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Student Program Capoeira Event

Posted: July 25th, 2017

Startalk 2017 Student Program - Capoeira Instruction from UW STARTALK on Vimeo.


Video of the Teacher Program's Visit to the Museum of Flight

Posted: June 18th, 2017

The 2017 UW Startalk Teacher Program visits the Museum of Flight from UW STARTALK on Vimeo.


Photos of the Teacher Program's Visit to the Museum of Flight

Posted: June 10th, 2017

The Teachers prepare to begin their day at the Museum of Flight.
Working on a problem in the aviation learning center.
Listening to a lecture on what the center offers for teachers.
Starting a hands-on pre-flight check.
Pre-flight check from in the cockpit.
A team of teachers inspects a wing.
Dr. Eduardo Viana da Silva enjoys working with the other teachers.
Another team checks the tail.
Inspecting the propeller.
Another team completing their pre-flight check.
Preparing to do the flight simulators.
In the Challenger Learning Center, half of the teachers listen to the guide about their jobs in mission control.
A succesful mission in progress.
The mission control geo team.
Careful work preparing the rover.
In the mars shuttle, everyone works quickly with mission control to complete the mission.


Info Session for Teachers and Students - May 18th, Thursday at 6:00pm

Posted: May 10th, 2017

We would like to invite you and your parents to join us for an information session for our STARTALK Portuguese Student Program. It will be held in Denny Hall, room 159, Thursday May 18th from 6:30-8pm: http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/den. You can find information about parking at https://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/parking-daily-visitor.

During the information session, we will provide details about the program, give a short teaching demonstration, and have the opportunity for students to register in person. Students will be able to register after a short interview with an instructor, submitting consent forms that we will have available, and submitting a $45 check for the registration fee. We will also provide light refreshments as students intermingle with both the teachers and other students.

Teachers are also welcome to attend, learn more about the Teacher Program, and get their questions answered.

Please let us know if you will be able to join us, or if you have any questions.


Meeting Friday, the 17th of February, 2017 at 7p.m. in Denny Hall Room 159, at the University of Washington.

Posted: Feb 13, 2017

Dear Startalk parents and students,

We are going to apply for the STARTALK grant for 2018. If the Russian community shows us support and involvement and we have adequate staffing for Russian in 2018, we are likely to apply for Russian.

We invite you to become involved. All parents who are interested and enthusiastic about the program and/or volunteering for the UW STARTALK Russian Student Program are invited.
The first meeting will take place on Friday, 17 February 2017, at 7p.m. in Denny Hall Room 159, at the University of Washington.
Click the link below for more information:
Click here to read more

Learn more about #RussianInBellevue initiative to create a Russian Dual Immersion program.



Free TPEP (Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project) and World Languages Workshop

Posted: June 1, 2016

Register for a free workshop, TPEP (Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project) and World Languages, presented by Lynn Johnston on Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00 - 5:00 pm



9th Heritage Language Research Institute

Posted: May 12, 2016

The UW STARTALK Team is pleased to announce that the UW Language Learning Center is hosting the 9th Heritage Language Research Institute June 15-18, 2016. Visit the UCLA website for details or download a Flyer to post.


Student Program Open House

Posted: April 8, 2016

Student Program Open House on April 23: We are holding another Student Program open house that will take place on Saturday April 23 at 12:30 at University of Washington Savery Hall 131. This is a chance to meet the STARTALK team and ask any questions about our program. Russian-speaking students who are interested in the summer program are welcome. Free parking is available from noon on Saturdays in unrestricted lots at University of Washington.



Teacher Program update

Posted: April 7, 2016

As of April 7, 2016, we have received more applications for the Teacher Program than we can accept. At this time, we welcome you to apply for the waiting list. We will continue to review applications regularly. If we are able to secure additional funding, we may be able to expand the program.



Приглашаем на открытый урок

Posted: April 5, 2016

Приглашаем на открытый урок «Способы хранения и защиты информации», который пройдет 23 апреля с 2:30 до 4:30 в Savery Hall 131. Ребята получат представление о различных системах счисления, познакомятся с основами криптографии, узнают некоторые способы хранения секретной переписки. На уроке мы будем считать, работать с шифрами, займемся лингвистикой и пройдем по пути некоторых важных астрономических открытий. Урок проводится на русском языке преподавателями программы STARTALK. Продолжительность урока два часа. Возраст студентов 10-14 лет. Парковка бесплантна. Вход свободный, необходима регистрация.



STARTALK Student Program open house

Posted: March 22, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 STARTALK Student Program open house that will take place on Saturday March, 26 at University of Washington Savery Hall 131 from 12:30 to 2:30. Visit us to learn more about our intensive summer program for high school heritage speakers of Russian. Parking is free.



Registration Open for 2016 STARTALK Teacher Program

Posted: February 25, 2016

We opened registration for 2016 STARTALK Teacher Program at University of Washington. Learn more and apply.



Registration Open for 2016 STARTALK Student Program

Posted: February 24, 2016

Registration for 2016 STARTALK Student Program at University of Washington is now open!



WORKSHOP: Interviews with Professionals as an Effective Strategy for Increasing Language Proficiency and Accuracy in Heritage and Immersion Students

Posted: February 7, 2016

UW Startalk team invites you to join us for workshop Interviews with Professionals as an Effective Strategy for Increasing Language Proficiency and Accuracy in Heritage and Immersion Students presented by Dr. Svetlana Abramova and Dr. Michele Anciaux Aoki on Tuesday February 9, 2015 4:00 - 7:00 pm at UW Condon Hall 601A

Cost: Free, plus 3 free Clock Hours are available from WAFLT

Workshop open to any Heritage Language, Dual Language Immersion, World Language, or ELL Teachers. Space is limited. Please, register here.


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