Chinese Language and Culture (chin 1221)
The AP* Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute will provide the participants with many highly interactive opportunities to understand the National Standards, ACTFL Proficiency Guideline, Performance-/Task-based Language Instruction, and the AP* Exam specifications. Participants will enjoy the hands-on experience on synthesizing the aforementioned frameworks in planning their own curriculum, selecting and adapting textbooks, creating daily classroom activities, designing effective assessment, and preparing their students for taking the AP* Exam. They will be expected to develop the syllabi for their AP* courses based on the integration of the National Standards and the AP* Course Description at the Institute. They will use technology to learn about the internet resources and to familiarize themselves with the format of the AP* Exam. Issues regarding equity, advocacy and articulation will also be discussed.
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Dr. Yea-Fen Chen, a College Board* AP* Chinese consultant and a member of the AP* Chinese Course and Exam Development Committee from 2007 to 2011, has been teaching Mandarin Chinese since 1989. She participated in the AP* reading in 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012, and conducted four AP* Chinese Summer Institutes and numerous AP* Chinese Workshops since 2006. She is the coordinator of the Chinese Language Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and leads study abroad programs in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She is the current executive director of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and a certified ACTFL OPI tester. She holds a Ph. D. in Foreign Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and co-authored the following Chinese language textbooks: Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese: A Textbook for Intermediate to Preadvanced Students, Integrated Chinese Level 1, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary in China. She also co-edited the books entitled Perspectives on Chinese Language and Culture (2010), and Reflecting upon the Future of Chinese Language Pedagogy (2005). She taught English at a private middle and high school in Taiwan before coming to the United States.