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World Language Summit
Saturday, January 23, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Washington Mary Gates Hall 241
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Summit Flyer (PDF)

Sponsoring organizations

University of Washington: STARTALK Program, Language Learning Center, Department of Linguistics, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for West European Studies, The Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (REECAS), East Asia Center, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Center for Spanish Studies.

Additional Agencies and Organizations: Dual Language Washington, Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT), Washington Association for Bilingual Education (WABE), One America, One City Project, and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program.

The UW STARTALK program invites you to join language teaching colleagues from the University of Washington and around the state for our third STARTALK-sponsored heritage language workshop. The summit will feature a series of panels with teachers, administrators, and students to inform us of the current system of High School to College Connections: Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), College in the High School, Running Start, Summer Language Programs, Competency-Based Credits and the Seal of Biliteracy. In the afternoon we’ll explore Meeting the needs of Heritage Language Learners and Dual Language Students… in College: What are the successes and the challenges of the “system” that has evolved over time?

Summit Agenda

Symposium Agenda

9:00-12:00 Session 1:

Welcoming remarks by Professor Michael Shapiro, Divisional Dean for the Humanities and Arts

Overview of the Day
Presenter: Michele Aoki introduces structure of day, goals, lunch details, and acknowledges sponsors
Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF)

High School Connections:

High School-based programs
Presenter: Paris Granville provides overview of Benefits of Rigorous Language Courses
Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF)

Advanced Placement (AP)
Presenters: Meitsu Chuang Mendel, Chunqing Ge, Rhonda Eastman
Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF) | AP Overview (DOC) | Policies (DOC) | Native Speaker AP Research (DOC)

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Presenter: Joshua Hansell
Language Guide (PDF) | Policies (DOC)

College in the High School
Presenters: Hedwige Meyer, Laura Christman, Adi Carlyle
Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF)

Programs for High School Students Outside of School

Running Start at the Community College
Dual Credit (DOC)

UW Russian STARTALK Summer Program
Presenters: Anatoliy Klots, Svetlana Abramova
Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF) | Startalk 2016 Student Flyer (English) (PDF) | Startalk Student Program Video

UW Summer Intensive Language Programs
Presenters: Eloise Boyle, Sabrina Tatta

One World Now!
Presenters: Sarah Standish, Laura Stahl

Recognizing Proficiency

Competency-Based Credits and Seal of Biliteracy
Presenters: Michele Anciaux Aoki, Jennifer Wittenberg, Marta Burnet
Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF) | World Language Credit Brochure (PDF) |

Resource Tables: DOC

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Session 2: Meeting the needs of Heritage Language Learners and Dual Language Students… in College

Facilitated by: Alejandro Lee, Central Washington University
• Panel of students from CWU
Video clips from Maria Gillman’s Heritage Spanish classes at the UW
• Flipped classroom by Eduardo Silva, UW Portuguese: Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF)
• Russian STEM Class for UW Heritage Students by Svetlana Abramova: Presentation (PDF) | Handout (PDF)

2:00-3:00 Session 3:

Interactive Session: Where do we go from here? Facilitated by the World Language Summit Team

Highlights from the 2015 Heritage Language Symposium at the UW
Highlights from the 2014 Heritage Literacy Symposium at the UW

Cost: Free, plus 5 free clock hours. Morning refreshments and lunch provided.

University of Washington Language Learning Center Seattle, WA 98195-4340    Phone:(206) 543-0536     Email: startalk@uw.edu