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    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 18 to July 14, 2017, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Street College Prep) to recruit participants; students at other high schools are also welcome to apply.

    The curriculum will be based on the theme “We're Off to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad and living with a host family in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Novice High proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

    Please find a printable PDF of the application at the following link-- http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/outreach/startalk--or email Dawn Seckler (das200@pitt.edu) to request an application.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-9881
    das200@pitt.edu

    Kent State University (Student)

    KSU STARTALK: Chinese Student Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 15, 2017: Summer component (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Regents Foreign Language Academy, Kent, OH
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The Chinese Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program held in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Chinese Academy will serve a cohort of 12 new learners of(Mandarin) Chinese, 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 Mandarin Chinese. This is the Academy's tenth year as a STARTALK program.

    Contact(s)
    (330) 672-1813
    bbaer@kent.edu
    Program Website

    Hilmar Unified School District (Student)

    HUSD STARTALK Portuguese Language Academy

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Elim Elementary School, Hilmar, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The two primary outcomes for the proposed project are a positive learning experience for approximately 100 Portuguese heritage students in grades 2-11 ranging in language ability from novice to intermediate, along with a professional development experience for 15 Portuguese language and culture educators that will increase their language and cultural knowledge as well as their pedagogical content knowledge to successfully implement standards-based language instruction in their classrooms. The students will participate in approximately 75 hours of instruction in a three-week program that will be incorporated into the Hilmar Unified School District's summer school program.

    Contact(s)
    (209) 652-5265
    icjohnson@hilmar.k12.ca.us

    Asia Institute, Inc (Student)

    Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Field Elementary, Louisville, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who have very little or no experience with Mandarin. During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of five hours of instruction for a total of 50 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

    Contact(s)
    (502) 485-8252
    cheng.fisher@jefferson.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    Arizona State University (Student)

    STARTALK Russian Summer Camp at ASU

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Arizona State University provides an intensive, 3-week, non-residential program in elementary Russian for 24 students from 8--12th grade, bringing them to Novice Mid proficiency in speaking, listening, and reading.

    STARTALK students work in small groups in intensive face-to-face sessions on the campus of Arizona State University and, in video sessions with faculty and students from Arizona’s concurrently running Russian language study-abroad program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

    Students use their online sessions to Bishkek to "preview" a study-abroad program they could join in 2018, to meet host families, talk to instructors and students, and to go on "virtual excursions" to the city.

    By the end of the program, students set up their own plan for a 2018 visit to Bishkek, choosing a host family, setting up an excursion schedule, etc.

    Contact(s)
    (480) 965-4188
    devansro@asu.edu
    Program Website

    University of Nevada, Reno (Student)

    Studying Chinese Through Three Legends and Drama

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Summer 2017 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Chinese summer immersion program at UNR plans to host 25 local high school students (grades 9-12) with no or very limited Chinese language background. The course will last three weeks, meeting Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 90 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language through three legends and drama performance.

    Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, students will be able to reach Novice Mid level according to ACTFL World-Readiness Standards. Students will be able to interpret cultural topics in the target language and perform drama, recognize and write Chinese characters, relate to themselves and compare and synthesize the cultural differences between China and the U.S.

    Contact(s)
    (775) 682-8917
    isabelli@unr.edu
    Program Website

    WOFFORD COLLEGE (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Program @ Wofford College

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – June 23, 2017: Immersion (Face-to-face)
    • June 25, 2017 – August 18, 2017: Online Project (Online)
    • September 10, 2017 – February 23, 2018: Individualized Continued Learning Sessions (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    STARTALK @ Wofford offers 149 instructional hours, blended beginning Chinese language and culture courses (two-week intensive summer classes, eight-week summer online learning, and twenty individualized sessions in the fall and early winter) to forty-five 6th-12th graders in Spartanburg, Greenville, nearby counties and other places who have little prior access to Chinese language and culture. The goals are to provide communicative language learning and hands-on cultural activities to promote participants’ learning of Chinese language and culture, and to boost their awareness of the national need to learn a strategic language such as Chinese, the differences/similarities between Chinese language and culture and their base language and culture, and an awareness of the local Chinese community. During the program, participants will receive performance-based language instruction, participate in hands-on cultural activities, and apply what they have learned in tasks that simulate future communication in an exchange program. Participants will engage in all communication modes, and improve their language proficiency 1 to 2 sublevels higher.

    Contact(s)
    (864) 597-4902
    zhangy@wofford.edu
    Program Website

    Brigham Young University (Student)

    BYU Chinese STARTALK Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 1, 2017: Student Program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • BYU Conferences & Workshops, Provo, UT
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2017 BYU Chinese STARTALK Program will serve 64 participants in grades 9-12 for a total of 180 instructional hours during a three week summer residential camp. We will offer four proficiency levels and high school credit corresponding to high school Chinese 1, 2, 3 and 4. Students will use language in meaningful ways as they participate in a variety of activities and classes throughout the day that keep them engaged and immersed in language learning and communication. Students will obtain sufficient instructional training to demonstrate language proficiency ranging from Novice-mid to Intermediate-low as measured by pre- and post- assessments.

    Contact(s)
    (801) 422-1505
    steve_riep@byu.edu
    Program Website

    Virginia Military Institute (Student)

    Opening and Running a Moroccan Restaurant

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 7, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 students to participate in this four-week intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our students will be at the college level (grades 13-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-Mid by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct 94 (or a little more) instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 7th to June 30th, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (540) 464-7965 ext 7965
    elyounssia@vmi.edu

    HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Student)

    STARTALK Around the World in 12 Days

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 22, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    HEB ISD’s Startalk "Around the World in 12 Days" language academy will provide 3 weeks and 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese will be 50 students- 25 7th graders, and 25 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice (rising 7th graders) and intermediate low-mid (upper grades). We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their grades on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice.

    Contact(s)
    (817) 283-4461 ext 7580
    TamaraHaddad@hebisd.edu

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