UCLA will offer a summer class for high school students who are exposed to Hindi or Urdu at home and want to learn to read and write or to develop their speaking, listening, and literacy skills.
Anshu Jain left her successful career in computer programming to become a Hindi teacher after tutoring expat students during a two year stay in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she founded Indus Heritage Center, where she and her team teach reading, writing, and conversational Hindi to students of all ages in Cerritos, Artesia, and Irvine. At UCLA's Center for World Languages, Anshu teaches Hindi to heritage high school students in the summers and develops curriculum for heritage students. She also uses her computer skills to develop online tutorials in Devanagari script. Anshu has received STARTALK training for both Hindi teachers and teachers of heritage language students.
Kiran Lodhie is a passionate and dedicated high school English teacher at Everest Public High School. She earned her B.A. in English and minored in South Asian Studies from UCLA in 2006, and earned her M.A. in Education and Secondary Teaching Credential from Stanford University in 2009. Kiran continues to develop curriculum for both English Literature and Hindi-Urdu courses that seeks to give equitable access of standards-based objectives to all students. Kiran has extensive education in and experience with curriculum development (literature and language), differentiated and complex groupwork instruction, teaching ELLs and students with special needs, and classroom management that supports a safe and productive learning environment.