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Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University Hosts 2010 CLTA Annual Conference


Date: 9/1/2010

College Station, Texas – The Confucius Institute and the Office for International Outreach at Texas A&M University hosted the 2010 Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Annual Conference on August 28th, 2010 at the George Bush Presidential Complex Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The conference was a one day event intended to provide professional development on learning and assessment primarily for teachers of Mandarin Chinese. Ninety teachers, professors and administrators from various schools and universities throughout the state of Texas attended the conference.

The Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M, Dr. Yirong Luo, was the program chair of the event, while Mrs. Martha Green, Program Coordinator for the Office of International Outreach, and Mr. Weidong Shi, a lecturer at the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M were panel presenters on “Alternative Assessment Methods in Chinese Language and Culture Classes”.

The Confucius Institute at Texas A&M also hosted a Chinese Language Learning Materials and Cultural Books Exposition during the conference; more than 900 books from the CI Headquarters were showcased. The books support development of Chinese language teaching and understanding of Chinese culture.

The Confucius Institute at Texas A&M will continue to foster a strong, cooperative relationship with CLTA of Texas, a nonpolitical nonprofit educational and professional organization, to promote teaching and learning of the Chinese language in Texas.
 

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