STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp
July 1st – July 20th, 2019
2019 STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp is a free summer immersion program made possible by a federal government grant that offers students in grades 2 through 7 in the 2019-2020 academic year.
The program will offer 84 hours of instructional time includes Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Drama, Cultural (Music, Drawing and Cooking) Classes. The outcome of the Program will be to teach students the value of bilingualism and excel in their “heritage language” by better understanding and presenting new vocabulary with nuances.
The max capacity is 35 students and if we have more than 35 registrations, there will be a lottery.
STARTALK best practices guide curriculum development and classroom instruction, resulting in a progressive, student-centered approach that is based on the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.
In an average day, students will engage in language practice focused on the cultural theme ” Nasreddin Hoca” as they interact with instructors, and each other. Daily hands-on cultural activities keep students engaged and linguistic proficiency occurs naturally as students become equipped to navigate realistic situations that they are likely to encounter in the target language.
Sample Weekly Lesson Plan
Deadline to Pre-Register: May 18th at 5 PM
Announcement: May 21st at 2 PM
Registration: May 25th at 5 PM
Lottery: June 2nd at 3 PM (if necessary)
Once accepted into STARTALK, you will be asked to confirm your intent to participate by the deadline given or your space will be offered to another student. Additional paperwork must be submitted upon official registration.
STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development.