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Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK- Bridges to Children: Languages Through Community Advocacy

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Turkish • May 13, 2013July 28, 2013Residential Program
  • School of Education- 3044, Bloomington, IN

Bridges to Children is a Teacher Training Program with intensive professional development with weekly instruction of children in community-based sites. Starting with a three-week online course (May 13-31) to introduce participants to teaching principles through readings, we continue with a 3-week residential program in methods of teaching. Here the teaching practicum begins (June 8-28) combined with daily methods/teaching with collaborative lesson planning for immediate application and post-teaching reflection in a supportive team environment. The Indiana University setting offers easy access to the teaching settings. The program emphasizes personalized professional development for novice to experienced teachers interested in working with youngsters ages 3-13 (pre-k to grade 7). ACTFL standards-based instruction, lesson and unit planning for developmentally appropriate teaching are key aspects. Participants should have at least a fair command of their language, a strong affinity for children, willingness to plan and teach in pairs, and be willing to design a community-based program. Six (under)graduate credits will be earned upon successful completion and counted toward certification. Materials and books provided. See website below for additional information.

812-856-8272 • nyikos@indiana.eduhttp://education.indiana.edu/graduate/programs/literacy-culture-language/specialty/start-talk/index.html

Indiana University Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (teacher)

Chinese Pedagogy Institute: STARTALK at Indiana University

Bloomington, IN • Chinese • June 14, 2009 July 1, 2009Residential Session

The Indiana University Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy will host a two-and-a-half-week residential Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI) for middle and high school teachers. This professional development opportunity is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of 20 current and prospective secondary teachers, who will earn 4-5 graduate-level credit hours through IU's School of Education. This course of study also partially fulfills the requirements for secondary teacher certification in Chinese. The course content has been guided by the standards for K-12 Chinese language teachers, recently developed by the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). Areas addressed include the following: effective methods and techniques for teaching Chinese, principles for selecting and adapting instructional materials, processes for curriculum design and instructional planning, and implementation of lesson plans and class management. Participants will discuss theories and research related to teaching Chinese as a foreign language, observe and critique pre-recorded Chinese classes, and apply instructional and management skills in a classroom with 10 middle and 10 high school students, among other activities. Sites for this institute will be IU's Bradford Woods, where participants will be involved in a week-long intensive pedagogy training session, and the IU-Bloomington campus, where a week-long practicum will follow.

812-856-0412 • cclp@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp

Indiana University Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (student)

Chinese Language Institute: STARTALK at Indiana University

Bloomington, IN • Chinese • June 21, 2009 July 17, 2009

Indiana University's Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy will hold a four-week nonresidential Chinese Language Institute (CLI) for 10 middle and 10 high school students with little or no Chinese language experience. The program's innovative 3 + 1 format offers three weeks of language training on the IU-Bloomington campus, plus a week of online distance learning. During the latter, students will refine their self-directed study skills. A solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese, along with a variety of interactive cultural programs including calligraphy, Chinese yo-yos, and taiji lessons, will be offered. All materials and instruction are provided at no cost to the students. The program runs from June 21 to July 17, 2009.

812-856-0412 • cclp@indiana.eduhttps://www.indiana.edu/~cclp

Indus Arts Council (student)

Indus Arts STARTALK Urdu Program

Urdu
  • June 9, 2014June 26, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • INDUS ARTS STARTALK URDU PROGRAM, HOUSTON, TX

The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer an exciting fifteen-day hands on learning opportunity to 50 local upper elementary and middle school students to improve their Urdu language skills and their familiarity with Urdu culture. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum that integrates age appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area. According to 2010 Census figures, Houston is home to approximately 50,000 South Asian Americans, representing the 5 fifth largest concentration of South Asians in the US. Within this population approximately 45% are Pakistani Urdu speakers, with the remainder mostly Indian American. A large proportion of Houston-area Indian Americans are also Urdu speakers. The Urdu speaking community is tightly knit and active in organizing community cultural events. Despite this large population of Urdu speakers committed to preserving Urdu culture, there are few opportunities for Urdu instruction in Houston. Our organization aims to remedy this situation by offering this program.

