Now Available: Student and Teacher Participant Longitudinal Impact Reports

Every few years, STARTALK Central surveys past participants from both student and teacher programs. In response to our 2017 surveys, we heard from over 3,100 STARTALK student alumni and nearly 1,300 STARTALK teacher alumni from the past ten years. These reports detail the extensive impact STARTALK programs are having on the lives and careers of their participants, both in numbers and in their own words.

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS (2007–2016)

Watch Matt Coss' Language and Content Through Culture: Making the Match

Are you interested in hands-on cultural activities full of target language use in your classroom? Would you like to have your students doing things in the language instead of just passively observing? Watch Matt Coss' 2017 Fall Conference presentation, "Language and Content Through Culture: Making the Match for a short TL demo lesson followed by activities designed to help you better connect culture, content, and language across proficiency levels in your STARTALK classroom and beyond!

SUNY ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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From July 31 to August 18, fifty students in grades 6-12 will learn Chinese language through hands-on Beijing Opera experiential learning from 8:30 am to 4 pm daily Monday-Friday, for a total of 112.5 hours of instruction. Four types of classes—one beginner (new non-heritage, divided into two sessions), one novice-mid (return non-heritage), one intermediate (new heritage), and one advanced (return heritage)––will be offered, along with other hands-on cultural activities, such as costume-making, prop-making, lantern-making, shadow puppet-making, calligraphy and painting, food preparation and tasting, bookbinding, and more. The language instruction, Beijing Opera learning and the other cultural activities will take place in a truly integrated fashion. The program will culminate in a performance of the Beijing Opera excerpt Monkey King Battling in Heaven, which will integrate all aspects of the program and give the students a chance to show what they will have learned over the 3-week program.

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KEAN UNIVERSITY ()

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Environmental Challenges and Public Health in India and Pakistan serves as the theme for Kean’s 2017 Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning Program designed for secondary/early post-secondary heritage language learners. Specifically, the theme focuses on the integration of language, culture and content related to perspectives and practices concerning health and wellness and their relationship to environmental conditions in India and Pakistan. Program outcomes include development of higher levels of linguistic, intercultural and global competencies through daily interactions with students from partner schools in India and Pakistan focused on gaining knowledge about and taking action on these local/global issues. The program will enroll 20 Hindi and 15 Urdu students in a three-week standards-driven blended learning experience and offers opportunities to earn high school and/or college credits.

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Mercy College ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Korean Language Program at Mercy College, “STARTALK: A Student Life in Seoul,” will advance students’ Korean language competency to novice-mid level. We will recruit and select 30 students from grades 6-8 with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Through both virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning experiences, the students will explore Korean family life, school life, and cultural activities. The students will have opportunities to create digital stories to present their learning outcomes in the STARTALK program. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, the program will be offered Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 31 to August 18, 2017, for a total of 90 hours of instructional time.

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Fargo Public Schools ()

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This three-week Chinese immersion program will allow 48 participants grades, 3-5 and 6-8 to attain a novice-mid proficiency level in Chinese. During the six hour days, students will engage in dynamic task-based language learning, practicing martial arts, calligraphy, music, and Chinese ink painting. The theme "The Silk Road: Journey through China" will provide ample opportunities for communication about animals, action verbs, travel and preferred activities; learning about the cultures of the Chinese traditions, music and martial arts; connecting to art and history. A field trip to Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, will provide a rich exchange of activities and an opportunity for interpersonal communication.

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