confucius institute

Teaching Chinese in the United States
A Seminar on Teaching Practices for Aspiring Educators

Clarkson University
CRC - Room 002
Schenectady, New York, 12308
April 29, 2017

APRIL 29th, 2017


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.      Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks (Directors of the Confucius Institute)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Session One
“The key points of Chinese grammar”
Prof. Yuhui Lu, Beijing Normal University

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Session Two
“The key to learning Chinese characters”
Dr. Levente Li, University of Massachusetts Boston

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Session Three
“The effectiveness of K-12 Chinese language classroom instruction and the selection of the textbooks”
Dr. Henry Ruan, Teachers College, Columbia University

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Session Four
“Learn to become a qualified Chinese teacher in the U. S. A”
Dr. Hesheng Zhang, Beijing Normal University

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Discussion Facilitator
Facilitator: Dr. Catherine Snyder, Chair, Department of Education at Clarkson University