Asian languages in American schools?- A seminar on Sunday, August 25; अमेरिकन शाळेत मराठी (किंवा इतर आशियाई भाषा )?-परिसंवाद – ऑगस्ट २५ रविवार;

Seminar on languages in American School System – a playlist of 13 videos

Namaste! 
Akshaybhasha, a phoenix-based non-profit, literary organization cordially invites you to attend a one-of-a kind seminar on the following topic- ‘Do we need to teach languages other than English in American school system (since most of us can communicate well in English!) ? Is it important to learn mother tongue formally?’ 


The honorable speakers are- 
1. Dr. Anne Feldhaus, PhD, a Linguist and the foundation professor of religious studies at ASU; 
2. Dr. Megha Budruk, PhD, a natural resource social scientist and an associate professor in the Parks &recreation program at ASU; 
3. Dr. Rahul Kode, DDS,FAGD, a well known dentist in the valley who can speak his mother tongue fluently. 
4. Ms. Tammy Waller, Director of K-12 Social Studies and World Languages at Arizona Dept. of Education; 
5. Mrs. Jamie McBride, Assistant Director of Dual Language Immersion at Chandler Unified School District. 
6. Mr. Shaikh Shams, Director of the weekend language school- Shikor Bangla school for last 16 years; a pioneer in forming COILS (Coalition of International Language Schools) organization. 
7. Dr. Lalita Abhyankar, MD who grew up in the US, speaking Marathi at home, will share her unique perspective about this issue. 

Your attendance and contribution to this discussion will be valuable. The program will start with artistic presentations. 


Tea/cookies/water will be provided at the event. 
Time/date- August 25, 2019 Sunday from 2-4 pm. 
Venue: Chandler Downtown Public Library, 
22 south Delaware st, Chandler, AZ 85225. 


If any questions or suggestions, please, contact at akshaybhasha@cox.net. 

With best regards, 
Bhagyashree Barlingay 
President, 
Akshaybhasha 
Mesa, AZ USA 
www.akshaybhasha.org

अक्षयभाषेतर्फे योजला आहे एक अभिनव कार्यक्रम – 
(तारखेतील बदल लक्षात घ्या. कार्यक्रम पूर्वी जाहीर केल्याप्रमाणे शनिवारी नसून रविवारी आहे.) 
परिसंवाद पुढील विषयावर –“मातृभाषा कां शिकावी ? इंग्लिशेतर भाषा शिकण्याची गरज उरली आहे कां ? इंग्लिशेतर भाषा शाळांमधून शिकवल्या जाव्यात कां ?” 
वक्ते – 
1. डॉ. ॲन फेल्डहाऊस, Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies at ASU; 
2. डॉ. मेघा बुद्रुक, a natural resource social scientist and an associate professor in the Parks & Recreation program at ASU; 
3. डॉ. राहुल कोदे, DDS,FAGD, a well known dentist in the valley who can speak his mother tongue fluently. 
4. श्रीमती टॅमी वॉलर, Director of K-12 Social Studies and World Languages at Arizona Dept. of Education; 
5. श्रीमती जेमी मकब्राईड, Assistant Director of Dual Language Immersion at Chandler Unified School District. 
6. श्री. शेख शॅम्स, Director of the Shikor Bangla school for last 16 years; a pioneer in forming COILS (Coalition of International Language Schools) organization in the valley. 
7. डॉ. ललिता अभ्यंकर, MD, who grew up in the US, speaking Marathi at home, will share her unique perspective about this issue. 

या परिसंवादात विद्यार्थ्यांनी व त्यांच्या पालकांनी भाग घेतल्यास कार्यक्रम अर्थपूर्ण होईल. जर तुम्हांला या विषयावर आपली मते मांडायची असतील तर ऑगस्ट १७ पर्यंत कळवावे. 

कार्यक्रमाची सुरवात कलापूर्ण सादरीकरणांनी होईल. 
चहा-बिस्किटे-पाणी कार्यक्रमाच्या ठिकाणी उपलब्ध असतील. 

दिनांक /वेळ –ऑगस्ट २५, रविवार, दुपारी दोन ते चार,

स्थळ : Chandler Downtown Public Library, 
22 south Delaware st, Chandler, AZ 85225. 

तुमच्या येण्याचा मानस (RSVP) ऑगस्ट २० पर्यंत कळवल्यास सोयीचे होईल. 

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अध्यक्ष, 
अक्षयभाषा 
मेसा, ॲरिझोना 
उत्तर अमेरिका 
www.akshaybhasha.org

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