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    Howard Community College (Student)

    STARTALK Intensive Language Learning Experience

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – August 2, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Howard County Community College, Columbia, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HCC will provide summer courses in Arabic and Chinese to 60 high school students in Howard County. HCC will recruit students from grades 9 – 12 from public, private, and homeschools in the county and will provide them with 86 hours of instruction over five weeks from July 2 through August 2. Outcomes include: exiting participants at the novice mid or novice high level, increasing understanding of Arabic and Chinese speaking cultures, recruiting learners to continue with second semester language offerings in the fall semester, exposing learners to potential career opportunities requiring the knowledge and skills in a critical language, and continuing to promote heightened awareness and conversation around Arabic and Chinese language and cultural issues in the community throughout the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (443) 518-4678
    jdumont@howardcc.edu
    Program Website

    HADI-CLASSRoad (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Planning for Engaged Language Learning

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Persian

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 17, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    CLASSRoad’s 2018 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Planning Domain P6 (a and c) criteria, Learning Experience Domain LE2 (a and b) criteria, LE4 (a and b) criteria, building their ability to: 1) use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement, 2) create daily performance objectives that capture student energy and commitment and that move them toward proficiency targets, and 3) provide comprehensible input while using the target language 90% of the time. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples--including video from previous year teacher participants--peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching of remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The four-week program (80 contact hours) will feature three weeks of module-based daily instruction and group work, including online synchronous presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote novice target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be fully delivered online using the CLASSRoad Canvas learning management system and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, which allows for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 845-6149
    letha@hadi.org
    Program Website