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Annual Minnesota Chinese Language Teachers Conference

"Takeoff in Learning: Practical Differentiation Strategies for All Learners in the
Chinese Classroom" with Dr. Dali Tan


Friday, October 27, 2017, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017  
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Commons Hotel - Pinnacle Ballroom
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Cost: $20.00

Join the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota on Friday, October 27, 2017 for the tenth annual Minnesota Chinese Language Teacher's Conference. Network with colleagues, learn about Confucius Institute resources available to you and your school, and attend Dr. Dali Tan’s keynote lecture "Takeoff in Learning: Practical Differentiation Strategies for All Learners in the Chinese Classroom."

Biography: Dr. Dali Tan is Associate Professor of Chinese at the Northern Virginia Community College. She has extensive experience teaching Chinese from 5th grade to college seniors as well as at heritage Chinese schools. She is a former President of CLASS and has served in many leadership positions including as director of a STARTALK infrastructure grant, as co-director of a U.S. Department of Education project, and with The College Board as a committee member for the AP and SAT II Chinese committees. She was a 2003 recipient of the Teacher Recognition Award issued by U.S. Department of Education.Dr. Tan’s research articles have been published in China, Canada, Great Britain and the United States. Her publications include “Study Abroad in China: Transformation of Students’ Perspectives on the World and Themselves” and “Criteria to Guide Textbook Decisions: Reflections from a Classroom Teacher and Teacher Trainer”. She has co-authored many other texts, including “The Power of Pattern Stories for Chinese Literacy.” and “Building Global Communities: Working Together toward Intercultural Competence.”

A $20.00 registration fee includes the cost of conference admission and buffet dinner. Only paid registrations will be confirmed. If you require a paper invoice for your school, please contact the Confucius Institute at

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