Class Registration - Dance and Language Class Registration - DC Metro
 
Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2003
   
EVENT INFO:


Dear DC Metro Area Nepalese Community Members and Friends of Nepal,

School of Languages and Cultures of Nepal, a part of International Nepali Literary Society DC Nepali Education Project (DCNEP) has just ended fall semester of Nepali language classes. The school is now offering Nepali dance and language classes starting February 1st for spring 2003 semester. DCNEP committee encourages all interested parties to register for the classes using methods outlined below as soon as possible (Class registration will be closed as soon as seats are filled):

Registration by Phone or E-mail:
Phone: (703) 815-1248
E-mail: info@inls.org

On-Site Registration Dates and Location:

1. February 1st, 8th or 15th at 3:30PM
School of Languages and Cultures of Nepal
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton, VA 22124

2. February 16th at 5:00PM
At the site of Entertainment Night 2003
Ball Room, Student Union Building II
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Class Location:
School of Languages and Cultures of Nepal
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton, VA 22124

Fee/Donation:
$15.00 per month per student

Course Description and Schedule:

Following classes will be taught by Pragya Sitoula, Kalpana Subedi and Sujan Shah.

1. Class name: Nepali Dance for Children
Meeting day and time: Every Saturday, 3:00PM-4:00PM, Room A, B, C
Description: This class is for children 4 years or up. It will focus on teaching Nepali folk culture to children using Nepali songs and dances. Students will be exposed to traditional as well as modern Nepali songs and dances.


2. Class Name: Nepali Language for Children-Basic Level
Meeting day and time: Every Saturday, 4:00PM-5:00PM, Room A
Description: This class is for Kindergarten children with little or no knowledge of Nepali language. Children learn language through interaction, play, and hands-on discovery. The focus of their learning will be on the formation of concepts about themselves and their physical and social environment. Their learning is facilitated by multi-sensory experiences, play, and language development. This program will focus on teaching Nepali language to children in a playful environment and developing Nepali language speaking and listening skills. Students will be introduced to Nepali customs of greetings, respect, friendship, family relations, festivals, Nepali flag, national Anthem as well as Nepali names for colors, flowers, object around the house, body parts, food, fruits, drinks and vegetables. They will be engaged though readings of Nepali folk tales, songs and playing Nepali games.


3. Class Name: Nepali Language Level I
Meeting day and time: Saturday, 4:00PM-5:00PM, Room B
Description: This class is for children six years of age and above with some knowledge of Nepali. Upon completion of this course students can expect to recognize and pronounce letters correctly, write letters from memory, have a small vocabulary, speak short sentences, read basic two letter words, distinguish between hard and soft sounds and count from 1-10. Students will learn 10 spoken sentences every semester.

4. Class Name: Spoken Nepali for Adults
Meeting day and time: Saturday, 4:00PM-5:00PM, Room C
Description: This class is for adults with little or no knowledge of Nepali. Upon completion of this course, students can expect to have a small vocabulary and speak and understand short sentences. They will be able to socially interact with other Nepalese.

We are looking forward to seeing you on coming Saturday. Information about the school will posted at http://www.inls.org/nepali

DC Nepali Education Committee
Dr. Anup Pahari (Chair), D.B. Tamang, Dr. Guna Raj Subedi, Kathie Stein, Prem Sangraula, Prem Thapa, Puru Subedi

Fund Management Committee: Sujan Shah (chair)
Curriculum Development Committee: Hom Nath Subedi (chair)
Curriculum and Teaching Aids Consultants: Bina Gurung, Gunu Upadhayaya, Krishna Bhai Pradhan, Daya Shakya
Parents Group and Outreach Committee: Prem Thapa (chair)

Nepali Education Advisory Council of Institutions and Individuals Board:

Nepali Samrakchyak (Patron) member ($1000.00 or above contribution)
(Seeking donors)

Nepali Hitaysi (Benefactor) member ($500 or above contribution)
Indira Foundation, Pittsford, NY
Sagarmatha Television, Burke, VA

Nepali Mitra (Friend) member ($200 or above contribution)
Society of Ex-Budhanilkantha Students in North America (SEBS-NA), Arlington, VA
Mr. Shiva P. Satyal, Curriculum Development Center, HMG, Nepal (Teaching Aids)
Mrs. Kalpana Subedi, Centreville, VA (Salary Contribution)
Mrs. Sujan Shah, Arlington, VA (Salary Contribution)

Nepali Suvachintak (Supporter) member ($100 or above contribution)
1974AD Band, Nepal (Contribution from Concert)
Mrs. Savi Pahari, Manassas, VA
Mr. Tej Bahadur K.C., Manassas, VA
Mr. Gopal Regmi, Manassas, VA (Teaching Aids)

 

Venue: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax,2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
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