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F4 U.S. Government Programs Supporting Chinese Language Learning (STARTALK)

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U.S. Government Programs Supporting Chinese Language Learning (F4)
Speakers: Betsy Hart, William Heaton, Heidi Manley, Ed McDermott, Lisa Wishman

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  • The Language Flagship, STARTALK, and Other Opportunities(F4)In this session, participants will survey federal resources for developing and improving Chinese language programs, with a special focus on The Language Flagship, STARTALK, and other programs. After a review of goals and accomplishments, participants will discuss best practices for working with, learning from and becoming a part of these programs.Location: Renaissance West B, Meeting Room LevelSpeakers: Betsy Hart, William Heaton, Heidi Manley, Ed McDermott, Lisa Wishman
  • # of Awards2) New programs v returning programs3)
  • # of Awards2) New programs v returning programs3)
  • Missing States: NV, ID, ND, NE, Arkansas, Alaska, LA, AL
  • BetsyMaterials are developed around these principles

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  • 1. Federal Resources for Chinese Language Programs
    National Chinese Language Conference
    Washington, DC
    April 23, 2010
  • 2. Goals
    To be a national program operating in all 50 states by 2011, with programs in up to 10 languages
    To increase the quality and supply of teachers of critical languages throughout the nation
    To stimulate significant increases in the number of students enrolled in the study of critical languages
    To improve the quality and effectiveness of critical language curriculum
  • 3. Profile of 2010 Programs (1)
    Funds to Programs: $12 million
    134 Awards
    Program Type
    • 75 Student
    • 4. 51 Teacher
    • 5. 8 Combination
    Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • 6. Profile of 2010 Programs (2)
    Total Capacity for participants: 7313
    4890 Students
    1484 Teachers
    939 in Combination Programs
  • 7.
    • Student: 54
    • 8. Teacher Development: 44
    Profile of 2010 Chinese Programs (3)
  • 9. Distribution of Programs 2010
  • 10. Who Can Get STARTALK Funding?
    Eligibility
    • Capacity to offer a STARTALK program
    • 11. Languages, states, ages, levels of instruction
    • 12. Prior experience
    • 13. Evidence of participant safety and insurance
  • Who Can Get STARTALK Funding?
    • Post secondary institutions
    • 14. State and regional educational agencies
    • 15. School districts
    • 16. Public and private schools
    • 17. Community organizations
    • 18. Language associations
    • 19. Corporations
  • STARTALK Process & Cycle
    Request for Proposals (October)
    Proposal Review (November/December)
    Award Notification (January)
    Award Start Date (March)
    Orientation Conference (April)
    Program Curriculum Development and Approval (May-June)
    Program Implementation (June, July, & August)
    Site Visit (June, July, & August)
    Post-program Conference (October)
  • 20. STARTALK-endorsed Principles for Effective Teaching
    Implementing standards-based and thematically organized curriculum
    Facilitating a student-centered classroom
    Using target language for instruction
    Integrating culture into language instruction
    Adopting and using authentic materials
    Conducting performance-based assessment
  • 21. Applications
    Available at www.startalk.umd.edu in the fall
    Or
    Send an email to startalk@nflc.org requesting notification