June 17

Pedagogical Workshop for K-12 Educators

June 17, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

How can Chinese language teachers bring a deeper understanding of Chinese cultural content to their classrooms? This participant-centered workshop is designed to help teachers develop activities integrating language and culture based on the content learning through previous seminars on Chinese mythology, painting and music. Led by master teacher trainer Dr. Wei-ling Wu, workshop participants will select one cultural topic to focus on and design a sample activity plan integrating the cultural content into their classroom teaching targeting their own students.

This workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Applicants must meet the following requirements for consideration:

  • Passionate about teaching Chinese culture in their classrooms
  • Committed to actively participating in workshop discussions
  • Submit a proposal by Friday 5:00 PM, June 2, using the provided Proposal Form
  • Complete the post workshop survey

Please submit the completed proposal to Yongqiang Lin, ECNU Guest Faculty and Program Coordinator, China Institute, at ylin@chinainstitute.org

Download the Proposal Form


Wei–ling Wu 吴威玲

Dr. Wei–ling Wu (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania), teacher of Chinese, consultant, and trainer of Chinese language teachers.

A master Chinese teacher, Dr. Wu taught in K–12 schools in the United States for twenty-five years. Over her long career as a teacher trainer, Dr. Wu has taught courses for teachers of Chinese at New York University, East China Normal University in Shanghai, and other colleges as an adjunct instructor. She has trained hundreds of Chinese language teachers through the Asia Society and the China Institute in the past decade. Dr. Wu has also served on various projects for Chinese language instruction and curriculum development, including those conducted by STARTALK and Chinese Language Schools.

Dr. Wu is the designer, coach, and script writer of the Asia Society’s TEQ video lesson series for teaching Chinese, which is accessible across the country and around the world.

Her endeavor as chief author since 1994 has resulted in a range of Chinese textbooks for K–12 students.

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