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    Ohio University (Student)

    Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ohio University, Athens, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    "Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili" is a four-week (July 8-August 2, 2019) intensive language program targeting 17 participants to receive a total of 108 hours of Swahili instruction every weekday. Students will attend five hours of instruction per day, Mondays through Thursdays, and seven hours on Fridays for 20 days. The participants, who will enroll in the elementary and intermediate classes, will be drawn from Ohio University undergraduate students, students from other four-year institutions in Ohio, as well as high school students from schools within the vicinity of Ohio University. OHIO’s program will include two sections with different targeted levels of proficiency, offering four credit hours of college credit for Elementary Swahili I (Novice-Mid) and Intermediate Swahili I (Novice High/ Intermediate Mid) each. The program will integrate culture, content, and language in classroom instruction and through instructional field trips, and will lead students on a virtual journey to East Africa.

    The theme is "Explore East Africa: Learn Swahili. We aim for students to learn Swahili in an immersion context to prepare them for study abroad in East Africa or to work where the use of Swahili will be essential. The program will integrate culture, content, and language and will lead students on a journey to East Africa. The program integrates the STARTALK approach by providing learners with ample opportunities to use the target language in simulated and real life contexts with the ultimate goal of equipping learners with interpersonal and presentational skills necessary for communication. During the first week of the program, students will learn Swahili greetings, self- introductions, talking about their families and a comparative analysis of the East African and American daily routines. The second week will focus on food and meals. Students will learn the Swahili names of the popular food items in East Africa, how to buy ingredients required for preparing different types of food, how to cook various types of popular Swahili cuisines, and how to place an order at
    a restaurant. In addition, students will learn numbers counting, negotiating and converting currencies, as well as how to welcome visitors to their host family’s home. The third week will focus on the East African seasons/weather, clothes, kangas and the Maasai Shukas. A simulation of a typical East African marketplace will be staged to enable the students to participate in bargaining and buying various clothing items
    at the market. The fourth week will focus on the places of interest to visit while in East Africa and different modes of transport. Students will go hiking around the Athens campus area for simulations and will visit East African immigrant communities and the Angaza Cultural Festival. The final days of the program will be for linking all the aspects learned in class through various situations of life in East Africa. We will have ongoing evaluations and assessments.

    Contact(s)
    (740) 597-2756
    cutcher@ohio.edu
    Program Website

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc. (Student)

    YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Gwyn-Nor Elementary School, North Wales, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Yuva Hindi Sansthan, in partnership with North Penn School District, will conduct its seventh YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2019, from June 24-July 12, to teach Hindi to 40 K-8 students during 105 instructional hours. We will develop three levels of curricula for two Novice and one Intermediate ranges of ACTFL proficiency guidelines under the overarching overarching theme, 'My virtual trip to India', divided into three sub-themes of 'things to see, do and eat' in the four destinations of North, South, East and West, of India. We will select an entirely new set of authentic audio-visual materials and develop related performance and literacy activities for our participants, many of whom are likely to be returning students. By end of the units Novice learners will be able to do basic tasks, such as, identifying characters and events and presenting in culturally appropriate manner while Intermediate students will pair and share, compare and contrast information with their own experiences and ideas in USA. Our students will virtually interact with their counterparts at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, an IB school in Mumbai, India, once a week to encourage partner work, create a sense of community and foster friendships and will be conducted to a day long field trip to connect with the community. A structured post-program follow up plan will be implemented to help students sustain and improve their skills.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    aojha2008@gmail.com
    Program Website

    VMI (Student)

    Exploring the Madina: a STARTALK Arabic Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Exploring the Madina STARTALK program engages students across communicative modes in intercultural contexts. These competencies are respectively honed in the social spheres of the home, university, coffeeshop, and marketplace classrooms; all of which comprise daily life in the madina ‘city’. Successful completers will be able to demonstrate level appropriate (ACTFL novice) proficiency, such as reading authentic simple ads and menus, and writing short autobiographies. They showcase proficiency at the end of the program by undergoing individual interviews based on Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) benchmarks, composing menus and performing unscripted skits in Arabic that are centered around the coffeehouse, a place that represents a unique social and cultural hub in Arabic speaking societies. Approximately 20 students with little knowledge of Arabic reach the novice level over the course of 4 weeks (95 instruction hours).

    Contact(s)
    (760) 239-1188
    schroepferjw@vmi.edu
    Program Website

    Los Angeles Unified School District (Student)

    Startalk: Whatsapp, let's connect !!

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 16, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools to students at Arabic levels I and Heritage Speakers, grades 9th through 12th. The program will offer 45 students at the two locations the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to face and 15 hours on line instruction) asynchronous learning model enhanced through culture, technology, and social media. The intended duration of the program for 2019 Summer is from June 24, 2019 to July 17th , 2019. The goal of the program is to increase oral and written proficiency by one sub-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scales (Arabic I NM-NH, Heritage IM-IH). We anticipate that approximately 95% of our Level I, and Heritage Students will continue in our 2019- 2020 academic year to increase enrollment in the Arabic programs offered at the two high schools at LAUSD.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 626-2639
    yxm9573@lausd.net
    Program Website

    University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Student)

