Presentations from the 7th Annual National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), USA

The 7th annual NCLC took place from 8th to 10th May 2014 in Los Angeles, USA, providing teachers and policymakers with a valuable opportunity to share practice and policy ideas for improving the teaching of Chinese language and culture.

nclc full pageWe have selected seven of the presentations as examples of some of the fantastic practice and ideas from the conference.

Motivating and Engaging Students in a Chinese Classroom (PDF)
徐艳杰, Hunters Creek Elementary School, Jacksonville, NC

Making Chinese come alive! Ideas on bringing contemporary China into the classroom (PDF)
Madelyn Ross, Director of China Initiatives, George Mason University

Enhancing Students’ Oral Proficiency Through a Question-Asking Program (PDF)
Jingjing Ji, Northwestern University

Teaching Civilization and Culture Through Films (PDF)
I-hao Woo, The Citadel, University of Miami

Understanding Diverse and Changing Chinese Cultures (PDF)
Kun Shi, University of South Florida Confucius Institute

Incorporating Music and Rhythm to Enhance Language Learning (PDF)
Yuqing Hong, New York’s P.S. 310, The School for Future Leaders, and Heidi Steele, Gig Harbor High School, Washington

Innovative Use of Chinese Paintings to Promote 21st Century Skills (PDF)
Vicki AnDi Wang, Georgetown Day School, Northwest D.C.

If you are interested in seeing the programme and full range of presentations from the three-day conference, please click here.

Feeling inspired? NCLC 2015 will take place on 16th to 18th April out in the USA.  Closer to home is the IOE CI Annual Chinese Conference 2015, which will take place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015 here at the Institute of Education in London.  Our call for proposals will be issued through the e-forum in the new school year. Get your thinking caps on for 2015 conference and workshop ideas!