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    University of Mississippi (Student)

    Mississippi StarTalk 11

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Mississippi StarTalk 11, University (Oxford), MS
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Mississippi Chinese StarTalk 11 will offer four weeks of intensive residential instruction (20 days and 100 contact hours of instruction) to up to 30 high school students from Mississippi and other states who will learn the language in three different levels ranging from Novice Mid to Intermediate Mid. A team of three teachers, one program coordinator, three tutor-counselors and other staff members will oversee the program academically and culturally. During the course of this program, students will learn to appreciate the Chinese language by possessing it and communicating in it, while being immersed in nine communication tasks in both spoken and written Chinese.

    Contact(s)
    (662) 915-7298
    mldyer@olemiss.edu
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer StarTalk 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    32 rising high school 10-12 graders, college freshmen and sophomores (placed into level 1& 2) will participate in Lewis University Summer Star Talk 2017 . By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice High /Intermediate Low) functional ability in Chinese. This program will run for four weeks from June 26 to July 21, 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 90 hours of instruction. The University provides tuition-free program for all participants, access to the University course management system, and facilities. Students who successfully complete the program will earn three tuition-free Lewis University credits.
    The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment under the umbrella theme “A Trip to Taipei”. As students make plans for their journey to the target language country they will learn how to get around the major Taiwanese city, learn about places of interest, and engage in basic conversations with “locals”.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5319
    huli@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    University of New Mexico (Student)

    Arabic in New Mexico

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program “Arabic in New Mexico: A Common Past and Shared Future” will provide Arabic instruction for 30 students grades 6-12 at the Novice and Intermediate levels over the course of three weeks (91 contact hours). Novice students will reach the Novice High level with some performance at the Intermediate Low level and Intermediate students will reach the Intermediate Low level with some performance at the Intermediate Mid level in all language skills. The program will be guided by the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning and use performance-based assessment. Through classroom instruction, community interactions, and extracurricular activities, students will develop a greater understanding of past and present cultural connections between New Mexico and the Arab world.

    Contact(s)
    (505) -27-7-47
    etrentman@unm.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 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: Chinese I, II, III and IV (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    "What Do You Know about Traditional Chinese Medicine?" will be the theme of our 2017 three-week, 120 hours, student’s Chinese program for forty-two (42) grades 4-12 learners in northern New England with learners' proficiency from novice-low to intermediate-mid at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. For the summer 2017, 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-nine 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 1-2 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 eight (8) years. All master teachers of student program are required to participate in the BCS STARTALK teacher program to ensure the teaching quality of the student 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

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU STARTALK Arabic Camp

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The BYU Arabic STARTALK Camp is designed to light the fire of motivation in students as they experience that they can learn a lot of Arabic in just three weeks. Our theme, “Avicenna’s Astrolabe,” centers on a collaborative mystery-solving game set in the present. Students are tasked to find an ancient cure to a deadly disease that threatens to decimate the modern world. The key to doing so is an astrolabe once held by the famous polymath, Ibn Sina (a.k.a. Avicenna). By exploring cities and talking to people from both the modern and medieval Arab world, students uncover the story of the astrolabe as it passed hands from civilization to civilization, while also finding clues leading them on to discover the cure they seek. In the process, students internalize basic communication skills while also experiencing a variety of Arab cultures and historical perspectives that highlight the impact of Arabo-Islamic civilization on the West. They will also learn about past and present violent reactionary movements in the East and the West that manipulate religion to foment hate and gain power.

    Beginners get off to a great start and complete the equivalent of a year of high school Arabic and receive corresponding credit. We will again offer an option that will allow those who already know the script to complete the equivalent of Arabic 101 and receive either high school or university credit. Even more advanced students may complete Arabic 102 and receive high school or university credit. All will come away with a solid repertoire of pragmatic speaking and reading skills and gain significant hands-on experience with Arab culture.

    Students learn through doing. They live the language, learning to perform authentic tasks. They are immersed in music, films, games, cooking lessons, visits to mosques and restaurants. Tutors are available day and night to act as role models and to help students of varying abilities and challenges succeed. World-class teachers are experienced in making learning fun and adjusting instruction to individual needs. Students practice and demonstrate their progress in role plays and in day-to-day living, which helps to build confidence.

