Pan American International High School ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Pan American STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program 2018 will be a four-week program for heritage and non-heritage middle school and high school students. This program will follow STARTALK endorsed principles for effective teaching and learn with 100% usage of Hindi language. Students will read for gist and for detail, communicate and negotiate, create and present final projects related to the theme of the program “Let’s Go Green: Festivals and Environment.” Novice Mid and Novice High level students will focus on the festival celebrations in India whereas Intermediate students will create projects around the effects of celebrations on the environment. Students will celebrate Indian festivals while developing all modalities of Hindi Language skills. Students will be assessed and evaluated in all communicative modes and through real-life performance tasks. Students will be eligible to earn credits for Hindi as a foreign language.

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University of Utah ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 University of Utah Portuguese Startalk Teacher Training program is a four-day residential experience offered to 28 Portuguese dual language immersion teachers in the state of Utah. During 40 hours of instruction, novice and intermediate teachers will gather from eight elementary schools and five secondary schools to learn the best practices of dual language immersion and work on improving existing curriculum in grade level teams. Participants will specifically focus on (1) unpacking grade-level language arts standards and World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, (2) writing daily learning objectives for both content and language, (3) using the Counterbalance method for improving language accuracy, and (4) scaffolding instruction of written language proficiency using authentic materials from Brazil. As a result of this training, teachers will be able to impact the instruction of as they: (1) design and deliver culturally-relevant instruction that is standards and proficiency based; and (2) improve both oral and written communication of students in terms of accuracy and fluency. The materials produced during the training will be be used with 2000 Utah students currently enrolled in Portuguese dual language immersion and countless future students to come both in the state and across the country as a national resource for Portuguese language learning and immersion.

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University of Utah ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The 2018 University of Utah (UU) Portuguese Startalk student program is an exciting opportunity for 30 rising seventh-grade Portuguese immersion students in Utah to push past the limitations of their classrooms and see how advanced levels of Portuguese language proficiency can open new doors for college and career readiness. A primary goal of the program is to provide the antidote to student attrition in dual language immersion programs, which commonly occurs as students move from the elementary to secondary school, by providing them with exciting ways to apply their growing language fluency to new subjects – in this case the Amazon, biodiversity, human rights and environmental issues. The program will feature three weeks of blended learning with 60 hours of Portuguese instruction and collaboration nestled between 30 hours of online, distance-learning curriculum. Students, including both heritage and non-heritage Portuguese speakers, will enter the student camp primarily at the intermediate-low proficiency level. During the camp experiences, student participants will engage in advanced-low discourse as they research issues of biodiversity, human rights, and environmental protection; compare and contrast Brazilian and American culture; discuss and debate controversial topics; and write informational essays and present group projects related to the Amazon Rainforest.

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University of Pittsburgh ()

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Pitt Chinese STARTALK program will offer a three-week, non-residential language and culture program to 20 high school students for a total of 96 instructional hours at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus. The standard-based and student-centered curriculum is guided by theme “A Bridge through Culture - Building Global Friendship” which aims to increase the linguistic and intercultural competence of these students through experiential learning with native speakers and immersion in Chinese cultural activities. Upon conclusion of this program, students will be expected to have an ACTFL Novice-Mid/High and Intermediate-Low proficiency level in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

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CityU of Seattle Startalk ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Outcomes of the City University of Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification program: recruit 16 fluent speakers of Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese for Startalk Cohort 12. They will be at the novice teaching level (pre-service). Cohort 12 will take nine undergraduate quarter credits towards a Washington State teaching certificate. The program will run 14 days (July 2-July 20) for a total of 90 instructional hours. After the summer program, candidates will take an additional 14 credits over fall, winter and spring quarters, completing student teaching and the edTPA by June. During the field experience, teacher candidates will take the Designated World Languages test in order to add the world language endorsement to their teaching credentials. Teacher candidates, if all state standards and requirements are met, will then be able to apply for Washington state teaching certificates. The state teaching certificates may be exchanged in other states that have reciprocal agreements with Washington state.

