K–16 articulation for Chinese language programming is becoming critical as more K–12 students choose to learn Chinese in recent years. Participants in this session, both administrators and
teachers of Chinese, will gain knowledge and skills in developing programs that foster K–16 Chinese articulation. Co-presenter Kun Shi will present the urgent need for administrators to support teachers and focus on K–16 articulation in order to sustain program development, based
on his experience working with Florida and Ohio schools. Dr. Shepherd will explore ways to build the culture of Chinese programs in ways that create optimal learning experiences for American learners while they coordinate instruction in a manner that allows for smooth K–16 articulation. Techniques for structuring learning experiences that integrate key factors impacting vertical articulation will be shared through discussion and video, including embedding language in culture, eliciting increasingly sophisticated learner performance, shifting from texts to
performance in context, generating intrinsic motivation, fostering varied feedback, and showing learners how to efficiently learn Chinese as a foreign language.