The Guest Teacher Summer Institute includes opportunities for micro-teaching, as well as visits to local K-12 schools in summer sessions. The teachers have already taken part in a six-week training in China organized by Hanban that focuses on teaching Chinese as a foreign language and teaching Chinese culture.
The institute focuses on the following topics, among others:
-Cross-cultural awareness and effective communication in a U.S. cultural context
-Understanding the U.S. K-12 education structure
-Foreign Language Teaching Expectations in the U.S.
-Standard-based instruction and communicative teaching in the target language
-Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction
-Classroom engagement and classroom management principles and strategies
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