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India Studies Program, IU-Bloomington (student)

STARTALK SIPHUR 2009

Bloomington, IN • Hindi, Urdu • June 22, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session

STARTALK -SIPHUR 2009 is a four-week summer immersion program equivalent to one semester of university-level instruction. This free residential program, designed for high school students, will run from June 22 to July 17, and it offers classes at two levels. The program is composed of classroom instruction, a guest speaker series, and evening culture classes. Our goals are for the participating students to acquire the linguistic and cultural competence to communicate successfully in the language and obtain various learning strategies and skills. Classes will meet for four hours a day, five days a week, and students will be exposed to cultural aspects of the target country through culture classes and various extra-curricular activities, such as yoga, karam, cricket, Indian/Pakistani classical music, and dancing. Students will go on field trips to various religious/cultural sites in Bloomington and its neighboring areas. By the end of the program, students will have the ability to exchange information on a range of topics, produce the standard written style of the language on conventional themes, and comprehend Hindi/Urdu realia and simple stories. Students will have a deeper understanding of the culture and learn the importance of culturally appropriate behaviors.

812 855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast http://www.iub.edu/~isp

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK Chinese Language Institute Student Program

Chinese • June 10, 2010 June 30, 2010Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University summer Chinese Language Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, is for 22 high school students nationwide. These students will be placed into one of two college-level courses: Pre-college Elementary Chinese I (C107) or Pre-college Elementary Chinese II (C108) and receive 2 hours of college credit upon successful completion of the institute. All students will receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, lodging, and meals. The only costs students have to cover are a $100 registration fee and the cost of transportation to and from the institute. In general, students will have three hours of language instruction in the morning and three hours of cultural exploration in the afternoon, including a session to revisit language points for the day. The themes for this summer are Chinese music and martial arts. In addition, students will have time for online learning and lab work as well as time for individual consultation and assistance. The institute adopts a student-centered, task-based, and form-focused approach which concentrates on functional language use and incorporates five content standards—communication, culture, comparison, connections, and community—in its curriculum. Throughout the program, students will engage in individual projects and display their work and creativity in a final performance program.

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

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Pedagogy Institute Teacher Program

Chinese • June 13, 2010 July 1, 2010Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Martinsville/Bloomington, IN

IU's Chinese Pedagogy Institute is a 2½-week residential program for 20 current and prospective secondary school teachers of Chinese. Trainees will stay for one week at Indiana University's Bradford Woods for intensive pedagogy training before moving to the IU campus for a week-long practicum. The course of study is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of its participants and is worth 4 to 5 graduate credits through IU’s School of Education (in some cases partially fulfilling the requirements for secondary teacher certification in Chinese). Both beginning and advanced tracks will be offered at the institute, both of which will receive training in a variety of pedagogical techniques ranging from instructional planning to classroom management. The advanced track will offer additional training in curriculum design and implementation. All participants receive scholarships which cover all costs of lodging, meals, instructional materials, tuition, and fees.

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

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK 2011: Indiana University Chinese Language Institute (CLI) Student Program

Chinese • June 9, 2011June 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University (IU) Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (CCLP) is offering a two-level Chinese Language Institute (CLI): a three-week residential semi-immersion program providing 22 high school students the opportunity to acquire and apply Chinese language skills in a naturalistic, real-life context. Students fulfilling all institute requirements will be awarded two hours of Indiana University college credit. The institute covers all costs of tuition, fees, lodging, meals, and instructional materials. This distinctive program will provide a jump start to committed students with no previous study, consolidate the study of Chinese for students with limited experience, and connect language study with cultural literacy. CLI participants will engage in three weeks of intensive study of Chinese language and culture for six hours of in-class instruction on most days in addition to more than 70 hours of out-of-class immersion learning on the IU campus and in the local community.

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

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALKing: Bridges to Children, Community, Advocacy for Teachers

Arabic, Turkish • June 10, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

WHAT: ◊ Participate in an intense residential, professional development institute with pre- and post-work at home ◊ Learn how to teach Arabic or Turkish to Pre-K to grade 6 youngsters using appropriate teaching methods for young learners ◊ Design lessons, materials, & developmentally appropriate assessment ◊ Gain strong skills in community language advocacy & twice weekly afternoon practicum experiences at different community-based sites such as preschools & Girls Inc. ◊ Receive credit for two courses - language teaching methods & practicum WHO: ◊ Current and prospective teachers of Arabic or Turkish who wish to learn appropriate teaching methods for young learners in a community setting ◊ University graduate or undergraduate students of Arabic or Turkish who wish to add a teaching credential to their portfolio ◊ Enrollment is limited to 10 graduate & 5 undergraduate students WHEN: May 16 -June 3 3-week online preparation and class June 10 -July 1 3-week residential program July 1 –August 20 follow up portion- finalization of projects One-year commitment to create a community-based program

812-856-8272 • nyikos@indiana.edu

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK 2011: Indiana University Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI) Teacher Program

Chinese • June 12, 2011June 29, 2011Residential Program
  • Indiana University Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN
  • Indiana University Campus, Bloomington, IN

Indiana University's (IU) Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy (CCLP) is proud to be offering its 5th consecutive Chinese Pedagogy Institute (CPI): a professional development opportunity for 20 current and prospective secondary teachers of Chinese. Trainees will stay one week at Indiana University's Bradford Woods for intensive pedagogy training before moving to the IU campus for a week-long practicum. The institute is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and prospective teachers of Chinese. The course of study is worth 4 to 5 graduate credits through IU’s School of Education and partially fulfills the requirements for secondary teacher certification in Chinese. The institute covers almost all expenses, including all lodging and meals from the evening of Sunday, June 12 to the morning of Thursday, June 30, curricular materials, and tuition and fees for 4 to 5 graduate credit hours.

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

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2011

Hindi, Urdu • June 27, 2011July 15, 2011Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2011 is a three-week intensive summer program that runs from June 27 to July 15. This free summer program is a residential program that is targeted mainly at upper high school students and a few college students of Indian/Pakistani heritage who already have oral and aural skills. Our participants will consist of new and returning students, and be equally represented by heritage and non-heritage students and by gender. The program consists of four components: in-class instruction, extra-curricular activities, evening culture classes and Saturday field-trips. There will be three levels in Hindi and Urdu. By the end of the program, students will be able to acquire linguistic competency in order to communicate successfully on a range of topics and have a deeper understanding of the target culture. Students will receive 2 college credits upon completion of the program. All the expenses will be covered by a STARTALK scholarship of $ 1,600 that each selected participant will receive.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK - Bridges 2 Children: Languages and Community Advocacy

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Turkish • May 14, 2012June 29, 2012Residential Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Bridges 2 Children Teacher Training Program is an intensive professional development program specializing in the instruction of children in community-based sites. A three-week online course introduces participants to teaching principles. This is followed by a 3-week residential program in methods of teaching with a teaching practicum (June 8-29). Daily methods/teaching features immediate application, post-teaching reflection and collaborative planning 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, with immediate feedback on lesson implementation are featured. 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.

812-856-8272 • nyikos@indiana.edu

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK: Swahili langauge and culture for Indiana High Schools

Swahili • June 4, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

STARTALK 2012 Language and Culture for Indiana high schools have three sections: 1) students who will be studying Swahili for the first time; 2) continuing students who participated in summer 2011 program; 3) students who have participated in summer 2010 and summer 2011 programs. As in the past programs the emphasis will be on integrating the 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards with a focus on the C of Communication and the C of Cultures. This is a 4 week student centered program covering different aspects of Swahili language and cultures at the different student levels. This intensive program will be the equivalent of one semester of Swahili and students will get foreign language credits. 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, cultural activities, and simulated field trips. At the end of the program students will participate in a festival to share their Swahili language and culture experiences to the local community.

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.eduhttp://www.indiana.edu/~afrilang/STARTALK/index.html

Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK HUTEP (Hindi Urdu Teacher Education Program) 2012

Hindi, Urdu • June 18, 2012June 22, 2012Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

Hind Urdu Teacher Education Program, which will run from June 18 to June 22, is a five-day long teacher program targeted at instructors who will be teaching at the STARTALK-SIPHUR 2012 and teachers at Indian/Pakistani community schools. HUTEP consists of two components: morning sessions and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will be theory and methodologies based, therefore lectures will be delivered on contemporary issues in language pedagogy, Teacher Standards, and in second language acquisition. Afternoon sessions will be for micro-teaching/teaching practicum so that participants can have opportunities to apply the theoretical methodologies to their own teaching and to hear each other’s input and suggestions. The proposed program is designed for the participants to receive systematic training in language pedagogy so that they can be well prepared for language teaching in their workplaces. By the end of the program, they will be well equipped with skills that will enable them to design curriculum and lesson plans, and carry out best teaching practices in instruction and assessment. They will be familiar with standards-based instruction that integrates language, culture, content, and technology. They will be able to select and use good, authentic materials, and deliver differentiated instruction based on learner need.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

Indiana University (student)

