Q10 Incorporating Chinese Guest Teachers for Strong, Sustainable Programs

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Incorporating Chinese Guest Teachers for Strong, Sustainable Programs (Q10)
Speakers: Lucille Esposito, Deborah W. Robinson, Jan Viars, Yea-Jae Wang, Hongmei Zhao

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  • pictures are from our visiting teacher who is sponsored through the Confucius Institute. Her name is Janice Lin. She teaches elementary Chinese at Cardinal Elementary School in Brownsburg, Indiana.
  • Chen-Lin Wang is the East teacher
  • Tingting Shang is the West MS teacher Although we do not have pictures, we do have Chinese Levels I-IV at Brownsburg High School and elementary Chinese at Reagan Elementary.


  • 1. Incorporating Chinese Guest Teachers for Strong, Sustainable Programs NCLC Washington, DC. April 2010 Meeting Room 3, Meeting Room Level 10:00-11:00 Friday
  • 2. An Opportunity for Hubbard Students
  • 3. Ease of Learning for Young Children
    • Research shows that children are most receptive and more able to learn a language before the age of ten.
    • Madeleine Nash, states in Time
    • “ The ability to learn a second language is highest between birth and the age of six.”
    • Young children learn languages with great enthusiasm. They are willing to imitate the new sounds in a foreign language, to sing and play with it unlike older students who are more self conscious about pronunciation.
  • 4. The Future of Foreign (Global) Language in Schools
    • “ In an increasingly competitive and open world, the demand for language instruction in Chinese is rising, don't let your students miss out.” Barbara Axelson, Administrator, November 2006
  • 5. How would Hubbard students learn this language?
    • In kindergarten children learn through singing and finger play with a limited writing.
    • As students progress, they will learn the spoken word and eventually as we add a grade level to the program, they will have instruction in writing and conversation by the fifth grade.
    • Children will study the culture with the Chinese language instructor and through use of the internet.
    • Through distance learning our students will be able to make connections with their peers in China and other districts who teach Chinese.
  • 6. Model Mandarin Chinese Curriculum
    • The model curriculum for Mandarin Chinese was developed by the Ohio Department of Education as a component of the FLAP grant. Hubbard was one of the recipients of an elementary FLAP Grant.
  • 7. Benchmarks for the K-4 Program
    • Ask and answer questions and share preferences on familiar topics
    • Exchange personal information
    • Request clarification
    • Give and follow a short sequence of instructions
    • Respond appropriately to requests accompanied by gestures and other visual or auditory cures, and follow directions
    • Identify people and objects based on descriptions
    • Decode words, phrases and sentences using knowledge of letter/smybol-sound correspondences and contextual cues
    • Identify the main idea and describe characters and setting in oral, signed or written narratives
    • Dramatize songs, short stories, poetry or activities.
  • 8. . . .What an opportunity For Hubbard Children
  • 9. Chinese Guest Teacher Program April 23 rd , 2010 Presented by Hongmei Zhao Hanban Chinese Guest Teacher [email_address]
  • 10. New Program in 2008 -2009 • Chinese Bridge Delegation Trip • Two Hanban guest teachers offer instruction • Teaching assignment Grades 1 and 2 5 days a week for 30 minutes Level Ⅰ, Middle and High School 5 days a week for 50 minutes
  • 11. Expanded Program in 2009-2010 • Expand Chinese program into two Primary Schools, two Middle Schools and High School • Two guest teachers and one local Chinese teacher offer instruction • Teaching assignment: Grades 1 and 2, 5 days a week for 20 minutes Grades 3 and 4, 5 days a week for 30 minutes Level Ⅰ,ⅡHigh School, 5 days a week for 50 minutes Level Ⅰ, Middle School, 5 days a week for 50 minutes Grade 7, 5 days a week for 50 minutes for one quarter
  • 12. District Support • New teacher orientation • In-service training • Foreign language department quarterly meeting • Support team: Administrators, teachers and parents World language chair as head mentor Mentor teachers in each school
  • 13. Cultural support • A local Chinese teacher as a cultural mentor • Support from principals • Teachers and American parents regularly take GT to experience the life in US Living support • A furnished apartment shared by two guest teachers • The district provides the transportation to school
  • 14. Community Support • Chinese New Year Celebration in 2008 and World Pulse Program( Chinese, German, Spanish) in 2009 http://occhineseprogram.shutterfly.com/ • Exchange Program between two schools in US and China http://oakcreekbeijing.shutterfly.com/
  • 15. Brownsburg, Indiana
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  • 21. Seattle Public School
  • 22. Guest teachers help to extend existing program through 2006 FLAP Grant
  • 23. Guest teachers help to organize Chinese New Year Activity