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    University of Southern California (Student)

    USC Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – July 12, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our Startalk program offers a five-week Chinese summer intensive program for highly motivated college-bound high school students with no prior background in Chinese. This program will have 20 to 25 students recruited by TRiO Upward Bound Program and Los Angeles Unified School District. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid to Novice High on the ACTFL OPI scale. Our program will have a total of 80 hours of instruction, tutorial, guided homework, and extracurricular activities Monday to Friday from 1:30pm-4:30pm (tutorial Sunday to Wednesday from 7:00pm-7:30pm.) The program theme “In Search of My Future” allows students to learn Mandarin in a standards-based curriculum with relevance to their future identities and is designed using authentic materials to improve students’ communication skills significantly by providing a linguistically and culturally enriched learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (213) 740-8042
    usc.startalk.chinese@gmail.com

    University of Wyoming (Student)

    Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp: Arabian Nights

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2018 – August 11, 2018
    Location(s)
    • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp for 2018 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. 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

    Bayan Claremont (Student)

    STARTALK Legacy of Arabic Literary Culture

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – August 9, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our fully online Arabic program for high school and college students targets the novice mid and novice high proficiency levels and will consist of daily synchronous and asynchronous language learning experiences (Mon-Thurs). We aim to enroll up to 38 students, providing a total of 100 hours of instruction over five weeks of online language study. The theme of our updated program is classical Arabic literary heritage. By the end of our program, students will know about genres of Arabic literature, famous persons, interesting locales, and will be able to talk with others about cultural exchange and influence, and will have enhanced their abilities in the modes of communication as a foundation for further intermediate level study. They will be able to present information on historical eras and figures, stories from Arab culture, and aspects of daily life that have changed and/or remained the same.

    Contact(s)
    (909) 962-6760
    mshaikh@bayanclaremont.org
    Program Website

    Young Scholars of Mckeesport CS (Student)

    Startalk YSMCS Turkish Language Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YSMCS Turkish Language Summer Program, Baldwin Township, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We will have two locations for the program and will use Baldwin location for this year program. This location is Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School (YSWPCS). We are going to enroll 40 students in the program. They will be 20 students in 3-5 grades and 20 students in 6-8 grades. There will be one program director, one instructional leader, one consultant, four teachers, four teacher aides and one IT Manager will be working for this program. The program will be for 15 days and 5 hours instruction will be provided for each day. Teachers and teacher aides will be provided a lot of support by the director, instructional leader, and consultant. Our already diverse student population, a comprehensive marketing plan, and our research-based model of education will guarantee ample enrollment and diversity of participants to the program. Our School Board is already committed to teaching world languages and support for the growth of language teaching programs similar to STARTALK Language Program.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 673-7300 ext 102
    toprak@ysmcs.org
    Program Website

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte - Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2018 – August 10, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Now in it’s 10th year, the STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese is a three-week, 95 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 7th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 23th to August 10th with lunch and snack provided. Student-centered learning will occur in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies that will prepare students to engage in meaningful intercultural communication centered around our theme of "Holidays and Celebrations." Students will develop proficiency from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation needed to participate in optional but highly recommended community activities after the face-to-face program, which they will the discuss with their Skype partners in China. 60 students will be admitted in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate college credit (4 hours) is granted upon successful completion of the face-to-face segment.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 688-2836
    debelle@queens.edu

    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Student Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to novice low and mid learners. Each day four hours or less of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. 1:2 format which was added about three years is our highlight. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 808-6515
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Texas A&M University (Student)

    STARTALK: A Virtual Trip to East Asia

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 20-day, 80-instructional-hour summer program aims to increase the awareness and interest in Chinese and Korean languages and cultures among the community. The program will also serve as a springboard for the establishment of two-way immersion programs in collaboration with the school district in the next few years. A total of 45 second and third grade non-heritage language learners with no prior experience in Chinese or Korean will be recruited: 30 for the Chinese program and 15 for the Korean program. By the end of the summer program, students are expected to achieve a novice-low level of reading and writing and a novice-mid level of listening and speaking in the target language. They are also expected to develop a sustained interest in the target languages and cultures, continuing their learning in the online program from July to August and in the after-school programs during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (979) 845-8384
    k12.foreignlanguages.tamu@gmail.com

    Bryant University (Student)

    Bryant 2018 STARTALK Chinese Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant 2018 STARTALK Chinese Student Program, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This two-week STARTALK Student Program (from July 12 to July 25) plans to recruit 45 middle school and high school students from Grades 6 to 12 in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Students will attend six-hours (9:00am-3:00pm) daily activities consisting of three hours of language classes, two hours of cultural workshops, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 60 contact hours during 10 days. Students will be taught by STARTALK trained experienced Chinese teachers utilizing the most effective language instruction principles. The theme-based curricula are aligned with the National Standards of Foreign Language Education. The program will be held in classrooms equipped with the state of the art technology on Bryant campus. Based on a pre-program language proficiency evaluation, students will be placed into classes in three proficiency levels: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate. A field trip to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Chinese grocery store with the authentic Chinese lunch is scheduled during the program. No previous language learning experience is required.

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6883
    kxie@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Asia Institute-Crane House (Student)

    STARTALK: AICH Chinese Language Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Asia Institute-Crane House, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who range from having very little or no experience to being proficient with Mandarin.

    During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of six hours of instruction for a total of 60 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    There will be an additional 16 hours of online follow-up classes in the Fall.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 243-7772
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    University of Wisconsin-Madison (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – August 4, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Location not provided, 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 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 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. PSI participants will be 30 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) 262-3498
    dmbethea@wisc.edu
    Program Website

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