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    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

    AKEEP [Alabama Korea Education & Economic Partnership] (Student)

    AKEEP STARTALK: Cultural Treasure Hunters

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Troy University Montgomery Campus, Montgomery, AL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    AKEEP STARTALK: Cultural Treasure Hunters is a 3-week (15 days) program by the Alabama-Korea Education & Economic Partnership (AKEEP) to provide Korean language and cultural instruction to forty-eight (48), 4th – 6th-grade Novice-low, non-heritage students. By the end of 120 instructional hours, students will perform at Novice Mid ACTFL language levels and will be able to greet and introduce themselves to Korean-native speakers using culturally appropriate register, titles, and gestures. They will be able to write, read, and recite the names of seven primary colors, compare Korean traditional clothing, and be able to give and react to directional commands. They will be able to identify familiar foods and unique Korean ingredients found in cultural dishes. Finally, they will learn practice presentational skills through learning two Korean children's songs, a traditional dance to perform for friends and family, and presenting on Korean artifacts found in a museum.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 328-5695
    seemeesoon@akeep.org

    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

    Los Angeles Unified School District (Student)

    Startalk: Whatsapp, let's connect !!

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 10, 2018: Bell and Hamilton High Schools (Face-to-face)
    • July 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018: Online (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Startalk at Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Startalk at Hamilton High, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools (levels I and heritage speakers, grades 7th through 12th). The program will offer 60 students the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to face and 15 hours) asynchronous learning model enhanced through culture, technology, and social media from July 16, 2018 to July 18th , 2018. The goal of the program is to increase oral and written proficiency by one sub-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scales (Arabic I NM-NH, Heritage IM-IH). We anticipate that approximately 95% of our Level I, and heritage students will continue in our 2018- 2019 academic year to increase enrollment in Arabic I and Arabic III, and IV Honors programs offered by the two schools.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 626-2639
    yxm9573@lausd.net
    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

    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

    Agnes Scott College (Student)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 23, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Agnes Scott Collge, Decatur, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 13-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 91 hours instruction in Chinese or 91 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Chinese Martial Arts or Turkish Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown or a local Turkish market will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: revised 3/16/18 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elias Brookings Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Startalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 100 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K-12 . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional contact hours from Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th, 2018. A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While high school students will participate in the online Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 896-0457
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

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