Georgetown University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The proposed program will include 20 instructors of higher education from community colleges and other institutions of higher education. Participants will have limited backgrounds in assessment in general and in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Modified Oral Proficiency (MOPI) in particular. Participants will benefit from a total of 35 hours of professional development: 10 hours before the program, when they participate in an online introduction to the MOPI, practice rating and set goals for the workshop; 21 hours during the face-to-face workshop; one hour in September to complete a survey, one hour in October/November to complete an interview and two hours in January to complete a survey and an interview. The program will also conduct research on short- and long-term impacts of this professional development for participants, their students and their professional growth.

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Bryant University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This summer program is a 3-week intensive Chinese teacher training and practice program from July 5 - 25.

The targeted audiences are future and current Chinese teachers (with little or no teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, teacher colleges or graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required.

Aligned with ACTFL standards and STARTALK principles, the primary goal of the program is to equip teachers with teaching skills and strategies that will enable them to teach Chinese with at least 90% use of target language. With the focus on comprehensible input skills, the program also includes important sessions on national standards, backward-design curriculum development, assessment, and teaching technology.

This program offers:
• Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours
• Training seminars by renowned scholars and experts
• Workshops by experienced teachers to share teaching strategies and classroom activities
• Authentic practice classes with middle/high school students
• Coaching on lesson plan and instruction by lead instructor
• Team lesson planning, teaching and critiquing
• Field trips to Newport Mansions in Rhode Island and museum in Boston
• A limited number of campus dorms are available for FREE for participants who live 30 miles or farther away from Bryant campus (first come first served)
• Each participant can receive up to $100 reimbursement for travel to the program (air/train tickets or driving mileage)
• Breakfast and lunch are provided on class days (dinners and weekend meals are not included)

Seats are limited. Please apply early because the program is usually filled quickly.

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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. Students will attend six-hours (9:00am-3:00pm) daily activities 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. Students will be taught by STARTALK trained experienced Chinese teachers utilizing the most effective language instruction principles. The theme-based curricula are aligned with the National Standards of Foreign Language Education. The program will be held in classrooms equipped with the state of the art technology on Bryant campus. Based on a pre-program language proficiency evaluation, students will be placed into classes in three proficiency levels: Novice Low, Novice Mid, and Intermediate. A field trip to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Chinese grocery store with the authentic Chinese lunch is scheduled during the program. No previous language learning experience is required.

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Texas A&M University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This 20-day, 80-instructional-hour summer program aims to increase the awareness and interest in Chinese and Korean languages and cultures among the community. The program will also serve as a springboard for the establishment of two-way immersion programs in collaboration with the school district in the next few years. A total of 45 second and third grade non-heritage language learners with no prior experience in Chinese or Korean will be recruited: 30 for the Chinese program and 15 for the Korean program. By the end of the summer program, students are expected to achieve a novice-low level of reading and writing and a novice-mid level of listening and speaking in the target language. They are also expected to develop a sustained interest in the target languages and cultures, continuing their learning in the online program from July to August and in the after-school programs during the academic year.

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Troy University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 15-day residential teacher training program aims to recruit 12 novice and experienced teachers in the nation. Upon completion of TROY-STARTALK program that offers 140 instructional hours, trainees will earn three credits in "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign or additional Language". The integration of both theory and practice will be delivered through regular classes. The three different phases of implementation will ensure quality instruction that guides trainees to achieve four goals (STOP): 1) to appreciate STARTALK-endorsed principles, 2) to effectively implement five national goals (5 C’s) of Foreign Language Content Standards in thematic and curricular design teaching the three modes by ACTFL, 3) to strengthen their observation and practicum experience, and 4) to further their pursuit of teaching certification for career advancement. The capstone in the development of trainees’ competence in teaching Chinese as a foreign or additional language will be the completion of an e-portfolio that documents trainees’ extensive learning experiences in launching or advancing their careers.

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Troy University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Aimed at raising the awareness of and stimulating interest in learning Chinese language and culture, our program will recruit 24 students from 9th-12th grades. We will offer 2 classes in total to provide 140 hours of student-centred learning and instruction in Chinese to novice low and mid learners. Each day four hours or less of classroom instruction will be provided. In the mornings and evenings and lunch time students will participate in culture and language enrichment activities in small groups led by an instructor for six hours. 1:2 format which was added about three years is our highlight. Our survey shows that students liked interaction with an instructor in a small group intensely.

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Seattle Public Schools ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program will offer a four-credit continuing education world language methods course, with a focus on differentiation, working with special needs students, and connecting to STEAM content areas, for 10 Chinese and 5 Korean speakers. This three-week summer intensive course awards 4 credits of continuing education that can be applied to PLU’s alternative routes to full teacher certification program with a World Language Endorsement in Chinese or Korean. During the second and third week of the course, teachers will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during a summer language camp for high school heritage and intermediate second languages learners.

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Northeastern Illinois University ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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STARTALK: Summer 2018 Training Program for Teachers of Arabic aims to train a group of approximately 20-25 Arabic language educators of elementary age students. The outcomes of the program are twofold. First, the program will develop teachers who are competent in implementing standards based Arabic language instruction in their classrooms as a result of their participation in the program. Second, the candidates will participate in 60 instructional hours of teacher training activities spread out over three weeks in June 2018. They will ultimately learn how to integrate culture, content, and language in Arabic instruction at various proficiency levels and needs.

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College of the Holy Cross ()

Language(s)

Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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We are proposing a 10-day residential program that brings together sixteen experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and four master teachers, to focus on strategies for literacy acquisition in Chinese, with an emphasis on developing higher level reading. The participants will be selected to form four evenly balanced teams representing teachers from college (grades 13+), high school (9-12) teaching at the intermediate level or higher, middle school (6-8) and high school teaching at the novice level, and immersion programs in grades 3-8. Participants will be on task for a total of 90 hours, using studies of higher level literacy skills in Chinese and English to set higher level literacy goals for students of CFL and best practices for achieving them, and designing thematically-based units that implement these best practices in a Standards-based curriculum. The units that the participants develop will be posted on the Holy Cross Chinese Literacy website and will be freely accessible to all.

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West Windsor-Plainsboro RSD ()

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Date(s)
  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 9 till July 27, 2018. The program will enroll 70 students 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 3.00pm for three weeks onsite. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum follows the backward design model and 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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