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- June 22, 2020 – July 17, 2020
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!
The 2020 Startalk funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools to students at Arabic levels 1 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, arts, and social media. The duration of the summer program 2020 is from June 22, 2019 to July 17, 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 1 will continue in our 2020- 2021 academic year to increase enrollment in the Arabic programs offered at the two LAUSD high schools; and for 100% of our Arabic heritage students to obtain the California Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy.