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Chinese Early Language Immersion Network launches

July 29, 2014

[In the interests of full disclosure, I’m a parent representative to the (unpaid) advisory board for CELIN. We need More More More! immersion consortia and resources–and here’s one of them. Check out their web pages, lots of useful info.]

From our friends at the Asia Society:

CELIN Connection

We are happy to report that in June, the CELIN resource pages were launched at AsiaSociety.org. Here you will find profiles of CELIN staff and advisors, a directory of programs, and a program registration form for Chinese early language and immersion programs to register to be included in the national searchable directory. In the Research and Resources section you can access slides from presentations made at the 2014 NCLC by leaders in Chinese immersion programs. In addition, we are compiling a list of organizations that focus on language education, including Chinese.

In August, we will launch a new section called Ask the Experts, where experts in the field will answer commonly asked questions important to the field. The first topic will be “Assessment and Assessment Rubrics Used with Young Chinese Language Learners.” Please send us any questions you would like to have answered. If you have resources to share about this topic, or a question and answer you would like to discuss, please include them with your name, affiliation, and email, and we will share these.

As the Chinese saying goes, 抛砖引玉; with our act of throwing out some rocks as a starter, we hope to receive jade in return. The CELIN Connection section of this newsletter and the website are a work in progress, and we will continue to build on them. Visit the web pages and tell us what you think! We will be happy to incorporate your suggestions. Enjoy the summer. –Shuhan Wang and Joy Peyton

Please see more here.

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