Teacher Training

Teacher training workshops The Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa is a leader in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese and Chinese language pedagogy and research. The University of Iowa offers an MA degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and a Ph.D. degree in Second Language Acquisition with a concentration in Chinese as a foreign language. The University of Iowa is one of a handful of institutions with a Chinese teacher certification program for K-12.

The Confucius Institute offers various workshops in teaching Chinese as a Second Language teacher training annually, including teacher training to teachers in China and teachers enrolled in the University of Iowa programs listed above.

Teacher Training 2016

Professor Ke with ECNU graduate students

June 17-18, 2016 Sun Yat-Sen University lecture series: (1) Assessing Chinese language teachers' second language acquisition theoretical foundation and language pedagogy (2) SLA research and theory and L2 Chinese instruction: Linguistics and Cognitive Perspectives (3) SLA research and theory and L2 Chinese instruction: Sociocultural dimension

June 2016 East China Normal University two-week class: Chinese SLA research and theory

July 4, 2016 Beijing Language and Cultural University lecture: The ACTFL OPI and its pedagogical  implications

Teacher Training 2015

Lectures and Workshops:

May 2015 Nanjing University lectures: (1) Assessing Chinese language teachers' second language acquisition theoretical foundation and language pedagogy (2) The ACTFL OPI and its pedagogical implications

July 2015 Adelaide University lecture: Two aspects of sustainability of the Confucius Institutes in the United States: Teacher education and integration with host institutions

July 2015 University of Newcastle lecture: L2 Chinese proficiency development in at home and study abroad settings

August 2015 University of Rhode Island workshop: Cognitive theory and L2 Chinese learning

December 11, 2015 Hunan University College of Foreign Languages and Literatures lecture: Cognitive Theory and Second Language Acquisition

Teacher Training 2014

Teacher Training at ECNU Teacher Training at Jiaotong University Teacher Training at Nankai University

Lectures and Courses:

June 10, 2014 Beijing Normal University: "The ACTFL OPI and its pedagogical implications"

June 16-24, 2014 East China Normal University graduate course: "Second language acquisition theory and research"

June 25, 2014 Shanghai Jiaotong University: "The ACTFL OP and its pedagogical implications"

June 30-July 4, 2014 Nankai University lecture series: (1) ACTFL OPI I (2) ACTFL OPI II (3) Interaction in SLA (4) Task-based instruction (5) Chinese SLA theory and research

July 16, 2014 Beijing Normal University Hanban conference on international Chinese language teaching sustainability: "Assessing L2 Chinese SLA theory knowledge and pedagogy skills
 

Teacher Training 2013

Summer Teacher Training at East China Normal University in Shanghai

Oral Proficiency Interview Training-February 9-17: Professor Ke trained 8 students interviewing skills required for assessing oral proficiency level in Chinese language.  Students at the workshop were provided the opportunity to test their skills by interviewing current Chinese language students preparing for standardized oral proficiency exams.

 

 

Teacher Training 2012 

In June of 2012, Professor Ke did three invited training workshops for Hanban Teacher Training Centers at Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University (in Shanghai), and Beijing Language and Culture University.  About 150 trainees at each of the three Hanban Centers participated in the training workshops offered by Professor Ke.  The trainees were either outgoing CI Instructors or outgoing Chinese Partner CI Directors.  Themes of the training workshops covered assessment, motivation, and US educational culture.  The workshops were conducted in Chinese.

Professor Ke also taught two intensive graduate courses on second language acquisition (SLA) theory and research for graduate students from two universities in China during the summer of 2012.  In May of 2012, Professor Ke taught a two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan for a group of 18 graduate students in Chinese SLA.   In June of 2012, Professor Ke taught another two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at East China Normal University to a group of 47 graduate students in Chinese SLA.   Both intensive courses were taught in English. 

Professor Ke also taught two intensive graduate courses on second language acquisition (SLA) theory and research for graduate students from two universities in China during the summer of 2012. In May of 2012, Professor Ke taught a two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan for a group of 18 graduate students in Chinese SLA. In June of 2012, Professor Ke taught another two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at East China Normal University to a group of 47 graduate students in Chinese SLA. Both intensive courses were taught in English