Find a Summer Program

All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These programs are listed below. Please check back for information on program dates early next year.

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    American Bodhi Center (Student Program)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary School, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise students' awareness of Chinese culture, stimulate their interest in learning the Chinese language, and lead them to reach the Chinese proficiency at the level of novice mid. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students with no Chinese language background, ranging from 1st to 5th graders. The Program lasts four weeks in June, providing 96 hours of exciting and rigorous language and culture instruction. Students will be led to explore the richness of Chinese culture through various activities in an interactive learning environment.

    Contact(s)
    (713) 446-9694
    abcstartalk@gmail.com

    Chinmaya Mission (Student Program)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2020

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission Yamunotri, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2020 (CMSSHC-2020) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 13 to July 31, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (+ 60 minute daily online learning through Voicethread) offering 105 instructional hours over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for three weeks) to introduce forty eight 8-10 year old learners to conversational and written Hindi at novice mid (proficiency) / novice high (performance) and novice high (proficiency) levels, with the theme: "Oh, The Places You'll Go".
    While virtually traveling to three different places in India (Rishikesh, Jaipur, and Hyderabad), students will exchange information about themselves (name, age, where they are from and their family) with fellow travelers.
    Students will be able to ask and answer questions regarding their preferences (likes/dislikes) for various activities, topography, weather and food at each of the three places.
    At the end of the program, working in small groups, students will make a video presentation of their trip in a mini travel fair for their classmates, parents.
    Working in teams of four, students will design and present their own tourist attraction, and present its features in Hindi.

    Contact(s)
    (847) 537-4710
    vidya@balodyan.com
    Program Website

    CityU of Seattle (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    CityU of Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Korean

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Chong Wa Benevolent Association, Seattle, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Our program outcome is to recruit 13 fluent speakers of Chinese or Korean at the novice teaching level (pre-service) to take 11 undergraduate quarter credits towards a Washington State Residency Teaching certificate. The face to face portion of the program runs 15 days (July 6-July 24), with a pre-program online and workshop component (June 29-July 5) for a total of 110 instructional hours, not including outside assignments and the online pre-program component and post-program assignment submissions. After the summer program, teacher candidates will take an additional 13 credits during the following academic year, completing student teaching by spring and taking and passing the edTPA in June. Teacher candidates who pass will then be able to apply for Washington State Residency Teaching Certificates.

    Contact(s)
    (206) 722-6561
    laubetty@cityu.edu
    Program Website

    Occidental College (Focus Teacher Program)

    Putting Standards Front and Center

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Residence Inn Cypress Los Alamitos, Los Alamitos, CA
    • California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Putting the Arabic Standards Front and Center: Technology as the Core of Learner-Centered Classrooms is a blended program designed to develop participant skills in facilitating a technology-enhanced, standards-based, learner-centered classroom. A maximum of thirty participants, teachers in elementary, middle, high school and university settings, can be accepted. The program begins with online synchronous and asynchronous sessions that last four weeks. These sessions are followed by a five-day, face-to-face, hands-on workshop. Thourghout the program, participants work in groups according to their knowledge, skills, interests, and teaching contexts. They produce technology-enhanced, standards-based learning episodes that are appropriate for their students’ communicative and cultural proficiency, academic content knowledge, and interests. Learning episodes ensure sufficient input in the Interpretive mode prior to addressing Interpersonal and Presentational Communication and are sequenced to address different levels of cognitive engagement using appropriate technologies. When participants return to their classrooms in the fall, they teach their technology-enhanced, standards-based lessons to their students and videotape them in order to receive further feedback and coaching. Depending on participants’ ability to use technology, they effectively organize materials for their learning episodes within a learning management system. To model learner-centered instruction, all segments of the program involve participants in interactive activities and ensure understanding before participants are asked to use concepts in instruction. Our teacher-teaching-teacher model ensures appropriate differentiation and develops leadership skills among our participants, leaders in training and instructional staff.

