STARTALK 2015 - Hindi Programs

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Balvihar Hindi School Atlanta VHPA (student)

STARTALK Balvihar Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2015

  • July 8, 2015July 23, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Gwinnett High School, Lawrenceville, GA

STARTALK Balvihar Hindi Language and Culture Summer Camp 2015 is a summer program for 75 middle and high school students, July 8th-23rd, concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will follow a thematic curriculum based on 5 C’s. We are recycling our overarching theme the colorful world of India (Bharat: Its Art and Industry). This will allow the concepts of Environment and STEM to be recycled (useful for returning students) This theme will have carefully designed curriculum with chosen sub-themes to address students’ interests particularly in health and hygiene (Traditional and Modern practices), fashion ( eco-friendly approach) and music ( Influence of Mathematics),and some of the existing and emerging industries in these fields. An action-oriented program like ours through comprehensive but comprehensible input through arts & crafts, sports, reading and listening with TPR activities and story-telling makes it very appealing to students. The camp will begin daily at 9:00 am with Yoga and end at 5:00pm. It will be a total immersion program where the target language and culture will prevail. The real-life interactive communication will be taken to a higher level. By the end of the program students will know and use basic Hindi structures and the Devanagari script.

770-962-2669 • msrtiwari@gmail.com

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), U of MN (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 8, 2015June 28, 2015: TTLO Course (online)
  • Completely online, MN

This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee). For more details, please see the program website.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.edu

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • May 22, 2015June 7, 2015: Introductory Modules (online)
  • June 8, 2015June 10, 2015: Workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 12, 2015July 2, 2015: Follow-up Modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by three additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 •

Chinmaya Mission Chicago - Yamunotri Campus (student)

Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2015 (CMSSHC-15)

  • July 20, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Center, Grayslake, IL

Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2015 (CMSSHC-15) will take place at Chinmaya Mission's Yamunotri Campus (30877, N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL, 60030, July 20th to August 7th, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering 90 instructional hours per student over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for 3 weeks) with the theme : "My Designer Town". This program will introduce 36 students of ages 10 to 12 years to conversational and written Hindi at novice high level. As the outcome of the program, students will be able to communicate in all three modes of communication in Hindi, talk about themselves, their families, friends, likes, dislikes, daily routine, ask others about similar details, make plans. They will design their ideal town to live in after virtually visiting five towns in India, and invite others to live in / visit their town by describing its specialties (location, topography, weather, food, celebrations). Students will be able to make connections with different disciplines, such as science, math, geography, weather, history, art, nutrition, and compare / contrast languages and culture of USA and India. They will learn negotiating, problem-solving skills, which can easily be applied outside the classroom, making them life-long learners.

847-537-4710 • vidya@balodyan.com

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages at Concordia Language Villages

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 1, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of critical languages. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Jing Zhao, a Chinese immersion teacher, serves as co-instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $350.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.edu

Department of English Language Learners and Student Support. New York City Department of Education (student)

STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program

  • July 1, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, NY

STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program is a unique program for middle and high school students. This program is supported by the Department of English Language Learners and Student Support/New York City Department of Education. This program admits native or non-native students interested in learning Hindi language and want to maintain their heritage language, culture and identity. STARTALK summer program offers dynamic language instruction that follows the National Foreign Language Standards (5 Cs) and align daily lessons to the the New York State Languages Other Than English standards. Students get an opportunity to communicate via skype with students in India and practice their conversation in the target language. Eligible students earn a high school foreign language credit. Students with language proficiency may take Hindi foreign language test from the New York University and earn foreign language college credits from the New York University. As an extension to the summer program, there are weekend cultural and community based programs in the fall. Registration and placement will be on Monday, June 29, 2015 and Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Classes will be for four weeks tentatively from Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015. For information, contact Sushma Malhotra

212-666-1919 Ext. 2073 •

Educators Society for Heritage of India (student)

STARTALK ESHI Hindi Summer Camp in Marlboro, NJ

  • 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: Only online applications are accepted. Please forward this flyer to your family and friends. Contact: Mr. Brij Gupta: 732-331-5636 ( Dr. Ved Chaudhary: 732-972-1489 (

732-414-8120 • ved.chaudhary@gmail.com

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

This is STARTALK: May I Take Your Order?

