Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
The 5th Annual Conference of the NECLTA-International Conference on Learning and Teaching Chinese Language and Culture
Conference theme: “Teaching Chinese in the 21st Century”
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michael Everson
Dr. Michael Everson is Associate Professor Emeritus from the U of Iowa, where he was involved in Foreign Language and ESL Education and managed K-12 teacher certification programs for 8 foreign languages including Chinese. His research on literacy development among CFL learners has appeared in a variety of journals and book collections, with his most recently co-edited publications being “Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications” published by Cheng & Tsui, and "Research among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language” published by the National Foreign Language Research Center at The University of Hawaii.
Dr. Everson is one of the lead designers of “Read Chinese!” an online reading project designed for high school learners of Chinese. He has served on a number of boards having to do with strategic planning initiatives for Chinese language education, such as the STARTALK program for Chinese language teacher development. He is also active with a number of organizations including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) where he served as Managing Editor, Foreign Language Annals, the Asia Society, the Chinese Language Teachers Association, and the National Foreign Language Center to further Chinese language education in the United States, and currently, the Asia Society’s Celin (Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network) project. He was the lead author of the Celin white paper “Developing Early Literacy in Chinese” published this year (2016) and a co-author of the StarTalk white paper, “Guiding Principles for Early Literacy Experiences for Beginning Learners of Chinese”, by H. Curtain, M. Everson, C. Kotenbeutel, Y. King, M. Lavadenz, P. Liu, and C. Ross, Commissioned by the National Foreign Language Center, The University of Maryland, as a resource for StarTalk programs.
08:00-09:00 Registration and Vendor Hours
09:00-09:30 Opening Remarks: Co-Chairs: President Remarks:
09:30-10:30 Keynote Speaker: Professor Michael Everson
Strengthening Student Outcomes with the Can-Do Statements
In this session, participants will be introduced to the Can-Do Statements published by the NCSSFL-ACTFL as a useful classroom resource in curriculum and lesson planning. Through a deeper understanding of the Can-Do Statements, and their alignment with the World-Readiness Learning Standards, teachers will be able to set long-term, or short-term daily instructional goals in all three modes of communication and in all four language skills at targeted specific levels of proficiency.
Discussions on Writing Teaching Methodologies in Chinese Classes
A Semantic and Discourse Analysis of Qishi and Shishishang in Chinese and Its Pedagogical Implications
Applying Learning Models in Designing a Weekly Schedule for First-Year Chinese
What Should I Teach When I Have the Freedom to Teach What I am Passionate About?
K-12 Panel: What you don't know about Google Chrome
This workshop will explore how to leverage Chrome for collaboration and learn strategies for incorporating them into the curriculum. During the workshop, the instructors will introduce some useful Apps and Add-ons that will bring our understanding and utilization of Chrome to a whole new level.
Chinese as a Second Language Pronunciation Teaching Survey
Games in the Secondary Classroom
The Acquisition of Chinese Blade-palatal /zh/, /ch/, /sh/ by Japanese Students Learning Chinese as a Second Language
Battling Negative Transfer of American English
The Effect of a Third Language on Previous Acquired Languages —Evidence from Visual Recognition
Researching L2 teachers’ beliefs: A review of current studies on native Chinese-speaking teachers’ language teaching beliefs
AP Related Issues
Using Software to Understand text Before Class Time
Analysis of Errors in Reading and Pedagogical Strategies
An Easy Way to Create Pedagogical Media for Hybrid Courses: Lightboard
Teaching Xiyouji to American College Students
Developing an Effective Accelerated Online Chinese Course for Novice Learners
Proficiency-based Teaching and Assessment of Listening and Speaking in CFL Classrooms
Technology Use in A Summer Immersion Program
A Reflection on Classroom Practice in a Chinese Writing System Class
An Integrated Approach to Chinese Language Learning
Optimizing the Character Load in a Beginning level Chinese Course
韩越粤学生在汉语语音学习中的特点，困难和纠正方法 -- UMass Boston 教学案例
Using an Economics Experiment as a Performance Task in Chinese Class
Designing Challenging and Practical Group to Motivate Chinese Learners