The NYU STARTALK program offers two, intensive teacher training workshops—one in Hindi and Urdu, and the other in Arabic, Dari, and Persian. Supported by a STARTALK grant from the National Foreign Language Center, these courses are part of a larger, ongoing U.S. government initiative to support increased training and education in "critical languages."
The intensive, 10-day residential workshops are designed to enhance the knowledge and the skills of current and prospective school, community, and college teachers of Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Persian, or Urdu. Participants learn the most up-to-date, standards-based teaching methodologies and are required to develop, observe, and critique classroom procedures, strategies, and teaching techniques. The programs include a cultural component in which participants learn how to use the resources available in the community environment. Classrooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment and classes are held on New York University's campus in New York City.
Review of applications begins on May 8, 2013 and will continue for as long as space is available.
For full details go to http://www.scps.nyu.edu/academics/departments/foreign-languages/initiatives/startalk-teacher-training.html