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    UW (Student)

    Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space,” aims to enroll 20 high school and early college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive STEM-based language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. The program intends to increase students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. For the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and extended linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn five University of Washington credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete language proficiency assessments (AAPPL and ACTFL OPIc and WPT) that high school students may be able to use in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Russian at the UW.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    UW (Teacher)

    Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 8, 2018: (Online)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in students learning these languages and on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction. The program is designed to teach participants the STARTALK principles and standards-based language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. Teachers will be able to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). In 2018, the 75-hour program will offer five UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from June 25, 2018 to July 8, 2018 (online) and July 9, 2018 through July 20, 2018 in the face-to-face component.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website