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The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. New York, NY March 27, 2010. People, Programs, & Practices That Inspire Excellent Arabic & Chinese Teaching. Panelists: Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD (mhaley@gmu.edu) Rachel Grant, PhD (rgrant4@gmu.edu) Jin Ji (jji@gmu.edu)

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The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

New York, NY

March 27, 2010

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


People programs practices that inspire excellent arabic chinese teaching

People, Programs, & Practices That Inspire Excellent Arabic & Chinese Teaching

Panelists:

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD (mhaley@gmu.edu)

Rachel Grant, PhD (rgrant4@gmu.edu)

Jin Ji (jji@gmu.edu)

Jing Feng (christina_feng_jing@hotmail.com)

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


Overview
Overview & Chinese Teaching

  • The recipient of generous grants from the Freeman Foundation and STARTALK, a large urban university's instructors, students, and teachers form a panel that highlights the impact of two highly successful summer institutes designed to focus on interactive approaches to teaching Arabic and Chinese. This session focuses on highly effective tools used in addressing pedagogical issues inherent in less commonly taught languages. Presented in English with examples in Arabic and Chinese and of interest to postsecondary educators.

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


Today s panel
Today’s Panel & Chinese Teaching

  • You will hear from two teacher educators in GMU’s Multilingual/Multicultural Education program in the Graduate School of Education and two students who completed or will complete the Master’s of Education in Chinese language licensure.

  • We will share our respective experiences of the past two years having been the recipient of two generous grants: The Freeman Foundation and Startalk

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


Panelists topics
Panelists’ Topics & Chinese Teaching

  • Each panelists will speak approximately 15 minutes and the remaining time will be left for Questions/Answers

  • Dr. Marjorie Hall Haley – Overview and background on our Chinese and Arabic Licensure Programs 2007-2009

  • Jin Ji – “What I learned most!” Will share her experiences in both the summer institutes and how the influenced her becoming a skilled teacher

  • Dr. Rachel Grant – “Addressing the needs of Chinese pre-service teachers through collaborative action research.” Will examine two case studies based on the work of two summer institute participants and

  • Jing Feng – “Liven Up Teaching Arabic and Chinese through the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.” Will share her research initiatives that were born out of time spent in the summer institute as well as developing an interest in brain-compatible theory and Chinese teaching and learning

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages
2007 & Chinese Teaching

  • Received our first grant , “Creating a Supply of K12 Chinese Teachers.” Three year grant designed to increase the numbers of fully licensed/certified Chinese teachers in the U.S.

  • First year spent revising courses and preparing to accept students in cohorts of 10 who would matriculate as full time students

  • Worked collaboratively with GMU’s Modern and Classical Languages to interface on mutual program issues

  • Hired a Chinese Language Licensure Program (CLLP) Coordinator – responsible for outreach and networking with larger Chinese community

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages
2008 & Chinese Teaching

  • Year # 2 of Freeman Grant – maintained initiatives and continued recruiting students

  • Received Startalk grant for summer institute, “Liven up Teaching Arabic and Chinese through the Theory of Multiple Intelligences”

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages
2009 & Chinese Teaching

  • 3rd year of Freeman Grant

  • Received second Startalk grant, “Interactive Approaches to Teaching Arabic and Chinese in U.S. Schools: Making the Transition”

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


Summer institute 2010
Summer Institute 2010 & Chinese Teaching

“Utilizing Startalk and Freeman Grants to Close Instructional Gaps in Arabic and Chinese Teaching: Transitioning to Learner-Centered Instruction”

June 28 – July 16

George Mason University

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


Look at our 2008 2009 institutes online
Look at our 2008-2009 Institutes online! & Chinese Teaching

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmu_startalk/sets/

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


Research initiatives
Research Initiatives & Chinese Teaching

  • 2009 research projects – during the summer institute a research protocol was develop to examine the impact of this work

  • 2010 – part two of the research agenda will continue

  • Articles underway – There are currently three articles in progress or submitted to refereed journals. The two panels presented at this conference will submit research papers to the NECTFL Review.

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

Part I & Chinese Teaching1. What have you been able to use from information learned in the summer institute?

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

2. What challenges have you faced in implementing collaborative, learner-centered instruction and/or assessment?

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

3. Were you able to overcome these challenges, if so how? collaborative, learner-centered instruction and/or assessment?

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

4. What are your perceptions now about your role as an Arabic/Chinese teacher? In what ways have your ideas/perceptions changed?

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

5. Arabic/Chinese teacher? In what ways have your ideas/perceptions changed?What other kinds of professional development do you feel you need to transition to US teaching?

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU


The northeast conference on the teaching of foreign languages

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU Arabic/Chinese teacher? In what ways have your ideas/perceptions changed?


Feel free to contact me at mhaley@gmu edu

Feel free to contact me at mhaley@gmu.edu Arabic/Chinese teacher? In what ways have your ideas/perceptions changed?

703-993-8710

Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD - GMU