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    1. 1. Producing Global Professionals: Flagship Connections Jennifer Liu, Indiana University National Chinese Language Conference May 1, 2009
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>College component </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program models and curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment and outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-college component </li></ul>
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    4. 4. The Language Flagship <ul><li>Mission Creating global professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Goals Superior proficiency, academic and professional excellence, reinvent language education in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate Program Cross-disciplinary courses, specialized language instruction, internships, overseas capstone, research thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Funding National Security Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>Languages Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean , Persian, Russian, Central Asian/Turkic </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Graduate highly literate and articulate students with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>superior level Mandarin Chinese language proficiency (ACTFL ILR-3). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>academic and cross-cultural tools needed to successfully navigate U.S.-China relations in the 21 st century. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diverse academic and professional degrees from their own areas of interest, geared to step into and successfully manage cross-cultural work environments. </li></ul></ul>Overarching Goals
    6. 6. Changing the way Languages are taught in America <ul><ul><li>- Academic classes taught in Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Upper-intermediate to advanced Mandarin learners </li></ul></ul>Topics Writing Reading Project <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Language Flagship Capstone Year <ul><ul><li>Study at Nanjing University, taking courses in academic discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with the community through volunteer and community service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live with a roommate/tutor from a similar academic field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on a professional 4-month internship in a Chinese company </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. The Language Flagship Certification <ul><li>Certification requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Honors-level language and domain courses </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas internship </li></ul><ul><li>Baccalaureate from an accredited U.S. Flagship institution </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated language speaking and writing proficiency (ILR Level 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfilled Flagship Center specific requirements </li></ul>
    9. 9. Brigham Young University <ul><li>Applicants majors include: engineering, business, sciences, journalism, pre-law, pre-med, international relations and economics. </li></ul><ul><li>BYU Flagship is embedded into one of the largest undergraduate Chinese programs in the US (Chinese enrollments exceeding 600/semester) </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on prior background, participants may enter one of three tracks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Junior Track (3 years): intermediate/intermediate-high language level students who still have substantial major work remaining, upper-level general Chinese training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Track (2 years): For candidates who are at the advanced to advanced-high level proficiency, who have completed upper-division language courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast Track (1 year): advanced-high/superior proficiency and have already had upper level cultural and linguistic training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BYU Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate academic classes in a variety of disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers of Mandarin pursuing professional language in a China-related career </li></ul>
    10. 10. The Ohio State University <ul><li>OSU Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate and Graduate programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content courses taught in Chinese by experts from China with the assistance of a pedagogical specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student portfolios collected, compiled and assessed within an electronic portfolio system to support learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speakers of Mandarin pursuing professional language in a China-related career </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Ohio State University The curriculum created for the OSU Chinese Flagship Undergraduate Program guides students to the following levels of proficiency and function in Chinese: 1) ILR level 3 (ACTFL Superior) or better proficiency in spoken and written language 2) The ability to conduct oneself in a professional domain in the target language 3) The experience of creating an extensive professional presentation of research .
