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    LAUSD (Student Program)

    Startalk: LAUSD Whatsapp! let’s connect

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2020 – July 17, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    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.

    Contact(s)
    (323) 832-4700
    rbald2@lausd.net
    Program Website

    Lewis University (Student Program)

    New Language, New Friends!

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Russian

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2020 – July 10, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    28 rising high school 10-12 graders and Lewis University incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and juniors with no prior knowledge of Russian will participate in Lewis University Summer StarTalk Program 2020. The program will immerse its participants into a culturally rich target language environment and will offer its students a variety of engaging, student- centered activities under the umbrella theme “New language, new friends”. By the end of the Program, students are expected to develop an interest in TL and culture and to reach basic (Novice Mid/Novice high) functional ability in Russian and Arabic. The program will run for four weeks from June 15th and July 10th 2020, Monday through Friday and will provide 95 hours of instruction. Students will be given an opportunity to continue taking target languages in our regular academic program in the fall 2020

    Contact(s)
    (815) 836-5544
    gettysse@lewisu.edu
    Program Website

    UCF (Student Program)

    STARTALK 2020: Where East Meets West.

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Russian

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    "STARTALK at UCF: Where East Meets West" will focus on Arabic, Chinese, Russian languages and cultural understanding in the professional world for future youth leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia, China, Arab World by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian/Arabic/Chinese language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary youth leadership festivals/forums and understand the norms that are prevalent in the target languages youth culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours, and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of fifty participants. The participants will be divided into four groups of Novice Low to Novice-High levels, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia" as well as developing Arabic/Chinese resources.

    Contact(s)
    (407) 823-2472
    alla.kourova@ucf.edu
    Program Website

    Howard County Public School System (Student Program)

    STARTALK: HCPSS CHINESE LANGUAGE CAMP

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 29, 2020 – July 17, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The HCPSS STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp is a three week (91 instructional hours) Chinese Immersion program for sixty students in grades 3-5 and 30 students in grades 6-8, who are in the Novice Low to Novice Mid on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The focus is for the students to learn the Chinese language and culture through virtual travel in China, where the students will explore the geography and history of China, the weather, modes of transportation, historical sites and monuments, family titles and relationships, holidays and festivals, and cultural events such as the Peking Opera. By the end of the program, at least 90% of the students will reach at least a “novice-mid” proficiency level in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL 2012 Proficiency Guidelines.

    Contact(s)
    (410) 313-7615
    norda_hodgson-clopein@hcpss.org
    Program Website

    American Bodhi Center (Student Program)

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – July 2, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    ABC Houston STARTALK Student Program aims to raise students' awareness of Chinese culture, stimulate their interest in learning the Chinese language, and lead them to reach the Chinese proficiency at the level of novice mid. The program will collaborate with Neff Elementary School and offer 5 classes. We will recruit 60 elementary students with no Chinese language background, ranging from 1st to 5th graders. 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
    rksharp@rice.edu

    Occidental College (Focus Teacher Program)

    Putting Standards Front and Center

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 20, 2020 – July 23, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    Thirty applicants will be accepted to our hybrid-Focus program, “Facilitating a Learner-Centered Classroom” representing various instructional models, age groups, and institutions.
    Participants will produce learning episodes that are appropriate for the range of their students’ proficiency, according to their interests, will include activities that ensure sufficient input in the Interpretive mode prior to focusing on producing the language, be sequenced in a way that maximizes student learning at different levels of cognitive engagement, particularly when they return to their classrooms in the fall, videotape and teach the lessons to their students.
    Additionally, depending on their ability to use technology, participants will create a PowerPoint or effectively organize the materials for their learning episodes within a learning management system.
    To model learner-centered instruction, we involve participants in interactive activities and ensure understanding before performing they are asked to use concepts in instruction.
    Our teacher-teaching-teacher model will ensure appropriate differentiation and develop leadership skills among our participants, leaders in training, and instructional staff.

