CONCORDIA COLLEGE (Teacher)
Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers
Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu
- June 25, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
- Concordia Language Villages (held at Bemidji State University), Bemidji, MN
The four-credit graduate-level course, entitled “Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages,” is an 11-day residential program hosted by Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minn. The program is limited to 15 K–12 teacher participants, including novice to experienced educators of all STARTALK languages from across the United States. The course includes small-group discussions of key concepts of immersion education and active participation in all aspects of language and culture programming at the Language Villages. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners.