CARLA Summer Institutes: This internationally known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and networking opportunities. Registration is now open. Learn more. (CARLA is the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota.)
New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese: Jointly with the State University of New York College of Optometry and Nanjing University, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York will hold their 15th conference at the State University of New York College of Optometry in Manhattan. The theme of the conference is "Teaching Chinese as a World Language: Research, Practice, and Innovation." The conference welcomes teachers, practitioners, and administrators in the field to attend and present. Conference date: May 6, 2017.
The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL): Columbia University's Teachers College is accepting applications for the 2017–18 academic year. The TCSOL certificate program is a one-year program, providing the state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy and educational linguistics. The program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in current and future classrooms in various contexts. The program spans 12 weekends over one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and is ideal for both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who look to develop or enhance their ability to teach through an accelerated program. Application deadline: July 31, 2017.
Chinese Teacher Training Program: Sponsored by Hanban, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York is offering its popular teacher training summer program at Nanjing University for the 14th year in a row. Courses include Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese Literature, Chinese Characters and Calligraphy, and Seminar on Advanced Chinese. Upon the successful completion of the program, participants will receive graduate-level credits from Nanjing University which can be used to fulfill the subject credit requirement for teacher certification by U.S. education authorities. Program dates: July 10–August 8, 2017.
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