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Welcome Namaste!

Welcome Namaste!






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  • The presenter can break here and ask participants to introduce themselves by saying Namaste followed with their names. This can also be done by Savita, Rashmi and Lalit doing this with individual students as suggested by Dr. Gambhir. This will make the session interactive and give students the confidence to start talking in Hindi.

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  • Welcome to
    Kean Startalk Hindi Program
    May 24 – June 5, 2010
  • Program Overview
    Kean Startalk Hindi is a tenday immersion summer program for learning Hindi. It is a learner focused program involving extensive use of performance based activities and emerging technologies.
    The participants will showcase their learning of Hindi and Indian culture on the last day of the program in presence of friends, Kean University faculty and prominent members of Indian American community.
  • Goals
    At the end of the program, participants will be able to use the language to ask and answer simple questions. They will also be able to perform basic socio-linguistic functions like greeting, thanking someone and accepting thanks, giving and accepting compliments, introducing self and others, expressing needs.
    Students will also be able to recognize Hindi alphabets, and read and write simple words and sentences.
  • Kean University Staff
    Dr. Michael Searson : Project Director, Kean Startalk Program &
    Executive Director of School for Global
    Education and Innovation, Kean University
    Dr. Melda N. Yildiz (Meenakshi- मीनअक्ष): Multimedia Instructor
    Mr. AnupIdiculla : Technology Specialist
    Ms. Susan Lukas : Administrative Manager
  • Faculty
    Ashok Ojha : Program Director & Lead Instructor
    Lalit Chaloo : Teacher
    Rashmi Sudhir : Teacher
    Savita Nayak : Teacher
    Tanvi Gupta : Teaching Assistant
  • A Typical Day
    8.00 – 8.30 am : Yoga session with Mrs. Harsha
    8.30 – 9.00 am : Breakfast
    9.00 am – 12.00 noon : Classroom Session-interactive sessions with teachers on the main theme of the program ‘Youth Culture in India’. These sessions, conducted with extensive use of technology, will cover four topics namely Bollywood, Cricket, Indian Fashion and NGO (social work)
    12.00 – 1.00 pm : Lunch Break
    1.00 – 2.00 pm : Multimedia session with MeldaYildiz
    2.00 – 3.00 pm : Dance practice with Smita Miki Patel in preparation of June 5 performance/A talk on Indian Classical music instrument by an expert
    3.00 – 3.15 pm : Tea/Coffee Break
    3.15 – 4.00 pm : One to one sessions with teachers in small groups
  • Field Trip on Friday, May 28
    The group will take a trip to Oak Tree Road in Iselin, New Jersey to get a first hand experience of Indian lifestyle by visiting:
    • Costume & jewelry store
    • Vegetarian Indian restaurant
    • Movie theatre to watch a Hindi movie
    • Hindi radio station
    A detailed agenda will be provided a day earlier.