Bellevue AP Chinese Summer Institute



Bellevue AP Chinese Summer Institute

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Tues-Thurs), 1:00 PM (Fri)
Location: Interlake Senior High School (16245 NE 24th St, Bellevue, Washington 98008)
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Resume and Interview Techniques Workshop


2018 STARTALK Resume and Interview Techniques Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Location: Chong Wa Benevolent Association (522 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104)

Light refreshments and four (4) clock hours provided – REGISTER HERE

For pre-service teacher candidates and in-service teachers. At the workshop, you’ll learn how you can improve your resume, what to wear to an interview, how to approach the interview and more!



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China Scholars Program

China Scholars Program – Introduction to Contemporary China

Program Dates: Mid-August through December 2018 (Tues/Thurs)
Location: Online (details TBA)


The China Scholars Program (CSP) is an interactive, synchronous online course for high school students in the United States—part of Stanford University’s SPICE Program in Pre-Collegiate Global Learning. Students will explore key issues in contemporary China, spanning politics, economics, social issues, culture, and the arts, and with an emphasis on its relationship with the United States. In real-time “virtual classrooms” with leading scholars, experts, and former government officials from Stanford University and other institutions, students will participate in a rigorous learning experience.



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The State Eight: Our Chance to Shine with TPEP and World Languages

The State Eight: Our Chance to Shine with TPEP and World Languages

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 1 – 4 PM
Location: University of Washington, Dempsey Hall (4273 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

Cost: Free, plus three (3) clock hours – REGISTER HERE

Presenter: Lynn Johnston, Foreign Language Department Chair in Edmonds School District

Workshop open to any and all K-12 World Language Teachers. We will discuss the eight criteria in the Washington Teacher Evaluation process.




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Chinese Language and Culture Camp 2018


Chinese Language and Culture Camp 2018: Ideas Float

Date: Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM (M-F)
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447)
Admission: Free – space is limited, REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot***

Students will learn how ideas and cultural traditions like the Chinese sky lantern came to be and how these traditions have changed and adapted over time as they have traveled to new countries like the United States.


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CLTA-WA Summer Workshop 2018

2018 Summer Workshop: Making It Real: Speaking, Reading, and Grammar for Authentic Communication

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Location: Westside School (10404 34th Ave, SW, Seattle, WA 98146)
Admission: Free – REGISTER HERE by August 15 (clock hours provided for attending entire event)

Presenter: Bridget Yaden, Ph.D; Professor of Hispanic Students and Director of the Language Resource Center at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, WA.

During this interactive workshop, participants will learn and share ideas as well as free resources for authentic communication through speaking and reading.



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International Education Workshop

International Education Workshop: How to Respect Student’s Rights, Promote Social-Emotional Development, and Facilitate Agency: Lessons From Janusz Korczak

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Seattle Pacific University (3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119)

Learn more about the inspirational legacy of Dr. Korczak and apply his innovative ideas, tools, and practices into your own classrooms and schools. This daylong, professional development workshop will feature expert speakers (see list below) and expound on Korczak’s work and its pedagogical implications across nations. Participants will develop a greater understanding of Korczak’s role in promoting student agency and self-advocacy. As youth consider the importance of actively engaged citizenship, this workshop is both timely and important across nations and cultures.

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U.S. - China Global Education TV Series



The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is pleased to announce its June 2 – July 1, 2018 nationwide broadcast of ten programs as part of the U.S. – China Global Education Television Series, in partnership with the World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C.

The series features conversations between ten distinguished American private and public sector leaders and the presidents of U.S. universities and cultural organizations that host Confucius Institutes. Each episode highlights the value of global education, people-to-people exchanges, increased cross-cultural understanding, and the learning of world languages in both nations.




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Featured Confucius Institute Programs


The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is proud to host the HSK and the YCT at the University of Washington. The HSK and YCT exist to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for school and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.

Student Exchanges

This spring, Seattle is proud to send two student delegations, one from Chief Sealth International High School and one from Beacon Hill International Elementary School, to Chongqing to represent our city and school district. They represent the best of student exchange opportunities between our countries and offer us all hope for future good relations between China and the United States.

Chinese Bridge Competition

The Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual event organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in China. Over the past 17 years, the Chinese Bridge has become a platform for college and high school students from all over the world to learn Chinese and understand China.

About the Confucius Institute

Learn Chinese language any time, any place. Connecting students and teachers to opportunities to learn and teach Chinese language and culture in China and throughout Washington State.

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