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* CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
APSI Online 
AP Seminars Silicon Valley
Xiaolin Chang
  
  Course Description
 
欢迎各位老师! This year’s APSI for Chinese Language and Culture will be online. My goal is to provide an opportunity for teachers who are or will be teaching the AP* course to improve and prepare a rigorous course to challenge students and prepare them for the AP* Chinese exam. It’ll help AP* teachers focus on different and interactive strategies and materials for their course.
 
Goals:
• Design or re-evaluate a syllabus based on the new CED (AP* Chinese Language and Culture Course and Exam Description).
• Plan effective and engaging units for classroom practice.
 students’ performances on this year’s exam
• Share teaching strategies and materials
   
Technology:  Instructions will be delivered through Zoom. Materials will also be shared through Good Drive.

Materials needed:
• The New AP Chinese Language and Culture CED
• Strategies and lesson plans that are ready to share with other participants.
  
Agenda
 
Day 1
• Introduction
• AP* Classroom use
• The New CED contents
• Equity, Inclusion and Access
• Overview of the AP* Chinese Language and Culture Exam
a. Format
b. Contents
c. Grade-Setting Process
d. Scoring the Exam
e. Scoring Guidelines
f. Students Samples   

Day 2
• How to design a syllabus based on the new CED
•  How to help students improve their interpretive skills (Skill Category 1- 4)
• Assess students’ performance in listening and sharing teaching strategies
•Assess students’ performances in reading and sharing teaching strategies

Day 3
• Help students develop the skill of interpersonally speaking with others and writing to others (Skill Category 5 and 6)
• Review rubric for both skills
•  Analyze some students samples
•  Examine and discuss the scoring guidelines
• Suggestions for students and teaching strategies for teachers 
 
Day 4
• Help students develop their presentational speaking and writing skills (Skill Category 7 and 8))
1) how to plan and research an issue or topic for presentational speaking and
               writing.
2) how to apply appropriate and varied syntactical expressions in presentational
                speaking and writing.  
• Review rubric for Cultural presentation and Story Narration
• Assess students’ performance
• Examine and discuss the scoring guidelines
• Suggestions for students and teaching strategies for teachers
 
  Day 5
• Participants Presentation:
• Syllabus Design Assignment (given on Day 2)
•Feedback for each presentation
• Sharing teaching resources:
1)    Online tools
2)    Movies
3)    Useful authentic materials
4)    Fun activities after AP exam
 
APSI Evaluation