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi
  • June 8, 2015June 15, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

.HEB ISD’s May I Take Your Order? will provide 3 weeks and 91 hours of student-centered learning and instruction in Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese to rising 6th and 7th graders, and intermediate level practice for 8th-11th grade students. At the end of this academy, we expect students to achieve novice level oral proficiency in their language of choice. The learning outcomes are based on the goals outlined in the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, the state LOTE and IB standards. To meet the novice and intermediate level proficiency, our students will engage in the target language to socialize and provide information. Cultural goals will be achieved when students demonstrate an understanding of some of the cultural practices and perspectives of India, China, or the ME. For example, students will explain the creation of authentic cuisine in simple Hindi, Mandarin, or Arabic and how these practices and perspectives may have changed over time. Resources, including technology, will enable students to use the language to make connections with other cultures and subject areas. Activities will enable students to use the language both within and beyond our school setting.

817-399-7580 Ext. 7580 • tamarahaddad@hebisd.edu

India Center of Westchester, Inc. (student)

STARTALK-Hindi/Urdu/Language Immersion Summer Program in Hudson Valley, 2015

Hindi, Urdu
  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Scarsdale Middle School, Scarsdale, NY

The Hudson Valley STARTALK program will offer three weeks of standards based interactive Hindi/Urdu language and culture learning opportunities to 70 elementary and middle school students. Learners will develop language proficiency, art and cultural perspective by exploring several ancient and world heritage architectural wonders of India/Pakistan. Theme based games, competitions, hands-on arts and craft projects such as ‘Decorative Folks Arts and Craft’, ‘Secular Art and Architecture’ and ‘Self Sustaining Miniature Neighborhood’ will provide opportunities to language learners to engage in a meaningful communication and collaborative work. Students' placement will be based on pre-program informal ACTFL OPI, writing sample, reading CASLS/CAPS and LinguaFolio. Our instructors will use differentiated instruction and various formative assessments such as four corners, think pair share, graphic organizer, exit cards and NCSSFL/ACTFL Can Do Statements to address students' needs. Instructors will use authentic materials to design and incorporate novice and intermediate higher sub- level tasks to motivate learners to grow their language proficiency. To motivate intermediate level students gain Advanced mid/high level proficiency NYU Proficiency test will be offered based on teacher recommendations. Students will visit a local house built on ancient Vastu Shastra of architecture and construction and a Mosque and a Temple.

914-319-9396 • sushmak171@gmail.com

International Hindi Association (student)

Startalk Ohio Hindi Summer Camp 2015

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

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

330-622-1377 • kirankhaitan@yahoo.com

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 •

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 •

Mudra Arts Center (Hindi Student Program) (student)

Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program

  • July 6, 2015July 25, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program, Ashburn, VA

The Mudra Arts Center Hindi STARTALK Program is a program for 52 elementary and middle school students to be held July 6th - July 25th six hours a day concluding with a graduation ceremony. The program will be based on the theme "Me and My World: Expanding Spheres." The program incorporates STEM content and will be based on the 5 C’s. There will be a special focus on natural life sciences and health, and target culture related to this focus will be integrated in each unit. Age-appropriate activities such as yoga, arts & crafts, sports, and stories will also contribute to making it a fun experience. The program includes a thematically integrated field trip to a museum and daily authentic meals integrated with the theme of nutrition. Our program will offer Hindi on a continuing basis after the summer program through weekly classes.

571-432-6920 • bakegingerbread@aol.com

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.com

New York University (teacher)

STARTALK Teacher Training Program in Hindi and Urdu

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 1, 2015June 13, 2015: First online portion (online)
  • June 16, 2015June 20, 2015: Onsite at NYU (face-to-face)
  • June 23, 2015June 27, 2015: Second online portion (online)
  • The Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastren Studies at NYU, New York, NY

This teacher-training workshop is an intensive 3 week online and 1 week residential program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of school, community and college teachers of Hindi and Urdu. Participants learn the up-to-date student-centered, project and performance-based, standards-based teaching methodologies in a learning-by-doing environment. They are required to develop, observe and critique classroom procedures, strategies and teaching techniques. The program includes a cultural component whereby participants learn how to use the resources available in a community environment. The program is based on a state-approved course which is a part of the curriculum of the Master’s program in Foreign Language Teaching at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, modified for the needs of the seminar. The workshop will be held June 1-13 and June 23-27 online and June 16-21 on site. The online segment includes reading assignments and reaction/journal entries, viewing and critiquing video-recorded classes, development of tasks and activities. It is asynchronous with 2 live chat sessions per week. The on-site component runs for 5 hours daily (9:00am -3:00pm.) Every session consists of interactive presentations and modeling of best practices by a second language acquisition specialist and of hands-on language-specific applications supervised by language experts.

