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Chinese Literacy Workshop Series

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Chinese Literacy Workshop Series

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
       Lecture One (Dr. Keiko Koda): 9:00 – 12:00 in Gowen 301; Lecture Two (Dr. Wenling Li): 1:30 – 4:30) in Denny 159
Location: University of Washington, Gowen Hall 301 and Denny Hall 159
Cost: Free, plus 3 free clock hours from WAFLT for each workshop

You may attend morning, afternoon, or all day. Please Register Here

Guest speakers: Dr. Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University & Dr. Wenling Li, Trident University International

Teachers of Chinese as a second language, especially those teaching in an immersion program, face many challenges in their day to day teaching. One of the major challenges is how to ensure that students acquire sufficient Chinese literacy skills, which serve as the cornerstone of their academic success. This series of workshops is designed to equip K-12 teachers with methods and tools that help strengthen the teaching of Chinese literacy in their school curricula.

Through this series of workshops, teachers will learn how to:

  • Understand performance-based reading assessment and use it to inform classroom teaching (Dr. Koda)
  • Integrate literacy instruction while fostering critical and creative thinking skills and communication skills (Dr. Li)

Workshop 1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Gowen Hall 301
An Integrated Approach to Language Teaching and Assessment by Dr. Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University

In response to the needs for individuals with high levels of proficiency, the language teaching community has endorsed intellectually challenging, content-driven, approaches to world language instruction. As a result, the primary focus in language instruction has shifted from the sole emphasis on language skills to the seamless integration of content learning skills and related language skills. The success of such integration depends on carefully designed assessments.

This talk focuses on a project that aims to develop and implement an assessment-driven approach to foreign language curriculum development. In specific, Dr. Koda will describe theory-guided processes of (a) articulating the learning objectives and outcome expectations and (b) a system of assessments designed for evaluating those objectives and expectations at multiple levels for all stakeholders involved.

Please note that this lecture will be held in English. Teachers of any language are welcome to attend.

​About the speaker:
Keiko Koda  is a professor of Second Language Acquisition and Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research on second language reading and biliteracy development is published widely in journals, books and book chapters. She is author/co-author of several books, including Insights into Second Language Reading (2005, Cambridge University Press), Reading and Language Learning (2007, Blackwell), and Learning to Read across Languages (2007, Lawrence Erlbaum).

Workshop 2: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM in Denny Hall 159
Chinese as Second Language — Critical Reading and Writing
by Dr. Wenling Li, Trident University International

In this talk, Dr. Li will discuss the common approaches to instructing and assessing Chinese language teaching.

Please note that this lecture will be delivered in Mandarin Chinese.

About the speaker:
Dr. Wenling Li is a Professor and Program Director of the Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership at Trident University International. Dr. Li holds her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology in Beijing Normal University and had Post doc in Dept. of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Dr. Li was senior research scientist at the Center for the Study of Reading (UIUC) for nine years. She has authored five books and numerous articles on dynamic issues in children’s learning and language mastery. She is journal reviewer for many professional journals. She has very rich experiences on both teaching and research.

李文玲教授是美国传腾国际大学教育学院教授兼博士生导师。1991年在北京师范大学心理学院获博士学位,92年赴美国伊利诺大学香槟分校心理系做博士后研究,随后在美国伊利诺大学儿童阅读研究中心作为高级研究科学家从事儿童阅读方面的研究,曾担任 Spencer基金资助的中美跨国阅读比较研究项目的负责人,曾发表过5本专著及多篇学术文章,同时她也是美国多家教育研究学会会员。研究方向及兴趣包括儿童阅读跨文化研究,双语研究,儿童语言能力测评,阅读分级,审辨和创造性思维等。

The Chinese Literacy Lecture Series is organized by Dr. Chan Lu, Assistant Professor and Chinese Language Coordinator, University of Washington Asian Languages & Literature Department. Dr. Lu’s lecture will take place later this fall.

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, UW Jackson School Center for Global Studies, and UW Language Learning Center.


October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm