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    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're Off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK “We're Off to Russia!” is an intensive four-week-long Russian summer school for high school students that is administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and will take place on June 17 through July 12, 2019 on Pitt campus. 20 students from five partnering high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Penn Trafford High School, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Academy) along with students from other U.S. high schools will participate in this Russian language and culture program. The curriculum that is based on the theme “We’re Off to Russia!” will prepare participants for a study-abroad program in Russia. Besides performance-based instructions that target the acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian, high school students will also have a chance to explore Russian culture around Pittsburgh, by visiting a Russian church, buying groceries in a Russian store, cooking Russian cuisine, learning Russian songs and poems, participating in Russian art and craft workshops, and meeting with the members of the local Russian community.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-7407
    crees@pitt.edu
    Program Website

    Pushkin Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 16, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 5-week program in Russian. PSI offers 20-25 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations and advances students’ intercultural competence. PSI participants will be 24 rising juniors and seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Latino and/or African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL); we will also recruit from among economically disadvantaged minority students at Friends School (Baltimore). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Mid to Novice High (in speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (in reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; the PSI Abroad in Latvia, our NSLI-Y project, allows PSI alumni to study in a six-week Russian-language immersion program in the summer after their STARTALK experience.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-6764
    dmbethea@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    Harvard University (Student)

    Bridges to Russia: Culture and Social Studies

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Harvard Univeristy, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Program, ‘Bridges to Russia: Culture and Social Sciences’ aims to enroll 20 high school Russian heritage students (14-18) in a four-week intensive language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. Students will increase their proficiency in Russian by examining how history and other social sciences help them to understand the world around them. The students will work closely with an elderly Russian-speaking community member and conduct an interview, which they will present in class. All interviews will be collected and turned into ‘Bridging the Generations’ project.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 458-0479
    egorova@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    California State University, Northridge (Student)

    CSUN Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 9, 2019 – July 12, 2019
    Location(s)
    • California State University, Northridge, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Russian Language and Culture Immersion Program is designed for undergraduate students who see themselves pursuing professional careers where their knowledge of the Russian language and culture will be a major asset. The rigorous residential five-week curriculum is organized around the general theme “Let’s Talk About Life” and covers various life aspects including but not limited to education, professional career, social life, hobbies and interests. The level-appropriate linguistic, cultural, and professional competencies that the students develop enable them to employ their knowledge of Russia and Russian in a host of future careers all over the world across professional areas. The program is designed to promote accelerated language learning with integrated knowledge of culture, protocols, and national identity in modern Russia. It will admit 20 undergraduate students 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

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian and Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kent State Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Our program targets rising juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools who are new learners of Mandarin Chinese and Russian. The major goals of the Academy are to provide a safe, culture-rich environment for the early development of communicative proficiency; to set our students on the path to advanced-level proficiency; and to assess the impact of the program’s innovative language teaching approach. The Academy will follow a theme-based curriculum with a task-based pedagogy designed to close the gap between classroom performance and real-world proficiency by providing learners with opportunities to perform real-world problem solving tasks, to explore their individual interests in Chinese and Russian language and culture, to connect with native speakers of the language both in the local community and online, and to discuss career opportunities with individuals who use the language in their professional life. The total number of instructional hours is 244, and the Academy will begin on June 17, 2019 and end on July 12, 2019. The summer program is followed by a mandatory academic-year blended-learning component, upon successful completion of which participants receive high school and college credit.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 672-1813
    bbaer@kent.edu
    Program Website

    PPS (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 17, 2019
    Location(s)
    • MLK Elementary School, Portland, OR
    • Kelly Elementary School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 100 K-5 students of Chinese and 40 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in Fall 2019. The Academies provide 48 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging Cultures through Cuisine.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency sublevel gain, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-5381
    mkreuzer@pps.net

    Anne Arundel Community College (Student)

    Personal and Professional Connections in Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK 2019 - Personal and Professional Connections in Russian, a second-year Russian four-week summer program, will be held June 24 – July 18, 2019 at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) and will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in midshipmen at USNA and students from nearby Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and other local schools. The program will meet for 7 hours per day for 20 days (a total of 140 instructional hours) and will offer four weeks of intensive Russian instruction at the Novice-High to Intermediate-Low level. There will be 20 student participants who will have completed two semesters of Russian. They will work on developing their Russian for future professional and personal development. The outcomes of the program are successful completion of the course and continued pursuit of formal and informal study of Russian.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 293-6356
    oneil@usna.edu

    American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Inc. (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introductory course in Russian language and culture that will be offered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) to 30 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two class levels that differentiate from Novice-Mid for those new to Russian through Intermediate Low for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, additional differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet six and a half hours each day for 18 days, for a total of 120 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by the program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    UNT (Student)

    STARTALK -2019: Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: Session One (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Building, Denton Campus, UNT, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK Denton ISD, non-residential, intensive Russian summer program - Welcome to My World - will provide four weeks and 120 instructional hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Russian to 11th and 12th graders and UNT undergraduate students at the Novice level. The program participants will be given the opportunity to become part of our University of North Texas (UNT) learning community and will study Russian through full immersion in Russian language and authentic Russian culture, which is integrated in every learning episode.

    Upon the successful completion of the program, our students will achieve the High Novice level of language proficiency in Russian, will be able to communicate appropriately at the High Novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness. Additionally, all students who successfully complete the program will be awarded 3 college credit hours free of charge. In-class tuition, all cultural activities, including field trips, all learning and teaching materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Please visit the Department of World Languages University of North Texas website at http://worldlanguages.unt.edu/ for more information.

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

    UCF (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West.

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida-UCF Global, Orlando, FL
    • STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West., Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "STARTALK: Where East Meets West" focusing on Russian/Arabic language and cultural understanding in the professional world for future youth leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia/Arab World by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian/Arabic language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary youth leadership festivals and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian/Arabic youth culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of sixty participants. The participants will be divided into four groups of Novice Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia" as well as developing Arabic resources.

    Contact(s)
    (407) 823-2472
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

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