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    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

    Harvard College (Student)

    STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “STARTALK: Bridges to Russia” is a three-week intensive Russian language for heritage speakers program for high school students (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century. The linguistic focus of this program is reading and writing proficiency. Our students will also be involved in community service: they will interview the residents of a nearby retirement home and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater). This year, we will offer professional development seminar to our instructors.

    Contact(s)
    (831) 238-6996
    oksanawillis@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    University of Central Florida (Student)

    Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia," focusing on giving students the necessary skills for a successful business trip to Russia by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary business opportunities in Russia, and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian business culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of fifty participants. The participants will be divided into two groups of Novice­ Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK Russian language programs will be developed and shared in the future publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia".

    Contact(s)
    (407) 304-0027
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: ACTR/ACCELS, INC. (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introduction to Russian language and culture course that will be offered by American Councils for International Education and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), to 24 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two levels of classes: Level One for those new to Russian and Level Two for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet for six hours each day for 19 days, for a total of 114 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High and sometimes Intermediate Low.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    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 Russian language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 3-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 3-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Russian language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-3 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty 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

    Anne Arundel Community College (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 – Personal/Professional Connections

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK 2017 -PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS IN RUSSIAN, a second-year Russian four-week summer program to be held June 26 – July 21, 2016 at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in midshipmen at the Naval Academy and students from nearby Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). The program will meet for 6.5 hours per day for 20 days (a total of 130 instructional hours) and will offer four weeks of intensive Russian instruction at the Novice-Mid level. Participants will be 20 students who will have completed two semesters of Russian either at USNA or AACC. They will work on developing their Russian for future professional and personal development. The outcomes of the program are: successful completion of the course and continued pursuit of formal and informal study of Russian.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 293-6356
    oneil@usna.edu

    Virginia Beach Public School System (Student)

    Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for critical language and culture learning to young students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 rising fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for the Chinese language strand and 30 for the Russian strand; participants from last summer’s program will be invited to attend advanced classes. The program will be held from June 26 to July 20, 2017, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 62 instructional hours with the field trip. In addition, after-school Post-Sessions are planned to extend student cultural knowledge and language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – August 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. PSI participants will be 30 rising seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep (Chicago, IL), The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL), and West High (Anchorage, AK). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Low/ Novice Mid to Novice High (speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; renewal of our NSLI-Y-funded project will continue our second summer sequence of a six-week study abroad program in Latvia.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3379
    pushkin@creeca.wisc.edu
    Program Website

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 15, 2017: Summer component (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Russian Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Russian Academy will serve a cohort of 12 new learners of Russian, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 242 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component for Ohio students. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of the Russian language.

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

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 18 to July 14, 2017, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Street College Prep) to recruit participants; students at other high schools are also welcome to apply.

    The curriculum will be based on the theme “We're Off to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad and living with a host family in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Novice High proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

    Please find a printable PDF of the application at the following link-- http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/outreach/startalk--or email Dawn Seckler (das200@pitt.edu) to request an application.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-9881
    das200@pitt.edu

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