Find a Summer Program

All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These programs are listed below. Please check back for information on program dates early next year.

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    New York University (Demonstration Teacher Program)

    Teacher Training Summer Institute

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Hindi, Urdu

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York, NY
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    This online/on-site teacher training summer institute emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants develop engaging tasks in the three modes of communication in real-life and meaningful contexts with backwards design. They design and demo- or micro-teach lessons with focus on learner proficiency and background, use of the target language and making it comprehensible, and based on the use of authentic materials. Participants demonstrate their abilities through four key assessments: a) peer-teaching of a 'food' activity (less experienced) or lesson (more experienced), b) authentic material based interpretive task, c) an in-person micro-teaching lesson and d) a presentation of three connected lessons (for less experienced) or a thematic unit (for more experienced) through 'gallery walk'. Teachers are trained to apply and demonstrate their knowledge of the standards, specifically the communication and culture standards, effective instructional strategies, comprehensive input and authentic materials to their diverse teaching settings for Hindi/Urdu and Arabic. STARTALK@NYU recruits 21 school, heritage school or college teachers. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency with limited formal training. Our curriculum is designed to be interactive and hands-on even during the online portion. We model instructional techniques, so that participants experience the methods and approaches that they need to implement in their own micro-teaching and teaching after the program.

    Contact(s)
    (212) 998-8872
    james.ryan@nyu.edu
    Program Website

    Kanti Hindi Kendra (Student Program)

    STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Immersion

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will enroll 80 novice and intermediate level heritage language learners (1 to 8 grade) from local early elementary to middle schools. To provide meaningful Hindi language learning experience to its participants, program’s 91 hours instruction will be based on student friendly overarching theme of ‘Let’s Save the Endangered Animals and Their Habitat'. Thematically organized and the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages based curriculum and instruction will facilitate and engage both the first time students to learn and returning students to further grow their Hindi language skills, and cultural understanding. To address and meet the needs of all learners, pre-program informal Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) will be conducted, and based on the outcome, learners will be placed in age and level appropriate classes. The outcome for 80 Hindi language learners at the end of the program will be their ability to demonstrate gains in Hindi language proficiency and cultural competence at higher sub-level in three modes of communication. The program will also provide continued Hindi language and culture learning opportunity to the participants during its 20 week blended post program from September 2020- March 2021.

    Contact(s)
    (914) 962-7076
    sushmak171@gmail.com
    Program Website