Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

Fall 2011 Training Workshops


The Chinese language is the second most commonly spoken language in the world after English. When you learn the Chinese language you are able to communicate with over one billion Chinese speaking potential customers. This makes the Chinese language very important to learn especially for American students who are interested in China, Chinese people, and Chinese culture. It is our mission to provide opportunities for all people who are interested in teaching and learning Chinese language and culture at different levels. We understand our teachers need to enhance their content knowledge and teaching skills in order to ensure their teaching quality. To keep this in mind, we design the training workshops for K-12 Chinese language teachers and administrators in October 2011. We cordially invite you to join us in San Francisco and San Jose at two specifically prepared workshops hosted by Confucius Institute at SF State.

Presenter: Dr. Huajing Xiu Maske

Dr. Maske is Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky. She also holds the position of associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. in Chinese Art History from Oxford University, England, her MA in International Cultural Exchange from Peking University, and her BA in English Literature from the University of International Relations, Beijing, China.

Dr. Maske taught Asian Art History and Chinese Culture and Language at Simmons College, Boston. In addition, over a period of fifteen years, she developed and taught courses on teaching about China for K-12 teachers. In 2000, she founded and developed Massachusetts’ first public school Mandarin Chinese language program. In November 2005, her Chinese program was featured on the television news show ABC World News Tonight. It has also been covered in U.S. newspapers such as the Boston Globe.

Dr. Maske’s research interest focuses on art education and the establishment of Chinese art institutions in China in early twentieth century. Other subjects of intense interest are developing new Chinese language pedagogy in K-12 classrooms, and methodological innovations such as utilizing Chinese art to facilitate the teaching of Chinese language, culture and history.


1. Approaches to Teaching Chinese Language in American Schools

Time: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 10:00 AM -12: 00 PM
Place: Hum 115, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco CA94132

2. Integration of Chinese Language & Culture with K-12 Curriculum in American Schools

Time: Sunday, October 2nd,, 2011 10:00 AM -12: 00 PM
Place: Board Room of Campbell Union High School District
3235 Union Avenue. San Jose, CA  95124 


1. Register Online: www.2011FallTrainingWorkshopsRegistration.html

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         San Francisco State University
         1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 325
         San Francisco, CA 94132

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