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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University of Texas At El Paso ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Startalk @UTEP is a four-week summer language program designed to introduce 40 high school students to the Arabic and Portuguese languages. They will be divided into four groups of 10. The program will have two sections of Arabic and Portuguese novice low/mid and two sections of Arabic / Portuguese novice mid/high for returning students. Selected students will participate in 90 hours of language instruction. Summer language acquisition will be maintained and expanded during the subsequent school year, through participation in virtual language and cultural awareness sessions. Upon completion of the program students will have developed a novice/mid level of Arabic / Portuguese and novice/high for returning students.

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AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: ACTR/ACCELS, INC. ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Discover Russian Teacher Program is a two-week (July 17-28, 2017) teacher training program located on the campus of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. The theme of the Teacher Program will be, “A Roadmap for Teaching and Learning Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”, and it will provide 17 teachers of Russian with instruction six hours a day for 12 days. During this period, teachers will learn to deliver a standards-based instructional program at the K-12 level in Russian. Participants will create their own itineraries for their classrooms, while keeping within the limits of their state and district guidelines. They will also explore new avenues with their students that allows them to reach their final destination—Russia and Russian!

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Stanford University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This one-week 40-hour program is designed for experienced teachers of all STARTALK languages. Selected participants will have had successful experiences in STARTALK and other similar world language professional learning programs and are at the point in their careers where they are ready to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, professional organizations and in the STARTALK community. It is expected that they will have a solid understanding of the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles for Teaching and Learning Languages, World Readiness Standards for Language Learning and substantial experience in applying the principles and concepts featured in these documents into effective classroom practices. A sub-set of returning participants from the previous year program will be invited to participate and increase the leadership skills and experience by observing and reporting other programs in the CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar as well as mentoring their peers who are participating in the program for the first time. All participants will complete a TELL self-assessment prior to arriving at the institute to create a baseline profile of their professional competencies along the TELL domains continua. At the end of the program they will be able to plan and present a professional presentation on a topic selected from the TELL domains and facilitate different aspects of a successful and learner-centered professional learning activity. They will apply knowledge gained from presentation, discussing activities on the following topics: exploration of diverse leadership styles, advocacy, coping with change, coaching and mentoring, strategies for successful and engaging presentations and censuses building and group dynamics with the STARTALK principles integrated throughout. As they participate in the program, they will develop their own professional leadership development plan and will be supported in its implementation beyond the end of the program.

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Bryant University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This two-week STARTALK Student Program (from July 12 to July 25) plans to recruit 45 middle school and high school students from Grades 6 to 12 in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Based on the placement test result, accepted students will be divided into three proficiency level classes: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate under the themes of “Me, My Friends and My Family” for Novice Low, and “Welcome to My Neighborhood” for the Novice Mid and Intermediate levels. Students will attend six hours of activities daily consisting of three hours of language classes, two hours of cultural workshops, and a one-hour complimentary lunch, for a total of 60 contact hours during 10 days. By the end of the Program, we expect students to be able to reach the learning goals of the Can-Do Statements in the STARTALK curriculum templates for their respective proficiency level, and bring their STARTALK learning experience back to their respective schools and communities to generate more interest in critical language learning.

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University of Nebraska ()

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This residential STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will consist of 90 instructional hours (10 days) of professional development for 15 US Chinese teachers interested in improving their language teaching skills. The outcomes of this institute include a) development of a research informed pedagogy and examination of personal beliefs about language learning and teaching, b) skill development and integration of technology in language teaching and learning, c) increase in the number of highly qualified teachers of Chinese, d) creation of a learner-centered learning environment that optimizes language proficiency and e) development of a professional learning community of Chinese teachers and language educators.

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YSMCS ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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YSMCS STARTALK Turkish Language Program will offer 75 hours of instruction for 15 days for 40 students in 3-5 and 6-8 Grades through intensive language classes and rich cultural workshops and presentations. Students will experience Turkish language and culture through traditional Ebru Art. The program curriculum will be constructed around the traditional Turkish Arts Ebru, Calligraphy and Turkish Folk Dances. Students will also engage in various task-based language activities to improve language proficiency. During the program there will be different cultural trips to help students indulge in the real Turkish culture. Field trips, Hands-on student centered activities, catered lunch including authentic Turkish food, interactive language learning, and more!

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IHA HINDI SUMMER CAMP ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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STARTALK Ohio Hindi Summer Camp will offer an exciting opportunity to 50 local elementary and middle school students (8-13 years old) to learn and/or improve their Hindi language skills and expand their knowledge of Indian culture. This year we have chosen "Endangered Animals" as the theme for our program which will introduce 50 novice and intermediate learners (ages 8-13 years) to some endangered animals from India and USA. Learners will understand that people and climate affect animal population and we all play a role in preventing animals from becoming endangered. At the end of the three-week (90 hours) program, learners will have a learning experience that is meaningful involving language, culture and content, and move individual student’s proficiency level up by at least one sub-level.

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University of Hawaii Systems ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Twenty-five students (ages 14-17, with either no or minimal background in Chinese) in the STARTALK Hawaii 2017 NON-RESIDENTIAL program will be able to handle many Novice tasks after their three weeks (105 instructional hours—seven hours a day, five days a week) at camp, including: telling and asking about basic personal information, saying something about the life of Dr. Sun Yatsen (who was educated in Honolulu), requesting favorite foods, talking about healthy vs. unhealthy food choices, describing a dim-sum lunch excursion, telling something that others are unlikely to know about Honolulu's Chinatown, shopping and bargaining, telling something about Hawaii's relationship to China, reading for pleasure at least 10 beginner story books in Chinese, identifying key information in written texts such as Chinatown signs and handwritten notes, filling in key information in forms, writing postcards in Chinese, and creating and illustrating simple stories.

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