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    Indus Arts Council (Student)

    IACs StarTalk Urdu Summer Camp 2019

    Language(s)

    Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 10, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • ILM Academy, Houston, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    We typically receive upwards of 100 or 150 student requests for every StarTalk program due to our regular year long weekend Urdu classes, and Indus Arts Council's promotion of Pakistani arts, culture and languages in Houston and beyond.
    We have settled on a target number of 50 students as a reasonable goal, given our desire is to have a large enough program to demonstrate that there is a significant demand for Urdu in our area and formally pursuing Urdu instruction collectively is a worthwhile and attainable goal.
    The proficiency level for our students is Novice mid to Intermediate low. The program is 3 weeks long with 90 instructional hours.
    Currently with four instructors and four junior instructors, we will be able to offer four sections of Urdu instruction in which the average class size will be 12 to 13 students and the teacher-to student ratio (including junior instructors, who will be actively involved in instruction) will be approximately 1 to 6.
    This class size will offer students a quality learning experience and the potential to develop a sense of community and belonging with their peers. Participants will also take part in theater (performed in Urdu) and take part in music/songs in Urdu to a live audience.

    Contact(s)
    (800) 959-5204
    indusartscouncil@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Colby College (Student)

    Learning Chinese through Art

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK Colby, Waterville, ME
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This program will offer a three-week long beginning-level, nonresidential Chinese summer camp in July 2019 to 3rd to 5th graders (ages 10-12) in the Central Maine community. From 9:00AM to 3:00PM each day, student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. Through a 90-hours long immersion experience in Chinese language and art otherwise unavailable to them, they will gain an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture; they will learn to use basic Chinese to communicate both personal information and traditional stories from Chinese culture.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 450-7465
    kabesio@colby.edu

    Los Angeles Unified School District (Student)

    Startalk: Whatsapp, let's connect !!

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 16, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • July 17, 2019 – July 31, 2019: (Online)
    Location(s)
    • Bell High School, Bell, CA
    • Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2019 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools to students at Arabic levels I and Heritage Speakers, grades 9th through 12th. The program will offer 45 students at the two locations the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to face and 15 hours on line instruction) asynchronous learning model enhanced through culture, technology, and social media. The intended duration of the program for 2019 Summer is from June 24, 2019 to July 17th , 2019. The goal of the program is to increase oral and written proficiency by one sub-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scales (Arabic I NM-NH, Heritage IM-IH). We anticipate that approximately 95% of our Level I, and Heritage Students will continue in our 2019- 2020 academic year to increase enrollment in the Arabic programs offered at the two high schools at LAUSD.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 626-2639
    yxm9573@lausd.net
    Program Website

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Student)

    Virginia Beach Summer STARTALK Academies

    Language(s)

    Chinese, Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2019 – July 18, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Virginia Beach STARTALK Academies seek to provide easily accessible, free opportunities for immersive language and culture learning to students throughout the school division, reflecting the diverse learners in our community. 45 fifth grade students will be selected by lottery for each of the two novice language strands: Chinese and Russian. Up to 15 students from each language from last summer’s program will participate in advanced classes. The program will be held from June 24 to July 18, 2019, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM (minus July 4th) totaling 62 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (757) 263-1469
    jennifer.carson@vbschools.com
    Program Website

    University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Student)

    KU STARTALK Swahili Academy

    Language(s)

    Swahili

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The University of Kansas STARTALK Swahili Academy is an intensive program that will welcome 20 non-heritage learners in grades 7–12 to study and explore the cultures of the Swahili–speaking world for 120 instructional-hours over the course of four weeks. By the end of the program learners will be expected to advance their Swahili language proficiency to at least novice high, or intermediate low proficiency levels, according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks, and high school level participants will earn five semester hours of college credit. Classroom implementation of the curriculum and learning plans will integrate language, culture, and content based on the World Readiness Standard of Learning Languages, backward curriculum design, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning. Throughout the program learners will be evaluated using integrated performance-based assessment, and they will have opportunities to explore the rich Swahili culture through activities such as cooking lessons, culture presentations, and field trips. They will be taught by native speakers who have experience teaching in the United States and are knowledgeable about the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, Oral Proficiency Interview, and the STARTALK principles of effective foreign language learning.

