SPEAC 2011 Announcement

Training Program for Teachers of Chinese SPEAC, The Ohio State UniversityJuly 5 through August 19, 2011Qingdao, China SPEAC (Summer Programs East Asian Concentration)-Teacher Training is an intensive seven-week training program, designed to develop participants' Chinese language teaching skills through lectures, master class observation, and hands-on teaching. Guided by the performed culture approach, this program is closely integrated with the intensive Chinese language program of SPEAC. Participants of the Chinese teacher training (TC) program have abundant opportunities to practice their newly acquired teaching skills with actual learners. Professor Galal Walker of The Ohio State University, co-author of Chinese, Communicating in the Culture, directs and teaches in the program. Applicants should have a high level of competency in both the Mandarin Chinese and English languages. SPEAC is offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) in collaboration with the National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) at The Ohio State University.

Academic credits (Graduate Non-degree) are available to SPEAC-TC participants who is admitted to the OSU for graduate non-degree. Participants in the credit option may receive up to fifteen graduate credits upon successful completion of the  of three graduate level courses comprising the teacher-traiing program. These are EALL (East Asian Languages and Literatures) 700 (4 credits), 703 (4 credits), and 704 (7 credits). For further information, please visit http://deall.osu.edu/programs/summerPrgm/summer.cfm, or contact us at speac@osu.edu.

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