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The Trustees of Indiana University (student)

Swahili Language and Culture for Indiana Middle and High schools

Swahili
  • June 16, 2014July 11, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

This is a four week intensive program that will introduce Swahili language and culture to new middle and high school students in Bloomington, Indiana. It is also a continuation for students who have participated in previous programs. Classes will be student centered offered in the target language over 90% of the time. This intensive program will be the equivalent of one semester of Swahili and students will get foreign language credits from Indiana University. Classes will meet daily: 2 hours in the morning followed by a lunch break with conversation partners. In the afternoon, there will be one and a half hours of small group sessions which will focus on reinforcement of materials introduced in the morning sessions via interactive activities like role plays, vocabulary games, songs, and cultural activities. Once a week, in the afternoon, students will participate in a grammar in context workshop. At the end of the program students will participate in a festival which will allow them to share their Swahili language and culture experiences to the local community

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.eduhttp://www.indiana.edu/~swastar

The Trustees of Indiana University (student)

STARTALK Swahili for Indiana Middle and High Schools

Swahili
  • June 15, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The proposed four week program for Indiana 8th to 12th graders will continue to focus on the theme ‘Virtual Visit to East Africa’. Department of Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington, successfully directed Swahili language and culture program since 2010. We propose to have three sections: Section 1 for students who will be studying Swahili for the first time; Section 2 for students who were in Section 1 in summer 2014 program; and Section 3 will be a combined section for students who have participated in previous programs and are above Novice High level of proficiency. As in past programs, we will focus on the STARTALK Endorsed Principles: Students centered classrooms that integrate: 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards (Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community); Connecting Language, Culture and Content; Using of the target language over 90% of the time; Using authentic materials; Differentiating language instruction (especially in the combined section); continuous performance based assessment. We will also integrate the STELLA model. Each week will focus on a specific cultural theme relevant to East Africa.

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.eduhttp://www.indiana.edu/~swastar

The University of Florida (teacher)

StarTalk 2013 at the University of Florida for Teachers of Chinese, Grades K-16

Chinese • June 1, 2013June 21, 2013Residential Program
  • 140 Norman Hall, Gainesville, FL

Florida StarTalk for Teachers of Chinese, K-16, offered in the summer of 2013 from June 1st-June 21st provides a blended pedagogical workshop with two new courses for Chinese language teachers, a practicum, and a follow-up professional development (PD) in the fall. Students will meet online from June 1st-June 8th and will meet face-to-face from June 10th--June 21st. The first course, "Motivational Theory and Practice for Foreign Language Learners" is offered for 3 graduate credits. This course addresses techniques for engaging and motivating learners through effective lesson planning, multiple learning strategies, and classroom activities using culturally authentic materials. The second course, "Thematic Lesson Planning and Technology Integration" complements the first course by addressing ways to incorporate technologies such as Smartboard, video, Chinese language learning software, and Web 2.0 tools to maximize language, culture, and content area learning. The weekdays of June 18th-21st constitute the teaching practicum, which is a "Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Camp" organized in collaboration with the Alachua County Boys & Girls Club. The summer training is followed up with a PD in the fall, when the instructors and staff meet the participants online, to plan, discuss, and reflect on their teaching. Visit http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/startalk/ for more information.

352-273-4193 • patrjac@ufl.eduhttp://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/startalk/

The University of Iowa (student)

STARTALK: Summer Intensive Chinese Program for Iowa Junior and Senior High School Students

Chinese • July 5, 2010 July 30, 2010Residential Program
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa offers two summer Chinese classes: a residential class targeting junior high school students statewide and a day class enrolling senior high school students from the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and surrounding areas. The residential class (non-credit) offered by the Confucius Institute through the Belin Blank Center of the University of Iowa, is a two-week total immersion class with 10 contact hours per day plus one weekend (from July 5-16). The day class offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa, is a four-week intensive program with 4 contact hours per day plus two weekends (from July 6-30). Students in the day class will receive 3 college credits or dual credits (via Post Secondary Enrollment Option). The theme for the summer program is “An Educational Tour in China – A virtual visit of Chinese Cities and Educational Institutes.” The major curriculum goals for this program is to have students learn and experience the Chinese language, culture, customs, and history through a theme-based virtual environment, communicative-based teaching methods, hand-on activities, culture workshops, contextualized performance, and field trips.

