"Go Real"—Chinese Language Educators Convene for the 2019 Annual Teachers Institute

February 28 – March 2, 2019 | New York City, New York

Asia Society’s China Learning Initiatives held the 9th Annual Chinese Language Teachers Institute in New York City, themed “Go Real: Scaffolding Communicative Skills." 60 Chinese language teachersfrom 20 states were selected from 108 applicants to attend this conference. Master teacher trainer, Dr. Wei-ling Wu, led lectures on communicative tasks and scaffolding. Four Asia Society Chinese Language Teaching Fellows, Shwu-fen Lin (Princeton High School, New Jersey), Yan Wang (Dixie Magnet Elementary School, Kentucky), Catherine Zhong ( Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York), and Fangzhou Zhang ( Montclair Kimberley Academy, New Jersey) were invited to share their best practices in scaffolding communicative strategies for K -12 Chinese language students. Participants also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore the Asian collection, and had group discussions and presentations to design scaffolding activities.

For more information about the Asia Society Chinese Language Teachers Institute, please contact Yiwei Zhu: yzhu@asiasociety.org.