Spring 2014 Pedagogy Workshop

Spring 2014 Chinese Pedagogy Workshop
Creveling Lounge,  Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014

Workshop Opening: Cathy Wei
Spring 2014 Workshop Program

Jane Kuo (UCSD)
A Teacher’s Groundwork in Chinese Instruction: Theories, Efficiency and Passion
Jane Kuo_A Teacher’s Groundwork in Chinese instruction

Dali Tan  (Northern Virginia Community College)
Best Practice Strategies and Activities in K-12 Chinese Language Teaching
Dali Tan Best Practice Strategies and Activities in K-12 Chinese Language Teaching

Zheng-Sheng Zhang (San Diego State University)
Some Blind Spots in CFL
ZhengshengZhang_Some Blind Spots in CFL

Yan Shen (UCLA)
Yan Shen 学生成语误用的文化因素

Eleanor Liu and Song Wong (Glen A Wilson High School)
Connecting Common Core  Standards to World Language Standards
Eleanor Liu_Connecting common core standards to world language standards

John Chang (University of Southern California) HSK Vocabulary Annotator
Joanne Chen (Irvine Valley College) A Simple Learning Tool: Quizlet

Shofei Chiu (Beckman High School) and Julie Jong (Acadia High School)

2014 Spring Workshop_ AP Readers revised 4-25-14

Julie Li (Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy)
Barnard Immersion Program: Overview and Introduction
Julie Li_Barnard Immersion Program Overview

Nansong Huang (University of Southern California)
Learning Chinese Abroad

Huang nansong_Learning Chinese Abroad

Cathy Wei (Pasadena City College)
CLTA-SC Study Abroad Opportunities for Students and Teachers
Beijing Fall 2014 Program

Sponsored by:
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC)
Chinese Language Program, Pasadena City College

Co-sponsored by:
Cheng & Tsui Company
Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)
Culture Center of TECO in Los Angeles
Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 2014cltasc@gmail.com

CLTA-SC Spring 2014 Pedagogy Workshop Committee

2013 Fall Technology Workshop

Engaging Students through Technology

Today’s students are more tech-savvy than ever before. It’s almost like they are programed to learn a different way than traditional past methods. It simply makes sense to integrate technology in the classroom since it has become so integral to the world outside of the classroom and today’s students are accustomed to it.

Date and time: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1:30-5:30 P.M.

Venue: Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine

B300 Building B354 Language Acquisition Center


Part I:  iPad in the classroom

1.     iPad Apps for teaching and learning  (Joanne Chen, IVC)

2.     Airplay Receiver – AirServer and Screen-O-Matic  (Xie Tianwei, CSU Long Beach)

Part II: Teachers sharing tools they used in their classroom

1.     Voicethread: Gu Minhua (Vistamar School)

2.     Mybrain Shark video: Yang Ying (UC Irvine)

3.     Class Web site and Remind 101 (Melissa Cheng, Pasadena High School)

Part III:  Hands on Workshop

1.     Voicethread: Online Presentation tool [ voicethread.com ]

2.     Mybrain Shark: Online Presentation tool [ www.brainshark.com ]

3.     Screen-O-Matic: Screen Casting tool [ www.screencast-o-matic.com ]

2013 Spring Pedagogy Workshop

Spring 2013 Pedagogy Workshop
Whittier College, CA
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Workshop Program 

Cathy Wei:  Opening Remarks, Introduction, and Schedule 

Presenters’ Power Point Slide

Miao-Fen Tseng: Language Teachers Perceptions of Tasks and TBLT
Shi Chi Kao: 綜合性的教學實驗
Lulei Su: Tonal Production in Disyllabic Words by Adult Chinese L2 Learners
Ruohmei Hsieh:Swap Shop
Thomas Wang: 有效的熟读背诵教学法
Melissa Cheng: Chinese Lantern
Jessica Chen: 三年级中文课的写作教学
Jake Liu: A Chinese Summer Language Intensive Program
Ying Petersen: To Engage Students in Text Making Via Internet
Joanne Chen: Conversation in the Cloud -Voicethread

2011 Fall Workshop

2011 October 教學工作坊

Irvine Valley Collegy

Time: 2:00-5:00p.m.

Place: Irvine Valley College

Room: B300 Building second floor Room B354


Topics and Presenters:





2011Spring Workshop

2011 April 教學工作坊

日程表 (下載:http://db.tt/AH7yCyxX)

09:30am-10:00am   Registration and Check-in  (Coffee and Tea are available)

10:00am-10:10am   Opening Remark and Introductions

10:15am-10:30am   Our Mandarin Immersion Classes, Tina Chan, Annie Tung, and Le Shen

Pasadena Unified School District

10:30am-11:00am   Strategies that Engage Students,  Wendy Cheong, San Francisco Unified School District

11:00am-11:30pm   Creating Your Own Website in 30 minutes, Chin-Hsi Lin, UCI

11:30pm-12:00pm  Membership Meeting

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch Break (Bring your own lunch)

1:00pm- 1:15pm     Three Models of Long Distance e-Tutoring: A Pilot Study in Progress,

Tianwei Xie, CSULB

1:15pm- 1:30pm    Enhancing Classroom Interactivity and Engagement: Online Student

Response Program Click Racer, John Chang & Ka Wong, USC

1:30pm -1:45pm    Developing Speaking Activities (for non-background students)

Joanne Chen, Irvine Valley College

1:45pm -2:00pm    Adopting the Thematic Approach:  A Content-Based Instructional Model,

Jane Kuo, UCSD, Ruohmei Hsieh, UCI, Cathy Wei, PCC

2:00pm- 2:15pm    Discussion  & Coffee Break

2:15pm- 2:30 pm   Teaching Vocabulary: Combining Technology with Cooperative Learning

Lois Chung, Pasadena Polytechnic School

2:30pm -2:45 pm   Zooming Out: An Approach to Teach Vocabulary and Grammar 

Horng-yi Lee, Whittier College

2:45pm -3:00 pm   Avoidance Phenomenon and Teaching Strategies in Chinese Writing 

Yan Shen, UCLA

3:00pm -3:15 pm   Empower Students through Writing 

Meijuan Dong, Cal Poly, Pomona

3:15pm -3:30pm    Two Interpersonal Learning Exercises, Sarah Yang & Maggie Chen,  CSULB

3:30pm -3:45 pm    Discussion & Coffee Break

3:45pm -4:00 pm   Classroom Management Through Communicative Activities

Lanting Xu, La Jolla Country Day School

4:00pm -4:15 pm   How the Trip To China in Summer Impacts Students’ Motivation In Learning Chinese

Shin Chi Fame Kao, Palos Verdes High School

4:15pm -4:30 pm   Aspects of Education in Taiwan, Robert Liu, ELAC, Zhengsheng Zhang, SDSU

4:30pm -4:45 pm   My Views on Teaching,  Thomas Wong, Oakwood  School

4:45pm -5:00 pm   Closing Activities