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In these uncertain times, we are working with our colleagues at NSA to provide guidance to 2020 programs. We anticipate having more definite information about which programs will be offered in 2020 by May 19th. Please visit our website then for an update on what programs will be offered this summer.

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    YingHua International School (Student Program)

    2020 YHIS-STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 22, 2020 – June 26, 2020: (Online)
    • June 29, 2020 – July 17, 2020: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 2020 YHIS-STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION STUDENT PROGRAM, KINGTON, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The YingHua-Startalk Practicum Program for students, will teach Mandarin language and culture to 40 students, in grades 2 to 10th, with diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds and various proficiency levels ranging from beginner level to Intermediate High. Student participants will be engaged in 1-week of pre-program online learning and 3 weeks of face-to-face instruction, with field trip that are standards-aligned, science-oriented, culturally-enriching, and fully-immersed with theme based learning opportunities. Student participants can choose to remain engaged with the vibrant learning community that is YingHua International School through our Full time enrollment, Afternoon Education Programs and/or Summer Camp and like last year, we will implement a carefully planned marketing scheme to give special attention to the underprivileged areas such as Franklin Park, Somerset, NJ, to ensure that students who have not been exposed to Chinese learning, who are outside of the community-based weekend language schools and well funded high school language programs, are able to benefit from the Startalk program. The expertise and experience of Instructors, together with a low student-teacher ratio, will guarantee the high quality of YingHua Startalk Practicum Program since veteran YingHua-Startalk Instructors are committed to be in support of 2020 program and the YHIS program collaborates with a number of STARTALK programs nationwide to share resources to continuously improve our curriculum which was highly applauded by the official STARTALK site visitors. We at YHIS, through our 2019 YHIS Student Program where we provided trainees the venue to practice their learning and after witnessing how beneficial it is to provide STARTALK teachers in training to have enough actual teaching experiences as they put into practice the concepts and theory they learned like STARTALK Principles, World-Readiness Standards, ACTFL Can-Do statements, TELL Project and how to design, write, implement and receive constructive feedback and adjust their teaching style in order to make it a truly effective, we are inspired once again to make it bigger and officially bring this program to the next level because our program is designed to provide utmost real-life teaching and learning life-long experience to both teachers and students participants to believe in the STARTALK mission supported by the NSA.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    MICHELLE.TAN@YHIS.ORG

    YingHua International School (Practicum Teacher Program)

    2020 YHIS-STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION PRACTICUM PRO

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 1, 2020 – June 5, 2020: Online Learning session (Online)
    • June 24, 2020 – June 26, 2020: Teachings Training (Face-to-face)
    • June 29, 2020 – July 10, 2020: Practicum + Training (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • 2020 YHIS-STARTALK PRACTICUM PRO, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    YHIS-STARTALK Practicum Program for teachers will provide 8 carefully chosen Teacher participants, an opportunity to enhance their learning while they put into practice the concepts they learn in the classroom. Participants will be assessed on their prior knowledge in line with STARTALK principles, World-Readiness Standard, TELL Project, Backward design, etc and based on their application and pre-program survey, the 1-week online learning and 2 weeks of face-to-face training will be packed with very helpful, practical, effective and intensive learning experiences which can be done in back-to-back sessions of learning and actual implementation. Every 2 participants will be closely monitored and supervised by an experienced Mentor Instructor, allowing for 4 groups, who will help, provide feedback and constructive suggestions but also make sure to give enough space to each participant to grow and explore. This program is designed to follow We Do, You Do Together then You Do concept to get the teacher participants ready to implement their learning into their classrooms wherever they may be teaching. The Post-program meet-ups will give everyone the chance to look-back and reassess what went well, how we can continue to provide assistance in their teaching a Foreign language a success and how to provide instant teaching and assessment sessions while also providing resources and moral support every step of the way.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    michelle.tan@yhis.org

    University of Wisconsin System (Student Program)

    UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Acad

    Language(s)

    Korean

    Date(s)
    • June 15, 2020 – July 17, 2020: No instruction the week of June 29 (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy is for high school students (from rising ninth graders to recently graduated former twelfth graders) to reach a Novice Mid proficiency in Korean. The program (totaling 100 instructional hours) will target 36 participants who will engage in learning activities focused on real world experiences within the program theme of “My Virtual Trip to South Korea.” During the four-week program, students will virtually “visit” four Korean cities, with language and culture integrated to gain knowledge of Korean traditions, geography, cuisines, and history while working towards gaining proficiency in a learner-center classroom where instruction is 90% or more in the target language. Participants will engage with native speakers of the language when they visit a local Korean market to shop for groceries that will be used in a cooking workshop; they will also order food in a Korean restaurant. Program workshops will allow for interactive learning focused on aspects of Korean culture: martial arts, drumming, and K-Pop dancing.

    Contact(s)
    (608) 265-8768
    outreach@languageinstitute.wisc.edu
    Program Website

    University of North Texas (Student Program)

    STARTALK 2020: Caravaning Through the Arab World

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Date(s)
    • June 2, 2020 – June 19, 2020: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Language Building, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK 2020: Caravaning Through the Arab World summer program is an intensive, three-week Arabic immersion learning experience, offering 98 instructional hours of language and cultural exposure to thirty local high school seniors and undergraduate students. Each week, students will “travel” to different parts of the Arab World - first to North Africa, then to the Levant, and finally to the Gulf - stopping at specific countries within each region to examine some of the rich, beautiful traditions therein; for example, students will learn about artistic elements in Morocco, music in Lebanon, food culture in Oman. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, our participants will have achieved a High Novice level of proficiency, which will be determined through many evaluations and performance-based assessments - including oral, written, and listening exercises that demonstrate a strong cultural awareness and functional proficiency.
    All students successfully completing the STARTALK program will earn the academic credit for one full semester of college Arabic (three credits of ARBC 1010 at the University of North Texas).

    Contact(s)
    (940) 565-2404
    Caroline.Najour@unt.edu
    Program Website

    West Virginia Department of Education (Student Program)

    STARTALK: WVDE Chinese Summer Immersion Camp

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 8, 2020 – June 19, 2020: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • North Elementary School, Morgantown, WV
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The West Virginia Department of Education Chinese Summer Immersion Program has been in existence for the past ten years. The camp provides approximately 95 Monongalia County students entering first through fifth grades the opportunity to expand their Chinese learning through a two-week camp with follow up activities in the fall and spring, as well as online activities throughout the academic year for a total of 90 hours of an immersive experience. The camp is open to students of any proficiency level in Chinese language proficiency and by the end of the camp most of the non-native speakers will be able to communicate in complete, simple sentences, as well as read and write a number of words in Chinese. There is also a class available for students who are able to speak Chinese fluently and the emphasis in this section will be reading and writing. The theme of the 2020 STARTALK camp will be "In the Garden" with students learning content about plants and how they grow.

    Contact(s)
    (304) 558-5325 ext 53479
    dlnichol@k12.wv.us

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