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

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    University of California, Los Angeles (Teacher)

    Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2017 – June 25, 2017: Training Module (Online)
    • June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017: Residential program at UCLA (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The UCLA Center for World Languages, host of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, will offer a four-week teacher workshop on strategies for developing materials for heritage language learners (HLLs). Following a flipped format, the workshop will consist of three weeks of online training with an instructor’s feedback and monitoring, and one week of on-site instruction at UCLA, for a total of 75 instructional hours. We will accept 20 participants from across the country representing K-16 institutions. . Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of materials development by designing a Standards-based project that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. We are investigating the possibility of awarding Mozilla badges to participants.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu
    Program Website

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State is an ambitious, multifaceted program for 20 high school and college students to take an introductory college course in Arabic. For 4 weeks (June-July), a multinational instructional team provides instruction in Arabic for 5.5 hours daily Monday through Thursday, an additional 2 hours of afternoon immersion twice a week, and 4.5 hours on Friday, for a total of 113 available instructional hours. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic). Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, students will become acquainted with Arabic cultures and learn to communicate in Arabic. Starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level.

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

    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Teacher)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 23, 2017: (Online) (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 11, 2017: (Face-to-Face Session at Penn State) (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Online) (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This professional development program, designed for 10 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, uses a three-part blended learning structure: (1) an initial 3-week online component (estimated 20 hours' instructional time), June 5-23; (2) a 6-day residential seminar (48 instructional hours), held at Penn State's University Park Campus, July 5-11; and (3) a postseminar online component (estimated 7 hours), July 17-21; for 75 hours total. The broad outcome at which we aim is to contribute to the national effort to expand instructional capacity in critical languages, including Arabic. Specific outcomes are to enable teachers to teach effectively according to STARTALK-endorsed principles––our special focus is on staying in the target language while maintaining comprehensibility; to ensure teachers' awareness of resources that can support them in doing so; and to enhance their preparedness for careers teaching Arabic. We will present pathways to certification and other career options.

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

    University of Cincinnati (Student)

    A Trip to the Arab World Sponsered by Startalk

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic summer program held at the University of Cincinnati is a 4 week intensive program (June 19 –July 14) designed for high school seniors, rising seniors and juniors at the beginning level of study. The number of students enrolled is 20 with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The program consists of 90 hours of instruction in addition to field trips. At the end of the program students will be able to perform at the Novice Mid/Novice High level according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL GLOBAL CAN-DO BENCHMARKS. Upon successful completion of the program students will earn five semester hours of college credit.

    Contact(s)
    (513) 556-2091
    thomege@ucmail.uc.edu
    Program Website

    Town of Hudson (Student)

    STARTALK Portuguese Language & Culture Summer Camp

    Language(s)

    Portuguese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    Location(s)
    • Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Hudson STARTALK Portuguese Language & Cultures Summer Camp, will support 30 students over 15 days of summer camp, from June 23, 2017 – July 14, 2017, providing students with 90 hours of instruction during the summer. We will offer two classes: one class for heritage speakers with the objective of developing proficiency in Portuguese and an appreciation for students’ heritage; the other class, for non-heritage speakers with little to no previous knowledge of the language, will introduce students to the Portuguese language and cultures. Both classes will utilize classroom instruction, curriculum, assessments, performance activities, field trips, workshops and guest speakers to help them develop skills in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes.

    Contact(s)
    (978) 567-6250 ext 16210
    apimentel@hudson.k12.ma.us
    Program Website

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK Chinese: A Bridge through Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2017 – July 14, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Pitt Chinese STARTALK program will offer a 3-week non-residential language and culture program to 20 rising 9th-12th graders in high school for a total of 96 instructional hours at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus. The standard-based and student-centered curriculum is guided by theme “A Bridge through Culture - Building Global Friendship” which aims to develop students’ linguistic and intercultural competence through experiential learning with native speakers and immersion in Chinese cultural activities. Upon conclusion of this program, students will be expected to have an ACTFL Novice-Min/High proficiency level in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 624-7141
    startalk@pitt.edu
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts Boston (Student)

    School Life & Social Activities

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: Combined program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 summer theme “School Life” allows students to learn language in context with relevance to their daily lives and/or future aspirations and is designed to improve students’ communication skills significantly, advancing proficiency levels by the end of camp. A small group of “Student-Leaders,” 5-10 maturing high school students with 3-4 years of camp, will assist staff, instructors in classrooms, and lead student activities while participants in the Teachers program will be visiting classes to conduct authentic dialogs with native speakers. An additional 8 Advanced participants from the Teacher program will be co-teachers/practice-teachers and will help differentiated learners, demonstrate authentic conversations, and plan and teach the cultural electives. We will accept 50 Massachusetts students from grades 6-12 to study in 4 levels of Mandarin (Novice-low through Intermediate-high) for a program that runs July 6 to 26 with daily hours from 9:00am-4:00pm generating 105 hours of learning, plus an optional post-daily program from 4:00-6:00pm for an additional 25 hours of arts, games, and language and technology-based projects. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 334-0295
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts (Teacher)

    UMASS-STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2017 – July 20, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • check website, Check website, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    After this course, participants will be able to discuss and employ the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards and STARTALK-endorsed principles, and be able to implement best practices in their lesson planning and classrooms. Teachers will be able to write a Standards-Based and Thematically organized curriculum and present it for peer and faculty review at the October following up day. We plan to have 20 Chinese language teachers from grades k-12 for this intensive, mentored experience of teaching with student-centered instruction, 8 of whom will be fully integrated into the Mandarin Student Camp for 10 days due to their Advanced learning status. The Teacher program runs for 10 days between July 8 to 20 from 9:00-4:00 each day, with an additional learning day scheduled in the fall, and a follow-up day to review final curriculum units, totaling 95 hours, plus 12 additional hours of professional development will be offered post-program at UMass programs for Chinese Language Teachers. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing opportunities for students to receive individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin, which is intended to assist the New group of teachers to encourage student speaking in unscripted, spontaneous conversation.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 338-9385
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    American Bodhi Center (Student)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 5, 2017 – June 29, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Neff Elementary, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise the awareness of and stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The program will recruit 75 elementary students ranging from 1st to 5th grades. We will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes in total. 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
    Program Website

    Glastonbury Public Schools (Student)

    Discover Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 28, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program is a four-week intensive program that is designed to move students forward in their Chinese language proficiency development. It incorporates learners from grades 1-12 from the Novice to the Intermediate-low levels. In grades 1-6, the students experience a content-related FLES program that introduces them to Chinese language and culture. In grades 7-12, the students are placed according to their previous learning experience in level 1-4 classes. There will be approximately 40 students at the elementary level and 40 at the middle/high school levels for a total of 51 instructional hours for elementary and 105 hours for secondary students. The program will run from June 28 - July 21, 2017.

    Contact(s)
    (860) 652-7200 ext 2030
    wildmanj@glastonburyus.org
    Program Website

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