CLTA-SC & USC 2018 Spring Pedagogy Workshop

CLTA-SC & USC 2018 Spring Pedagogy Workshop:

Second Language Acquisition Theory and L2 Chinese Instruction

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Venue:USC ( USC Driving Directions)

Registration begins on Feb 12, 2018.

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Workshop Schedule:

8:30 am- 9:00 am   Registration and Light Refreshment

9:00 am- 9:10 am Welcome and Opening

9:10 am – 11:45 am (10:20 am-10:35 am Break)

1) Keynote Speaker Presentation in English:  Chuanren Ke 柯传仁老师 (University of Iowa)

2)Elementary Level: Dual Immersion Collaboration  Forum

11:45 am – 12:00 pm  General Membership Meeting

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm   Sponsors and Publishers’ Presentation

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm     Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

1)   High School Level Keynote Speaker: Ying Jin  金璎老师

2)  College/University Level Keynote Speaker: Chuanren Ke 柯传仁老师

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  Break

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm        喜瑞都地区中文教师教学法研习组

3:45-3:55     Shangyun Wu   (Whitney High School)        中国春节(突显第一阶段的教学)

3:55-4:05     Lichen  Ko   ( Cerritos High School)              问路指路 (突显第二阶段的教学)

4:05-4:15     Cheri  Luo (Maryfair High School)                活动策划 (突显第三阶段的教学)

4:15-4:25      Emily Soong  (Carson High School)             兴趣爱好 (突显第四阶段的教学)

4:25-4:30     Chuan Yuan Anderson  (Palos Verdes Peninsula High School)     总结

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Conclusion

Oct 28, 2017 Technology Workshop Photos

2017 Fall Technology Workshop

CLTA-SC Fall 2017 Technology Workshop

Engaging Students through Technology

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2017 Fall CLTA-SC Technology Workshop

To Register:

1. Date and time: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1:00-5:00 P.M.

2. Venue: Languages Lab, Cal State Long Beach

3. Goals:

— Focusing on hands-on practice and taking home high technology tools for educational instruction.

— Providing enough time for productive hands-on practice.

4. Workshop time allocation:

12:45-13:15: Check-in and Technical adjustments (light refreshment is available)

13:20-13:30: Opening

13:30-13:45 Introducing presenters & learning objectives :

· Ms. Joanne Chen (蘇芳儀, Irvine Valley College)

· Mr. Jeff Winters (溫健夫,California State University, Long Beach)

· Ms. Joyce Chu (朱哲妤, Pacific Academy)

· Ms. Anyi Hsieh (謝安怡,California State University, Fullerton)

13:45-16:20: Four Hands-on Stations(hands-on instructions)

13:45-14:30: First Session-Participants will be divided into 4 stations:

· Station A: Joanne Chen: Grading App

Joanne Chen_ZipGrade

· Station B: Jeff Winters: Mobirise


· Station C: Joyce Chu: Playposit

Playposit-Joyce Chu_CLTA-SC

· Station D: Anyi Hsieh: Zoom

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14:30-14:45: Coffee/Tea Break

· All participants will rotate from your first station to another.

14:45 -15:30-Second Session-Change station

15:35-16:20-Third Session-Change station

16:20-16:30: Break

16:30-17:00: Workshop Wrap-up (more discussions, evaluation, & announcement)



Tenure-track Position Loyola Marymount


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Advertisement

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should hold a Ph. D in Chinese with specialization in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or Sociolinguistics. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in language teaching at the college level, and possess native/near native proficiency in Chinese and English. The successful candidate must have knowledge of language proficiency assessment, expertise in the application of technology to language pedagogy, and experience teaching or developing engaged learning courses. The department is particularly interested in candidates with an inter-disciplinary teaching portfolio which will allow to cross-list courses with the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, the School of Education, or other disciplines.

The normal teaching load for LMU faculty is 2-2-2-3 four unit courses in a two year cycle including lower and upper division language, and content classes taught in Chinese and English. Duties include the coordination of the Chinese minor Program, and teaching Linguistic courses in English for the Modern Languages major. Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential in areas consistent with the requirements of the position is necessary. Salary is competitive.

To apply, please, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research objectives, samplesyllabi, complete sets of student teaching evaluations (quantitative and qualitative), a copy of the official terminal degree transcript, and three letters of recommendation (one from a teaching supervisor). Application materials (in pdf format) should be uploaded along with the application to Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the recommender directly to Final application deadline is October 30th. 2017.