319-335-2314 • helen-shen@uiowa.eduhttp://www.uiowa.edu/~chinese/

The University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • August 8, 2012September 29, 2012Residential Program
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Our eight-week program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers” is intended for teachers of Russian in high schools and colleges who face the challenge of teaching online and who want to stay up-to-date on standards of teaching Russian as a foreign language in the U.S. and Russia. The first goal of our program is to elaborate a set of methodological guidelines for Russian teaching in the U.S. that combines the best foreign language teaching practices promoted by the National Standards for Foreign Language Education with the requirements of the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL). Our second goal is to train the participants in using various technological tools to create innovative standards-driven language learning objects to bridge the digital gap between the teachers and their students. Our third goal is to help our participants embrace distance learning environments to keep Russian programs stronger and more competitive in the face of budget cuts. The program starts with a three-day intensive on-site workshop at the University of Iowa on August 8, 2012, continues in a self-paced distance learning mode for seven weeks, and ends with a capstone online conference on September 29, 2012.

319-335-0171 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttp://startalkrussian.homestead.com/

The University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • June 24, 2013August 10, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Our seven-week program “Bridging the Gap through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers” provides unique professional training for ten teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the U.S. at K-16 level with a focus on heritage learners. Our first goal is to create curriculum for heritage learners based on the analysis of the methodological issues and on a combined set of the U.S. and Russian standards of Russian language teaching. Our second goal is to provide training in the development of standards-based innovative learning objects to build our virtual resource library. Our third goal is to educate our participants about distance learning contexts to keep Russian programs more competitive and give opportunities for many heritage learners with limited opportunities. The program (120 instructional hours) starts with a five-day intensive workshop at the University of Iowa on June 24, 2013, continues in a supervised self-paced distance learning mode for six weeks, and culminates in a capstone online conference on August 10, 2013.

319-335-0171 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttp://startalkrussian.homestead.com

The University of Iowa (teacher)

Bridging the Gap Through Standards and Technology: STARTALK Program for Russian Teachers

Russian • Residential Program
  • June 23, 2014August 1, 2014: Online Modules (online)
  • August 4, 2014August 6, 2014: On-site conference (face-to-face)
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

This summer program (120 instructional hours) starts with a six-week online module on June 23, 2014 and ends with a three-day on-site workshop and conference at the University of Iowa (August 4-6). The program provides unique professional training for teachers of Russian as a foreign language in the United States. It concentrates on combining set of teaching standards accepted both in the U.S. and Russia for teaching Russian as a foreign language, analyzing the unique issues of teaching Russian to heritage learners, and on continuing to create a virtual library of computer-based learning objects for teaching Russian, extending work on technology and distance learning environment.

319-335-0171 • irina-kostina@uiowa.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/ruslowebsite/startalk-2014-participants

The University of Massachusetts Boston (student)

STARTALK Student Mandarin Summer Camp

Boston, MA • Chinese • June 29, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session

none provided

617-287-7292 • renee.covalucci@umb.eduhttp://ccde.umb.edu/china/

The University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi Chinese STARTALK 3

University, MS • Chinese • June 24, 2009 July 25, 2009Residential Session

Mississippi STARTALK is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford during the second summer session (June 25-July 23). In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive STARTALK scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program they will receive college credits in Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, students will also be eligible to continue their study of Chinese during the 2009-10 academic year through a special course of study offered to them by the STARTALK program.

662 915-7298 • djhedjli@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

The University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi StarTalk 6

Chinese • June 28, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS

Mississippi StarTalk 6 is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session (June 28- July 27) of 2012. The program is for beginners. In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive full or partial StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, students will also be eligible to continue their study of Chinese during the 2012-13 academic year through a special course of study offered to them by the StarTalk Program.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

The University of Mississippi (student)

Mississippi StarTalk 9

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 28, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Mississippi, University (Oxford), MS

Mississippi StarTalk 9 is a program funded by the Federal government to provide high school students with intensive instruction in Chinese on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford during the Second Summer Session. In addition to studying Chinese inside and outside of the classroom, students will participate in a cultural program introducing them to China, its people, and its culture. Students will receive StarTalk scholarships that cover the cost of their instruction and books, and provide them with housing and meals on the Ole Miss campus. All students who complete the program will receive college credit in Mandarin Chinese. Current high school sophomores and juniors with outstanding academic records may apply to the StarTalk Program. Up to thirty students will be selected to participate in the program upon consideration of their academic record, letters of recommendation, and personal essay. Students who have never studied Chinese are encouraged to apply. Students who have also studied Chinese for one or two years may apply as well, and a higher-level course may be offered depending on the background of the applicants.

