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News and Opportunities from the Field from the Asia Society

April 25, 2012

News and Opportunities from the Field

2012 National Chinese Language Conference: The program and speaker line-up is now online! This year’s NCLC will be packed with expert and helpful sessions on immersion and early Chinese language learning, technology and innovation in language education, arts and culture, plus networking opportunities and a very special performance by I SING BEIJING. Don’t miss out on the popular school visits and preconference workshops – they’re filling up fast! > Visit:

The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) is offering a STARTALK-sponsored Heritage Language Workshop for K–16 teachers of less commonly taught languages, including Chinese. This workshop is free, with travel stipends available for out-of-state teachers. Apply by April 15, 2012. > Learn more.

Mandarin for Future Mandarin Teachers (MFMT): The Confucius Institute at China Institute is offering professional development this summer at East China Normal University in Shanghai, July 2–August 10. The program includes four graduate-level courses as well as Chinese cultural immersion excursions, Chinese classroom observation, and collaborative cross-disciplinary activities. Tuition and accommodation are free. Apply by April 16, 2012. > Learn more.

Chinese Teacher Training Program at Nanjing University: Sponsored by Hanban, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York is offering its popular teacher training summer program at Nanjing University. Courses include: Modern Chinese Literature, Classical Chinese, Chinese Composition, and Seminar on Advanced Chinese. Participants receive 12 credits from Nanjing University, which can be used to fulfill the content area credit requirement for Chinese language teacher certification or the staff development credit requirement by education authorities in the U.S. Qualified applicants can receive funding from Hanban that covers tuition and housing at Nanjing University in addition to a stipend of 1,500 rmb. Applicants who do not qualify for Hanban funding have the option of attending the program at their own cost. Program dates: July 9–August 3, 2011. > Learn more.

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) 2012 Summer Institutes:Online registration is now open for the CARLA summer institutes for immersion teachers and for language teachers. > Learn more.

Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT7) Call for Papers: Co-sponsored with Hamilton College, the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the National Resource Center East Asia (NRCEA) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will host the 7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT7) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Conference dates: May 25–27, 2012 > Learn more.

Call for Abstracts: The first Maryland International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, November 11–12, 2012. Any papers related to the learning and teaching of Chinese as a second language are welcome. Abstracts due May 31, 2012. >Learn more.

Summer Study in China: China Institute is pleased to announce that its SSC program will offer two sessions this year: SSC-Beijing and SSC-Shanghai. Both sessions, in addition to employing an intensive language-learning curriculum that covers the equivalent of at least one year of high school-level Mandarin, seek to provide students with the tools necessary to fully contextualize their diverse experiences abroad. The programs will run for 4–5 weeks between the dates of July 5 and August 11, 2012. > Learn more.

Workshops for Language Educators. Online registration is now open for the 2012 Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) workshops at Penn State. Workshop dates: July 16–25, 2012 > Learn more.

Landon-in-China, a four-week cultural and linguistic immersion program, is built upon the long relationship between the Landon School (Bethesda, MD) and its three sister schools in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai. The program is open to students in rising 9th grade and above and will take place July 20 to August 17, 2012. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. > To learn more, visitLandon-in-China or e-mail Dr. Dali Tan:

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