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The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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Speak and Connect is a three-week summer language program designed to introduce 50 high school students to Arabic, Portuguese and Russian language. They will be divided into five groups of 10. The program will have two sections for Arabic, two sections for Portuguese and one section for Russian. Selected students will participate in 90 hours of language instruction. Summer language acquisition will be maintained and expanded during the subsequent school year through participation in virtual and face-to-face language and cultural awareness sessions. Upon completion of the program students will have developed a novice/mid level of Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.

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University of Central Florida ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The theme of the program will be "Preparation for a Business Trip to Russia," focusing on Russian language and cultural understanding in the business world for future business leaders which gives students the necessary skills for a successful trip to Russia by providing learner-centered language instruction using topics and situations related to students' professional goals. This theme will help students explore the use of the Russian language in the professional environment, learn about contemporary business opportunities in Russia, and understand the norms that are prevalent in Russian business culture today. The duration of the program is three weeks, for a total of ninety instructional hours and will be offered to local high school students and UCF undergraduate students, with a target enrollment of fifty participants. The participants will be divided into three groups of Novice Low to Novice-Mid level, with the latter group providing more in-depth content for returning STARTALK participants and those with some knowledge of the target language. The resource materials for future STARTALK Russian language programs will be developed and shared in the future language conferences and publication series continuing " Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture" and "Language and Culture of doing Business in Russia".

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Boston University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This is a two-part, five-week, online program totaling 45 instructional hours, designed for Korean language teachers from K-16 institutions.
The participants will learn how to create digital teaching resources using educational technology (first 3 weeks) and work on their online Korean teaching portfolios with guidance of instructors (last 2 weeks), which they will submit to the program director at the end of the program.
Upon completion of the program, participants will have a solid understanding of the standards such as the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages; have developed a wealth of resources they can immediately implement in their classes; be ready to continue to create further resources using appropriate educational technology that incorporates the standards in their classroom; and have built a support network for continued growth as an effective Korean teacher. At the end of the program successful participants will receive a certificate for 45 hours of Professional Development Points through Boston University's School of Education. Online application is available at http://www.koreanteachertraining.com.

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Boston University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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The target audience for the 70-hour, four-week online and two-day on-site blended Portuguese Teacher Training program (PTT) is fifteen K-16 teachers of Portuguese with a minimum of one-year of teaching experience. Ideally, they should strive to deliver student-centered instruction and predominantly teach in the target language. The goal is to provide opportunities for teachers of Portuguese to integrate research-based best practices into their language teaching, learn to reflect critically on their own performance, engage collaboratively with colleagues to develop effective teaching strategies, and to recognize, analyze and compare different cultural practices from the Portuguese-speaking world. The program also trains teachers to facilitate their students’ acquisition of intercultural communicative competence.

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Ohio University ()

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  • December 31, 1969 – December 31, 1969: ()
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This four-week (July 9-August 3, 2018) intensive Swahili language program will take 20 students on a journey to explore East Africa. The program will integrate culture and content to help students gain Swahili language skills. Interactive classroom instructions will take place Mondays to Thursdays, and Fridays students will take instructional field trips to The Wilds, Hocking Hills and around the Athens vicinity. The participants, who can be either undergraduate or college ready high school students, will enroll in either elementary or intermediate classes for a total of 108 hours of instruction. Learning experiences will help students develop linguistic and cultural competence and prepare them for a visit to East Africa.

At the end of the program, students will earn four semester hours of college credit, and students in the Elementary class will be able to perform at the Novice Mid proficiency level, while students in the Intermediate class will be able to perform at the Novice High/Intermediate Low levels according to the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks.

This non-residential program will draw participants will be drawn from Ohio University undergraduate students, students from other four-year institutions in Ohio, as well as high school students from schools within the vicinity of Ohio University.

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