Culver City, CA – January 24, 2011 – For the fifth consecutive year, the Center for the Languages, Arts and Societies of the Silk Road (CLASSRoad), a core program of Human Assistance & Development International (HADI), has been awarded the highly competitive STARTALK grant from The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland. Through this grant CLASSRoad has pioneered online professional development workshops focusing on Arabic teacher training.
This year’s grant will focus on developing a workshop for “Integration of Assessment in Lesson Planning for Arabic Teaching”. The underlying premise is that lesson planning is only truly complete and effective when appropriate assessment methods are considered and implemented for each teaching component.
The Center for the Languages, Arts & Societies of the Silk Road (CLASSRoad) is a bridge-building initiative designed to foster understanding and cultural awareness between Silk Road cultures and Western cultures. www.classroad.com/startalk
Human Assistance & Development International Inc. (HADI), founded in 1991, is a southern California-based nonprofit organization committed to building bridges globally through humanitarian and educational projects. www.hadi.org
About the National Foreign Language Center
The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) is dedicated to promoting a language-competent society by developing and disseminating information that informs policy makers. The mission of the NFLC is to improve the capacity of the U.S. to communicate in languages other than English. www.nflc.org