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Date Time Title
Thu. 07/12/07 8:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Chinese Language and Culture (1)
New/Experienced

AP course content and strategies and develop AP Chinese course. Learn about the format, specifications, and sample test items of the AP Chinese exam. Learn about AP Chinese course audit.

Presenter(s): Richard Chi, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Thu. 07/12/07 8:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Chinese Language and Culture (2)
New/Experienced

In this workshop, participants will engage in a professional exchange of ideas on beginning an AP Chinese and Culture course, with special emphasis on the integration of the National Standards into Instruction and Assessment. Participants will review AP teacher workshop materials, including the AP Chinese Course Description, Teacher's Guide, and exam specifications.

Presenter(s): Stella Kwoh, California State University, Hayward, California

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Fri. 07/13/07 9:00 a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
Sharing the First Year of Teaching Strategies

The purpose of this session is to provide participants with a clear understanding of what the general coverage of the first year of teaching an AP Chinese course will include. Participants will learn how to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as technology and cultural aspects into the daily lesson plan. The presenter will demonstrate some useful techniques in terms of 4Rs skills. A thorough analysis of the sample works from students of various backgrounds will also be discussed.

Presenter(s): Li-chu Hou, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Fri. 07/13/07 10:45 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Music-Assisted Learning

Using music and songs in teaching Chinese helps to generate interest and accelerate learning. Selecting music and songs for instruction requires careful consideration of the impact on the tones being learned and the level of difficulty. Difficult songs will frustrate learners while unsuitable music might negatively affect the learning of tones that are very different from other languages. Participants will learn how to select and use easy-to-learn songs to make learning and teaching more effective. At the end of the session, participants will be able to design their own music-assisted Chinese lessons with the music and songs provided by the presenter.

Presenter(s): Lin Wang, The Pine School, Stuart, Florida

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Fri. 07/13/07 3:30 p.m. -
4:45 p.m.
Chinese Etymology

While there are at least 60,000 Chinese characters in the Chinese dictionary, an average educated native Chinese person learns about 6,000 Chinese characters one at a time, as stand-alone characters. Thus, Chinese writing language is viewed as one of the hardest languages to learn. In this session, participants will learn that the Chinese word system is a 100 percent word root system with only 220 word roots, and it could be simpler than the high school geometry. The original meaning of every word can be read out loud from its face, and any educated foreigner who did not know a single Chinese character could master the Chinese word system within six months. At the end of this session, participants will know why a given word is written as it is.

Presenter(s): Tienzen Gong, Chinese Etymology Institute, Diamond Bar, California

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Sat. 07/14/07 9:00 a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
Meet the Development Committee: AP Chinese Language and Culture
New/Experienced

In this session, participants will meet members of the AP Chinese Development Committee and learn about the course and exam development, the results of the administration of the exam, and the general exam organization and its components. The presenters will also discuss standards-based teaching practices to prepare students for the AP challenge, and resources and opportunities for professional development. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer period for participants to share their best practices in teaching AP Chinese and other Chinese courses.

Presenter(s): Diane Mammone, Quabbin Regional High School, Barre, Massachusetts;
Jianhua Bai, Kenyon College, Mt Vernon, Ohio;
David Baum, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Sat. 07/14/07 10:45 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Teaching Strategies to Prepare Students for the AP Challenge

In this session, members of the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam Development Committee will focus on the AP Chinese Language and Culture course. The presenters will demostrate how to integrate textbook lessons, authentic materials, and teacher-generated materials to improve student performance on AP style tasks. Discussion will include classroom activities, student learning strategies, performance goals, and the AP scoring guidelines. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Participants will be encouraged to share their own course arrangements, curriculum, best practices, or challenges they face in teaching Chinese.

Presenter(s): Diane Mammone, Quabbin Regional High School, Barre, Massachusetts;
Jianhua Bai, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

Date Time Title
Sat. 07/14/07 2:45 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Integrating Podcasting and Online Resources into Teaching of AP Chinese
New/Experienced

Rich resources including podcasting for teaching Chinese language and culture are available online in all areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Many of these resources provide multimedia features that can really change the dynamics of teaching/learning. This session will introduce authentic material, search tools and teaching strategies.  At the end of the session, participants will be skilled in how to expand their teaching with online resources/podcasting to improve the language skills of their students.

Presenter(s): Henry Ruan, Lower East Side Prep High School, New York, New York

Subject(s): Chinese Language and Culture

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