281-772-8157 • indusartscouncil@gmail.comhttp://www.indusartscouncil.org

Indus Arts Council (student)

Indus Arts Council StarTalk Urdu 2015

Urdu
  • July 22, 2015August 11, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Maryam Islamic Center, Sugar Land, TX

The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting fifteen-day hands-on learning opportunity to 50 local upper elementary and middle school students to improve their Urdu language skills and their familiarity with Urdu culture. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

281-777-1007 • indusartscouncil@gmail.comhttp://www.indusartscouncil.org/startalk

Institute of Critical Languages and Cultural Exchange (student)

STARTALK/ICLCE High School Residential Arabic Immersion Program

Baton Rouge, LA • Arabic • June 29, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

This is a four-week residential Arabic immersion program for high school students (grades 9-12) will be held at Louisiana State University from June 27 to July 24, 2009. Instruction will be delivered in a context of carefully designed, age-appropriate thematic cultural capsules. The course will be conducted exclusively in Arabic. Upon successful completion of all program requirements (curriculum and assessment),students will earn 1 Carnegie unit of foreign language credit. Instructional strategies are based on national and state benchmarks and standards. The course will be taught exclusively in Arabic and will allow participants to attain novice to intermediate competency levels. Most importantly, participants will engage in thematic cultural units, enabling them to gain valuable insight regarding the Arab-Islamic culture and its richly diverse dimensions. The array of integrated technological components will allow students to acquire and enhance computer skills related to videotaping, blogging, and creating Web sites.

225 275-9866 • najouak@cox.nethttp://www.iclce.org/

Institute of Critical Languages and Cultural Exchange, Inc. (teacher)

Critical language Thematic Units Design and Delivery in Context: What's the 6Cs Got To Do With It?

Arabic, Hindi • May 16, 2011June 6, 2011
  • Days Inn Baton Rouge/Siege, Baton Rouge, LA

The STARTLAK /ICLCE 2011 Arabic and Hindi teacher training program is ‎"coherent, ‎up-to-date," and "research-based."‎practical application of thematic units design reflected ‎in mirror image assessment tools. Participants will explore a multitude of thematic units ‎and specific examples how ACTFL’s 5Cs’ benchmarks can guide, facilitate, and simplify ‎the use of authentic materials conducive to lifelong INTERNALIZATION of target ‎language and culture. Learners’ high language and culture proficiencies, communicative ‎tasks and real life performance goals are attainable when rooted in thematic modules ‎embedded in authentic materials. The ONLINE segment (May 16- 30) examines the ‎Body of Knowledge underlying the proficiency based approach (a major part of the ‎national PRAXIS certification requirement) and sets the stage for the ONSITE ‎application of thematic design and delivery (May 31-June 6). The step by step illustrated ‎thematic unit design reflecting assessment tools, peer evaluated mini lesson delivery, and ‎reflective practice will demonstrate how the 6th C provides the only path to internalization ‎of language and culture leading to lifelong proficiencies and communicative ‎competencies. Avatars, Second Life, computer aided and traditional instructional ‎materials enhance the use of authentic materials. Participants earn CLUs and $1,000.00 ‎after completion of ALL requirements. Contact Dr. Najoua Hotard at iclcehotard@gmail.com

225-229-0905 Ext. 1 • iclcehotard@gmail.comhttp://www.iclce.org

International Hindi Association (student)

Startalk Ohio Hindi Summer Camp 2013

Hindi • July 8, 2013July 20, 2013
  • Jennings Community Learning Center, Akron, OH