662-915-7298 • mldyer@olemiss.eduhttp://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/youth/startalk/

The University of Montana (student)

Montana Arabic Summer Institute for Students

Missoula, MT • Arabic • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009

The University of Montana (UM) proposes to host a second Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) for high school students. The target students of this four-week non-residential institute will be rising junior and senior high school students from seven schools in Missoula and surrounding areas. The goal is for 30 students to develop basic knowledge and competence to enroll and excel in undergraduate Arabic courses after graduation. The objective is for the students to acquire the communication skills of a novice-mid/novice-high speaker based on ACTFL’s levels of proficiency. Each week will offer four hours of classroom instruction for four days, and outside activities on the fifth day. Classroom instruction will integrate the four language skills and cover Arabic letters and sounds, basic grammar, days of the week, vocabulary, practice writing, etc. Outside activities will comprise cultural events and field trips to gain a more authentic understanding of Arab culture. Students get five college credits upon completion. A seasoned team of veterans will return for MASI 2009. It includes Dr. Mehrdad Kia, the Principal Investigator and Program Director; Mr. Samir Bitar, Outreach Coordinator and Lead Instructor; Dr. Khaled Huthaily, Curriculum Developer and Lead Instructor; and Mr. Brian Lofink, the Program Manager.

406 243-2299 • brian.lofink@mso.umt.eduhttp://www.umt.edu/cap/arabic/masi09.html

The University of Montana (student)

STARTALK: Montana Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • June 21, 2010 July 16, 2010
  • The University of Montana, Missoula, MT

The Central and Southwest Asia Program at The University of Montana will offer its third STARTALK Montana Arabic Summer Institute (STARTALK MASI 2010) to rising junior and senior high school students in Missoula and the surrounding rural area school districts. In response to students' demands, STARTALK MASI 2010 will have two levels: Level 1 for new students, and Level 2 for students who participated in STARTALK MASI 2008 or 2009. Upon graduation from STARTALK MASI 2010, students receive 5 college credtis. STARTALK MASI helps students to develop linguistic competence and cultural knowledge to obtain functional conversational skills in Arabic, and allow them to experience Arabic cuisine, music, dance, poetry, dress, customs, traditions, and body language through carefully planned cultural and extra curricular activities. Potential students and their parents/guardians may contact Dr. Khaled Huthaily, Program Direcotr, at khaled.huthaily@umontana.edu, or Mr. Samir Bitar, Program Outreach Coordinator, at samir.bitar@umontana.edu.

406-243-4385 • samir.bitar@umontana.eduhttp://www.umt.edu/cap/arabic

The University of Montana (student)

Montana Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • June 20, 2011July 15, 2011
  • MASI 2011, Missoula, MT

The Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center (CSWA) at The University of Montana (UM) will host its fourth intensive and non-residential Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) for high school students. The institute will run from June 20 to July 15, 2011, offering 75 contact hours over a period of four weeks. MASI 2011 will have two levels: Level 1 is for students with no previous knowledge of the Arabic language, and Level 2 is for high school students who are at the novice-mid proficiency level. The target population will be rising juniors and seniors from seven high schools in Missoula and the surrounding areas. The goal is for 36 students (24 in Level 1, and 12 in Level 2) to develop linguistic competence and cultural knowledge as a base from which they can excel in Arabic studies at the college-level. Classroom instruction integrates the four language skills in a communicative approach. Learning outcomes will be assessed via conversations, homework, quizzes, a final exam culminating in an Arabic oral presentation, and local OPIs. Indicators of success will consist of active classroom participation, conversations related to daily interactions, making comparisons, and awareness of cultural perceptions and patterns.

