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    Prince George Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) (Student)

    Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 27, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 STARTALK Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Summer Academy will offer 60 elementary novice students an intense but fun and innovative science and culture-oriented summer immersion three-week experience for 94 instructional hours. It is open to all students currently in grades kindergarten to fifth in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students according to their grade levels. Based on the theme,"From Seeds to Table", students will be able to make healthy choices, create colorful salads, demonstrate the understanding of where ingredients are from as well as basic nutrition. We will also introduce certain common Chinese vegetables and dishes. Hands-on activities will range from growing healthy food to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. There are two field trips planned for the camp.

    Contact(s)
    (301) 513-5300 ext 57975
    startalk.steam@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    Indus Arts Council StarTalk Urdu 2017

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    1. The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting 15 days hands-on learning
    opportunity to 50 local early elementary and upper elementary school students to improve their Urdu language skills
    and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
    and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
    2. Instructional hours will be between 9:00AM and 3:00PM
    3. We strive to provide total immersive and conducive environment inside and outside the class to make
    learning fun and engaging.
    4. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum
    that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals.
    5. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help
    promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

    Contact(s)
    (281) 777-1007
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REGIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Graver Middle School, West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 10 till July 28, 2017. The program will enroll 70 students, heritage and non-heritage,for Hindi and Urdu language, 35 for Hindi and 35 for Urdu language whose proficiency will vary from Novice to Advanced. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm for two weeks when they are onsite and one week students will work online from 9.00 am till 2.00 pm. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum will follow backward design model and will be guided by the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages for Hindi and Urdu languages. At the completion of the three week program students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Advance range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students (1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 275-1968
    rb154@nyu.edu
    Program Website

    Chinmaya Mission Chicago (Student)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2017 (CMSSHC-17) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 10th to July 28th, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering 90 instructional hours over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for three weeks) to introduce thirty six 8-10 year old students to conversational and written Hindi at novice mid (proficiency) / novice high (performance) and novice high (proficiency) / intermediate low (performance) levels.
    The theme "MY COOL SCHOOL" will be divided in three sub themes - 1) MY - Me & You (learners will exchange information about themselves, their families, friends, likes, dislikes, daily school routine, extra-curricular interests with classmates) 2) COOL - Cultural Orientation Offered through Language (learners will compare and contrast American and Indian cultures as they explore school life, holidays such as Diwali and Halloween, after school activities, and a few customs they encounter in the Hindi camp) - 3) SCHOOL - STARTALK Chinmaya Hindi - Outstanding Opportunities for Learners (students will make connections with other disciplines through hands on activities, such as math, science, geography, arts, health, and nutrition).
    As the outcome of the program, learners will be able to communicate in all three modes of communication, immersed in cultural practices (such as folk dances, songs, greetings, showing respect to elders) and products (such as food, clothing, books, music, movies) of Hindi speaking natives.
    Learners will make connections with other disciplines, such as math, science, arts, health, and nutrition, compare and contrast American and Indian cultures (different holidays, sports, customs) and languages (gender differentiation in Hindi, prepositions vs. post-positions, degrees of formality, sentence structure, etc), take their learning beyond the classroom by visiting a local senior center, where most seniors speak Hindi, who will be able to share their school experiences with our learners and by connecting with similar age children in India through Skype / Google Hangout and sharing school-learning experiences with each other.
    Working in teams of three, through discussions, negotiation, and voting, our learners will be able to design their COOL SCHOOL and invite others to study at their school.

    Contact(s)
    (847) 537-4710
    vidya@balodyan.com
    Program Website

    University of Central Florida (Student)

    Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia," focusing on giving students the necessary skills for a successful business trip to Russia by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary business opportunities in Russia, and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian business culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of fifty participants. The participants will be divided into two groups of Novice­ Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK Russian language programs will be developed and shared in the future publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia".

