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Nyan-Ping Bi displays a copy of Integrated Chinese Volume 1 at ACTFL 2016
January 1, 2018

We were thrilled to attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo! It was a wonderful opportunity to speak with language teachers who are out in the field every day.

February 14, 2017
National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), Booth #5 and #200, Apr 6-8, 2017, at Houston, TX
November 2, 2016

From 2016 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grant Recipient - Yoko Hori sensei, University of Kansas

September 18, 2016

“Without substantive grounding in Second Language Acquisition [SLA] theory and in the pedagogical context for technology use,” Garrett (2009) cautioned that “familiarity with the technology will allow only superficial application and no real integration” (p.733).
Ultimately, teachers themselves are a crucial factor, if not the most decisive one, in successful technology integration in the classroom (Bitner & Bitner, 2002; Romano, 2003; Zhao & Cziko, 2001)

September 13, 2016

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Simplified Chinese: 中秋节, Traditional Chinese: 中秋節) marks the end of the autumn harvest and is celebrated in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and by Chinese communities worldwide. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese Han calendar--on the night of the full moon between early September and early October.

August 25, 2016

Articles by 2015 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grants Recipient, Shinji Shimoura sensei and Nicholas Sturtevant sensei

March 24, 2016

Get a glimpse of a diverse but connected China with the heartwarming video "Chopsticks" by CCTV. Download our Suggested Activity sheet to incorporate this video in the classroom.

February 3, 2016

Learn how the NBA is appealing to its growing fan base in China with a star-studded advertisement, new uniforms, and mass broadcasts — all in time for Chinese New Year.

Japanese school bags
April 17, 2015

Do you remember your first day of school? Compare your experience to a first day of school in Japan. Learn about the season, the ceremonies, and the traditions of Japanese schools, and enjoy a special classroom activity—origami!

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