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    Ohio University (Student)

    2017 Swahili STARTALK Program at Ohio University

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ohio University Athens Campus, Athens, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Swahili STARTALK is a one-month (June 26-July 26) intensive language program targeting 20 participants to receive a total of 92 hours of Swahili instruction by attending four hours per day, Mondays to Thursdays, and five hours on Fridays for 22 days. The participants, who will enroll in the elementary and intermediate classes, will be drawn from Ohio University undergraduate students, students from other four-year institutions in Ohio, as well as high school students from schools within the vicinity of Ohio University. At the end of the program, students will earn four semester hours of college credit, and students in the Elementary class will be able to perform at the Novice Mid proficiency level, while students in the Intermediate class will be able to perform at the Novice High/Intermediate Low levels according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks. The program will integrate culture, content, and language and will lead students on a journey to East Africa.

    Contact(s)
    (740) 597-1511
    maposa@ohio.edu
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 2, 2017: STARTALK:TTLO (Online)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK:TTLO Moodle Online Courseroom, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program courses and will work entirely online with the instructional support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 12 - July 2, 2017) for 25 critical language teachers. Participants will be engaged in active learning for approximately 120 hours total for the program (40 hours per week), depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the 3 communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course.

    The course includes online language mini-lessons so participants gain experience being online learners themselves. Online course design and expectations, along with best practices for teaching online, are investigated and compared to the traditional classroom. Language learning activities are modeled, then created and tested, and peer-critiqued.

    Please see the TTLO website for the required application form and supporting documents. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
    http://carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/index.html

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    STARTALK.TTLO@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Center For Applied Linguistics (Teacher)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Online session 1 (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 21, 2017: Face-to-face (Face-to-face)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 20, 2017: Online session 2 (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train up to 40 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of seven online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 41 instructional hours over the course of 7 continuous weeks. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, adapt rating rubrics, create self-assessment tools for students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan with performance objectives. Participants will be prepared to continue to develop these tools and integrate best practices in assessment with best practices in instruction into their teaching. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. After active instruction ends, the online modules will remain available as a continued reference and for sharing materials and resources until February 28, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 362-0700
    lthompson@cal.org