The Ohio Hindi Camp will employ the theme “A Trip to India: Exploring the Hindi Belt” to design and implement a theme-based curriculum. This theme will be elaborated in terms of the 5C’s of the National Standards. The program will be held at Jennings Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. Classes will be held daily over twelve days including Saturdays from July 8 to July 20, 2013, with further learning resources to be created and posted on the website or organized via social media on a weekly basis through the end of the year. The program will primarily target heritage children, ages 11 to 17, but will also welcome non-heritage students. Students will acquire information about and recognize distinctive Indian viewpoints through a daily focus on authentic materials thematically integrated with the curriculum. These will include level appropriate popular films/songs, aphorisms and folk tales. Students will use Hindi outside of the classroom on program field trips. Students will demonstrate this knowledge by utilizing it in a manner that is integrated with the communication and cultural tasks that they perform. We are extremely excited about the prospect of promoting Hindi study in Ohio.

330-622-1377 • kirankhaitan@yahoo.comhttp://www.hindi-indianculturecamp.com

International Hindi Association (student)

IHA Startalk Ohio Hindi Summer Camp 2014

Hindi
  • July 14, 2014August 1, 2014: Program segment- face to face (face-to-face)
  • Jennings Community Learning Center, Akron, OH

330-622-1377 • kirankhaitan@yahoo.comhttp://www.hindi-indianculturecamp.com

International Hindi Association (student)

Startalk Ohio Hindi Summer Camp 2015

Hindi
  • July 7, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Jennings Community Learning Center, Akron, OH

The STARTALK Ohio Hindi Summer Camp will provide Hindi language and Indian culture instruction to 50 students entering grades 3 through 8. All major costs associated with the program are funded by a STARTALK grant. The program will provide 15 days of instructions for a total of 90 hours. Instructions will be based on the theme “Bharat Jao, Bharat Jano” (Go to India, Know India). The program goal is for students to learn to carry out a variety of real-world tasks at a performance level of a sub-level above their incoming level.This will be achieved by interactive instructions through playing games, dancing, yoga, music, sports, and arts & crafts activities, etc. It will include a day of field trip to a cultural center, restaurant or shopping center to give the students a real life experience. The program will target heritage and non heritage students.The program will be from July 7 to July 25, 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The program will continue to provide continued learning resources and support to the participants through online as well as face to face activities.

330-622-1377 • kirankhaitan@yahoo.comhttp://www.hindi-indianculturecamp.com

Iowa State University (teacher)

STARTALK: Mentoring, Leadership, and Change in K-12 Chinese Teaching

Ames, IA • Chinese • June 15, 2009 June 19, 2009Residential Session

STARTALK Mentoring, Leadership, and Change in K-12 Chinese Teaching National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center Iowa State University When: Sunday, June 14, 2009 to Saturday, June 20, 2009 Where: National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, Iowa State University Who: Practicing K-12 Chinese teachers with strong leadership potential Why: This institute will empower Chinese K-12 teachers to assume expanding leadership roles in their districts and states in the following ways: • Exploring best practices in Chinese teaching and learning • Collaboratively designing classroom materials • Experimenting with social technologies as tools for professional networking, mentoring, leadership, and learning • Discussing strategies to initiate, implement, and sustain change Institute Staff: • Institute Leaders Cindy Kendall, Ingham ISD Cherice Montgomery, Brigham Young University Marcia Rosenbusch, Iowa State University • Chinese Cultural & Linguistic Consultant Susan Gong, BYU Chinese Flagship Center • Demonstration Master Teacher Jessica Haxhi, Waterbury Schools • Apprentice Institute Leaders Aaron Bray, Sheboygan Falls School District Janna Chiang, Stopher Elementary School En-Ming (Grace) Heebner, MSD of Washington Township & Westlane Middle School Apply: Complete the online application form at http://nflrc.iastate.edu/ Submission deadline: MAY 22, 2009 National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center N131 Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011 nflrc@iastate.edu

515-294-6699 • nflrc@iastate.eduhttp://www.nflrc.iastate.edu

Kean University (student)

