University of Southern California ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Our Startalk program offers a five-week Chinese summer intensive program for highly motivated college-bound high school students with no prior background in Chinese. This program will have 20 to 25 students recruited by TRiO Upward Bound Program and Los Angeles Unified School District. By the end of the program, we expect students to reach Novice Mid to Novice High on the ACTFL OPI scale. Our program will have a total of 80 hours of instruction, tutorial, guided homework, and extracurricular activities Monday to Friday from 1:30pm-4:30pm (tutorial Sunday to Wednesday from 7:00pm-7:30pm.) The program theme “In Search of My Future” allows students to learn Mandarin in a standards-based curriculum with relevance to their future identities and is designed using authentic materials to improve students’ communication skills significantly by providing a linguistically and culturally enriched learning environment.

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Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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2018 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp (The Program), organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will serve 30 ‘heritage learners’ of the Turkish language in grades 3 through 8. The target Turkish proficiency levels of the students are intermediate mid and intermediate high. The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time in a well-structured classroom environment in 3 weeks in July 2018. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances.

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Fauquier County Public Schools ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Fauquier County 2018 STARTALK program includes 12 instructional days beginning July 9, 2018 and ending July 26, 2018 with total instructional time equaling 65 hours including extended day field trips. New and returning students who are rising fifth to ninth graders will be accepted into differentiated classes with expected novice-mid to intermediate-low proficiency levels. Our program theme will be "My Journey" and will explore authentic practices and products related to traveling to locations that speak the target language. Students will embark on their own journey where they will be able to greet people they meet and exchange information about their trip with others.

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Colby College ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This program is a 5-week long combination (teacher preparation and student language learning) program in June and July 2018 to promote Chinese language learning and teaching in the local Central Maine community. With a focus on Chinese art, this program will offer a 2-week long residential, culture-rich, content-based pedagogical training for preservice/inservice teachers of Chinese and a 3-week long beginning-level Chinese summer camp to students from ages 10-12. During the first two weeks, the teacher participants will learn the basics of teaching Chinese as second language through hands-on experiences and will be guided to create lesson plans for the Chinese summer camp using the Backward Design and Content-Based Instruction approach. During the Chinese language camp of the third to the fifth weeks of the combination program, the teacher participants will implement their lesson plans and the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. The teacher participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 168 hour training whereas the student participants will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

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Colby College ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This program will offer a 3-week long beginning-level, nonresidential Chinese summer camp in June and July 2018 to 3rd to 5th graders from ages 10-12 in the local Central Maine community. From 9am to 2pm each day, the student participants will learn basic Chinese through an art-based, culture-rich experience. Through a 70 hours long immersion experience in Chinese language and art otherwise unavailable to them, they will gain an opportunity to develop their interests in and awareness of as well as an initial understanding of the Chinese language, art, and culture, and learn to use basic Chinese to communicate about their personal information, preferences, and art-related daily activities.

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HADI-CLASSRoad ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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CLASSRoad’s 2018 fully-online STARTALK program will provide opportunity for thirty-five (35) intermediate and master Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers to focus on TELL Planning Domain P6 (a and c) criteria, Learning Experience Domain LE2 (a and b) criteria, LE4 (a and b) criteria, building their ability to: 1) use the backward design process to plan for meaningful student engagement, 2) create daily performance objectives that capture student energy and commitment and that move them toward proficiency targets, and 3) provide comprehensible input while using the target language 90% of the time. The program will include asynchronous/ synchronous interaction among instructors and participants, feature video presentations by experts, formative assessments, discussions, observations of recorded online language teaching examples--including video from previous year teacher participants--peer learning and feedback, peer microteaching practice, online co-teaching of remote language students, and self-assessment and personal growth plan development. The four-week program (80 contact hours) will feature three weeks of module-based daily instruction and group work, including online synchronous presentations by guest experts, several days of peer microteaching and preparation, followed by a fourth week that involves co-teaching to remote novice target language students, along with peer observation, personal reflection and professional planning. The program will be fully delivered online using the CLASSRoad Canvas learning management system and the web-conference platform Adobe Connect, which allows for adaptive design, improved mobile accessibility, the giving of timely feedback, and the course to be structured in an innovative and highly interactive manner.

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Notre Dame de Namur University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The proposed Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) STARTALK Teacher Program is a program directly leading to California Teaching credential. The 10-year Berkeley STARTALK Summer Teacher Program and the 2-year Berkeley STARTALK Infrastructure Credential Enrichment Program will be moved to (NDNU) in 2018 after the program director Stella Kwoh retires from UC Berkeley. In order to continue the program legacy, Stella Kwoh has agreed to continue her role as a program director for the proposed NDNU Program. The 2018 NDNU STARTALK (non-residential)Teacher Program will offering two sets of courses for both continuing participants (15) moving from the Berkeley STARTALK Infrastructure Program and new participants (12) recruited for the proposed 2018 program. All courses offered in this proposed program are directly leading to California Teaching Credential and are all required by the NDNU Single Subject (for teaching in middle and high school teacher) and Multiple Subject (For teaching in elementary schools) Credential programs.

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HEB ISD ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Summary

HEB ISD’s “STARTALK: Better Together” language academy will provide three weeks / 72 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 6th and 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students, as well as exposure to all three languages. Projected enrollment for Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese is 50 students per language, comprising 30 novice 6th and 7th graders and 20 intermediate students. At the end of this academy, we expect rising 6th and 7th grade students to achieve novice low-to-mid level oral proficiency in their language of choice and upper grades students to achieve intermediate low-to-mid level. We anticipate that approximately 90% of our 7th grade students will continue in the language course in the fall at our district. For intermediate students, we expect their scores on the IB exams to reflect the benefits of additional language practice and cultural experience.

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University of Minnesota ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Summary

The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education experience for Chinese language teachers that will improve their ability to design standards-based curricula that fosters higher levels of Chinese language and cultural learning in their students. This program is a ten-day blended learning experience with 60- hour program for 20 Chinese language teachers who are teaching or plan to teach in immersion and second language programs. Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. Participants will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Summary

“My Journey to South Korea” serves as the theme for the 2018 UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy. We will recruit 35 high school students with no or very little prior experience with Korean with the objective of them reaching a Novice Mid to Novice High level of proficiency by the programs’ end. Learning objectives include developing communicative competencies in contexts of travel, family, food, weather and popular culture while exploring Korean cultural practices, products and perspectives. The program will meet for five hours per day, Monday-Friday, over four weeks, for a total of 100 instructional hours.

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