K-16 Language Pedagogy Workshops

SInce 2010, the South Asia Institute has offered a series of workshops designed for language instructors teaching at community schools, K-12, and college levels.  These language pedagogy workshops are primarily focused on Hindi and Urdu, but language instructors teaching other South Asia languages have benefited from attending the workshops.  The Institute partners with several units and organizationns to present these workshops: primarily the Hindi-Urdu programs at Columbia and NYU, as well as the Language Resource Center at Columbia, the national Startalk program, and Startalk initiatives at Columbia and NYU.  The workshops are supported with National Resource Center funding from the US Department of Education, and the Startalk program, which is governed by a consortium of US federal agencies.

If you are a language instructor, or are a student in a language education program planning a career as a language instructor, and would like to receive email notification of upcoming workshops, please send the following information to William Carrick at wac2112@columbia.edu: name, title, school affiliation, courses and grade levels of students taught.  Non-teaching educators should include name, title, school affiliation, grade levels at your institution, and a brief description of your role within the institution.  Current students should send name, degree program, university affiliation, and one-sentence description of career goals. 

Upcoming K-16 Language Pedagogy Workshops 

2019-20 Workshops to be announced

Recent K-16 Language Pedagogy Workshops

Friday-Saturday, March 22-23: "Some Aspects of Hindi Language Pedagogy" and "Learning Devangari Script and Hindi Orthography," Dallas, Texas

Saturday, November 10, 2019:  "Language and Culture Educators (LACE) Round Table"

Sunday, April 29, 2018: "Festivals of India - Hindi-Urdu Curriculum Preview" - Post-Startalk Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saturday, April 28, 2018: "From Lesson Can-Do to Learning Plan" - Post-Startalk Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, March 19, 2018:  "Efficient Strategoes in the Hindi and Urdu classrooms:  Sharing examples of good practictes to keep students engaged"

Thursday - Sunday, February 2 - 5, 2017:  ACTFL Oral Profiency Interview (OPI) Tester Training Workshop

Friday, June 17, 2016: "Lesson planning with the objectives in mind:  How to integrate culture and content while teaching language for communication"

Friday, April 29, 2016: :"Designing Tools and Materials to Support Sutdent Performance"

Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 2016:  "Performance Assessment-Based Instruction for Hindi and Urdu Teachers: a Startalk Workshop at Columbia University"

Saturday, May 16, 2015:  "Aligning Language, Culture, and Content Objective in Lesson Planning Based on the Program's Curriculum"

Friday, May 4, 2014: "Language Assessment Design for Performance"

Friday, February 28, 2014:  "Teaching through Poetry and Literature"

Friday, February 14, 2014:  "Language, Culture, and Identity: Why Does Heritage Matter in our Language Classroom?" 

Friday-Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2012: "Differentiated Instruction in a Mixed-Abilities Classroom"

January 20, 2012:  "Reading Proficiency"

November 13, 2010; December 11, 2010; and January 29, 2011:  

"Performance Assessment Rubrics and Standards-Based Activities in Lesson Plan Design"