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National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy

Announcement

The federally-funded Berkeley STARTALK Program will host a half-day post program exhibitor showcase on Sunday, January 11, 2015. This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Please email stellakwoh@berkeley.edu to reserve your seat.

Exhibit Location
This afternoon exhibit will be held at 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510.

Please note that the elevators on Sunday need a special code to go to the fifth floor. Between 12:00pm-1:00pm, a program assistant will greet you at the lobby to help you with the elevator code. We can not give out the code to the public. Therefore, Please plan your arrival during this time. In case you arrive early or late, please call program assistant Jiayi. Her cell phone number is (626) 383-1710.

Exhibit Schedule: Sunday, January 11, 2015
12:00-12:30: Lunch & Exhibit setup
12:30-1:00: Exhibit (Open to Public)
1:00-1:30: Exhibitor Showcase: Sino Language and Beyond
1:30-2:00: Exhibitor Showcase: Real China-Immersion trips by insiders
2:00-2:30: Taking students to China: My reflections and suggestions, by Berkeley STARTALK Mentor Teacher Shu-Chiung Chang
2:30-3:00: Exhibitor Showcase: Versant Test by Pearson
(Free sample tests for teachers providing contact information during the exhibit)
3:00-3:30: Refreshment and farewell


Mission Statement

The National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy is a center within the Center for Chinese Studies at the Institute of East Asian Studies. The Center cooperates with K-12 school-district partners, non-profit institutions and Berkeley faculty to develop coordinated programs that can be replicated across the state and nation. It focuses on developing curriculum guidelines at all levels, analyzing and recommending teachings materials, and developing best practices in the teaching of Chinese language and culture, with a particular emphasis on programs to strengthen the pipeline of qualified students who can enroll in advanced courses at the college level. Drawing on the expertise, resources, and human capital available at Berkeley, the Center facilitates a definitive response to the urgent need for increased expertise in Chinese-language instruction; and produce concise pedagogical tools and instructional lessons that may be learned and adapted by the K-12 and collegiate communities nationwide. The Center collects resource materials related to all aspects of K-16 Chinese language pedagogy and has them available both at the Center and online where appropriate.