District of Columbia Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 STARTALK DCPS Language and Culture Teacher Institute program will serve 20 critical language teachers beginning June 25 and ending June 22, 2018. Teachers will receive 25 hours of instruction and will earn 25 Professional Learning Units. Teachers will receive hands-on interactive training in best practices for the teaching of critical language, and will have opportunities to collaborate and share resources for classroom implementation. Eight of the 20 teachers will additionally receive coaching as they serve as the instructors for the student portion of the program.

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Arizona State University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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ASU Chinese Language Camp: From STARTALK to Flagship offers a 15-day intensive residential program for motivated current 8th-12th grade students in Arizona. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in Chinese language and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities.
The program boasts a living-learning setting, where participants gain first-hand college life experience on the ASU Tempe campus during the summer. All evening activities are monitored and supervised by resident advisors who reside in the residence hall with students. We hope that through this summer camp, high school students will see the value and fun of learning and exploring the language and culture beyond a structured classroom setting and eventually become life-long learners of Chinese language.

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Indiana University Bloomington ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program will prepare participants to develop lesson plans using Backward Curriculum Design with performance assessment in the three modes of communication. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom through micro-teaching sessions. Participants will learn how to create a learner centered classroom. Twelve participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three-weeks, and 90 instructional hours, of which 10 hours will be devoted to online training and 80 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, Indiana. These hours include some of the hours that the instructors will spend with the participants on individual basis during the evening curriculum clinic session to attend to individual differences and challenges.

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Agnes Scott College ()

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The 13-day Chinese and Turkish programs with a total of 91 hours instruction in Chinese or 91 hours instruction in Turkish will allow 24 middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) who have limited or no previous experience in Chinese to attain novice-mid proficiency in Chinese and 10 high school juniors and seniors (grades 11-12) along with college freshmen and sophomores who have limited or no previous experience in Turkish to attain novice-mid proficiency in Turkish. During each 7-hour day, students will engage in immersive language learning, practicing Chinese Martial Arts or Turkish Taekwondo, drumming, and music. The theme “A Musical Journey through China, a Musical Journey through Turkey” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, families, music, and basic greetings and introductions; learning about the cultures and content of the Chinese/Turkish traditions, music and sports; connecting to art and history. A field trip to the Atlanta Chinatown or a local Turkish market will provide a rich exchange of activities with native speakers and an authentic opportunity for interpersonal communication. By the end of the program, students will reach "novice-mid" in all modes of communication based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, commenting on their favorite Chinese or Turkish food, cities and musical instruments, designing itineraries, and performing skits and songs in Chinese or Turkish.

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Appalachian State University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Appalachian State University (App State), located in Boone, North Carolina, offers a three-week, residential, intensive student program from July 9 to July 27, 2018. The culturally rich and academically rigorous Chinese program is designed for 18 rising 9th-12th-grade students with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese from the high schools in the High Country of North Carolina. Focusing on the theme of “The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom,” the program will offer a total of 235 contact hours in structured language learning. Upon the completion of the program, students will reach “Novice Low/Mid” proficiency in all modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational).

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American Chinese Academy ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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ACA 2018 STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp: Earth is Our Home will provide 50 K-5 students at University Park Elementary School with a Chinese language, culture and STEM integrated learning program for 92 instructional hours over 3 weeks in summer (June 25, 2018 to July 13, 2018, field trip: July 6 & 13, 2018) and additional 20 hours in an extension program in fall 2018, a total of 112 instructional hours. Students will receive technology-enhanced language instruction organized on different topics about the Earth during a virtual visit to the International Earth Day Fair in China. After attending the program, students will be able to greet each other and exchange simple information in Chinese, and build lasting interest to continue with their Chinese learning.

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Springfield Public Schools ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Startalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 100 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K-12 . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional contact hours from Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 27th, 2018. A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While high school students will participate in the online Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

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Center For Human Services (CHS) ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Two weeks face to face (June 24-July 6) and two weeks online (July 9 - July 20). By the end of the program, 18 instructors of Chinese will have gained measurable proficiency in designing and delivering a standards-based curriculum and pedagogy, with a focus on the following: World-Readiness standards of Communication, Culture and Connections, and four TELL domains.
The targeted TELL domains include: (1) Learning Experiences, with a focus on comprehensible input and cultural observation and analysis, (2) Planning, with an emphasis on ensuring that teacher-trainees’ lessons are interesting (P2a), relevant, and age appropriate, and (3) collaboration, with a focus on assisting teacher-trainees to develop the skills to collaborate with individuals and organizations, and connect with members of the Chinese speaking community.

The following describes our targets by levels:

Chinese instructors: novice =5, intermediate = 8, and master teacher = 5

The program will provide 95-hours of instruction over a four-week period, and offer eight hours of online training, and six-hours follow-on online workshops, which will strengthen participants’ ability to collaborate with other instructors, community members, and native Chinese speakers.

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UNR ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK UNR Chinese Language and Culture Program plans to host 30 local middle and high school students (grades 7-12) and offer two level courses for new students and returning students. The course will last three weeks (June 12-29, 2018), meeting Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with 84 instructional hours. Students will study Chinese language through the theme of Chinese New Year: the Customs, Legend and Drama. Upon the successful completion of the STARTALK program, students of Level I will reach Novice Mid and students of Level II will reach Novice High. Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on activities in the target language as well as gain the cultural understanding in the global context.

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University of North Texas ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 STARTALK Denton ISD intensive Russian and Chinese Summer School, Welcome to My World, will provide four weeks and 120 instructional hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Russian and Chinese respectively to 11th and 12th graders and UNT undergraduate students at the Novice level.

Upon the successful completion of the summer school, our students will achieve Novice level of language proficiency in Russian or Chinese respectively, will be able to communicate appropriately at the Novice level and will enhance their cultural awareness.

We believe that the additional benefit of earning up to six college credit hours through a College placement test free of charge and the opportunity to become part of our UNT learning community will encourage the program participants to continue their studies of Russian or Chinese in college.

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