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NEWSLETTER OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, USA Volume 39 January 2015 Number 1 Chinese Language Teachers Association CLTA Newsletter Archive httpnewsletter.cltaus.or

CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, USA HEADQUARTERS CLTA Headquarters Co Department of Asian Languages and Literatures University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 Journal Office Editor Zhengsheng

Table of Contents Message From Immediate Past President ..................................................................... 5 Message from President .................................................

AssistantAssociate Professor Modern Chinese Language and Pedagogy Tempe, AZ ................................. 27 Leapforce At Home Independent Agent Chinese Simplified Online ........................

MESSAGE FROM IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT December 7, 2014 Dear CLTA Members and Friends, As we are approaching the end of 2014, I am sending my greetings to you all and wish to express my sincere gratit

I am also pleased to note that in 2014 five new regional associations joined or reconnected with CLTAUSA, making the total number of regional affiliates to thirteen. These include the associations fro

In the past year, my predecessor Professor Hongyin Tao led the Association so ably with tremendous accomplishments. The big shoes that Tao Laoshi left will not be easy to fill, and for taking the chal

of new board members, assisting in fundraising to support CLTA events, or approaching us with new ideas. CLTA is in very good shape, and it will be even better in the future. I look forward to the upc

Based on the voting results, from now on our association will use the said names in all its official communications and publicity efforts. We also wanted to let you know that during the voting process

proposal submission per person. 1 You may not submit more than one proposal as a CLTA member, and 2 you may not submit one proposal as a CLTA member and another proposal as an ACTFL member. The CLTA P

Equipment for Presentation Each conference room will be set with an LCD projector with sound, cart, screen, podium and microphone if needed. Presenters must bring their own laptop computers to connect

small 4 To ensure unbiased reviews, all abstracts shall be anonymous. Include a separate page with the title of the paper, 23 keywords, and the authors name, affiliation, and contact information inclu

You are welcome to photocopy this letter and the reply form for your colleagues. For conference updates, please check the following website www.princeton.educlppedagogyconference. If you have any ques

Abstracts should be submitted to the email address Only electronic submissions are accepted. Abstracts should be written in either English or Chinese. For English, please

Further information can be found on the conference homepage at httpcemeas.defach2015 International StudentTeacher Essay Contest Imagining a Better Future Deadline January 5, 2015. 19th Biennia

CHINA Research Fellowships Application deadline January 29, 2015 The Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowships provides generous funding and support for qualified U.S. and inter

University of Maryland in 2016 with the exact dates to be determined. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and timeless efforts of the FundRaising Committee, this year the Association received the

Vermont will take over the task. Prof. Yins duty as the newsletter editor is handed over to Prof. Zhuo JingSchmidt of the University of Oregon. The membership meeting bid farewell to the 4 retired

Teachers Association, and Wisconsin Association of Chinese Language Teachers. Prof. Chengzhi Chu, our 2015 President, concluded the membership meeting with a brief speech. He expressed profound thanks

2014 Walton Lifetime Award Prof. Tianwei Xie was recognized and honored for his outstanding contributions to Chinese language education Report on the First CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Lan

related to K12 issues on Saturday so K12 teachers didnt need to find substitutes for their classes and weekend school teachers could teach their Chinese classes on Sunday. organizations. We had repre

Looking forward Because of the success of the first symposium, we know that there is a great need in the field for CLTA to organize a conference on its own and that many members will participate again

The 2nd yearly Student Chinese Calligraphy Showcase at Carnegie Mellon University SCCSCMU was held on December 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This exhibition showcased around thirty pieces of calligra

language instruction and participation in a department with a tradition of teamwork and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Middlebury College is a toptier liberal arts college with a

K8 elementary school in the fall of 2012 with our first Kindergarten class and has grown to second grade this year, with third grade coming on line in 20152016. PKS takes great pride in its highly tal

Ensure proper coverage during school operating hours Coordinates activities with the parent association Qualifications 5 years experience as an immersion teacher Native speaker of Mandarin Master

Terms of Appointment The appointment is to be effective on either February 1st or August1st, 2015, subject to budgetary approval Qualification Ph.D. in either second language teaching, comparative lit

positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted directly by academicjobsonline or by the committee. Deadline for applications December 19, 2014 if not filled, r Review of applications will begin on November 15 applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a h

Upper School Chinese language Teacher Moses Brown School is a coeducational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach

page Letter of application addressing the minimum and desiredpreferred qualifications CV including current email address and phone numbers Three current letters of recommendation Copy of transcrip

Previous experience leading an intensive language program strongly preferred Previous experience in content or projectbased instruction preferred Excellent teaching and interpersonal communication

Book Chinese in Motion By Yi Lin The power of a great textbook can never be understated. Chinese in Motion is a powerful Chinese textbook. NECTFL Review, 092013 News computer, offer a unique opportun

Ni Wo Ta More At Your Fingertips iLrnTM Learning Center Character Trainer Mobile App. By Phyllis Zhang Publisher Cengage Learning Textbook Vol. 1 ISBN 9781

Taking a taskbased approach and combining theory and practice, this book discusses the principles of the design and implementation of classroom activities for taskbased teaching and explores feasible

TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATION CAVO New Server and Higher Speed The Chinese Computer Adaptive VOcabulary test has been recently migrated to a more powerful server with higher speed. We also improved

Middlebury College Chinese School Middlebury College Language Schools Chinese School 8week summer session Earn college credits Language Pledge 61 StudenttoFaculty Ratio Financial aid and fellowship

Cheng Tsui Bringing Asia to the World we give our deepest thanks and appreciation to our authors Amelia Fielden Andrew Chang Audrey Li Boston Childrens Museum Brandon Yoshimoto BYU Chinese Flagship

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National Taiwan Normal University National T aiwan Normal University T he Department of C hinese as a Second L anguage is a 4year bachelor degree program specifically designed for international stude

NEWLY PUBLISHED JOURNAL 2015 2 50 1 Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association Volume 501, February 2015 A rticles 1 , Confucius Institute at Georgia State University 19 , , 43 , Libe

Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA Co Department of Asian Languages and Literatures University of Vermont 479 Main Street Burlington, VT 05405 USA ADDRESS UPDATE Please fill out the form belo