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    GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (Student)

    Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program provides instruction in Chinese to novice learners, both true beginners and students with some prior proficiency in Chinese. The program will be divided into two sessions, one for elementary school students and one for middle and high school students. To make the classroom activities relevant to students and motivate them in their learning, each session is organized around a theme; the theme for the elementary school session is “My Family, Your Family,” and the theme for the middle & high school session is “My Homestay in China.” By the end of the program, students in the elementary school session will be able to speak about themselves and their family members, and to interact with others to exchange information about the topic of the family. Students in the middle and high school classes will be able to conduct daily interactions in the language, such as meeting and greeting others, introducing themselves, and exchanging information about their likes and dislikes, their family, their school, their friends and their city. There will be 48 contact hours (42 contact hours for the elementary school session) and the program will last for three weeks, from June 19 to July 7, meeting five days per week, from 9am - noon (on Thursdays the middle and high school classes will run until 2pm). There is no class on the July 4 holiday. In addition to language-learning, there are cultural activities including singing, arts and crafts, games and cooking. Students in the high school program are eligible to participate in an on-line continuation class after the face to face component ends. For high school students who are interested, we will help you petition your high school to receive high school credit for the session.

    Contact(s)
    (509) -31-3-67
    semple@gonzaga.edu
    Program Website

    Mandarin Institute (Student)

    Mandarin Institute SFUSD Startalk Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017: (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 three week program, students will participate in six 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 Immersion grades 6/7 or 8/9 or High school Chinese III and are expected to achieve Novice Intermediate to Intermediate ACTFL oral proficiency while gaining an appreciation for major cultural values and practices. Upon successful completion of the 90 hour program, high school students may earn one semester of high school foreign language credit pending their school requirements.

    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

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (Teacher)

    Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Online)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 21, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Virginia, , VA
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 3-week residential teacher training program, preceded by 2-week pre-program online training, aims to train 12 teachers to learn to teach Mandarin Chinese to 9-12 graders ONLINE. Trainees will earn up to five graduate credits in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through a blended instructional model before, during, and after the program. The program ensures quality instruction and guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement world-readiness standards in thematic and curricular design and STARTALK-endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience in online teaching, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence will be the completion of an E-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers in teaching online Mandarin Chinese courses. Please view the program website to see teachers' testimonials and complete online application at http://www.startalkuva.com.

    Contact(s)
    (434) 924-0571
    mt3z@virginia.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Student)

    TROY-STARTALK Student Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to beginning and intermediate learners. Each day four hours of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    Troy University (Teacher)

    TROY-STARTALK Teacher Program (Chinese) 2017

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 18, 2017 – July 2, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • TROY University main campus, Troy, AL
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve three goals: 1) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 2) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 3) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

    Contact(s)
    (334) 590-4518
    rfeng@troy.edu
    Program Website

    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

    North Central College (Teacher)

    STARTALK Teaching Chinese with Authentic Materials

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2017 – June 17, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    • June 24, 2017 – August 6, 2017: (Online)
    • August 7, 2017 – August 8, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The North Central College Chinese program will partner with a local high school to provide a STARTALK teacher program for 12 pre-service and in-service teachers of Mandarin Chinese with varied teaching experience. This program, focusing on equipping participants with strategies and tools in selecting and applying authentic materials in Chinese language classrooms, is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online formats. The program, with total instructional time of over 90 hours, starts out with a two-day on-site training, is followed by a four-week online training, and wraps up with the second two-day on-site workshop. To ensure the continued support for participants’ application of training content, they will be guided step by step to design their teaching plan and integrate what they will have learned from the training to their future teaching through reflections, group work and hands-on activities . The expected outcomes are that participants will be able to select age-appropriate authentic materials for their lessons, scaffold student learning through effective teaching strategies and tools, and develop performance-based assessment using authentic materials.

    Contact(s)
    (630) 637-5263
    jsun@noctrl.edu
    Program Website

    Bangor Chinese School (Teacher)

    STARTALK: The Future Teaches Chinese

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Husson University, Bangor, ME
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This is a three-week professional development program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Chinese. It is the intended outcome of the Bangor Chinese School, through the program, to build a reservoir of competent, trained, and student-focused teachers of Chinese in the State of Maine and beyond. These teachers will gain direct knowledge of national and Maine teaching standards in foreign language, the STARTALK six principles, the language “immersion” techniques, the uses of educational technology in the classroom, the capacity to adjust to diverse student learning styles, and the use of Linguafolio in stimulating student self-assessment. Student-centered classroom instruction, hands-on skills and strategies of creation/preparation of activities to engage students leaning will be taught. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching, and daily reflections. University credits in "Educating Exceptional Students" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. There will be of the twelve enrollees, two of whom will be residential participants.

    Contact(s)
    (207) 990-0710
    jingzhang@bangorchinese.com
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    Teaching & Assessing Chinese Langauge & Culture

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 16, 2017: (Online)
    • June 19, 2017 – June 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University International Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education blended learning experience for pre-service and in-service Chinese language instructors to teach language and culture in their classroom. Participants will enhance their ability to design standards-based curricula that foster higher levels of Chinese language and cultural proficiency in their students. The first four days will be online and the next six days will be residential on the campus of University of Minnesota.

    Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. They will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Moreover, participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

    The program will provide free lodging for all participants coming from out of Twin Cities metro area, and travel stipend up to $400 to offset the cost of airfare and/or mileage. Participants will also have the opportunity to take STARTALK program for 2 credit graduate level course at the University of Minnesota (tuition and other fees apply).

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-0243
    zhang429@umn.edu
    Program Website

    American Chinese Academy (Student)

    STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth Is Our Home

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5

    Date(s)
    • June 13, 2017 – June 30, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University Park Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    ACA 2017 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home runs from June 13 to June 30, 2017 at University Park Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland. This student-centered program will provide an immersive language learning environment where students engage in authentic materials and hands-on activities featuring the theme “Earth is Our Home”. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth during a virtual visit to the International Earth Day Fair in China. A 2-hour after school extension program will be provided once a week for 10 weeks at University Park Elementary School in fall 2017 following the summer program when students can continue to learn Chinese. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, build lasting interest to continue with Chinese learning, and understand the importance of protecting our environment.

    Contact(s)
    (240) 643-5529
    jeff.chen@pgcps.org
    Program Website

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