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    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco, Chinatown / North Beach Campus, San Francisco, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Housed in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mandarin Institute San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Program provides 36 students with a truly authentic, immersive learning environment designed to promote verbal skills and to imbue students with the confidence to use their language skills in real world situations for meaningful communication.

    During the three week program, students will participate in six hours of engaging language study each day which includes classroom time, cultural units, mini-excursions into Chinatown and a distance learning component that matches each student with a personalized tutor in China for unrehearsed spontaneous dialogue. Our students go into the community and we bring the community into our program.

    Students register for middle school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve
    Novice Intermediate to Intermediate Low ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour High School program, students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit.

    At the end of the program our students will have the communicative competence and confidence to engage in authentic dialogues with native speakers in real-world situations.

    Contact(s)
    (415) 297-1227
    yking@MandarinInstitute.org

    North Central College (Student)

    NCC-STARTALK Student Program-Levels 1 and 2

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 16, 2018 – June 16, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Online)
    • June 24, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    North Central College proposes a student and teacher combination program in 2018. The student program will be 14-day hybrid non-residential program with two-level classes. The Level One (novice-low) program is "Journey to the Great Wall." The Level Two (novice-mid/high) program is “Working Together with China.” Up to 24 high school students will be enrolled in the program. The program will start with a half-day orientation on June 16, 2018, and then followed by a one-week online instruction and one-week full day onsite activities. It will be concluded by a series of online interactive activities. Some additional excursions and opportunities to practice skills learned for a total of 90 hours of instructional time. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned college certificate.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu

    North Central College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese with Authentic Materials

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    • June 23, 2018 – June 24, 2018: (Online)
    • June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The North Central College Chinese program will partner with local schools to provide a STARTALK teacher program for 12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese with varied teaching experience. This program, focusing on equipping participants with strategies and tools in selecting and applying authentic materials in Chinese language classrooms, is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online formats. The program, with a total instructional time of over 90 hours, combines a 10-day face-to-face workshop and 2 online modules, to guide participants to use authentic materials and apply effective teaching strategies in unit and lesson planning. To ensure the continued support for participants’ application of training content, two post-program reunions and sharing activities are designed during the fall and winter. The expected outcomes are that participants are able to select age-appropriate authentic materials for their lessons, scaffold student learning through effective teaching strategies and tools, and develop performance- based assessment using authentic materials.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-4526
    jsun@noctrl.edu

    Anchorage School District (Student)

    STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 15, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Scenic Park Elementary 3933 Patterson St, Anchorage, AK
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Anchorage School District’s STARTALK Summer Chinese Language and Culture Camp is a two-week, ten-day, morning and afternoon non-residential program held in June 2018 at Scenic Park Elementary School. The camp serves 80 students from Anchorage area schools in grades 1-8, mostly at the Novice-Low proficiency level with some at Novice-Mid. The camp provides 55 instructional hours at 5.5 hours per day. An afterschool Chinese intensive program at Scenic Park operates three hours/week for six weeks into the 2018-2019 year, serving up to 40 students, some of whom attended camp. Student outcomes include: increased Chinese language skills, increased knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture, and intention to continue Chinese studies through secondary school.

    Contact(s)
    (907) 742-1650
    Schmitz_Jennifer@asdk12.org
    Program Website

    ALEFE, Inc. (Student)

    Celebrations of Arab Nations

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • California Montessori Project Charter School, Sacramento, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ALEFE summer program “Celebrations of Arab Nations” is a 22 days summer camp intended to allow twenty heritage and non-heritage students to develop both their communication skills in Arabic and their cultural awareness about the Arab world. In a Montessori classroom set-up, students will be exposed to the various ways in which Arab nations celebrate three special occasions: weddings, mother’s day and baby showers. They will acquire new knowledge about the way these special occasions are celebrated in terms of food, costumes, social figures and family traditions. Through the study of the three celebrations, the program is to allow K-2nd grade students with limited or no proficiency in Arabic to interact using simple vocabulary and sentences to communicate with an authentic audience and to use their new acquired knowledge to create and present three mock celebrations themselves to others. Following the program’s 90 hours of instructions, students will be able not only to compare the similarities and differences between cultural practices in the US and in the Arab World, but to also realize how internally diverse an apparently monolithic culture could be.

