China Program Center
Programs for American Audiences
Fulbright-Hays GPA Program
The China Program Center at UMass Boston received a federal grant from the Department of Education to run a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) program: Advanced Chinese Language Immersion (Long Term Program for undergraduate students and recent graduates).
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Exploring Chinese Character Etymology and Traditional Culture
This course designed for Chinese language instructors and university students studying Mandarin is an introduction to the study of ancient Chinese characters. It will explain Chinese characters in terms of culture; seek to understand the relationship between Chinese characters and Han (Chinese) society and life, such as the relationship between Chinese characters and traditional ways of thinking.
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2016 STARTALK Mandarin Language Summer Camp
Students in grades 6-12 from Massachusetts are offered a 13-day, intensive Mandarin Language Summer Camp led by experienced Chinese language instructors and held at Curry College, Milton, MA. Applications are required for participation.
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UMass-STARTALK Summer Institutes for Teachers of Chinese
STARTALK and the China Program Center at UMass Boston offer a hands-on, technology-based Summer Institute to current Chinese language instructors, students preparing to become language instructors, or those pursuing employment in public, private and independent schools.
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The New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the China Program Center and the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston will host the 29th New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar in collaboration with STARTALK Programs at UMass Boston, CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools), and Fulbright-Hays Chinese Culture Enrichment Program. The 2016 Spring seminar theme: Recent Accomplishments in Teaching Strategies for Mandarin will report on up-to-date national advancements in the teaching of Chinese language.
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AP Chinese Summer
This course is designed for students with 3+ years of prior Chinese language learning experience. The curriculum is gauged for intermediate-high and advanced-low learners as described by the ACTFL guidelines. It provides further study of Chinese through intensive training and practice, both written and spoken, with the goal of complete target language communication, as described in the AP Chinese exam.
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The New England World Language Department Chairs Seminar on Teaching Chinese Language in K–12 Schools
On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s China Program Center and Confucius Institute will host the New England World Language Department Chairs Seminar on Teaching Chinese Language in K–12 Schools in collaboration with Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS), Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) and STARTALK.
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MTEL Training Course for Chinese Language Teachers
This course will focus on the particular needs of Chinese native speakers as it prepares participants with skills for the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.
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Celebrate Chinese Culture Day with UMass Boston!
Chinese Culture Day is a day of arts, culture, history, food and fun! We will have three stages, numerous displays, UMass Boston Student-led Tours of Chinatown, and an iPad raffle. Learn Chinese language, Confucian themes, Asian-American family-life in Boston, and more.
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Integrating Culture into the Language Classroom - Chinese Folk Dance
A two-day workshop for Chinese Language Teachers on Folk Dance for the Classroom.
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Chinese Painting and Folk Dance Classes
Join us for 2-hour workshop in traditional Chinese brush painting and/or Chinese folk dance.
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How to Do Business in China
This program will enable business leaders to better understand the Chinese business environment and will provide a perfect opportunity for networking with high-profile Chinese officials and business executives.
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Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and China
This new course will offer students an in-depth look at how business in conducted in China, through a two-week stay at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s leading universities.
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American college students, parents, and staff will travel to Beijing in June for a 3-week program focusing on Chinese culture, history, geography, and politics at Tsinghua University.
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Mandarin Language Curriculum Resource and Teaching Center
The Chinese language is by far the most common in the world. Employers in parts of Asia have begun to consider Mandarin as much as English as the must learn language of the future.
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Programs for Chinese Audiences
Global Leadership Workshop in U.S. Public Policy and Public Administration
This is an intensive, six-month U.S. residency program designed to offer forward-thinking Chinese politicians insight into the architecture and day-to-day workings of American policy and economics.
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International Student Program
UMass Boston, complete with renowned faculty members and located in one of the United States’ most vibrant cities, promises an enriching experience for all Chinese students through its International Student Program.
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Chinese Faculty Training Program
The Chinese Faculty Training Program is a customized, semester-long program designed specifically to develop Chinese university faculty members’ English comprehension and presentation skills, especially as they apply to teaching.
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