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.
  • Q10 Incorporating Chinese Guest Teachers for Strong, Sustainable Programs

    1. 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. 2. An Opportunity for Hubbard Students
    3. 3. Ease of Learning for Young Children <ul><li>Research shows that children are most receptive and more able to learn a language before the age of ten. </li></ul><ul><li>Madeleine Nash, states in Time </li></ul><ul><li>“ The ability to learn a second language is highest between birth and the age of six.” </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Future of Foreign (Global) Language in Schools <ul><li>“ 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 </li></ul>
    5. 5. How would Hubbard students learn this language? <ul><li>In kindergarten children learn through singing and finger play with a limited writing. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Children will study the culture with the Chinese language instructor and through use of the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Through distance learning our students will be able to make connections with their peers in China and other districts who teach Chinese. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Model Mandarin Chinese Curriculum <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Benchmarks for the K-4 Program <ul><li>Ask and answer questions and share preferences on familiar topics </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Request clarification </li></ul><ul><li>Give and follow a short sequence of instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Respond appropriately to requests accompanied by gestures and other visual or auditory cures, and follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Identify people and objects based on descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Decode words, phrases and sentences using knowledge of letter/smybol-sound correspondences and contextual cues </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the main idea and describe characters and setting in oral, signed or written narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatize songs, short stories, poetry or activities. </li></ul>
    8. 8. . . .What an opportunity For Hubbard Children
    9. 9. Chinese Guest Teacher Program April 23 rd , 2010 Presented by Hongmei Zhao Hanban Chinese Guest Teacher [email_address]
    10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. Brownsburg, Indiana
    16. 21. Seattle Public School
    17. 22. Guest teachers help to extend existing program through 2006 FLAP Grant
    18. 23. Guest teachers help to organize Chinese New Year Activity