    Contact(s)
    (818) 620-1176
    bzaslow@oxy.edu
    Program Website

    UCLA (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks of online material followed by one week of face-to-face collaboration) that focuses on strategies for creating a Project-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 22 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 time as needed for the online discussion forum and 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 HLLs 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. Four former workshop participants who have introduced innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    Maria.Carreira@csulb.edu
    Program Website

    Seattle Public Schools (Focus Teacher Program)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Startalk PLU, Tacoma, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program seeks to enroll 12 participants who have at least Advanced Low proficiency in Arabic, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. Participants will earn 11 graduate level credits towards teacher certification with a World Language Endorsement through alternative routes to certification and will receive vouchers to take the required assessments for teacher certification This three-week face-to-face summer intensive program and 3 online classes totals 162 contact hours. The program will be followed by 8 credits of fall/spring coursework and internship in order to complete the full certification program, with an estimated out-of-pocket cost of only $6,600 (financial aid available). Participants will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during summer language camps for high school heritage and intermediate second language learners.

    Contact(s)
    (253) 906-9173
    hassenjk@plu.edu

    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (Student Program)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy (Students)

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students provides an ambitious, interactive, theme-based program for 20 high school and college students who take an introductory college course in Arabic. Typically starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level. For 3 weeks (June 21-July 10), an international team of instructors trained to teach in this specific program, along with student interns who are usually previous participants in our STARTALK student program, provide instruction in Arabic. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic). Funding for most of the cost of tuition is provided. Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, including interactions with native speakers on campus and (by video) overseas, our students will learn to communicate in Arabic, become acquainted with Arabic cultures, and prepare a website to welcome Arabic-speaking international students to our Penn State community.

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

    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (Practicum Teacher Program)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy (Practicum)

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Penn State’s STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers offers a summer practicum program for current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels. Participants will focus on developing their effectiveness in planning and delivering instruction in Arabic in the modes of communication (the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes); on measuring students’ language growth; and on planning for subsequent implementation of their STARTALK learning. During this practicum program, participants will perform supervised teaching in our connected 3-week STARTALK program for high school and college students who are taking Penn State’s Arabic 001 course; our classes for these novice-level students are conducted almost entirely in Arabic. This practicum program for teachers uses a blended learning model, consisting of three components: (1) June 8-15, 8 days of preparation online; (2) June 18-21, a 4-day residential workshop, held at Penn State’s University Park Campus in central Pennsylvania; and (3) a 3-week practicum experience, June 21-July 10, also at our University Park Campus, in which participants will teach the students taking Arabic 001 at Penn State. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $3000 stipend, plus those from out-of-town will receive partial reimbursement for travel/lodging expenses. During Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, we also offer post-practicum support for implementation, including webinars and available phone/video mentoring. Penn State graduate credit will be provided (with tuition paid); for eligible teachers, this practicum program may also contribute towards acquiring certification or maintaining active certification status.

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

    The University of Texas at El Paso (Student Program)

    From Local to Global

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Korean, Russian

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    From Local to Global is a three-week summer language program designed to introduce 45 high school/ early college students to Arabic, Korean, and Russian language. They will be divided into three language groups. The program will have one section for each language. The proficiency level is novice-mid. The program offers six hours daily for fifteen days providing a total of ninety instructional hours. Summer language acquisition will be maintained and expanded during the subsequent school year through the online portion of the program.

    Contact(s)
    (915) 256-3456
    mkhatib@utep.edu

    Georgetown University (Focus Teacher Program)

    Using the ACTFL MOPI for assessment and curricula

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will provides in-depth professional development to instructors of critical languages in community colleges and higher education on how to incorporate the ACTFL Guidelines into teaching and assessment. The 20 participants will participate in 30 hours total of professional development, which includes an online course, a face-to-face workshop on the ACTFL MOPI and follow-on professional development activities. The project promotes foreign language educators’ understanding of ACTFL proficiency levels, which in turn can improve curricular design and implementation.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 687-6334
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

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