STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGHER ED:  EVIDENCE FROM THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CHINESE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP Madeline K. Spring...
WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP? <ul><li>Groundbreaking effort to design, support, and implement a new paradigm for advanced...
MULTIPLE PATHWAYS AT STATESIDE PROGRAMS © The Language Flagship 2008
DIFFERENT PATHWAYS TOWARD SUPERIOR LEVEL PROFICIENCY <ul><li>Flagship Bound  – High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>Flag...
 
  OPTIONS FOR ASU UNDERGRADUATES WITH NO BACKGROUND CHINESE
  OPTIONS 3:  FOR STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE LEARNING CHINESE © The Language Flagship 2008
MODEL OF CURRICULAR DESIGN © The Language Flagship 2008
CAPSTONE YEAR IN CHINA <ul><ul><li>Semester One: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct enrollment in domain courses at Nan...
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M. Spring: Student Achievement in Higher Ed: Evidence from the Arizona State University Chinese Language Flagship (A4)

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This session, presented in Chinese and English, highlights four students in the ASU Chinese Language Flagship, a multilevel, undergraduate program for students to achieve superior language proficiency while pursuing degrees in the academic major of their choice. The students, each of whom began studying Mandarin in college, offer a snapshot of this innovative program through brief presentations taken from their own course work. Following a brief overview of the ASU Flagship curriculum, the first presenter draws on his study of contemporary social, environmental and ethical issues to pose the question, “Turning the Desert Green: A Sustainable Landscape for the Future?” The second speaker discusses “Feminism in Buddhism,” which is part of her longer research project for a Flagship course on Chinese Religions. The final presenter, who completed the program last spring and is currently a first-year graduate student and teaching assistant, addresses pedagogical strategies for motivating beginning Chinese language learners.

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M. Spring: Student Achievement in Higher Ed: Evidence from the Arizona State University Chinese Language Flagship (A4)

  1. 1. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGHER ED: EVIDENCE FROM THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CHINESE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP Madeline K. Spring, Program Director Flagship Students: Miles Campus, Lana Larkin Jason Loose, Melissa Tse © The Language Flagship 2008
  2. 2. WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP? <ul><li>Groundbreaking effort to design, support, and implement a new paradigm for advanced language education in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Help create next generation of global professionals, who have a superior level of fluency in a critical language </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate and post-BA programs and a limited number of pilot K-12 programs </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus curriculum coupled with a strategy for intensive study at an Overseas Flagship Center </li></ul>© The Language Flagship 2008
  3. 3. MULTIPLE PATHWAYS AT STATESIDE PROGRAMS © The Language Flagship 2008
  4. 4. DIFFERENT PATHWAYS TOWARD SUPERIOR LEVEL PROFICIENCY <ul><li>Flagship Bound – High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>Flagship Level 1 -- Students with no background in Chinese (ILR 0) </li></ul><ul><li>Flagship Levels 2-3 – Students entering at higher levels (ILR 0+ to 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Flagship Level 4 Content-based instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li> (ILR 2 to 3) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6.   OPTIONS FOR ASU UNDERGRADUATES WITH NO BACKGROUND CHINESE
  6. 7.   OPTIONS 3: FOR STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE LEARNING CHINESE © The Language Flagship 2008
  7. 8. MODEL OF CURRICULAR DESIGN © The Language Flagship 2008
  8. 9. CAPSTONE YEAR IN CHINA <ul><ul><li>Semester One: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct enrollment in domain courses at Nanjing University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Media Studies and Advanced Composition courses at Nanjing Flagship Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semester Two: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structured internships in student’s domain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-line capstone course for ASU credit </li></ul></ul></ul>

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