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YHS YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM 2019 APPLICATION FORM
Applications are invited for YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM 2019:
PROGRAM DATES: Jun 24, 2019-Jul 12, 2019 (THREE WEEKS-15 days; Total instruction hours: 105); A field trip planned for July 6; No classes on July 4. Hours: 9 am to 4 pm.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?: K-12 (Early Elementary (K-2); Elementary (Gr. 3-5); Middle ( Gr. 6-8); and High (Gr. 9-12) School students.
LOCATION: Gwyn-Nor Elementary, 139 Hancock Road,North Wales, PA 19454 (A fully air-conditioned facility)
DESCRIPTION: Yuva Hindi Sansthan in partnership with North Penn School District, is organizing an intensive 3 week summer program, YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM 2019, for Elementary, Middle and High School students. Our goal is to improve literacy skills of all students in Hindi. Our curricula is based upon the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/publications/standards/World-ReadinessStandardsforLearningLanguages.pdf)
YHS STARTALK Hindi Language and Culture Program 2019 will recruit 40 Elementary, Middle and High School students from Heritage and Non-Heritage backgrounds. We welcome diversity in our program. The objective of this online application process is to gather information about students' background, their interest in learning Hindi, proficiency and future goals. Enrollment to our program is based on applicants' response to questions listed below and oral interviews to be conducted during the application process .
GOAL: The goal of the program is to improve students' speaking, reading and writing skills and prepare them to use those skills in real life situations when they could explore new ideas and issues to construct their own meaning and purpose.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: YHS STARTALK HINDI PROGRAM 2019 is a federally funded program. There is no Tuition Fee. Free classroom materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily; Field trip day: July 6, 2019 to experience community oriented real life activities; Technologically supported classroom sessions; Art and cultural activities including Indian cuisine, and thematically organized cultural activities; Morning Yoga; VALEDICTORY EVENT, JULY 12 for Completion certificates distribution; Students performances to demonstrate their language and cultural skills.
THEME of the Program: 'My virtual trip to India-East-West-North-South’, divided into three sub-themes, ‘What to See’, ‘What to Do’ and ‘What to Eat’. We will select new material related with 'Virtual Trip to India' to add new information about India's geography, zoology, social traditions and culture. New topics from North-South-East-West of India have been selected in order to enrich students learning skills and their knowledge about India.They will experience Dussahara festival (South), visit a beach in Odisha (East) to see tortoise laying eggs and the hills of Mussoorie (North) and more. Students will pair and share information with classmates and peers in meaningful ways using topic related connected sentences and visuals. Our instructors stay at program site where we meet daily to review program outcome.
REQUIRED: STARTALK requires for all students to attend learning sessions (online and onsite) during pre and post program period, especially writing practice; Varieties of activities planned from September 2019-February 2020 including Hindi Diwas-September 2019; Diwali and Reunion-November 2019; India's Republic Day -January 2020. Events to be held in Lansdale, PA. GOAL of online sessions: practice writing Hindi Alphabets, key words related with India's geography, cuisine, festivals, flag, river, and monuments. Also visit: https://21stcenturyhindi.com/hindi-online-program/
Parents' or guardian's consent letter with permission for using photographs and videos recorded during the program for educational and promotional purposes; permission to participate in all activities;
QUESTIONS? EMAIL OR CALL: ASHOK OJHA, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, yhsbensalem2012@gmail.com; Tel. 732-318-9891
YHS STARTALK HINDI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM 2019: ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: Please respond to all questions and SUBMIT.
Email address *
What is your name? *
Your answer
What is your parent's/guardian name? *
Your answer
What is your parent's/guardian's phone number? *
We will use this phone number to communicate with your parent/guardian.
Your answer
What is your parent's/guardian's email? *
We will use this email to communicate with your parent/guardian.
Your answer
What is your email, if any?
We encourage our students to use a gmail account for classroom activities using Google Doc and slides. Email for students grade 1 to 3 is not required.
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What is your phone number? *
If you have your phone number you would like us to use to communicate with you, please provide.
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What is your mailing address? *
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What is your date of birth? *
We need to know your age in order to place you in an appropriate class.
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What is your anticipated grade level in the 2019-20 school year? *
Please enter your grade level in school year starting September 2019.
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What school will you be attending in the 2019-20 school year? *
Please provide the name and address of your current school. (Let us know if your family has plans to relocate during the next school year.)
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After we received your application we would like to speak with you as a part of our admission process. Please select your preferred days and hours to speak with us. *
A number of onsite (face to face) and online sessions will be organized during the pre and post program period. On the linear scale of 1 to 5 (where 1 indicates least and 5 indicates most likely), how likely are you to attend such events?: *
Which language do you speak at home? *
With whom do you converse in Hindi? *
Why do you want to learn Hindi? *
If accepted in the program, will you be able to attend all 15 days? Use the scale 1 to 5 to record your option, where 1 stands for least certain and 5 for most certain. *
YHS STARTALK Hindi 2017 Program instructors will send speaking, reading and writing assignments to all students every month from September 2018 to March 2019. The goal of such assignments is to help students sustain and improve their language skills. Will you be able to participate in such activities? *
STARTALK asks all participants to continue their language learning by attending post program activities. Students willing to participate in post-program learning activities will be given preference in enrollment.
Will you attend YHS STARTALK post-program events, such as, reunion, Hindi Diwas, India's Republic Day events? *
STARTALK asks all participants to continue their language learning by attending post program activities. Students willing to participate in post-program learning activities will be given preference in enrollment.
Students of YHS STARTALK Hindi Program 2018 will be engaged in varieties of daily activities. Check all that are of interest to you. *
Are you a returning student? If yes, which year you attended YHS STARTALK program? *
We would like to offer refreshing new lessons for all students including our returning students.
For all students: What are your expectations from this program.
We would like to know the unique expectations of all participants.
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If you answered yes to the previous question, is there anything different would you like to learn this year? *
We would like to fulfill the expectations of all students including returning students to the best way possible.
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We would like to know about your family traditions and cultural background. Please write a few lines about them. *
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