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    Mercy College (Student)

    STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Korean Language Program at Mercy College, “STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul,” will advance students’ Korean language competency to novice-mid level. We will recruit and select 30 students from grades 6-8 with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Through both virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning experiences, the students will explore Korean family life, school life, and cultural activities. The students will have opportunities to create digital stories to present their learning outcomes in the STARTALK program. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, the program will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 31 to August 18, 2017, for a total of 90 hours of instructional time.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 674-7333
    jkmiller@mercy.edu

    SUNY (Student)

    Sounds of China: Chinese through Beijing Opera

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    From July 31 to August 18, fifty students in grades 6-12 will learn Chinese language through hands-on Beijing Opera experiential learning from 8:30 am to 4 pm daily Monday-Friday, for a total of 112.5 hours of instruction. Four types of classes—one beginner (new non-heritage, divided into two sessions), one novice-mid (return non-heritage), one intermediate (new heritage), and one advanced (return heritage)––will be offered, along with other hands-on cultural activities, such as costume-making, prop-making, lantern-making, shadow puppet-making, calligraphy and painting, food preparation and tasting, bookbinding, and more. The language instruction, Beijing Opera learning and the other cultural activities will take place in a truly integrated fashion. The program will culminate in a performance of the Beijing Opera excerpt Monkey King Battling in Heaven, which will integrate all aspects of the program and give the students a chance to show what they will have learned over the 3-week program.

    Contact(s)
    (607) 777-3056
    csong@binghamton.edu
    Program Website

    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

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens Summer Institute in Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 95 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 7th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 24th to August 11th with lunch and snack provided. Student-centered learning will occur in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities centered around daily one-on-one video chats with conversation coaches abroad as our theme "Global Connections: Treasures of the Silk Road” becomes a reality. Learning experiences will help students develop linguistic and cultural competence from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation needed to become lifelong language learners eager to engage in intercultural dialogue. 55 students will be admitted to the Chinese program in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon program completion. Our 2017 application can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/st17queens

    Contact(s)
    (704) 688-2836
    debelle@queens.edu
    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

    Bryant University (Student)

    2017 Bryant STARTALK Chinese Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2017 – July 25, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This two-week STARTALK Student Program (from July 12 to July 25) plans to recruit 45 middle school and high school students from Grades 6 to 12 in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Based on the placement test result, accepted students will be divided into three proficiency level classes: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate under the themes of “Me, My Friends and My Family” for Novice Low, and “Welcome to My Neighborhood” for the Novice Mid and Intermediate levels. Students will attend six hours of activities daily consisting of three hours of language classes, two hours of cultural workshops, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 60 contact hours during 10 days. By the end of the Program, we expect students to be able to reach the learning goals of the Can-Do Statements in the STARTALK curriculum templates for their respective proficiency level, and bring their STARTALK learning experience back to their respective schools and communities to generate more interest in critical language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (401) -23-2-68 ext 4012326416
    kxie@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Arlington County School Board (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese-Arabic Program for Middle School

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jefferson Middle School, Arlington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The three-week summer program will provide 50 middle school students (i.e. rising 6th through 8th graders) with Chinese and Arabic instruction, at Novice Low and Novice Mid levels, for 4.5 hours a day for 15 days (i.e. 67.5 total hours of instruction) from July 10 to July 28. Teachers will have more than 30 hours of pre-service training, plus one half-hour before class each day to prepare their materials and consult with one another, and two hours after class to reflect on their teaching practice and review the day's work, including weekly work in the computer lab analyzing their students' progress in providing evidence for LinguaFolio CAN DO statements. Additionally there will be some post-program time to assess implementation. Teacher assistants will be included in part of the pre-service week, working with teachers to prepare activities and materials, and will work in-class to help students.
    Outcomes include students' self-assessment as CAN DO or CAN DO WITH HELP on at least seven pre- identified LinguaFolio indicators embedded in the curriculum covering major language domains, and a majority of students indicating satisfaction with their experience, some with the intent of pursuing further studies in the language during the year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 228-6097
    emily.golden@apsva.us
    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

    New York City Board of Education (Student)

    East-West Korean Language Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will run for 4 weeks, Mondays through Fridays from 8AM-1PM. This program will focus on students being able to: 1) communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances, 2) use vocabulary learned from real-world contexts, 3) experience Korean language immersion in the classroom, 4) experience the culture of Korea through different critical lenses as language learners, and 5) access authentic Korean materials for educational purposes.

    The program will serve 55 young adults in three classes. Two middle school classes serve young adults in sixth through eighth grades and one class will serve high school students in grades nine through twelve.

    Contact(s)
    (718) 353-0009 ext 5056
    kkleiman@ewsis.org
    Program Website

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