Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network updates
Encourage your principal/teachers to fill out the survey listed below. It’s crazy that so many of our programs struggle to reinvent the wheel so sharing curriculum that’s been developed for Chinese and Common Core only makes sense.
Though those of you from schools that are part of the national Flagship-Chinese Acquisition Pipeline are ahead of the game here and don’t need to, F-CAP is already doing that sharing and it’s a beautiful thing.
The Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network CELIN and F-CAP both support immersion programs and are huge helps as we move forward. Encourage your teachers and staff to find out about what these networks offer and make use of their expertise!
- Important resources on early Chinese language learning and immersion programs.
- Four presentations given at the 2014 ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo in San Antonio, November 21–23. Presenters discuss key issues in the field of Chinese language education: lessons learned by experts in the field, the vitality and sustainability of Chinese heritage language schools, and uses of digital technologies and selection of instructional materials to promote student engagement and learning.
CELIN has received numerous requests for information about curricula used in Chinese language education. Therefore, we decided that this will be one area of our focus this year. We’re conducting a survey of curricula that are used in Chinese language education and that educators need. Can you please take five minutes to complete this survey? This is an ongoing project, and we will be sending out information as we proceed. Stay tuned to find out what we are learning! –Shuhan Wang and Joy Peyton