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    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

    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

    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

    Fayette County Public Schools (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2019

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fayette County Public School District’s 2019 STARTALK Chinese Summer Program will provide 55 instructional hours via a 2-week summer program for 110 district students (rising grades 1 – 6) who are currently studying Chinese language in district schools as well as native/heritage speakers in those grades and schools. Expected outcomes for our novice-mid through intermediate-low learners include 1) students will sustain and/or improve their language proficiency levels (novice – intermediate); 2) students will increase their intercultural communication including knowledge of and experience with Chinese culture; and 3) student experiences will provide valuable PR and help retain students as they move on to middle school language studies while also building interest among other students to participate in school-year Chinese classes and future STARTALK programs. The program will result in an increase in the number of students studying Chinese throughout the secondary grades and eventually at the postsecondary level, strengthening the K – 16 pipeline, while also helping to increase the number of district programs. Participating students will develop an expanded world view and appreciation for other cultures and meeting the district’s mission of creating a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society. The program will also engage parents in actively supporting the district’s Chinese language program, which may play a critical role in the district continuing to fund the offering of Chinese in future years.

    Contact(s)
    (859) 381-4749
    laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    West Windsor Plainsboro School District (Student)

    Hindi Urdu Immersion Program Grades (3-5)

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • West Windsor Plainsboro Regional School District., West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 8 till July 26, 2019. The
    program will enroll 50 students for Hindi and Urdu language, 25 for Hindi and 25 for the Urdu language whose
    proficiency will vary from Novice to Intermediate. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00pm
    for three weeks onsite. A post-program component in terms of onsite classes for Hindi and Urdu languages in the school district will be provided for our students. The theme of the program is " Let's Go Somewhere". The curriculum follows the backward design model and at the completion of the three-week program, students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Intermediate range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students(1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 712-1241
    purimamta12@gmail.com

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Silk Road will be the theme of our 2019 three-week, 120 hours student program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-high at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2019, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-eleven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student’s proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS’s STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    Turkish Cultural Center Boston (Student)

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Turkish Cultural Center MA, Revere, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 33 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 2 through 6. The target Turkish proficiency levels of the students are intermediate mid and intermediate high. The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time in a well-structured classroom environment in 3 weeks in July 2019. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances

    Contact(s)
    (617) 779-8222
    o.turan@tccma.org
    Program Website

    YingHua International School (Student)

    YHIS-STARTALK 2019 STUDENT PROGRAM

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The YingHua-Startalk Student Program will fully engaged 48 rising 3rd to 9th grade students in Mandarin Chinese language & Chinese culture in a fun, practical and real-life environment. Students may come from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds & various Chinese proficiency levels ranging from beginner level to Intermediate High. This 4-week program includes 1-week online learning + 3-week face-to-face summer program with 2 field trips to authentic Chinese environment to get a chance of practicing what they learned. 3-weeks of face-to-face instruction are standards-aligned, science-oriented, culturally-enriching, and fully-immersed with theme based learning opportunities. Beyond the Program, student participants can choose to remain engaged with the vibrant learning community that is YingHua International School through our Full time enrollment, Afternoon Education Programs and/or Summer Camp. Participants have to be fully committed to completing the whole program which include sustaining Chinese learning after the summer program to maximize the learning experience.

    2019 Theme: Exploration Then and Now

    Contact(s)
    (609) 285-5831
    MICHELLE.TAN@YHIS.ORG

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 14, 2019 – July 5, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week program will engage 120 mostly heritage speakers of Portuguese, in grade one through grade eight, in 75 hours of age-and-stage appropriate language instruction around the theme "A trip through Three Portuguese-Speaking Regions: Portugal, Brazil and the Azores Islands". Student proficiency levels will range from Novice to Intermediate. The expected outcomes will be that all students 1) increase Portuguese proficiency levels by at least one level, 2) increase Portuguese cultural awareness, appreciation and knowledge, 3) increase interest in other Portuguese language learning programs throughout the school year within educational institutions and the community.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 667-1082
    lorij@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Northeastern Illinois University (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: SAMI

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    NEIU's STARTALK 2019: Success and Access through Multilingualism Initiative (SAMI) plans to offer a summer Arabic language learning program to 30 K-3 (age 5-9 years) heritage and non-heritage learners who will be linguistically, ethnically, religiously, racially and socioeconomically diverse. The focus will be on students from underserved communities who have minimal access to second language learning programs inside or outside of school. The program will run from the 1st to the 31st of July 2019, for approximately 105 hours over the course of five weeks. Through STEAM-based curriculum, students will participate in language and culture classes infused in meaningful content of life of animals lives in their communities. The instruction will not only provide them with novice-mid Arabic proficiency, but also equip them with foundational skills for learning such as critical thinking, inquiry, and exploration. Targeted outcomes for these learners are an elementary awareness of the culture(s) associated with the language, an enthusiasm for learning the language as well as the ability to 1) introduce and describe themselves, 2) name and describe animals, animal environments, and distinguishing features/characteristics, and 3) express their dis/likes, desires, and needs (as well as those of animals) in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 442-5873
    j-ntihirageza@neiu.edu
    Program Website

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