Language School

Washington Kali Temple is pleased to announce that it will continue to offer BENGALI language classes to all interested students at the K-12 age level at the Temple premises for the academic year 2019-20.

History & Accomplishments: In April 2004 the WKT biweekly children’s class met for the first time. Since then we have covered such topics as puja celebration, history of the Indian subcontinent and Ramayana / Mahabharata stories. With small group instruction and educational games, kids of all levels are making progress in language, both written and spoken. The students practice meditation and uplifting songs, display holiday artwork, and enjoy occasional visits from special guest teachers.

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SCHEDULE: Classes will be offered at the Washington Kali Temple premises for the 2019-20 academic year on alternate Sundays.

In addition, special events will be held by students of the Bangla School on the following days. Students of the Language classes will be expected to participate at the special events.

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020: Saraswati Puja
  • Washington Kali Temple Anniversary Day
  • Sunday, June 14, 2020, End-of-school Celebration and Award Ceremony

Class Schedule:

12:10 pm to 12:45 pm – Cultural Class (including mantras, yogas and songs) and Conversational Bangla
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm – Basic I, Basic II, Bengali Intermediate I, Bengali Intermediate II, Bengali Advanced
1:30 pm to 2 pm – Snacks and cleanup

Levels & Course Content: Bengali Language programs developed at WKT accommodate students with various levels of language proficiency. We offer the following three levels of classes –

  • Basic: Verbal skills include commonly used words, synonyms/antonyms, simple sentence structure. Written skills include vowels and consonants.
  • Intermediate: Verbal skills include natural dialog, correct pronunciation. Written skills include reading/writing of words, sentences, and paragraphs.
  • Advanced: Review composite letters (juktakshar), reading/writing comprehension, Bengali phrases and idioms, Bengali proverbs, joining words (sandhi), reading long stories and poems, audio-visual lessons.

Parents’ responsibilities:

  1. Contribute snack
  2. Volunteer to help with the class
  3. Help to maintain discipline during sessions
  4. Help students with homework
  5. Register for our free WKT online membership

Donation per child for 2019-2020: $200 for one language, and $300 for BOTH languages

Important: Please make your checks payable to “Washington Kali Temple”, and write the name of your child on the check.

Registration & Contacts: New students are always welcome! Please contact the following for additional information:

Head teacher:
Jayasree Majumdar

Program director:
Sharmily Mukhopadhyay

Please visit http://wktbanglaschool.org/registration for Registration Form and other updates

Please contact Vrinda Shah at 301-587-3218 or at shahvrinda@hotmail.com for more details.