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How can you become a better or outstanding teacher of Mandarin Chinese? What is best practice? What are the new ways of teaching? The new ways of using which resources? How about exams? New to Mandarin Chinese?  How about how Chinese teachers should use social networks such as twitter or language forums?

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The Tiger Primary Chinese integrated Free School: Is this Confucius Classroom Next Practice in the UK?

New Line Learning Academy  are developing the next generation of school teaching Chinese in the UK- The Tiger Primary School.

- It co-teaches Mandarin and English from young?

- Integrates elements of Chinese approach to numeracy and music

- Allows for good transition into KS3 and KS4 Chinese at the academies New Line Learning and Cornwalls

- Makes the most of the schools Chinese teaching faculty available in the other academies and through HanBan funding?

 

Highlights from the US 2011 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC 2011) in San Francisco

Unable to attend the biggest Chinese conference? Do not lose out.... 

Have a look at our highlights and plan to go next year to hear everything first hand and to network with other professional Chinese teachers. Whether you are from the US, or not, here you can catch up on the best from the plenary speakers and the workshops as The Chinese Staffroom has done the hard work of selecting some highlights and linking to much more.

Which conference are we talking about? ......  The 2011 US National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) organized by the Asia Society, College Board and Mandarin Institute encourages dialogue in the field of Chinese language education to ensure its wide-scale success.

Some statistics........over 1000 attendees, of which1/4 do not have a Chinese programme but wanted to learn how to establish best practice in their school, many others wanting to learn about about ‘ next practice’ including new developments such as the use of technology in the classroom.......

A level Chinese (GCE Chinese, AS Chinese, A2 Chinese): Examination guide (updated 17 Apr 11)

Looking for GCSE Chinese and have come here by accident?  If so go to:  Edexcel GCSE or AQA GCSE instead. 

Get up to date links and views and resources here for A-Level incorporating AS and A2 Chinese...

Mandarin Chinese External Assessments in the USA

A large number of standardized external assessments are available for measuring student performance for Chinese in the US.  Most of these assessments are fee-based and details can be found on the assessment body website.  Full details of all assessments are attached including links. 

Among the external evaluation options are the following:

- ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners

STARTALK - US Summer Camp Initiative for Chinese language education and teacher development

Why read this?  Are you a US Chinese teacher wanting to learn more about the STARTALK programme including details of the 2011 summer camps in which States and sample teaching resources from 2010?  We have all the links in this one location. Are you a non-US Chinese teacher who is  interested in how to make Chinese in your country mainstream by learning from the USA?

 

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