Training Resources

    A. Language-Specific Resources

1. ACTFL Speaking  Proficiency Guidelines for Hindi : The Hindi Guidelines were revised in 2014 with support from STARTALK@NYU by Prof. Vijay Gambhir and Prof. Susham Bedi.

2. Hindi and Urdu ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interviews with rating rationales (written in English and audio-recorded in Hindi): Project sponsored by Hagop Kevorkian Center, New York University and STARTALK. The interviews are conducted by ACTFL certified trainers, Susham Bedi and Shaheen Parveen, and by ACTFL certified tester, Rajni Bhargava. The rationale was developed by Susham Bedi and the audios recorded by Susham Bedi and Tahira Naqvi.

3. World Readiness Standards for Language Learning in HindiMini project developed by Prof. Susham Bedi sponsored by STARTALK@Kean University.

4. STARTALK-Endorsed Principles in Hindi and High Leverage Teaching Practices in Hindi: Mini projects developed by: text – Susham Bedi, audio-recording in Hindi – Shilpa Parnami and in Urdu – Romeena Kureishy. It is sponsored by STARTALK, STARTALK@Kean University and STARTALK@NYU.

5. STARTALK Sample Curricula for HindiMini project for school age students including CanDo statements, language targets, performance assessments by mode of communication and activities.

6.  Teaching MaterialsMini project designed and developed by teacher-trainees during STARTALK@NYU workshops with support  by Rosanne Zeppieri, curriculum specialist.

7. Authentic Materials for Developing Reading ComprehensionTexts with Activity Sheets (1991 ACTFL-Based Project developed with a grant from the Department of Education by Vijay Gambhir, Manindra Verma, Susham Bedi, Herman Van Olphen, Rosane Rocher)

8. Student Activity Sheets 

9. Hindi Transliteration Conventions

10. Heritage vs. Foreign Language Learners (HLLs vs. FLLs) 

11. Tess India Resources and Video Tutorials

12. Rishi Valley Schools, Andhra Pradesh, India

13. Textbooks and More

    B. Generic Resources:

1. Rubrics for Evaluating:

2. NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks

3. ACTFL Performance Descriptors


5. Glossary of Terms

6. Language Functions

7. More Resources (courtesy by Fowdy and Hendrickson)

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