Events

Chinese Cultural Festival/孔子学院日--Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institute Worldwide

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Whitney Young Magnet High School
211 S. Laflin St.,
Chicago, , IL

The Confucius Institute in Chicago, in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at Valpraiso University and CPS, is planning a Chinese Cultural Festival to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute worldwide at Whitney Young Magnet High School on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

CIC WORKSHOP: Bringing Culture Into the Chinese Language Classroom

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
CIC at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, , 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.

Workshop in the Summer--Get the New School Year Off to a Great Start!

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
The Confucius Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

What are some strategies to start the school year successfully? What to do on the first day of school? Do you want to leave the troubles of last school year behind you and start fresh? Many decisions affecting the success of a course take place well before the first day of school.

Planning and Implementing Effective Chinese Language Teaching and Learning

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:30am to Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, , IL

AP Office & CIC Citywide PD Session presented by Dr. Weiling Wu, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 22, open to CPS CHINESE TEACHERS ONLY

Storytelling & Technology in the Chinese Language Classroom by Dr. Frank Tang of New York University

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
The Confucius Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

In this workshop, Prof. Tang will address the following questions based on research and practice: How to use culturally appropriate stories in the Chinese language classroom? How to integrate American culture in the learning of Chinese culture? How to tap into students’ creativity and linguistic ability to allow them to tell their own stories in the target language?

From Language to Culture Part 3: Chinese Arts II By Jian Ping

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am
The Confucius Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

As we know, the variety of Chinese folk arts, including paper-cutting, kite-making, clay figurine, shadow play, carved lacquerware and Chinese New Year painting, can enrich the experience of Chinese language learning.

From Language to Culture Part 3: Chinese Arts by Jian Ping

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am
The Confucius Institute in Chicago at Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

As we know, the variety of Chinese folk arts, including Chinese New Year painting, paper-cutting, kite-making, clay figurine, shadow play, carved lacquerware, and etc, can enrich the experience of Chinese language learning.

Teaching Chinese at the Beginning Level (Part 2) By Kun Yu

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

Yu Laoshi from Beijing Language and Culture University is going to continue the workshop of the same topic she offered last February. In this session, Yu Laoshi will discuss how to teach Chinese characters and how to use culture as a component in a language class. Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop.

How to Become a Chinese Teacher in CPS by Jane Lu

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is 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. Jane Lu, Coordinator of Chinese World Language Program of CPS, will assist you in navigating the CPS employment and certification process. 

Me and Beyond By Dr. Jun Yang

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 9:30am to 11:30am
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

Most world language curricular use topics of “me” to talk about the experiences learners are most familiar and comfortable with as the start of communicative approach to build communicative competence. In this workshop, Dr. Jun Yang from University of Chicago is going to discuss how teachers can help students get prepared for going beyond the “me” stage.

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