The Renaissance Child

The Renaissance Child

Pre-K Virtual Learning | HINDI Language & Culture - Trial

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The Renaissance Child

Ages

3 - 5 yrs

Dates

Thu, Nov 5, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020

Time

11:00am - 11:45am EST

Location

Online via Zoom

Capacity

8 students


Class Experience

Always expanding the minds of our little ones, we are excited to offer this class to our toddlers looking to expand their exposure to the Hindi language and culture.

Please join us for a trial class with our new teacher who is experienced with all ages, taking learners all the way to their Biliteracy exam for their high school diploma, so we are confident in her expertise in this area!

This class is designed specifically to cater the needs of our very young
learners. According to the most updated language teaching methods, kids learn best through various activities like songs, dance, stories, DIY projects, acting, etc. Focusing on this methodology our curriculum offers Hindi language & Culture learning through various fun, kid-friendly, hands-on activities.
We focus on real-life spoken Hindi besides literacy. We aim to prepare kids in all three modes of communication; (a) Interpretive (b) Interpersonal (c) Presentational through specially created lesson plans.
Literacy: In literacy, we will first introduce them to Swar (Hindi vowels) and words starting with various swars. Once they master it we will slowly move on to Vyanjan (Hindi Consonants) and later on Maatraa (dependent form of swar) and as their proficiency grows move on to reading/writing two letter words, three letter words …..simple sentence structure and so on.

Topics: At this age kids' world is all about “Me & Myself”, keeping this in mind we will create such lesson plans which will prepare them to describe their world in the best possible way. Few of the topics which will be covered in this age group are:
1. My introduction,
2. My family
3. My likes & dislikes
4. My hobbies
5. My body parts
6. My schedule
Sub Topics: colors, animals, vegetables, fruits, family relationships, time telling etc.

Check for learning: After each major topic there will be a small project to assess kids learning
so far.

We would love to hear your feedback afterwards to help us make it the best class possible. 

About the teacher:

“Life isn’t just about finding self; it is also about creating yourself.”

A firm believer in the above line, Soma Vyas is a multilingual who was born, raised, and lived in different parts of India before moving to the USA in 2006. 1997-2001 Soma Vyas received her Bachelor’s degree in English, Economics & History from Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow University, and Master’s in English Literature, Lucknow University, India. She has taught Hindi at a college level, private lessons specific to culture & professional needs and in a community school. In 2019 she co-founded “Hindi Language Academy”, a community-based school where Hindi is being taught through World-Readiness Standards. She is NYU STARTALK trainee, AAPPL rater, and is currently pursuing an ACTFL OPI rater certification from the American council of teaching foreign languages. She is also responsible for creating podcasts for Hindi/Urdu Language learners in NYU.

Although academically, she is a post-graduate in English literature, her medium of instruction till high school was Hindi. Today she enjoys expressing herself through the Hindi language in the form of creative writing, short stories, poetry, real life story-telling, radio shows, translations, etc. She was an RJ in a South Asian radio station in New Jersey from 2007- 2010 where she used to conduct two live radio shows on Bollywood songs every Friday.

You can listen to her podcasts on
https://wp.nyu.edu/virtualhindi/soma-vyas-bio/
You can also read her blogs on morselsofhumanity.com, stories from real life incidents and social evils.

Notes

Notes:
The link to connect to the class will be sent out 30 minutes before the class begins.
Please find the link to access a SUPPLY LIST FOLDER in the confirmation email you will receive right after you complete registration for this class. All further list supplies will be added to the same folder!!! Make sure to keep that email.


How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.