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2018 Summer STARTALK program listings will be available beginning in March 2018

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    New York City Board of Education (Student)

    K-talk! Seoul to Soul

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Korean Language Program will advance the communicative skill and cultural literacy of 40 novices (beginners) of the language and/or culture of Korea in grades 6-8. Students of diverse backgrounds united by a common interest will be immersed in 100 hours of instruction over a five-week period. Through an educational journey entitled “Visit Seoul, New and Old!” which compares and contrasts the traditional and the modern, the past and the present and the individual and the community, students engage in authentic learning experiences designed to bring their interests and newly-gained knowledge to life. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, instruction will be offered Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July 10, 2017 to August 11, 2017.

    Potential participants may indicate their interest by completing the Google form at the following link:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSek4VQhm71xSaOzLOQP37IeKUHfitwp...
    or by contacting the Program Director.

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

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    Teaching & Assessing Chinese Langauge & Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University International Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education blended learning experience for pre-service and in-service Chinese language instructors to teach language and culture in their classroom. Participants will enhance their ability to design standards-based curricula that foster higher levels of Chinese language and cultural proficiency in their students. The first four days will be online and the next six days will be residential on the campus of University of Minnesota.

    Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. They will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Moreover, participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

    The program will provide free lodging for all participants coming from out of Twin Cities metro area, and travel stipend up to $400 to offset the cost of airfare and/or mileage. Participants will also have the opportunity to take STARTALK program for 2 credit graduate level course at the University of Minnesota (tuition and other fees apply).

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-0243
    zhang429@umn.edu
    Program Website

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student)

    STARTALK: Queens Summer Institute in Arabic

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 95 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 24th to August 11th with lunch and snack provided. Student-centered learning will occur in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities centered around daily one-on-one video chats with conversation coaches abroad as our theme "Global Connections Along the Silk Road” becomes a reality. Learning experiences will help students develop linguistic and cultural competence from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation needed to become lifelong language learners eager to engage in intercultural dialogue. 40 students will be admitted to the Arabic program in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon program completion. Our 2017 application can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/st17queens

    Contact(s)
    (704) 688-2836
    debelle@queens.edu
    Program Website

    Fargo Public Schools (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 26, 2017 – August 15, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, and Chinese ink painting. The theme "The Silk Road: Journey through China" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an opportunity for interpersonal communication.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Fargo Public Schools (Teacher)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Mathew Living and Learning Center, Fargo, ND
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this three-week, 120 hour Teacher Program. The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be in Fargo. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing, visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, and receive MOPI training during the second week. The third week, participants will develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experience and spend the day in the program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Environment, Planning, The Learning Experience, Learning Tools and Performance and Feedback , collecting their evidence in an online portfolio.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 Student/Teacher Combined Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU will offer a four-week (non-residential) Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian STARTALK summer program for 10 heritage students in each camp (total 40) from July 10th to August 4th, 2017. These programs will be available to students in grades 9-12 with at least advanced (oral) and intermediate (reading and writing) levels of proficiency.
    Through a thematic curriculum and content-based instruction, students will learn about the history of their native country. This immersion program will increase students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by at least one sub-level. The program will also enhance students’ cultural competence in their heritage language and culture. While teachers facilitate the classes, students will be active participants who must take ownership of their learning. Through the use of authentic materials, they will conduct research and demonstrate their understanding through in-class discussions, presentations, writing summaries, and developing portfolios.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Teacher)

    2017 STARTALK Teacher Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Date(s)
    • July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Langauge Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    LARC-SDSU is offering a 2-week (80 hrs.) residential teacher training program through the STARTALK summer program for returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian.
    During the first week of the program, the teacher participants will attend presentations, participate in discussions, see live models, and work on hands-on group activities to develop knowledge about effective teaching and learning practices. The main focus of the program will be on Content-based Instruction in a Learner-Centered classroom.
    During the second week, the teacher participants will put their gained knowledge into practice. They will prepare teaching materials and teach actual students, multiple times. The participants will receive feedback from the lead teacher, peers, and students on how to improve their instruction.
    At the end of the program, successful participants will earn three graduate-level college units. Interested participants will attend an additional 40 hours of continuing teacher education (onsite/online) offered by SAILN, a wing of the California World Language Project (CWLP) and will become fellows of CWLP. The participants will also learn about the steps that are involved in becoming a credential teacher in the state of California.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-7447
    fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    Anne Arundel Community College (Student)

    STARTALK 2017 – Personal/Professional Connections

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK 2017 -PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS IN RUSSIAN, a second-year Russian four-week summer program to be held June 26 – July 21, 2016 at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), will focus on developing and expanding communicative competence and cultural awareness in midshipmen at the Naval Academy and students from nearby Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). The program will meet for 6.5 hours per day for 20 days (a total of 130 instructional hours) and will offer four weeks of intensive Russian instruction at the Novice-Mid level. Participants will be 20 students who will have completed two semesters of Russian either at USNA or AACC. They will work on developing their Russian for future professional and personal development. The outcomes of the program are: successful completion of the course and continued pursuit of formal and informal study of Russian.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 293-6356
    oneil@usna.edu

    D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center, LLC (Student)

    DC 9 Metropolitan Urdu Center

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Urdu Summer Class (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Saratoga Elementary School, Springfield, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The DC Metro Urdu STARTALK Program will provide instruction to 50 upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Classes will be held for 6.00 hours a day for three weeks for a total of 90 hours. Instruction will be based on the theme “A Day in the Life of Pakistani Youth.” Our aim is for students to learn to carry out a variety of meaningful tasks appropriate to their age at half a performance level above their incoming level. Registration is now open and it would be on a first come first serve basis. Please email dc9urdu@hotmail.com to express interest in receive more information about the upcoming program.

    Contact(s)
    (703) 981-5523
    dc9urdu@hotmail.com
    Program Website

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (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 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 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 complete the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic and receive corresponding credit. We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the script to complete the equivalent of Arabic 101 and receive either high school or university credit. Even more advanced students may complete Arabic 102 and receive high school or university credit. 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, visits to mosques and restaurants. 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 Lott, who participated in our 2014 camp and will be joining us this year as a teaching assistant:

    https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

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

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