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

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    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

    Harvard College (Student)

    STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “STARTALK: Bridges to Russia” is a three-week intensive Russian language for heritage speakers program for high school students (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century. The linguistic focus of this program is reading and writing proficiency. Our students will also be involved in community service: they will interview the residents of a nearby retirement home and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater). This year, we will offer professional development seminar to our instructors.

    Contact(s)
    (831) 238-6996
    oksanawillis@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Russian Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 15, 2017: Summer component (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Russian Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Russian Academy will serve a cohort of 12 new learners of Russian, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 242 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component for Ohio students. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of the Russian language.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 672-1813
    bbaer@kent.edu
    Program Website

    Bayan Claremont (Student)

    STARTALK Legacy of Arabic Literary Culture

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – August 4, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bayan Claremont / Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our 100% online thematic Arabic program for high school and college students will engage students around carefully-selected samples of Arabic literature that reflect the richness of cultural expression in various lands during medieval times. Students at the "intermediate low proficiency level" are encouraged to participate, and the format consists of daily synchronous and asynchronous language learning experiences. Lessons will explore the genres of travel writing, frame tales, history, scientific writing, humor, and poetry. By the end of our program, students will know about genres of Arabic literature, famous person, interesting locales, and will be able to talk with others about cultural exchange and influence, and will have enhanced their abilities in the modes of communication as a foundation for further intermediate level study. They will be able to present information on historical eras and figures, stories from Arab culture, and aspects of daily life that have changed and remained the same.

    The program involves 100 hours over five weeks of online language study, comprised of self-paced work as well as live meetings from Monday through Thursday for 1.5 hours per day. Students who complete the program will be provided certificates. We aim to enroll up to 38 students nationwide who are dedicated to the entire program.

    Contact(s)
    (909) 962-6760
    mshaikh@bayanclaremont.org
    Program Website

    Georgia State University (Student)

    Learning Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in Atlanta

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
    • Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research, Atlanta, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Kindergarten through 5th grade learners in the Atlanta area will have the opportunity to increase proficiency in the U.S. priority languages of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. This program will provide intensive language instruction for 105 participants: 60in Chinese, 15 in Korean, and 30 in Portuguese. Target proficiency levels will be Novice Mid to Intermediate Low for Portuguese participants and Novice Low to Intermediate Mid for Chinese and Korean participants. This intensive language program will be a two-week camp with 40 hours of interactive immersion in the target language.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 413-6390
    rgaleano@gsu.edu
    Program Website

    Georgia State University (Teacher)

    Teaching Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in Atlanta

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • June 24, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    Location(s)
    • The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will provide professional development for practicing and potential teachers of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. As a result of this program, participants will be able to implement standards-based, thematically organized instruction; integrate target language culture into everyday instruction; and provide instruction in the target language that is student centered and engaging. This four-week program consists of 120 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 413-6390
    rgaleano@gsu.edu
    Program Website

    District of Columbia Public Schools (Student)

    Summer 2017 STARTALK Critical Language Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 26, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • CHEC Colunbia Heights Educational Campus, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The programs will serve 125 English Language Learners in grades 6-8 in a 5 week program beginning June 26 and ending July 28, 2017. Students will receive 96 hours of instruction and will earn .5 credits in Chinese Language and Culture through a series of enriching activities that only the nation’s capital can offer. Students will learn to speak Chinese as they sip tea at the Embassy of China, take a walking tour of Chinatown, witness martial arts exhibits at the Chinese Cultural Center and appreciate art at the National Museums of Asian Art. They will release their paper lanterns at the culmination of the program where they will celebrate the Chinese New Year!

    Contact(s)
    (240) 277-6770
    nicole.ugel@dc.gov

    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

    University of Colorado Boulder (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Chinese Instruction in the Digital Age

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 20, 2017: Asynchronous (Online)
    • June 22, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This STARTALK program will introduce the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the Chinese language curriculum a range of technology tools. Program participants will work with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain competencies in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons. The program will cover a variety of topics, including affordances & challenges to technology integration in the language classroom, development of a learner-centered classroom, the flipped classroom, digital storytelling, technology project assessments, open educational resources, and cultivation of a Personalized Learning Network (PLN). The program will consist of eight days of pre-program asynchronous online learning and eight days of a face-to-face residential institute on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The online portion of the program consists of activities and discussion related to program topics. During the face-to-face institute, participants will receive training on specific technologies, have time to gain experience and work with instructors on these technologies, engage in discussions with master teachers about successful integration of technology in the classroom, and learn about current theory, standards, and trends in instructional technology and Chinese language learning. At the end of the program, participants will leave with resources, lesson plans, and action plans for technology integration in the world language classroom. Application to this STARTALK program is open to all Chinese language teachers who teach Chinese language in grades 6-12 in the United States. Enrollment is limited to 20 teachers. Participants must be able to commit to fulfilling all requirements of the residential and asynchronous online portions of the program. No partial attendance is allowed. Participants will receive $375 towards travel reimbursement, single-room lodging, and all meals. Participants will have the option to earn graduate credit in Teacher Education from the University of Colorado Boulder at the participant's expense.

    Contact(s)
    (303) 735-5128
    jon.zeljo@colorado.edu
    Program Website

    American Chinese Academy (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2017 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home runs from June 13 to June 30, 2017 at University Park Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland. This student-centered program will provide an immersive language learning environment where students engage in authentic materials and hands-on activities featuring the theme “Earth is Our Home”. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth during a virtual visit to the International Earth Day Fair in China. A 2-hour after school extension program will be provided once a week for 10 weeks at University Park Elementary School in fall 2017 following the summer program when students can continue to learn Chinese. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, build lasting interest to continue with Chinese learning, and understand the importance of protecting our environment.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeff.chen@pgcps.org
    Program Website

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