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StarTalk Vermont

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About the StarTalk programs

STARTALK is the newest of the component programs of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) announced by former President Bush in January of 2006. The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the US. Other programs under the NSLI umbrella include Title VI/Fulbright Hays programs of the US Department of Education, The National Security Education program of the National Defense University, and study abroad and exchange programs of the US Department of State.

Teacher Program Highlights:

  • Teachers will learn the latest methodologies from experts of Chinese language instruction;
  • Teachers will receive continuing education for re-licensing.

STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development, forming an extensive community of practice that seeks continuous improvement in such criteria as outcomes-driven program design, standards-based curriculum planning, learner-centered approaches, excellence in selection and development of materials, and meaningful assessment of outcomes.

2015 Teacher Program

The teacher program aims at upgrading teachers' knowledge and expertise for teaching the Chinese language.

2015 Student Program

The student program aims at generating student interest in learning the Chinese language.

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