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2015 K-12 Mandarin Program Administrators Conference

"K-16 Articulation: Guiding Students toward Superior Levels of Linguistic Proficiency and Cultural Awareness"

Hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota

Join the Confucius Institute for the 4th annual Minnesota Chinese language Administrator's Conference. Network with colleagues, learn about resources available to you and your school through the Confucius Institute, and join us for a keynote lecture titled, "K-16 Articulation: Guiding Students toward Superior Levels of Linguistic Proficiency and Cultural Awareness" by Dr. Madeline K. Spring.

About the Conference
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota's Administrator's Conference offers insight into the world of K-12 Mandarin Chinese language program administration for educators interested in starting or developing Mandarin language programs at the school or district level.

This year's conference will feature guest speaker Dr. Madeline Spring, Professor of Chinese at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Confucius Institute and Minnesota Department of Education staff will be on hand to offer support for programs and those interested in implementing new programs in Minnesota.

About Madeline Spring
Madeline K. Spring is director of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa's new Chinese Language Flagship. Before coming to UHM in Fall ’14 she was at Arizona State University, where she served as director of both the Chinese Language Flagship and the Chinese Flagship/ROTC Pilot Program. She was also director of the ASU Confucius Institute, and of the Chinese Language Program.   Her research interests are divided between medieval Chinese literature (especially Six Dynasties to Tang prose and rhetoric) and current issues in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL). In that area her focus is on curricular design and implementation, content-based instruction, intercultural communication, online communities, and other issues related to developing Superior Level language proficiency.

Dr. Spring has played a leadership role in defining and disseminating information about Chinese Language Flagship programs both nationally and internationally. She has also developed models for collaboration between the Language Flagship, Confucius Institutes, state Departments of Education, and faculty and students in university-level Chinese programs and in other academic department and units across campuses.

Schedule

Friday, May 15, 2015
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Lunch provided)

Location

101 University International Center
331 - 17th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Fee

Cost: $35 per person. Lunch and parking voucher will be provided.

Registration


Please register online and then mail the $35 registration fee to:

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota
160 University International Center
331 - 17th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

The registration fee includes the lecture, lunch, and parking. Please make checks out to "The University of Minnesota." If you require an invoice, please specify in your registration.

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