Kean Startalk Hindi Student Program 2010

Hindi • May 24, 2010 June 5, 2010
  • Kean University, Union, NJ

Kean University, New Jersey's third largest institution of higher learning, will launch a 10 day immersion summer program for learning Hindi. The program at Kean will start on May 24, 2010 and will end on June 5, 2010. The participants will learn about a wide range of cultural traditions of India and through them will learn to understand, read, write, and speak Hindi. Use of emerging technologies will be an important aspect of the program. In order to provide them a first hand exposure to the cultural and social nuances of Indian culture there will be field trips to Indian businesses and places of social, cultural and religious significance. It is hoped that after completion of the program those new to the program will know how to read and write as well as have the ability to communicate in survival situations while other students will be able to use the language in a variety of social situations. The program is open to all current students of Kean University and other college students. Graduating students from high schools are also encouraged to apply. Prior knowledge of Hindi is not a requirement.

732-737-7147 • startalk@kean.edu

Kean University (teacher)

Kean STARTALK 2011: Hindi 2.0 (Teacher)

Hindi • June 13, 2011June 17, 2011Residential Program
  • Kean STARTALK 2011: Hindi 2.0 (Teacher), Union, NJ

Kean STARTALK 2011 Program, Hindi 2.0, will offer a Student and Teacher Combination Program Model. The 2011 STARTALK residential on-site Teacher Program at Kean University will be one week in duration and will be held from Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2011. The Teacher Program also provides opportunities to participate in student programs. All teachers will be enrolled in an online course entitled Fundamentals of Language Teaching Methods offered by the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages . All professional learning opportunities are designed to build teacher capacity to utilize communicative-based strategies in the teaching and learning of the Hindi language and culture. The five-day on-site training consists of differentiated content/skills for both Novice and Continuing Teachers. They will actively participate in curriculum development work that focuses on the integration of Project-Based Learning (PBL) approaches and the use of technological tools to support and enhance language learning and teaching. The continuing teachers will also receive training on best practices in the standards-driven classroom and examine how to effectively address the specific challenges encountered by heritage language teachers in US classrooms. Establishment of a New Jersey Hindi Virtual Professional Learning Community is another goal of the project.

908-737-7134 • jjensen@kean.edu

Kean University (student)

Kean STARTALK 2011: Hindi 2.0 (Student)

Hindi • June 20, 2011July 9, 2011
  • Kean STARTALK 2011: Hindi 2.0 (Student), Union, NJ

The 2011 Kean STARTALK Hindi Student Program is designed as a three-week language/culture immersion program focused on introducing various aspects of India’s history and past and contemporary culture and social life as the context for language acquisition. The Student Program will be three-weeks in duration and will be held Monday through Friday beginning on June 20, 2011 and ending on July 9, 2011. The program will embrace student-centered learning approaches focusing on acquiring language in real world contexts while developing insights about the products, practices and perspectives of the Indian culture in the target language and in each of the three modes of communication. Participants will be able to meet the linguistic and culture goals as demonstrated by their performance on multiple assessment measures. Key features of the program include integration of the latest technologies into the learning, assessment and teaching process; ongoing use of multiple assessments that can provide evidence of increasing student proficiency in both language and culture; and the use of Project-Based Learning (PBL) approaches in daily instruction resulting into creation of a summative student project.

732-318-9891 • aojha2008@gmail.com

Kean University (teacher)

Kean University 2012 STARTALK Teacher Program

Hindi, Urdu • June 4, 2012June 8, 2012
  • Kean University, Union, NJ

The 2012 program targets continuing teachers of Hindi/ Urdu and is designed to reflect the mission of Kean’s School for Global Education & Innovation: to prepare educators with high levels of linguistic, cultural and global competence who model digital age work and learning. The program structure consists of one-week of onsite learning provided by recognized language/pedagogy experts and four- weeks of onsite/ online clinical practice in the Student Program facilitated by language/pedagogy coaches. Learning experiences focus on assessing linguistic/cultural outcomes, development of online collaboration/technology skills and the use of high leverage instructional strategies to assist in promoting growth along the proficiency continuum. A unique aspect of the program is the use of Global Project-Based Learning, an instructional model that embraces both UBD and the STARTALK Principles, while fostering development of global competencies. Teachers will collaborate with educators from the Mayoor School in India and Foundation Public School in Pakistan though online interactions in order to plan for and facilitate online instructional/assessment activities leading to the completion of a summative student project addressing the global issue of education equity, also designated as a UN Millennium Goal. The summer program will be followed by a four-month Continuing Teacher Education Program.

