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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

    Kean University (Student)

    Kean University 2018 STARTALK Hindi/Urdu Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 30, 2018 – August 17, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kean University, Union, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Education for All in India and Pakistan” serves as the theme for Kean’s 2018 Building Competency in Hindi and Urdu through Global Project-Based Learning Program. This program is designed for secondary/early post-secondary heritage language learners who wish to gain higher levels of language/culture proficiency in contemporary learning environments through the study of Hindi/Urdu in the real world context of the challenges posed in educating “all” children in India/Pakistan. The program will enroll 30 students in a three-week standards-driven blended learning experience totaling 99-instructional hours. Student outcomes include: demonstration of growth in interpretive reading, presentational writing and presentational speaking, increased linguistic accuracy and use of appropriate verbal and non-verbal strategies in interpersonal and presentational communication, and development of intercultural and global competencies through daily interactions with students from partner schools in India and Pakistan focused on gaining knowledge about and taking action on education equity as a local,regional and global issue.

    Contact(s)
    (908) 892-4712
    jjensen@kean.edu
    Program Website

    West Windsor Public Schools (Student)

    Pre-Kindergarten Mandarin Jump-Start Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2018 – July 13, 2018: Kindergarten Camp (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, West Windsor, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    This three week program is intended to prepare an estimated 40 pre-kindergarten students to enter a Mandarin Chinese Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten in September 2018. It is anticipated that the students will be both pre-literate and have little to no previous knowledge of the language. Program outcomes will include student ability to communicate in all three modes at the Novice Mid proficiency level. The program will run from 9:00 am till 12:00 noon for three weeks (14 days because of July 4th) for a total of 42 instructional hours.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 716-5000 ext 5120
    sherry.sizemore@ww-p.org

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