STARTALK 2010 - Hindi Student Programs

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Belanno (student)

Star Talk : We are World Ambassadors

Hindi, Swahili • August 2, 2010 August 13, 2010
  • Boys and Girls Brigade, Neenah, WI

Your Children Are The Next World Ambassadors. Imagine if everyone in the world could truly understand each other well enough to communicate with one another; to appreciate each other’s differences as much as the things all of us have in common. Imagining a world like this is exactly what Belanno is all about. Our mission is to provide high-quality language and cultural programs for children. We wish to help children grow within different cultures, to increase mutual respect with diverse cultures, and to encourage children to become citizens of the world. From August 2-13, 2010, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, we welcome children ages kindergarten through grade 5 to explore the language and culture of Kenya and India. Students may pick one language/culture to focus on for two weeks - Hindi or Swahili. With qualified teachers who are native speakers, your children will experience firsthand the language and culture of a completely different country. Classes will be in downtown Neenah at the Boys and Girls' Brigade. All children are welcome regardless of their level of experience with the language. Students will be put into classes according to age and ability.

920-843-2214 • cmoubarak@new.rr.com

Howard Community College (student)

Startalk Intensive Critical Language Learning Experience for Howard County Students

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • June 28, 2010 July 29, 2010
  • Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

STARTALK at Howard Community College is an intensive summer language program for high school students. Classes will begin on June 28, 2010 and end on July 29th with a graduation ceremony. Students are in class from 8:30 a.m. -12>30 p.m. Mondays through Thrusdays. STARTALK offers student centered learning opportunity where students are involved in creating language around tasks like meeting and greeting, finding their way arouond town, ordering food in a restaurant, finding out prices for various items. Culture is an integral component of the STARTALK program and language learning is based on cultural content. Students will be able to participate in a variety of cultural activities.

410-772-4861 • cberman@howardcc.edu

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (student)

Startalk Me to We

Chinese, Hindi • June 1, 2010 June 17, 2010
  • Central Junior High School, Euless, TX

Startalk Me to We is offered from June1-June 17, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily to rising 7th and 10th graders. This tuition-free academy to explore Asian cultures and Hindi or Mandarin Chinese is open to both in-district and out-of-district students. While the program is designed to enhance oral communicative skills, measures of sucess will also include evaluation of some written exercises. The academy will focus on thematic units introducing students to their immediate world as well as communicating in the target language in simulated travel situations. When students can demonstrate through hands-on, activity-based daily exercises, group and individual projects, and other performance-based assessments, their commitment to communicate across borders and cultures, to respect their own culture and others, an awareness of global issues, and confidence to communicate in a language other than their own, we will know that our program outcomes have been met.

817-399-3379 • BhavaniParpia@hebisd.edu

Kean University (student)

Kean Startalk Hindi Student Program 2010

Hindi • May 24, 2010 June 5, 2010
  • Kean University, Union, NJ

Kean University, New Jersey's third largest institution of higher learning, will launch a 10 day immersion summer program for learning Hindi. The program at Kean will start on May 24, 2010 and will end on June 5, 2010. The participants will learn about a wide range of cultural traditions of India and through them will learn to understand, read, write, and speak Hindi. Use of emerging technologies will be an important aspect of the program. In order to provide them a first hand exposure to the cultural and social nuances of Indian culture there will be field trips to Indian businesses and places of social, cultural and religious significance. It is hoped that after completion of the program those new to the program will know how to read and write as well as have the ability to communicate in survival situations while other students will be able to use the language in a variety of social situations. The program is open to all current students of Kean University and other college students. Graduating students from high schools are also encouraged to apply. Prior knowledge of Hindi is not a requirement.

732-737-7147 •

Kent State University (student)

Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy in Arabic, Chinese and Hindi

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi • June 13, 2010 July 10, 2010Residential Program
  • Kent Main Campus, Kent, OH
  • STARTALK Teacher Leadership Academy, Kent, OH

The Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy is a four-week residential immersion program for beginning students of Arabic, Chinese and Hindi. The program runs from June 13-July 10, 2010 and is housed in the Honors College of Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio. Students receive college credit for the program and are loaned a laptop computer with all relevant foreign language software for the duration of the program. Participants in the program are exposed to these critical languages in a safe, culture-rich environment. Alumni of the program have gone on to study these languages at some of the most prestigious and demanding language programs in the country.

330-672-1813 • bbaer@kent.edu

New York City Department of Education (student)

STARTALK Summer Hindi Program for High School Students, Thomas A. Edison High School

Hindi • July 5, 2010 July 23, 2010
  • Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education, Jamaica, NY
  • Thomas Edison High School, Jamaica, NY

There will be a STARTALK Summer Hindi Program for high school students at Thomas A. Edison High Schools, Queens, New York. This program will help the students coming to the United States from India to maintain their heritage language and appreciate their culture; as it is one of the less commonly taught “critical need” languages. There will be three classes to address the needs of different language proficiency level of students. Classes will be from July 5, 2010 to July 23, 2010 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Registration for the program will be on July 1st and 2nd. The STARTALK Summer Program will admit any native or non-native students interested in learning Hindi. Students with some background or exposure to Hindi are recommended to participate in this hands-on language learning program. Those students who successfully (pass or fail) complete the three weeks program will be awarded a gift certificate of $100 each. This program will give them an opportunity to get college credits in the foreign language before they enter college. There will be field trips, guest speakers, and cultural activities aligned to the units of curriculum. There will be content-based language instruction with worthwhile “take-aways” for the students.

