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USA, National Chinese Language Conference, San Francisco – Early Bird discounts available for conference 14-15 April

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The fourth annual National Chinese Language Conference takes place April 14–16, 2011, in San Francisco, California.

USA, 2011 Chinese Guest Teacher Programme

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This item applies to US Schools only.  

Why Language Matters - The US Perspective

Interested in national language policy?

This short video from the Asia Society highlights the case for United States to improved foreign language and cultural understanding capacity.   Parallels to be drawn with the UK perhaps?

A new US Congress Bill called ‘The Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act’ was introduced to congress in August. The proposed legislation could potentially overhawl when and how languages are learnt in the US particularly from early childhood. 
 
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Meeting the high demand for Chinese teachers - how are the US tacking the issue? A report by the Asia Society

Interested to know how Chinese language programs have grown in the United States over the past five years?

“The most significant barrier to meeting student demand to learn Chinese is the lack of trained and certified teachers.”   Sound familiar?   Interested to learn how the US are tackling this challenge?

Developing Links with Schools in China?

Looking to understand how best to develop a partnership with a school in China?

Looking at what technology to use?

Click on the title to download an article from the Asia Soceity in the USA

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