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    University of Wyoming (Student)

    Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp: Arabian Nights

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Wyoming STARTALK Arabic Camp for 2019 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

    Pushkin Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute in Russian Language

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 16, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 5-week program in Russian. PSI offers 20-25 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations and advances students’ intercultural competence. PSI participants will be 24 rising juniors and seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Latino and/or African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL); we will also recruit from among economically disadvantaged minority students at Friends School (Baltimore). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Mid to Novice High (in speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (in reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; the PSI Abroad in Latvia, our NSLI-Y project, allows PSI alumni to study in a six-week Russian-language immersion program in the summer after their STARTALK experience.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-6764
    dmbethea@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    HEB ISD (Student)

    STARTALK : Building a Legacy

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s “STARTALK: Building a Legacy” language academy will provide three weeks / 90 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi to rising sixth and seventh graders for novice level, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students, as well as exposure to all three languages and cultures. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi is 50 students per language, comprising 30 novice sixth and seventh graders and 20 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect rising sixth and seventh-grade students to achieve novice low-to-mid level oral proficiency in their language of choice and upper grades students to achieve intermediate low-to-mid level. We anticipate that approximately 90% of our seventh-grade students will continue in the language course in the fall in our district. For intermediate students, we expect their scores on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice and cultural experience.

    Contact(s)
    (469) 734-6027
    qingli@hebisd.edu

    HINDI SANGAM FOUNDATION (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 8, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK HINDI 2019 is a 3 week, 105 instructional hours immersion program targeting 40 rising six to Ninth graders in Franklin, New Jersey, who will be recruited through an online application process and placed in four classes of Novice and Intermediate levels. We will improve their speaking, reading and writing proficiency in Hindi using curricula and learning plans for two levels, Novice and Intermediate, based on the backward design principles, using carefully selected traditional and contemporary cultural stories from India in order to engage learners in experiencing and exploring the world around them under the overarching theme, 'StoryTelling’, divided into three sub-themes: Personal, Traditional, and Contemporary inspirational stories. By end of the units, students will not only learn new terms and expressions about people, places, animals and birds, but also interpret the theme and messages out of the stories while reconstructing their own narratives. Various forms of traditional storytelling such as puppetry and street performances, that take place during festivals and events in India, will be used for rich learning experiences. A day long field trip will be organized to provide students opportunities for interactions with native speakers on familiar and unfamiliar topics and on the final day of the program they will present their stories at a ‘Story Festival’ to reflect their language skills in the presence of parents and guests.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    hindiconferencenyc2014@gmail.com
    Program Website

    UCF (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West.

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida-UCF Global, Orlando, FL
    • STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West., Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "STARTALK: Where East Meets West" focusing on Russian/Arabic language and cultural understanding in the professional world for future youth leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia/Arab World 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/Arabic language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary youth leadership festivals and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian/Arabic youth 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 sixty participants. The participants will be divided into four 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 language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia" as well as developing Arabic resources.

    Contact(s)
    (407) 823-2472
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville Campus, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    14 rising high school 10-12 graders and Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and juniors with no prior knowledge of Russian will participate in Lewis University Summer StarTalk Program 2019. The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment and will offer its students a variety of engaging, student- centered activities under the umbrella theme “Meeting Russia and Russians”. By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice Mid/Novice high) functional ability in Russian. The program will run for four weeks from June 17th and July 12th 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5544
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • City College of San Francisco Chinatown Center, 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 13 day program, students will participate in seven 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 depending on their school. 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
    Program Website

    FARGO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, ND
    • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, MN
    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, cooking, and Chinese ink painting. The theme Exploring China will explore different regions of China: North, South, East, and West. New students will learn about the geography, fauna, climate, clothes, monuments, and foods in thematic units; returning students will delve into math and scientific concepts to build kites, create timelines and a model of the Great Wall, study the tropical climate of the island of Taiwan, study the life cycle of silk worms and the life span of pandas, and grow bean sprouts to make tofu. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an additional opportunity for interpersonal communication.

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

    Chinmaya Mission (Student)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 15, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2019 (CMSSHC-19) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 15 to August 2, 2019, 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 forty eight 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".
    While virtually traveling to three different places in India (Delhi, Jaisalmer, and Goa), students will exchange information about themselves (name, age, where they are from and their family) with fellow travelers.
    Students will be able to ask and answer questions regarding their preferences (likes/dislikes) for various activities, topography, weather and food at each of the three places.
    At the end of the program, working in small groups, students will make a video presentation / poster board presentation of their trip in a mini travel fair for their classmates, parents.
    Working in teams of four, students will design and present their own tourist attraction, and present its features in Hindi.
    For enrollment info, see : https://goo.gl/knFiU9

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

    Washington County School District (Student)

    WCSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 6, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 7, 2019 – June 7, 2019: (Online)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 14, 2019 – June 14, 2019: (Online)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 18, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 19, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Lava Ridge Intermediate School, Santa Clara, UT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Washington County School District (WCSD) Startalk Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 60 rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders from nine WCSD schools to join together for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The program will include 3 classrooms of 20 students each meeting daily for 6 hours per day for 10 days, 2 meetings of 2 hours each meeting at the school for students and families as a SKYPE night for students to speaker with middle school students in China in real time. There will also be an additional 30 hours online exploring China-Beyond your Imagination where students will explore Chinese music, dance, theatre, and sports. WCSD students will engage with each other and 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 level discourse regarding Chinese arts in China through sub-themes of similarity and differences and cultural awareness.

    Contact(s)
    (435) 673-3553 ext 5183
    marybeth.fuller@washk12.org
    Program Website

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