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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

    YINGHUA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Teacher)

    YHIS-STARTALK Chinese Immersion Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 20, 2018 – July 3, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • YingHua International School, Kingston, NJ
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    YingHua STARTALK Teacher Program is an intensive 12-day training program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Mandarin Chinese. Participating teachers of varying levels of expertise, experience, and preparedness, learn to incorporate World-Readiness standards, immersion and inquiry-based learning principles in their teaching, and continue to advance their understanding of Startalk-endorsed principles and techniques. The key components of the program involve two types of learning: direct teaching by highly-qualified instructors known for their expertise in the field of world language education, and hands-on teaching and re-teaching experience in close collaboration with the YingHua Startalk Student Program. Participants will design and deliver lessons first to peers and then to real-world students, receiving immediate feedback from peers and instructors on their lessons, which they will then revise and re-teach with higher quality. This focus on the reflection and refinement process will provide participants the opportunity to develop skills they can implement in their classrooms in the real world immediately or as soon as the fall.

    Contact(s)
    (609) 375-8015
    michelle.tan@yhis.org

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