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MCLS Arabic & Hindi Instructors in STARTALK Video

Posted Jan. 23, 2010

The National Foreign Language Center has announced the launch of the STARTALK Classroom Video Collection. Ten videos provide real-life examples of teachers working to incorporate STARTALK-endorsed effective practices in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu classroom settings. This collection is intended for current and future world language teachers in pre-K–16 programs, including those at heritage- and community-based schools.

MCLS Foreign Language Academy instructors Fetna Mikati and Uma Krishnan were among ten world language teachers selected by the National Foreign Language Center to be featured in these videos, demonstrating best practices in the teaching of critical-needs languages. These videos will be distributed and viewed around the country in high school and college settings.

Each video can be downloaded or viewed online by clicking the links below the description. Each video is also accompanied by a .pdf file of supporting materials.

MCLS’s grant-funded Foreign Language Academy, which offers instruction to high school seniors in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Japanese and Hindi, is becoming well-recognized for its leadership in the area of critical-needs language instruction.