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Addressing the needs of Minnesota’s Chinese language teachers with Dr. Shuhan Wang

This opportunity is a customized 2-hour professional development workshop to address the needs of Minnesota’s Chinese language teachers. Discussion topics will be based on responses to an online survey. Participants are asked to complete Dr. Wang’s survey.

About Dr. Shuhan Wang

For more than 25 years, Dr. Shuhan C. Wang has been actively involved in field-building for the Chinese language in the United States. Currently, she is Deputy Director of the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland. She is also Co-Principal Investigator of the STARTALK Project.

Prior to joining NFLC, Dr. Wang was Executive Director for Chinese Language Initiatives at the Asia Society and was Education Associate for World Languages and International Education for the Delaware Department of Education where her collaborative efforts led Delaware to win the prestigious Goldman Sachs Award for Excellence in International Education in 2005. She was also a Chinese and English as a Second Language teacher at heritage and K-12 schools, and at the university level.  

Dr. Wang’s research interests include language planning and policy, world language and heritage language education, teacher education and development, curriculum development, and materials design. Her work is published in books and peer-reviewed journals nationally and internationally, including in two Chinese textbook series for high school and elementary school students. She is the project director and lead author of Flying with Chinese, a series of textbooks for K-6 learners of Chinese.

Dr. Wang holds a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the National Taiwan University, an MA in Communication from the Ohio State University, and another MA in Bilingualism/Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Delaware. She received her PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Schedule

Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Fee

FREE, but registration required

Location

101 University International Center
331–17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Registration

To register, call (612) 625-5080 or e-mail confucius@umn.edu with your name, email address, phone number and the title of the course(s) you would like to attend.