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    Appalachian State University (Student Program)

    APPSTATE-STARTALK Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

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    Appalachian State University (App State), located in Boone, North Carolina, proposes to offer a three-week, residential, intensive student program from July 6 to July 24, 2020. 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 253 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) 719-9554 ext 99554
    tux@appstate.edu

    City of Boston / Boston Public Schools (Student Program)

    STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy Boston

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2020 – July 18, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    The Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive program that welcomes high school students from around Boston to learn Arabic and explore the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world in an engaging and supportive environment. The program creates a dynamic academic environment where students from a variety of backgrounds can express their full selves, build communicative skills, and develop an ethic of lifelong learning as global citizens. The Arabic Summer Academy is a 15-day (90-hour) non-residential program, and it produces 40 graduates (grades 9-12) who have reached proficiency between the Novice Mid and Novice High levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (627) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website

    Center For Applied Linguistics (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – August 14, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    The STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program at the Center for Applied Linguistics will use a blended online and face-to-face format to train 28 STARTALK educators representing all grade and experience levels and STARTALK languages on the fundamentals of performance-based assessment within the STARTALK context. The program will consist of four online modules, two webinars, and a three-day face-to-face workshop for a total of 38 instructional hours over the course of 5 continuous weeks. We will have two cohorts of 14 participants each beginning in either June or July. Participants who complete the program will develop performance assessment tasks, create and adapt rating rubrics, create feedback plans for sharing results with students, and create a standards- and curriculum-based assessment plan aligned with performance objectives. This focus program is designed to support the STARTALK principle of conducting performance-based assessment and is aligned to TELL criteria in the Performance & Feedback and Planning domains.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 384-1250
    mmontee@cal.org
    Program Website

    Queens University of Charlotte (Student Program)

    STARTALK: QUC Celebrates Chinese!

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 13, 2020 – July 31, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    The STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese is a three-week, 90 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 7th - 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 13th to July 31st with free snack and low-cost lunch 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 meaningful intercultural communication centered around our theme of "Holidays and Celebrations." Students will develop proficiency from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation to become involved in post-program community activities offered by Queens and our community partners. 70 students will be admitted to the Chinese program in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit
    (4 hours) is granted upon successful program completion; the program may be repeated at a higher level for 4 additional credits if sufficient progress is made.

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

    University of Wyoming (Student Program)

    Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp: Arabian Nights

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • July 12, 2020 – August 1, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

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    The Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp for 2020 will enthrall Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain front range high school and junior college students with visions and experiences of Arabian Nights. The same kind of intrigue and mystique surrounding the popular tales will take on a modern spin by whisking students through contemporary experiences of evening and night activities in various countries in the Middle East around which are structured valuable language learning experiences rich with culture and anecdotal information that will necessarily reinforce language acquisition over the course of three weeks for a total of 162 contact instructional hours. We will provide opportunities for 24 students to explore the rich culture of the Middle East as experienced through cultural engagements by equipping these students with the necessary vocabulary and conversational skills to navigate successfully through various simulations recreating cultural experiences. Students will reach the Novice-Mid level of proficiency.

    Contact(s)
    (307) 766-3019
    ShawnB@uwyo.edu

    West County Mandarin School (Student Program)

    East Bay STARTALK Early Learning Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 20, 2020 – July 31, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

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    The East Bay STARTALK Early Learning Mandarin (EBSELM) Program aims to support the introduction and retention of Chinese language and cultural knowledge for approximately 70 new and currently enrolled students of West County Mandarin School in five classrooms at the K, K/1 combo, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade levels. EBSELM will have an enrollment target that at least 50% of program enrollment will be students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch (the majority of students that qualify are also primarily non-heritage speakers of Hispanic descent). During this two week/65 hour program, students will engage in project-based and transdisciplinary learning experiences based on modified STARTALK Model Curricula (Let’s Meet Some Animals) and Sample Curricula (STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program) designed for students primarily at the novice level of Mandarin language development. The program will be based on the best practices and foundational resources that underlay the STARTALK Program including the STARTALK Principles for Teaching and Learning, the TELL Framework, the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements. The program curricula also will align with the academic content, language, and academic standards that students will be learning during the following school year enabling the students in the program to have an academic and linguistic “boost” in their readiness for learning the target language and academic content more in depth during the coming school year.

    Contact(s)
    (510) 307-4523
    epeterson@wccusd.net
    Program Website

    University of Hawaii (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    University of Hawaii Teacher Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The 2020 Hawai‘i Chinese Teacher Training Institute will recruit 12 pre- or inservice Chinese teachers from across the U.S., for an 13-instructional day (91 hour) program led by a nationally known team of trainers. The Institute will also recruit 12 local beginning students, ages 14 to 17, who will learn Chinese language and culture through experiences designed by teams of the trainers and trainees. Teacher trainees will be able to experience hands-on
    implementation of new techniques, assess the impact of their teaching on student learning, and gain new insight into how students learn. By the end of the Institute, participating teachers will be 1) comfortably familiar with the World Readiness Standards and STARTALK's principles, 2) know how to implement these standards and principles in the classroom, 3) be comfortable with designing and implementing lesson plans that support the standards and principles, and 4) be able to self-assess
    teaching and make adjustments as necessary, using a growing arsenal of instructional tools and techniques.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2663
    jialin@hawaii.edu

    Fargo Public Schools (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Chinese Teacher Retreat is a three-week, 120-hour teacher program, with an emphasis
    on integrating culture and implementing technology into language teaching toward proficiency, for sixteen
    teachers of Chinese of either novice or intermediate level. The first week will be online and asynchronous,
    the second and third weeks will be face-to-face, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Participants
    will interact with instructors and each other, receive MOPI training, delve into cultural identity, explore technology tools, practice peer teaching and visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu during the second week. The third week, participants will teach a cultural activity, develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experiences and spend the day in the student program, which is essentially a teaching lab, practicing their new techniques in micro-teaching experiences and receiving feedback . Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Planning, Learning Tools and The Learning Experience, collecting their evidence in Catalyst, an online portfolio and/or Google Classroom.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 793-2555
    mary.thrond@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Colby College (Student Program)

    Learning Chinese Through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    This three-week long (90 total hours) summer camp will engage up to 36 beginning-level third to fifth graders in the local Central Maine community. Held during July 2020, it will promote Chinese language learning through a wide variety of active and innovative art-related instructional activities. Students will develop initial understandings about, interests in, and awareness of Chinese arts, culture, and language. They will learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about themselves, their families and friends, personal likes / preferences, and art-related activities.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 859-4412
    kabesio@colby.edu
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Student Program)

    Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • July 13, 2020 – August 7, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The STARTALK Student Program, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space,” aims to enroll 20 high school and early college Russian heritage students in a four-week intensive STEM-based language program meeting five hours a day for a total of 100 instructional hours. The program intends to increase students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. For the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and extended linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn five University of Washington credits by enrolling in RUSS 499 and also have an opportunity to complete language proficiency assessments that high school students may use to earn up to four high school competency-based credits, and qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy. All students also receive placement results for the future study of Russian at the UW.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

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