Special Events in 2012 and 2013

NY Chinese Characters Festival at NYU

The NY Chinese Characters Festival, co-sponsored by ChineseCubes and NYU, provided an exciting and engaging cultural experience and language-learning event for the more than 200 students who participated in the Festival's competitions and activities. The many exciting competitions included the Chinese Characters Flash Mob contest, My Favorite Chinese Character, the Best Chinese Character Tattoo, Best Chinese Character T-Shirt, Hidden Calligraphy Hunt, and the NY Chinese Cultural Map "Treasure Hunt."  More than 400 people attended the opening and closing ceremonies. The newsletter of the Closing Ceremony features winners and photos of this exciting event.

DCLT at the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) on April 7, 2013

DCLT's Dr. Frank Tang, Robin Harvey, and program graduates Bing Qiu (Bronx Science High School), and Xuan Wang (Sidwell Friends School) made the presentation "Storytelling and Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom" at the 2013 National Chinese Language Conference in Boston on April 7. See more information about DCLT at the 2012 National Chinese Language Conference.

The 10th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese (CLTA-GNY Annual Conference) on May 12, 2012

Dr. Tang was presented with an award by CLTA-GNY for “Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Chinese Language Teaching.” Dr. Tang is a founding member of CLTA-GNY, and former member of the board of directors. At the conference it was also announced that Robin Harvey has been elected to the Board of Directors of CLTA-GNY for the 2012-13 term. See more information about DCLT at the 2012 CLTA-GNY Conference.

CLTA/DCLT Forum on March 31, 2012

As a part of the CLTA-GNY 2012 Spring Professional Development Series, Professor Robin Harvey and ECNU/NYU students Yun Qin and Yana Yu gave a workshop titled, "On the Road to Literacy: Teaching Chinese Using Big Books and Storytelling" on campus of NYU. View the PPTs used in the workshop.

Dr. Frank Tang Gives A Series of Lectures in Beijing

Dr. Frank Tang was invited to give a five-lecture series to faculty and graduate students at Chinese Minzu University in Beijing from March 9-14. The lecture topics include: brain research and the teaching of foreign languages; humanistic approaches to teaching second/foreign languages; teaching Chinese in American schools: challenges and strategies; the importance of practice in foreign language learning; and lesson study: a review of several Chinese lessons. View pictures from the lectures.