CLTA-WA continues its commitment to provide high quality professional development and networking opportunities for this amazing group of educators. We invited Prof. Frank Lixing Tang, Research Professor of Foreign Language Education, New York University, as our special guest presenter. As such, we are very excited to announce a very special upcoming event!
CLTA-WA cordially invites you to attend our 2021 Annual General Meeting!
When: June 5th, 2021, 1:00pm – 3:45pm Pacific Time (2 hours and 45 minutes total)
Who: All who are interested in promoting quality Chinese education in the State of WA
Where: Zoom Meeting. Pre-registration is needed.
To Register: bit.ly/CLTAWA
Special Presentation: Special Guest Presentation by Prof. Lixing Tang
Schedule (The meeting will start promptly at 1:00pm)
1:00-1:10 2020-2021 Year in Review + Outgoing Board Members Recognition
1:10-1:20 New Board Member Introduction
1:20-1:30 Important Announcements for 2021
1:30-3:30 Special Guest Presentation
3:30-3:45 Gratitude and Celebration of Partnerships
We will have lottery of 2021-2022 CLTA-WA one-year membership during the CLTA-WA Annual General Meeting.
CLTA-WA Presents Special Guest Presentation by Prof. Lixing Tang 唐力行教授
Teacher as cultural ambassador: A humanistic approach to teaching cultures in American schools
This presentation discusses the important role of a language teacher as a cultural ambassador and explores a humanistic approach to teaching and learning of Chinese culture in American schools. This approach will emphasize the education of a whole person by integrating: (1) cultural practices, products, and perspectives, (2) Chinese culture and American/world cultures, (3) traditional and modern Chinese culture, and (4) high and pop culture. The presenters will also discuss the importance of developing students’ intercultural competence during a time when prejudice and violence towards Asian (Chinese) Americans are rising.
• CLTA-WA AGM will start promptly at 1:00pm and end at 3:45pm. All are welcome and encouraged to join us for the whole event and get to know CLTA-WA and our board members and community.
• CLTA-WA membership benefits: https://www.clta-wa.org/membership/
• CLTA-WA membership: https://www.clta-wa.org/membership-and-workshop-payment-options-2/
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Xi Sun, President, CLTA-WA 2021-2022