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    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

    San Mateo Foster City School District (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese DNA and Genetics Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 10, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 60 elementary students and exciting and fun science-oriented summer immersion three-week experience. It is open to K-5 students in San Mateo County, California. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students based on their grade levels (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate with each other, their family, and members of the community, in Chinese. In addition to engaging in hands-on fun science activities related to the exploration of DNA and genetics, field trips will give the students the opportunity to visit a real science laboratory at Stanford University and to meet with other scientists, and all the students will be able to bring home with them a sample of DNA that they isolated themselves from strawberries as well as a life-long love of and interest in science.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 312-7691
    schuang@smfc.k12.ca.us
    Program Website

    Portland Public Schools (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 4, 2017: Russian Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • July 31, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Academy (Face-to-face)
    • August 21, 2017 – August 23, 2017: Chinese Summer Bridging Acdamey (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kelly Elementary School, Portland, OR
    • Martin Luther King Jr. PK-8 School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 90 K-5 students of Mandarin Chinese and 45 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in fall 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging” physical spaces, as presented in a STEAM curriculum focused on bridge design and engineering, and on bridging spaces between culture and people, embodied by song, dance and martial arts or gymnastics. Student outcomes target a one proficiency level, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. A separate four-week Academy for 24 High School students of Mandarin offers 90 hours of instruction through a blended online/community based curriculum meant to move them from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency, providing a “bridge” from High School to a university Flagship language program. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-3077
    tvuong@pps.net
    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

    Prince George Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) (Student)

    Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 27, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 STARTALK Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Summer Academy will offer 60 elementary novice students an intense but fun and innovative science and culture-oriented summer immersion three-week experience for 94 instructional hours. It is open to all students currently in grades kindergarten to fifth in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students according to their grade levels. Based on the theme,"From Seeds to Table", students will be able to make healthy choices, create colorful salads, demonstrate the understanding of where ingredients are from as well as basic nutrition. We will also introduce certain common Chinese vegetables and dishes. Hands-on activities will range from growing healthy food to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. There are two field trips planned for the camp.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 513-5300 ext 57975
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program" at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 64 rising-grade K-6 students, proficiency levels ranging from beginner to Intermediate-high, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (95 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experience with STEM subjects and activities.
    "Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!" is the theme for the program where the Panda Panpan, a fun and fictional character, will help the students walk through a variety of topics, such as All about Panpan (life facts of panda, personal information and daily activities), Panpan’s Bamboo Garden (edible and non-edible plants, food, animals and home/school community), Panpan’s Friends in the World (world geography, customs and traditions, and plants in different countries), and Help Panpan Protect Her Home (Environment and conservation for our home and the earth).
    At the end of the program, the students will accomplish or will maintain their Chinese language skills at the target proficiency levels, and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    yuri.liu@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, the students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately 40 students at the elementary level and 40 at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 105 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 28 - July 21, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Chinese I, II, III and IV (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    "What Do You Know about Traditional Chinese Medicine?" will be the theme of our 2017 three-week, 120 hours, student’s Chinese program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-mid at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2017, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-nine of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student 1-2 proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past eight (8) years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the student program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Howard County, The Board of Education of (Student)

    STARTALK-2017: A Chinesey Odyssey

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ducketts Lane Elementary, Elkridge, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The HCPSS STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a three week ( 91 instructional hours) Chinese Immersion program for forty-five students in grades 3-5 and forty-five students in grades 6-8, who have little to no knowledge of Chinese language and culture. The program will focus on learning the Chinese language and culture through virtual travel in China. Under the theme: 2017: A Chinese Odyssey, students will read a story about a young person's travel to china, explore two or three Chinese cities, and learn about the geography of China, the modes of transportation, the weather, interesting sites and monuments, family members, and important holidays and cultural events such as the Peking Opera. By the end of the program at least 90% of the students will reach at least a "novice-mid" proficiency level in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL 2012 proficiency guidelines.

    Contact(s)
    (410) -31-3-71
    norda_hodgson-clopein@hcpss.org
    Program Website

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc. (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School, Germantown, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 26-July 14, 2017, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the program's end, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 254-1238
    cheala@aol.com
    Program Website

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