May 11, 2013

Training for Teachers of Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Persian, or Urdu


The NYU STARTALK program offers two, intensive teacher training workshops—one in Hindi and Urdu, and the other in Arabic, Dari, and Persian. The workshops will take place June 10-21, 2013.

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.

Applicants to either course must be fluent speakers of English and one of the subject languages—Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Persian, or Urdu. They should hold at least a bachelor's degree, and their language proficiency is expected to be at the superior to native level on the ACTFL scale.

Those currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor's degree program who are planning to be teachers also are invited to apply.

Review of applications begins on May 8, 2013 and will continue for as long as space is available.

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