212-998-8871 • arthur.starr@nyu.edu

Northern Virginia Community College (teacher)


Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 29, 2015July 10, 2015: NOVASTARTALK F2F Workshops (face-to-face)
  • NOVA Arlington Center, Arlington,, VA

NOVASTARTALK is a face to face workshop that features standards-based instruction on the appropriate use of technology to teach World Languages in STARTALK programs and in the home institutions of STARTALK teachers. The faculty members of NOVASTARTALK are known or their expertise in technology-enhanced language teaching and learning. The focus of the workshop is the technology toolkit that each participant puts together over the course of a week of instruction. This toolkit allows the teachers to implement a similar program at their home institutions. There are two seperate NOVASTARTALK sessions with different applications and foci. Teachers are encouraged to sign up for week one if they have never been to NOVASTARTALK before. They are encouraged to sign up for week two if they are proficient in basic technologies or if they are returning to NOVASTARTALK after a previous workshop. Participants should not sign up for NOVASTARTALK unless they are able to attend from 9-5 for the five consecutive days of the session . For information on our program contact Program Director Laura Franklin at 703-845-6325.

703-845-6242 • lfranklin@nvcc.edu

Stanford University/California World Language Project (teacher)

Stanford University CWLP Teacher Leadership Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 17, 2015July 22, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

This residential program, Leadership Development for Teachers of STARTALK Languages and Cultures, is especially designed for teachers who have experienced the highest level of success in implementing the STARTALK-Endorsed Principles in their classrooms and provide them with the leadership skills that will enable them to play leadership roles in their schools and districts to advance the mission of STARTALK. These roles include planning programs and curricula, leading professional development activities, becoming cooperating/master teachers for teacher candidates, mentoring and coaching their colleagues to implement best practices in their classrooms and serving in different committees and task forces designed to strengthen teaching and learning of the STARTALK languages. The program will continue to strengthen the participants’ linguistic and cultural knowledge and especially their pedagogical practices, but will concentrate its efforts on building a cadre of teachers who can play leadership roles in program planning, curriculum development, assessment practices in their districts, schools, and local organizations, including the designing and planning of STARTALK programs. Attention will also be placed on preparing the participants to support Master/Cooperating teachers in the essential function of preparing the next generation of STARTALK anguage educators.

650-736-9042 •

The Partnership to Advance Learning (teacher)

Teachers Mentoring Teachers: Building the STARTALK Legacy

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
  • August 10, 2015August 21, 2015: Module 1 (Developing Learning Targets) (online)
  • August 17, 2015August 28, 2015: Module 2 (Checking for Understanding) (online)
  • August 24, 2015September 4, 2015: Module 3 (Conducting Performance Assessment) (online)
  • Memphis, TN

Designed for any teacher as well as instructional leads in STARTALK programs, this online course will help participants use resources identified by the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Project to increase their effectiveness. Participants will be able to complete up to 100 hours of professional learning through four online modules. Module 1 will provide an in-depth look at choosing learning targets not only focused on language and cultural competencies, but also how to develop “LEARNING TARGETS” that allow learners to connect and compare to other content areas, and demonstrate their learning in their community. Module 2 will provide the opportunity to see how carefully identified learning targets ease a teachers implementation of strategies for “USING THE TARGET LANGUAGE” and providing comprehensible input. Module 3 will ask participants to develop an understanding of the role of assessment in meeting the National Standards through the development of their own “PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS.” Module 4 will ask participants to reflect on their own effectiveness and develop a growth plan based on the “TELL PROJECT”. Each module includes videos, readings, threaded discussions, coaching sessions, and online chats with expert consultants. Within each module, participants will have a choice of assessment tasks to demonstrate their learning.

901-734-0871 • info@advance-learning.org

U & H Properties LLC (student)

Young Learners of Hindi and Urdu Languages

Hindi, Urdu
  • August 3, 2015August 22, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Warnsdorfer Elementary School, East Brunswick, NJ

“Lets Get Arty: Learn Hindi-Urdu Creatively" is a theme-based, standards driven, three weeks program that is designed to integrate Indian and Pakistani art and traditions with language learning and cultural goals. This program is designed for both heritage and non-heritage students from grades K-2. Differentiated instructional strategies will accommodate the varied needs of lower elementary students who are from heritage and non-heritage backgrounds. Age appropriate play based language learning activities will be embedded to accommodate the needs of the young learners in daily instruction. Performance based assessments will measure students’ gain of Hindi and Urdu language proficiency.

