Online Summer Institute for Non-native Teachers of Chinese & Japanese (2009)

    This workshop serves as an online professional development opportunity for non-native-speaking teachers of Chinese and Japanese language at the K-16 level, with a focus on teachers in underserved areas. As part of our mission to serve the development and enhancement of Asian language in the United States, the University of Hawai‘i National Foreign Language Resource Center will offer 2 concurrent two-week intensive language courses in Chinese and Japanese. The intensive courses, delivered entirely free of charge over the World Wide Web using a tested and proven pedagogic model, focus on the development and/or maintenance of communicative language skills at the Advanced level, with strong emphasis on written communication meeting high standards of literacy.