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Berks County Intermediate Unit (student)

Gateway to China: STARTALK - Language Learning through Performing Arts

Chinese • June 13, 2013June 28, 2013
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA

The Berks County Intermediate Unit’s summer language program, Gateway to China: STARTALK - Language Learning through Performing Arts, is a 12 day intensive non-residential program for students to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture. This camp covers language levels from 0-4 and is for students in in-coming grades 7-12 . This no cost program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to work with experts in the fields of Chinese language, martial arts, and theater. Our camp runs from 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday at the Berks County Intermediate Unit's office. The camp dates are: June 13 and 14, June 17-24 and June 24-28. Sign up information is on our website at www.berksiu.org/asc. Students will participate in hands-on experiences throughout the camp. A closing recital for parents, families, and community members will showcase student work. The final day of camp will be a field trip for all participating students.

610-987-8639 • suecal@berksiu.orghttp://www.berksiu.org/asc

Berks County Intermediate Unit (student)

STARTALK 2014: Gateway to China: Language Learning through Performing Arts

Chinese
  • July 7, 2014July 19, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA

The Berks County Intermediate Unit's STARTALK Camp, Gateway to China: Language Learning Through Performing Arts will offer middle and high school students a highly engaging and interactive Mandarin Language camp. Seven language teachers and Peking opera and Taiji instructors will teach students. Held on the beautiful grounds of Kutztown University, the camp will run July 7 through July 19 from 8:00 to 4:00 daily. The final day of camp will be a field trip to New York City. During camp, students will have the opportunity to create digital stories, participate in costume and makeup sessions and learn the movements of Peking opera. Lunch and snacks are included in the camp. There is no charge for students to attend. For information on applying please contact Susan Calvin, suecal@berksiu.org for additional information and for registration packets. All registrations will be due by May 1.

610-987-8639 • suecal@berksiu.orghttp://www.berksiu.org/asc

Berks County Intermediate Unit (student)

STARTALK 2015: Language Learning through Performing Art

Chinese
  • June 12, 2015June 12, 2015: Program Segment (online)
  • June 15, 2015June 30, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Alvernia University, Reading, PA

For the fourth year, the Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading Pennsylvania, will hold an immersive Chinese language summer camp. STARTALK 2015: Language Learning Through Performing Arts will provide 50 incoming grade 7-12 students with an intensive language learning experience. Students will participate in language classes based on their incoming level of expertise. Taiji, Peking opera, puppetry and other cultural pieces will be included daily. A community performance and a field trip to Washington D.C. are the concluding pieces of the camp.

610-987-8639 • suecal@berksiu.orghttp://www.berksiu.org/asc

Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) (student)

STARTALK: Learning Mandarin Chinese Language through Visual and Performing Arts

Chinese • June 18, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA

During the STARTALK summer program, students will create, perform, and participate in Chinese theatre, film/video, and electronic media; apply processes and skills in acting, directing, designing, and script writing; develop theatrical skills, analyze scripts, character research, reflection, and revision through the rehearsal process; write dialogues and scenes in Mandarin Chinese; apply basic dramatic structure: exposition, complication, conflict, crises, climax, and resolution; and design, produce, or perform scenes or plays, film/video, and electronic media from a variety of Chinese historical periods, styles, and media. The culminating activity will be a parent/community performance and exhibition to display student work. Our STARTALK program will serve 50 high school students (incoming 9th to 12th grade) with a two-week, intensive, non-residential experience for Mandarin Chinese language instruction (80 instructional hours). The program is designed for students with less than three years experience studying Mandarin Chinese language—including students with no previous experience. The program will run from June 18 to June 29, 2012 at the Berks County Intermediate Unit Education Centre.

610-987-8639 • suecal@berksiu.orghttp://www.berksiu.org/asc

Delaware Valley Chinese School (student)

Greater Philadelphia STARTALK Chinese Academy

Chinese • July 11, 2011July 29, 2011
  • 1023 Callowhill Street, Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

The Greater Philadelphia STARTALK Chinese Academy provides a free, unique opportunity for 30 urban and suburban high school students, (incoming 9th grade to 12th grade) to study Chinese language and culture in a three-week (July 11-July 29) intensive, non-residential program. We will offer free breakfast, snacks and free lunch. The program is designed for students with less than two years of experience studying Mandarin Chinese, including students with no previous experience. The program will start from 8 A.M to 3 P.M, Monday through Friday and will culminate in a cultural performance that demonstrates student learning.

215-735-1432 • wenchangchuang@yahoo.comhttp://www.phillychinesestartalk.org

Pennsylvania State University (teacher)

Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy for Teachers

Arabic • June 3, 2011July 15, 2011Residential Program
  • School of Languages and Literatures, University Park, PA

This partly-residential professional development program for teachers of Arabic – at middle school, high school, and college levels – welcomes new teachers and graduate students planning careers to include teaching Arabic, teachers of other subjects who are preparing to offer Arabic, and experienced teachers of Arabic seeking to learn and share current methodologies. This blended learning program includes (1) on-line preparation, June 3-16; (2) on-campus workshop at Penn State, June 22-30; and (3) on-line follow up, July 6-15. The on-campus component runs parallel with our STARTALK elementary Arabic program for high school and college students. The teacher program provides practice in innovative teaching methods for Modern Standard Arabic, with a focus on helping teachers remain in the target language (using little or no English) in the classroom. Participants earn 2-3 university credits for completing the program. Tuition and fees for two credits will be paid by the Academy. Participants may enroll for a third credit, not paid by the Academy (cost to participants $600 – $1,000). For the on-campus workshop, room and board are provided; participants who prefer to make their own housing arrangements will receive an allowance of up to $600 for food and lodging during this on-campus component.

814-867-4430 • bjr19@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/language-institute/index.html

Pennsylvania State University (student)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State

Arabic • June 13, 2011July 8, 2011
  • School of Languages and Literatures, University Park, PA

The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State's University Park Campus, now in its third year, is an ambitious, intensive summer language program for 20 high school and college students to begin their study of Arabic. This 4-week program, which is taught by an experienced, multinational team of instructors, provides students with four and a half hours of classes Monday through Friday mornings; opportunities to practice the language, learn more about the culture, and relax over lunchtime; and afternoon immersion sessions Monday through Thursday. As in previous years, we plan to use Skype or similar technology for regular interactions with students in Tunisia. Our student-centered, communicative approach is designed to enable beginners to enjoy using Arabic in class from the start. Our curriculum includes many activities focused on a theme that reflects authentic and diverse situations in the Arabic-speaking world, while providing a realistic context for developing students' speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. For Summer 2011, our theme will be "Let's Open a Restaurant!" Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn Penn State university credits (4 credits of Arabic 001). Students receive scholarships that pay most (usually 75%-90%) of the tuition cost.

814-867-4430 • bjr19@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/language-institute/startalk.html

The Pennsylvania State University (student)

Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy

University Park, PA • Arabic • June 15, 2009 July 10, 2009

Integrated into Penn State’s well-established Summer Intensive Language Institute, the Penn State STARTALK Arabic Academy offers scholarships for underserved high school and college students to study Arabic in an intensive, innovative, 4-week summer program and to earn 4 Penn State college credits. In addition to rigorous language classes (4 hours, Monday-Friday mornings), the Arabic Academy is distinguished by: • Afternoon "Immersion" programming, designed to meet students’ learning needs and foster a sense of community through enjoyable activities and simulations of “living the language and its culture.” • An introduction to the diversity of spoken Arabic dialects via a “Journey Through the Dialects” module that uses Web broadcasts and targeted dialogues to sample the range of colloquial Arabic and its cultures. • Authentic peer-to-peer interaction with young people who come from, or have lived in, the Arabic-speaking world. Arabic-speaking Penn State students serve as Academy interns, and STARTALK students will interact via email, SKYPE, or similar technological means with students in Tunisia who are learning English. High school students need to be within commuting distance of Penn State’s University Park campus, as housing is not provided. College students (priority given to Pennsylvania residents) may make their own housing arrangements.

814 863-0589 • e82@psu.eduhttp://complit.la.psu.edu/STARTALKArabicAcademy.htm

The Pennsylvania State University (student)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A College Credit Program for High School and College Students to Learn Arabic

Arabic • June 11, 2012July 6, 2012
  • Penn State University, University Park, PA

The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State's University Park Campus, now in its fourth year, is an ambitious, intensive summer language program for 20 high school and college students to begin their study of Arabic while earning university credits. This 4-week program, which is taught by an experienced, multinational team of instructors, provides students with four and a half hours of classes Monday through Friday mornings; opportunities to practice the language, learn more about the culture, and relax over lunchtime; and afternoon immersion sessions Monday through Thursday. As in previous years, we plan to use Skype or similar technology for interactions with students in Tunisia. Our student-centered, communicative approach is designed to enable beginners to enjoy using Modern Standard Arabic in class from the start. Our curriculum includes many activities focused on a theme that reflects authentic and diverse situations in the Arabic-speaking world, while providing a realistic context for developing students' speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. For Summer 2012, our theme will be "Let's Open a Restaurant!" Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn Penn State university credits (4 credits of Arabic 001). Students receive scholarships that pay most (usually 75%-90%) of the tuition cost.

814-863-4288 • smd18@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/language-institute/startalk.html

The Pennsylvania State University (teacher)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A Professional Development Program for Teachers

Arabic • June 23, 2012June 30, 2012Residential Program
  • Penn State University, University Park, PA

This partly residential, partly online professional development program for teachers of Arabic – at middle school, high school, and college levels – welcomes new teachers, graduate students planning careers to include teaching Arabic, teachers of other subjects who are preparing to offer Arabic, and experienced teachers of Arabic seeking to learn and share current methodologies. This blended learning program includes (1) on-line preparation, May 23-June 20; (2) an on-campus residential workshop at Penn State, June 23-30; and (3) on-line follow up, July 6-20. The on-campus workshop runs parallel with our STARTALK elementary Arabic program for high school and college students. The teacher program provides practice in innovative teaching methods for Modern Standard Arabic, focusing on helping teachers remain in the target language (using little or no English) in the classroom. Participants earn university credits upon completion. Tuition and fees for two credits will be paid by the Academy. Participants may enroll for a third credit, not paid by the Academy. For the residential workshop, we have allocated $700 per teacher-participant as needed for housing, meals, etc.; campus housing should be available, and participants who prefer to make their own housing arrangements will receive a comparable amount for food and lodging.

814-863-4288 • smd18@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/language-institute/startalk-teachers.html

The Pennsylvania State University (teacher)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A Professional Development Program for Teachers

Arabic • Residential Program
  • May 21, 2014June 18, 2014: online preparation (online)
  • June 21, 2014June 27, 2014: onsite workshop (face-to-face)
  • July 7, 2014July 21, 2014: online follup-up (online)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

This partly residential, partly online professional development program for teachers of Arabic – at middle school, high school, and college levels – welcomes new teachers, graduate students planning careers to include teaching Arabic, teachers of other subjects preparing to offer Arabic, and experienced teachers of Arabic seeking to learn and share current methodologies. This blended learning program includes (1) on-line preparation, May 21-June 18; (2) an on-campus residential workshop at Penn State, June 21-27; and (3) on-line follow up, July 7-21. The on-campus workshop runs parallel with our STARTALK elementary Arabic program for high school and college students. The teacher program provides practice in innovative teaching methods for Modern Standard Arabic, focusing on helping teachers remain in the target language (using little or no English) in the classroom. Participants earn university credits upon completion of the program. Tuition and fees for two credits will be paid by the Academy. Participants may enroll for a third credit, not paid by the Academy. For the duration of the residential workshop, room and partial board (breakfast and most lunches) will be provided and paid by the Academy. We anticipate that accommodations will be in a hotel located within walking distance to campus.

814-863-4288 • smd18@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/language-institute/startalk-arabic-academy-for-teachers

The Pennsylvania State University (student)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A College Credit Program for High School and College Students to Learn Arabic

Arabic
  • June 12, 2014July 9, 2014: STARTALK Arabic Academy (face-to-face)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State's University Park Campus, now in its sixth year, is an ambitious, intensive summer language program for 20 high school and college students to begin their study of Arabic while earning university credits. This 4-week program, which is taught by an experienced, multinational team of instructors, provides students with four and a half hours of classes Monday through Friday mornings; opportunities to practice the language, learn more about the culture, and relax over lunchtime; and afternoon immersion sessions Monday through Thursday. As in previous years, we plan to use Skype or similar technology for interactions with students in Morocco. Our student-centered, communicative approach is designed to enable beginners to enjoy using Modern Standard Arabic in class from the start. Our curriculum includes many activities focused on a theme that reflects authentic and diverse situations in the Arabic-speaking world, while providing a realistic context for developing students' speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. For Summer 2014, our theme will be "Let's Open a Restaurant!" Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn Penn State university credits (4 credits of Arabic 001). Students receive scholarships that pay most (usually 75%-90%) of the tuition cost.

