STARTALK Summer Programs

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    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Student)

    YHIS-STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YingHua Startalk Student Program is a Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture program good for 36 incoming 3rd to 9th grade students, with diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds and various Chinese proficiency levels ranging from Novice Low to Intermediate mid. Student participants will be actively engaged in 3 weeks of face-to-face, standards-aligned, science-oriented, culturally-enriching, and fully-immersed and theme-based learning opportunities, followed by 8 weeks of twice-weekly meetings after school, and 4 months of online learning. Beyond the Program, student participants can choose to remain engaged with the vibrant learning community from YingHua International School. Special marketing attention will be focused on the underprivileged areas such as Franklin Park, Somerset, NJ, to ensure that students who have not been exposed to Chinese learning, who are outside of community-based weekend language schools and well-funded high school language programs, are able to benefit from the Startalk program. Strong pedagogical leadership, well-crafted curricular design, the expertise and experience of teachers, together with a low student-teacher ratio, will guarantee the high quality of YingHua Startalk Student Program.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    MICHELLE.TAN@YHIS.ORG
    Program Website

    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Teacher)

    YHIS-STARTALK Chinese Immersion Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 20, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YingHua STARTALK Teacher Program is an intensive 12-day training program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Mandarin Chinese. Participating teachers of varying levels of expertise, experience, and preparedness, learn to incorporate World-Readiness standards, immersion and inquiry-based learning principles in their teaching, and continue to advance their understanding of Startalk-endorsed principles and techniques. The key components of the program involve two types of learning: direct teaching by highly-qualified instructors known for their expertise in the field of world language education, and hands-on teaching and re-teaching experience in close collaboration with the YingHua Startalk Student Program. Participants will design and deliver lessons first to peers and then to real-world students, receiving immediate feedback from peers and instructors on their lessons, which they will then revise and re-teach with higher quality. This focus on the reflection and refinement process will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills they can implement in their classrooms in the real world immediately or as soon as the fall.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    michelle.tan@yhis.org