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A3 Flagship Programs: Opportunity, Challenge and Innovation (Liu)

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A3 Flagship Programs: Opportunity, Challenge and Innovation (Liu)

  1. 1. 1<br />Flagship Programs: Opportunities, Challenge and Innovation<br />Jennifer Liu, Indiana University<br />National Chinese Language Conference<br />April 24, 2010<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />2<br />Outline<br />Overall Flagship Goals & Requirements<br />Challenge <br />Innovation<br />Outcome <br />
  3. 3. 3<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />The Language Flagship<br />Mission Creating global professionals <br />Goals Superior proficiency, academic and professional excellence, transform language education in the U.S.<br />CertificateProgram Cross-disciplinary courses, specialized language instruction, internships, overseas capstone<br />Funding National Security Education Program<br />Languages Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian, Russian, Central Asian/Turkic<br />http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Graduate highly literate and articulate students with:<br />superior level Mandarin Chinese language proficiency (ACTFL ILR-3).<br />academic and cross-cultural tools needed to successfully navigate U.S.-China relations in the 21st century.<br />diverse academic and professional degrees from their own areas of interest, geared to step into and successfully manage cross-cultural work environments.<br />Overarching Goals<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />6<br />Changing the way Languages are taught in America<br />- Academic classes taught in Chinese<br />- Upper-intermediate to advanced Mandarin learners<br /> Topics<br /> Writing<br />Reading<br /> Project<br />Content<br />Knowledge<br /><ul><li>Humanities
  7. 7. Science
  8. 8. Social Science</li></ul>Language<br />Skill<br /><ul><li> Vocabulary
  9. 9. Structure
  10. 10. Genre</li></li></ul><li>7<br />7<br />The Language Flagship Capstone Year<br />Study at Nanjing University, taking courses in academic discipline<br />Connect with the community through volunteer and community service<br />Live with a roommate/tutor from a similar academic field<br />Work on a professional 4-month internship in a Chinese company<br />
  11. 11. 8<br />8<br />Administrative Challenge <br />On campus<br />Manage a group of highly motivated students from various programs and departments <br />Provide long-term, systematic support which helps students complete all Flagship requirements in four or more years<br />Create venues to work with on-campus colleagues to institutionalize the Flagship program<br />Off campus<br />Collaborate with colleagues from different institutions to ensure articulated summer, overseas, capstone experience<br />
  12. 12. 9<br />9<br />Pedagogical Challenge<br />Identify areas of needs for students to function well in a Chinese study and work place <br />Devise instructional strategies to foster advanced-superior language skills<br />Design evidence-based and authentic learning experience<br />Train teachers to work with advanced students and content-based curriculum<br />Address learners with diverse needs<br /><ul><li>Knowledge and skills
  13. 13. Method
  14. 14. Assessment
  15. 15. Teacher training
  16. 16. Differentiated instruction</li></li></ul><li>10<br />School of Public & Environmental Affairs<br />School of Business<br />School of Education<br />College of Arts & Sciences<br />East Asian Languages & Cultures<br />Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy <br />Flagship<br />10<br />Administrative Innovation<br />House the program in an administrative unit which can easily work with students from different programs and departments, e.g., School, honors college, etc. <br />Pool resources on campus to provide language and culture enhancement, e.g., tutors, student associations, etc. <br />Engage faculty members from different programs across campus, e.g. course offerings, lecture-series, letters of references<br />Discuss common issues at China overseas council <br />Adopt unified application process and platform for overseas study<br />
  17. 17. 11<br />11<br />Pedagogical Innovation<br />Multiple and flexible entry points<br />Basic Curricular Requirements for Flagship Students<br />
  18. 18. 12<br />12<br />Pedagogical Innovation<br />Multiple and flexible entry points<br />Meeting Curricular Requirements: Beginning Students<br />
  19. 19. 13<br />13<br />Pedagogical Innovation<br />Multiple and flexible entry points<br />Meeting Curricular Requirements: Intermediate Students<br />
  20. 20. 14<br />14<br />Pedagogical Innovation<br />Content-based instruction<br />Text and performance analysis (IU)<br />Individualized instruction <br />Accelerated language study, e.g., summer intensive program, 4th year + content<br />Need analysis through survey to students and companies (BYU)<br />Integrated and performance-based learning, e.g., language practicum/community involvement<br />Periodic assessment with standardized testing tools (CCALT, CATRC, STAMP, HSK, OPI)<br />
  21. 21. 15<br />15<br />Pedagogical Innovation<br />Content-based instruction<br />
  22. 22. 16<br />16<br />Program Outcome<br />

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