Spring 2017 Chinese Pedagogy Workshop

Theme: From Enrichment to Immersion, From Language to Literacy  多样丰富的中文课程与教学策略
Date:  Saturday
, May 06, 2017 from 9:20 am to 4:45 pm
Location:  Creveling Room, Pasadena City College,  1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
***  9:35-9:50an  Taichi Demonstration and Exercise bu Aiguo Chang!

  To view photosclick here.

CLTA-SC Pedagogy Workshop 2017
I.  Morning Keynote Presentations (10:00am – 12:10pm):
*   Finding the Missing Pieces between Learning Objectives and Student Performance by Nyan-Ping Bi(畢念平), University of Washington in Seattle.

2017SP_Missing Pieces_From Enrichment to Immersion, From Language to Literacy–Nyan-Ping Bi

*   全美中文沉浸式项目的现状、发展与挑战 by Ms. Shin Chi Fame Kao (高实琪), K-12 Chinese Outreach Coordinator, Confucius Institute at the University of Utah

2017SP_The development of Chinese DLI program–Shin Chi Kao

II.  Afternoon Sessions :
1:45pm –3:00pm
A)  Creveling Lounge

     *   Practical Examples and applications with Integrated Chinese, Nyan-ping Bi (畢念平)

2017SP_ChengTsuiApp_Curriculum Design & Instruction–Nyan-Ping Bi

B)  R219: 
     *   沉浸式双语教学法 DLI Teaching Strategies, Shin Chi Fame Kao (高實琪),Confucius Institute at the Univ. of Utah

2017SP_Student Centered PPT –Shin Chi Kao
     *   “閱讀! 悅讀!” – 閱讀理論在中文教學裡的理論與實踐 Kevin Chou (鄒仲綱), California State Univ., Los Angeles/ Former Immersion Teacher in Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy

2017SP_閱讀 悅讀 閱讀在中文教學的理論與實踐

3:15pm -4:30pm (Creveling Lounge)
     “Share and Tell” (10-15 minutes per topic)
           a.  借助影视画面编写故事并配音,促进写作与口语教学(Yan Shen, Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA)
           b.  從顏真卿到蘇東坡 – Encounter of Chinese calligraphy and poetry (Lillian Kao, Pasadena City College)
           c.  TAPPLE (Shiangyun Wu, Gahr HS and Whitney HS)
           d.  Goal Setting for Chinese Language Instruction (Minqi Zhu, Long Beach Polytechnic High School)
           e.  有趣的課堂活動(Sarah Yang and Josephine Chuang, Eleanor Roosevelt High School)
           f.  Cultural Chinese, (Kevin Chou , California State University, Los Angeles)

Six PowerPoint Slides from above presentation in One:  2017SP_Share and Tell

Exhibition (12:30pm – 4:30pm):
Cheng & Tsui Company
Nanhai Publisher
Phoenix Tree Publishing Inc. (Chicago)
Ponddy Education Inc.
Yiya Hanyu

REGISTRATION:  Lunch and refreshments are available for this workshop.

Sponsored by:
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC)

Co-sponsored by:
Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO)

Cheng & Tsui Company


Fall 2016 Technology Workshop

Theme: Engaging Students Through Technology

Registration:  Please click  [here] to complete your registration.
  1:00pm – 5:00pm, Saturday October 22, 2016
Location: Languages Lab, CSULB (directions and parking information)
Sponsored by:
— Chinese Languages Teachers Association of Southern California
— Asian and Asian American Studies, CSULB

12:45-13:15:  Check-in and Technical adjustments (light refreshment is available)
13:20-13:30: Opening
13:30-14:20: Keynote Presentations:
Ms. Joanne Chen (蘇芳儀, Irvine Valley College) & Ms. Joyce Chu (朱哲妤, Pacific Academy)
14:20-14:30: Tea/Coffee Break
14:30-16:30: Two Hands-on Sessions

  • 14:30-15:30: First Session:
    Station A: Joanne Chen: Tools: 1) Story Creator, 2) Quizlet (download presentation)
    Station B: Joyce Chu: 1) GoFormative, 2) Socrative (download presentation)
    Station C: Song Dan (American University Preparatory School ): 1) Screencast-O-Matic, ​ 2) Zoom (download presentation)
  • 15:30-16:30: Second Session:
    All participants will rotate to Station A (Joanne Chen) or Station B (Joyce Chu) .

