Find a Summer Program

All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These programs are listed below. Please check back for information on program dates early next year.

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    FARGO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Chinese Teacher Retreat is a three-week (July 6-24), 120-hour teacher program, with an emphasis on integrating culture and implementing technology into language teaching toward proficiency, for sixteen teachers of Chinese of either novice or intermediate level. The first week (July 6-10) will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks (July 13 – 24) will be face-to-face, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. During the second week participants will interact with instructors and each other, receive MOPI training, delve into cultural identity, explore technology tools, practice peer teaching and visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu. The third week, participants will teach a cultural activity, develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experiences and spend the day in the student program, which is essentially a teaching lab, practicing their new techniques in micro-teaching experiences and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Planning, Learning Tools and The Learning Experience, collecting their evidence in an online portfolio. Breakfast and lunch are provided Monday through Friday and travel allowances are available. Participants will live on campus, attend sessions and teach in the student program in state-of-the-art facilities at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. https://www.concordiacollege.edu/about/fargo-moorhead/

    Contact(s)
    (701) 793-2555
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Colby College (Student Program)

    Learning Chinese Through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Colby College, , ME
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week long (90 total hours) summer camp will engage up to 36 beginning-level third to fifth graders in the local Central Maine community. Held during July 2020, it will promote Chinese language learning through a wide variety of active and innovative art-related instructional activities. Students will develop initial understandings about, interests in, and awareness of Chinese arts, culture, and language. They will learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about themselves, their families and friends, personal likes / preferences, and art-related activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kabesio@colby.edu
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Student Program)

    Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space,” aims to enroll 20 high school and early college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive STEM-based language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. The program intends to increase students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. For the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and extended linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn five University of Washington credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete language proficiency assessments that high school students may use to earn up to four high school competency-based credits, and qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy. All students also receive placement results for the future study of Russian at the UW.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    --Please Select-- (Student Program)

    New Language, New Friends!

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Lewis University Startalk Program, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    28 rising high school 10-12 graders and Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and juniors with no prior knowledge of Russian will participate in Lewis University Summer StarTalk Program 2020. The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment and will offer its students a variety of engaging, student- centered activities under the umbrella theme “New language, new friends”. By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice Mid/Novice high) functional ability in Russian and Arabic. The program will run for four weeks from June 15th and July 10th 2020, Monday through Friday and will provide 95 hours of instruction. Students will be given an opportunity to continue taking target languages in our regular academic program in the fall 2020

    Contact(s)
    (815) 230-4958
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    Indus Arts Council (Student Program)

    IACs StarTalk Urdu Summer Camp 2020

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our main objective is to bring Urdu language literacy in American students over 15 days during 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)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Lakeside Middle School, Cumming, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Balvihar Hindi School Atlanta (VHPA) program 2020 (June 4th -20th) will invite 75 middle and high school students’ applications from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds. 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 be based on five C’s to help students in developing proficiency in three modes of communication. Lesson plans will be developed keeping 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.

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

    Ball State University (Student Program)

    Ball State University STARTALK 2020 Summer

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation, Ball State University, Fishers, IN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The StarTalk program at Ball State University is planning to recruit 20 high school students (Grade 9-12) with no or little previous learning experience to participate in our 4-week intensive summer program. The program runs from July 6 to July 31, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 120 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language and culture in a meaningful way through the theme “Visiting a Chinese Family,” which allows students to visit a Chinese family either in the community or in China through the Internet. Through these interactions and the utilization of the carefully designed materials in classroom, students will engage in student-centered, communication-oriented learning experience and hands-on activities in the target language. Upon completing the program, the learners will reach the Novice-Mid/High proficiency level by the ACTFL standards.

    Contact(s)
    (765) 285-8236 ext 41251
    lli5@bsu.edu

    American Chinese Academy (Student Program)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2020 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home will provide 65 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 22, 2020 to July 9, 2020; field trip, July 10, 2020) and additional 20 hours in an extension program in fall 2020, a total of 121 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

    Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Student Program)

    CFISD STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    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

    New York University (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    Teacher Training Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This online/on-site teacher training summer institute emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants develop engaging tasks in the three modes of communication in real-life and meaningful contexts with backwards design. They design and demo- or micro-teach lessons with focus on learner proficiency and background, use of the target language and making it comprehensible, and based on the use of authentic materials. Participants demonstrate their abilities through four key assessments: a) peer-teaching of a 'food' activity (less experienced) or lesson (more experienced), b) authentic material based interpretive task, c) an in-person micro-teaching lesson and d) a presentation of three connected lessons (for less experienced) or a thematic unit (for more experienced) through 'gallery walk'. Teachers are trained to apply and demonstrate their knowledge of the standards, specifically the communication and culture standards, effective instructional strategies, comprehensive input and authentic materials to their diverse teaching settings for Hindi/Urdu and Arabic. STARTALK@NYU recruits 21 school, heritage school or college teachers. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency with limited formal training. Our curriculum is designed to be interactive and hands-on even during the online portion. We model instructional techniques, so that participants experience the methods and approaches that they need to implement in their own micro-teaching and teaching after the program.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 998-8872
    james.ryan@nyu.edu
    Program Website

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