    All students are urged to push on during the academic year with our award-winning distance-learning course that includes live support from tutors. Some former students who have done so have already distinguished themselves in follow-on abroad experience and realized the goal of acquiring advanced levels of proficiency in Arabic. BYU’s Arabic camp is a great springboard. Consider the example of Rachel Lott, who participated in our 2014 camp and will be joining us this year as a teaching assistant:

    https://news.byu.edu/news/rubbing-elbows-un-diplomats-byu-students-win-i...

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-6531
    belnap@byu.edu
    Program Website

    Ohio University (Student)

    2017 Swahili STARTALK Program at Ohio University

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Ohio University Athens Campus, Athens, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Swahili STARTALK is a one-month (June 26-July 26) intensive language program targeting 20 participants to receive a total of 92 hours of Swahili instruction by attending four hours per day, Mondays to Thursdays, and five hours on Fridays for 22 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. At the end of the program, students will earn four semester hours of college credit, and students in the Elementary class will be able to perform at the Novice Mid proficiency level, while students in the Intermediate class will be able to perform at the Novice High/Intermediate Low levels according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks. The program will integrate culture, content, and language and will lead students on a journey to East Africa.

    Contact(s)
    (740) 597-1511
    maposa@ohio.edu
    Program Website

    Chicago Board of Education (Student)

    CPS/University of Chicago STARTALK Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Check website, Chicago, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed Chicago Public Schools (CPS) STARTALK program will provide a rich, hands-on, language immersion program in Arabic and Chinese to 30 high school students (9th-11th grade) who have already completed one to two years of Arabic instruction or two to three years of Chinese instruction. The program will be housed at the University of Chicago (UChicago) campus and classes will be conducted by U of C instructors. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to practice and improve their language skills through real-life applications and varied authentic experiences in alignment with STARTALK principles. Participants will attend classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting June 26 and ending July 21, 2017 with a total of 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (773) 553-1968
    fmginski@cps.edu

    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

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 28, 2017: summer program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy will offer high school participants in-depth exploration of Korean language, and popular and traditional culture in Korea, in a 5-week, half-day, non-residential program. The program will be led by an experienced team of faculty and instructors from the UW-Madison Korean Language Program in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, with the assistance and participation of UW-Madison undergraduate students of Korean who will serve as program assistants, guests from the community who will lead interactive workshops on cultural topics, and K-buddy peers in Korea. The UW-Madison Language Institute will offer expertise in program design as well as administrative support.

    Target participants will be 20 high school students with no or minimal proficiency in Korean.

    Working within the program theme of “From Wisconsin to Korea,” and with Novice Mid proficiency goals in mind, participants will explore themes of Let’s Get Acquainted, Daily Schedules, In Restaurants and Around Town, and Traditions Here and There. Based on a backward-design approach to lesson planning and curriculum development using the STARTALK curriculum template, daily learning plans will work towards goals based on real-life usage of Korean that incorporate exploration of cultural practices, products and perspectives as well as language proficiency.

    Korean language and culture lessons taught by experienced teachers of Korean will be supplemented by interactive workshops in rich dimensions of Korean culture, such as martial arts, dance, cuisine, and popular culture, led by members of the campus and local communities. The exploration of these cultural products and practices, and the perspectives that underlie them, will be integrated with language learning. To further enable language use both within and outside of the classroom and with diverse communities, students will also meet via videoconference with K-buddy peers in Korea, to share information about themselves and to gain perspective on teen life in Korea. Undergraduate students of Korean will serve as mentors and program assistants, providing models of developing language learners for STARTALK program participants.

    The students’ developing knowledge and abilities will be assessed using performance-based measures based on real-life scenarios. In these assessments, participants will demonstrate their functional abilities in using Korean and employ their understanding of targeted Korean cultural practices, products and perspectives. Unit-level performance assessments will, for example, ask participants to view a video on a Korean holiday, describe the holiday to a classmate, and then create a greeting card for a holiday. Students will set goals, and document and reflect on their progress, through an online portfolio (LinguaFolio). A final video project will provide the opportunity for students to synthesize what they learned in the program.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3341
    byungjin.lim@wisc.edu
    Program Website

    University of Wisconsin System (Student)

    The Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – August 5, 2017: (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 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 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. PSI participants will be 30 rising seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep (Chicago, IL), The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL), and West High (Anchorage, AK). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Low/ Novice Mid to Novice High (speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; renewal of our NSLI-Y-funded project will continue our second summer sequence of a six-week study abroad program in Latvia.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 262-3379
    pushkin@creeca.wisc.edu
    Program Website

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