2019 Virginia STARTALK Chinese TEACHER/STUDENT Academy

2019 Virginia STARTALK Chinese TEACHER/STUDENT Academy

The 2019 Virginia STARTALK Chinese TEACHER/STUDENT Academy celebrates its 12th anniversary this year and marks its 4thyear in leading national pioneering work on online teaching and learning in Mandarin Chinese at the University of Virginia (UVA). The program is led by Professor Miao-fen Tseng (Founding Director of the Institute of World Languages and College Board AP Chinese Consultant) and Dr. Yan Gao (2017 ACTFL Distant Learning Award Recipient). We welcome college faculty, secondary school instructors, and rising 9th-12th graders to join UVA STARTALK this summer. Please see information about the TEACHER and STUDENT programs below and help circulate the information to interested Chinese language educators and students.  

2019 UVA STARTALK TEACHER Program 

DATES:

ONLINE training: June 17-28 & July 15-18, 2019

ONSITE training: July 1-13, 2019

LOCATION
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
The hometown of the 3rd US President, Thomas Jefferson

PROGRAM FEATURES
Teach Chinese language & culture ONLINE

Receive intensive training and practicum experience
Apply research-endorsed best practices to teaching
Compile a comprehensive teaching E-portfolio

Earn up to five graduate credits in teaching Chinese as a foreign language
Explore historic and cultural heritage at Thomas Jefferson’s hometown

PROGRAM FEES & TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

Teacher participants do not need to pay program fees and will receive up to $600 as travel reimbursement.  Those who plan to obtain credits will pay tuition at their own expense.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Spots are awarded based on rolling admission and will be filled up very fast. Please visit the program website at http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu  by coping and pasting the link to complete the online application.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit the program website http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu to learn more about the program and read about the experience of participants from previous years.

QUESTIONS: Send us an email at uva-startalk@virginia.edu for further questions.

2019 UVA STARTALK STUDENT Program

DATES

July 5  July 6, 2019: one-hour online orientation in the morning each day
July 8 – 18, 2019: one-hour online learning in the morning per day except Sunday, July 14

LOCATION

Students learn online at wherever convenient in different geographical regions in the US.

ELIGIBILITY

Rising 9-12th graders who have completed Level II, III or the equivalent. They should be able to use simple sentences to exchange ideas on some familiar topics about school, family, and life experiences.

CLASS SCHEDULE

The program offers two online sessions: 9:30-10:30AM & 11:15AM-12:15PM in the Eastern Standard Time. Selected students will be placed into one of the two synchronous sessions and be fully committed to 2-3 hours of self-paced asynchronous learning per day.

CLASS SIZE

Class size is extremely small and catered to individual needs. The ratio of teacher to students is 1:1. 

INSTRUCTORS

Teachers have demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language and culture in post-secondary and secondary schools in the U.S. They are selected excellent teachers in the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy.

PROGRAM FEE

Students do not need to pay any program fee. All costs are covered by the program.

GIFT CARD  

Students who fully participate in the program and complete the participation requirements will receive a gift card at the amount of $25.00 after the end of the program.

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING

The program offers no credits but well recognizes efforts in excellent learning. Those who fully participate in the program, successfully complete curricular requirements, and demonstrate a strong desire to exert full potential in learning will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Learning after the end of the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline is April 22, 2019. Spots are awarded based on rolling admission. Please visit the program website at 
http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu by coping and pasting the link to complete the online application.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit the program website http://startalkuva.as.virginia.edu to learn more about the program and read about the experience of participants from previous years. 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Send us an email at (uva.startalk.students@gmail.com) for furthe
r questions.

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