908-737-7134 • jjensen@kean.eduhttp://www.kean.edu

Kean University (student)

Kean University 2012 STARTALK Student Program: Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning

Hindi, Urdu • July 23, 2012August 3, 2012
  • Kean University, Union, NJ

"Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning" is a four-week standards-driven blended learning program targeting high school/college Intermediate/Advanced Hindi/Urdu heritage speakers. Learning experiences focus on using Hindi/ Urdu to gain knowledge/perspectives about and to address the issue of Education Equity, a UN Millennium Goal, as the context for developing increasing linguistic, cultural and global competencies. Students engage in daily cross-cultural interactions with students from Mayoor School in Rajasthan, India and Foundation Public School in Karachi, Pakistan, using videoconferencing/Web-based applications. They gather, analyze, synthesize and weigh information from a variety of sources, including those of invited speakers, taking into account Indian, Pakistani and American perspectives. The final task is to provide a current overview of the issue and to propose possible solutions in a panel presentation with students in India/Pakistan for a public audience. Students create an Education Equity Advocacy Website which Kean will submit to Academic Impact, a UN initiative promoting social responsibility through student actions, to advocate for/contribute to global improvement. Upon completing the program, students will be able to document gains in proficiency through the OPI/ NYU Proficiency Test, earn high school/ college credits and continue language study in Kean’s new Hindi program.

908-737-7134 • jjensen@kean.eduhttp://www.kean.edu

Kean University (teacher)

Preparing Teachers of Hindi and Urdu for Digital Age Learning in Global Environments

Hindi, Urdu • July 15, 2013October 19, 2013Residential Program
  • Kean University, Union, NJ

The 2013 Teacher education Program, Preparing Teachers of Hindi and Urdu for Digital Age Learning in Global Environments, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills needed for successful language teaching in standards-driven, face-to-face and virtual learning environments through the use of the Global Project-Based Learning instructional model. Accordingly, professional learning experiences in the Teacher Program will focus on “new” teacher roles, “new” pedagogies and leveraging of the power of advanced technologies to facilitate learning that consistently places language and culture skill development in a global context. An emphasis will be placed on the development of the 21st century literacies and practices that learning in networks and globally connected online communities’ demand of today’s practitioners, as well as on the development of students’ global competencies and the use of the Global Competence Matrix for World Languages (Asia Society, 2011). In addition, since teaching in contemporary learning environments requires an understanding of how technology relates to the pedagogy and content, teachers will be engage in activities that develop heightened understanding of how to use a range of technologies to accomplish learning and work goals.

908-737-7134 • jjensen@kean.eduhttps://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/globaled/globaled_initiatives

Kean University (student)

Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning

Hindi, Urdu • August 5, 2013August 23, 2013
  • Kean University, Union, NJ

Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning is a three-week standards-driven, blended language learning program designed for high school/early college heritage language learners who wish to gain higher levels of language proficiency through the study of Hindi/Urdu in real world contexts and in contemporary learning environments. Onsite/online learning experiences focus on using Hindi/ Urdu to gain knowledge/perspectives about and to address the issue of Environmental Sustainability, a UN Millennium Goal, as the context for developing increasing linguistic, cultural and global competencies. To that end, students engage in daily cross-cultural interactions with students from partnering schools in Rajasthan, India and Lahore, Pakistan, using videoconferencing/Web-based applications. Together, they gather, analyze, synthesize and weigh information from a variety of sources, including those of invited speakers, taking into account Indian, Pakistani and American perspectives. The final task is to provide a current overview of the issue and to propose possible solutions in a panel presentation aired by a South Asian radio station and to create an advocacy website for submission to Academic Impact. Students may earn high school/ college credits and continue language study in courses offered in Hindi and Urdu at Kean University.

