This page only contains news items and job announcements which have missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.
On July 4, 2004, a forum on CFL Teacher Development: Goals, Criteria, Implementation, and Assessment （汉语作为外语教学师资培训研讨会）was held at Capital University of Economics and Business (首都经贸大学) in Beijing, China. This forum was co-sponsored by three agencies: the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (国家对外汉语教学领导小组办公室), Capital University of Economics and Business, and the Associated Colleges in China program (ACC). The organizing committee members included: Yanqing Zhao of NOCFL, Hong Gang Jin of Hamilton College, Jennifer Liu of Indiana University, and Hsin-hsin Liang of the University of Virginia. This forum included five panels on:
Scholars, professionals, and program directors from 14 leading universities, colleges, and high schools both in the U.S. and in China, reported on their teacher training methods. Also, twelve scholars explored various issues on CFL teacher development. About 50 participants joined in the discussion. The forum not only convened well-known experts in Chinese language teacher training, but also drew attention of renowned CFL scholars and officials. The Director of NOCFL, Meihua Yan, and its Assistant Director, Jianfei Ma, gave opening remarks. The distinguished linguist from Beijing University, Professor Jianming Lu, was also present. All participants concurred that teachers are the key to language instruction. To have quality, professional Chinese language teachers, more attention has to be paid to teacher development.
今年七月四日，在北京首都经贸大学首次召开了汉语作为外语教学师资培训研讨会（CFL Teacher Development: Goals, Criteria, Implementation, and Assessment）。此次研讨会由三个单位合作主办：国家对外汉语教学领导小组办公室， 首都经贸大学，ACC。研讨会组委成员有赵燕青（国家汉办师资处），靳洪刚（Hamilton College），刘力嘉（Indiana University），梁新欣（the University of Virginia）。此次研讨会进行了以下五个方面的议题及讨论：
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五、 凡对大会感兴趣的国内外教育官员、高等院校中文系（中文学科）主任或教学负责人、著名中文学校及学术团体、教育组织负责人;世界汉语教学学会会员及中外汉语教学与研究界同仁; 海外汉学系、东亚研究中心负责人及汉学家（包括接受国家汉办访华计划资助的汉学家），国内著名高校和社会科学研究机构的海外汉学研究中心负责人及学者，以及社会各界关注汉语言文化教学与传播的人士，均欢迎与会。为做好筹备工作，请填写后附回执，并请于2005年1月10日前按回执要求回复各分主题会议组织机构。
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The 2005 Conference of the Chinese Language Teachers' Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY)–
International Conference on Teaching Chinese
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2005
Location: Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
The theme of the conference will be "Teaching Chinese in Multiple-Perspective” and will focus on the following topics: Method and Actualization: Teaching Chinese as a second language and application strategies, including teaching pronunciation, grammar, reading, and writing, and classroom methods.
The CLTA-GNY Conference Committee welcomes submissions of one page proposals on subjects relevant to the above themes. Papers can be either in Chinese or English. We will consider proposals for panels as well as individual papers and all proposals will be reviewed anonymously. Individual papers will be grouped into panels by themes. Panels will be 75 minutes long with four presenters. Please note that we will need separate abstracts for each paper on any panel proposal.
Please send your proposals to the below address(es) to be received by us by March 15, 2005. Both paper and electronic forms are acceptable, though we encourage and prefer e-mail submission. Email submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
Mailing address is:
Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021
Please include the below "Attendee's Information Form" with your proposal. Notice of acceptance will be sent out by March 31 electronically. Anyone who needs a hard copy of the notice should include a special request with their proposal. Following the conference, we plan to produce a CD of the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers who wish to have their papers considered for inclusion in the proceedings should plan to supply us with a hard copy and a disk copy of their papers. The required format for these papers is: 1” margin on the four sides, 12 point font; English papers should use MS Word with Times New Roman font; Chinese papers should use MS Word with SimSun or PMingLiU font or NJSTAR. For information about CLTA-GNY, please visit http://clta-gny.org. For details about the conference, including the conference registration form, please visit http://clta-gny.org/05conf/05conf.htm. The conference registration fee is $20 (made out to CLTA-GNY). We hope to see you in New York in May!