    Contact(s)
    (407) 304-0027
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    University of Hawaii Systems (Student)

    Hawaii Chinese Camp and Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: Hawai‘i (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Twenty-five students (ages 14-17, with either no or minimal background in Chinese) in the STARTALK Hawaii 2017 NON-RESIDENTIAL program will be able to handle many Novice tasks after their three weeks (105 instructional hours—seven hours a day, five days a week) at camp, including: telling and asking about basic personal information, saying something about the life of Dr. Sun Yatsen (who was educated in Honolulu), requesting favorite foods, talking about healthy vs. unhealthy food choices, describing a dim-sum lunch excursion, telling something that others are unlikely to know about Honolulu's Chinatown, shopping and bargaining, telling something about Hawaii's relationship to China, reading for pleasure at least 10 beginner story books in Chinese, identifying key information in written texts such as Chinatown signs and handwritten notes, filling in key information in forms, writing postcards in Chinese, and creating and illustrating simple stories.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2692
    cyndy@hawaii.edu
    Program Website

    IHA HINDI SUMMER CAMP (Student)

    Startalk Ohio Hindi Summer Camp 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Jennings CLC Middle School, Akron, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK Ohio Hindi Summer Camp will offer an exciting opportunity to 50 local elementary and middle school students (8-13 years old) to learn and/or improve their Hindi language skills and expand their knowledge of Indian culture. This year we have chosen "Endangered Animals" as the theme for our program which will introduce 50 novice and intermediate learners (ages 8-13 years) to some endangered animals from India and USA. Learners will understand that people and climate affect animal population and we all play a role in preventing animals from becoming endangered. At the end of the three-week (90 hours) program, learners will have a learning experience that is meaningful involving language, culture and content, and move individual student’s proficiency level up by at least one sub-level.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 622-1377
    khaitan.kiran.51@gmail.com
    Program Website

    YSMCS (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Learning Turkish Program

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Young Scholars, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YSMCS STARTALK Turkish Language Program will offer 75 hours of instruction for 15 days for 40 students in 3-5 and 6-8 Grades through intensive language classes and rich cultural workshops and presentations. Students will experience Turkish language and culture through traditional Ebru Art. The program curriculum will be constructed around the traditional Turkish Arts Ebru, Calligraphy and Turkish Folk Dances. Students will also engage in various task-based language activities to improve language proficiency. During the program there will be different cultural trips to help students indulge in the real Turkish culture. Field trips, Hands-on student centered activities, catered lunch including authentic Turkish food, interactive language learning, and more!

    Contact(s)
    (412) 673-7300
    murt@ysmcs.org
    Program Website

    Fauquier County Public Schools (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK 2017: My Journey

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fauquier County Schools, Warrenton, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fauquier County STARTALK 2017 program includes 8 instructional days beginning July 10, 2017 and ending July 20, 2017 with total instructional time equaling 40 hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students who are rising 5th to 9th graders will be accepted into differentiated classes with expected novice-mid to intermediate-low proficiency levels. Our program theme will be "My Journey" and is inspired by the Middle Eastern journeyman Ibn Battuta and his travels across the Middle East. Students will explore authentic practices and products related to traveling to locations that speak the target language. Students will embark on their own journey where they will be able to greet people they meet and exchange information about their trip with others.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 422-7024
    startalk@fcps1.org
    Program Website

    University of Nebraska (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2017 – July 23, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, , NE
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The residential Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy will consist of 14 instructional days (135 instructional hours) for high schools students grades 9-12 who are beginning students of Chinese. The outcomes of the Academy are 1) to develop interest in Chinese language and culture among high school students resulting in the establishment of programs across Nebraska 2) to immerse 20 high school students in the Chinese language and culture using innovative digital media for teaching, learning and assessment 3) to pair each high school Chinese learner with a teacher of Chinese to serve as a mentor and 4) to promote continued development of the Chinese language and culture through the LinguaFolio Online designed to assess student achievement and encourage continued study.

    Contact(s)
    (402) 370-6139
    shurlbut2@unl.edu
    Program Website

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