CHINESE LANGUAGE

Xiaolin Chang
xlchang@mac.com
Xiaolin Chang taught Chinese more than 30 years including more than 10 years of AP* Chinese. She also served as the world language department chair at Lowell High School in San Francisco. In the professional development field, she was in the committee of the Chinese section for the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning for K-12. Her professional experiences in AP* Chinese Development include being a member of the AP* Chinese Language and Culture Exam Development Committee, Professional Development Advisory Group, co-author of Pre AP* Summer Institute manual and one of the syllabi contributors to the AP* Chinese Teacher's Guide. She serves as a College Board* AP* Chinese workshop consultant.
AP SEMINARS SILICON VALLEY
(Palo Alto High School)
July 27 - July 30, 2020
  
AP* summer institute provides an opportunity for teachers who are teaching and will be teaching AP* course to improve and prepare a rigorous course to challenge students and prepare them for the AP* Chinese exam. It’ll help the AP* teachers focus on different and interactive strategies and materials for their course. There will be some changes in the course and new resources online available both for our students and AP* teachers. I will share and discuss those changes with the participants and we will get ready to take on the new challenges.
  
DAY ONE
•  Introduction :    Goals of the Chinese APSI
                  • Opportunity to focus on the changes in AP course and exam   
                  • Understanding the changes in the AP Course
                  • Re-evaluating syllabus, design thematic units   
                  • Sharing teaching strategies and teaching materials     
• Overview of 2019 Chinese APSI program :  Learn about changes in AP Chinese Course
     New AP Instructional Resources
•   Digital Activation and Class Creation: AP Classroom
• New Course Description: Curriculum and Syllabus Design according to
    the new course Framework
• Overview AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam
•    Review College Board’s Equity principle
•    AP Chinese Exam Overview
• Format
• Contents
• Grade-Setting Process
• Scoring the Exam
• Scoring Guidelines
• Students Samples   

DAY TWO
• Interpretive Mode
• Listening
• Assess students’ performance and sharing teaching Strategies      
 • Reading
• Assess students’ performance and sharing teaching Strategies:

DAY THREE
• Presentational and Interpersonal Modes
• Interpersonal Mode: 
 • Writing: Communicate interpersonally by writing to others
• Discussion topic: How to help students develop Skill Category 6:   Communicate interpersonally by writing to others via emails
• Review rubric for the email writing
• Analyze some students samples
• Examine and discuss the scoring guidelines
•  Suggests for students and teaching strategies for teachers
• Speaking: Communicate interpersonally by speaking to others
• Discussion topic: Understand and apply appropriate communication strategies
• Review rubric for the conversational speaking presentation
• Assess students’ performance
• Examine and discuss the scoring guidelines
• Suggests for students and teaching strategies for teachers 
• Presentational Mode:
• Writing: Communicate through written presentations
• Discussion topic
• Help students learn how to plan and research an issue or topic for  presentational writing
•  Help students learn how to apply appropriate and varied syntactical  expressions in presentational writing.
• Review rubric for Story Narration
• Assess students’ performance
• Examine and discuss the scoring guidelines
• Suggestions for students and teaching strategies for teachers
•Speaking: Communicate through spoken presentations
•Discussion topics  
•  Help students learn how to plan and research an issue or topic for
    presentational speaking
• Help students use appropriate vocal and visual strategies to communicate an 
    idea in presentational speaking
• Help students express a perspective with details and examples to illustrate an
    opinion or idea in presentational speaking
• Review rubric for Cultural Presentation
• Assess students’ performance
• Examine and discuss the scoring guidelines
• Suggests for students and teaching strategies for teachers

Day Four
• Participants Presentation:
• Syllabus Design Assignment (given on the first day)
• Feedback for each presentation
• Sharing teaching resources
• Online tools
• Movies
•  Useful authentic materials
• Fun activities after AP exam
• APSI Evaluation
 
Note: Please bring your laptop.