About Chicago Marathi Vidyamandir
Chicago Marathi VidyaMandir project is initiated to empowering our kids to be able to read and write in Marathi. Learning our mother-tongue will connect the generations. The kids will able to communicate more effectively with their grand-parents.
The children will also get an exposure to Marathi Culture by learning about and celebrating different traditions at school.
This will help them to understand rich Indian Culture, traditions and enjoy literature golden pot. It will also be very helpful to enjoy their India visits without the language bars.
The students will get an opportunity to show their newly acquired talent through social cultural gathering programs at school and at MMC festivals.
Marathi Shala is operated at Naperville and Schaumburg location.
Marathi Shala is non-profit organization
BMM is working with Bharati Vidyapeeth for this program
Bharati Vidyapeeth has done extensive research keeping in mind the needs of NRI children while setting up the syllabus
Age: 5 and up (recommended)
There are 5 levels of Marathi Study (Basic, Intermediate to Advance)
Kid could take an exam if he/she is ready to go to the next level (This exam is optional. The exam fee will be as decided by the board.)
Over all emphasis: 60% Oral communication & 40% Reading-Writing (each level has certain expectations)
Other: Shloka Chanting, Marathi Kavita, Drawing, Crafting, etc.
Duration: One and half hours - once a week
Semesters: Fall (September-December) & Spring (January-May)
Marathi Shala Team:
Co-ordinator: Vidya Joshi
2018-19 Naperville Teachers
Ashwini V. Modak
2018-19 Schaumburg Teachers
Treasurer: Prachi Bhagwat
Website: Manisha Rahatadkar