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    HINDI SANGAM FOUNDATION (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 8, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK HINDI 2019 is a 3 week, 105 instructional hours immersion program targeting 40 rising six to Ninth graders in Franklin, New Jersey, who will be recruited through an online application process and placed in four classes of Novice and Intermediate levels. We will improve their speaking, reading and writing proficiency in Hindi using curricula and learning plans for two levels, Novice and Intermediate, based on the backward design principles, using carefully selected traditional and contemporary cultural stories from India in order to engage learners in experiencing and exploring the world around them under the overarching theme, 'StoryTelling’, divided into three sub-themes: Personal, Traditional, and Contemporary inspirational stories. By end of the units, students will not only learn new terms and expressions about people, places, animals and birds, but also interpret the theme and messages out of the stories while reconstructing their own narratives. Various forms of traditional storytelling such as puppetry and street performances, that take place during festivals and events in India, will be used for rich learning experiences. A day long field trip will be organized to provide students opportunities for interactions with native speakers on familiar and unfamiliar topics and on the final day of the program they will present their stories at a ‘Story Festival’ to reflect their language skills in the presence of parents and guests.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    hindiconferencenyc2014@gmail.com
    Program Website

    UCF (Student)

    STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West.

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Central Florida-UCF Global, Orlando, FL
    • STARTALK 2019: Where East Meets West., Orlando, FL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The theme of the program will be "STARTALK: Where East Meets West" focusing on Russian/Arabic language and cultural understanding in the professional world for future youth leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia/Arab World by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian/Arabic language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary youth leadership festivals and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian/Arabic youth culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of sixty participants. The participants will be divided into four groups of Novice Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia" as well as developing Arabic resources.

    Contact(s)
    (407) 823-2472
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student)

    Lewis University Summer Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Lewis University, Romeoville Campus, Romeoville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    14 rising high school 10-12 graders and Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and juniors with no prior knowledge of Russian will participate in Lewis University Summer StarTalk Program 2019. The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment and will offer its students a variety of engaging, student- centered activities under the umbrella theme “Meeting Russia and Russians”. By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice Mid/Novice high) functional ability in Russian. The program will run for four weeks from June 17th and July 12th 2017, Monday through Friday and will provide 95 hours of instruction.

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5544
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (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 13 day program, students will participate in seven 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 middle school immersion or high school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate Low ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour High School program, students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit depending on their school. 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

    FARGO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 (Student)

    Fargo STARTALK Chinese Retreat for Students

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 22, 2019 – August 9, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, ND
    • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Moorhead, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, cooking, and Chinese ink painting. The theme Exploring China will explore different regions of China: North, South, East, and West. New students will learn about the geography, fauna, climate, clothes, monuments, and foods in thematic units; returning students will delve into math and scientific concepts to build kites, create timelines and a model of the Great Wall, study the tropical climate of the island of Taiwan, study the life cycle of silk worms and the life span of pandas, and grow bean sprouts to make tofu. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an additional opportunity for interpersonal communication.

    Contact(s)
    (701) 293-5763
    fargostartalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Chinmaya Mission (Student)

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 15, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2019 (CMSSHC-19) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 15 to August 2, 2019, 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 students 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 (Delhi, Jaisalmer, and Goa), 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 / poster board 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.
    For enrollment info, see : https://goo.gl/knFiU9

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

    Middlebury College (Teacher)

    STARTALK: Proficiency-Based Pedagogy for Russian

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 20, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The program accommodates 16 teachers of Russian working at the middle/high school and the college level with minimal or intermediate-level of experience. Over the course of 20 days (90 instructional hours), which are split between the on-line and on-site parts, the participants will acquire and/or expand the knowledge and understanding of basic tenets of second language acquisition and proficiency-based pedagogy, as well as practice the application of newly acquired concepts in real classroom. As a result of the program, the participants will become more efficient teachers of Russian, able to demonstrate such fundamental teaching skills as planning a lesson and a unit using backward design principles, providing comprehensible input, maximizing target language use, providing gradual and timely release of responsibility, administering performance-based assessment, and providing appropriate feedback. Importantly, the unique feature of the program, i.e., Russian-only environment of the Middlebury Summer School, will contribute to maintenance and improvement of the participants’ Russian language skills.. By engaging in reflexive practices throughout the program, participants will develop as thoughtful practitioners capable of reflecting and analyzing their own work and drawing lessons for future improvement.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 230-4159
    edengub@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Washington County School District (Student)

    WCSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 6, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 7, 2019 – June 7, 2019: (Online)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 14, 2019 – June 14, 2019: (Online)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 18, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • June 19, 2019 – June 21, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Lava Ridge Intermediate School, Santa Clara, UT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Washington County School District (WCSD) Startalk Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 60 rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders from nine WCSD schools to join together for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The program will include 3 classrooms of 20 students each meeting daily for 6 hours per day for 10 days, 2 meetings of 2 hours each meeting at the school for students and families as a SKYPE night for students to speaker with middle school students in China in real time. There will also be an additional 30 hours online exploring China-Beyond your Imagination where students will explore Chinese music, dance, theatre, and sports. WCSD students will engage with each other and students from China, via electronic communication, as topics are explored and activities include group presentations, and informative oral and written assignments. After participating in the camp, students will be able to engage in Intermediate Mid level discourse regarding Chinese arts in China through sub-themes of similarity and differences and cultural awareness.

    Contact(s)
    (435) 673-3553 ext 5183
    marybeth.fuller@washk12.org
    Program Website

    San Diego State University Foundation (Student)

    SDSU STARTALK Multi-language Student Program

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Portuguese, Persian, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    LARC at SDSU will offer four-week language instruction in Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian languages to 48 non-heritage students (12 for each language program) from July 8th to August 2nd​. The program will be open to students in grades 9-12 with no prior knowledge of the language. Students will receive 120 hours of instruction during the summer camp. This immersion program will use a thematic curriculum “Contemporary Life: Young Adults in a Big City,” to develop students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills while simultaneously developing their cultural competence in the language and culture. The targeted goals are novice-high in listening and speaking, and novice-mid in reading and writing. Upon successful completion, the students will be awarded four units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program has 15 hours of follow-up sessions over 5 months (3 hours per month).

    Contact(s)
    (619) 594-8968
    nnovakovic@sdsu.edu
    Program Website

    Brockton Public Schools (BPS) (Student)

    Unidos na Ciência (United in Science) - Grades K-3

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 30, 2019
    Location(s)
    • TBD - Manthala George Elementary School, Brockton, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Brockton Public Schools Startalk Unidos na Ciências program will provide engaging and rigorous STEM language learning in Portuguese full-immersion setting for students entering kindergarten through grade three. This is a bifurcated program, with elementary students in grades one through engaging in a two-week science exploration camp in July, and entering kindergartens participating in a two-week program in August. All students in this program participate in the Unidos Portuguese Dual Language Immersion program during the school year, with entering kindergartners being exposed to organized Portuguese language instruction for the first time. Students in the Unidos program in grade kindergarten through grade three have a novice Portuguese proficiency ranging from Novice-Low to Novice-High. In Unidos em Ciências, students will engage in grade level science standards, contextualized within the Lusophone world. Unidos em Ciências unifying theme is “Where in the Portuguese Speaking World”, with each grade contextualizing it for their curriculum standards. Kindergarten will focus on living things, basic needs, and the environment. Grade one will focus on space and motion. Grade two will focus on plants and animal characteristics. Grade three will focus on matter, land forms, and maps. Program goals will include interpretive communication, interpersonal communication, and presentational communication, with targeted outcomes for each grade. The program in July for first through third graders will run for ten days for five hours each day for a total of 50 instructional hours. The program for incoming kindergartners in August will run for three hours per day for two weeks for a total of 30 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (508) 580-7508
    GLORIACHO@bpsma.org

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