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    Fargo Public Schools (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 26, 2017 – August 15, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, and Chinese ink painting. The theme "The Silk Road: Journey through China" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an opportunity for interpersonal communication.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan Inc (Student)

    YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • General Nash Elementary School, Harleysville, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2017, a 3-week, 105 hours project based language immersion program for 40 First to 8th graders, to be organized in collaboration with North Penn School District, PA, at Nash Elementary School, Harleysville, PA, from July 24 to August 11, 2017, is focused on the theme, ''Celebrating India: Cuisine and Living Arts’', providing opportunities for students to use the language for a variety of real life purposes.
    The program, based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning, aims to train young learners perform basic functions and tasks in culturally appropriate manner and explore ideas and issues in the language and culture in order to construct their own meaning and purpose.
    We follow STARTALK endorsed principles for effective learning and teaching while training students learn, imagine, describe, share information about real life situations through 100 percent exposure in the target language.
    By end of the program students will be able to handle simple communicative tasks and social situations with increased quantity and quality of speech; communicate in culturally appropriate manner; understand and comprehend many requests and courtesy expressions; read simple texts with connected sentences with increased understanding and describe in simple language some familiar and unfamiliar real life situations producing varieties of evidences of learning.
    An online follow up learning program during the post program months will be implemented to help learners sustain and improve their skills and continue learning Hindi and experiencing its culture.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 339-9099
    yhsbensalem2012@gmail.com
    Program Website

    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

    ESHA (Student)

    ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2017 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We’ll enroll 75 to 80 students from ages 8 to 14 (grades 2-8) and focus on oral-aural communication in Hindi in a 'total Immersion' environment with student-centered classroom instruction, yoga, music, dance, arts & crafts, sports, technology apps, mela/bazaar, a culture immersion day and/or a field trip. These activities are designed to improve students proficiency in spoken language and develop awareness and appreciation of Indian culture. The program will be conducted in accordance with the STARTALK principles. The program will ensure that the participating students improve their proficiency at least one to two notches higher on the ACTFL scale than their entry-level proficiency. The program will try to inculcate enduring interest in Hindi language and culture and becoming bilingual in personal and societal interests.
    Camp will be held in Marlboro Memorial Middle school in Morganville, NJ from July 17 – August 4, 2017, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM (105 contact hours).

    Contact(s)
    (732) 500-8545
    ved.chaudhary@gmail.com
    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

    Portland Public Schools (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Russian Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • August 21, 2017 – August 23, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Acdamey (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kelly Elementary School, Portland, OR
    • Martin Luther King Jr. PK-8 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 90 K-5 students of Mandarin Chinese and 45 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 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging” physical spaces, as presented in a STEAM curriculum focused on bridge design and engineering, and on bridging spaces between culture and people, embodied by song, dance and martial arts or gymnastics. Student outcomes target a one proficiency level, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. A separate four-week Academy for 24 High School students of Mandarin offers 90 hours of instruction through a blended online/community based curriculum meant to move them from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency, providing a “bridge” from High School to a university Flagship language program. 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) 916-3077
    tvuong@pps.net
    Program Website

    RF SUNY (Student)

    STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • SUNY Oswego in Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a three-week, 15-day, morning and afternoon, non-residential program running from July 10 to July 28, 2017, at the SUNY Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse. The program will recruit a total of 60 students ranging from the 3rd to the 12th grade. The three-week program will provide a total of 90 instructional hours at six hours per day. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-low, novice-mid, and novice-high levels by the end of program. There will be five follow-up weekend cultural workshops to promote cultural awareness during the 2017-18 school year.

    Contact(s)
    (315) 326-1998
    startalkcny@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Prince George Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) (Student)

    Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 27, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 STARTALK Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Summer Academy will offer 60 elementary novice students an intense but fun and innovative science and culture-oriented summer immersion three-week experience for 94 instructional hours. It is open to all students currently in grades kindergarten to fifth in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students according to their grade levels. Based on the theme,"From Seeds to Table", students will be able to make healthy choices, create colorful salads, demonstrate the understanding of where ingredients are from as well as basic nutrition. We will also introduce certain common Chinese vegetables and dishes. Hands-on activities will range from growing healthy food to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. There are two field trips planned for the camp.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 513-5300 ext 57975
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    Indus Arts Council StarTalk Urdu 2017

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    1. The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting 15 days hands-on learning
    opportunity to 50 local early elementary and upper elementary school students to improve their Urdu language skills
    and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
    and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
    2. Instructional hours will be between 9:00AM and 3:00PM
    3. We strive to provide total immersive and conducive environment inside and outside the class to make
    learning fun and engaging.
    4. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum
    that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals.
    5. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help
    promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 777-1007
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Chinmaya Mission Chicago (Student)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2017 (CMSSHC-17) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 10th to July 28th, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering 90 instructional hours over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for three weeks) to introduce thirty six 8-10 year old students to conversational and written Hindi at novice mid (proficiency) / novice high (performance) and novice high (proficiency) / intermediate low (performance) levels.
    The theme "MY COOL SCHOOL" will be divided in three sub themes - 1) MY - Me & You (learners will exchange information about themselves, their families, friends, likes, dislikes, daily school routine, extra-curricular interests with classmates) 2) COOL - Cultural Orientation Offered through Language (learners will compare and contrast American and Indian cultures as they explore school life, holidays such as Diwali and Halloween, after school activities, and a few customs they encounter in the Hindi camp) - 3) SCHOOL - STARTALK Chinmaya Hindi - Outstanding Opportunities for Learners (students will make connections with other disciplines through hands on activities, such as math, science, geography, arts, health, and nutrition).
    As the outcome of the program, learners will be able to communicate in all three modes of communication, immersed in cultural practices (such as folk dances, songs, greetings, showing respect to elders) and products (such as food, clothing, books, music, movies) of Hindi speaking natives.
    Learners will make connections with other disciplines, such as math, science, arts, health, and nutrition, compare and contrast American and Indian cultures (different holidays, sports, customs) and languages (gender differentiation in Hindi, prepositions vs. post-positions, degrees of formality, sentence structure, etc), take their learning beyond the classroom by visiting a local senior center, where most seniors speak Hindi, who will be able to share their school experiences with our learners and by connecting with similar age children in India through Skype / Google Hangout and sharing school-learning experiences with each other.
    Working in teams of three, through discussions, negotiation, and voting, our learners will be able to design their COOL SCHOOL and invite others to study at their school.

    Contact(s)
    (847) 537-4710
    vidya@balodyan.com
    Program Website

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