Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

CI at SF State Successfully Hosted 2017 Summer Institute for Chinese Language Teachers

June 12-16, 2017

Teachers are the lifeblood of Chinese language and culture education. The Confucius Institute as a teacher training center is often the first contact for local teachers to get their queries resolved. The benefits of great teacher training programs to the organization cannot be overstated. Good training programs can help improve individual teachers and distinguish on the school from its competitors, lead to positive word-of-mouth and a positive brand image for a school, public and private.

Teacher training is one of the most important functions of CI at SF State. To reach the goal set for our 2016-2017 work plan, we successfully hosted 8th Summer Institute (2017) for local Chinese language teachers sponsored by Hanban from June 12 through June 16 at SF State. Four trainers, Dr. Wei-ling Wu, Ms. Marisa Fang, Ms. Jennifer Wu, and Prof. Chengnian Wu, from New York and San Francisco formed a powerful west-and-east team of experts covered all topics in the curriculum for 2017 Summer Institute to ensure complimentary access to findings of the latest research and practice in teaching Chinese and culture, providing the competitive edge for trainees to better understand what to teach and how to teach in K-12 classrooms. Working with training experts, 50 participants expanded their knowledge about the Chinese language and updated their teaching skills.

Upon successful completion of one-week training, CI at SF State issued the Certificates of Participation to all trainees at closing ceremony. Distinguished guests and representatives of supporting organizations joined Directors of CI to present the certificates and raffle gifts to trainees. Lots of positive comments came from participants, including guest presenters and local trainees, recognizing our hard working, commending CI at SF State upon carefully designed lectures/presentations by those experienced trainers. They enjoyed every topics we covered in 2017 Summer Institute - an amazing chance to improve their knowledge, and they looked forward to the 9th Summer Institute in 2018.




旧金山州立大学孔子学院
成功举办第八届暑期中文教师培训班

当地时间2017年6月12日至16日,旧金山州立大学孔子学院举办了第八届暑期中文教师培训班,来自加州旧金山湾区、洛杉矶地区以及外州的40多名本土中文教师参加了本届培训班。本次培训的主题为“中文教师-教材-教法研究与应用”,应邀的培训专家分别是来自纽约地区的吴威玲老师、林宛芊老师、加州本地海沃德高中教师吴永桢老师以及旧金山州大孔院中方院长吴成年老师。旧金山州大协理副校长吴彦伯出席了开班仪式并预祝暑期班取得圆满成功。

12日至13日培训班首先由资深中文教学顾问吴威玲老师主讲,培训内容主要集中在设计三个交际模式的任务、行之有效的教学设计、在语境中教新字新句以及支架式教学等四个方面。吴威玲老师从目标、策划、切入、技巧四个方面由浅入深地进行讲授、引导,用课堂上学生的具体实例来讲解并示范教学,深入浅出地将理论运用于实际教学内容并辅以具体的教学方法,使老师们在教学思想、教学理念以及教学方法上都收获颇丰。吴威玲老师不仅讲授具体教学方法,更重要的是其以“交流”和“连接”为指导中心的教学理念和思想,给学员们提供了一种新的思路和方法。

14日至15日由林宛芊老师主讲,主要讲解了中文百宝箱教学范例、反向设计与活动、主题单元设计与高参与性课堂活动以及差异化教学与沟通三模式等。林老师结合相关理论并将其化繁为简应用于自己的课堂并向学员们分享了诸多实用且行之有效的教学活动,如看图说话、七巧板、TPR和儿歌结合、让学生制作西瓜、北京烤鸭等图片。这些教学活动不仅形式丰富、有趣,更为重要的是其与教学目标和内容紧密联系。

16日上午由吴永桢老师主讲现代科技在汉语教学中的应用,将教学目标、教学模式以及教学活动的设计融为一体,根据不同的教学目标或学习目标介绍了不同方面的多种现代教育技术的应用与管理。此外,吴成年老师主讲了汉语教学资源的分析与运用,提出应将热点新闻和流行文化运用于汉语教学,详细介绍了各种新闻和流行文化诸如歌曲、影视作品、体育、游戏、幽默故事等形式资源并展示了诸多教学案例。

本次培训主题涉及了教师、教材、教法等多个方面,既具有理论支撑和教育思想,又展示了实际教学活动和具体示例,兼具启发性和可操作性。中国驻旧金山总领馆教育组杨军参赞及曾阳领事受邀出席了结业典礼为学员们颁发证书并表示祝贺。本次培训班已经是旧金山州大孔院连续第八年举办中文教学培训班,受到了学员们的一致赞赏和感谢,同时学员们也希望今后孔院能继续举办这样高质量、高水准的培训班,为当地中文教师提供学习

June 12 - Opening Ceremony
Volunteers at Sign-in Table
CI Director Jiaxin Xie - Welcome Remarks
Dr. Yenbo Wu, AVP of SFSU – Best Wishes
Cheers - Opening Ceremony
June 12-16 Presentations
Dr. Wei-ling Wu and the participating teachers
Dr. Wei-ling Wu and the participating teachers
Ms. Marisa Fang – Demonstrating Skills
Trainees Experience Warming-up Activities
Story-telling, an engaging classroom activity
Trainees Enjoy Classroom Activities
Prof. Chengnian Wu – Sharing Teaching Resources
Ms. Jennifer Wu Interacted with Trainees
Group Work on Online Video Dubbing
Mr. Bohua Li from Phoenix Publishing Inc. Introducing Chinese Textbooks
Sino Media - China Books Inc. Introducing Chinese Resources
Pondy Chinese - Introducing Smart Textbooks
June 16 - Closing Ceremony
Chinese Education Counselor Jun Yang – Congratulatory Speech at the Closing Ceremony
CI Director Jiaxin Xie - Congratulations!
Presenting Certificates
Ms. Tong Wang from Sino Media Donating Books to Support the Training
Old Friends Met after 20 Years!
Successful Completion of the 8th Summer Institute
The Youngest Chinese Language Teachers from Beijing Normal University
Ms. Min Chen & Ms. Lijuan Pei
Enjoy Working at CI at SF State (2016-2017)!

(旧金山州大孔院供稿)