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Agenda

CBA Events Room (3.304)

The University of Texas at Austin July 21, 2012

10:00 - 10:30

A brief history of chinese instruction in Texas -- The UT experiences

10:30 - 11:00

What is "Comprehensible Input?" -- examining the current trend of Chinese textbook writing

11:00 - 11:30

The limitation of classroom and the potential of CALL (computer assisted language learning) outside of the classroom (introducing gateway to chinese)

11:30 - 12:00

How to teach Mandarin pronunciation (introducing Pitch Perfect Pinyin)

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch break

12:45 - 1:15

The development of listening proficiency inside and outside of the classroom (introducing Chinese Take-in, and Chinese Podcasts: Listening on-the-go)

1:15 - 1:45

How to teach and practice grammar and vocabulary (introducing Chinese Flash Cards)

1:45 - 2:15  

Some online tools that can facilitate learning outside of the classroom

2:15 - 2:30

Students' self- produced videos

2:30 - 3:00

Group activities - brainstorming ideas


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