Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
2012 Summer Institute for Chinese Language Teachers:
Teaching Technology, Teaching Resources, and Teaching Methods
June 16, 2012 ~ June 22, 2012

About the Institute
The 2012 Summer Institute on Teaching Technology, Teaching Resources, and Teaching Methods for Chinese Language Teachers is a seven-day extensive training program designed to meet all Chinese language educators’ needs in learning modern technology in teaching, utilizing new resources for teaching, and updating with new methods for Chinese language instruction. Four speakers will make special presentations from their perspectives to share their personal teaching experience, covering teaching technology, resources and methods. We hope 2012 Summer Institute will help local schools in Northern California improve the quality of Chinese language teaching and prepare qualified teachers for today and tomorrow.

Institute Goals
Through 2012 Summer Institute, Confucius Institute at SF State would like all participants to benefit from the courses, achieving inclusive excellence, advancing toward their goals for success in teaching Chinese language and culture in their schools. Building on research and previous experiences, the Institute addresses three broad goals

  1. To train sufficient qualified teachers with updated knowledge of teaching technology and teaching resources
  2. To help trainees remain informed about the latest development in methods and teaching strategies
  3. To enhance trainees capabilities in teaching Chinese language at all levels

Seven-day intensive training courses from June 16 through June 22 at SFSU will focus on:

  1. Teaching Chinese in American Public Schools
  2. Characteristics of a professional, effective teacher in American public school classrooms
  3. Teachers' knowledge and understanding of their role as a teacher
  4. Prevention and intervention of disruptive student behavior
  5. Professionalism, and qualification of a credentialed teacher
  6. Top Collaborative Learning Tools in Chinese Classroom
  7. Use the Internet, assess information
  8. Work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and think critically and creatively
  9. Stay aware of the digital world where our students live
  10. Provide information on how to use learning technologies
  11. Focus on every single tools and describe what it is, how to use it, and why it matters to teaching and learning
  12. Classroom Teaching Organization and Management & Classroom Culture
  13. Scientific and rational class management and organizational forms establishing orderly classroom rules in order to achieve effective classroom management, and stimulating students' interest, and mobilizing enthusiasm for learning
  14. Classroom activities and the quality of teaching: utilizing teacher observations, capturing student feedback in a timely fashion, using feedback to adjust the pace and the level of instructions accordingly, and learning to manage a classroom while acting freely are all areas in which teachers strive to improve upon in order to maximize teaching effectiveness
  15. Through this purposeful discussion about these important issues, participating teachers will hopefully gain some benefits and learn about practical classroom management skills
  16. Technology and Resources for Teaching Chinese
  17. Video, audio, image processing programs
  18. Online teaching materials and resources
  19. Teaching demonstration on the network

Institute Faculty

  1. Professors from universities in the U.S. and China
  2. Senior and experienced local Chinese language teachers
  3. Experts in teaching technology and resource


  1. Chinese language teachers at K-12 schools
  2. Chinese language teachers at weekend/evening schools
  3. Those who want to teach Chinese in the U.S.

Class Schedule







Top collaborative learning tools you should know in your Chinese classroom


10:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm

Classroom teaching organization and management & classroom culture


10:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm

Teaching Chinese in American Public Schools



Technology and Resources for Teaching Chinese



Student Teaching 学员展示教学技术与教学资源用于教学


Closing Ceremony 结业典礼


Graduation Lunch 结业餐


  1. Early Bird (on or before April 16, 2012) registration fee: $100
  2. April 17 or later registration fee: $120
  3. Student registration fee: $50 (Proof of enrollment is required.)
  4. Registration Form:
  5. Registration Deadline: May 31, 2012
  6. Please submit a completed Registration Form with registration fee (making a check payable to: CI at SF State) by mail or in person to: Confucius Institute at SF State, 1600 Holloway Ave., Burk Hall 325, San Francisco, CA 94132

For more information, please contact:
Shanshan Liu, Administrative Assistant
Tel: 415-338-7631 / Fax: 415-405-2866