908-737-7134 • jjensen@kean.eduhttps://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/globaled/globaled_initiatives

Kean University (teacher)

Preparing Teachers of Hindi and Urdu for Digital Age Learning in Global Environments

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014July 11, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

Designed specifically for Emerging Teachers who have previously participated in STARTALK teacher training programs and who have sufficient classroom experience to know "what they want to learn”, this program includes one-week of onsite training provided by recognized language and pedagogy experts, and three-weeks of onsite/online clinical practice with coaching in the Student Program. The goal of the program is to enhance participant knowledge and skills needed for successful teaching in standards-driven, face-to-face and virtual learning environments through the Global Project-Based Learning instructional model, while respecting and validating the professional experiences they have garnered in practice. The program is designed to actively engage teachers in hands-on, collaborative learner-centered strategies that incorporate global content as the context for developing language/culture skills, global competencies and habits of mind needed for teaching Hindi and Urdu effectively in 21st century learning environments. Learning experiences focus on “new” teacher roles, “new” pedagogies and the kinds of assessments that enable teachers to effectively leverage the power of advanced technologies to support language learning.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.eduhttps://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/globaled/globaled_initiatives

Kean University (teacher)

Introduction to Global Project-Based Learning for Teaching World Languages

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University, School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

This program is designed as a 1.5 credit graduate level course that focuses on preparing Hindi and Urdu teachers to integrate global and cross-disciplinary content into the development of standards-based language curriculum while leveraging the use of digital technologies to provide ongoing opportunities for virtual cross-cultural interactions with partner schools in India/ Pakistan. The syllabus includes the foundational theoretical knowledge and pedagogical strategies required to enable teachers to develop increased student language proficiency and intercultural/global competence by using language purposely to investigate the world, recognize others’ perspectives, communicate ideas and collaborate in cross cultural environments in order to engage in global problem solving and innovation. The Program targets 10 "emerging" teachers of Hindi/ Urdu who have previously participated in STARTALK Student and/or Teacher Programs in New Jersey/other states and includes10 teacher candidates for the MA Program in Hindi/Urdu Language Pedagogy.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.edu

Kean University (student)

Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning

Hindi, Urdu
  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University, School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

This three-week standards-driven, blended language learning program is designed for secondary/early post-secondary heritage language learners wishing to gain higher levels of language/culture proficiency through the study of Hindi/Urdu in real world contexts and in contemporary learning environments. Learning experiences focus on using Hindi/ Urdu to gain knowledge/cultural perspectives about the "Role of Humanitarian Organizations in Addressing Global Issues in India and Pakistan." To that end, students engage in daily cross-cultural interactions with native students from partner schools in India/Pakistan using videoconferencing/Web-based applications. Together, they gather, analyze, synthesize and weigh information in Hindi/Urdu from a variety of sources, including invited speakers, taking into account varying perspectives. The final project consists of the development of a variety of advocacy products, designed for use by NGOs in India/Pakistan dedicated to addressing pressing regional/national global issues. Upon completing the program, students will be able to document language gains through proficiency testing and earn high school/ college credits. An additional college credit will also be awarded for successful completion of academic requirements in the program. Following the program, students may enroll in the Extended Online Learning Program, enroll in Kean Hindi/Urdu courses and/or serve as student teaching assistants in 2016.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.edu

Kean University School for Global Education & Innovation (student)

Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning

Hindi, Urdu
  • July 31, 2014August 21, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Kean University School for Global Education & Innovation, Union, NJ