    Contact(s)
    (323) 259-2949
    bzaslow@oxy.edu
    Program Website

    UCLA (Focus Teacher Program)

    STARTALK Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – June 26, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center will offer a one-month teacher workshop (three weeks of online material followed by one week of face-to-face collaboration) that focuses on strategies for creating a Project-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum for heritage language learners (HLLs). We will accept 22 K-16 instructors who will spend 40 instructional hours over a week at UCLA, preceded by 30-50 hours of online work, including time spent working on assignments and time as needed for the online discussion forum and consultation with mentors and instructors. Participants will demonstrate an ability to apply principles of PBL by designing a standards-based unit that is appropriate for HLLs with differing proficiency levels and needs. They will apply knowledge gained from presentations, discussions, and exercises on HLL characteristics, differentiated instruction, standards-based instruction, project-based instruction, and backward design. Four former workshop participants who have introduced innovative projects and materials suitable to HLLs into their programs will be invited to return as mentors.

    Contact(s)
    (310) 825-2510
    Maria.Carreira@csulb.edu
    Program Website

    Penn State (Student Program)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy (Students)

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 21, 2020 – July 10, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

    The Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Students provides an ambitious, interactive, theme-based program for 20 high school and college students who take an introductory college course in Arabic. Typically starting with no prior knowledge of Arabic, students will reach novice-mid or novice-high level. For 3 weeks (June 21-July 10), an international team of instructors trained to teach in this specific program, along with student interns who are usually previous participants in our STARTALK student program, provide instruction in Arabic for a total of 93 instructional hours. Upon successful completion, students earn 4 Penn State credits (one semester of college Arabic). Through student-centered, task-based, and communicative activities, including interactions with native speakers on campus and (by video) overseas, our students will learn to communicate in Arabic, become acquainted with Arabic cultures, and prepare a website to welcome Arabic-speaking international students to our Penn State community.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 863-4931
    e82@psu.edu
    Program Website

    Penn State (Practicum Teacher Program)

    Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy (Practicum)

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – July 10, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    Penn State's STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers offers a professional development program, designed for 6 current and prospective teachers of Arabic at middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels, to contribute to preparing highly effective teachers of Arabic at those levels. For more specific goals, teachers will focus on developing their effectiveness in planning and delivering instruction in Arabic in the modes of communication (the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes), as well as on measuring students' language growth. By the end of the Practicum, participants will have demonstrated their abilities to plan and successfully deliver classroom activities in which novice-level students are engaged in communication almost entirely in Arabic; and they will also have planned for subsequent use of their STARTALK learning. This blended learning program consists of three components: (1) 8 days of preparation online (estimated 10 hours' instructional time, June 8-15); (2) at Penn State's University Park campus in central Pennsylvania, a 4-day residential workshop (30 instructional hours, June 18-21), followed by a 3-week Practicum experience (June 21 -- July 10) in which the participants teach in our connected STARTALK student program for 20 high school and college students taking Penn State's Arabic 001 course (for the teachers, estimated 86 hours in Practicum and 28 hours instructional time); and (3) post-practicum activities fall 2020 - early spring 2021, including four webinars (estimated 6 hours) and available additional phone/video mentoring, to support the participants who are implementing their STARTALK learning in classrooms at their home institutions during the academic year. Penn State graduate credit is available for teachers in the Practicum; for eligible teachers, the Practicum may also contribute towards acquiring certification or maintaining active certification status.

    Contact(s)
    (814) 863-4931
    e82@psu.edu
    Program Website

    Georgetown University (Focus Teacher Program)

    Using the ACTFL MOPI for assessment and curricula

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Spanish

    Date(s)
    • June 17, 2020 – June 19, 2020
    Location(s)
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This program will provides in-depth professional development to instructors of critical languages in community colleges and higher education on how to incorporate the ACTFL Guidelines into teaching and assessment. The 20 participants will participate in 30 hours total of professional development, which includes an online course, a face-to-face workshop and follow-on professional development activities. The project promotes foreign language educators’ understanding of ACTFL proficiency levels, which in turn can improve curricular design and implementation.

    Contact(s)
    (202) 687-6334
    malonem@georgetown.edu
    Program Website

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