We Teach Languages Episode 6: Integrating Culture and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in the US with Kaishan Kong

In episode 6 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Kaishan Kong, an assistant professor of Chinese at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire,  about what excellent language teaching looks like, how to integrate language and culture instruction, and teaching Chinese as a foreign language in the United States.


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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Kaishan Kong’s website http://kaishankong.weebly.com/ and faculty page http://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/languages/about/faculty-staff/

ACTFL Standards and the 3 Ps of culture: https://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages

CARLA http://carla.umn.edu/

Startalk https://startalk.umd.edu/public/

 

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We Teach Languages Episode 4: Focus on Process, Not Product and Thinking Maps with Dana Yang

In episode 4, Yue Wu interviews Dana Yang about how her approach to teaching Chinese at an international school has changed over the years. Dana and Yue also discuss the benefits of using thinking maps in many common language learning tasks.

Show Notes

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Links to things mentioned on the show:

Shanghai American School: http://www.saschina.org/en

Thinking Maps: https://www.thinkingmaps.com/

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