The BYU STARTALK Teacher Training program is a three credit summer course designed to training current and potential teachers at any level, K-12 or college, interested in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The program teaches a performance-based approach to teaching and learning Chinese and consists of a two week guided on-line tutorial followed by a two-week online campus intensive practicum. The programs offers a balance between readings and classroom discussions on the theory and practice of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, with the opportunity to observe live classes and teach using the principles learned. Instruction and practice is also provided in curriculum design, developing communicative classroom activities, writing effective quizzes, and evaluating and adapting existing teaching materials.
The 2012 program runs June 18 through July 13.
For more information and to apply for the 2012 Teacher Training: chinese_startalk at byu dot edu