University of Pittsburgh ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Pitt STARTALK will be administered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and offer an intensive four-week residential program from June 17 to July 13, 2018, with 160 formal and informal instructional hours for 20 students entering grades 10 through 12. REES is partnering with three high schools that offer academic year Russian language programs (Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pritzker College Prep, and The Noble Academy) to recruit participants. The curriculum will be based on the theme “Soon to Russia!”, through which the Pitt STARTALK students will prepare to spend an academic year studying abroad in Russia. Instruction will be performance-based and emphasize acquisition of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with a goal of ACTFL Novice Mid to Novice High proficiency across modalities for students in Russian I and Intermediate Low proficiency for students in Russian II. Other anticipated outcomes include increased cultural knowledge and college readiness.

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New York University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This online/on-site program emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants learn to implement the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, develop student-centered lessons with backwards design appropriate to student proficiency, background and needs, use the target language and authentic materials in real-life scenarios. 20 Hindi and Urdu teachers participate. Preference is given to applicants with some teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency without previous or with limited formal training. Training is conducted in both target languages and English and at the end teachers prepare a portfolio that demonstrates understanding of the principles of learning and teaching, including a standards-based lesson for micro- teaching, and at least one lesson plan or unit appropriate to the participant's teaching setting, two reflection/ journal entries (a micro- teaching experience and a final self-assessment essay), observation reports and a final project. Through an online component participants engage in reading, video-observations, group- projects, postings and forum discussions, while on site, they design activities in groups and individually, and team-teach beginning level students. The program is 70 hours delivered over four weeks – two weeks of online instruction, one week on site (8 full days Saturday-Saturday) and one more week online.

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AKEEP [Alabama Korea Education & Economic Partnership] ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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AKEEP STARTALK: Cultural Treasure Hunters is a 3-week (15 days) program by the Alabama-Korea Education & Economic Partnership (AKEEP) to provide Korean language and cultural instruction to forty-eight (48), 4th – 6th-grade Novice-low, non-heritage students. By the end of 120 instructional hours, students will perform at Novice Mid ACTFL language levels and will be able to greet and introduce themselves to Korean-native speakers using culturally appropriate register, titles, and gestures. They will be able to write, read, and recite the names of seven primary colors, compare Korean traditional clothing, and be able to give and react to directional commands. They will be able to identify familiar foods and unique Korean ingredients found in cultural dishes. Finally, they will learn practice presentational skills through learning two Korean children's songs, a traditional dance to perform for friends and family, and presenting on Korean artifacts found in a museum.

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Providence Day School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Providence Day School (PDS) Chinese Teacher Program is a 60 contact hour intensive teacher training designed to meld a comprehensive introduction to current research-backed practices in Second Language Acquisition (including the 6 STARTALK Principles for effective language teaching) with a practical hands-on “do & reflect” approach. Teacher participants will learn from a team of experienced world language teachers and teacher-trainers, and have ample opportunities to apply that knowledge both during this 2-week program and (for 8 of the 12 participants) during the 3-week, 90 contact hour student program immediately following the teacher program. Teachers will work collaboratively to experience, interpret, discuss and apply best practices in world language instruction. They will create, teach, and participate in a variety of whole class, small group, paired and individual activities designed to equip them with new tools to deliver more effective student-centered language instruction in both the student program to follow and in their yearlong classrooms. Assessment of teacher success will be measured both by the TELL framework during the program, as well as a summative assessment: drafting, workshopping, finalizing and implementing culturally-rich, student-centered STARTALK Learning Plans.

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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 K-12 Chinese language teachers for career advancement. This two-week program will be from July 23 to August 3rd, daily Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by two post-program meetings: one in October as continuing "One Belt One Road" (一带一路, OBOR) lesson plan discussion meeting and one in December as a capstone event showcasing student products/learning results of each participant's school . During the program participating teachers will infuse STARTALK-Endorsed Principles, backward design and online video and text editing skills to create unit and lesson plans with the knowledge of China's cross-continent initiative "One Belt, One Road" to implement outstanding Chinese courses at their own schools. The program features video editing training, field trips to Philadelphia schools and the Penn Museum, expert discussions on the Silk Road, Civilizations of China and Inner Asia, Chinese-specific pedagogy, high school-college articulation and free ACTFL World-Readiness FL Standards reference books. Participants from out-of-state and out-of-city will receive STARTALK funds to cover housing during the program; Pennsylvania participants will receive ACT 48 hours toward their re-certification and career advancement. After the program, the teachers will have new lesson plans that are ACTFL Standards-based, with innovative language, culture and technology components, to use in the new school year.

From an interdisciplinary perspective, using online and off-line materials connected with China's classic "Silk Road" and current cross-continental project OBOR, attendees of STARTALK-Penn Chinese Language Teacher Advancement Program can introduce students to China and the world using Chinese language class as a vehicle. This program's content of OBOR will help teachers work more closely with global studies/East Asian arts/history/economics curriculum, thus opening doors to new collaborations and means of support for Chinese language programs within schools.

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District of Columbia Public Schools ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 STARTALK DCPS Language and Culture Institute program will serve 100 DCPS students in Middle and High School (grades 6-8 and 9-12) in a 5 week Chinese instruction program beginning June 25 and ending July 27, 2018. Students will receive between 120 and 132 hours of instruction and will earn a 1.0 World Language Credit. Students will not only receive quality language instruction, but will put their language and cultural learning to use in various opportunities that only the nation's capital can offer through partnership with a variety of embassies, museums, and cultural organizations who will make learning come alive for students. The program will culminate with a final presentation where students have an opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned and celebrate d Chinese cultures.

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Korean School for Global Leaders ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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“Junior Chef: Hansik Tour” is Korean language program for 15 novices and 15 intermediates in grade 3-5. During this program, students will enjoy differentiated instruction under thematic unit focusing on Korean food, Hansik, for 110 hours of instruction over a five-week period. Through this program, students advance their Korean language skills in 3 different modes while gaining knowledge about Korean food through project-based learning to create their own Korean dish collaboratively with their peers. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, instruction will be offered Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 9, 2018 to August 9, 2018 at 58-20 Utopia Pkwy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 (Francis Lewis High School, 3FL). Potential participants may indicate their interest by completing the Google form at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/kexBRe0dh286x1k62 or by contacting the Program Director (Mr. Young Jin Jang) at info.ksgl@gmail.com or 646-696-0898.

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Los Angeles Unified School District ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 STARTALK funds will guarantee continued Arabic culture and language learning opportunities at Bell and Hamilton High Schools (levels I and heritage speakers, grades 7th through 12th). The program will offer 60 students the opportunity to receive Arabic immersed instruction of 90 hours (75 hours of face-to face and 15 hours) asynchronous learning model enhanced through culture, technology, and social media from July 16, 2018 to July 18th , 2018. 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 I, and heritage students will continue in our 2018- 2019 academic year to increase enrollment in Arabic I and Arabic III, and IV Honors programs offered by the two schools.

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Huayuan Chinese Academy, Inc ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Huayuan Chinese Academy’s “STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program” will immerse 45 rising 2nd through 5th graders in a Chinese language and culture environment for a total of 91 instructional hours over 3 weeks, June 25-July 13, 2018, followed by a 10-week fall Extension Program. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby’s fun life, magic show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme “Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life.” The curriculum integrates hands-on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments.

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