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2017 Chinese Teacher/Student STARTALK Academy @ UVA

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2017 Virginia STARTALK Chinese TEACHER/STUDENT Academy celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and marks its 2nd year in leading national pioneering work on online teaching and learning in Mandarin Chinese. 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 attached two program flyers to interested Chinese language educators and students.

2017 UVa STARTALK TEACHER Program

DATES: June 19 -- July 21, 2017

June 19 -- 30, 2017: Online training

July 5 – July 21, 2017: Onsite training

LOCATION

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

PROGRAM FEATURES

PROGRAM FEES & TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

Teacher participants do not need to pay program fees and will receive $400 as travel reimbursement. All costs will be covered by the program except for transportation and personal expenses. 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 copy and paste the link http://tinyurl.com/2017UVASTARTALK to complete the online application by the deadline April 15, 2017.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit the program website http://www.startalkuva.com (copy and paste the link) tolearn 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.

2017 UVa STARTALK STUDENT Program

DATES

July 6 - July 7, 2017: one-hour online orientation in the morning each day

July 10 - 20, 2017: one-hour online learning in the morning per day except Sunday, July 16

LOCATION

Students learn online in different geographical regions in the US whereas teachers teach online at the University of Virginia.

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 & 11:30AM-12:30PM 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 learning per day.

CLASS SIZE

Class size is extremely small and catered to individual needs. The ratio of teacher to students ranges from 1:1 to 1:2.

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 up to $50.00 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 willreceive a Certificate of Excellence in Learning after the end of the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The deadline is April 28, 2017. Spots are awarded based on rolling admission. Please visit the program websitehttp://www.startalkuva.com by copying and pasting the link to complete the online application.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Send us an email at (uva.startalk.students@gmail.com) for further questions.

 

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm