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Association of Chinese Resources (teacher)

STARTALK Hatching Teacher Program

Chinese • June 11, 2010 June 20, 2010
  • Days Inn Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ
  • Distance Learning, NY, NY

This teacher program aims at preparing participants for Chinese classrooms in a variety of educational settings, including K–12 schools, weekend Chinese language schools, and summer camps. Participants will learn about the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and the OPI concepts for teaching and learning and how to use the backward design method for curriculum development. They will also learn various effective teaching strategies in implementing the standards in the classroom. Participants will be able to design and deliver standards-based teaching plans that integrate culture, content, and technology into teaching practices for 80 hour summer Chinese classroom programs. Additionally, they will develop a repertoire of teaching techniques and strategies that are both effective for carrying out differentiated instruction and also aligned with functional goals and performance assessment.

973-659-1350 Ext. 110 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://www.acsusa.org/startalk

Association of Chinese Schools (student)

STARTALK Hatching Student Program

Chinese • July 5, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ
  • Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ
  • P.S.105, Brooklyn, NY

The focus of the programs is to provide the students the opportunity to learn basic Chinese language and the culture within a relaxed and welcoming environment. The goal is for students to be able to greet people and handle daily conversation about themselves and their families by the end of the summer. The conversational themes and topics being addressed include age/grade, numbers, dates (years, months, and days), family members, and countries. The cultural topics include calligraphy, festivals, crafts (lantern making, knots, etc.), Chinese games, lion dance and yoyo. The program hopes to inspire the student’s interest to continue learning about the Chinese language and culture. And, the Huntington Library and Gardens program is designated for intermediate level and up students who will be trained to be bilingual docent at the Chinese Garden of the library and be ableto tour the beauful garden at the end of program. The program will be started on July 5 and ended on July 30.

973-659-1350 Ext. 110 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://www.acsusa.org/startalk

Association of Chinese Schools (teacher)

STARTALK Hatching Teacher and Student Program

Chinese • May 15, 2011July 3, 2011
  • STRTALK Hatching Teacher Program, East Parsippany, NJ

This is an Ten-days training Chinese teacher program that aims at strengthening participants’ teaching practices Plus 10 hours online digtal learn. Participants will learn about the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and various approaches and methods in implementing these Standards in the classroom. They will learn how to become reflective practitioners who can plan and implement their curriculum, while trying to align curriculum, instruction with assessment. Participants will have the opportunity to teach micro-lessons to high school students and receive feedback from both peer participants and professional development specialists. By the end of the program, participants will be able to design and deliver standards-based lessons. Additionally, they will develop their skills to carry out differentiated instruction and integrate culture, content, and technology into teaching practices. Moreover, they will develop peer-coaching skills and learn how to provide constructive feedback to colleagues.

973-769-3842 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://acsusa.org

Association of Chinese Schools (student)

STARTALK Hatching Teacher & Student Program (Student)

Chinese • July 5, 2011July 30, 2011
  • Chatham Middle School, Chatham, NJ
  • Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Siant Michels Schools, Flushing, NY

The focus of the programs is to provide the students the opportunity to learn basic Chinese language and the culture within a relaxed and welcoming environment. The goal is for students to be able to greet people and handle daily conversation about themselves and their families by the end of the summer. The conversational themes and topics being addressed include age/grade, numbers, dates (years, months, and days), family members, and countries. The cultural topics include calligraphy, festivals, crafts (lantern making, knots, etc.), Chinese games, lion dance and yoyo. The program hopes to inspire the student’s interest to continue learning about the Chinese language and culture. And, the program is for students to develop a language foundation and interest in Chinese culture that will encourage them to continue learning Chinese beyond the STARTALK Hatching summer program.students will also have an opportunity to continue learning Chinese through theWeb-based language learning system. Teacher for the student program will come from the STARTALK teacher training program and have at least two years of teaching experience. They will work with the instructional staff to implement the overall curriculum and plan daily lessons. The program will be started on July 5 and ended on July 30.

973-538-7411 • jliu@linkhigh.comhttp://ACSUSA.org

Educators Society for Heritage of India (student)

StarTalk Marlboro Hindi School Summer Camp

Hindi • July 18, 2011August 5, 2011
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle Schoool, Morganville, NJ

A three-week program under the umbrella theme “Namaste Bhaarat” is designed to introduce Hindi language to elementary to high school (age 9 to 15) students in Total Immersion mode. The program will introduce the language through cultural contexts using appropriate cultural products, practices and perspectives. Within the context of travelling in India, students will learn basic geography, diverse lifestyle, social and cultural practices and leisure activities. Through best instructional and interactive classroom practices intertwined with the national standards, students will learn to interact in culturally appropriate manner and develop a better understanding of cultural diversity. At the end of the program, students will know functional vocabulary and sentence structures in different time frames and noun-object-verb agreement. Student will obtain a wider perspective of Indian people, will be able to appreciate diverse aspects of Indian culture and traditions and perform simple tasks by communicating in Hindi language.

732-972-1489 • ved.chaudhary@gmail.comhttp://www.marlborohindischool.org

Educators Society for Heritage of India (student)

STARTALK ESHI Hindi Summer Camp in Marlboro, NJ

Hindi
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: ESHI Startalk Summer School (face-to-face)
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (ESHI) Announces ‘STARTALK’ Summer School for Hindi Language and Indian Culture from July 13 to July 31, 2015 (8:30a.m.–3:30p.m.Monday-Friday). This is the 6th year we are organizing this highly successful program. It is open for Indian Heritage Students (8 years or older) and Non-Heritage Students (9 years or older) Students in small groups will learn to speak Hindi through immersion in Hindi Language and Indian Culture with interactive instruction, music, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, other hands-on activities, while using modern technology. The Theme is Food and Exercise for Health. Experienced Hindi teachers in collaboration with a Univ. of Pennsylvania Hindi Language Professor and a Marlboro K-8 World Languages Teacher will design the curriculum. ? Deadline for application is Friday, March 15, 2015 (11:59 PM). ? Selected participants will be informed by email by Friday April 25, 2015. ? Vegetarian lunch and a snack will be provided every day to students. For Application, please see: www.ESHIusa.org Only online applications are accepted. Please forward this flyer to your family and friends. Contact: Mr. Brij Gupta: 732-331-5636 (bngupta@gmail.com) Dr. Ved Chaudhary: 732-972-1489 (ved.chaudhary@gmail.com)

732-414-8120 • ved.chaudhary@gmail.comhttp://www.ESHIusa.org/

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (student)

STARTALK Marlboro Hindi School Summer Camp

Hindi • July 16, 2012August 3, 2012
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ

Educators' Society for the Heritage of India (ESHI) / Marlboro Hindi School Announces ‘STARTALK’ Summer Day Camp for Hindi Language and Culture immersion. The Camp will be held at the Marlboro Memorial Middle School from July 16 to August 03, 2012 for Indian Heritage Learners (8 years or older on June 30, 2012). Non-Heritage Learners (10 years or older on June 30, 2012) are also welcome. Camp Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Participants in small groups will learn through immersion in Hindi Language and Indian Culture with interactive instruction, music, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, other hands-on activities, projects and field trips. Marlboro Hindi School teachers in collaboration with two University of Pennsylvania’s Hindi Language Professors and a Marlboro K-8 World Language Teacher have specially designed the curriculum for this program.  Lunch and snacks will be provided (free) to all participants.  Participants arrange their own transportation.  Last date for online registration is Friday March 23, 2012 (11:59pm). Registration could close earlier if/when we have 100 qualified applicants. Online Registration: www.marlborohindischool.org Contacts: Dr. Bishan Agrawal: 732-536-2688 (bagrawal@optonline.net) Dr. Ved Chaudhary: 732-972 1489 (ved.chaudhary@gmail.com)

732-972-1489 • ved.chaudhary@gmail.comhttp://www.marlborohindischool.org/index.html

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (student)

STARTALK Marlboro Hindi School Summer Camp

Hindi • July 15, 2013August 2, 2013
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (ESHI) * Marlboro Hindi School Announces fun-filled ‘STARTALK’ Summer Day Camp for Immersion in to the Hindi Language and Indian Culture Dates: July 15 to August 02, 2013 Place: Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, New Jersey Camp Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Age: Heritage Learners (age 8 years or above on June 30, 2013) Non-Heritage Learners (age 10 years or above on June 30, 2013) Participants in small groups will learn through immersion in Hindi Language and Indian Culture with interactive instruction, music, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, other hands-on activities, technology projects and field trips. Marlboro Hindi School teachers in collaboration with Univ. of Pennsylvania Foreign Language Professors and a Marlboro K-8 World Languages Teacher will specially design the curriculum for this program. ? Lacto-Vegetarian Lunch and snacks will be provided to all campers. ? Parents must arrange for transportation to and from the camp. ? Registration is on-line. Last date: Friday March 29, 2013 (11:59pm). ? Selected participants will be informed by email on Friday April 26 For Online Registration/Instructions, go to: www.marlborohindischool.org For Details, Contact: Dr. Bishan Agrawal: 732-536-2688 (bagrawaldr@gmail.com) Dr. Ved Chaudhary: 732-972 1489 (ved.chaudhary@gmail.com)

732-972-1489 • Ved.Chaudhary@gmail.comhttp://www.marlborohindischool.org/index.html

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (student)

STARTALK ESHI Marlboro Hindi School Summer Camp

Hindi
  • July 14, 2014August 1, 2014: Heritage Camp (face-to-face)
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Marlboro, NJ

Educators' Society for Heritage of India (ESHI) is organizing a ‘STARTALK’ funded program for teaching Hindi Language and Indian Culture. It will be held in the new Middle School in the Morganville section of Marlboro, New Jersey. Applications are accepted from Heritage Learners (8 years or older); Non-Heritage Learners (9 years or older). Participants in small groups will learn through immersion in Hindi Language and Indian Culture, with interactive instruction, music, dance, yoga, sports, arts & crafts, other hands-on activities, technology applications (Apps) and field trips. Curriculum for this program will be designed by senior Marlboro Hindi School teachers in collaboration with a renowned University of Pennsylvania Hindi Language Professor and a Marlboro School District (K-8) World Languages Teacher. ? Deadline for application is Friday, March 28, 2014 (11:59 PM). ? Selected participants will be informed by email on Friday April 25, 2014. ? Parents must arrange for child’s transportation to and from the school. ? Students are required to come on time and be present for all 15 days. ? Vegetarian lunch and a snack will be provided every day to students. For Online Application: www.marlborohindischool.org Contact: Dr. Bishan Agrawal: 732-536-2688 (bagrawaldr@gmail.com) Dr. Ved Chaudhary: 732-972- 1489 (ved.chaudhary@gmail.com)

732-972-1489 • ved.chaudhary@gmail.comhttp://www.marlborohindischool.org/index.html

HindiUSA, Inc. (student)

STARTALK Summer Program 2009

Somerset, NJ • Hindi • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009

HindiUSA’s main goal is to popularize Hindi, especially in young students, because it will help them to compete economically in the world market. The overall goal of this course is to make students confident and comfortable in speaking and understanding simple Hindi, and Indian culture, through classroom instructions and field trips. This course will include the five national goals of Foreign Language Content Standards by teaching students about simple greetings, directions, festivals, dresses, foods, interesting facts and reasons about Indian culture and comparison with American culture, language, and various subject topics, and helping students bond with their community. The star attractions of the course will include classroom activities such as Antakshari, vocabulary competition, skits, Indian arts and crafts (rangoli, henna, diya painting), and field trips.

856-625-4335 • rachita.singh@hindiusa.orghttp://www.hindiusa.org

HindiUSA, Inc. (student)

STARTALK summer Hindi program - 2011

Hindi • July 11, 2011July 22, 2011
  • Sewell, NJ

HindiUSA has brought mostly the non-heritage students, aged between 12-14, in this two-week STARTALK Hindi program at the Franklin Middle school. The program theme is to celebrate Diwali with an Indian family. Our main emphasis will be to let students experience various facets of celebrating Diwali, and learn Indian culture through craft, multi-media, specially designed lesson plans, cultural activities such as Diwali Mela and field trips. In cultural part, students will learn about dances of India and Indian games. The program will attempt to satisfy curiosity of students about India and Indian culture. Students will gain hands-on experience in class rooms, and will be encouraged to talk to each other using nouns, pronouns, verbs, and commonly used expressions. Students will learn about Indian values, customs, and practices through demonstrative and repetitive exercises. The goal of this program is to make students confident in interacting with Indians, and enjoy Indian programs, settings, foods, clothes, and jewelry. We will attempt to instill enthusiasm in children of learning Hindi in future, and also spread information about this STARTALK program to others. This program will also help students to visit India, if they choose to do so.

856-582-5035 • devendra.singh@hindiusa.orghttp://www.hindiusa.org/

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

PAK AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (student)

Pak American Urdu Center Startalk Urdu Program

Urdu
  • June 30, 2014July 19, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Edison, NJ

Our strong curriculum teaches the students Urdu with three levels of study: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Students are immersed in the culture with fluent teachers, local cuisine, authentic wears, and pictures. During the course, students at different skill levels write short stories, learn how to knit carpets, paint, and more!

516-939-5638 • Drkhan7860@gmail.com

Pak American Community Center (student)

Pak American Community Center Startalk Program

Urdu
  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Community Center, Edison, NJ

The Pak-American Community Center is excited to build on the successes of its 2014 Startalk program to offer another fun Urdu learning experience. We will offer 50 local upper elementary and middle school students a unique opportunity to improve their Urdu language skills and expand their understanding of South Asian culture. Students will virtually visit and experience various regions of South Asia, particularly the Urdu speaking regions through the target language, improve their proficiency in Urdu language through fun and hands-on use, and expand their knowledge of cultural diversity in the different regions that they will visit. Edison, NJ and surrounding area have one of the highest concentration of South Asians in the US. This area is home to a vibrant Urdu-speaking community that regularly meets for cultural celebration including annual holidays and mushaira (Urdu poetry recitation gatherings). The Urdu language figures prominently in these celebration, though there is a growing divide between South Asian immigrants and their American-born children in language use. successful 2014 program was able to offer community children an otherwise unavailable opportunity to learn language in a pedagogically effective classroom setting. We also successfully created a network of parents and community members committed to promote language.

201-898-8636 • Drkhan7860@gmail.com

Princeton/West Windsor -Plainsboro Student Program (student)

STARTALK Princeton /West Windsor-Plainsboro Student Program

Chinese • June 21, 2010 July 2, 2010
  • Community Middle School, Plainsboro, NJ

A 10 day immersion camp in Chinese. 9:00 - 3:00. Interweaves language and culture. Entering 7th grade - entering university.This is our 4th year. 3 classes - beginning, two classes for continuing students. There is no heritage class this summer.Takes places at Community Middle school in Plainsboro, NJ

609-806-4280 Ext. 3252 • Priscilla_Russel@monet.prs.k12.nj.ushttp://phs.prs.k12.nj.us
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