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    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Student Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, 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 novice low and mid learners. Each day four hours or less 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. 1:2 format which was added about three years is our highlight. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 808-6515
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Teacher Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018: Coursepack (Online)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: On campus (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve four goals (STOP): 1) to appreciate STARTALK-endorsed principles, 2) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 3) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 4) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 808-6515
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website