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

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    Bryant University (Teacher)

    Bryant STARTALK Chinese Language Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program is a 3-week intensive summer training and practicum program during July 5-25, 2017 for current and future K-12 Chinese language teachers (no classes on weekends).

    The targeted participants are prospective and novice (0-2 years of teaching experience) Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools.

    Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. The program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, performance-based assessment and teaching technology.

    The program features:
    • Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours;
    • 3 graduate credits (optional) from Bryant University with tuition discount;
    • Lectures and seminars by renowned scholars and experts;
    • Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities;
    • Real practice classes with middle and high school students;
    • Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor;
    • Team teaching and evaluation;
    • Field trip to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and Boston;
    • Campus dorms available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles away from Bryant University campus (first come first served);
    • Breakfast and lunch provided

    Contact(s)
    (401) 232-6566
    kliu1@bryant.edu
    Program Website

    Hope Chinese Charter School (Student)

    STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hope Chinese Charter School, Beaverton, OR
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Summer Program" at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) will engage 64 rising-grade K-6 students, proficiency levels ranging from beginner to Intermediate-high, in a Chinese immersion environment for four weeks (95 instructional hours) through a series of integrative and interdisciplinary language learning experience with STEM subjects and activities.
    "Welcome to Panda Panpan’s Bamboo Garden!" is the theme for the program where the Panda Panpan, a fun and fictional character, will help the students walk through a variety of topics, such as All about Panpan (life facts of panda, personal information and daily activities), Panpan’s Bamboo Garden (edible and non-edible plants, food, animals and home/school community), Panpan’s Friends in the World (world geography, customs and traditions, and plants in different countries), and Help Panpan Protect Her Home (Environment and conservation for our home and the earth).
    At the end of the program, the students will accomplish or will maintain their Chinese language skills at the target proficiency levels, and achieve all the program learning goals in interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication.

    Contact(s)
    (971) 226-7500
    yuri.liu@hopeccs.org
    Program Website

    Global Language Project, Inc. (Teacher)

    Highly Effective Teacher By Design III

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Columbia University, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 GLP STARTALK program will last 13 days, and provide returning lead participants 78 contact hours and new participants with 60 hours; it will include 24 total participants, four to six returning teacher leaders and 18 to 20 new participants. Participants will focus on the TELL Domain areas of ‘Planning,’ the ‘Learning Experience,’ and ‘Professionalism.’ Participants will have the opportunity to participate in full group and small group lectures and sessions, as well the chance to peer-teach and micro-teach at a Harlem-based summer camp. The returning teachers will be given training to prepare them to be the next generation of teacher leaders. All participants will earn New York State CTLE professional development credits and have the opportunity to earn graduate level credits through Queens College or other university partners.

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

    City of Boston (Student)

    Arabic Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Charlestown High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive non-residential summer language course, designed as an enrichment program for students enrolled in the Boston Public Schools (grades 9-12). Through this 24-day program encompassing 144 instructional hours of Arabic language and culture learning, high-school students can earn credit at the beginning and intermediate levels over the course of multiple summers. The program graduates 40 students who have reached proficiency between the novice-high and intermediate-low levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website

    Agnes Scott College (Student)

    Georgia STARTALK Program: Chinese & Turkish

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Turkish

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 3, 2017 – July 15, 2017: no class on July 9 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 12-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 84 hours instruction in Chinese or 84 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese, and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Martial Arts or Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown and the Turkish Istanbul Cultural Center will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

    Contact(s)
    (404) 471-6531
    jpaul@agnesscott.edu
    Program Website

    HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Student)

    STARTALK Intensive Language Learning Experience

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 3, 2017 – August 3, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HCC will provide summer courses in Arabic and Chinese to 60 high school students in Howard County. HCC will recruit students from grades 9 – 12 from public, private, and homeschools in the county and will provide them with 86 hours of instruction over five weeks from July 3 through August 3. Outcomes include: exiting participants at the novice mid or novice high level, increasing understanding of Arabic and Chinese speaking cultures, recruiting learners to continue with second semester language offerings in the fall semester, exposing learners to potential career opportunities requiring the knowledge and skills in a critical language, and sponsoring ongoing dialogue on Arabic and Chinese language and cultural issues in the high schools during the academic year.

