California needs well-qualified language teachers in its classrooms to ensure that students gain the proficiency and confidence to use their Mandarin language skills in real-world situations. To address this growing need, The UCLA Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute (MTLI) is providing Mandarin teachers with the tools they need to become master teachers of Chinese language and culture, and to serve as leaders in the K-12 Mandarin teaching community.
As a participant, you will learn fun, creative strategies for developing lesson plans that emphasize exclusive use of the target language while also fulfilling California’s Common Core language, culture, and content standards. You will also learn how to effectively incorporate authentic materials and technology into your classes.
- All applicants are required to complete an online application and send a copy of their resume to email@example.com by December 4, 2017.
- Admission to the program is by invitation only. Selection will be based on a number of factors including teaching experience, educational background, and professional references, online application content, as well as geographic distribution. A goal of our program is to produce a cohort of trained teacher-leaders who will be able to serve as language teaching mentors in diverse parts of our state.
The total cost of the program, including tuition, fees, and lunch, is $695.00. Scholarship support is available through the UCLA Confucius Institute. Teachers needing scholarship support should email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those receiving scholarship support are expected to attend all class meetings.
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Academia Foundation would like to invite you to MECA (Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim). This multicultural, education-focused conference is free to attend and will be held Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The conference will feature presentations from some of the world’s leading linguists as well as intercultural communication experts. We also invite teachers to give presentations in any of the following themes:
- bilingual education
- TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- intercultural communications
- school leadership and classroom strategies
- international film and culture
- initiatives for peace and sustainability
Key speakers will include Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey: world renowned linguists in the field of TESOL.
REGISTER TODAY! One-minute online registration:
There is no charge to attend. Registration form must be completed for each attendee. To register, please fill out the form from here.
If you are interested in presenting at MECA:
Teachers interested in presenting at MECA can visit the website for instructions in how to submit their materials. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.
Please visit www.academiafoundation.org for more information and to register for MECA. We look forward to seeing you in August!
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