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Events

WORKSHOP: Bringing Traditional Chinese Music to Your Classroom by Jian Ping

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells St. Room 106
Chicago, IL

Passage to the Middle Kingdom is an eight-part series introducing Chinese traditional music and musical instruments through the perspectives of select musicians. The program is produced with the support from CIC and broadcast over ratio stations across the US, featuring musicians from America’s suburbs to the subways, from community centers to world-renowned s

Workshop: Engaging Learning Activities in K-8 Chinese World Language Classrooms

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells St. Room 106
Chicago, IL

Engaging learning activities are crucial to successful student-centered classroom practice. Teachers have developed and implemented various kinds of learning activities which can be shared with each other. The Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for a Swap Shop on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Workshop: A Talk on Handbook for Chinese Teachers by Dr. Lening Liu

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Confucious Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, 702
Chicago, IL

Using the forthcoming Handbook for Chinese Instructors, Dr. Liu will re-examine a number of aspects of Chinese teachers' professional development, from teachers’ knowledge structures to teachers’ communication skills, from teaching new materials to conducting drill sessions, and from teaching Chinese pronunciation to teaching Chinese characters.

Workshop: How to Prepare Students for Study Abroad - Information Session for 2018 CPS CSLCTI Program in Hangzhou, China by Jane Lu

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Confucious Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

With a rapid growth of the number of students who are interested in learning Chinese language and culture, study Chinese in China is on a high demand. Ms. Lu will provide information for the program of 2018 CPS Chinese Summer Language, Culture and Technology Initiative. She is also going to share her opinions and offer her suggestions for a successful study abroad experience.

Workshop:The Art of Teaching Culture: Humanistic approach to teaching Chinese culture by Dr. LIxing Tang

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Confucious Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

This workshop is to take an in-depth look at the three aspects of culture: Practice, product and perspective, and effective ways of teaching culture in language classrooms. In the workshop, a humanistic approach will be presented to teach cultural perspectives through more implicit ways of teaching, which include storytelling, drama, field trips, study abroad and etc. Dr.

SWAP SHOP: Focus on Engaging Learning Activities in 9-12 Chinese World Language Classrooms

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Confucious Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

Engaging learning activities are crucial to successful student-centered classroom practice. Teachers have developed and implemented various kinds of learning activities which can be shared with each other. The Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for a Swap Shop on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Workshop: How to Become a Chinese Teacher in CPS

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Confucious Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

CPS (Chicago Public Schools) has been seeking certified, highly qualified K-12 Chinese World Language Teachers. If you are interested in teaching Chinese in CPS, the Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop. Ms. Christine Murphy Judson, the director of CPS Talent Acquisition, and Ms.

Workshop: Bringing Technology into Your Classroom-Introducing Online Chinese Reading Resources

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

This workshop is to introduce some online Chinese reading resources to Chinese teachers. These resources will help teachers access their students’ language ability, help students have a target language environment beyond classroom, and help parents involve in their children’s learning. Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop. 

Workshop: Chinese Teaching Case Study III: Analysis & Application by Dr. Wei-ling Wu

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 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. 

Workshop: Bringing Culture Into Chinese Language Classrooms

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicagi, IL

As world language teachers, we’ll agree that gaining cultural skills is an important part of achieving competency in a world language. In order to help enhance the Chinese language teaching and learning, Confucius Institute in Chicago has invited local artists to come to present and demonstrate different types of Chinese cultural activities such as folk dance and Taiji Quan.

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