Events

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

Workshop: Roadmap for Creating a Deep and Rich Curriculum By Dr. Helena Curtain

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, , IL

This workshop will highlight important aspects that we must consider as we develop a proficiency-focused curriculum that is deep, and rich, and engaging, for both students and teachers.

Workshop Series on Technology (1): Using Technology to Enhance Your Chinese Teaching By Mary Ann Durso

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells Street, 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 should be able to use a variety of online tools including: Flipgrid; Kahoot; links and bookmarks; Screencast-o-matic; VoiceThread; Youtube Channels; the Google Drive for storage and online communication; Apps; software for Digital Sto

WORKSHOP: How to Become a Chinese Teacher in CPS

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. 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.

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