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    VMIRL (Student)

    Opening and Running a Moroccan Restaurant

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 or 22 students to participate in this intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our participants will be high school seniors and college students (grades 12-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-High by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct about 94 instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 25th to July 19th, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 464-7965 ext 7965
    elyounssia@vmi.edu

    Washington County School District (WCSD) (Student)

    WCSD Chinese Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 15, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Lava Ridge Intermediate School, Santa Clara, UT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Washington County School District (WCSD) Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 40 rising 6th and 7th graders from eight WCSD schools to join together for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The program will include 2 classrooms of 20 students each meeting daily for 60 hours, 6 hours per day, and online for an additional 30 hours exploring Beijing and Beyond where students will explore peer experiences in major cities in China. WCSD students will engage with students from China, via electronic communication, as topics are explored and activities include group presentations and informative oral and written assignments. After participating in the camp, students will be able to engage in Intermediate Mid discourse regarding life of a teen in China through the sub-themes of social economic diversity, cultural awareness, and environmental protection.

    Contact(s)
    (435) 986-5183
    marybeth.fuller@washk12.org
    Program Website

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian and Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kent State Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Mandarin Chinese and Russian Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Mandarin Chinese and Russian Academy will serve two cohorts of 10 new learners of Mandarin Chinese and Russian, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 235 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of the Mandarin Chinese and Russian language.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 672-1813
    bbaer@kent.edu
    Program Website

    Western Michigan University (Student)

    Michigan STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: Onsite Learning (Face-to-face)
    • July 27, 2018 – August 3, 2018: Online Learning (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The MSCSA employs a 4-week blended program aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grade 6-12. The 3-week face-to-face program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9 to July 27, 2018, at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo with the subsequent one-week (July 30-August 3) online program requiring students to devote at least two hours daily in learning the language. A total of 115 hours of instructional time will be provided to participants in this program. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency at least to novice-mid, novice-high, and Intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. The student program coincides with the major time frame of the teacher program, thus enabling collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants and providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences in speaking Mandarin. Student-centered learning will be emphasized in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities. During and after the program, online LinguaFolio will be used to continue the development process of Chinese language among students. After the 15-day learning journey, learners will gain confidence in using Mandarin Chinese to communicate with native speakers on familiar topics in daily life. Students who fully participate in the program (total 115 hours) and participate in the study abroad program (optional with additional cost) can meet at least one credit of world language high school graduation requirement under the Michigan Merit Curriculum. All costs including snacks and lunches are covered by the program. The application deadline is May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Contact(s)
    (269) 387-3496
    moimooi.lew@wmich.edu
    Program Website

    New York City Department of Education (Student)

    K-Talk! Seoul to Soul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – August 10, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    "K-talk! Seoul to Soul" is a dynamic STARTALK Korean Language Summer Program designed to immerse students in the rich culture and language of Korea through 21st century teaching and learning. Through a virtual exploration using Google, students will engage in a living history of Seoul, re-enacting the past and examining its influence on the present. Real-world experiences in Korean arts and crafts, music, dance, Tae Kwon Do, and food preparation and tasting will bring culture, content, and language to life. E-portfolios, student-created blogs, and interactive exhibitions will highlight students' success. To promote a deep and continuing appreciation for the Korean culture, post-program activities include the 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration at the Korea Society of NYC, the 2018 NYC Korean Parade, as well as two complimentary tickets to the 2019 International Festival at Francis Lewis High School. To support on-going Korean language development, free Rosetta Stone accounts (one per household) will be offered to students' families for the 2018-19 academic year. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, the five-week intensive program will be offered Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 9, 2018 to August 10, 2018. Space is limited to 30 novice (beginner) participants. Apply by May 31, 2018.

    Potential participants may indicate their interest by completing the Google form at the following link:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5jfOV3XWhjGYmggJY4hKOJva0YjyC...

