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    Fresno State University (Student)

    The Oriental Express

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Fresno STARTALK, Fresno, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fresno STARTALK "Oriental Express" Chinese program takes 40 students grades 3-8 on a three-week journey to China via high-speed rail. In this program, the students will learn Chinese language and culture "visiting" different places in China. We primarily enroll non-heritage beginning level students in a half day program and students participate in fun and engaging language and cultural activities such as dance and kung fu all in a immersion setting. The camp total duration is approx. 60 hours.

    Contact(s)
    (559) 725-1747
    fresnostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Blue Valley Schools (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Immersion Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 4, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Morse Elementary School, Overland Park, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This 3-week STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION ACADEMY will engage 30 fourth and fifth graders with the theme "Thoughtful and Caring Citizens Every Day" offering cognitively challenging social studies content, functional language and engaging activities as the anchor for language learning with authentic multi-disciplinary connections. During 90 instructional hours, non- heritage learners will progress toward novice-mid proficiency levels in the communication modes of listening and speaking with minimal emphasis on reading and writing. Heritage speakers will advance toward intermediate-low proficiency level in listening and speaking modes with more focus on literacy skills of reading and writing. Rising 1st graders will attend for 45 hours and will continue their yearlong language immersion experience or may be introduced to Chinese for the first time. This Academy serves as an initial step for some, while offering a supportive and ongoing experience for others, creating interest and momentum toward building an established long-sequence pipeline for multiple Chinese academic year programs in Blue Valley Schools.

    Contact(s)
    (913) 624-2400
    jrrodriguez02@bluevalleyk12.org
    Program Website

    Stanford University (Student)

    Stanford University/CWLP Mandarin Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia Middle School, Sunnyvale, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The proposed 19 day/90 hours program is designed for beginning (Novice Level) Chinese language and culture middle school students from diverse cultural backgrounds, but with a focus on recruiting and preparing Latino students to successfully learn Chinese. The curriculum centers on the theme of "A Rocket Ship Trip to the Moon" and focuses on providing non-heritage students with a content and culture-rich learning environment where they acquire essential Chinese linguistic functions and cultural features to explore our STEM/STEAM sub-theme and prepares them to perform at a higher level of confidence and competence when they enroll in a Mandarin course in middle or high school in the fall of 2018. The curricula will be delivered via interactive instructional strategies that engage students in the learning process and will be differentiated to address the diverse learning abilities and learning styles of the participants. Both formative and summative assessment strategies will be employed to assess student performance, including student self-assessment and the completion of group projects that demonstrate that the students can apply their new content knowledge and Chinese linguistic proficiency related to the fields of STEM/STEM to accomplish real-world tasks.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9042
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    Stanford University (Teacher)

    Stanford University Teacher Leadership Seminar

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • July 20, 2018 – July 25, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This one-week 40-hour program is designed for experienced teachers of all STARTALK languages. Eligible participants will have had successful experiences in STARTALK and other similar world language professional learning programs and are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community. It is expected that they will have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. A sub-set of returning participants from the previous year program will be invited to participate and increase the leadership skills and experience by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating in the program for the first time. All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving at the institute to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies along the TELL domains continua. At the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity. They will apply knowledge gained from presentation, discussing activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coping with change, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations and censuses building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout. As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (650) 736-9042
    duarte.silva@stanford.edu

    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Student)

    2018 Hawai‘i Chinese Language Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 2018 Hawai‘i Chinese Language Camp, Honolulu, HI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Thirty Hawai‘i students (ages 14-17, with either no or minimal background in Chinese) in the STARTALK Hawaii 2018 program will be able to handle many Novice tasks after their three weeks (105 instructional hours—seven hours a day, five days a week) at camp, including: telling and asking about basic personal information, saying something about the life of Dr. Sun Yatsen (who was educated in Honolulu), requesting favorite foods, talking about healthy vs. unhealthy food choices, describing a dim-sum lunch excursion, telling something that others are unlikely to know about Honolulu's Chinatown, shopping and bargaining, telling something about Hawaii's relationship to China, reading for pleasure at least 10 beginner story books in Chinese, identifying key information in written texts such as Chinatown signs and handwritten notes, filling in key information in forms, writing postcards in Chinese, and creating and illustrating simple stories. They will interact with instructors on almost a 1:1 basis, take part in many hands-on, interactive tasks, and have fun getting to know their classmates well.

    Contact(s)
    (808) 956-2692
    cyndy@hawaii.edu
    Program Website

    SDSU Research Foundation (Student)

    STARTALK Arabic,Chinese,Dari,Persian Combined Prog

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC at SDSU will offer a four-week language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian languages to 40 non-heritage students (10 for each language program) from July 9th to August 3rd. The program will be open to students in grades 9-12 with no prior knowledge of the language. Camp instructors will be L1 speakers of the target languages, experienced teachers familiar with the US education system, ACTFL OPI, and WPT certified/trained testers/raters, and fellows of the California World Language Project (CWLP). Upon successful completion, the students are awarded ​four units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-0846
    sahmadeianfard-w@sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Research Foundation (Teacher)

    STARTALK Arabic,Chinese,Dari, Persian Teacher Prog

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – August 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    ​This three-week hybrid teacher training program will prepare sixteen new and returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian with the knowledge and practicum opportunities to design and deliver curricula and lessons based on backward design and STARTALK-endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning. An additional core focus will be on thematically organized performance-based units of instruction in a learner-centered classroom. Successful teachers will earn three units of graduate level college credit. Interested participants will attend an additional 40 hours of continuing teacher education offered by CWLP-SAILN on-site or online, and will become fellows of CWLP upon the final training. The participants will also learn about the steps that are involved in becoming a credentialed teacher in the state of California.

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-0846
    sahmadeianfard-w@sdsu.edu

    Bangor Chinese School (Student)

    STARTALK: The Future Speaks Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Traditional Chinese Medicine will be the theme of our 2018 three-week, 120 hours 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 2018, 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-ten 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 nine 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 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

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (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 "Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages" 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

    University of Virginia (Student)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2018 – July 19, 2018: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2018 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 US. Students will embark on a 12-day virtual journey in Beijing from July 5 to July 19 in 2018 that concurs with the major timeframe 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 40 hours, including time committed to online orientation and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. Teacher and student ratio is 1:1. 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 attend all online synchronous sessions and complete all programmatic and curricular requirements will receive a gift card at the amount of up to 50.00 and a Certificate of Excellence in Learning. Application deadline is April 20, 2018, but spots will be granted on a rolling basis. Please visit the program website to complete online application.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 924-0571
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

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