New York University (Teacher)
Hindi Urdu Teacher Training Summer Institute
- June 4, 2018 – June 30, 2018: (Online)
- June 16, 2018 – June 23, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, New York, NY
This online/on-site program emphasizes classroom teaching strategies and basic principles that can be applied to a variety of classroom settings. Participants learn to implement the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, develop student-centered lessons with backwards design appropriate to student proficiency, background and needs, use the target language and authentic materials in real-life scenarios. 20 Hindi and Urdu teachers participate. Preference is given to applicants with some teaching experience and native or near-native language proficiency without previous or with limited formal training. Training is conducted in both target languages and English and at the end teachers prepare a portfolio that demonstrates understanding of the principles of learning and teaching, including a standards-based lesson for micro- teaching, and at least one lesson plan or unit appropriate to the participant's teaching setting, two reflection/ journal entries (a micro- teaching experience and a final self-assessment essay), observation reports and a final project. Through an online component participants engage in reading, video-observations, group- projects, postings and forum discussions, while on site, they design activities in groups and individually, and team-teach beginning level students. The program is 70 hours delivered over four weeks – two weeks of online instruction, one week on site (8 full days Saturday-Saturday) and one more week online.