隨著中國的國際影響力日益增強﹐並在政治﹑文化、經濟、科技和教育、軍事等世界事務中扮演著越來越重要的角色﹐為響應世界對中國文化關注的新熱潮，促進對外漢語教學更上層樓，大紐約地區中文教師學會決定在2005年5月7日在紐約市 Brooklyn College 召開題為「多方位的漢語教學」國際研討會。 這次會議將總結漢語教學的經驗，傳播先進理念，交流現代 教學手段﹐以提高海外漢語教學的總體水平。 這次會議的議題為： ‧方法与實踐：作為第二外語教學的漢語/ 教學法探討
1)語音教學 2) 語法教學 3) 閱讀教學 4) 寫作教學 5) 課堂活動設計
‧文化對策：如何面對海外對漢語的新需要/語”、“文”教學：漢語与文化/ 漢語文化語言學/ 漢語教學与文化傳播/
‧面對挑戰：經驗与展望/ 教材設計与建設/ 新課型的設計 ‧他山之石：漢語和其他語种外語教學的比較和體會 ‧理念与技術：多媒體、遙距式教學、電腦教學
‧如何申請在公立學校教中文的執照 會議熱忱歡迎對漢語教學有興趣的各界人士參加此次盛會﹐會費為20美元。 關於這次會議的詳情和報名手續請訪 http://clta-gny.org/05conf/05conf.htm。
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THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA. The University of North Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Studies at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning August 2005. Applicants should have experience in language teaching at the college level and native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English.
responsibility is instruction in
Mandarin. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to
offer regular courses in Chinese area studies,
direct the growth of the Chinese Studies
program, and work with the College of Business program in Shanghai.
Ph.D. preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with
demonstrated excellence in, and strong
commitment to student-centered learning.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA. The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies invites applications for anticipated Lecturer positions in Chinese language instruction for the 2005/06 academic year, part or full time, contingent upon need and funding. The appointments are potentially renewable on a yearly basis. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and service. Applicants should have an MA degree in Chinese language acquisition or a closely related area with native or near native proficiency in Chinese in addition to significant teaching experience. Lecturers will be expected to teach various modern Chinese language courses, and should be willing and able to train teaching assistants, compile teaching materials, and design curriculum. Familiarity with computer assisted language instruction and other technology in language-teaching is desirable. The salary is based on U.C. scale and depends upon qualifications. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. The application deadline is February 15th, 2005, however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a vita, a lesson plan, name of three references to: Chinese Lecturer Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. An EO/AA Employer.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES. Modern Langs and Lits, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, California 90032-8112
Assistant Professor of Chinese, French, or Japanese, http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/mld
Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning September 2005. Ph.D. or ABD in Chinese, French, or Japanese, must be from an accredited institution of higher education. Doctorate is required for tenure. Minimum qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in English and one of the following: Chinese, French, and Japanese. Ability to teach full range of language courses in Chinese, French, or Japanese. Knowledge of the application of technology to language instruction. Ability to provide direction to the language laboratory. Strong administrative skills to coordinate the Single Subject Matter Preparation Programs in French, Japanese, and Spanish. Must have: Potential for or record of research, scholarly and/or creative activity involving students whenever possible. Demonstrated potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of the University’s Application for Employment form. Address applications, required documentation (curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts) and/or requests for information to: Dr. Sachiko Matsunaga, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, California 90032-8112. Review of applications will begin on February 14, 2005. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer.
invites applications for a one-year position in Chinese language and
humanities to begin in the fall of 2005. Teaching responsibilities will
be focused on Chinese language and culture courses. Familiarity with the
use of information technology in language instruction
Defense Language Institute Chinese Language Teachers www.dliflc.edu
The Defense Language Institute (DLI) is hiring Chinese language teachers. DLI is an accredited year-round school specializing in the teaching of foreign languages. Teach listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, geopolitical, economic and social issues. Near native language proficiency in all skills required, in addition to strong English skills. Four year accredited degree minimum requirement. Related degree and MA or higher preferred. Full-time, Federal Benefits (if eligible). Located in Monterey, California. Variable start dates. Applicant must have U.S. work authorization. Information at www.dliflc.edu (Vacancy Announcement FPS-05-001) or Rodrigo.Fidel@us.army.mil, 831-242-4403. DLI is an EEO employer.
Washington and Lee University
CHINESE LANGUAGE and LITERATURE
The Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures at Washington and Lee University invites application for a one-year appointment at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer, in Chinese language and literature beginning July 2005. The position is pending budgetary approval. Salary is competitive. It involves language teaching at all levels (1st through 4th year levels). Depending on the specialty of the candidate, he/she may be expected to teach a Chinese literature course in English translation. We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Chinese language or literature, with native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English, although ABDs or competent MA candidates will be considered. Evidence of commitment to dynamic and effective undergraduate teaching is essential. Send letter of application with current CV and three letters of recommendation to Chinese Search Committee, Dept of East Asian Languages & Literatures, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2005 and continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted at the AAS Conference in Chicago. Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.
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