STARTALK 2015 - Urdu Programs

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Allama Iqbal Community Center (student)

Allama Iqbal Community Center STARTALK Program

  • June 29, 2015July 17, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • PS 217, Brooklyn, NY

The program will be held at P.S. 217, Colonel David Marcus School in Brooklyn, NY. Classes will be held daily from 9:00 to 3:30 over three weeks in June and July and continued learning classes will be offered on weekends through the end of the funding cycle in February. The program will target Urdu-heritage children, and we will market the program through community channels including local Urdu newspapers and radio shows, fliers at local stores, mosques, and churches, and through our center’s extensive contacts list. We are extremely excited about the prospect of using this STARTALK grant to continue promoting Urdu study in the Pakistani-American community in Brooklyn, NY. Thank you for considering the need of the community. We will try our outmost efforts to conduct this program in best possible way. We try to up grade our standards to surpass the expectations of Startalk . We have the full support of the community and community leaders to employ the language in school district for future, and we are able to target this aim due to our Startalk Urdu program.

917-383-9000 •

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 •

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

D.C.9 Metropolitan Urdu Center (student)

DC Metro Startalk Urdu Program 2015

  • July 20, 2015August 5, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Rolling Valley Elementary School, 6703 Barnack Dr, West Springfield, VA

Northern Virginia is home to a large and vibrant Urdu-speaking community that is enthusiastic about maintaining its language and culture. And we offers a colorful celebration of Urdu and the diversity of Pakistan. The DC9 Urdu STARTALK Program will provide instruction to 50 upper elementary, middle, and high school students, based on the theme “A Trip to Pakistan.” In addition to providing another quality learning experience, we also aim to further mobilize the community around the goal of establishing a more regular and sustained Urdu program in our community. This year we are adding an advanced level class to our program and are planning to prepare our students for the Fairfax County Credit Exam for World Languages. We are hopeful that by preparing some of students for the county language proficiency exam and having support from the community and local leaders we could persuade school officials to consider introducing Urdu in local public schools. Considering the positive impact of art projects on students' language learning we will include the art project in our curriculum this year as well. We will hire an internationally recognized truck artist, Haider Ali to conduct workshops on the Pakistani truck art incorporated in our curriculum.

571-221-0308 • saziz9@yahoo.com

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

Indus Arts Council (student)

Indus Arts Council StarTalk Urdu 2015

  • July 22, 2015August 11, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Maryam Islamic Center, Sugar Land, TX

The Indus Arts Council Urdu STARTALK Program will offer another exciting fifteen-day hands-on learning opportunity to 50 local upper elementary and middle school students to improve their Urdu language skills and their familiarity with Urdu culture. Students will improve their proficiency in Urdu language and culture through an engaging curriculum that integrates age-appropriate content goals with language learning and cultural goals. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu-speaking community and it will help promote the study of and awareness of Urdu and its culture in the Houston area.

281-777-1007 • indusartscouncil@gmail.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 •

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

National Youth Organization of Pakistan (student)

Brooklyn BRICK STARTALK Urdu Program

  • August 3, 2015August 21, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Communities & Knowledge ( BRICK ) is this the organization who will be sponsoring the program. BRICK is planning to offer a 15 days program in learning Urdu in conjunction with the diversity of Pakistani culture and society. We aim to serve about 60 number of middle- and high-school students recruited from the local communities of Kensington and Midwood. These neighborhoods are located in the epicenter of a growing Urdu-speaking immigrant population, which is one of the fastest-growing in New York City, with between 20 – 40 % growth in the past 10 years. There is a strong demand in the community and school district for Urdu programs that can use the heritage language to develop language and critical thinking skills, foster communication between parents, children and community members, and promote respect for diversity and self esteem. Improving heritage language skills creates effects beyond language acquisition, positive identity development, improved family relations, and decreased acculturate stress. We have selected the theme of “Our Stories, Our World” to provide a way to integrate language learning with learning from family and community, learning about Pakistan’s diverse cultures and history, and learning through using technology and creating art.

347-933-7938 • nyopngo@hotmail.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

Pak American Community Center (student)

Pak American Community Center Startalk Program

  • 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 •

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 •

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

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
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