Events

Workshop: A Talk On TPRS By Dr. Frank Tang

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells St., Room 106
Chicago, IL

This workshop is to examine the theory and practice of the popular foreign language teaching method – Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. Dr. Tang is going to discuss the basic tenets of TPRS, the basic procedure and techniques of TPRS, the affective components of TPRS, and how to adapt TPRS to teaching Chinese language and culture.

Workshop: Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview & Task-Based Chinese Language Instruction By Prof. Chuanren Ke

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells St., Room 106
Chicago, IL

This workshop is to focus on ACTFL Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and its pedagogical implications, and discuss task-based language instruction (TBLI). Prof. Ke will use some Chinese teaching videos and lesson plans to illustrate TBLI theoretical approaches and pedagogical principles. Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop.

Workshop: Using Technology to Enhance Your Chinese Teaching By Mary Ann Durso

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep
1034 North Wells St., Room 106
Chicago, IL

This workshop is to share some practical ways for teachers to use technology to enhance Chinese teaching.  After participating in this workshop, teachers will be able to use a variety of online tools in classroom. Confucius Institute in Chicago (CIC) invites you to join us for the workshop.

1. The Nature of Chinese Writing System and Its Instruction 2. The Grammar of Chinese as Foreign Language: What to Teach and How to Teach It? By Dr. Lening Liu from Columbia University

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Confucius Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street Room 106
Chicago, IL

For the 1st topic, Dr. Liu will introduce an instructional methodology which teaches Chinese characters in close relations with vocabulary and composition. Dr. Liu will use samples of Chinese character and students' homework to showcase how to teach Chinese characters to different age groups of learners.

WORKSHOP: Chinese Teaching Case Study II: Analysis & Application by Dr. Wei-ling Wu

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

This workshop is to help teachers to bridge the gap between standards and implementation. Dr. Wu will introduce teachers to new ideas and strategies for teaching and learning and facilitate teachers to think what could be done differently and they could do for their own students. Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop.

2016 Chinese Cultural Festival--Free and open to the public

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Whitney Young Magnet High School                   
 211 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL

CIC and CPS will host its 3rd city-wide annual Chinese Cultural Festival at the Whitney Young Magnet High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016. Click "REGISTER (here)" to send your registration.

Workshop: Empowering Students with Pedagogical and Authentic Tasks and Rubrics by Dr. Miao-fen Tseng

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

In this workshop, Dr. Tseng will discuss the task-based language teaching. She will also showcase useful and appropriate authentic materials and help create formative and summative assessments. Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop. 5 CPDUs

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