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    Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council (Student)

    The Chesapeake Bay - A Home for Many

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK Chinese STEAM & Culture Summer Academy is a three-week program integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) into the learning of the Chinese language and culture. The program will offer 60 elementary school students an intense but fun and engaging experience. The program is comprised of daily language, cultural, STEAM activities, two one-day field trips, and a final performance day. It is open to all students from kindergarten to fifth grade (novice low to novice high/intermediate-low proficiency levels) in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas; lessons are taught primarily in Chinese. Our theme this year is "The Chesapeake Bay - A Home for Many," in which students learn about the Chesapeake Bay, the animals, and plants that depend on it, its environmental impact, and pollution solutions they can encourage in their communities.

    Contact(s)
    (443) 583-4515
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    USC (Student)

    USC Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – July 11, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our Startalk program offers a free five-week Chinese summer intensive non-residential program for highly motivated college-bound high school students with no prior or little background in Chinese. Our program will accept 24 to 30 students. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid to Novice High on the ACTFL OPI scale. Our program will have a total of 80 hours of instruction, guided homework, cultural activities Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and extracurricular activities on some Fridays. Our program theme “Our Identities, Our Heroes” allows students to learn Mandarin in a standards-based curriculum with relevance to their future identities and is designed using authentic materials to improve students’ communication skills significantly by providing a linguistically and culturally enriched learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (213) 740-8042
    chinesestartalk@usc.edu
    Program Website

    University of Virginia (Student)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2019 – July 18, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 VSCSA program at the University of Virginia aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched online learning environment for 24 high school students who are rising 9th-12th graders in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other regions in the US. Students will embark on a 12-day virtual journey in Beijing from July 5 to July 18 in 2019 that concurs with the major time frame of the VSCTA teacher program. Upon the completion of the program, the learners will develop a positive “Can-Do” attitude and attain proficiency at the intermediate-low level according to ACTFL’s proficiency guidelines. Curricular requirements and lesson plans will be effectively implemented in alignment with the can-do statements across the three communicative modes specified in the online LinguiaFolio. The total instructional hours are 45 hours, including time committed to online orientation and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The program features quality online learning that is made possible by research-endorsed best practices in language pedagogy and cutting-edge technology platform and tools. Learners have ample opportunities to engage in active learning that is intended to be fun, engaging, and motivating. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $25 gift certificate and a Certificate of Excellence in Learning. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu/ to gather further information and complete online application. The application deadline is April 22, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 882-5168
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute STARTALK Online PRE-AP Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Mandarin Institute STARTALK PRE-AP Program will provide 100 students from across the US the opportunity to strengthen their Chinese language skills whether in preparation for an AP Chinese course or for those who just want to improve their Chinese. The online learning environment is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that incorporates the best strategies for second language acquisition which makes learning Chinese more efficient, effective and engaging.

    Through the theme of Innovation and Invention, participants will learn about the Four Great Inventions of China (paper, gunpowder, printing, compass), compare and contrast American and Chinese ingenuity and progress through innovations to today's social media, and explore the impact of these innovations on our lives.

    Each day students will engage in 90 minutes of synchronous online instruction with a teacher and 3 other students in addition to ~ 2 hours of asynchronous learning which includes independent, pair and group projects. Upon completion of the 50-hour program, students will attain intermediate-mid to intermediate-high ACTFL proficiency level and will have exposure to AP content and instruction.

    * All applicants will be given a complimentary license to AI tools that enable comprehension of text and facilitate independent reading.

    Contact(s)
    (408) 863-2498
    yunhe.chao@gmail.com
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    DCPS STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK DCPS program will enroll 80 upper elementary and middle school DCPS and DC resident students in a 2-week language and culture program. The student program will run from July 1 through July 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for a total of 98 instructional hours. Students will be grouped by proficiency levels and will study the theme of Contemporary Life in China, looking at authentic materials focusing on (1) current events and contemporary issues, (2) current trends, and (3) popular culture. As a part of the program, DCPS will partner with local organizations and museums to bring authentic learning experiences to the students inside and outside of the classroom. Students will exit the program with both enhanced proficiency in Chinese and a deeper understanding of daily life in China that will pique their interest and set a strong foundation for future learning.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 868-6580
    elba.garcia@dc.gov

    American Chinese Academy (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2019 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home will provide 80 K-5 students at University Park Elementary School with a Chinese language, culture and STEM integrated learning program for 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks in summer (June 24, 2019 to July 11, 2019, field trip: July 12, 2019) and additional 20 hours in an extension program in fall 2019, a total of 111 instructional hours. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized about different weather conditions around the world when attending "Weather and Me" camp in China. After attending the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, and build lasting interest to continue with their Chinese learning.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeffchen12735@gmail.com
    Program Website

    West Virginia Department of Education (Student)

    STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Summer Immersion Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 21, 2019
    Location(s)
    • North Elenmentary School, Morgantown, WV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The West Virginia Department of Education, in partnership with Monongalia County Schools, will offer the STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Immersion Summer Camp program for 90 elementary students through a ten-day instructional summer program with follow-up activities throughout the year (approximately 90 hours of total instruction). Monongalia County students who will enroll in grades 1-5 will have the opportunity to engage in a thematic and content-based summer camp experience in Morgantown, WV. Students will develop or advance their initial Chinese proficiency as they engage with Mandarin speaking instructors and facilitators. The focus of the 2019 camp will be "Learning Chinese: It's out of this world!" Lessons and activities will focus on the solar system.

    Contact(s)
    (304) 558-5325 ext 53479
    dlnichol@k12.wv.us

    North Central College (Student)

    NCC-STARTALK Student Program-Levels 1 and 2

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2019 – June 15, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 22, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 29, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    North Central College proposes a student and teacher combination program for 2019. The student program will be a hybrid, 13-day, non-residential program with two levels of classes: the Level One (novice-mid) program being titled "Journey to China,” and the Level Two (novice-high) program, titled “Working Together with China.” Up to 20 high school students will be enrolled in the program, which will consist of eight hours of daily online or on-site instruction and activities, with some additional excursions and opportunities to practice learned skills for a total of 96 hours of instructional time. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned a certificate and be able to demonstrate competence in the three modes of communication, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication in Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu

    Blue Valley Schools (Student)

    Chinese STARTALK Immersion Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Stanley Elementary, Overland Park, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 44 rising fifth and sixth graders with the theme "Disappearing Water" offering cognitively challenging science content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal focus on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low/mid proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more emphasis on literacy skills of reading and writing. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.

    Contact(s)
    (913) 624-2400
    jrrodriguez02@bluevalleyk12.org

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian and Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kent State Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Our program targets rising juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools who are new learners of Mandarin Chinese and Russian. The major goals of the Academy are to provide a safe, culture-rich environment for the early development of communicative proficiency; to set our students on the path to advanced-level proficiency; and to assess the impact of the program’s innovative language teaching approach. The Academy will follow a theme-based curriculum with a task-based pedagogy designed to close the gap between classroom performance and real-world proficiency by providing learners with opportunities to perform real-world problem solving tasks, to explore their individual interests in Chinese and Russian language and culture, to connect with native speakers of the language both in the local community and online, and to discuss career opportunities with individuals who use the language in their professional life. The total number of instructional hours is 244, and the Academy will begin on June 17, 2019 and end on July 12, 2019. The summer program is followed by a mandatory academic-year blended-learning component, upon successful completion of which participants receive high school and college credit.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 672-1813
    bbaer@kent.edu
    Program Website

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