    KU STARTALK Swahili Academy

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The University of Kansas STARTALK Swahili Academy is an intensive program that will welcome 20 non-heritage learners in grades 7–12 to study and explore the cultures of the Swahili–speaking world for 120 instructional-hours over the course of four weeks. By the end of the program learners will be expected to advance their Swahili language proficiency to at least novice high, or intermediate low proficiency levels, according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks, and high school level participants will earn five semester hours of college credit. Classroom implementation of the curriculum and learning plans will integrate language, culture, and content based on the World Readiness Standard of Learning Languages, backward curriculum design, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning. Throughout the program learners will be evaluated using integrated performance-based assessment, and they will have opportunities to explore the rich Swahili culture through activities such as cooking lessons, culture presentations, and field trips. They will be taught by native speakers who have experience teaching in the United States and are knowledgeable about the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, Oral Proficiency Interview, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (785) 864-3832
    wawireb@ku.edu

    Providence Day School (Student)

    Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The PDS STARTALK Student Program is a grant-funded (free to participants) ​face-to-face, non-residential 3-week, Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. The program theme, "Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai" will allow students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways related to topics that are relevant to their day-to-day lives. Within this theme, students will explore and variety of aspects of school life in Shanghai for students their age, and will be able to reflect on their own experience here in Charlotte. In addition to classroom experiences, the program will include a field trip in which students will be able to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! On the final day, there will be a shared celebration of student learning where students will show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Forest Hills High School (Student)

    Forest Hills STARTALK Summer Hindi Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Forest Hills High School, Forest Hills, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Forest Hills STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program is a four-week program for heritage, non-heritage and native middle school and high school students. This program is designed to engage students in the rich Hindi language and culture through the STARTALK endorsed principles. Students will virtually visit India, celebrate festivals, explore the impact on the environment, and find optional possible ways to celebrate festivals. Students will read for gist and for detail, communicate and negotiate, create and present final projects related to the theme of the program “Let’s Go Green: Travel, Festivals, and Environment.” Students will produce real-life situations and experiences in India while bringing culture, content, communities, and comparisons through communications (Using Five Cs). Aligned with the theme of the program students will Skype with members of the local Indian heritage community of middle and high school students in India and quantify their learning by investigating and interrogating students in India. This program will recruit and select 45 students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including students returning from the previous STARTALK programs. Students will earn credits for Hindi as a foreign language. This four weeks program will be offered Monday –Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from July 8, 2019, to August 2, 2019

    Contact(s)
    (718) 640-5259
    sushmaved@hotmail.com

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're Off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK “We're Off to Russia!” is an intensive four-week-long Russian summer school for high school students that is administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and will take place on June 17 through July 12, 2019 on Pitt campus. 20 students from five partnering high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Penn Trafford High School, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Academy) along with students from other U.S. high schools will participate in this Russian language and culture program. The curriculum that is based on the theme “We’re Off to Russia!” will prepare participants for a study-abroad program in Russia. Besides performance-based instructions that target the acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian, high school students will also have a chance to explore Russian culture around Pittsburgh, by visiting a Russian church, buying groceries in a Russian store, cooking Russian cuisine, learning Russian songs and poems, participating in Russian art and craft workshops, and meeting with the members of the local Russian community.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-7407
    crees@pitt.edu
    Program Website

    University of Virginia (Student)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2019 – July 18, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 VSCSA program at the University of Virginia aims to provide a linguistically and culturally enriched online learning environment for 24 high school students who are rising 9th-12th graders in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other regions in the US. Students will embark on a 12-day virtual journey in Beijing from July 5 to July 18 in 2019 that concurs with the major time frame of the VSCTA teacher program. Upon the completion of the program, the learners will develop a positive “Can-Do” attitude and attain proficiency at the intermediate-low level according to ACTFL’s proficiency guidelines. Curricular requirements and lesson plans will be effectively implemented in alignment with the can-do statements across the three communicative modes specified in the online LinguiaFolio. The total instructional hours are 45 hours, including time committed to online orientation and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The program features quality online learning that is made possible by research-endorsed best practices in language pedagogy and cutting-edge technology platform and tools. Learners have ample opportunities to engage in active learning that is intended to be fun, engaging, and motivating. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $25 gift certificate and a Certificate of Excellence in Learning. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu/ to gather further information and complete online application. The application deadline is April 22, 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 882-5168
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Silk Road will be the theme of our 2019 three-week, 120 hours student program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-high at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2019, the Bangor Chinese School will continue to provide both new and tested teaching strategies and student learning experiences. Students will gain the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a learning environment featuring language "immersion". BCS now offers to provide a year-eleven of instruction and learning experience in which students will take part in standards-based, student-centered language and culture immersion, thematic organized learning with target language and advanced educational technology. The goal of the learning process is to move each student’s proficiency levels up by the end of the program. It is also the intention of BCS to expand learning experiences for students outside the classroom, including opportunities for students to communicate with Chinese counterparts/friends through the Internet, including, Skype and WeChat which has been done very successfully in the past years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS’s STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the program. It is hoped that following the program the participants and their families will be motivated to continue pursuing on-going language-speaking and cultural opportunities to enrich their own knowledge, and promote the ancient and rich Chinese heritage, allowing better understanding and effective diplomacy with that area of the world, be prepared to be able to compete for global jobs, manage multicultural colleagues and collaborate on global teams. Simply stated, if we are to face the challenges of the future with confidence, we must start now, using ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, in building a cadre of young Americans who comprehend, speak and read this lovely, ancient and "critical" world language.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

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