814-863-4288 • smd18@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/language-institute/startalk-arabic-academy-for-students

The Pennsylvania State University (teacher)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A Blended Learning Professional Development Program for Teachers

Arabic • Residential Program
  • May 20, 2015June 17, 2015: online preparation (online)
  • June 21, 2015June 26, 2015: onsite workshop (face-to-face)
  • July 20, 2015July 31, 2015: online follow-up (online)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

This partly residential, partly online professional development program for teachers of Arabic – at middle school, high school, and college levels – welcomes new teachers, graduate students planning careers to include teaching Arabic, teachers of other subjects preparing to offer Arabic, and experienced teachers of Arabic seeking to learn and share current methodologies. This blended learning program includes (1) on-line preparation, May 20-June 17; (2) an on-campus residential workshop at Penn State, June 21-26; and (3) on-line follow up, July 20-31. The on-campus workshop runs parallel with our STARTALK elementary Arabic program for high school and college students. The teacher program provides practice in innovative teaching methods for Modern Standard Arabic, focusing on helping teachers remain in the target language (using little or no English) in the classroom. Participants earn university credits upon completion of the program. Tuition and fees for two credits will be paid by the Academy. Participants may enroll for a third credit, not paid by the Academy. For the duration of the residential workshop, overnight accommodations and partial cost of meals will be provided and paid by the Academy. We anticipate that accommodations will be in a hotel located within walking distance to campus.

814-863-4288 • smd18@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/language-institute/startalk-arabic-academy-for-teachers

The Pennsylvania State University (student)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A College Credit Program for High School and College Students to Learn Arabic

Arabic
  • June 11, 2015July 8, 2015: STARTALK Arabic Academy (face-to-face)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State's University Park Campus, now in its seventh year, is an ambitious, intensive summer language program for 20 high school and college students to begin their study of Arabic while earning university credits. This 4-week program, which is taught by an experienced, multinational team of instructors, provides students with four and a half hours of classes Monday through Friday mornings; opportunities to practice the language, learn more about the culture, and relax over lunchtime; and afternoon immersion sessions twice weekly. As in previous years, we plan to use Skype or similar technology for interactions with students in Morocco. Our student-centered, communicative approach is designed to enable beginners to enjoy using Modern Standard Arabic in class from the start. Our curriculum includes many activities focused on a theme that reflects authentic and diverse situations in the Arabic-speaking world, while providing a realistic context for developing students' speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. For Summer 2015, our theme will be "Let's Open a Restaurant!" Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn Penn State university credits (4 credits of Arabic 001). Students receive scholarships that pay most (usually 75%-90%) of the tuition cost.

814-863-4288 • smd18@psu.eduhttp://www.outreach.psu.edu/language-institute/startalk-arabic-academy-for-students

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus) (student)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State

Arabic • June 14, 2010 July 9, 2010
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The STARTALK Arabic Academy provides a unique opportunity for high school and college students to study Arabic in a four-week, intensive, innovative program. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive 4 Penn State college credits. The program is designed for beginners, who will take Penn State’s first college course in Arabic (ARAB 001). Scholarships will cover most or nearly all the cost of tuition. The Arabic Academy is integrated into Penn State's well-established Summer Language Institute and will be held on the university's main campus in the rural geographic center of Pennsylvania. During this four-week program (June 14-July 9), students will have four hours of classroom instruction in Modern Standard Arabic, Monday through Friday, along with several special program components: • a multinational instructional team, which will give students exposure to several Arabic dialects and to diverse cultures in various parts of the Arabic-speaking world; • Afternoon Immersion sessions, which include projects, games, events, and other activities in which Arabic will be used; • daily interactions with Penn State students who speak Arabic (international students or U.S. students returned from study abroad); and • international conversation-partnerships, via SKYPE or similar technologies, with students in Tunisia who are learning English.

