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Building Intentional Cross-Cultural Connections through Classroom Activities

06:00PM to 07:30PM (PT)
Online & Local

Registration Deadline: 4:00PM, Apr. 27, 2017

Building Intentional Cross-Cultural Connections through Classroom Activities

The ability to build cross-cultural connections is one of the important competencies that we as language teaches must help our students achieve in today’s globally close-knit world. In this workshop/webinar, participants will be first introduced to the concept of cultural perspectives and how they affect the way we view the world; participants will then be introduced to the ways of applying higher order thinking skills, such as analysis and synthesis to help students approach perspectives of various cultures; examples of actual classroom activities that demonstrate how students were engaged in identifying cross-cultural issues, in finding solutions to the problems, and in creating a long-lasting positive impact will be shared and discussed.

 Presenter: Yulan Lin, Carol Chen-Lin, Baocai Jia, Dali Tan and Lucy Lee

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Dr. Yu-Lan Lin has been a teacher/administrator for 34 years, retired from the position as the Senior Program Director of World Languages from the Boston Public School system in 2013. She was the Executive Director of the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). Dr. Lin has served on the Chinese AP Task Force Committee, AP Curriculum and Assessment Development Committee, World Language Advisory Committee, and Academy Assembly Committee for the College Board. She is the recipient of MaFLA’s Distinguished Service Award; NECTFL’s Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession and ACTFL’s Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in K-12 Foreign Language Education.


TPRS® for Mandarin with Terry Waltz

2017-06-08 to 2017-06-10
08:30AM to 03:00PM
Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley, CA

We are happy to invite you to a 3-day workshop, TPRS® for Mandarin with Terry Waltz to be held in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. We have restricted the number of participants to 30, to fit the length and the intended depth of the meeting.

Instructor: Terry Waltz, Ph.D.
Organizer and Sponsor: CLERC & Woodside Priory School
Date: Jun. 8-10, 2017 8:30AM to 3:00PM
Location: Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley, CA
Cost: $299 per person (Early Bird Before 4/30); $339 (Regular Before 5/31)
Breakfast and Lunch included!
Contact: Wei Kelly (刘维), Mark Zhang

  • Basic TPRS skills
  • Advanced TPRS skills
  • Story-asking
  • Personalized questions and answers
  • Cold Character Reading
  • Text-referenced writing

Relate Links:
Terry Waltz Website
Terry Waltz TPRS Demo Video

Terry Waltz has specialized in TPRS® and Comprehen¬sible Input-based instruction for Mandarin Chinese since 2000, and is the leading Mandarin Chinese TPRS®/CI specialist presenter in the US today. She provides teacher training, curriculum consulting and coaching support to teachers and districts across the country and abroad.

Terry is the author of Anna mei Banfa!, Susan you mafan! and the Pandariffic™ series of scaffolded books for emer¬gent Chinese readers, with more TPRS®-friendly level-appropriate Chinese readers in preparation. She is the originator of directional semantic/tonal gestures, the TOP system of tonal spelling, and the cold character reading ap¬proach to Chinese literacy for CSL/CFL learners.

Terry also serves as the TPRS® Lead Teacher and Trainer at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa’s STARTALK pro¬gram. She is a frequent contributor to the FL-TEACH and moreTPRS lists on CI-related topics. She holds a Ph.D in Foreign Language Education and MA degrees in Mandarin<>English Conference Interpretation and Chinese Linguistics.



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