Additional Fall Workshops (10/19/2019, 11/2/2019, 11/16/2019)
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please mark your calendars and save the dates for the following three workshops:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Classroom Management by Cal Kam at Chong Wa Hall, details TBD

Saturday, November 2, 2019

All About the WEST E 100 World Language Endorsement by Dr. Brdiget Yaden, ACTFL president-elect; details TBD

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Resume Writing and Interview Tips by Cal Kam, details TBD
Classroom Management Workshop @ Chong Wa Education Society
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Calling All Teachers and Student Teachers! 
When is it okay to break up a student fight? How do we stop school bullying? Want to earn the affection and respect of your students? Come learn these secrets and more from “Classroom Management” by Mr. Cal Kam!

Who: Teachers and student teachers

What: An amazing workshop presented by Adjunct Instructor/Field Supervisor Cal Kam

Where: Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S, Seattle Chinatown 98104

When:  Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Clock Hours: 3 provided by WAFLT

Other: Parking provided with registration; light refreshments provided

Registration Link

For more information, please email

CLTA-WA extends our sincere appreciation to the co-sponsors of this event:

Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA)

Chong Wa Education Society 

Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT)

Fall 2019 CLTA-WA/Chinese Innovation Forum workshop @ University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

Dear members,

Our fall workshop will be a co-sponsored event, working with the Chinese Innovation Forum, to host a two-day conference at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on October 25-26, 2019. The Forum will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, innovation trade fair presentations, and many opportunities to meet and network with other K-16 educators, and to get to know their work.

Below please find an outline of schedule for the Forum. Registration is now open. For more info, please go to

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you plan for this fall workshop:

1. Register early; the first 40 currently CLTA-WA members will have their registration fee ($50) waived.

2. The Forum runs for two days, with optional add-on workshops for participants to attend. Forum participants who choose to attend the workshop will pay an additional fee of $50 per workshop, which is NOT waived for our members.

3. Participants can choose to attend only the second day (full day) conference. Clock hours will be offered for those who attend the full-day event.

4. All participants are encouraged to share their teaching during the Educator’s Trade Fair in the afternoon sessions of the conference. The Fair is like a Swap Shop or Poster Presentation, with the goal to encourage exchange of ideas and peer collaborations. You will be given more detail during registration.


Dates: Oct 25-26, 2019
Venue: University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington


1. Anna Vassilieva, Director& Professor, Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
2. Christopher Livaccari, language educator, former US diplomat, author, senior adviser for China Learning Initiatives in Asia Society’s Center for Global Education, and Head of School at Presidio Knolls School
3. Jianhua Bai, Chinese AP Chief Reader, Professor of Chinese at Kenyon College, former Director of Chinese School of Middlebury College, and senior academic adviser to the American Councils for International Education

Friday, Oct.  25  (1st half-day Conference Schedule)

3:00 – 4:00 PM  Registration
4:00 – 6:30 PM  Add-on Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Language and Beyond: 互动式教学活动设计
    Presenter: Ya-Ching Hsu-Kelkis (K-12), Chinese American International School
  • Workshop 2: Student-Centered Classroom in Second Language Learning:
    Presenters: Samantha Yang (K-2) & Miye Lin (3-5), Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley
  • Workshop 3: Teaching with Mobile Tech: 如何在教学中应用GarageBand App 和Extempore APP
    Presenters: Juei-Chuan Hung, University Prep & Luna Yu, Annie Wright Schools (All Levels)

6:30 – 8:00 PM Opening  Night Reception & Buffet Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 26 (2nd full-day Conference Schedule) 

Morning Sessions
7:45 – 8:45   Check-in/Registration; Breakfast, Welcome
8:45 – 12:00 Keynote Speakers & Discussions
12:00 – 1:00 Buffet Luncheon

Afternoon Sessions
1:00 – 1:45  Educator’s Trade Fair Table Setup & Intro
1:45 – 3:15  Various Presentations at the Trade Fair
3:15 – 4:00  Discussions
4:00 – 4:30  Reflection & Concluding Remarks
4:30 – 5:00  Closing Reception
4:30-7:00 Workshop 4: How to Teach Grammar 互动式的语法教学,
Presenters: Yuwen Yao, UCLA & Liping Yu, University of Washington
(All Levels)


WEST–E Designated World Languages (100) Workshop @ Chong Wa Hall
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Attention Teachers and Student Teachers!  Want to add a designated World Language to your teaching endorsements? Love to share language and culture with students? How about Increasing your career flexibility!  Come review basic world language principles from “Prepping for the WEST E-100” by Dr. Bridget Yaden, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association-Washington.

Who: Teachers and student teachers

What: An informative workshop presented by Dr. Bridget Yaden, president-elect of ACTFL

Where: Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S, Seattle Chinatown 98104

When:  Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Clock Hours: 3

Other: Parking provided with registration; light refreshments provided

Registration Link

CLTA-WA extends our sincere appreciation to the co-sponsors of this event:

Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA)

Chong Wa Education Society 

Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT)