The 2017 Berkeley-STARTALK Online Teacher Certification Enrichment Program for Chinese Language Teachers is a second year STARTALK Infrastructure program with a goal of combining theory and practice using meaningful and practical pedagogical approaches. The four STARTALK courses will be fully supported by STARTALK with no additional tuition required.
For the 15 students in the San Francisco Bay Area completing their first two courses offered in 2016, the 2017 program will offer two 3-unit courses titled “methods and materials of Teaching Chinese-II” and “Technology Use in the Chinese Language Classroom”
For the 15 students entering the program in 2017, the program will offer five seats to people outside the San Francisco Bay Area with proof of admission from teacher licensing programs near the applicants. Two 3-unit courses titled “Chinese Linguistics for Chinese Language Teachers” and “Methods & Materials of Teaching Chinese-I” will be offered to the 2017 new group.
This 2017 program will be possible for any program certifying Chinese language teachers to incorporate the Chinese courses into their teacher certification programs in order to enhance the Chinese teacher candidates’ performance in the classrooms.
Teacher candidates will be recruited in collaboration with Holy Names University’s Teacher Credentialing (licensure) Program. After completing the STARTALK courses, the candidates must transfer their 12-unit to Holy Names University or any nearby teacher licensing program if away from the San Francisco Bay Area to continue their licensing program and pay for their own tuition to complete the teacher licensing program.
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