406-243-4385 • samir.bitar@umontana.eduhttp://www.umt.edu/cswa/arabic

The University of Montana (student)

Montana Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • June 18, 2012July 13, 2012
  • The University of Montana, Missoula, MT

The Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center at The University of Montana will host its fifth intensive and non-residential Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) for high school students. The institute will run from June 18 to July 13, 2012, offering 75 contact hours over a period of four weeks. MASI 2012 will have two levels: Level 1 is for students with no previous knowledge of the Arabic language, and Level 2 is for high school students who are at the novice-mid proficiency level. The target population will be rising juniors and seniors from seven high schools in Missoula and the surrounding areas. The goal is for 30 students to develop linguistic competence and cultural knowledge as a base from which they can excel in Arabic studies at the college-level. Classroom instruction integrates the four language skills in a communicative approach. The introduction and production of Arabic integrates the use of technology in the classroom and beyond. Learning outcomes will be assessed via conversations, homework, quizzes, a final exam culminating in an Arabic oral presentation, and local OPIs. Indicators of success will consist of active classroom participation, conversations related to daily interactions, making comparisons, and awareness of cultural perceptions and patterns.

406-243-4385 • samir.bitar@mso.umt.eduhttp://www.umt.edu/cswa/arabic

The University of Montana (student)

Montana Arabic Summer Institute

Arabic • June 17, 2013July 12, 2013
  • MASI, Missoula, MT

The Arabic Studies Program at The University of Montana will host an intensive and non-residential Arabic language and culture program for high school students. The Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI) program runs from June 17 to July 12, 2013, offering 75 contact hours. Upon successful completion, students receive five college credits. MASI 2013 has two levels: Level 1 is for students with no previous knowledge of the Arabic language, and Level 2 is for students who are at the novice-mid proficiency level. The target population is rising juniors and seniors from high schools in Missoula and the surrounding areas. The goal is for 25 students to develop linguistic competence and cultural knowledge as a base from which they can excel in Arabic studies at the college-level. Classroom instruction integrates the four language skills in a communicative approach. The introduction and production of Arabic integrates the use of technology in the classroom and beyond. Learning outcomes are assessed via conversation, homework, quizzes, and a final project in the form of Arabic oral presentations. Indicators of success consist of active classroom participation and demonstrating knowledge of cultural perceptions and patterns. The courses are taught by a team of native/near-native instructors of Arabic.

406-243-6602 • khaled.huthaily@umontana.eduhttp://www.umt.edu/arabic

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Penn STARTALK Intensive Urdu Student Program

Philadelphia, PA • Urdu • July 6, 2009 July 24, 2009

The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host a STARTALK Urdu student program this July in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania annually hosts several summer programs for high school students on its campus. The South Asia Center at Penn is nationally recognized as a leader in the teaching of South Asian languages. This non-residential, three-week program (M-F, 9-4 p.m.) will provide an opportunity for 20 high school students from the Greater Philadelphia area to learn Urdu through a thematic, standards-based curriculum which will focus on the urban centers where Urdu communities and cultures developed. No prior knowledge of the Urdu is required. The unique traditions, cuisines, clothing, and styles of Urdu spoken in cities such as Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Lahore, and Karachi will be introduced to students through activities, field trips, guest speakers, films, and activities. Students will have opportunities to: interact with Urdu speakers and heritage communities in the local area, prepare multi-media projects using Urdu, learn about Perso-Arabic writing systems, and gain or develop Urdu communicative abilities.

215-898-7475 • rubab@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Penn STARTALK Intensive Hindi Student Program

Philadelphia, PA • Hindi • July 6, 2009 July 24, 2009

The Penn STARTALK Intensive Hindi Student Program will be held on Penn campus in Philadelphia on week days from July 6 to July 24, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a non-residential program for high school students entering grades 9 through 12 as of September 2009. Prior knowledge or exposure to Hindi is not a prerequisite for eligibility to this program, which offers the participants an opportunity to partake of Penn’s quality programs. Participants will be placed in separate tracks depending on the level of their proficiency. The students will receive personal tutorials if needed. The students will engage in a wide range of fun activities (e.g., art, films, cuisne, music, dance, field trips, etc.) to practice their language skills. Experienced Penn faculty will follow a standards-based thematic curriculum that will bring about a deep connection with the culture and the community. Each student will be granted a scholarship of $500 to be applied to the $800 tuition; the final cost to each student will be $300. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please visit: http://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events08-9/STARTALK/HindiStudent-mainpage.html Or contact Dr. Surendra Gambhir at sgambhir@sas.upenn.edu

