Resources for the Workshop on "Creating a Chinese Language Program."
The key resource for the program is the guide published by
Outline of the Workshop and Links to Resources
- Understanding the Context: Why is everyone interested in
learning Chinese these days?
- Understanding the Language: What do we need to know about
Creating a Chinese Language Program in Your School: An
Basic Facts about Learning Chinese (PPT by Adam Ross)
- Planning the Program: Where do we begin?
An Introductory Guide (pages 16-19)
- Staffing the Program: Where are the teachers?
An Introductory Guide (pages 22-24)
- Funding the Program: What does it cost?
An Introductory Guide (pages 24-25)
- Choosing a Program Model: What are the choices?
An Introductory Guide (pages 28-32)
- Planning for Instruction: What do we teach?
An Introductory Guide (pages 34-36)
- Assessing Student Proficiency: How well can they learn?
An Introductory Guide (pages 37-38)
- Sustaining Quality: How can we create an enduring program?
An Introductory Guide (pages 42-44)
- Alignment across grades and schools
- Professional development for teachers
- Partnering with Heritage Language Communities
- Monitoring effectiveness over time
Interspersed throughout: what's currently happening in Seattle and
Washington state to expand Chinese language opportunities?
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