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    Forest Hills High School (Student)

    Forest Hills STARTALK Summer Hindi Program

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Forest Hills High School, Forest Hills, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Forest Hills STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program is a four-week program for heritage, non-heritage and native middle school and high school students. This program is designed to engage students in the rich Hindi language and culture through the STARTALK endorsed principles. Students will virtually visit India, celebrate festivals, explore the impact on the environment, and find optional possible ways to celebrate festivals. Students will read for gist and for detail, communicate and negotiate, create and present final projects related to the theme of the program “Let’s Go Green: Travel, Festivals, and Environment.” Students will produce real-life situations and experiences in India while bringing culture, content, communities, and comparisons through communications (Using Five Cs). Aligned with the theme of the program students will Skype with members of the local Indian heritage community of middle and high school students in India and quantify their learning by investigating and interrogating students in India. This program will recruit and select 45 students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including students returning from the previous STARTALK programs. Students will earn credits for Hindi as a foreign language. This four weeks program will be offered Monday –Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from July 8, 2019, to August 2, 2019

    Contact(s)
    (718) 640-5259
    sushmaved@hotmail.com

    Kanti Hindi Kendra, LLC (Student)

    STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Immersion

    Language(s)

    Hindi

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

    Date(s)
    • July 1, 2019 – July 20, 2019
    Location(s)
    • Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley, NY
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The program will offer 91 hours of learner centered Hindi language learning and culture immersion experience to 86 early elementary to middle school participants (rising 1st to 8th graders). Major goal of the program will be to develop Hindi language competence of all participants (ranging from novice to intermediate level) by at least one higher sub level in three modes of communication. Participants will be placed in level and age- appropriate classes, based on their pre-program informal Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment. Learners will develop Hindi language skills and cultural understanding by exploring program's overarching theme “Animal vs. Pet Culture- In India and USA”. We expect learners to be able to interact, verbally and in writing at higher sub level through gathering and sharing meaningful information on theme related topics. Theme based games, competitions, multimedia projects, hands-on native visual and performing arts projects will further provide all learners of varied need the opportunity to engage in meaningful communication, create and present collaborative products for peer assessment, and self reflection. They will be able to demonstrate their ability to use Hindi in real life situations through active interaction, interviews and collaboration with heritage/native language speakers, experts and authentic audience. The program will also provide continued Hindi language and culture learning opportunity to learners during its 20 week online-blended session (September 2019- March 2020).

    Contact(s)
    (914) 319-9396
    sushmak171@gmail.com
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