718-886-9172 •

The Trustees of Indiana University (student)


Hindi, Urdu • June 20, 2010 July 9, 2010Residential Program
  • India studies House (WH), Bloomington, IN

STARTALK-SIPHUR 2010, targeted for high school students and a few college students, is a three-week summer intensive language program that runs from June 21 to July 9. This summer language program is a combined program of Hindi and Urdu, thus students can learn two languages by acquiring both scripts of Hindi and Urdu and also obtain a large vocabulary by being exposed to Hindi and Urdu words. Our program will consist of four components: morning in-class instruction, afternoon extracurricular activities, evening culture classes, and Saturday field-trips. The major instructional goals of our program are for the participants to acquire linguistic and cultural competence to communicate successfully using all three modes, and obtain other learning skills and strategies through learning a new language. They will also develop insight into their native language and culture and begin to compare their native language and culture to the language and culture of the target country. Students will broaden their knowledge and perspectives as curricular contents will be drawn from various disciplines. Students will become life-long learners by using the language with their relatives in the target countries or with local Indian/Pakistani community members, and hopefully continue to use it throughout their lives.

812-855-6697 • indiast@indiana.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: or contact program director Dr. Shaheen Parveen at

215-898-7475 • jchavez@sas.upenn.edu

Unverity of California, Los Angeles (student)

Arabic and Hindi Heritage Heritage Language Class for High School Students

Arabic, Hindi • June 29, 2010 July 29, 2010
  • UCLA Center for World Languages, Los Angeles, CA

These intensive five week courses are for high school students who speak Hindi or Arabic at home and want to develop literacy and a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary South Asian culture. The project-based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Hindi and Arabic, using culturally relevant themes as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking, and reading tasks. Projects will focus on developing academic skills in a content-based curriculum designed to impart cultural literacy. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback. The course is the equivalent of 1 year of high school world language study. This class meets a need for Hindi and Arabic speakers, who have been underserved by world language instruction. Sizable Hindi and Arabic speaking populations live in Los Angeles County and are committed to preserving language and culture. However, survey data shows that most heritage learners of Hindi or Arabic have had minimal in the language, and that their reading and writing skills are rudimentary or nonexistent. Their skill set is typical of many groups of heritage speakers, and their pedagogical needs are different from those of foreign language students. Their development in their home language must be nurtured by literacy.

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

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District (student)

STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Immersion Camp

Hindi, Urdu • July 19, 2010 July 31, 2010
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, Princeton Junction, NJ

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in collaboration with New York University proposes a two week STARTALK student summer immersion program for Hindi and Urdu language for heritage and non heritage learners. The classes will be offered to 60 students, 40 students for Hindi and 20 students for Urdu ranging from 14 to 18 years old. The proficiency levels will vary from novice low to advanced low. Immersing in the language, students will use Hindi-Urdu language in real life situations and do activities in Arts and Crafts and Sports. The curriculum will follow the Backward Design Model incorporating the five C's. The theme of the program is "My Space, Your Space". Students will learn the language by exploring their own space and compare it with spaces of their peers in India and Pakistan. After the completion of two week program students in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 students (1999) will be able to perform tasks in the novice range to intermediate/advanced. Students will be assessed throughout the program. Highly qualified teachers will make the program engaging and challenging for the students.

609-275-1968 • rajni_bhargava@yahoo.com

World Hindi Foundation, Inc. (WHF) (student)

Marlboro K-8 District and WHF Hindi School Summer 2010 StarTalk Program

Hindi • July 12, 2010 July 30, 2010
  • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ

WORLD HINDI FOUNDATION / MARLBORO HINDI SCHOOL, NJ In partnership with MARLBORO TOWNSHIP k-8 BOARD OF EDUCATION, NJ Announces ‘STARTALK’ Summer Day Camp* for Hindi Language and Indian Culture from July 12 through July 30, 2010 at Marlboro Township, New Jersey, for Indian Heritage Learners (age 8 and up) and Non-Heritage Learners (age 10 and up) Camp Timing: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants in small groups will learn Hindi Language and Indian Culture through interactive instruction, hands-on activities, projects and field trips. Curriculum for this program is specially designed by UPenn foreign language professors, K-8 World Language teachers and Marlboro Hindi School teachers. Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided free of charge to all participants. Participants arrange their own transportation. At the completion of the program, participants with perfect attendance will receive certificates. For Camp Registration, pl follow this link: For Further Details, please contact: Dr. Bishan Agrawal 732-536-2688 ( Dr. Ved Chaudhary 732-972-1489 (

732-972-1489 • Ved.Chaudhary@gmail.com

Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc (student)

Startalk Yuva Summer Hindi Camp 2010

Hindi • June 19, 2010 June 28, 2010
  • Berkmar High School, Lilburn, GA

This is a deep immersion Hindi language and culture camp for providing opportunities to 100 young learners of 6th, 7th and 8th graders to become bilingual and bicultural. No prior knowledge of Hindi is required. Students at all levels of proficiency in Hindi (excepting native level) are welcome to apply. Students admitted in the program will be grouped on the basis of their current proficiency level in Hindi. The program will aim at generating students’ interest in Hindi language and the cultures of South Asia through a Standard-based curriculum. Language learning will be through various cultural activities - theater, dance, music, games and yoga, etc. The use of emerging technologies will be an important aspect of the program. Real life opportunities for language use will be provided through field trips and role-plays. Classes will be small for individualized feedback. Students will receive Hindi learning materials (conventional and digital) for continuing with Hindi after the program. The program will be from 9 to 6 everyday with lunch break and two snack breaks. There is a fee of $300 per student out of which $200 check will be returned on the last day of the program upon successful completion of the program.

770-962-2669 • msrtiwari@gmail.com
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