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    ESHA (Student)

    ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    -- The program will enroll 75 to 80 students in grades 3-8 at Novice and Intermediate levels and will be held inJuly at Marlboro Memorial Middle School for three weeks M-F 8:30-3:30 for a total of 105 contact hours.
    -- The program provides Language instruction based on STARTALK principles while culturally appropriate activities like yoga, music, media lab, project-based learning, outdoor sports and community interaction are included as supporting activities to reinforce language and culture in an integrated fashion with the Theme of Festivals and Fairs of India.
    -- The program aims at improving communication skills by one or two notches according to the ACTFL guidelines and enhancing literacy skills depending upon prior knowledge and training; a secondary goal is to inculcate interest in the Language and culture of India for becoming bilingual citizens.
    -- Learners will be able to name, recognize and identify the salient characteristics of various festivals and fairs in India, participate in an interactive manner with children of their age in India - whom they will interact with Skype sessions, tell stories about festivals, discuss among group of peers which festivals and/or fairs they like most/least, and why.
    -- Integrating culture and language in a fluent way, we plan to make learning fun: for example, activities like yoga, singing songs appropriate for particular fairs/festivals, and project-based learning (e.g., making dioramas) will be encouraged; a dress parade will be held with children wearing costumes of their selected states fair/festival and an actual Mela (fair) will be organized by parents on school premises so children can experience the atmosphere of a mela in India.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 972-1489
    ved.chaudhary@gmail.com
    Program Website

    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Student)

    YHIS-STARTALK CHINESE IMMERSION Student Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    3-5, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YingHua Startalk Student Program is a Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture program good for 36 incoming 3rd to 9th grade students, with diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds and various Chinese proficiency levels ranging from Novice Low to Intermediate mid. Student participants will be actively engaged in 3 weeks of face-to-face, standards-aligned, science-oriented, culturally-enriching, and fully-immersed and theme-based learning opportunities, followed by 8 weeks of twice-weekly meetings after school, and 4 months of online learning. Beyond the Program, student participants can choose to remain engaged with the vibrant learning community from YingHua International School. Special marketing attention will be focused on the underprivileged areas such as Franklin Park, Somerset, NJ, to ensure that students who have not been exposed to Chinese learning, who are outside of community-based weekend language schools and well-funded high school language programs, are able to benefit from the Startalk program. Strong pedagogical leadership, well-crafted curricular design, the expertise and experience of teachers, together with a low student-teacher ratio, will guarantee the high quality of YingHua Startalk Student Program.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    MICHELLE.TAN@YHIS.ORG
    Program Website

    HINDI SANGAM FOUNDATION (Student)

    SANGAM-FRANKLIN STARTALK HINDI 2018

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 16, 2018 – August 2, 2018: Learn Hindi by Story Telling (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Sangam-Franklin STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2018, a three week language immersion program, aims at improving literacy skills and cultural experience of 40 rising six to ninth graders of diverse backgrounds. 2. The overarching theme of 'Storytelling', is divided into three sub themes of 'Personal and Family Stories', 'Cultural Stories about Animals and Birds' and 'Contemporary Stories About Role Model', will prepare students communicate in culturally appropriate manners, describe familiar and some unfamiliar real life situations in simple language, read and write simple texts in Hindi and reflect upon their thoughts and ideas in appropriate contexts. 3. The program goals and learning episodes are outlined in the program curricula for two levels-Novice and Intermediate-based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning. 4. We will use visual based authentic material for developing our lesson goals and learning episodes to be implemented in learner-centered classrooms through the process of gradual release of responsibilities from the instructor to students. 5. A combination of online and onsite learning plan will be implemented during the post program period from September 2018 to February 2019.

    Contact(s)
    (732) 318-9891
    hindiconferencenyc2014@gmail.com

    West Windsor-Plainsboro RSD (Student)

    Hindi and Urdu Immersion Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Immersion Program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Grover Middle School, West windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Hindi and Urdu Program Immersion Program will run from July 9 till July 27, 2018. The program will enroll 70 students for Hindi and Urdu language, 35 for Hindi and 35 for Urdu language whose proficiency will vary from Novice to Advanced. The instructional hours will be from 9.00 am to 3.00pm for three weeks onsite. The theme of the program is " Where Our Dreams Take Us: Immigration and Identity". The curriculum follows the backward design model and at the completion of the three week program students will be able to perform tasks in Novice to Advance range in accordance with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for k-12 students(1999).

    Contact(s)
    (609) 275-1968
    rb154@nyu.edu
    Program Website