Los Angeles, National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC 2014)

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The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is dedicated to enhancing the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture by sharing cutting-edge practices and examples with educators and policymakers. Join us for the 7th annual NCLC, May 8–10, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Program Strands

Each of 70+ breakout sessions will focus on at least one of the following conference strands:
•New! Contemporary China
•New! Higher Education
•Curriculum and Instruction
•Partnerships and Community Engagement
•Program Models and K–16 Articulation
•Teacher Development and Sustainability

2-hour sessions on Saturday:
•Teacher Swap Shop: A hands-on opportunity to exchange practical classroom activities and materials.
•Technology Forum: Experience innovative technology tools and approaches to successfully support language instruction with technology.
•Research Colloquium: Engage with the latest research on Chinese language learning and current advances in the teaching of grammar, pronunciation, literacy, and reading.

Sessions will:
•Offer practical, hands-on information and resources that participants can apply in their work.

Elementary - Chinese Immersion Teacher Massachusetts

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ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) IMMERSION TEACHER Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Hadley, Massachusetts

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La Jolla Country Day School

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La Jolla Country Day School is seeking an extraordinary part-time Mandarin (Chinese) Teacher to join our Middle and Upper School Faculty as a long-term substitute during a leave of absence from August 20 until December 20, 2013. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching Mandarin in grades 7 and 8, as well as teaching one Upper School class. The teacher will report to the Middle and Upper School World Languages Department Chairs and to the Middle and Upper School Directors, and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty.  

Middle School Teaching/Mandarin Chinese Teacher Evanston/Skokie School District 65 - Evanston, IL

Follow this link to find the details of this job in Illinios. Must be a NCLB Highly Qualified in Mandarin Chinese.

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Highlights from the US 2012 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC 2012)

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Unable to attend the biggest Chinese conference in the US?   Have a look at the many presentations that were given earlier this month.  Whether you are from the US, or not, here you can catch up on the best from the plenary speakers.

Teaching in the USA – State certification for Chinese teachers

Are you thinking about becoming a Chinese teacher or perhaps already teaching but considering moving to another State?  Then read on. 

What is certification?   Different States have different certification requirements.  For Chinese teachers  this means that you either:

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.......

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?


AP Chinese - Language and Culture

Look here for the basic facts and well as links and resources including text books for AP Chinese - all in one place - developed by trusted professionals.

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