North Central College (Teacher)
STARTALK Teaching Chinese with Authentic Materials
- June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- June 23, 2018 – June 24, 2018: (Online)
- June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- North Central College, Naperville, IL
The North Central College Chinese program will partner with local schools to provide a STARTALK teacher program for 12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese with varied teaching experience. This program, focusing on equipping participants with strategies and tools in selecting and applying authentic materials in Chinese language classrooms, is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online formats. The program, with a total instructional time of over 90 hours, combines a 10-day face-to-face workshop and 2 online modules, to guide participants to use authentic materials and apply effective teaching strategies in unit and lesson planning. To ensure the continued support for participants’ application of training content, two post-program reunions and sharing activities are designed during the fall and winter. The expected outcomes are that participants are able to select age-appropriate authentic materials for their lessons, scaffold student learning through effective teaching strategies and tools, and develop performance- based assessment using authentic materials.