    Contact(s)
    (916) 303-2533
    info@alefe.org
    Program Website

    Korean American Center (Student)

    STARTALK Korean Language Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Korean American Center, Irvine, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Korean American Center in partnership with UC Irvine’s Center for Critical Korean Studies, will host a summer middle school immersion program for Korean heritage language learners going into the 6th through 8th grades in the fall of 2018. The program will be designed to build comprehensive language skills and improve students’ knowledge of Korean through classroom immersion. Students will improve their understanding of Korean culture and explore the connection between culture, arts and language by participating in fun, hands-on cultural activities such as arts, crafts, calligraphy, music and cooking. This program will take place at the Korean American Center in Irvine and will run for 4 weeks (July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018), Mondays through Fridays from 9:00AM-2:00PM.

    Contact(s)
    (949) 535-3338
    tks@ockorean.org
    Program Website

    The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (Student)

    STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 21, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • State University of New York, Oswego, Oswego, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a 15-day, morning and afternoon, non-residential program running from July 2 to July 21, 2018, at the State University of New York, College at Oswego. The program will recruit a total of 60 students ranging from the 3rd to the 12th grade. The three-week program will provide a total of 90 instructional hours at six hours per day. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-mid and novice-high levels by the end of program. There will be six follow-up cultural workshops to promote cultural awareness during the 2018-19 school year.

    Contact(s)
    (315) 312-3271
    startalkcny@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Student)

    Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for 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 the Chinese language strand and 30 for the Russian strand; participants from last summer’s program will be invited to attend advanced classes. The program will be held from June 25 to July 19, 2018, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 64 instructional hours with the field trip. After-school Post-Sessions are planned to extend student cultural knowledge and language proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    Chinmaya Mission (Student)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2018 (CMSSHC-18) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 9th to July 27th, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (+ 60 minute daily online learning through Voicethread) offering 105 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) / levels.
    With the theme "Oh, The Places You'll Go", students plan a trip to the newly formed state of Uttarakhand, which is located in the northern part of India, by creating an itinerary. They choose to visit different places in Uttarakhand after learning about special attractions / activities / weather / food / wildlife in 4-5 different cities / towns in Uttarakhand. Students research locations, visiting websites, watching videos / pictures of the region, and exploring the possibility of volunteering in a nature preserve or other situation. Students will make connections with other disciplines through hands on activities, such as math, science, geography, arts, health, and nutrition, by communicating in all three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. They will be immersed in cultural practices (such as folk dances, songs, greetings, showing respect to elders), products (such as food, clothing, books, music, movies) of Uttarakhand, and perspectives of native speakers of Uttarakhand by meeting with the members of Uttarakhand Samaj of Greater Chicago, a local community organization of Uttarakhand natives.

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

    Global Language Project (Student)

    Expedition Chinatown!

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Graham Windham Manhattanville Day Camp, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Expedition Chinatown is a two week Mandarin Chinese student program, which takes place within a successful existing summer camp, Graham Windham Manhattanville, for 40 inner city students in grades 3rd to 4th and 6th to 8th. The student program will provide a novice level entry point into the acquisition of Chinese focused on linguistic functions that express desires and preferences for transportation, food and souvenirs. The 20 hours of instructional activities will be focused on achievable novice mid to novice high goals for elementary and middle school students, with the culminating objective being a visit to Chinatown where students will interact with native speakers. This student program will be run concurrently with Global Language Project’s teacher program, and is the natural evolution of our previous partnership with the camp as a site for micro-teaching. Under the guidance of lead instructors, camp staff will implement a program that incorporates STARTALK best practices for the benefit of the campers and teacher program participants who will be micro-teaching in the camp during the second week of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (646) 657-8075 ext 2
    eshovers@glpny.org

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