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    American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Inc. (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 25, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Discover Russian is a four-week introductory course in Russian language and culture that will be offered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) to 30 rising 6th-12th graders at TJHSST’s campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. The program fosters interest in Russian language and culture among students with and without access to Russian programs in their schools and/or communities by offering two class levels that differentiate from Novice-Mid for those new to Russian through Intermediate Low for those with prior Russian language experience. Although placement will be determined by language proficiency and not age, additional differentiation will occur to accommodate students’ varying rates of learning and levels of maturity. Classes will meet six and a half hours each day for 18 days, for a total of 120 hours of immersion instruction. Participants in Level One will reach Novice-Mid level proficiency by the program’s end, while those in Level Two will attain Novice-High.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 955-9228
    ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

    Appalachian State University (Student)

    APPSTATE-STARTALK Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Appalachian State University (App State), located in Boone, North Carolina, will offer a three-week, residential, intensive student program from July 8 to July 26, 2019. The culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program is designed for 20 rising 9th-12th-grade students with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese from the high schools in the High Country of North Carolina. Focusing on the theme of “The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom,” the program will offer a total of 253 contact hours in structured language learning. Upon the completion of the program, students will reach “Novice Low/Mid” proficiency in all modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational).

    Contact(s)
    (828) 262-6649
    tux@appstate.edu

    Fairfax County Public Schools (Student)

    The Fairfax Academy Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 1, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fairfax Academy at Fairfax High School will offer three summer classes in Korean (2 level 1 and 1 level 2) to 45 high school students for four weeks from July 8th, 2019 to August 1st, 2019. Students will graduate from the program with a proficiency level of Novice-Mid to Intermediate-Low and with an increased understanding of the Korean culture and region. Through an immersion experience, students will build their Korean language skills and explore the connection between language and culture by participating in fun, hands-on activities such as calligraphy, Taekwondo, Korean fan dance, drums, food, and a field trip.

    The program also aims to recruit students to continue their language learning at Fairfax Academy during the school year. In addition, students will learn about career opportunities requiring proficiency in critical languages and where they can pursue these studies in higher education institutions through various scholarships. Finally, the program will encourage ongoing dialogue and awareness on Korean language and culture among students during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 219-4063
    charb@fcps.edu
    Program Website

    University of Wyoming (Student)

    Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp: Arabian Nights

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp for 2019 will enthrall Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain front range high school and junior college students with visions and experiences of Arabian Nights. The same kind of intrigue and mystique surrounding the popular tales will take on a modern spin by whisking students through contemporary experiences of evening and night activities in various countries in the Middle East around which are structured valuable language learning experiences rich with culture and anecdotal information that will necessarily reinforce language acquisition over the course of three weeks for a total of 162 contact instructional hours. We will provide opportunities for 24 students to explore the rich culture of the Middle East as experienced through cultural engagements by equipping these students with the necessary vocabulary and conversational skills to navigate successfully through various simulations recreating cultural experiences. Students will reach the Novice-Mid level of proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (307) 766-3019
    shawnb@uwyo.edu

    Pushkin Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 16, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 5-week program in Russian. PSI offers 20-25 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations and advances students’ intercultural competence. PSI participants will be 24 rising juniors and seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Latino and/or African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL); we will also recruit from among economically disadvantaged minority students at Friends School (Baltimore). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Mid to Novice High (in speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (in reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; the PSI Abroad in Latvia, our NSLI-Y project, allows PSI alumni to study in a six-week Russian-language immersion program in the summer after their STARTALK experience.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-6764
    dmbethea@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    HEB ISD (Student)

    STARTALK : Building a Legacy

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s “STARTALK: Building a Legacy” language academy will provide three weeks / 90 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi to rising sixth and seventh graders for novice level, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students, as well as exposure to all three languages and cultures. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi is 50 students per language, comprising 30 novice sixth and seventh graders and 20 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect rising sixth and seventh-grade students to achieve novice low-to-mid level oral proficiency in their language of choice and upper grades students to achieve intermediate low-to-mid level. We anticipate that approximately 90% of our seventh-grade students will continue in the language course in the fall in our district. For intermediate students, we expect their scores on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice and cultural experience.

    Contact(s)
    (469) 734-6027
    qingli@hebisd.edu

    HINDI SANGAM FOUNDATION (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 8, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK HINDI 2019 is a 3 week, 105 instructional hours immersion program targeting 40 rising six to Ninth graders in Franklin, New Jersey, who will be recruited through an online application process and placed in four classes of Novice and Intermediate levels. We will improve their speaking, reading and writing proficiency in Hindi using curricula and learning plans for two levels, Novice and Intermediate, based on the backward design principles, using carefully selected traditional and contemporary cultural stories from India in order to engage learners in experiencing and exploring the world around them under the overarching theme, 'StoryTelling’, divided into three sub-themes: Personal, Traditional, and Contemporary inspirational stories. By end of the units, students will not only learn new terms and expressions about people, places, animals and birds, but also interpret the theme and messages out of the stories while reconstructing their own narratives. Various forms of traditional storytelling such as puppetry and street performances, that take place during festivals and events in India, will be used for rich learning experiences. A day long field trip will be organized to provide students opportunities for interactions with native speakers on familiar and unfamiliar topics and on the final day of the program they will present their stories at a ‘Story Festival’ to reflect their language skills in the presence of parents and guests.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    hindiconferencenyc2014@gmail.com
    Program Website

    UCF (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West.

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida-UCF Global, Orlando, FL
    • STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West., Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "STARTALK: Where East Meets West" focusing on Russian/Arabic language and cultural understanding in the professional world for future youth leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia/Arab World by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian/Arabic language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary youth leadership festivals and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian/Arabic youth culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of sixty participants. The participants will be divided into four groups of Novice Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia" as well as developing Arabic resources.

    Contact(s)
    (407) 823-2472
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville Campus, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    14 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 2019. 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 “Meeting Russia and Russians”. 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. The program will run for four weeks from June 17th and July 12th 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5544
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (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 13 day program, students will participate in seven 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 middle school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate Low 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 depending on their school. 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

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