917 538-3415 • sgambhir@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events08-09/STARTALK/HindiStudent-mainpage.html

The University of Pennsylvania (teacher)

Penn STARTALK Teacher Training Institute for Hindi & Urdu

Philadelphia, PA • Hindi, Urdu • July 13, 2009 July 24, 2009Residential Session

The Penn STARTALK Teacher Training Institute for Hindi & Urdu is a two-week (July 13-24) intensive residential program for all current or potential teachers of Hindi and Urdu at community, school, or college levels. Participants will learn theory and best-teaching practices aligned with the national standards. Topics will include curriculum design, lesson plan, performance-based assessment, oral proficiency interview, authentic materials, differentiated learning, and Hindi structures. Expert Penn faculty and visiting professors will impart knowledge through lecture demonstrations and workshops. The training will be learner-centered with lots of hands-on practice. A special feature of this institute is that participants will have a chance to observe live classes of Hindi & Urdu taught by master teachers of Penn’s concurrent STARTALK Hindi & Urdu student programs. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon the successful completion of the program. There is no tuition fee, and participants can get free accommodation on Penn campus. Everyone will receive a certificate of attendance for MOPI training from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), in addition to a certificate of program attendance from the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, please go to: http://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events08-09/STARTALK/Teacher-mainpage.html Or contact Dr. Vijay Gambhir at vgambhir@sas.upenn.edu

215 898-7475 • vgambhir@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events08-09/STARTALK/Teacher-mainpage.html

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Penn STARTALK Intensive Urdu Student Program

Urdu • July 7, 2010 July 27, 2010
  • Penn STARTALK Intensive Urdu Student Program, Philadelphia, PA

The Penn STARTALK Intensive Urdu Student Program will be held on Penn campus in Philadelphia on week days from July 7 to July 27, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a non-residential program for high school students entering grades 9 through 12 as of September 2010. Prior knowledge or exposure to Urdu is not a prerequisite for eligibility to this program, which offers the participants 105 hours of formal instruction in Urdu and opportunities to explore language and culture of Urdu-speaking communities. Participants will be placed in separate tracks depending on the level of their proficiency. The students will engage in a wide range of activities (e.g., films, cuisine, music, field trips, etc.) to practice their language skills. Experienced Penn faculty will follow a standards-based thematic curriculum. Each student will be granted a scholarship of $500 to be applied to the $800 tuition; the final cost to each student will be $300. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please visit: http://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events09-10/STARTALK/STARTALKUrdustudentprogram.htm or contact program director Rubab Qureshi at rubab@sas.upenn.edu.

215-898-8817 • rubab@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Penn STARTALK Intensive Hindi Student Program

Hindi • July 7, 2010 July 27, 2010
  • Penn STARTALK Intensive Hindi Student Program, Philadelphia, PA

The Penn STARTALK Intensive Hindi Student Program will be held on Penn campus in Philadelphia on week days from July 7 to July 27, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a non-residential program for high school students entering grades 9 through 12 as of September 2010. Prior knowledge or exposure to Hindi is not a prerequisite for eligibility to this program, which offers the participants an opportunity to partake of Penn’s quality programs. Participants will be placed in separate tracks depending on the level of their proficiency. The students will receive personal tutorials if needed. The students will engage in a wide range of fun activities (e.g., art, films, cuisine, music, dance, field trips, etc.) to practice their language skills. Experienced Penn faculty will follow a standards-based thematic curriculum that will bring about a deep connection with the culture and the community. There is no cost for this program; each student will be granted a scholarship of $800 to be applied to the $800 tuition. For more information, please visit: http://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events08-09/STARTALK/HindiStudent-mainpage.html or contact program director Dr. Shaheen Parveen at shaheenp@sas.upenn.edu.