Kean's Program will enroll 20 Hindi and 15 Urdu Intermediate/Advanced-Range heritage language learners in a three-week standards-driven blended learning experience totaling 100-instructional hours. The primary goal is to increase students' language proficiency by one sub-level in Interpretive Reading and Interpersonal/Presentational Speaking and Writing and to develop intercultural and global competencies through daily interactions with students from India/ Pakistan, while participating in a Global Project-Based Learning experience entitled "Promoting and Protecting Children's Rights in India and Pakistan." Throughout the project, native and heritage students gather, analyze, synthesize and weigh information about this issue obtained from a variety of sources while taking into account varying cultural perspectives. Lessons include topics such as child labor, trafficking, marriage, and recruitment by militants, which serve as the context for developing increasing linguistic, cultural and global competencies, supported by co-teaching strategies that target specific skill areas and one-to-one coaching to meet varying learner needs identified by pre-assessments. Based on results from the NYU Test, students will be eligible to earn college and/or NJ high school credits, as well as 1-Kean credit for successful completion of academic program requirements. Students may also enroll in the Extended Online Hindi/Urdu Learning Program in the fall.

908-737-0552 • jjensen@kean.eduhttps://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/globaled/globaled_initiatives

Kennesaw State University Research & Service Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK: Intensive Summer Program for Chinese Teachers in K-12

Chinese • July 16, 2012July 29, 2012Residential Program
  • Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

This teacher training program is designed for current teachers of Chinese from K-12 public and private schools as well as community language schools. It will focus on task-based learning and seeks to prepare participants with basic pedagogical knowledge and skills that they can use to implement standards-based instruction in their own classrooms. Participants will have opportunities for supervised teaching practice in the Startalk Intensive Summer Program for Chinese Students. An application fee of $100 is required and will be refunded to participants who complete the program successfully. Application deadline: May 1, 2012.

770-423-6609 • abernard@kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (teacher)

STARTALK: Intensive Summer Program for Chinese Teachers in P-12

Chinese • July 13, 2011July 22, 2011Residential Program
  • The KSU Campus, Kennesaw, GA

This intensive summer teacher-training program will prepare twenty participants with the basic knowledge and skills to implement a P-12 Chinese curriculum grounded in national and state standards. Instructional formats have been designed to appeal to different learners: Lectures, hands-on-activities, discussions, group work, peer review, reflections, teaching opportunities followed by feedback, and participation online. The program offers a 3-credit graduate course, CHNS 7704: Chinese Pedagogical Linguistics, which can be applied towards the Alternative Teacher Preparation Program or the Master of Arts in teaching Chinese, both of which lead to P-12 Georgia teacher certification in Chinese and are offered at Kennesaw State University. Eligibility: Current teachers of Chinese from P-12 public and private schools as well as community language schools in Georgia will be given priority for admission. Out-of-state teachers who pay for their own transportation to Kennesaw, GA, and Chinese speakers who are considering a career in teaching are also welcome to apply. An undergraduate degree (in any field) is required. Cost: A StarTalk grant covers all costs for participants who complete the entire program successfully, including tuition & fees, room & board, and instructional materials. Application Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2011.

770-423-6609 • abernard@kennesaw.eduhttp://foreignlanguages.hss.kennesaw.edu/programs/startalk/

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (student)

STARTALK: Intensive Summer Program for Chinese Language Students

Chinese • July 16, 2012July 29, 2012Residential Program
  • Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

This is a two-week residential program for high school students, ages 14 -17, who will be immersed in Chinese language and culture in a fun and stress-free environment. The curriculum will focus on functional language development in real-life contexts that students will be able to use in interaction with Chinese native speakers. Participation is limited to 24 students, who will be divided into two groups based on their proficiency level in Chinese: Beginning or Intermediate. Other resources such as Chinese music, film, song, folk dance, Chinese fashion show, calligraphy, martial arts, a field trip, and varied classroom projects will complement study of the language. As a result of their participation, students will develop language skills, gain cultural understanding and awareness of linguistic differences, and learn about the Chinese community in Georgia. Cost: A Startalk grant covers lodging, meals, classroom materials, instruction, transportation to and from events, and field trips. An application fee of $100 is required and will be refunded to participants who complete the program successfully. Application deadline: May 1, 2012.

770-423-6609 • abernard@kennesaw.edu
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