201-790-2001 • hmohiuddin@gmail.com

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop: Materials Development

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 28, 2015July 2, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

In spite of the large number of Heritage Language Learners (HLL) in K-16 classrooms, language instructors in the U.S. are not prepared to teach them and few methodologies, curricula, or materials for teaching HLLs are available. This challenge is compounded in all STARTALK languages because they are less commonly taught and the teachers are often required to create their own materials. This teacher workshop is designed to help language teachers learn how to develop suitable materials for their students by focusing on instructional materials that answer the needs of HLLs. The workshop will be designed to impart the principles and methods of HL materials development. The workshop also aims to create a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in the field of HL instruction. We hope that teachers who participate in the workshop will commit to re-teaching “lessons learned” at their institution or in their region when they return home. The instructors are Dr. Olga Kagan, UCLA ,and Dr. Maria Carreira, CSULB.

310-825-2510 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Online Certificate for Heritage Language Instruction

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • September 1, 2015September 15, 2015: Program segment (online)
  • UCLA Center for World Languages/NHLRC, Los Angeles, CA

Since 2009, the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) has held annual week-long summer workshops at UCLA that have aimed to train teachers of STARTALK languages in heritage language (HL) pedagogy, in particular, methodologies, materials and curricula. In order to promote greater access to the material covered in our summer workshops, we will develop the first phase (3 modules) of an online Certificate in HL Instruction. When completed, the online certificate will consist of six modules that are based on the curriculum of our past face-to-face summer workshops, our reflections on this content, participants’ evaluations, and comments from STARTALK observers. Portions of the online certificate will be piloted this summer with participants from past Heritage Language Teacher Workshops.

310-825-2510 •

University of Pennsylvania (student)

UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program

Hindi, Urdu • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2015July 31, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The UPenn Hindi-Urdu Startalk Program will offer instruction in Hindi and Urdu to 25 undergraduate and high school students. The program will take place from July 13-31 and will meet Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Students will learn to communicate through a hands-on, student-centered, and standards-based curriculum that will highlight both commonalities and diverse elements in Hindi and Urdu language and culture. Students will experience South Asia through virtual visits to its various regions. The program includes for-credit and non-credit, as well as residential and non-residential options. It offers tuition and housing scholarships for students interested in pursuing the for-credit option.

831-383-9913 •

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District (student)

STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Immersion Program

Hindi, Urdu
  • August 3, 2015August 14, 2015: on site (face-to-face)
  • August 17, 2015August 21, 2015: follow up (online)
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, West Windsor, NJ

Hindi, Urdu Immersion Program • August 3, 2015– August 21, 2015, Grover Middle School, West Windsor, NJ. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in collaboration with New York University proposes a STARTALK student program for Hindi and Urdu languages. The classes will be offered to 70 students, heritage and non heritage learners, from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students will participate in onsite/online instruction for three weeks. Two weeks of face to face instruction will be followed by one week of online instruction combining synchronous and asynchronous communicative tools for learning the language. The proficiency level of the students will vary from novice to advance for Hindi and Urdu languages both, depending upon the exposure to the language at home or in the community and also prior learning of the language in the community schools or back home in India or Pakistan. No prior knowledge of Hindi and Urdu is required. A typical camp day will run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Instructional hours will focus on learning the literacy skills which students will take beyond classrooms and learn to apply in real life situations. Trained teachers will make the program engaging and challenging.

609-275-1968 • rb154@nyu.edu

Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc. (student)


  • July 27, 2015August 14, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Nash Elementary Shool, Harleysville, PA

YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Camp 2015, a three-week (105 hours) immersion program for 45 primary and middle school students, is based on national standards and STARTALK endorsed principles for effective learning and teaching. This project-based program will provide opportunities to use the language in a variety of core subjects, a field trip and extra-mural activities-all in target language. Prior to the program students will be provided online materials in order to help them familiarize with Hindi alphabets, words and phrases and audio-visual content. In the post-program period we will guide students to complete online activities in order to help them continue their Hindi learning. We will dedicate three hours for direct language instruction with additional time for art, craft, music and dance-all feeding systematically into the vocabulary and structures introduced in the language classes. By the end of the program students will able to handle simple communicative tasks and social situations with increased quantity and quality of speech. They will understand and comprehend many requests and courtesy expressions, read simple connected texts with increased understanding, create with the language and describe familiar and unfamiliar real-life situations while producing evidences of their learning the language and related culture.

732-339-9099 •
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