814-863-0589 • bjr19@psu.eduhttp://complit.la.psu.edu/STARTALKArabicAcademy.htm

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (student)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A College Credit Program for High School and College Students to Learn Arabic

Arabic • June 13, 2013July 10, 2013
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State's University Park Campus, now in its fifth year, is an ambitious, intensive summer language program for 20 high school and college students to begin their study of Arabic while earning university credits. This 4-week program, which is taught by an experienced, multinational team of instructors, provides students with four and a half hours of classes Monday through Friday mornings; opportunities to practice the language, learn more about the culture, and relax over lunchtime; and afternoon immersion sessions Monday through Thursday. As in previous years, we plan to use Skype or similar technology for interactions with students in Tunisia. Our student-centered, communicative approach is designed to enable beginners to enjoy using Modern Standard Arabic in class from the start. Our curriculum includes many activities focused on a theme that reflects authentic and diverse situations in the Arabic-speaking world, while providing a realistic context for developing students' speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. For Summer 2013, our theme will be "Let's Open a Restaurant!" Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn Penn State university credits (4 credits of Arabic 001). Students receive scholarships that pay most (usually 75%-90%) of the tuition cost.

814-867-1665 • rme13@psu.eduhttp://omcphplive.outreach.psu.edu/omc/language-institute/startalk-arabic-academy-for-students/

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (teacher)

STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State: A Professional Development Program for Teachers

Arabic • June 22, 2013June 29, 2013Residential Program
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

This partly residential, partly online professional development program for teachers of Arabic – at middle school, high school, and college levels – welcomes new teachers, graduate students planning careers to include teaching Arabic, teachers of other subjects who are preparing to offer Arabic, and experienced teachers of Arabic seeking to learn and share current methodologies. This blended learning program includes (1) on-line preparation, May 22-June 19; (2) an on-campus residential workshop at Penn State, June 22-29; and (3) on-line follow up, July 5-19. The on-campus workshop runs parallel with our STARTALK elementary Arabic program for high school and college students. The teacher program provides practice in innovative teaching methods for Modern Standard Arabic, focusing on helping teachers remain in the target language (using little or no English) in the classroom. Participants earn university credits upon completion of the program. Tuition and fees for two credits will be paid by the Academy. Participants may enroll for a third credit, not paid by the Academy. For the duration of the residential workshop, room and board will be provided and paid by the Academy. We anticipate that accommodations will be in a hotel located within walking distance from campus.

814-867-1665 • rme13@psu.eduhttp://omcphplive.outreach.psu.edu/omc/language-institute/startalk-arabic-academy-for-teachers/

The School District of Philadelphia (student)

STARTALK Philadelphia Summer Academy in Mandarin Chinese

Chinese • June 29, 2010 July 23, 2010
  • STARTALK Philadelphia Summer Empowerment Academy in Mandarin Chinese, Philadelphia, PA

The STARTALK Philadelphia Summer Empowerment Academy in Mandarin Chinese will enhance and strengthen the district’s Chinese language program, which boasts nearly 2,000 students at the Pre-K through 12 levels, by developing students’ oral proficiency and cultural competence, thus moving students closer to superior language proficiency. The program will provide 110 student contact hours in a four-week immersion program that will culminate in a cultural performance that demonstrates student learning. The program will be offered free of charge to up to 75 students entering or currently enrolled in Philadelphia public high schools that offer Chinese language.

215-400-5697 • mmillsto@philasd.orghttp://www.philasd.org

The School District of Philadelphia (student)

STARTALK Philadelphia Summer Academy in Modern Standard Arabic

Arabic • June 29, 2010 July 23, 2010
  • STARTALK Philadelphia Summer Empowerment Academy in Modern Standard Arabic, Philadelphia, PA

STARTALK Philadelphia Summer Empowerment Academy in Modern Standard Arabic is a four-week language immersion program offered to 75 students entering or currently enrolled in the district’s Arabic world language program, which currently enrolls 450 students at the high school level. The program aims to increase the numbers of students who reach superior level proficiency in Arabic language through an intensive 110-hour curriculum. Another goal of the program is to reinforce the language learning through music and theatre techniques provided by national (Joseph Tayoun) and international (Simon Shaheen) musicians; and by the internationally acclaimed playwright, Samuel Ghali. The program will primarily serve students at the junior novice level of proficiency. The program will culminate in a staged performance to demonstrate fluency in the language and knowledge of Arabic arts and cultures.

215-400-5697 • mmillsto@philasd.orghttp://www.philasd.org

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
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