University of Minnesota ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program and will work entirely online with the instruction and support of experienced online program instructors.

The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 11 - July 1, 2018) for critical language teachers. Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the three communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course. The program includes online language mini-lessons that will be conducted as a “class-within-a-class” so that language learning activities set within the framework of the three communication modes, learner behaviors and needs, online design and expectations, and best practices for teaching online can be modeled and analyzed, created and tested, and peer-critiqued in a safe environment. Participants will be engaged in active for approximately 120 hours total for the program, depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

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New York City Department of Education ()

Language(s)

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

"K-talk! Seoul to Soul" is a dynamic STARTALK Korean Language Summer Program designed to immerse students in the rich culture and language of Korea through 21st century teaching and learning. Through a virtual exploration using Google, students will engage in a living history of Seoul, re-enacting the past and examining its influence on the present. Real-world experiences in Korean arts and crafts, music, dance, Tae Kwon Do, and food preparation and tasting will bring culture, content, and language to life. E-portfolios, student-created blogs, and interactive exhibitions will highlight students' success. To promote a deep and continuing appreciation for the Korean culture, post-program activities include the 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration at the Korea Society of NYC, the 2018 NYC Korean Parade, as well as two complimentary tickets to the 2019 International Festival at Francis Lewis High School. To support on-going Korean language development, free Rosetta Stone accounts (one per household) will be offered to students' families for the 2018-19 academic year. Aligned to the World-Readiness Standards, the five-week intensive program will be offered Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 9, 2018 to August 10, 2018. Space is limited to 30 novice (beginner) participants. Apply by May 31, 2018.

Potential participants may indicate their interest by completing the Google form at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5jfOV3XWhjGYmggJY4hKOJva0YjyC...

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Western Michigan University ()

Language(s)

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

The MSCTA begins with one-week online training (July 2- 6), followed by 3-week onsite training and practicum at the Western Michigan University (WMU) (July 9-27) and one-week online practicum (July 30-August 3). The MSCTA program aims to recruit five experienced Chinese teachers (more than 3-years teaching experience) and ten prospective and novice (0-2 years of teaching experience) Chinese teachers from public/private K-12 schools, colleges, graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. At the end of the program, participants will be able to plan student learning experiences based on local curriculum and state and national standards, frequently check for understanding in a variety of ways throughout the lesson, engage in self-assessment and peer review to monitor progress toward the targeted performance objectives and their own language and culture goals and use processes that allow them to analyze and reflect on their current teaching practices. In-service Chinese teachers will be awarded up to 100 professional development SCECHs hours upon completion of the summer program. The program also offers 3 to 6 credits for the graduate level course on Teaching Chinese As a Second Language offered by the College of Education and Human Development at WMU. Teacher participants who are interested in obtaining credits will pay tuition and associated fee at their own expense. Participants who are registered for graduate credits will be given $596.25 as a scholarship. Those who do not need to obtain credits will not need to pay any program fee. Thus, in conjunction with WMU’s Teacher Certification Program, after the program, the participants will have three pathways that lead to certification i.e., add a minor endorsement (20 credit hours) in their initial teaching certificate, the initial Graduate Teaching Chinese Certificate program (26 credit hours) or the master program (33 credit hours). The application deadline is April 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Kent State University ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Mandarin Chinese and Russian Student Academy is a four-week residential immersion program in the summer at Kent State’s main campus. Housed in the university's state-of-the-art Honors College, the Mandarin Chinese and Russian Academy will serve two cohorts of 10 new learners of Mandarin Chinese and Russian, targeting rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers 235 instructional hours over four weeks in the summer and involves a mandatory academic year follow-up component. Proficiency-based outcomes assessment and tracking of graduates will measure the success of the program in fostering success and persistence in the study of the Mandarin Chinese and Russian language.

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WCSD ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Washington County School District (WCSD) Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 40 rising 6th and 7th graders from eight WCSD schools to join together for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience. The program will include 2 classrooms of 20 students each meeting daily for 60 hours, 6 hours per day, and online for an additional 30 hours exploring Beijing and Beyond where students will explore peer experiences in major cities in China. WCSD students will engage with students from China, via electronic communication, as topics are explored and activities include group presentations and informative oral and written assignments. After participating in the camp, students will be able to engage in Intermediate Mid discourse regarding life of a teen in China through the sub-themes of social economic diversity, cultural awareness, and environmental protection.

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University of Colorado Boulder ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This blended STARTALK program consists of a pre-institute (10 days) asynchronous online module and a residential summer institute (8 days) for 20 secondary Chinese language teachers, totaling 65 contact hours. The primary focus of the program is developing professional and program sustainability through the incorporation of effective and engaging learner-centered educational technology. Most travel expenses and all meals and dormitory lodging are covered by the program. Optional 3 graduate credit hours in Teacher Education are available at the participant's expense.

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VMIRL ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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At the conclusion of the program, our students will have the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to interact with Arabic speakers on basic, everyday topics, especially the topic of food. We will recruit 20 or 22 students to participate in this intensive STARTALK Arabic program. Our participants will be high school seniors and college students (grades 12-16). Their proficiency level in Arabic will be Novice-High by the conclusion of the program. We will conduct about 94 instructional hours throughout a four-week period, to extend from June 25th to July 19th, 2018.

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The College Board ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Chinese Guest Teacher Summer Institute program aims to prepare visiting teachers from China for upcoming teaching assignments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. The participants are newly assigned in the College Board-Hanban Chinese Guest Teacher Program. Through a combination of instructional presentations, hands-on activities, and microteaching, participants gain a realistic understanding of the expectations in U.S. K-12 schools. Participants develop skills and strategies for classroom management, teaching in the target language, using the Understanding-By-Design (UBD) approach for lesson plan creation, and communicating with U.S. students, parents, and colleagues. A secondary group of 10 veteran guest teachers will serve as mentors to improve their own teaching and leadership skills.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. PSI participants will be 30 rising juniors and seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Latino and/or African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL); we will also recruit from among economically disadvantaged minority students at Friends School (Baltimore). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Mid to Novice High (in speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (in reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; the PSI Abroad in Latvia, our NSLI-Y project, allows PSI alumni to study in a six-week Russian-language immersion program in the summer after their STARTALK experience.

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Asia Institute-Crane House ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Asia Institute Crane House Mandarin Program is a summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to 50 rising middle school and high school students in the Louisville, Kentucky region who range from having very little or no experience to being proficient with Mandarin.

During the program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture through projects and group activities to achieve a minimum of a novice level of proficiency or better. The program will last two weeks and include 10 days of six hours of instruction for a total of 60 hours of immersive instruction with activities that include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

There will be an additional 16 hours of online follow-up classes in the Fall.

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