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    Sam Houston State University (Student Program)

    STARTALK Arabic Program at Sam Houston State U

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – June 26, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Arabic student program at Sam Houston State University aims to reach 30 high school and college students through 90 instructional hours over three weeks in June 2020. Through an integrated dynamic approach to language learning, the program intends to expose rural students of East Texas to Arabic language and culture, for most, likely their first interactions. “Let us set up an Arabic Festival” the theme for the program, will result in a mock festival where students will showcase their newly acquired skills, such as calligraphy, speaking, playing percussion with Derbakke, and performing Dabke. At end of the program, as a result of highly intensive interaction with the target language and culture, students will have achieved ACTFL standard of novice mid to novice high proficiency in Arabic language and culture and be able to interact with native speakers at a survival level.

    Contact(s)
    (936) 294-3894
    sxz015@shsu.edu

    Indus Arts Council (Student Program)

    IACs StarTalk Urdu Summer Camp 2020

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – June 26, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    Our main objective is to bring Urdu language literacy in American students over 15 days during the summer of 2020.
    We are planning to work with K to 8th-grade novice and intermediate-level students during our 2020 program.
    Camp is based on 90 hours full of instruction and fun activities to make language teaching easy and inspiration for life long learning.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 777-1007
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Balvihar Hindi School Atlanta (VHPA) (Student Program)

    Startalk Balvihar Hindi Language Summar Camp 2020

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2020 – June 20, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    This blended 96-hour camp (total 15 days program with 12 days face to face and three days of pre-camp 2-hour online segment) with two-weekend breaks will target 75 middle and high school students and will be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping the main focus on culture besides the target language and will be posted on www.balvihar.org for Startalk reference and community. The program will be centered on learners and full attention will be paid to individual needs. Best practices in instruction and assessment will be implemented. We will use differentiating tasks to address different levels (novice, intermediate, and advance) of proficiency in aural and literacy skills.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 962-2669
    msrtiwari@gmail.com
    Program Website

    CFISD (Student Program)

    CFISD STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2020 – July 14, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The CFISD STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a three and a half week (90 instructional hours) Chinese Immersion program for forty students in grades 3-5, who have little to no knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. The program aims to stimulate curiosity in the community about the Chinese language and culture and build learner’s interest in continuing their language study in middle school or high school. Under the theme 2020: Let’s Go Somewhere! students will virtually explore China while reading a story about a young person’s travel, exploring two or three Chinese cities. Students will learn about the geography of China, the modes of transportation, the weather, interesting sites and monuments, family members, and important holidays and cultural events such as the Peking Opera. By the end of the program, at least 90% of the students will reach a least a “novice-mid” proficiency level in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL 2012 Proficiency Guidelines.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 517-6001
    jennifer.klaus@cfisd.net
    Program Website

    OneWorld Now (Student Program)

    OneWorld Now STARTALK Language and Leadership Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young Americans have access to transformative international education. Through our year-round, Seattle-based Global Leadership Program, we integrate critical language learning, leadership training, and study abroad scholarships for underserved high school students. Thanks to STARTALK, OWN has offered a three-week Arabic, Chinese, and Korean summer program for each of the last eleven years, with follow-on language classes available through the OWN academic year program. In our twelfth year offering the STARTALK summer immersion program, we again propose to hold a three-week-long, non-residential Arabic, Chinese, and Korean language immersion program for non-heritage high school students in Seattle, with a focus on low-income high school youth of color. The program includes 15 six-hour days, for a total of 90 contact hours. The desired outcome of the STARTALK-OWN Summer Language Camp will be to introduce 51 students to Arabic, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to motivate them to continue their language and cultural studies.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 223-7703
    sarah@oneworldnow.org
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student Program)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    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, field trips, 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 middle to high school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice High to Intermediate Mid ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon
    successful completion of the 90-hour High School program, students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit. 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

    Oxford College at Emory University (Student Program)

    Let's Explore Moroccan Food

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2020 – July 31, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the necessary linguistic and cultural skills to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit about 24 students to participate in this intensive Arabic program. Our participants will be high school and college students (grades 9-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-High by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct approximately 94 instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from July 8th to July 31st, 2020.

    Contact(s)
    (770) 784-4768 ext 44768
    anouar.el.younssi@emory.edu

    Portland Public Schools (Student Program)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2020 – July 3, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a two-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 100 K-5 students of Chinese and 40 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs. The Academies provide 48 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Sharing the Planet with Animals.” Student outcomes target a one proficiency sublevel gain, from Novice Mid to Novice High or Intermediate Low and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. As part of a practicum STARTALK program, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-3612
    ldai@pps.net

    Portland Public Schools (Practicum Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Summer Bridging Academies in Portland

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2020 – July 3, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Practicum Program offers eleven K-5 Chinese and Russian dual language immersion teachers the ideal opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the STARTALK principles and TELL criteria in order to bridge pedagogical theory, best practices, and real world application. Participants will move directly to implementing these learnings from the teacher training week into the student program portion. Over 50 hours of training, reflection, and evaluation and 48 hours of actual integrated content and language instruction, participants gain critical professional knowledge and skills in immersion pedagogy while collectively building a professional culture of continuous improvement anchored in a data driven learning cycle. Current teachers can earn continuing education credits toward licensure renewal if desired.

    Contact(s)
    (503) 916-3612
    ldai@pps.net

    Stanford University (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • July 17, 2020 – July 22, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    This six-day 40-hour program is designed for 15 teachers of multiple languages who have had successful STARTALK experiences and who have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying these concepts into effective classroom practices and who are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community.
    A sub-set of returning participants will be invited to participate and increase their leadership skills by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating for the first time.
    All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies and at the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity.
    They will apply knowledge gained from presentations and numerous activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations, consensus building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout.
    As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9618
    smearns@stanford.edu

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