215-898-7475 • jchavez@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania (teacher)

Penn STARTALK Teacher Training Institute for Hindi & Urdu

Hindi, Urdu • July 12, 2010 July 23, 2010Residential Program
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Penn STARTALK Teacher Training Institute for Hindi & Urdu is an introductory level two-week (July 12-23) intensive residential program for all current and potential teachers of Hindi and Urdu at community, school and college levels. Participants will learn theory and best-teaching practices aligned with the national standards for foreign language learning. Topics will include curriculum design, lesson plan, performance-based assessment, Oral Proficiency Interview, authentic materials, differentiated learning, learner strategies, and Hindi-Urdu specific pedagogy. Expert Penn faculty and visiting professors will impart knowledge through lecture demonstrations and workshops. The training will be learner-centered with lots of hands-on practice. Special features of this institute include daily language-specific meetings with Hindi & Urdu specialists and occasional observation of live Penn’s concurrent STARTALK Hindi & Urdu classes. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon the successful completion of the program requirement. There is no tuition fee and participants can get free accommodation on the beautiful Penn campus. Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance for OPI Familiarization workshop from ACTFL in addition to a certificate of program attendance from the University of Pennsylvania. Teachers will have the option of earning a graduate CU. Applications are being accepted now. Seats are limited!

215-898-7475 • vgambhir@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/documents/Events09-10/STARTALK/STARTALK_2010.htm

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Penn STARTALK Intensive Hindi Student Program

Hindi • July 5, 2011July 25, 2011
  • University of pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, PA

The program will enhance students’ communication skills in foreign/heritage language for personal enrichment and highlight the need for learning Hindi as a necessary medium to understand the culture of Hindi-speaking communities around the world. The curriculum will focus primarily on Communication and Culture but will also include Connections, Comparisons and Communities through discussions and classroom activities. The focus will be on developing students’ oral-aural skills and raising their cross-cultural awareness about products, practices, and perspectives of diverse Hindi- speaking cultures. The learners will explore the facts and facets of India’s history, geography, day to day life, and celebrations through the use of authentic texts, videos and audios. Classes will meet six hours per day. The classes and activities will be conducted exclusively in Hindi for immersing the students in the target language and culture. There will be many opportunities through the three modes of communication for using their target language. With learner-centered, handson activities, the students will learn the Devanagari script, everyday use and domain related new vocabulary, improve their interpretive skills, and enhance their fluency in oral communication.

215-898-7475 • shaheenp@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Univ. of Penn Startalk Intensive Urdu Program

Urdu • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

UPenn's Startalk Intensive Urdu Student Summer Program is held on The University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia, PA. This non-residential program for high school students entering grades 9 through 12 meets on week days starting July 11 through July 29, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prior knowledge or exposure to Urdu is not a prerequisite for this program, which offers participants 105 hours of formal instruction in Urdu and opportunities to explore the language and culture of Pakistan. Students will engage in a wide range of activities (e.g., creating short films, cuisine, music, field trips, etc.) to practice their language skills. Experienced Penn faculty follow a standards-based thematic curriculum and experts in the fields of Art History, Health, History, Politics, and Literature will introduce students to Pakistan’s rich history, culture, and the country’s unique place in the world today. Small class sizes (10:1) ensure that students are given individualized attention. Regular Penn credit costs $3,500. Startalk students will only pay $1,200 and receive credit for the course and an official Univ. of Penn. transcript. For more information, please visit:

215-898-8817 • startalk-urdu@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/startalk

The University of Pennsylvania (student)

Penn STARTALK Intensive Urdu Student Program

Urdu • June 29, 2012July 20, 2012
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania's Startalk Intensive Urdu Student Program is a credit bearing program for high school and undergraduate students. The program runs June 29 through July 20, 2012, classes meet monday through friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prior knowledge of Urdu is not a prerequisite for this program, which offers participants 105 hours of formal instruction in Urdu. Students will engage in a wide range of activities (for example creating short videos, role plays, art, music and food workshops, games etc) to practice their language skills. Experienced Penn faculty follow a standards-based thematic curriculum and experts in the fields of Art, History, Music, Cuisine, Health, Politics, and Literature will introduce students to Pakistan’s rich history, culture, and the country’s unique place in the world today. Small class sizes (10:1) ensure that students are given individualized attention. Regular Penn credit costs $3500.00. Startalk students will only pay $1,350 and receive credit for the course and an official Univ. of Penn. transcript. For more information or to apply online, please visit: http://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu./startalk/urdu/ or e mail startalk-urdu@sas.upenn.edu

215-746-8897 • romeena@sas.upenn.eduhttp://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu./startalk/urdu/
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