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    Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc. (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rosemont Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders with no or little previous experience with Chinese in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 24-July 12, 2019, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 254-1238
    cheala@aol.com
    Program Website

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc. (Student)

    YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Gwyn-Nor Elementary School, North Wales, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, in partnership with North Penn School District, will conduct its seventh YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2019, from June 24-July 12, to teach Hindi to 40 K-8 students during 105 instructional hours. We will develop three levels of curricula for two Novice and one Intermediate ranges of ACTFL proficiency guidelines under the overarching overarching theme, 'My virtual trip to India', divided into three sub-themes of 'things to see, do and eat' in the four destinations of North, South, East and West, of India. We will select an entirely new set of authentic audio-visual materials and develop related performance and literacy activities for our participants, many of whom are likely to be returning students. By end of the units Novice learners will be able to do basic tasks, such as, identifying characters and events and presenting in culturally appropriate manner while Intermediate students will pair and share, compare and contrast information with their own experiences and ideas in USA. Our students will virtually interact with their counterparts at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, an IB school in Mumbai, India, once a week to encourage partner work, create a sense of community and foster friendships and will be conducted to a day long field trip to connect with the community. A structured post-program follow up plan will be implemented to help students sustain and improve their skills.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    aojha2008@gmail.com
    Program Website

    VMI (Student)

    Exploring the Madina: a STARTALK Arabic Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Exploring the Madina STARTALK program engages students across communicative modes in intercultural contexts. These competencies are respectively honed in the social spheres of the home, university, coffeeshop, and marketplace classrooms; all of which comprise daily life in the madina ‘city’. Successful completers will be able to demonstrate level appropriate (ACTFL novice) proficiency, such as reading authentic simple ads and menus, and writing short autobiographies. They showcase proficiency at the end of the program by undergoing individual interviews based on Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) benchmarks, composing menus and performing unscripted skits in Arabic that are centered around the coffeehouse, a place that represents a unique social and cultural hub in Arabic speaking societies. Approximately 20 students with little knowledge of Arabic reach the novice level over the course of 4 weeks (95 instruction hours).

    Contact(s)
    (760) 239-1188
    schroepferjw@vmi.edu
    Program Website

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    IACs StarTalk Urdu Summer Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We typically receive upwards of 100 or 150 student requests for every StarTalk program due to our regular year long weekend Urdu classes, and Indus Arts Council's promotion of Pakistani arts, culture and languages in Houston and beyond.
    We have settled on a target number of 50 students as a reasonable goal, given our desire is to have a large enough program to demonstrate that there is a significant demand for Urdu in our area and formally pursuing Urdu instruction collectively is a worthwhile and attainable goal.
    The proficiency level for our students is Novice mid to Intermediate low. The program is 3 weeks long with 90 instructional hours.
    Currently with four instructors and four junior instructors, we will be able to offer four sections of Urdu instruction in which the average class size will be 12 to 13 students and the teacher-to student ratio (including junior instructors, who will be actively involved in instruction) will be approximately 1 to 6.
    This class size will offer students a quality learning experience and the potential to develop a sense of community and belonging with their peers. Participants will also take part in theater (performed in Urdu) and take part in music/songs in Urdu to a live audience.

    Contact(s)
    (800) 959-5204
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Colby College (Student)

    Learning Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Colby, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer a three-week long beginning-level, nonresidential Chinese summer camp in July 2019 to 3rd to 5th graders (ages 10-12) in the Central Maine community. From 9:00AM to 3:00PM each day, student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. Through a 90-hours long immersion experience in Chinese language and art otherwise unavailable to them, they will gain an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture; they will learn to use basic Chinese to communicate both personal information and traditional stories from Chinese culture.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 450-7465
    kabesio@colby.edu

    Los Angeles Unified School District (Student)

    Startalk: Whatsapp, let's connect !!

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 16, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools to students at Arabic levels I and Heritage Speakers, grades 9th through 12th. The program will offer 45 students at the two locations the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to face and 15 hours on line instruction) asynchronous learning model enhanced through culture, technology, and social media. The intended duration of the program for 2019 Summer is from June 24, 2019 to July 17th , 2019. The goal of the program is to increase oral and written proficiency by one sub-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scales (Arabic I NM-NH, Heritage IM-IH). We anticipate that approximately 95% of our Level I, and Heritage Students will continue in our 2019- 2020 academic year to increase enrollment in the Arabic programs offered at the two high schools at LAUSD.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 626-2639
    yxm9573@lausd.net
    Program Website

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Student)

    Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 18, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for immersive language and culture learning to students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for each of the two novice language strands: Chinese and Russian. Up to 15 students from each language from last summer’s program will participate in advanced classes. The program will be held from June 24 to July 18, 2019, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 62 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Student)

    KU STARTALK Swahili Academy

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The University of Kansas STARTALK Swahili Academy is an intensive program that will welcome 20 non-heritage learners in grades 7–12 to study and explore the cultures of the Swahili–speaking world for 120 instructional-hours over the course of four weeks. By the end of the program learners will be expected to advance their Swahili language proficiency to at least novice high, or intermediate low proficiency levels, according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks, and high school level participants will earn five semester hours of college credit. Classroom implementation of the curriculum and learning plans will integrate language, culture, and content based on the World Readiness Standard of Learning Languages, backward curriculum design, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning. Throughout the program learners will be evaluated using integrated performance-based assessment, and they will have opportunities to explore the rich Swahili culture through activities such as cooking lessons, culture presentations, and field trips. They will be taught by native speakers who have experience teaching in the United States and are knowledgeable about the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, Oral Proficiency Interview, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (785) 864-3832
    wawireb@ku.edu

    ESHA (Student)

    ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program aims to enroll 75-80 heritage and non-heritage students ascending to grades 3 to 8 (ages 8-14) in Novice and Intermediate levels of proficiency in Hindi. The program theme is ‘Soorya Namaskar’ and integrates culture and STEM as a context for learning the language for everyday use. The three week program is spread over 105 instructional hours distributed between language instruction and theme specific activities like yoga, music, skype sessions with students in India, field trip, community supported mela/bazaar, media lab, and Problem Based Learning to practice, reuse, apply and transfer language in all communication modes and settings. The program is held using 12 classrooms in a spacious, air-conditioned, public school that provides an excellent learning environment. Our goal is to improve the communication and literacy skills for every student by one to two sub-levels and to enable them to apply the language in real life scenarios with student-centered learning activities using differentiated strategies and assessment tasks for different levels of language skills that support multiple learning styles to make the program enjoyable and beneficial to all students.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 491-3286
    harshrenu@gmail.com
    Program Website

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2019 – June 27, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise students' awareness of Chinese culture, stimulate their interest in learning the Chinese language, and lead them to reach the Chinese proficiency at the level of novice mid. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students with no Chinese language background, ranging from 1st to 5th graders. Returning students from Neff Elementary are welcome to attend. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com

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