STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp Posted February 8, 2019 by Tcc

STARTALK Turkish Summer Camp Student

July 1st – July 20th, 2019

Program Details

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 6 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 33 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

Application Timeline

Deadline to Pre-Register: May 3rd at 5 PM
Announcement: May 6th at 2 PM (for final registration)
Registration: May 10th at 5 PM
Lottery: May 18th at 3 PM (if necessary)

STARTALK Turkish Teacher Training Program

June 24th – June 28th, 2019

2019 STARTALK Turkish Teacher Training Program, organized by Ace It Education Inc., d.b.a. Turkish Cultural Center Boston (TCC), will be 5 days and 30 hours of the instructional time training program for teachers.

Participants in the teaching training program will be native Turkish speakers. We will advertise the program on the different platforms and we expect participation from a wide range of attendees such as some public school teachers, Turkish students in universities as well as members of the local Turkish community who currently teach in our Weekend School at the Turkish Cultural Center. These community members could be adults and also adolescents who might be interested in being Turkish teachers in the future. Our goal is to prepare Turkish Language instructors to teach heritage learners and non-heritage learners in the US.

Application Timeline

Deadline to Pre-Register: May 3rd at 5 PM
Announcement: May 6th at 2 PM (for final registration)
Registration: May 10th at 5 PM
Lottery: May 18th at 3 PM (if necessary)

Registration

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.

About STARTALK

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.

Learn more about the National STARTALK program.