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    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK Chinese: A Bridge through Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Pitt Chinese STARTALK program will offer a 3-week non-residential language and culture program to 20 rising 9th-12th graders in high school for a total of 96 instructional hours at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus. The standard-based and student-centered curriculum is guided by theme “A Bridge through Culture - Building Global Friendship” which aims to develop students’ linguistic and intercultural competence through experiential learning with native speakers and immersion in Chinese cultural activities. Upon conclusion of this program, students will be expected to have an ACTFL Novice-Min/High proficiency level in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 624-7141
    startalk@pitt.edu
    Program Website

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State is an ambitious, multifaceted program for 20 high school and college students to take an introductory college course in Arabic. For 4 weeks (June-July), a multinational instructional team provides instruction in Arabic for 5.5 hours daily Monday through Thursday, an additional 2 hours of afternoon immersion twice a week, and 4.5 hours on Friday, for a total of 113 available instructional hours. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic). Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, students will become acquainted with Arabic cultures and learn to communicate in Arabic. Starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 867-1665
    galinova@psu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Cincinnati (Student)

    A Trip to the Arab World Sponsered by Startalk

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic summer program held at the University of Cincinnati is a 4 week intensive program (June 19 –July 14) designed for high school seniors, rising seniors and juniors at the beginning level of study. The number of students enrolled is 20 with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The program consists of 90 hours of instruction in addition to field trips. At the end of the program students will be able to perform at the Novice Mid/Novice High level according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL GLOBAL CAN-DO BENCHMARKS. Upon successful completion of the program students will earn five semester hours of college credit.

    Contact(s)
    (513) 556-2091
    thomege@ucmail.uc.edu
    Program Website

    University of Washington (Student)

    Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Online)
    • July 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning,” aims to enroll 20 high school and college Portuguese and Spanish heritage language students in a four-week intensive Portuguese language program meeting six hours a day for a total of 120 instructional hours plus 20 hours for the online component preceding the face-to-face program. Portuguese heritage students are expected to increase their proficiency level from Intermediate Low to High, and Spanish heritage students, who will be just beginning their study of Portuguese, will aim to reach Intermediate Low (or higher) proficiency. The program is designed to develop students’ proficiency in Interpretive Reading and Listening, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing in Portuguese, and in the Interpersonal Mode, students will increase their linguistic accuracy and sensitivity to cultural norms, e.g., social register and linguistic forms not typically encountered in intimate family speech. Students will be able to earn six University of Washington credits by enrolling in PORT 105 and also have an opportunity to complete the ACTFL AAPPL in the beginning of the program and the ACTFL OPIc (Oral Proficiency Interview computer-based) and WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) at the end of the program. High school students may be able to use these results in order to receive up to four high school competency-based credits, and all students will receive placement results for future study of Portuguese at the UW.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 543-0536
    startalk@uw.edu
    Program Website

    University of Southern California (Student)

    STARTALK Korean at USC

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK Korean at USC will offer a 4-week Novice-level Korean language classes to high school students (9th-12th grades, total 24 students). We recruit non-heritage students with no prior knowledge as well as those with basic communication skills in Korean. Participants will earn 5 high school credits upon the successful completion. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid or Novice High (for returning students from a previous STARTALK program) on the ACTFL OPI scale. The daily program includes four hours of instruction from Monday through Friday (6/19~7/14/2017), totaling 80 hours of instruction including Orientation and Field Trip.

    Contact(s)
    (213) 740-5101
    heeju@usc.edu
    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

    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK Student Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to beginning and intermediate learners. Each day four hours of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.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

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