16:30-17:00: Workshop Wrap-up (more discussions, evaluation, & announcement)

Utah Dual Language Immersion Programs, grades 7-9

Chinese Secondary Teaching Positions- Utah Dual Language Immersion Programs, grades 7-9

Utah schools are seeking qualified candidates to teach in secondary Chinese Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs.  Students in this program have attended 6 consecutive years in an immersion elementary program, where students received half day instruction in Chinese and half day in English.  As a result, these students are in a pre-AP, advanced language pathway in grades 7 and 8, and are targeted to take the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam in grade 9.  Teachers with experience or interest in teaching pre-AP and future AP Chinese courses should apply.

For more information on Utah’s secondary DLI pathway, please see  Candidates should look for postings on, and enter the search filter of “Chinese Immersion” and grades “7, 8, and 9”.

Contact Person:
Shin Chi Fame Kao
K-12 Chinese Outreach Coordinator
Confucius Institute at the University of Utah
Office: (801) 585-0988

Spring 2016 Pedagogy Workshop

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC) is pleased to announce Spring 2016 Chinese Pedagogy Workshop to be held at Circadian Room,  Pasadena City College (1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106), 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Strategic Instructional Approaches to Accommodating Diverse Learning Environments

Morning Keynote Forum: Enrichment and Expandability for Chinese Language Curriculum ( 南加州各级中文课程的挑战与展望)
I.  Introductory Remark:
Dr. Tim Xie
, Professor Emeritus, Former Chair and Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, CSU, Long Beach (download presentation)
Dr. Jane Kuo, Professor Emeritus, Former Program Director and Professor, History Department, UCSD (download presentation)
II.  5-minute Highlights from the faculty members in the K-16 Chinese Language ProgramsBella Chen (UCSB), Shen Yan (UCLA),  Angela Hsaio-Yun Liao (USC), Jeff Winters (CSULB),  Cathy Wei/Zoe Wu (Pasadena City College),  Alice Lin (Valencia High School),  Lois Chung (Pasadena Polytechnic School), Lin Guo (Ayala High School),  Tina Chan (Field Elementary),  Julie Li (Bernard Asian Pacific Language Academy Elementary)
III.  Final Remark:
Dr. Audrey Li, Chair and Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC (download presentation)

Afternoon Session:
♦ Instructional Activities & Assessment for High School Students (download presentations):
— Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS): Alice Lin (Valencia High School)
— Philosophical Chair –  Raeshae Chen, Los Altos High School
— Effective Classroom Activities to Assess Students’ Four Language Skills in a Multi-language Background Classroom Integrated Performance Assessments: Lin Guo (Ayala High School)
— Collaborative Conversation in Chinese Classes: Minqi Zhu (Long Beach Polytechnic School), Emily Song (Carson High School) & Grace Anderson (Palos Verdes Peninsula High School)
♦ Material Development: Integrated Chinese (Level 1: Part I and Part II) Supplementary Resources and Class Activities
Jin Liu (Chaffey College), Zhengsheng Zhang (SDSU), Yangyang Cheng (Yoyo Chinese)
♦  Instructional Activities:  Effective Cultural and Language Classroom Activities for Students from Diverse Language Backgrounds
Tina Chan (Field Elementary), Jenny Huang (Francis Parker School), Cathy Wei/Eugenia Wu (PCC), Yan Shen (UCLA), 

♦ Technology:  Multimedia in the Chinese Language Classrooms
Kevin Chou (Bernard), Je-yu Chu (Pacific Academy), Bella Chen (UCSB)
♦ Material Development: Use Authentic Materials Effectively in Chinese Language Teaching
Ying Petersen (UCI), Jessica Xiaofen Liu (UCI & IVC), Yao Hong (Webb School), Julie Li (Bernard)

Cheng & Tsui Company
EMC Publishing

Nanhai Publisher
Phoenix Tree Publishing Inc. (Chicago)
TianDee Panda products

Sponsored by:
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC)
Co-sponsored by:
Educational Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO)
Chinese Language Teacher Assocation (CLTA-US)
Cheng & Tsui Company

CLTA-SC Spring 2016 Pedagogy Workshop Committee

Fall 2015 Technology Workshop

Engaging Students through Technology

1.   Date and time: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00-5:00 P.M.
2.   Venue: Cal State Long Beach
3.   Theme: A Green Technology Tool Box for you (绿色科技教学工具箱)
4.   Features:
i.  Focus on hands-on practice and take home at least 1-2 high technology tools for all participants.
ii.  All PPTs will be uploaded online prior to the workshop for participants to preview.
iii. Participants are free to choose 2 out of 6 tools to work on.
iv. Paperless on registration, handouts, and survey.
5.   Workshop:
      Part I:  Team Presentations (5-10 minutes focus on sharing examples)
      Part II:  Hands-on practice at 3 groups with 6 topics
6.  On-line PPTs:   Please check