ESHA STARTALK HINDI SUMMER CAMP 2018
- July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- Marlboro Memorial Middle School, Morganville, NJ
-- 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.