STARTALK SIPHUR 2012

Hindi, Urdu • June 21, 2012July 13, 2012Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2012 is a three and a half-week summer intensive program that runs from June 21 to July 13. High school students and a small number of college students are the main targets for STARTALK-SIPHUR 2012. The intensive summer residential program is open to Indian/Pakistani heritage and non-heritage students. The main components of the program will be: in-class instruction, extra-curricular activities (Film songs, Rangoli/Henna/Rakhi/ Davatnama, and Drama), video-conferencing, evening culture classes, and Saturday field trips. In addition to this, there will be late evening study groups meeting. There will be diversity in the cultural and religious backgrounds of heritage and non-heritage students. The goals of the summer program will align with the goals outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Our program will also differentiate curriculum and instruction to accommodate a range of learners with different linguistic and cultural competencies, backgrounds and ages. To suit students’ different needs, we will arrange for multiple classes by level and language. Accepted students will receive a scholarship of $ 1,800 which will be used to pay for tuition fees and room & board. Participants will receive three college credits upon completion of the program.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

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

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop

Swahili • July 8, 2013July 26, 2013Residential Program
  • IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop will prepare participants to teach Swahili in the target language and providing comprehensible input up to 90% of the instruction time. It will give them the opportunity to practice teaching Swahili using Standards-Based and Backward Curriculum Design approaches. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom an how to create a learner-centered classroom. Ten participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three weeks, and 80 instructional hours, of which 20 hours will be devoted to online training and 60 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, IN. The program will be evaluated by both the participants and the students volunteers. The workshop will have a year-long follow-up to assist the participants in implementing lessons learned from the workshop. They will also receive a Certificate of Completion from NCOLCTL at the end of the program.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.com

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) (teacher)

NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop

Swahili • Residential Program
  • July 7, 2014July 11, 2014: Program segment (online)
  • July 14, 2014July 25, 2014: Program Segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL Swahili Startalk Professional Development Workshop will prepare participants to teach Swahili in the target language providing comprehensible input up to 90% of the instruction time. It will give them the opportunity to practice teaching Swahili using Standards-Based and Backward Curriculum Design approaches. The program will also train participants to integrate language, culture and content in the language classroom and how to create a learner-centered classroom. Ten participants who are new instructors or who have not had any formal training in language pedagogy will be selected to permit adequate opportunity for teaching demonstrations. The program will be a total of three weeks, and 80 instructional hours, of which 20 hours will be devoted to online training and 60 hours will be spent at the residential face-to-face program in Bloomington, IN. The program will be evaluated by both the participants and the students volunteers. The workshop will have a year-long follow-up to assist the participants in implementing lessons learned from the workshop. They will also receive a Certificate of Completion from NCOLCTL at the end of the program.

812-856-4185 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://startalk.ncolctl.org/

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Inc. (teacher)

NCOLCTL StarTalk LCTL Professional Development Program

Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • July 20, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Bloomington, IN, Bloomington, IN

The NCOLCTL 2015 Startalk Professional Development Program is a hands-on training of prospective and new teachers of one or more LCTLs at the post-secondary level; these languages include Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. There are two parts to this program. Overall, the program will be a three-week program; One week of distance learning and two weeks of residential face-to-face instruction in Bloomington, Indiana. Fourteen new or prospective LCTL instructors will be selected to participate in this three-week intensive summer program. They will have hands-on training on the implementation of standards-based curriculum, Understanding By Design, and performance assessment. The face-to-face program will involve a series of lectures and discussion sessions in the morning while the afternoons will be devoted to hands-on activities such as teaching practice, lesson plans development, curriculum design, and assessment rubric for evaluating learning outcomes. The success of the program will be measured by the participants' deliverables and teaching performance. We will share common "Look For's", Observable Behaviors developed from desired results of the program and TELL materials. These Look For's align with program goals on lesson planning, performance assessment and Backward Curriculum Design, Integration of Culture, Content, and Language, and Learner Centered Instruction.

812-856-4191 • ayschlei@gmail.comhttp://www.startalk.ncolctl.org/2015-startalk

The Trustees of Indiana University (student)

Swahili language and culture for Indiana high schools

Swahili • June 7, 2010 July 2, 2010
  • Swahili language and culture for Indiana high schools, Bloomington, IN

The main goal of the STARTALK Swahili student program is to introduce Swahili to Bloomington High schools, initially, as a nonresidential program. In the future we would like to offer it as a residential program and make it available to all Indiana high schools.The program will integrate the 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards with a focus on the C of Communication and the C of Cultures. This will be a four week program with each week focusing on a particular cultural theme such as greetings, extended family, traditional clothes, food, and story telling. The first week will focus on greetings, introductions and talking about family members. The second week, students will learn about different kinds of food, ingredients required, and how to shop and bargain for them at the market. Week three will introduce students to the art of story telling using children’s stories and folktales. The last week of the four week program will concentrate on clothing with a focus on different uses of the traditional cloth, the kanga, and its sayings for indirect communication. This intensive program will be the equivalent of one semester of Swahili and students will get foreign language credits.