    12. 12. The University of Mississippi <ul><li>U of M Special Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four year undergraduate Chinese program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No prior Chinese required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular domestic and Qingdao summer language intensives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fifth year in China </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. University of Oregon <ul><li>UO Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Two to four-year honors-level undergraduate program for students of all majors </li></ul><ul><li>Academic classes in a variety of disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese speaking dorm, with native speaking RA </li></ul><ul><li>Individualize language coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Honors research / thesis in Chinese </li></ul>2009-10 Example Flagship Course Offerings Honors-Language courses <ul><li>CHN 420-422, Intermediate Language Strategies (survey in science, humanities, social science) </li></ul>Discussion Section in Chinese <ul><li>Fall - Psychology: Mind and Society + </li></ul><ul><li>Winter - History: China Past and Present </li></ul><ul><li>Spring - Political Science: State of the World </li></ul><ul><li>CHN 440-442, Advanced Language Strategies </li></ul>Multi-disciplinary course in Chinese <ul><li>Global Leadership and Change: Chinese Urban Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Business: Doing Business in China </li></ul><ul><li>Film: Globalization through Chinese Film </li></ul><ul><li>Social Linguistics: Language Culture and Society </li></ul><ul><li>Literature: Cities in Modern China </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>6 content courses and 6 related language strategy courses offered per year </li></ul><ul><li>Students required to take 2 courses per term depending on their language proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Four possible combination of classes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two content courses (1 & 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One content (2) + advanced language strategy course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One content (1) + advanced language strategy course (schedule conflict) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content course (1) + intermediate language strategy course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate language strategy course + regular EALL language course </li></ul></ul>University of Oregon
    15. 15. Arizona State University © The Language Flagship 2008 <ul><li>ASU Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate two-year honors-level program </li></ul><ul><li>Students pursue degrees in the academic major of their choice </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and group projects and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussion and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized writing tutorials </li></ul>
    16. 16. Indiana University <ul><ul><li>China’s Political Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law and Society in China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Cinema </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IU Special Features </li></ul><ul><li>Honors-level undergraduate program designed to cultivate superior language and cultural skills for professional success </li></ul><ul><li>Two distinct stages — Flagship Bound and Flagship Partner —offering flexible entry points into the program </li></ul><ul><li>Individually assigned discipline mentors to foster professional development of China-related careers in business, law, policy , and academia </li></ul><ul><li>Paired language/content courses: </li></ul>
    17. 17. Indiana University Flagship Program Study Sequence plan summer 0 freshman year summer 1 sophomore year summer 2 junior year summer 3 senior year early start                 comprehensive FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202 Qingdao B C401-C402 Qingdao D clusters (other) Nanjing no summer 1 FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202   C301-C302 Qingdao C/D clusters (other) Nanjing no summer 1 or 2 FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202   C301-C302   C401-C402 + clusters (other) Nanjing no senior FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202 Qingdao B C401-C402 + clusters Qingdao D/E Nanjing     no junior FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202 Qingdao B C401-C402 + clusters Qingdao D/E   (other) Nanjing no sophomore FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202 Qingdao B   Qingdao C clusters (other) Nanjing freshman start                 comprehensive - C101-C102 FCLI C201-C202 C301-C302 Qingdao C/D clusters (other) Nanjing no summer 2 - C101-C102 FCLI C201-C202 C301-C302   C401-C402 + clusters (other) Nanjing no summer 1 - C101-C102   C201-C202 Qingdao B C401-C402 + clusters (other) Nanjing no sophomore - C101-C102 FCLI C201-C202   Qingdao B C401-C402 + clusters (other) Nanjing late start                 (only option) - - FCLI C101-C102 C201-C202 Qingdao B C401-C402 + clusters (other) Nanjing
    18. 18. The University of Rhode Island © The Language Flagship 2008 <ul><li>URI Special Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Earn bachelors in chosen field ( engineering, business, political science, textiles , etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Special emphasis on engineering disciplines in cooperation with URI’s International Engineering Program </li></ul><ul><li>Dual degrees in engineering and language </li></ul>
    19. 19. Student Diversity Accounting Asian Studies Bio-Chemistry Chinese Chemistry Economics Environmental Studies Geology Honors College Information Tech Int’l Business Int’l Studies Int’l Law Journalism Marketing Medicine Physics Pharmacology Academic Interests  language learning experiences  backgrounds  academic interests  strengths  motivations  perspectives
    20. 20. Eligibility Requirement <ul><li>High school seniors or transfer students with beginning through advanced Mandarin language proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Strong academic performance with current or high school GPA of 3.25 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in actively being part of a community of Mandarin language learners </li></ul><ul><li>具备中高级中文水平的高中应届毕业生或大学在校生 </li></ul><ul><li>希望进一步提高自身中文水平并能够学以致用 </li></ul><ul><li>学习成绩优异, GPA 在 3.25 或以上 </li></ul><ul><li>积极参与校园各类中国文化活动 </li></ul>