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

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    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Student)

    YHIS-Startalk Chinese Immersion Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: 3-week Student Program (Face-to-face)
    • December 16, 2017 – December 16, 2017: Chinese Cultural Weekend 1 (Face-to-face)
    • January 27, 2018 – January 27, 2018: Chinese Cultural Weekend 2 (Face-to-face)
    • February 3, 2018 – February 3, 2018: Chinese Cultural Weekend 3 (Face-to-face)
    • February 10, 2018 – February 3, 2018: Chinese New Year performance (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YHIS-STARTALK Student Chinese Immersion Student Summer Program, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The YHIS-STARTALK Chinese Immersion Student program is a 3-week, non-residential Intensive summer program for 30 rising 3rd to 8th grade students, with diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and linguistic background and Mandarin Chinese proficiency levels ranging from Novice Low to Intermediate mid. Through our partnership with local farms and markets, students will be learning language, content and culture in authentic contexts, arranged in science-oriented, culturally-enriching themes.

    The YHIS Startalk program will start with three (June 26 to July 14) 35-hour weeks of intensive, full immersion learning, and will extend into the school year with multiple opportunities for learners to continue and retain their learning, taking full advantage of technology as well as the vibrant learning community that is YingHua International School. With the indispensable support of the Startalk funding, attention will be centered around students in late elementary grades through middle school, an otherwise overlooked range of age of language learners, who are between community-based weekend language schools and well-funded high school language programs. Strong pedagogical leadership will ensure the quality of the program design, and the expertise and experience of teachers, together with a low student-teacher ratio, will ensure the quality of instruction.

    Student participants will be group according to their Chinese language proficiency. Student outcomes include: increased Chinese language skills, increased knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture, while incorporating science into Chinese learning.

    For more information, please contact Michelle Tan at camp@yhis.org
    Phone: 609-375-8015.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    camp@yhis.org
    Program Website

    Town of Hudson (Student)

    STARTALK Portuguese Language & Culture Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Hudson STARTALK Portuguese Language & Cultures Summer Camp, will support 30 students over 15 days of summer camp, from June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017, providing students with 90 hours of instruction during the summer. We will offer two classes: one class for heritage speakers with the objective of developing proficiency in Portuguese and an appreciation for students’ heritage; the other class, for non-heritage speakers with little to no previous knowledge of the language, will introduce students to the Portuguese language and cultures. Both classes will utilize classroom instruction, curriculum, assessments, performance activities, field trips, workshops and guest speakers to help them develop skills in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes.

    Contact(s)
    (978) 567-6250 ext 16210
    apimentel@hudson.k12.ma.us
    Program Website

    Hindi Sangam Foundation A NJ Nonprofit Corporation (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2017

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2017, a three week (105 hours) project based language immersion program for 40 rising six to ninth graders, is focused on the theme, 'Stories from India: Pearls of Wisdom', that provides opportunities to students use the language for a variety of real-life purposes.
    The program aims to increase students' content knowledge, cultural experiences and literacy through storytelling under three sub-themes, ‘Stories of Animals and birds’, ‘My family stories’, and ‘Stories of my ‘Heroes’, leading to prepare students construct their own narratives. These goals are outlined in the curricula for two levels-Novice and Intermediate, which are based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning.
    By end of the program students will be able to communicate in culturally appropriate ways; understand and comprehend courtesy expressions and describe in simple language some familiar and unfamiliar real life situation, read and write simple texts in Hindi and reflect upon their thoughts and ideas in culturally appropriate context.
    An online follow up learning program during the post program months will be implemented to help learners sustain and improve their performance-based Hindi skills.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 339-9099
    aojha2008@gmail.com

    GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program provides instruction in Chinese to novice learners, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese. The program will be divided into two sessions, one for elementary school students and one for middle and high school students. To make the classroom activities relevant to students and motivate them in their learning, each session is organized around a theme; the theme for the elementary school session is “My Family, Your Family,” and the theme for the middle & high school session is “My Homestay in China.” By the end of the program, students in the elementary school session will be able to speak about themselves and their family members, and to interact with others to exchange information about the topic of the family. Students in the middle and high school classes will be able to conduct daily interactions in the language, such as meeting and greeting others, introducing themselves, and exchanging information about their likes and dislikes, their family, their school, their friends and their city. There will be 48 contact hours (42 contact hours for the elementary school session) and the program will last for three weeks, from June 19 to July 7, meeting five days per week, from 9am - noon (on Thursdays the middle and high school classes will run until 2pm). There is no class on the July 4 holiday. In addition to language-learning, there are cultural activities including singing, arts and crafts, games and cooking. Students in the high school program are eligible to participate in an on-line continuation class after the face to face component ends. For high school students who are interested, we will help you petition your high school to receive high school credit for the session.

    Contact(s)
    (509) -31-3-67
    semple@gonzaga.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (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 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 Immersion grades 6/7 or 8/9 or High school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour program, high school students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit pending their school requirements.

    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

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The two primary outcomes for the proposed project are a positive learning experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 2-11 ranging in language ability from novice to intermediate, along with a professional development experience for 15 Portuguese language and culture educators that will increase their language and cultural knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge to successfully implement standards-based language instruction in their classrooms. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program that will be incorporated into the Hilmar Unified School District's summer school program.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Asia Institute, Inc (Student)

    Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Field Elementary, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who have very little or no experience with Mandarin. During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of five hours of instruction for a total of 50 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 485-8252
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    Arizona State University (Student)

    STARTALK Russian Summer Camp at ASU

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Arizona State University provides an intensive, 3-week, non-residential program in elementary Russian for 24 students from 8--12th grade, bringing them to Novice Mid proficiency in speaking, listening, and reading.

    STARTALK students work in small groups in intensive face-to-face sessions on the campus of Arizona State University and, in video sessions with faculty and students from Arizona’s concurrently running Russian language study-abroad program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

    Students use their online sessions to Bishkek to "preview" a study-abroad program they could join in 2018, to meet host families, talk to instructors and students, and to go on "virtual excursions" to the city.

    By the end of the program, students set up their own plan for a 2018 visit to Bishkek, choosing a host family, setting up an excursion schedule, etc.

    Contact(s)
    (480) 965-4188
    devansro@asu.edu
    Program Website

    WOFFORD COLLEGE (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 23, 2017: Immersion (Face-to-face)
    • June 25, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Online Project (Online)
    • September 10, 2017 – February 23, 2018: Individualized Continued Learning Sessions (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK @ Wofford offers 149 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, eight-week summer online learning, and twenty individualized sessions in the fall and early winter) to forty-five 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goals are to provide communicative language learning and hands-on cultural activities to promote participants’ learning of Chinese language and culture, and to boost their awareness of the national need to learn a strategic language such as Chinese, the differences/similarities between Chinese language and culture and their base language and culture, and an awareness of the local Chinese community. During the program, participants will receive performance-based language instruction, participate in hands-on cultural activities, and apply what they have learned in tasks that simulate future communication in an exchange program. Participants will engage in all communication modes, and improve their language proficiency 1 to 2 sublevels higher.

    Contact(s)
    (864) 597-4902
    zhangy@wofford.edu
    Program Website

    Patterson Joint Unified School District (Student)

    MOSAAIC: Multilingual Opportunities in Arabic Arts

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Northmead School, Patterson, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK: MOSAAIC – Multilingual Opportunities for Students in Arabic Arts, Innovation, and Culture, establishes a four-week, 120-hour summer intensive language learning program for 5th-7th grade students in Patterson, CA to acquire mid-novice levels of Arabic language skills through the arts and cultures of Arabic-speaking communities. The program offers students daily opportunities every day to use their emerging Arabic language capacities to observe, critique, and create culturally responsive art and to communicate in culturally and linguistically authentic and meaningful ways. The program will also support 75 hours of staff professional collaboration, learning and reflection to create the target classroom learning plans, plan student and family activities, and enhance their language teaching and arts integration skills.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 894-7816
    franciscasanchez53@gmail.com

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