STARTALK Summer Programs

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    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2019 – July 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    “The Silk Road” was the theme of our 2019 three-week, 120 hours student program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England Learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-high at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2020, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-eleven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student’s proficiency levels up considerably by the end of the program. It is also the intention oThe Silk Road will be the theme of our 2019 three-week, 120 hours student program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-high at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2019, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-eleven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student’s proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS’s STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    CAIS (Teacher)

    CAIS STARTALK Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The CAIS STARTALK K-8 Chinese Teacher Training Program will provide twelve teacher participants with the fundamentals for instruction in a Chinese language classroom. This intensive one week training for teachers will facilitate high quality Chinese language programming in their schools. Teacher participants will learn the critical skills they need to be innovative and successful in the classroom during the forty hours of instructional time which have a focus of in class practicums built into the program design. They will build and evaluate curriculum, integrate culture into their language program, develop performance based assessments, and access authentic teaching tools and resources. Through hands-on classroom teaching, participants will interact with real students studying Chinese in CAIS student program.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 865-6010
    k_lee@cais.org
    Program Website

    Colby College (Teacher)

    Teaching Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Colby, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will be a 3-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in July 2019 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 3-week long combination program with two programs running in parallel and synchronously. This will be a residential, culture-rich pedagogical training for up to eight preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a beginning-level Chinese summer camp for up to twenty-four third to fifth graders. The teacher participants will learn to teach Chinese as second language through art; they will be guided to observe experienced teachers’ classes in the summer camp, to create components of art-based lesson plans for the camp, and finally to implement their lesson plans. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 100 hour training on how to teach Chinese through art; whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

    Providence Day School (Teacher)

    PDS STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2019 – June 21, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a face-to-face non-residential 70 hour intensive teacher training program. It is designed as a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Chinese language teaching and Second Language Acquisition (including the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching & Learning) through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers as well as work collaboratively with peers to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will participate in a variety of activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered lessons in their classrooms. ​As their final product in the teacher training program, each teacher will create a collection of culturally-rich, student-centered lesson plans and accompanying materials to take back to their yearlong classrooms.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    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

    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc. (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

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

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders with no or little previous experience with Chinese in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 24-July 12, 2019, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 254-1238
    cheala@aol.com
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2019 – July 26, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK STEAM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 48 rising-grade 2-8 students, proficiency levels ranging from Novice-mid to Intermediate-mid, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (114 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experiences with STEAM subjects and activities. "Panda Panpan’s Friends around the World" is the theme for the program, which is an extension from our previous STARTALK summer program theme “Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!”. Students will be taken on a grand tour of four major continents and spotlight the diverse cultures in academic topics covering gourmet, wildness, architecture, and arts. The program and its curriculum will provide enriched opportunities for the learners to apply Chinese language skills in real-life connected scenarios for cultural understanding and practices, giving them a deeper understanding of people around the world and encouraging them to think of themselves as a global citizen. At the end of the program, the students will perform at the target proficiency levels (Novice-high to Intermediate-high), and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    michael.bevis@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    Kansas City Chinese School North (Student)

    STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Northland Christian School, Kansas City, MO
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Summer Program in Kansas City offers three-week intensive language and culture learning experience to 60 learners from grades 3-8, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese, in greater Kansas City metro area. Underserved, marginalized and rural population are encouraged specifically to apply and participate.

    Based on the students’ age group, the program will be divided into two sections, one for rising 3rd - 5th graders, one for rising 6th - 8th graders. Each section is divided into a Level 1 class for novice learners and a Level 2 class for returning students or heritage learners.

    Students will attend six-and-half hours of activities daily consisting of three-hour task-based language learning classes, one-hour cultural seminar, and hands-on activities, half-hour morning Chinese exercises, half-hour separate group activity, half-an-hour recess, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 91 instructional hours for three weeks.

    During our three-week intensive study, students will reach communicative proficiency, exemplifying the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) via our standards-based, student-centered, language-immersed and culturally-enriched curricula.

    Contact(s)
    (816) 686-9638
    lina.dickson@best4future.org
    Program Website

    CityU of Seattle Startalk (Teacher)

    CityU of Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chong Wa Benevolent Assn. Hall, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our program outcome is to recruit 12 fluent speakers of Chinese and Korean at the novice teaching level (pre-service) to take nine undergraduate quarter credits towards Washington state teacher certification. Teacher candidates will be enrolled in one of CityU of Seattle's Alternative Routes to teacher certification program. The face to face part of the program runs 15 days (June 29-July 19), with a pre-program component (June 22-28) for a total of 90 instructional hours, not including outside assignments and the pre-program online component. Within the program are 9 half days of lab school in which teacher candidates teach in the morning and attend certification classes in the afternoon. During lab school, instructors and master mentors observe and note teaching behaviors for discussion during a working lunch. After the summer program, teacher candidates will take an additional 14 credits during the academic year, completing student teaching by the end of spring quarter and taking and passing the edTPA in June. Teacher candidates will then apply for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate. During the certification program, teacher candidates will also be eligible to take the Designated World Language endorsement test to be certified to teach Chinese or Korean.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 722-6561
    laubetty@cityu.edu
    Program Website

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