The New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Conference
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s China Program Center and Confucius Institute at UMass Boston will host the 23rd New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Conference in collaboration with Primary Source, Inc., CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools), and STARTALK.
Welcome and New Programs
Wanli Hu, PhD, Director of the China Program Center, College of Advancing and Professional Studies, UMass Boston
Professional Development Opportunities and Resources
Baifeng Sun, Coordinator, Confucius Institute, UMass Boston
汉字中的中国文化探幽 Exploration of Chinese Culture Embedded in Chinese Characters
Professor Weijia Huang, Boston University
Professor Huang received a BA in Chinese Language and Literature, and an MA in History of Chinese Language with a research field in Chinese Paleography. He currently teaches Classical and Modern Chinese language at Boston University. His research interests include the history of Chinese language, Chinese paleography, the pedagogy of Chinese characters to foreign students, and teachers’ training.
简化字浅析 Rationale Behind Simplified Chinese Characters
Wentao Li, PhD, Tufts University
Professor Li earned his PhD at Beijing Normal University, Beijing. Currently he is a lecturer in the Chinese Program at Tufts University, and a Senior Consultant of the Confucius Institute E-Learning Center in Beijing. His research focuses on teaching Chinese as a second language, especially through the study of Chinese characters.
|2:30-3:00pm||Evaluation and Networking|
PDP Certificate: 5 PDPs are earned by attending this conference
Since the state requires that each session amount to 10 PDPs you may bundle PDPs from the NECLTN Fall conference (December, 2012) to combine with this agenda/receipt for a qualifying amount of PDPs. We encourage you to write notes on the things you have to share with school administrators; save and combine this with the Fall 2012 conference for full professional development credit.