T1 Meeting Training and Development Needs for Early Language Teachers

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Meeting Training and Development Needs for Early Language Teachers (T1)
Speaker: Luyi Lien, Betsy Lueth, Yalan King

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T1 Meeting Training and Development Needs for Early Language Teachers

  1. 1. Meeting Training and Development Needs for Early Language Teachers H. Yalan King [email_address] April 23, 2010
  2. 2. www.TheMandarinCenter.org www.CAISinstitute.org www.CAIS.org
  3. 3. China’s Rapid Rise <ul><li>Obama pledges to send 100,000 students to study </li></ul><ul><li>300 million Chinese learning English each year </li></ul><ul><li>China has more internet users than any other country </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations are looking for the best talent </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teacher or Program Developer? <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outreach & Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Challenges <ul><li>Challenges for American students to become proficient in Chinese language and culture: </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of qualified teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of state/national standards </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of appropriate materials </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shortage of Qualified Teachers <ul><li>Import teachers from Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Develop “homegrown” teachers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Guest Teachers <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Acculturation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of program </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Quick start </li></ul><ul><li>Low investment </li></ul>Chinese Education Conference 2009 - Hanban workshop
  8. 8. “ Homegrown” Teachers <ul><ul><li>Native speakers who have lived in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Near native fluency </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Standards <ul><ul><li>State and National Standards for Chinese language and culture curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Resources
  11. 11. Can’t do it alone… TheMandarinCenter.org CAISinstitute.org

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