StarTalk - ESHA Heritage Camps
STARTALK PRINCIPLES TO TEACH HINDI AND INDIA's CULTURE
ESHA has received Federal STARTalk program Grants administered by the
National Foreign Language Center of University of Maryland for teaching Hindi
and India's culture during summer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Camps were held in an Intensive Language Learning setting and attended
by 90 to 100 students, grades 3 to 10, for three weeks each summer
in a large, air conditioned, Middle School in Marlboro, NJ.
Experienced professionals are engaged to teach Hindi as well as Yoga, music,
Arts & Crafts. A media lab is set up so students can learn using software apps.
Teachers receive a week long Professional Development Training and prepare detailed lesson plans before each summer camp. The linked documents (see below) provide further details about each camp.
at the 2016 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) on March 5, 2016 at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
Learning More then One Language is good for Your Child's Mental Development
If you know more than one language start celebrating :
- being bilingual is good for your brain whilst learning
the language of your forebears has benefits for both
mind and soul.
Bilingualism and multilingualism has been shown
to have emotional and cognitive benefits.
Research shows that knowing more than one language
delays Alzheimer's and dementia onset, and improves
mental function more generally.
But there might well be other significant mental health
benefits, which are currently being explored by researchers.
And anecdotally, some people claim learning a language
helped them manage their depression and see beyond
their immediate world.
STARTALK Camps teach Hindi language and Culture of India
Startalk Camp - July 18 - Aug 5, 2016
2016 On-line Registration
Startak Camp - July 2015
StarTalk Camp - July 2014
• 2014 StarTalk Flyer
To request login/password,
StarTalk Camp - July 2013
2013 StarTalk Flyer •
2014 StarTalk Curriculum