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    Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland Oregon (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland


    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    • July 9, 2018 – July 26, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • PPS Chinese Bridging Academic @ Vernon School, Portland, OR
    • PPS Russian Bridging Academic @ Kelly School, Portland, OR
    Program Setting



    The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 75 K-5 students of Chinese and 38 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 Cultures through Cuisine.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency level gain, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. 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.

    (503) 916-5381 ext 65381