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    HEB ISD (Student)

    STARTALK Better Together

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2018 – June 21, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s “STARTALK: Better Together” language academy will provide three weeks / 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 6th and 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students, as well as exposure to all three languages. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese is 50 students per language, comprising 30 novice 6th and 7th graders and 20 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect rising 6th and 7th grade students to achieve novice low-to-mid level oral proficiency in their language of choice and upper grades students to achieve intermediate low-to-mid level. We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their scores on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice and cultural experience.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 891-5396
    vandanarajpurohit@hebisd.edu

    Texas A&M University (Student)

    STARTALK: A Virtual Trip to East Asia

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 20-day, 80-instructional-hour summer program aims to increase the awareness and interest in Chinese and Korean languages and cultures among the community. The program will also serve as a springboard for the establishment of two-way immersion programs in collaboration with the school district in the next few years. A total of 45 second and third grade non-heritage language learners with no prior experience in Chinese or Korean will be recruited: 30 for the Chinese program and 15 for the Korean program. By the end of the summer program, students are expected to achieve a novice-low level of reading and writing and a novice-mid level of listening and speaking in the target language. They are also expected to develop a sustained interest in the target languages and cultures, continuing their learning in the online program from July to August and in the after-school programs during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (979) 845-8384
    k12.foreignlanguages.tamu@gmail.com

    University of North Texas (Student)

    STARTALK: 2018 Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018: Session One (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK Denton ISD intensive Russian and Chinese Summer School, Welcome to My World, will provide four weeks and 120 instructional hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Russian and Chinese respectively to 11th and 12th graders and UNT undergraduate students at the Novice level.

    Upon the successful completion of the summer school, our students will achieve Novice level of language proficiency in Russian or Chinese respectively, will be able to communicate appropriately at the Novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness.

    We believe that the additional benefit of earning up to six college credit hours through a College placement test free of charge and the opportunity to become part of our UNT learning community will encourage the program participants to continue their studies of Russian or Chinese in college.

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

    The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) (Student)

    Speak and Connect

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Portuguese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), El Paso, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Speak and Connect is a three-week summer language program designed to introduce 50 high school students to Arabic, Portuguese and Russian language. They will be divided into five groups of 10. The program will have two sections for Arabic, two sections for Portuguese and one section for Russian. Selected students will participate in 90 hours of language instruction. Summer language acquisition will be maintained and expanded during the subsequent school year through participation in virtual and face-to-face language and cultural awareness sessions. Upon completion of the program students will have developed a novice/mid level of Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.

    Contact(s)
    (915) 747-5000 ext 7031
    mkhatib@utep.edu
    Program Website

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    INDUS ARTS COUNCIL STARTALK URDU SUMMER CAMP 2018

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 14, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • WISE Learning & Sports Houston, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting 15 days hands-on learning opportunity to 50 local upper elementary and middle school students to improve their Urdu language skills and their familiarity with Urdu culture. and their familiarity with Urdu culture. 2. Instructional hours will be between 9:00AM and 3:00PM 3. We strive to provide total immersive and conducive environment inside and outside the class to make learning fun and engaging. 4. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals. 5. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu- speaking community and it will help promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 777-1007
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    The First Presbyterian Church of El Paso, Texas (Student)

    STATALK- A TRIP TO THE ARAB WORLD

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The First Presbyterian Church of El Paso, Texas, El Paso, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK- A Trip to the Arab World Arabic summer program held at the First Presbyterian Church of El Paso is a three-week immersion program (June 11 –June 29) designed for elementary students, rising 3rd to 5th graders. The number of students enrolled is 36 divided into two classes Arabic I and one class Arabic II. The program consists of 105 hours of instruction. At the end of the program students will be able to perform at the Novice Low/Mid level according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks.

    Contact(s)
    (915) 533-7551
    patty@fpcep.org

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 6, 2018 – June 28, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students ranging from 1st to 5th graders. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website