    Contact(s)
    (718) 281-8247
    jirvingmongui@schools.nyc.gov

    Appalachian State University (Student)

    APPSTATE-STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Appalachian State University (App State), located in Boone, North Carolina, offers a three-week, residential, intensive student program from July 9 to July 27, 2018. The culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program is designed for 18 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 235 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) 262-2302
    tux@appstate.edu
    Program Website

    Mercy College (Student)

    STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 30, 2018 – August 17, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Korean Language Program at Mercy College, “STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul,” will advance students’ Korean language competency to novice-mid or novice-high level, depending on their level at program entrance. We will recruit and select 30 students in grades 6-8 with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including students returning from the previous year’s program. Through both virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning experiences, the students will explore Korean family life, school life, and cultural activities aligned to the World Readiness Standards. The students will have opportunities to create digital stories to present their learning outcomes in the STARTALK program. The program will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 30 to August 17, 2018, for a total of 90 hours of instructional time.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 674-7333
    jkmiller@mercy.edu

    BYU (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 14, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BYU Arabic STARTALK Camp is designed to light the fire of motivation in students as they experience that they can learn a lot of Arabic language and culture in just three weeks. Our theme, “Avicenna’s Astrolabe,” centers on a collaborative mystery-solving game set in the present. Students are tasked to find an ancient cure to a deadly disease that threatens to decimate the modern world. The key to doing so is an astrolabe once held by the famous polymath, Ibn Sina (a.k.a. Avicenna). By exploring cities and talking to people from both the modern and medieval Arab world, students uncover the story of the astrolabe as it passed hands from civilization to civilization, while also finding clues leading them on to discover the cure they seek. In the process, students will internalize basic communication skills while also experiencing a variety of Arab cultures and historical perspectives that highlight the impact of Arabo-Islamic civilization on the West. They will also learn about past and present violent reactionary movements in the East and the West that manipulate religion to foment hate and gain power. Beginners get off to a great start and are well on their way to completing the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic (they receive credit for one semester and may complete the second online). We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the Arabic script to complete a year of high school credit. Even more advanced students may receive credit for second-year high school Arabic. All will come away with a solid repertoire of pragmatic speaking and reading skills and gain significant hands-on experience with Arab culture. Students learn through doing. They live the language, learning to perform authentic tasks. They are immersed in music, films, games, cooking lessons, and visit a mosque and restaurant. Tutors are available day and night to act as role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. World-class teachers are experienced in making learning fun and adjusting instruction to individual needs. Students practice and demonstrate their progress in role plays and in day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence. All students are urged to push on during the academic year with our award-winning distance-learning course that includes live support from tutors. Some former students who have done so have already distinguished themselves in follow-on abroad experience and realized the goal of acquiring advanced levels of proficiency in Arabic. BYU’s Arabic camp is a great springboard. Consider the example of Rachel, who participated in our 2014 camp: https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-6531
    belnap@byu.edu
    Program Website

    Harvard University (Student)

    STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 30, 2018 – August 24, 2018
    Location(s)
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “STARTALK: Bridges to Russia: Culture and Social Studies” is a four-week (100 hours) intensive Russian language program for heritage speakers of Intermediate High and Advanced Low levels of proficiency, who attend high schools in the US (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century with the linguistic focus on reading and writing proficiency. Our students will be involved in community service at the local retirement home, where they will conduct a series of interviews with the Russian-speaking residents and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater) /Editorial Room (newspaper writing). This year, we will offer to our instructors a four-day comprehensive professional development seminar on STARTALK principals, lesson planning and teaching techniques.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 495-2497
    oksanawillis@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    University of North Texas (Student)

    STARTALK: 2018 Welcome to My World

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018: Session One (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 STARTALK Denton ISD intensive Russian and Chinese Summer School, Welcome to My World, will provide four weeks and 120 instructional hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Russian and Chinese respectively to 11th and 12th graders and UNT undergraduate students at the Novice level.

    Upon the successful completion of the summer school, our students will achieve Novice level of language proficiency in Russian or Chinese respectively, will be able to communicate appropriately at the Novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness.

    We believe that the additional benefit of earning up to six college credit hours through a College placement test free of charge and the opportunity to become part of our UNT learning community will encourage the program participants to continue their studies of Russian or Chinese in college.

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    tatiana.filosofova@unt.edu
    Program Website

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