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    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE 2019 Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2019 – July 12, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our 2019 program theme is "Global New Jersey," in which we focus on using storytelling to develop global competence. We welcome up to 20 participants of a variety of language backgrounds and teaching experience for a two-week summer intensive program (90 hours) with academic year follow-up via our Language Roundtables (an additional 16 hours), for a total of 106 hours. We will support participants as they design lessons for a "Global New Jersey" theme, engage in micro-teaching, teach K-6 students in a local summer camp, and reflect upon those experiences. Participants will leave the program with the new knowledge, skills, and materials to use storytelling in their language teaching; teach a "Global New Jersey" unit designed to build global competence; and develop a long-term professional development plan. At the end of the program, they will belong to a year-long community of practice in which they can find support for their instruction and leadership development via a network of STARTALK-minded teachers.

    Contact(s)
    (848) 932-0790
    mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu
    Program Website

    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

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK DCPS program will enroll 80 upper elementary and middle school DCPS and DC resident students in a 2-week language and culture program. The student program will run from July 1 through July 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for a total of 98 instructional hours. Students will be grouped by proficiency levels and will study the theme of Contemporary Life in China, looking at authentic materials focusing on (1) current events and contemporary issues, (2) current trends, and (3) popular culture. As a part of the program, DCPS will partner with local organizations and museums to bring authentic learning experiences to the students inside and outside of the classroom. Students will exit the program with both enhanced proficiency in Chinese and a deeper understanding of daily life in China that will pique their interest and set a strong foundation for future learning.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 868-6580
    elba.garcia@dc.gov

    Balvihar Hindi School VHPA (Student)

    Startalk Balvihar Hindi Language Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2019 – June 8, 2019: (Online)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 15, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 22, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lakeside Middle school, Cumming, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This blended 96 hour camp (total 15 days program with 12 days face to face and three days of pre-camp 2 hour online segment) with two weekend breaks will target 75 middle and high school students and will be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping main focus on culture besides the target language and will be posted on www.balvihar.org for Startalk reference and community. The program will be centered on learners and full attention will be paid to individual needs. Best practices in instruction and assessment will be implemented. We will use differentiating tasks to address different levels (novice, intermediate and advance) of proficiency in aural and literacy skills.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 962-2669
    msrtiwari@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Riverside Academy (Teacher)

    STARTALK Preparing Arabic Teachers of Tomorrow

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Riverside Academy West, Dearborn, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK 2019 program Preparing Arabic Teachers of Tomorrow goal is to prepare 20 Arabic teachers to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to complete the certification process with Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow Program. Participants who are already certified will receive up on approval 80 SCECHs State Continues Education Clock Hours toward the renewal of their certificates. The program will provide solid professional development workshops connecting theory to practice and implementing best practices using the STARTALK Endorsed-Principles in teaching Arabic as a world language in K-12 U.S. schools. The program also aims to advance teachers professional skills and knowledge to maintain their professional certification. The two-week program will offer 85 instructional hours including a pre-program segment viewing selected STARTALK online workshops followed by discussions, workshops, and micro teaching sessions. The micro teaching sessions will allow teachers to apply and practice learned teaching strategies in real classroom setting and with 30 school students.

    Contact(s)
    (734) 646-5455
    hassanw@gee-edu.com

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Acad

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Van Hise Hall, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy will provide high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to reach Novice Mid to Novice High proficiency in Korean in a four week program. By following the program theme of My Virtual Trip to South Korea, students in the program will communicate in Korean in real-life situations centered around travel, cuisine, popular culture, and the weather. Thirty-five students will participate in this non-residential Korean language and culture program totaling 100 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3341
    byungjin.lim@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

    American Chinese Academy (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2019 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home will provide 80 K-5 students at University Park Elementary School with a Chinese language, culture and STEM integrated learning program for 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks in summer (June 24, 2019 to July 11, 2019, field trip: July 12, 2019) and additional 20 hours in an extension program in fall 2019, a total of 111 instructional hours. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized about different weather conditions around the world when attending "Weather and Me" camp in China. After attending the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, and build lasting interest to continue with their Chinese learning.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeffchen12735@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Boston Public Schools (Student)

    The Arabic Summer Academy Boston

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Charlestown High School, Charlestown, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Arabic Summer Academy Boston is an intensive program that welcomes high school students from around Boston to learn Arabic and explore the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world in an engaging and supportive environment. The program creates a dynamic academic environment where students from a variety of backgrounds can express their full selves, build communicative skills, and develop an ethic of lifelong learning as global citizens. The Arabic Summer Academy is a 17-day (102-hour) non-residential program, and it produces 40 graduates (grades 9-12) who have reached proficiency between the Novice Mid and Novice High levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website

    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 10, 2019 – June 21, 2019
    Location(s)
    • North Elenmentary School, 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 2019 camp will be "Learning Chinese: It's out of this world!" Lessons and activities will focus on the solar system.

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

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