STARTALK 2015 - Programs in NJ

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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

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 •

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 •

Rutgers, The State University (teacher)

STARTALK Rutgers Chinese Teacher Leadership Program 2015

  • June 26, 2015July 24, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ

The focus of this year's program is on the development of leadership skills. New teachers will learn to expand their skill sets in the following areas: classroom management, lesson design, teacher presence and confidence, presentational skills, and professional English. The program orientation will be on June 27th. Program participants will meet full days from July 6 through July 17th. A follow-up post-program meeting will be on July 24th.

848-932-0790 • mary.curran@gse.rutgers.edu

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

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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