New York University (Teacher)
Teacher Training Summer Institute
Arabic, Hindi, Urdu
- June 10, 2019 – June 27, 2019: (Online)
- June 27, 2019 – July 3, 2019: (Face-to-face)
- Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 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. 21 Arabic, 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 87 hours delivered over four weeks – two weeks of online instruction (20 hrs X 2 weeks= 40), one week on site (7 full days - 42) and one more week online (5 hrs). The Teacher Training Institute has an experienced team performing their administrative or academic duties in full coordination and with professionalism throughout the year during workshops, seminars, publicity events and social media discussions.