    Contact(s)
    (443) 682-1174
    Laura.Farrell@Howardcc.edu
    Program Website

    Boston University (Teacher)

    STARTALK Online Korean Teacher Training

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • July 3, 2017 – August 11, 2017: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Boston University, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This is a two-part six-week online program: the initial three-weeks will consist of intensive instruction delivered completely online, the second three weeks will consist of developing a teaching portfolio with guidance from the Program Director. The sixteen participants will include beginning and experienced teachers of Korean mostly from K-16 institutions. They will learn how to create language resources using educational technology that will enable them to incorporate the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning, the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Framework, and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages into their Korean classes. At the conclusion of the sixth week, participants will receive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 358-5033
    kimjs@bu.edu
    Program Website

    Loyola Marymount University Inc (Teacher)

    LMU 2017 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The LMU 2017 Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute will continue to respond to the demand for highly qualified teachers of Chinese by providing support and resources through the provision of two pathways for teacher preparation: 1) The continuing graduate-level Mandarin language credential, and 2) the Certificate in Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings. Pathway 1: Credential program outcomes include: 1) recruiting and admitting highly qualified K-12 Chinese language teacher candidates for entrance into the secondary or multiple subjects requirements and master's degree program; 2) Supporting Summer Institute participants in passing state testing requirements; 3) Providing 2 cohorts of teacher candidates (21 total) with 6 units of graduate-level coursework applicable to their credentials and masters. The credential program offers 110 hours of coursework, independent work and clinical practice for graduate credit. Pathway 2 is the Certificate in Teaching Chinese in Pre-K – 12 Settings with a targeted enrollment of 13 participants (5 new and 8 returning) who teach in heritage or other programs. Pathway 2 participants complete a hybrid course-series offered through LMU Extension for up to 12 continuing education units of credit (120 professional development credit hours). Upon completion of this second Summer Institute Pathway, participants will: 1) Expand knowledge of content-based Mandarin language and literacy, with a focus on the arts and movement education (Content-based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development in Mandarin); 2) Incorporate research-based practices in assessment linked to instruction (Assessment Basics and Oral Proficiency); 3) Apply new skills in content instruction in Mandarin and engage in reflection about their practices (Practicum in Teaching Mandarin); and 4) Deepen knowledge and skill in teaching Chinese grammar (Chinese Grammar Pedagogy course).

    Contact(s)
    (310) 568-6117
    ceel@lmu.edu
    Program Website

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Teacher)

    STARTALK Rutgers GSE Chinese Teacher Program 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 30, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Rutgers The State University of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ
    • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Academy is a two-week, 80-hour intensive summer program designed for 13 experienced Chinese teachers. The program supports the development of leadership skills, while focusing on providing professional development in these specific areas: literacy development and online instruction. The program offers two clinical settings: an elementary face-to-face and high school on-line program in which participants will practice and reflect upon the new skills they are developing. Via our Chinese Round Tables, we offer an additional 25 hours of professional development during the academic year. At the end of the program, teachers will be able to: plan learning experiences that support the STARTALK principles; use a variety of learning tools to support performance objectives; routinely use internal and external assessment data to modify the learning experience; and grow as leaders and reflective practitioners.

    Contact(s)
    (848) 932-0790
    mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu
    Program Website

    Hunter College / City University of New York (Student)

    STARTALK Hunter Chinese Student Program Gr. 9-16

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2017 – August 2, 2017: Face-to-Face + Online (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Hunter College, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program uses the best practices of the blended model to offer a 6 weeks summer language and culture program for 10-15 high school and college level students do not have prior Chinese learning background. High school students who do well in the summer session may continue in the program and earn 3 college credits by taking a post-summer 10 week online course. College students with satisfactory learning performance will be accepted into the Chinese Flagship program. The program enables American students to receive quality instruction in Chinese language from native speakers while taking part in rich cultural activities. Students should achieve at least Novice Mid level of proficiency in speaking by the end of the summer program as demonstrated by the STAMP test results.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 396-6724
    bhao@hunter.cuny.edu
    Program Website

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