    Contact(s)
    (785) 864-3832
    wawireb@ku.edu

    ESHA (Student)

    ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2019

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 19, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program aims to enroll 75-80 heritage and non-heritage students ascending to grades 3 to 8 (ages 8-14) in Novice and Intermediate levels of proficiency in Hindi. The program theme is ‘Soorya Namaskar’ and integrates culture and STEM as a context for learning the language for everyday use. The three week program is spread over 105 instructional hours distributed between language instruction and theme specific activities like yoga, music, skype sessions with students in India, field trip, community supported mela/bazaar, media lab, and Problem Based Learning to practice, reuse, apply and transfer language in all communication modes and settings. The program is held using 12 classrooms in a spacious, air-conditioned, public school that provides an excellent learning environment. Our goal is to improve the communication and literacy skills for every student by one to two sub-levels and to enable them to apply the language in real life scenarios with student-centered learning activities using differentiated strategies and assessment tasks for different levels of language skills that support multiple learning styles to make the program enjoyable and beneficial to all students.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 491-3286
    harshrenu@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Providence Day School (Student)

    Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The PDS STARTALK Student Program is a grant-funded (free to participants) ​face-to-face, non-residential 3-week, Chinese language program for rising 6th graders through rising college freshman in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. The program theme, "Student Life in Charlotte and Shanghai" will allow students to interact with their peers and teachers in a variety of familiar ways related to topics that are relevant to their day-to-day lives. Within this theme, students will explore and variety of aspects of school life in Shanghai for students their age, and will be able to reflect on their own experience here in Charlotte. In addition to classroom experiences, the program will include a field trip in which students will be able to apply their new knowledge in multiple settings, experiencing Chinese culture right in their own backyards! On the final day, there will be a shared celebration of student learning where students will show off all of their new language and cultural knowledge to their parents, siblings and friends!

    Contact(s)
    (704) 266-0886
    pds.startalk@gmail.com
    Program Website

    Forest Hills High School (Student)

    Forest Hills STARTALK Summer Hindi Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Forest Hills High School, Forest Hills, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Forest Hills STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program is a four-week program for heritage, non-heritage and native middle school and high school students. This program is designed to engage students in the rich Hindi language and culture through the STARTALK endorsed principles. Students will virtually visit India, celebrate festivals, explore the impact on the environment, and find optional possible ways to celebrate festivals. Students will read for gist and for detail, communicate and negotiate, create and present final projects related to the theme of the program “Let’s Go Green: Travel, Festivals, and Environment.” Students will produce real-life situations and experiences in India while bringing culture, content, communities, and comparisons through communications (Using Five Cs). Aligned with the theme of the program students will Skype with members of the local Indian heritage community of middle and high school students in India and quantify their learning by investigating and interrogating students in India. This program will recruit and select 45 students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including students returning from the previous STARTALK programs. Students will earn credits for Hindi as a foreign language. This four weeks program will be offered Monday –Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from July 8, 2019, to August 2, 2019

    Contact(s)
    (718) 640-5259
    sushmaved@hotmail.com

    Fayette County Public Schools (Student)

    FCPS STARTALK Chinese Summer Program 2019

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – June 28, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Tates Creek Middle School, Lexington, KY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Fayette County Public School District’s 2019 STARTALK Chinese Summer Program will provide 55 instructional hours via a 2-week summer program for 110 district students (rising grades 1 – 6) who are currently studying Chinese language in district schools as well as native/heritage speakers in those grades and schools. Expected outcomes for our novice-mid through intermediate-low learners include 1) students will sustain and/or improve their language proficiency levels (novice – intermediate); 2) students will increase their intercultural communication including knowledge of and experience with Chinese culture; and 3) student experiences will provide valuable PR and help retain students as they move on to middle school language studies while also building interest among other students to participate in school-year Chinese classes and future STARTALK programs. The program will result in an increase in the number of students studying Chinese throughout the secondary grades and eventually at the postsecondary level, strengthening the K – 16 pipeline, while also helping to increase the number of district programs. Participating students will develop an expanded world view and appreciation for other cultures and meeting the district’s mission of creating a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society. The program will also engage parents in actively supporting the district’s Chinese language program, which may play a critical role in the district continuing to fund the offering of Chinese in future years.

    Contact(s)
    (859) 381-4749
    laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us
    Program Website

    University of Pittsburgh (Student)

    Pitt STARTALK: We're Off to Russia!

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Pitt STARTALK “We're Off to Russia!” is an intensive four-week-long Russian summer school for high school students that is administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and will take place on June 17 through July 12, 2019 on Pitt campus. 20 students from five partnering high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Penn Trafford High School, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Pritzker College Prep, and Noble Academy) along with students from other U.S. high schools will participate in this Russian language and culture program. The curriculum that is based on the theme “We’re Off to Russia!” will prepare participants for a study-abroad program in Russia. Besides performance-based instructions that target the acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian, high school students will also have a chance to explore Russian culture around Pittsburgh, by visiting a Russian church, buying groceries in a Russian store, cooking Russian cuisine, learning Russian songs and poems, participating in Russian art and craft workshops, and meeting with the members of the local Russian community.

    Contact(s)
    (412) 648-7407
    crees@pitt.edu
    Program Website

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