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    Providence Day School (Student)

    STARTALK: WeChat - Chinese School Edition

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK WeChat: Chinese School Edition is a non-residential 3-week, 90 contact hour Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. Applying students should have less than 2 years studying Mandarin Chinese in formal or informal contexts (including speaking Chinese at home). Students will work in classes with small teacher to student ratios (1:5). The program theme, WeChat, is the most popular Chinese social media application and is used by over a billion people worldwide. Use of this app throughout the program will enable students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways (sharing pictures, instant messaging, posting statuses about what they are doing/how they are feeling, etc.). The program will also include a field trip in which students will enjoy the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! The program will culminate in a shared celebration of student learning open to parents and siblings. Students will design and manage activity stations to show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge--by teaching what they know to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Teacher)

    STARTALK-PDS Chinese Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 6, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a 60 contact hour intensive teacher training designed to meld a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Second Language Acquisition (including the 6 STARTALK Principles for effective language teaching) with a practical hands-on “do & reflect” approach. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers, and have ample opportunities to apply that knowledge both during this 2-week program and (for 8 of the 12 participants) during the 3-week, 90 contact hour student program immediately following the teacher program. Teachers will work collaboratively to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will create, teach, and participate in a variety of whole class, small group, paired and individual activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered language instruction in both the student program to follow and in their yearlong classrooms. Assessment of teacher success will be measured both by the TELL framework during the program, as well as a summative assessment: drafting, workshopping, finalizing and implementing culturally-rich, student-centered STARTALK Learning Plans.

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    HADI-CLASSRoad (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Planning for Engaged Language Learning

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Persian

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 17, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    CLASSRoad’s 2018 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Planning Domain P6 (a and c) criteria, Learning Experience Domain LE2 (a and b) criteria, LE4 (a and b) criteria, building their ability to: 1) use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement, 2) create daily performance objectives that capture student energy and commitment and that move them toward proficiency targets, and 3) provide comprehensible input while using the target language 90% of the time. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples--including video from previous year teacher participants--peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching of remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The four-week program (80 contact hours) will feature three weeks of module-based daily instruction and group work, including online synchronous presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote novice target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be fully delivered online using the CLASSRoad Canvas learning management system and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, which allows for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 845-6149
    letha@hadi.org
    Program Website

    Colby College (Student)

    STARTALK Learning Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Student (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Colby College, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer a 3-week long beginning-level, nonresidential Chinese summer camp in June and July 2018 to 3rd to 5th graders from ages 10-12 in the local Central Maine community. From 9am to 2pm each day, the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. Through a 70 hours long immersion experience in Chinese language and art otherwise unavailable to them, they will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

    Colby College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 22, 2018: Teacher training (Face-to-face)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Teaching (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Colby College, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program is a 5-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in June and July 2018 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 2-week long residential, culture-rich, content-based pedagogical training for preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a 3-week long beginning-level Chinese summer camp to students from ages 10-12. During the first two weeks, the teacher participants will learn the basics of teaching Chinese as second language through hands-on experiences and will be guided to create lesson plans for the Chinese summer camp using the Backward Design and Content-Based Instruction approach. During the Chinese language camp of the third to the fifth weeks of the combination program, the teacher participants will implement their lesson plans and the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 168 hour training whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kimberly.besio@colby.edu

    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

    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

    Seattle Public Schools (Teacher)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 30, 2018 – August 17, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Pacific Lutheran University & Seattle Public Schools., Tacoma, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program will offer a four-credit continuing education world language methods course, with a focus on differentiation, working with special needs students, and connecting to STEAM content areas, for 10 Chinese and 5 Korean speakers. This three-week summer intensive course awards 4 credits of continuing education that can be applied to PLU’s alternative routes to full teacher certification program with a World Language Endorsement in Chinese or Korean. During the second and third week of the course, teachers will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during a summer language camp for high school heritage and intermediate second languages learners.

    Contact(s)
    (253) 906-9173
    hassenjk@plu.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

    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK 2018 Teacher Program (Chinese)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018: Coursepack (Online)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018: On campus (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve four goals (STOP): 1) to appreciate STARTALK-endorsed principles, 2) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 3) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 4) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

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

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