UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Penn Chinese Teacher Advancement Program is a teacher enrichment program to provide STARTALK-approved training to 15 high school and college Chinese language teachers for career advancement. This two-week program is from July 24 to August 4th, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by two post-program meetings on October 7th and November 11th (as a capstone event). During the program, participating teachers will use STARTALK-Endorsed Principles, backward design, and online search materials to collaborate a unit design based on China's across-continents initiative "One Belt, One Road". Video-editing, teaching demos with peer-review, leadership training, content on Civilizations of China and Inner Asia, and high school-college articulation will also covered in the program. The program will be located on the beautiful campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Participants will receive a Penn certification at the end of the 60 hour training. For in-service high school teachers, this is a pathway to receive ACT 48 hours for re-certification and career advancement. After the program, the teachers will have new lesson plans that are Standards-based, with integrated language, culture and content, for the new school year.

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Yuva Hindi Sansthan Inc ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2017, a 3-week, 105 hours project based language immersion program for 40 First to 8th graders, to be organized in collaboration with North Penn School District, PA, at Nash Elementary School, Harleysville, PA, from July 24 to August 11, 2017, is focused on the theme, ''Celebrating India: Cuisine and Living Arts’', providing opportunities for students to use the language for a variety of real life purposes.
The program, based on ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning, aims to train young learners perform basic functions and tasks in culturally appropriate manner and explore ideas and issues in the language and culture in order to construct their own meaning and purpose.
We follow STARTALK endorsed principles for effective learning and teaching while training students learn, imagine, describe, share information about real life situations through 100 percent exposure in the target language.
By end of the program students will be able to handle simple communicative tasks and social situations with increased quantity and quality of speech; communicate in culturally appropriate manner; understand and comprehend many requests and courtesy expressions; read simple texts with connected sentences with increased understanding and describe in simple language some familiar and unfamiliar real life situations producing varieties of evidences of learning.
An online follow up learning program during the post program months will be implemented to help learners sustain and improve their skills and continue learning Hindi and experiencing its culture.

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San Diego State University Foundation ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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LARC-SDSU is offering a 2-week (80 hrs.) residential teacher training program through the STARTALK summer program for returning secondary and post-secondary teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian.
During the first week of the program, the teacher participants will attend presentations, participate in discussions, see live models, and work on hands-on group activities to develop knowledge about effective teaching and learning practices. The main focus of the program will be on Content-based Instruction in a Learner-Centered classroom.
During the second week, the teacher participants will put their gained knowledge into practice. They will prepare teaching materials and teach actual students, multiple times. The participants will receive feedback from the lead teacher, peers, and students on how to improve their instruction.
At the end of the program, successful participants will earn three graduate-level college units. Interested participants will attend an additional 40 hours of continuing teacher education (onsite/online) offered by SAILN, a wing of the California World Language Project (CWLP) and will become fellows of CWLP. The participants will also learn about the steps that are involved in becoming a credential teacher in the state of California.

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Queens University of Charlotte ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK: Queens University of Charlotte Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic is a three-week, 95 hour non-residential language immersion program for rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders that takes place from 9:00AM to 3:00PM July 24th to August 11th with lunch and snack provided. Student-centered learning will occur in an immersion setting using a variety of authentic materials and supporting technologies that will prepare students to engage in culturally significant communicative activities centered around daily one-on-one video chats with conversation coaches abroad as our theme "Global Connections Along the Silk Road” becomes a reality. Learning experiences will help students develop linguistic and cultural competence from the Novice to Intermediate levels and the skills and motivation needed to become lifelong language learners eager to engage in intercultural dialogue. 40 students will be admitted to the Arabic program in a competitive application process that does not require prior knowledge of the language. Undergraduate credit (4 hours) is granted upon program completion. Our 2017 application can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/st17queens

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College of The Holy Cross ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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10-day residential program for experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) focusing on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading skills. Participants will be selected to represent Chinese teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12), middle school (6-8), and immersion programs in grades 3-8. They will be on task for a total of 90 hours, developing higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. Participants will receive round-trip travel from home institution, housing in an apartment-style dorm on campus, and all meals during the program. Application deadline April 15. Apply at https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81377

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COLLEGE BOARD ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute program will prepare approximately 115 newly arrived visiting Chinese teachers for upcoming teaching assignments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. After completing 60 instructional hours of sessions, hands-on activities, and microteaching in the 10-day program, participants will gain a realistic understanding of the expectations in U.S. K-12 schools. Participants will develop skills and strategies for classroom management, teaching in the target language, using the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach for lesson plan creation, and communicating with U.S. students, parents, and colleagues. A secondary group of 10 veteran guest teachers will serve as mentors to improve their own teaching and leadership skills.

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San Diego State University Foundation ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The teacher program will give 6 novice teachers of Portuguese the foundational knowledge to design and deliver curriculum and lessons based on the principles of backward design and STARTALK-endorsed principles for effective teaching and learning. The program will be offered via a two-week (80-hours) residential on-site workshop. During the first week, the participants will attend presentations, see models, participate in discussions, and work in hands-on activities. During the second week, the participants will get the opportunity to observe the student program classes, and take part as teaching assistants. Interested participants will attend continuing teacher education offered by CWLP-SAILN on site or online.

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San Diego State University Foundation ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The program will offer four-week instruction in Brazilian Portuguese to 15 students in grades 3-5. Students will receive 130 hours of instruction in total. The program will be open to heritage students and non-heritage students with no knowledge of Portuguese. The program will use a thematic curriculum "Celebrating Life: From Birthdays to Carnaval" and focus on contemporary aspects of Brazilian culture. The program will offer a lot of physical avenues for learning through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities. The target proficiency levels are novice high for non-heritage learners, and intermediate mid for heritage learners.

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Portland Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Student Summer Bridging Academies in Portland offer a three-week intensive language and culture learning experience for 90 K-5 students of Mandarin Chinese and 45 K-5 students of Russian who are currently enrolled in Portland Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion programs, will be entering grade K, or plan late entry into a program in fall 2017. The Academies provide 90 hours of instruction based on the theme of “Bridging” physical spaces, as presented in a STEAM curriculum focused on bridge design and engineering, and on bridging spaces between culture and people, embodied by song, dance and martial arts or gymnastics. Student outcomes target a one proficiency level, from Novice to Intermediate and, for struggling students, a boost going into the school year. A separate four-week Academy for 24 High School students of Mandarin offers 90 hours of instruction through a blended online/community based curriculum meant to move them from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency, providing a “bridge” from High School to a university Flagship language program. As part of a combined STARTALK program that additionally offers a Teacher Academy, students will be exposed to a curriculum infused by the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and help solidify Portland Public Schools contribution to a pipeline of students enrolled in the study of critical languages.

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ESHA ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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We’ll enroll 75 to 80 students from ages 8 to 14 (grades 2-8) and focus on oral-aural communication in Hindi in a 'total Immersion' environment with student-centered classroom instruction, yoga, music, dance, arts & crafts, sports, technology apps, mela/bazaar, a culture immersion day and/or a field trip. These activities are designed to improve students proficiency in spoken language and develop awareness and appreciation of Indian culture. The program will be conducted in accordance with the STARTALK principles. The program will ensure that the participating students improve their proficiency at least one to two notches higher on the ACTFL scale than their entry-level proficiency. The program will try to inculcate enduring interest in Hindi language and culture and becoming bilingual in personal and societal interests.
Camp will be held in Marlboro Memorial Middle school in Morganville, NJ from July 17 – August 4, 2017, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM (105 contact hours).

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