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    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
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    Kean University (Teacher)

    Kean STARTALK 2018 Hindi/Urdu Teacher Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • July 23, 2018 – August 11, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Kean University, Union, NJ
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The 2018 Kean Teacher Program is designed for heritage, native or non-native speakers of Hindi or Urdu that have 2 or more years experience teaching in heritage language schools, in STARTALK Programs and/or have previously attended NYU STARTALK Teacher Training Programs. The blended learning program will enroll 7 Hindi and 6 Urdu teachers in credit-bearing graduate coursework leading to a Master’s Degree in Hindi and Urdu Language Pedagogy. Teachers in the first MA cohort will pursue 4.5 credit hours of onsite pedagogy coursework while concurrently engaging in clinical observation and practice during the Kean Student Hindi and Urdu Summer Program and teachers in the second cohort will pursue 9-credit hours of content, theory and pedagogy online coursework as part of the Extended Teacher Program. Program outcomes include: acquisition of pedagogical knowledge and skills (contemporary, research-based instructional methods and assessment practices) through summer onsite courses that include integration of content, theory and pedagogy into clinical practice in the Student Program and acquisition of content (language, literature and linguistics) through extended online courses. Credits earned in graduate courses may be used to fulfill licensure requirements or to pursue Alternate Route Certification Programs offered in most states.

    Contact(s)
    (908) 892-4712
    jjensen224@gmail.com
    Program Website

    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