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(Grades 1-5)
This series of classes will take students on a cultural journey of India. Students will learn about important cultural festivals through fun activities, including arts and crafts, stories and fables. The course also covers
the clothing and rituals of seven festivals including Diwali, Maha Shivarati and Dussehra. Through this journey, participants will learn the rich values and heritage of India.
Instructor: Preeti Balchandani was born
in India and holds a master’s degree in engineering. Since moving to the United States, she has helped direct international fairs for schools to increase knowledge of Indian traditions and cultural heritage.
Cost: $89
Materials Fee: $10 (payable to instructor)
Dates and time: March 18 and 25,
April 8 and 29, May 6, 13 and 20, June 3 (eight Sundays), 2:30-3:30 p.m.
(Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-10)
This introductory course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Hindi. The course will focus on the four essential language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will engage in learning through games, puzzles, flash cards and play. By the end of the session, students will have an understanding of Hindi vowels, nouns, verbs, adjectives, everyday greetings and simple sentence formation. Students
will demonstrate their learning in a final showcase performance.
Instructor: Alka Gupta is an author and native Hindi speaker from Delhi, India. She has been teaching Hindi to students in the Bay Area for almost 15 years.
Cost: $149
Materials Fee: $15 (payable to instructor)
Dates and times:
Grades 1-3: Jan. 21 and 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 (10 Sundays), 3-4 p.m.
Grades 4-6: Jan. 21 and 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 (10 Sundays), 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 7-10: Jan. 21 and 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25,
(10 Sundays), 5:30-6:30 p.m.
This course will introduce students to three major web languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It is designed to launch students on a path toward future studies in web development and design, no matter how little experience or technical knowledge they currently have. Students will design, build and publish their own websites. The course will also provide an introduction to internet safety and the basics of how the internet works.
Instructor: Eya Badal is a longtime software engineer who is currently pursuing an advanced software engineering degree.
She has a knack for making difficult topics understandable.
Class Requirements: Tablet or laptop with a USB port and internet capability

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