2008 STARTALK Summer Institute
DATE: Tuesday-Friday, August 5-15, 2008
PLACE: 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor Conference Room, Berkeley, CA
SPONSOR: National Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy
DESCRIPTION: The Berkeley K-16 Bridge: Improving Teacher Effectiveness in Foreign Language (Mandarin) Classrooms will provide enrichment training for both experienced and new teachers of Mandarin language from California middle school, high school and the University on the use of multimedia techniques currently being used at Berkeley (for placement, assessment and distance learning), curriculum standards, evaluation and best practices for classroom pedagogy. Teachers will also create a resource of teacher materials that includes examples of best practices.