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    Wofford College (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Student Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Chinese @ 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-five individualized sessions in the Fall and 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

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 102 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 27-July 20, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 27, 2018 – July 20, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Russian language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 3-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 3-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Russian language and culture. In grades 7-12, students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-3 classes. There will be approximately five students at the elementary level and twenty at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 102 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 27-July 20, 2018.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

    UNR (Student)

    STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program plans to host 30 local middle and high school students (grades 7-12) and offer two level courses for new students and returning students. The course will last three weeks (June 12-29, 2018), meeting Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 84 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language through the theme of Chinese New Year: the Customs, Legend and Drama. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, students of Level I will reach Novice Mid and students of Level II will reach Novice High. Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on activities in the target language as well as gain the cultural understanding in the global context.

    Contact(s)
    (775) 682-8917
    isabelli@unr.edu
    Program Website

    ESHA (Student)

    ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    -- The program will enroll 75 to 80 students in grades 3-8 at Novice and Intermediate levels and will be held inJuly at Marlboro Memorial Middle School for three weeks M-F 8:30-3:30 for a total of 105 contact hours.
    -- The program provides Language instruction based on STARTALK principles while culturally appropriate activities like yoga, music, media lab, project-based learning, outdoor sports and community interaction are included as supporting activities to reinforce language and culture in an integrated fashion with the Theme of Festivals and Fairs of India.
    -- The program aims at improving communication skills by one or two notches according to the ACTFL guidelines and enhancing literacy skills depending upon prior knowledge and training; a secondary goal is to inculcate interest in the Language and culture of India for becoming bilingual citizens.
    -- Learners will be able to name, recognize and identify the salient characteristics of various festivals and fairs in India, participate in an interactive manner with children of their age in India - whom they will interact with Skype sessions, tell stories about festivals, discuss among group of peers which festivals and/or fairs they like most/least, and why.
    -- Integrating culture and language in a fluent way, we plan to make learning fun: for example, activities like yoga, singing songs appropriate for particular fairs/festivals, and project-based learning (e.g., making dioramas) will be encouraged; a dress parade will be held with children wearing costumes of their selected states fair/festival and an actual Mela (fair) will be organized by parents on school premises so children can experience the atmosphere of a mela in India.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 972-1489
    ved.chaudhary@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Kanti Hindi Kendra, LLC (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Immersion

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Session One
    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will offer 91 hours of learner centered Hindi language and culture learning to 84 early elementary to middle school students (1- 8 grade). Participants will be placed in age-appropriate classes ranging from novice to intermediate level, based on their pre-program informal Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment. Program's major goals will be to develop Hindi language competence of all participants by at least one higher sub level in three modes of communication. Participants will have the opportunity to develop language skills, and cultural competence by exploring program's curriculum contents based on the theme 'Me and My World- Unity in Diversity', and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Differentiated instruction, intentional scaffolding to build Hindi literacy skills, formative and performance assessments will guide and motivate learners to self-monitor and grow their language skills. Theme based games, competitions, multimedia projects and hands-on native visual and performing arts projects will provide opportunities to all language learners with varied needs to engage in meaningful communication, create and present collaborative products for peer assessment and self reflection. The program will also provide continued Hindi language and culture learning opportunity to learners during its 20 week online-blended session (September 2018- March 2019).

    Contact(s)
    (914) 319-9396
    sushmak171@gmail.com
    Program Website

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