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.eduhttp://www.indiana.edu/~afrilang/STARTALK/index.html

The Trustees of Indiana University (student)

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2010

Hindi, Urdu • June 20, 2010 July 9, 2010Residential Program
  • India studies House (WH), Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2010, targeted for high school students and a few college students, is a three-week summer intensive language program that runs from June 21 to July 9. This summer language program is a combined program of Hindi and Urdu, thus students can learn two languages by acquiring both scripts of Hindi and Urdu and also obtain a large vocabulary by being exposed to Hindi and Urdu words. Our program will consist of four components: morning in-class instruction, afternoon extracurricular activities, evening culture classes, and Saturday field-trips. The major instructional goals of our program are for the participants to acquire linguistic and cultural competence to communicate successfully using all three modes, and obtain other learning skills and strategies through learning a new language. They will also develop insight into their native language and culture and begin to compare their native language and culture to the language and culture of the target country. Students will broaden their knowledge and perspectives as curricular contents will be drawn from various disciplines. Students will become life-long learners by using the language with their relatives in the target countries or with local Indian/Pakistani community members, and hopefully continue to use it throughout their lives.

812-855-6697 • indiast@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

The Trustees of Indiana University (teacher)

STARTALK-HUTEP 2011 (Hindi Urdu Teacher Education Program)

Hindi, Urdu • June 20, 2011June 24, 2011Residential Program
  • Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-HUTEP (Hindi Urdu Teacher Education Program) 2011 is a five day long teacher program that runs from June 20 to June 24. It is targeted at instructors who will be teaching at the STARTALK-SIPHUR 2011 and teachers at Indian/Pakistani community schools. The program consists of morning and afternoon sessions in addition to evening study sessions. The program is designed for the participants to receive systematic training in language pedagogy and second language education so that they can be well prepared for language teaching in their workplaces. By the end of the program, they will be well equipped with skills that will enable them to design curriculum and lesson plans, and carry out best teaching practices in instruction and assessment. They will also be familiar with standards-based instruction that integrates language, culture, content, and technology. This is a free program and all the participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

812-855-6697 • sh2@indiana.eduhttp://www.iub.edu/~indiast

The Trustees of Indiana University (student)

STARTALK: Swahili language and culture for Indiana high schools

Swahili • June 3, 2013June 28, 2013
  • Indiana University - Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

STARTALK 2013 Language and Culture for Indiana high schools have three sections: 1) students who will be studying Swahili for the first time; 2) continuing students who participated in summer 2012 program; 3) students who have participated in summer 2010 and summer 2011 programs. As in the past programs the emphasis will be on integrating the 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards with a focus on the C of Communication and the C of Cultures. This is a 4 week student centered program covering different aspects of Swahili language and cultures at the different student levels. This intensive program will be the equivalent of one semester of Swahili and students will get foreign language credits. 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, cultural activities, and simulated field trips. At the end of the program students will participate in a festival 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)

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

Trustees of Indiana University (student)

Swahili Language and Culture for Indiana High Schools

Swahili • June 13, 2011July 8, 2011
  • Indiana University - Department of Linguistics, Bloomington, IN

We will have two sections. Section I for students who will be studying Swahili for the first time and section II for continuing students who participated in summer 2010 program The program will integrate the 5Cs of the National Foreign language Standards with a focus on the C of Communication and the C of Cultures. For Swahili I, this 4 week program will focus on cultural themes like greetings, extended family, traditional celebrations, clothes, food, and transportation. The first week will focus on greetings, introductions and talking about family members. The second week, students will learn about different kinds of food, ingredients, and how to shop and bargain for them at the market. Week three will introduce students to traditional celebrations and clothes focusing on different uses of the traditional cloth, the kanga, and its sayings for indirect communication. The last week of the program will concentrate on traveling – means of transportation and planning a trip to the game park. Songs, riddles, and story-telling will be integrated. Swahili II will review Swahili I materials and some of the topics will be spiraled to reinforce intermediate level skills. Topics like a visiting a doctor and occupations will be added

812-855-3323 • aomar@indiana.eduhttp://www.indiana.edu/~afrilang/STARTALK/index.html
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