Chinmaya Mission Chicago ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2017 (CMSSHC-17) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 10th to July 28th, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering 90 instructional hours over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for three weeks) to introduce thirty six 8-10 year old students to conversational and written Hindi at novice mid (proficiency) / novice high (performance) and novice high (proficiency) / intermediate low (performance) levels.
The theme "MY COOL SCHOOL" will be divided in three sub themes - 1) MY - Me & You (learners will exchange information about themselves, their families, friends, likes, dislikes, daily school routine, extra-curricular interests with classmates) 2) COOL - Cultural Orientation Offered through Language (learners will compare and contrast American and Indian cultures as they explore school life, holidays such as Diwali and Halloween, after school activities, and a few customs they encounter in the Hindi camp) - 3) SCHOOL - STARTALK Chinmaya Hindi - Outstanding Opportunities for Learners (students will make connections with other disciplines through hands on activities, such as math, science, geography, arts, health, and nutrition).
As the outcome of the program, learners will be able to communicate in all three modes of communication, immersed in cultural practices (such as folk dances, songs, greetings, showing respect to elders) and products (such as food, clothing, books, music, movies) of Hindi speaking natives.
Learners will make connections with other disciplines, such as math, science, arts, health, and nutrition, compare and contrast American and Indian cultures (different holidays, sports, customs) and languages (gender differentiation in Hindi, prepositions vs. post-positions, degrees of formality, sentence structure, etc), take their learning beyond the classroom by visiting a local senior center, where most seniors speak Hindi, who will be able to share their school experiences with our learners and by connecting with similar age children in India through Skype / Google Hangout and sharing school-learning experiences with each other.
Working in teams of three, through discussions, negotiation, and voting, our learners will be able to design their COOL SCHOOL and invite others to study at their school.

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WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REGIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 10 till July 28, 2017. The program will enroll 70 students, heritage and non-heritage,for Hindi and Urdu language, 35 for Hindi and 35 for Urdu language whose proficiency will vary from Novice to Advanced. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm for two weeks when they are onsite and one week students will work online from 9.00 am till 2.00 pm. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum will follow backward design model and will be guided by the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages for Hindi and Urdu languages. At the completion of the three week program students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Advance range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students (1999).

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Indus Arts Council ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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1. The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting 15 days hands-on learning
opportunity to 50 local early elementary and upper elementary school students to improve their Urdu language skills
and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
and their familiarity with Urdu culture.
2. Instructional hours will be between 9:00AM and 3:00PM
3. We strive to provide total immersive and conducive environment inside and outside the class to make
learning fun and engaging.
4. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum
that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals.
5. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help
promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

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Prince George Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2017 STARTALK Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Summer Academy will offer 60 elementary novice students an intense but fun and innovative science and culture-oriented summer immersion three-week experience for 94 instructional hours. It is open to all students currently in grades kindergarten to fifth in Prince George's County, Maryland and its neighboring areas. Students will be divided into three classes of 20 students according to their grade levels. Based on the theme,"From Seeds to Table", students will be able to make healthy choices, create colorful salads, demonstrate the understanding of where ingredients are from as well as basic nutrition. We will also introduce certain common Chinese vegetables and dishes. Hands-on activities will range from growing healthy food to exploring Chinese arts and crafts. There are two field trips planned for the camp.

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Harvard College ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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“STARTALK: Bridges to Russia” is a three-week intensive Russian language for heritage speakers program for high school students (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century. The linguistic focus of this program is reading and writing proficiency. Our students will also be involved in community service: they will interview the residents of a nearby retirement home and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater). This year, we will offer professional development seminar to our instructors.

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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 will offer a four-week (non-residential) Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian STARTALK summer program for 10 heritage students in each camp (total 40) from July 10th to August 4th, 2017. These programs will be available to students in grades 9-12 with at least advanced (oral) and intermediate (reading and writing) levels of proficiency.
Through a thematic curriculum and content-based instruction, students will learn about the history of their native country. This immersion program will increase students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by at least one sub-level. The program will also enhance students’ cultural competence in their heritage language and culture. While teachers facilitate the classes, students will be active participants who must take ownership of their learning. Through the use of authentic materials, they will conduct research and demonstrate their understanding through in-class discussions, presentations, writing summaries, and developing portfolios.

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Fargo Public Schools ()

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Twelve teachers of Chinese of either beginning or emerging level will participate in this three-week, 120 hour Teacher Program. The first week will be online and asynchronous, the second and third weeks will be in Fargo. Participants will interact with instructors and each other in peer editing, visit Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village, Sen Lin Hu, and receive MOPI training during the second week. The third week, participants will develop curriculum for their micro-teaching experience and spend the day in the program, practicing their new techniques and receiving feedback. Participants will be able to articulate and practice various criteria from the TELL Modules: Environment, Planning, The Learning Experience, Learning Tools and Performance and Feedback , collecting their evidence in an online portfolio.

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New York City Board of Education ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Korean Language Program will advance the communicative skill and cultural literacy of 40 novices (beginners) of the language and/or culture of Korea in grades 6-8. Students of diverse backgrounds united by a common interest will be immersed in 100 hours of instruction over a five-week period. Through an educational journey entitled “Visit Seoul, New and Old!” which compares and contrasts the traditional and the modern, the past and the present and the individual and the community, students engage in authentic learning experiences designed to bring their interests and newly-gained knowledge to life. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, instruction will be offered Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July 10, 2017 to August 11, 2017.

Potential participants may indicate their interest by completing the Google form at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSek4VQhm71xSaOzLOQP37IeKUHfitwp...
or by contacting the Program Director.

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New York City Board of Education ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This program will run for 4 weeks, Mondays through Fridays from 8AM-1PM. This program will focus on students being able to: 1) communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances, 2) use vocabulary learned from real-world contexts, 3) experience Korean language immersion in the classroom, 4) experience the culture of Korea through different critical lenses as language learners, and 5) access authentic Korean materials for educational purposes.

The program will serve 55 young adults in three classes. Two middle school classes serve young adults in sixth through eighth grades and one class will serve high school students in grades nine through twelve.

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RF SUNY ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Chinese Language and Culture Academy is a three-week, 15-day, morning and afternoon, non-residential program running from July 10 to July 28, 2017, at the SUNY Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse. The program will recruit a total of 60 students ranging from the 3rd to the 12th grade. The three-week program will provide a total of 90 instructional hours at six hours per day. Depending on their entry level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-low, novice-mid, and novice-high levels by the end of program. There will be five follow-up weekend cultural workshops to promote cultural awareness during the 2017-18 school year.

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