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Chinese Language Teacher Club

The Chinese Language Teacher Club is a new initiative to build community and develop an informal network of support among Chinese language teachers in Minnesota. Meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. Each meeting will have a discussion theme, and be hosted at a Twin Cities metro area school and moderated by a Chinese teacher. The Confucius Institute supports the club by managing the calendar, promoting the meetings, and providing the host with a small stipend for expenses such as snacks and printing.

2014 Schedule

November 21, 6-8 p.m.
Washington Technology Middle School

2013 Schedule

No meeting

No meeting due to Chinese New Year

March 15, 6-8 p.m.
Teaching Characters to First Year Students
Hosted by Fang Deng, Forest Lake Area Senior High School

April 19, 6-8 p.m.
Bringing Sēn Lín Hú into the Chinese Classroom
Hosted by Shumian Cui and Mingzhu Jiang, Concordia Language Villages Offices, Saint Paul

May 17, 6-8 p.m.

No meeting due to STARTALK program

July 19, 6-8 p.m.

August 16, 6-8 p.m.

September 20, 6-8 p.m.

October 18, 6-8 p.m.

November 15, 6-8 p.m.

No meeting due to Winter break

2012 Meetings

January 20
Chinese New Year Party for Teachers
Hosted by the Confucius Institute

February 17.
Multimedia tools for teaching and learning Chinese
Hosted by the Confucius Institute
Dr. Li Qijie demonstrated two sets of teaching software that she developed for teaching proper usage of 会 and 把. View and download resources from this session.

March 16
Using games to teach Chinese
Hosted by Chanhassen High School
Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55317 in Room E106
View and download resources from this session.

April 20
Swap Shop on teaching colors, clothes, and shopping
Hosted by Rosemount High School
3335 142nd St. W, Rosemount, MN 55068 in Room N12

May 18
How to stay in the target language in Chinese classes
Hosted by International School of Minnesota
6385 Beach Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 in Room 501

June 15
Book giveaway and ice cream social
Hosted by Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota
331-17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 in Room 101

July 20
Integrating technology for oral Chinese instruction
Hosted by Kaishan Kong at the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota
331-17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 in Room 101

September 21
Washington Technology Magnet School room 2120.

November 16
Benchmarks and Outcomes Best Suited for Measuring a Year of Chinese Language Learning
Location: Home of Chinese language teacher Neil Bray

If you are interested in hosting a Chinese Language Teacher Club meeting, please contact Emily Ruskin at or (612) 625-5080.