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    West Windsor Public Schools (Student)

    Pre-Kindergarten Mandarin Jump-Start Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Kindergarten Camp (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three week program is intended to prepare an estimated 40 pre-kindergarten students to enter a Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten in September 2018. It is anticipated that the students will be both pre-literate and have little to no previous knowledge of the language. Program outcomes will include student ability to communicate in all three modes at the Novice Mid proficiency level. The program will run from 9:00 am till 12:00 noon for three weeks (14 days because of July 4th) for a total of 42 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 716-5000 ext 5120
    sherry.sizemore@ww-p.org

    Western Michigan University (Student)

    Michigan STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Onsite Learning (Face-to-face)
    • July 27, 2018 – August 3, 2018: Online Learning (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The MSCSA employs a 4-week blended program aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grade 6-12. The 3-week face-to-face program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9 to July 27, 2018, at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo with the subsequent one-week (July 30-August 3) online program requiring students to devote at least two hours daily in learning the language. A total of 115 hours of instructional time will be provided to participants in this program. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency at least to novice-mid, novice-high, and Intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. The student program coincides with the major time frame of the teacher program, thus enabling collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants and providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences in speaking Mandarin. Student-centered learning will be emphasized in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities. During and after the program, online LinguaFolio will be used to continue the development process of Chinese language among students. After the 15-day learning journey, learners will gain confidence in using Mandarin Chinese to communicate with native speakers on familiar topics in daily life. Students who fully participate in the program (total 115 hours) and participate in the study abroad program (optional with additional cost) can meet at least one credit of world language high school graduation requirement under the Michigan Merit Curriculum. All costs including snacks and lunches are covered by the program. The application deadline is May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Student)

    STARTALK: WeChat - Chinese School Edition

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK WeChat: Chinese School Edition is a non-residential 3-week, 90 contact hour Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. Applying students should have less than 2 years studying Mandarin Chinese in formal or informal contexts (including speaking Chinese at home). Students will work in classes with small teacher to student ratios (1:5). The program theme, WeChat, is the most popular Chinese social media application and is used by over a billion people worldwide. Use of this app throughout the program will enable students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways (sharing pictures, instant messaging, posting statuses about what they are doing/how they are feeling, etc.). The program will also include a field trip in which students will enjoy the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! The program will culminate in a shared celebration of student learning open to parents and siblings. Students will design and manage activity stations to show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge--by teaching what they know to their parents, siblings and friends!

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

    Chicago Public Schools (Student)

    CPS/UChicago Arabic and Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Arabic and Chinese (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed Chicago Public Schools (CPS) STARTALK program will provide a rich, hands-on, language immersion program in Arabic and Chinese to 30 high school students (9th-11th grade) who have already completed one to two years of Arabic instruction or two to three years of Chinese instruction. The program will be housed at the University of Chicago (UChicago) campus and classes will be conducted by U of C instructors. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to practice and improve their language skills through real-life applications and varied authentic experiences in alignment with STARTALK principles. Participants will attend classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting July 2 and ending July 27, 2018 with a total of 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 553-1968
    fmginski@cps.edu
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Summer Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK DCPS Language and Culture Institute program will serve 100 DCPS students in Middle and High School (grades 6-8 and 9-12) in a 5 week Chinese instruction program beginning June 25 and ending July 27, 2018. Students will receive between 120 and 132 hours of instruction and will earn a 1.0 World Language Credit. Students will not only receive quality language instruction, but will put their language and cultural learning to use in various opportunities that only the nation's capital can offer through partnership with a variety of embassies, museums, and cultural organizations who will make learning come alive for students. The program will culminate with a final presentation where students have an opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned and celebrate d Chinese cultures.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    nicole.ugel@dc.gov
    Program Website

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rosemont Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 25-July 13, 2018, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 254-1238
    cheala@aol.com
    Program Website

    Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (Student)

    Startalk Nurture Student Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2018 – June 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Plainfield North High School, Plainfield, IL
    • Kennedy Junior High School, Lisle, IL
    • Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will recruit 70 students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 students from 3 school districts in 3 locations. There are two curriculum templates for two proficiency levels - Novice Mid and Novice High (7 to 3 ratio). We will have 8 teachers and 5 TAs for a 15 day (90hr) program in June of 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 699-5726
    fredlu98@gmail.com

    West Virginia Department of Education (Student)

    STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Summer Immersion Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Location not specified, Morgantown, WV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The West Virginia Department of Education, in partnership with Monongalia County Schools, will offer the STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Immersion Summer Camp program for 90 elementary students through a ten-day instructional summer program with follow-up activities throughout the year (approximately 90 hours of total instruction). Monongalia County students who will enroll in grades 1-5 will have the opportunity to engage in a thematic and content-based summer camp experience in Morgantown, WV. Students will develop or advance their initial Chinese proficiency as they engage with Mandarin speaking instructors and facilitators. The focus of the 2018 camp will be “A Healthy Me”. Lessons and activities will focus on sports, exercise and nutrition.

    Contact(s)
    (304) 558-5325 ext 53479
    dlnichol@k12.wv.us

    Kansas City Chinese School North (Student)

    STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Park University, Parkville, MO
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City offers three-week intensive language and culture learning experience to 60 novice learners from grades 3-8, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese, in greater Kansas City metro area and neighboring rural areas in the state of Missouri. Underserved, marginalized and rural population are encouraged specifically to apply and participate.

    Based on students’ age group, the program will be divided into four sections, two for rising 3rd-5th graders and two for rising 6th-8th graders. To make the classroom activities relevant to students and motivate them in their learning, each section will use a thematic curriculum; the theme for rising 3rd - 5th graders is “What We Know about Chinese New Year”; the theme for rising 6th - 8th graders is “Let’s Plan a Trip to China.”

    Students will attend seven hours of activities daily consisting of three-and-half-hour task-based language learning classes, one-and-half-hour cultural seminar and hands-on activities, half-hour morning Chinese Taichi exercise, half-hour separate group activity, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 105 instructional hours for three weeks.

    During our three-week intensive study, students will reach communicative proficiency, exemplifying the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) via our standard-based, student-centered, language-immersed and culturally-enriched curricula.

    Contact(s)
    (816) 686-9638
    lina.dickson@best4future.org
    Program Website

    Arizona State University (Student)

    ASU Chinese Program: From STARTALK to Flagship

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018: one session ONLY (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University at Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    ASU Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th grade students in Arizona. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in Chinese language and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities.
    The program boasts a living-learning setting, where participants gain first-hand college life experience on the ASU Tempe campus during the summer. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by resident advisors who reside in the residence hall with students. We hope that through this summer camp, high school students will see the value and fun of learning and exploring the language and culture beyond a structured classroom setting and eventually become life-long learners of Chinese language.

    Contact(s)
    (480) 965-0703
    xia.zhang@asu.edu
    Program Website

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