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    West Windsor Plainsboro School District (Student)

    Hindi Urdu Immersion Program Grades (3-5)

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • West Windsor Plainsboro Regional School District., West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 8 till July 26, 2019. The
    program will enroll 50 students for Hindi and Urdu language, 25 for Hindi and 25 for the Urdu language whose
    proficiency will vary from Novice to Intermediate. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00pm
    for three weeks onsite. A post-program component in terms of onsite classes for Hindi and Urdu languages in the school district will be provided for our students. The theme of the program is " Let's Go Somewhere". The curriculum follows the backward design model and at the completion of the three-week program, students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Intermediate range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students(1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 712-1241
    purimamta12@gmail.com

    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

    University of Virginia (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 18, 2019
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training and followed by 1-week offsite practicum, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders online. Trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" that offers 126 instructional hours. The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through a blended instructional model before, during, and after the program. The program ensures quality instruction and guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement world-readiness standards in thematic and curricular design and STARTALK endorsed principles for effective ONLINE teaching, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience in ONLINE teaching, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement in teaching Mandarin Chinese through different modalities. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence will be the completion of an Eportfolio that documents UVA STARTALK Fellows’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers in teaching Mandarin Chinese courses. UVA STARTALK Fellows will enjoy free lodging and food at the hometown of the 3rd US president, Thomas Jefferson and receive travel reimbursement up to $600 upon the completion of the program. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu/ to gather further information and complete online application. The application is based on rolling admission, and spots will be filled up soon.

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

    Global Language Project (Student)

    Let's Go to Chinatown/All About Me

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2019 – July 26, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Graham Windham Manhattanville, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Student Program component of the 2019 GLP STARTALK Combination Program will be a thirteen day student program run as a strand within a successful existing summer camp, Graham Windham Manhattanville, for 40 to 45 inner city students in 6th to 8th grade. The student program will follow the themes 'Let's Go to Chinatown!' and 'All About Me,' and provide a novice level entry point into the acquisition of Chinese focused on personal identity and planning a trip to Chinatown. The 30 hours of instructional activities will be focused on achievable novice mid to novice high goals for elementary and middle school students, with the culminating objective being a visit to Chinatown where students will interact with native speakers. This student program will be run concurrently with Global Language Project’s teacher program. Under the guidance of lead instructors, camp staff will implement a program that incorporates STARTALK best practices for the benefit of the campers and for the teacher program participants who will be teaching in the camp during the last week of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (646) 657-8075 ext 2
    eshovers@glpny.org

    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

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2019 – July 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

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

    AKEEP [Alabama Korea Education & Economic Partnership] (Student)

    AKEEP-PRS STARTALK: Catch the K-Wave!

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Pike Road Middle School, Pike Road, AL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    AKEEP STARTALK: “Catch the K-Wave!” is a 3-week (15 days) from 8:20 am to 3 pm non-residential program provided by the Alabama-Korea Education & Economic Partnership (AKEEP) to teach Korean language and culture to thirty-three (33), diverse learners, both heritage and non-heritage rising 6th – 8th graders. An application and in-person interview process will group students based on their language acquisition and proficiency level so that we can target their performance levels from Novice Low to High of the ACTFL language levels upon completion of the program. 102 instructional hours including 2-hour graduation ceremony and reception with 90% target language immersion will maximize a student’s performance and better assess the program’s outcomes through our 3-tiered proficiency levels and 4 specific language modes for teaching, learning, and a project platform.
    They will compare and relate to youth cultures in Korea vs America and learn authentic language using popular K-pop and K-drama in our theme, Catch the K-Wave with teen series. Finally, they will perform practical presentational skills like arts, dance, drama, and skits using the middle schoolers’ interpretive culture, currently popular K-pop songs and K-dramas, to communicate with their friends and family in the Korean language and culturally appropriate manner.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 625-8515
    seeMeesoon@akeep.org
    Program Website

    Turkish Cultural Center Boston (Student)

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Turkish Cultural Center MA, Revere, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 33 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 2 through 6. The target Turkish proficiency levels of the students are intermediate mid and intermediate high. The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time in a well-structured classroom environment in 3 weeks in July 2019. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances

    Contact(s)
    (617) 779-8222
    o.turan@tccma.org
    Program Website

    Turkish Cultural Center Boston (Teacher)

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Turkish

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Turkish Cultural Center MA, Revere, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    2019 STARTALK Turkish Teacher Training Program, organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will be 5 days and 30 hours of the ​instructional time training program for teachers. Participants in the teaching training program will be native Turkish speakers. We will advertise the program on the different platforms and we expect participation from a wide range of attendees such as some public school teachers, Turkish​ students in universities as well as members of the local Turkish community who currently teach in our Weekend School at the Turkish Cultural Center. These community members could be adults and also adolescents. Our goal is to prepare Turkish Language instructors to teach heritage learners and non-heritage​ learners in the US.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 779-8222
    o.turan@tccma.org
    Program Website

    UCLA (Teacher)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2019 – June 23, 2019: (Online)
    • June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop that is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language (HL) students. The workshop will open on June 1, 2019, with online assignments for three weeks. This will be followed by a five-day face-to-face workshop (June 24-28, 2019, at UCLA). Accepted participants will be required to complete the online assignments as well as the face-to-face workshop.
    The online assignments will focus on identifying and addressing the linguistic gaps in HL students’ language, differentiated teaching, and teaching mixed classes. The face-to-face workshop will focus on how to use project-based learning (PBL) as a useful tool in heritage language instruction. PBL is a learner-centered approach in which students work over an extended period of time on a task that demands engaging with complex issues, analyzing topics, solving problems, or meeting particular real-life challenges. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of PBL and the ways in which language teaching and authentic materials can be incorporated into a PBL classroom. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that involve the development, presentation, and critique of projects that can be used with HL students. We will accept 24 K-16 instructors who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments, and also time as needed during and after the workshop for online consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of PBL by designing a Standards-based unit that is appropriate for HL learners (HLL) with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. This workshop aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    cwl@international.ucla.edu
    Program Website

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