Welcome to KCA STARTALK Chinese Summer Program


Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (KCA) is proud to host the 2nd Michigan STARTALK Chinese Teacher and Student Academies this summer in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is the only STARTALK Chinese Summer Program in Michigan this year.

In this teacher and student combination program, participants will include collaborative teaching and learning for the two program participants. Teacher participants will have the opportunities to link theory to practice in a 4-week mentored practicum in an authentic classroom. At the end of each lesson, teacher participants will receive individualized coaching and support from lead instructors and mentor teachers. Likewise, the student participants will have high-quality learning experience offered by both the instructors and teacher participants.


Student Program
 
The program is a three-week program aimed to provide linguistically and culturally enriched learning experiences to 50 novice range proficiency level students in grades 3-8 for incoming fall semester. Altogether, a total of 90 hours of instructional time will be provided to participants in this program. Depending on their entry-level, students are expected to advance their Chinese language proficiency to novice-low, novice-mid, novice-high, and intermediate-low levels by the end of the program. through our partnership with the local Chinese community association, students will be learning language, content, and culture by engaging in the virtual Xi'An community.

Student Registration Form
Dates: 9 am - 4 pm, Mon 7/12/2021 - Fri 7/30/2021
Location: Western Michigan University, Sangren Hall
Address: 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Cost: Free and will provide free lunch

Contacts
Phone (269) 387-3496
Email: KCA.startalk@gmail.com

 

Practicum Teacher Program


The program is a 5-week teacher training with a 4-week (120 hours) intensive face-to-face training and a one-week (20 hours) asynchronous and synchronous online training from June 28 to July 30, 2021, for ten novice K-12 Chinese language teachers in the State of Michigan and beyond. The targeted participants are novice teachers (0-2 years of teaching experience) from public/private K-12 schools, colleges, graduate programs, and heritage/community schools. At the end of the program, participants will be able to plan student learning experiences based on local curriculum and state and national standards, frequently check for understanding in a variety of ways throughout the lesson engage in self-assessment and peer review to monitor progress toward the targeted performance objectives and their own language and culture goals, and use processes that allow them to analyze and reflect on their current teaching practices. They will be able to create a safe and positive classroom environment that integrates culture, content, and language to support the performance objectives.

Teachers Registration Form
Dates: 6/28/2021 - 7/30/2021
Location: Western Michigan University, Sangren Hall
Address: 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Housing: Will provide housing and meals for the participants

Contacts
Phone (269) 387-3496
Email: KCA.startalk.teachers@gmail.com

 
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