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    CAIS (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • CAIS STARTALK Summer Program, 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)

    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

    Patterson Joint Unifiied School District (Student)

    MOSAAIC: Multilingual Opportunities for Students

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Walnut Grove K-8 School, Patterson, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: MOSAAIC – Multilingual Opportunities for Students in Arabic Arts, Innovation, and Culture, establishes a four-week, 120-hour summer intensive language learning program for K-8 students in Patterson, CA to acquire mid to high novice levels of Arabic language and cultural competence through the arts and cultures of Arabic-speaking communities. The program offers students daily opportunities every day to use their emerging Arabic language capacities to create culturally responsive art and to communicate in culturally and linguistically authentic and meaningful ways. Largely project-based, MOSAAIC guides students in developing technical language and acquiring skill in using the tools of their chosen arts disciplines. MOSAAIC classroom staff are well-known professionals in their arts area of focus, thereby ensuring a level of rigor and credibility for the program. The program will also support 75 hours of staff professional collaboration, learning and reflection to create the target classroom learning plans, plan student and family activities, and enhance their language teaching and arts integration skills.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 894-7816
    franciscasanchez53@gmail.com

    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 23, 2018 – August 9, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 80 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 four 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
    collegepark.startalk@gmail.com

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program is designed to promote accelerated language learning with integrated knowledge of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. The program will admit 20 undergraduates from universities and community colleges across the nation, dividing cohorts into two proficiency tracks: Novice and Intermediate. Standards-based and thematically organized curriculum is programmed over five weeks of residential study with 270 hours of structured learning: 125 hours of in-class instruction; 105 hours of self-directed learning activities; and 40 hours of weekend cultural enrichment activities. Participants typically advance one to two ACTFL tiers in language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (818) 677-3593
    dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu
    Program Website

    Fresno State University (Student)

    The Oriental Express

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fresno STARTALK, Fresno, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fresno STARTALK "Oriental Express" Chinese program takes 40 students grades 3-8 on a three-week journey to China via high-speed rail. In this program, the students will learn Chinese language and culture "visiting" different places in China. We primarily enroll non-heritage beginning level students in a half day program and students participate in fun and engaging language and cultural activities such as dance and kung fu all in a immersion setting. The camp total duration is approx. 60 hours.

    Contact(s)
    (559) 725-1747
    fresnostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Stanford University (Student)

    Stanford University/CWLP Mandarin Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed 19 day/90 hours program is designed for beginning (Novice Level) Chinese language and culture middle school students from diverse cultural backgrounds, but with a focus on recruiting and preparing Latino students to successfully learn Chinese. The curriculum centers on the theme of "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 2018. 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 and Chinese linguistic proficiency related to the fields of STEM/STEM to accomplish real-world tasks.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9042
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The two primary outcomes for the proposed project are a positive learning experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 1-8 ranging in language ability from novice to intermediate, along with a professional development experience for 15 Portuguese language and culture educators that will increase their language and cultural knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge to successfully implement standards-based language instruction in their classrooms. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program that will be incorporated into the Hilmar Unified School District's summer school program.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 667-5701
    cplourenco@hilmar.k12.ca.us

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