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    University of Nebraska (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2017 – July 23, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, , NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The residential Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy will consist of 14 instructional days (135 instructional hours) for high schools students grades 9-12 who are beginning students of Chinese. The outcomes of the Academy are 1) to develop interest in Chinese language and culture among high school students resulting in the establishment of programs across Nebraska 2) to immerse 20 high school students in the Chinese language and culture using innovative digital media for teaching, learning and assessment 3) to pair each high school Chinese learner with a teacher of Chinese to serve as a mentor and 4) to promote continued development of the Chinese language and culture through the LinguaFolio Online designed to assess student achievement and encourage continued study.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

    University of Iowa (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 IOWA Summer Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The University of Iowa (UI) proposes to offer a four-week summer intensive Chinese program for Iowa high school students with zero or little background in the Chinese language to receive three college credit. We expect to enroll 26 senior high school students from the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRSD), as well as other areas of Iowa State. This is a day-class program with a residential component for students from farther away, and it includes 114 class contact hours plus extra-curricular activities. By the end of the program, students are expected to reach ACTFL Novice Mid to High level proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The major curricular goals for the proposed program are to have students learn the language, develop language competencies, and experience Chinese education, culture, customs, and history through a theme-based virtual environment, communicative-based teaching methods, hand-on activities, culture workshops, contextualized performance, and field trips.

    Contact(s)
    (319) 335-2314
    helen-shen@uiowa.edu
    Program Website

    University of Mississippi (Student)

    Mississippi StarTalk 11

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Mississippi StarTalk 11, University (Oxford), MS
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 11 will offer four weeks of intensive residential instruction (20 days and 100 contact hours of instruction) to up to 30 high school students from Mississippi and other states who will learn the language in three different levels ranging from Novice Mid to Intermediate Mid. A team of three teachers, one program coordinator, three tutor-counselors and other staff members will oversee the program academically and culturally. During the course of this program, students will learn to appreciate the Chinese language by possessing it and communicating in it, while being immersed in nine communication tasks in both spoken and written Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (662) 915-7298
    mldyer@olemiss.edu
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Chinese I, II, III and IV (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    "What Do You Know about Traditional Chinese Medicine?" will be the theme of our 2017 three-week, 120 hours, student’s Chinese program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-mid at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2017, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-nine of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student 1-2 proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past eight (8) years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the student program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BYU Arabic STARTALK Camp is designed to light the fire of motivation in students as they experience that they can learn a lot of Arabic in just three weeks. Our theme, “Avicenna’s Astrolabe,” centers on a collaborative mystery-solving game set in the present. Students are tasked to find an ancient cure to a deadly disease that threatens to decimate the modern world. The key to doing so is an astrolabe once held by the famous polymath, Ibn Sina (a.k.a. Avicenna). By exploring cities and talking to people from both the modern and medieval Arab world, students uncover the story of the astrolabe as it passed hands from civilization to civilization, while also finding clues leading them on to discover the cure they seek. In the process, students internalize basic communication skills while also experiencing a variety of Arab cultures and historical perspectives that highlight the impact of Arabo-Islamic civilization on the West. They will also learn about past and present violent reactionary movements in the East and the West that manipulate religion to foment hate and gain power.

    Beginners get off to a great start and complete the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic and receive corresponding credit. We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the script to complete the equivalent of Arabic 101 and receive either high school or university credit. Even more advanced students may complete Arabic 102 and receive high school or university credit. All will come away with a solid repertoire of pragmatic speaking and reading skills and gain significant hands-on experience with Arab culture.

    Students learn through doing. They live the language, learning to perform authentic tasks. They are immersed in music, films, games, cooking lessons, visits to mosques and restaurants. Tutors are available day and night to act as role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. World-class teachers are experienced in making learning fun and adjusting instruction to individual needs. Students practice and demonstrate their progress in role plays and in day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence.

    All students are urged to push on during the academic year with our award-winning distance-learning course that includes live support from tutors. Some former students who have done so have already distinguished themselves in follow-on abroad experience and realized the goal of acquiring advanced levels of proficiency in Arabic. BYU’s Arabic camp is a great springboard. Consider the example of Rachel Lott, who participated in our 2014 camp and will be joining us this year as a teaching assistant:

    https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-6531
    belnap@byu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – August 5, 2017: (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 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 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. PSI participants will be 30 rising seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep (Chicago, IL), The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL), and West High (Anchorage, AK). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Low/ Novice Mid to Novice High (speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; renewal of our NSLI-Y-funded project will continue our second summer sequence of a six-week study abroad program in Latvia.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3379
    pushkin@creeca.wisc.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK Student Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to beginning and intermediate learners. Each day four hours of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 15, 2017: Summer component (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Russian Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Russian Academy will serve a cohort of 12 new learners of Russian, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 242 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component for Ohio students. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of the Russian language.

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

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 18 to July 14, 2017, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Street College Prep) to recruit participants; students at other high schools are also welcome to apply.

    The curriculum will be based on the theme “We're Off to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad and living with a host family in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Novice High proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

    Please find a printable PDF of the application at the following link-- http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/outreach/startalk--or email Dawn Seckler (das200@pitt.edu) to request an application.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-9881
    das200@pitt.edu

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 15, 2017: Summer component (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Regents Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program held in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Chinese Academy will serve a cohort of 12 new learners of(Mandarin) Chinese, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 242 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component for Ohio students. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of Mandarin Chinese. This is the Academy's tenth year as a STARTALK program.

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

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