learners.

    Contact(s)
    (858) 344-8661
    nnovakovic@mail.sdsu.edu
    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

    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

    Chinese American International School (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK 2017 Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning, and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to a constituency of San Francisco Unified School District and student who are studying in similar immersion models that would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity. As a result of participating in the summer program, students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who have been identified as struggling during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning. We are targeting twelve students per grade, 1st to 5th grade inclusive for two three-week sessions for a total of one hundred fifty students and two hundred and ten instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-6010
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    University of Southern California (Student)

    STARTALK Korean at USC

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK Korean at USC will offer a 4-week Novice-level Korean language classes to high school students (9th-12th grades, total 24 students). We recruit non-heritage students with no prior knowledge as well as those with basic communication skills in Korean. Participants will earn 5 high school credits upon the successful completion. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid or Novice High (for returning students from a previous STARTALK program) on the ACTFL OPI scale. The daily program includes four hours of instruction from Monday through Friday (6/19~7/14/2017), totaling 80 hours of instruction including Orientation and Field Trip.

    Contact(s)
    (213) 740-5101
    heeju@usc.edu
    Program Website

    Loyola Marymount University Inc (Student)

    LMU 2017 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Castelar Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The LMU 2017 Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program is based on ACTFL Standards-Standards for Foreign Language Learning and Preparing for the 21st Century, as well as aligned with the Common Core, Visual/ Performing Arts, and Physical Education Standards for California Public Schools. Expected program outcomes are that students will be able to: 1) perform Chinese folk art dancing, sing, recite Chinese poetry, complete and describe hands-on culture, art and craft projects; 2) Guide family/community members through a market-place simulation during a culminating experience representative of this year’s theme, Discovery through the Virtual Journey along the Silk Road; 3) Integrate Chinese language and cultural learning through the Virtual Journey by learning proverbs about travel/journey, their meanings and morals, and engage in interdisciplinary instruction with language arts, math and social studies. This program targets 184 students from Castelar Elementary School in Chinatown, as well as neighboring sites currently providing Mandarin Dual Language Programs in the greater Los Angeles area. We will hold 8 simultaneous class sessions and students will participate for 4 instructional hours per day, 5 days a week, for two weeks totaling 40 student contact hours.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 568-6117
    ceel@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco Chinatown Center, 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 Immersion grades 6/7 or 8/9 or High school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour program, high school students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit pending their school requirements.

    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
    Program Website

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