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: