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    Texas A&M University (Student)

    STARTALK: A Virtual Trip to East Asia

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 20-day, 80-instructional-hour summer program aims to increase the awareness and interest in Chinese and Korean languages and cultures among the community. The program will also serve as a springboard for the establishment of two-way immersion programs in collaboration with the school district in the next few years. A total of 45 second and third grade non-heritage language learners with no prior experience in Chinese or Korean will be recruited: 30 for the Chinese program and 15 for the Korean program. By the end of the summer program, students are expected to achieve a novice-low level of reading and writing and a novice-mid level of listening and speaking in the target language. They are also expected to develop a sustained interest in the target languages and cultures, continuing their learning in the online program from July to August and in the after-school programs during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (979) 845-8384
    k12.foreignlanguages.tamu@gmail.com

    Bryant University (Student)

    Bryant 2018 STARTALK Chinese Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant 2018 STARTALK Chinese Student Program, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This two-week STARTALK Student Program (from July 12 to July 25) plans to recruit 45 middle school and high school students from Grades 6 to 12 in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Students will attend six-hours (9:00am-3:00pm) daily activities consisting of three hours of language classes, two hours of cultural workshops, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 60 contact hours during 10 days. Students will be taught by STARTALK trained experienced Chinese teachers utilizing the most effective language instruction principles. The theme-based curricula are aligned with the National Standards of Foreign Language Education. The program will be held in classrooms equipped with the state of the art technology on Bryant campus. Based on a pre-program language proficiency evaluation, students will be placed into classes in three proficiency levels: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate. A field trip to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Chinese grocery store with the authentic Chinese lunch is scheduled during the program. No previous language learning experience is required.

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6883
    kxie@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Bryant University (Teacher)

    Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This summer program is a 3-week intensive Chinese teacher training and practice program from July 5 - 25.

    The targeted audiences are future and current Chinese teachers (with little or no teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required.

    Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. With the focus on comprehensible input skills, the program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, assessment, and teaching technology.

    This program offers:
    • Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours
    • Training seminars by renowned scholars and experts
    • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities
    • Authentic practice classes with middle/high school students
    • Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor
    • Team lesson planning, teaching and critiquing
    • Field trips to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and museum in Boston
    • A limited number of campus dorms are available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles or farther away from Bryant campus (first come first served)
    • Each participant can receive up to $100 reimbursement for travel to the program (air/train tickets or driving mileage)
    • Breakfast and lunch are provided on class days (dinners and weekend meals are not included)

    Seats are limited. Please apply early because the program is usually filled quickly.

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6566
    kliu1@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Georgetown University (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 27, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The proposed program will include 20 instructors of higher education from community colleges and other institutions of higher education. Participants will have limited backgrounds in assessment in general and in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Modified Oral Proficiency (MOPI) in particular. Participants will benefit from a total of 35 hours of professional development: 10 hours before the program, when they participate in an online introduction to the MOPI, practice rating and set goals for the workshop; 21 hours during the face-to-face workshop; one hour in September to complete a survey, one hour in October/November to complete an interview and two hours in January to complete a survey and an interview. The program will also conduct research on short- and long-term impacts of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 855-0618
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

    Asia Institute-Crane House (Student)

    STARTALK: AICH Chinese Language Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Asia Institute-Crane House, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who range from having very little or no experience to being proficient with Mandarin.

    During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of six hours of instruction for a total of 60 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    There will be an additional 16 hours of online follow-up classes in the Fall.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 243-7772
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    The College Board (Teacher)

    2018 Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute (GTSI)

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 18, 2018 – July 28, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute program aims to prepare visiting teachers from China for upcoming teaching assignments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. The participants are newly assigned in the College Board-Hanban Chinese Guest Teacher Program. Through a combination of instructional presentations, hands-on activities, and microteaching, participants gain a realistic understanding of the expectations in U.S. K-12 schools. Participants develop skills and strategies for classroom management, teaching in the target language, using the Understanding-By-Design (UBD) approach for lesson plan creation, and communicating with U.S. students, parents, and colleagues. A secondary group of 10 veteran guest teachers will serve as mentors to improve their own teaching and leadership skills.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 713-8038
    guestteacher@collegeboard.org
    Program Website

    University of Colorado Boulder (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Chinese Instruction in the Digital Age

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This blended STARTALK program consists of a pre-institute (10 days) asynchronous online module and a residential summer institute (8 days) for 20 secondary Chinese language teachers, totaling 65 contact hours. The primary focus of the program is developing professional and program sustainability through the incorporation of effective and engaging learner-centered educational technology. Most travel expenses and all meals and dormitory lodging are covered by the program. Optional 3 graduate credit hours in Teacher Education are available at the participant's expense.

    Contact(s)
    (303) 735-5128
    jon.zeljo@colorado.edu
    Program Website

    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

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