STARTALK Summer Programs

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    San Mateo Foster City School District (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese DNA and Genetics Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 10, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • College Park Elementary School, San Mateo, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer 60 elementary students and exciting and fun science-oriented summer immersion three-week experience. It is open to K-5 students in San Mateo County, California. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students based on their grade levels (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate with each other, their family, and members of the community, in Chinese. In addition to engaging in hands-on fun science activities related to the exploration of DNA and genetics, field trips will give the students the opportunity to visit a real science laboratory at Stanford University and to meet with other scientists, and all the students will be able to bring home with them a sample of DNA that they isolated themselves from strawberries as well as a life-long love of and interest in science.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 312-7691
    schuang@smfc.k12.ca.us
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK PORTUGUESE SUMMER CAMP

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will offer four-week instruction in Brazilian Portuguese to 15 students in grades 3-5. Students will receive 130 hours of instruction in total. The program will be open to heritage students and non-heritage students with no knowledge of Portuguese. The program will use a thematic curriculum "Celebrating Life: From Birthdays to Carnaval" and focus on contemporary aspects of Brazilian culture. The program will offer a lot of physical avenues for learning through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities. The target proficiency levels are novice high for non-heritage learners, and intermediate mid for heritage learners.

    Contact(s)
    (858) 344-8661
    nnovakovic@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Teacher)

    STARTALK TRAINING FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The teacher program will give 6 novice teachers of Portuguese the foundational knowledge to design and deliver curriculum and lessons based on the principles of backward design and STARTALK-endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning. The program will be offered via a two-week (80-hours) residential on-site workshop. During the first week, the participants will attend presentations, see models, participate in discussions, and work in hands-on activities. During the second week, the participants will get the opportunity to observe the student program classes, and take part as teaching assistants. Interested participants will attend continuing teacher education offered by CWLP-SAILN on site or online.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 623-2465
    cdeabreu@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 Student/Teacher Combined Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU will offer a four-week (non-residential) Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian STARTALK summer program for 10 heritage students in each camp (total 40) from July 10th to August 4th, 2017. These programs will be available to students in grades 9-12 with at least advanced (oral) and intermediate (reading and writing) levels of proficiency.
    Through a thematic curriculum and content-based instruction, students will learn about the history of their native country. This immersion program will increase students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by at least one sub-level. The program will also enhance students’ cultural competence in their heritage language and culture. While teachers facilitate the classes, students will be active participants who must take ownership of their learning. Through the use of authentic materials, they will conduct research and demonstrate their understanding through in-class discussions, presentations, writing summaries, and developing portfolios.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Teacher)

    2017 STARTALK Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Langauge Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU is offering a 2-week (80 hrs.) residential teacher training program through the STARTALK summer program for returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian.
    During the first week of the program, the teacher participants will attend presentations, participate in discussions, see live models, and work on hands-on group activities to develop knowledge about effective teaching and learning practices. The main focus of the program will be on Content-based Instruction in a Learner-Centered classroom.
    During the second week, the teacher participants will put their gained knowledge into practice. They will prepare teaching materials and teach actual students, multiple times. The participants will receive feedback from the lead teacher, peers, and students on how to improve their instruction.
    At the end of the program, successful participants will earn three graduate-level college units. Interested participants will attend an additional 40 hours of continuing teacher education (onsite/online) offered by SAILN, a wing of the California World Language Project (CWLP) and will become fellows of CWLP. The participants will also learn about the steps that are involved in becoming a credential teacher in the state of California.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco Chinatown Center, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Housed in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mandarin Institute San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Program provides 36 students with a truly authentic, immersive learning environment designed to promote verbal skills and to imbue students with the confidence to use their language skills in real world situations for meaningful communication.

    During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units, mini-excursions into Chinatown and a distance learning component that matches each student with a personalized tutor in China for unrehearsed spontaneous dialogue. Our students go into the community and we bring the community into our program.

    Students register for Immersion grades 6/7 or 8/9 or High school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour program, high school students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit pending their school requirements.

    At the end of the program our students will have the communicative competence and confidence to engage in authentic dialogues with native speakers in real-world situations.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 297-1227
    yking@MandarinInstitute.org
    Program Website

    Chinese American International School (Student)

    CAIS STARTALK 2017 Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The purpose of the CAIS STARTALK Elementary Immersion Program is to provide continuity for retention, enhanced learning, and reinforcement of Chinese language and culture skills to a constituency of San Francisco Unified School District and student who are studying in similar immersion models that would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity. As a result of participating in the summer program, students will be confident of their language capabilities and enjoy learning about Chinese culture in a fun environment. Students who have been identified as struggling during the school year have the chance to reinforce their learning. We are targeting twelve students per grade, 1st to 5th grade inclusive for two three-week sessions for a total of one hundred fifty students and two hundred and ten instructional hours.

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