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We are pleased to announce that we have received a STARTALK grant for 2018 that combines our eleventh STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute and our seventh STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Programs.

The 2018 STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute continues to support LMU’s Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education Program. The Center for Equity for English Learners offers a second pathway for Mandarin Program Educators interested in extending their professional development through the Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings Certificate Program. The Certificate, offered through LMU Extension, serves Mandarin teachers who are TK-12 credentialed, non-credentialed, and heritage language teachers.

Learn more about the 2018 STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Teacher Summer Institute.

The 2018 STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program will offer a No-Cost Chinese Summer Immersion program for current kindergarten through third grade students. We will offer standards-aligned arts and movement, target language instruction in Mandarin delivered by credentialed teachers, and focus on enriching arts, literature, and cultural learning activities. Through our partnership with local artists, a Chinese artist in residence will provide authentic, guided cultural activities for students. Teacher student ratios will ensure quality, small group instruction through this two week long program. Students will participate for 4 instructional hours per day, Monday through Friday for two weeks.

Learn more about the 2018 STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program.