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1 Chinese Program in Livingston Public Schools Liz Sanchez, Supervisor of World Languages Dept. Barbara Kauderer, Teacher of Chinese Lucy Lee, Teacher of Chinese

2 歡迎 Welcome 欢迎 Information Session Chinese Program offered by Livingston Public Schools

3 The Chinese Program Initiated in 1990 by Livingston Chinese School’s Board members Administrators Parents As a half-year Chinese Study course.

4 High School Chinese Program Livingston High School  Chinese 1  Chinese 2  Chinese 3 Honors  Chinese 4 Honors  Chinese AP

5 Middle School Chinese Program Heritage Middle School  7 th Grade Chinese  8 th Grade Chinese

6 Highlight in 1992 A+ For Kids Disseminator Award A teaching unit on Chinese holidays and festivals, developed by the Chinese teacher Lucy Lee was selected by the A+ for Kids Teacher Network in New Jersey.

7 Highlight in 1995 A Grant awarded by DOD Livingston Chinese Program was awarded a grant from the Department of Defence (DOD) in 1995 through the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland for it high quality of language instruction and leadership in the profession of K-12 Chinese language education.

8 Highlight in 1996 Professional Development for Chinese Teachers The DOD grant enabled Livingston High School to offer professional development opportunity to forty K-12 Chinese teachers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts in April 2006.

9 Highlight in 2000 GAINS Project (Gaining Achievement in the New Standards) Chinese classes were selected as models of standards-based instruction and were included in the GAINS in world languages video, a parent and community advocacy video sponsored by the New Jersey State Department of Education.

10 Highlight in 2002 Visitors form China Twenty-five secondary school principals and mater teachers from China listened to the district superintendent Mr. Robert Grady explaining the American educational system, observed classes in different subjects and got the chance to talk to our students directly. Our staff and students also exchanged questions with the Chinese visitors about schools in China. It marked a memorable experience for our students and staff. Students of Chinese classes were using the language they learn in our Chinese classes and tried to sustain a conversation with Chinese visitors in a culturally appropriate manner.

11 Highlight in National Public Radio (NPR) American Students Brush Up on Their Chinese All Things Considered, February 12, 2005 · More and more young Americans are aware of China's rising strength in the world economy and are studying Chinese. We heard from several Chinese language students at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. All Things Considered Adam Cohen12 th gradeChinese 4 Honors Dave Krause12 th gradeChinese 3 Honors Kristina Hon11 th gradeChinese 2 Justin Pak9 th gradeChinese 1

12 Highlight in 2006 Chinese AP Course LHS was selected by the College Board to administrate the First AP Try-out Exam

13 Highlight in 2006 Expanding the existing high school Chinese program to offer 7 th Grade Chinese 8 th Grade Chinese At Heritage Middle School

14 Highlight in 2007 Chinese AP Exam in May 6 Students took the AP exam All 6 Students scored 5

15 Highlight in 2008 Chinese AP Exam on in May 5 Students took the AP exam 4 Students scored 5 1 Student scored 4

16 Instruction Alignment with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for World Languages

17 NJ World Languages Standards 7.1 World Languages: All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.

18 CHINESE 1 The sounds of Chinese language Greetings and Civilities Biographical Information Time and Dates Parts of the Body Family School Pets / Animals Daily Activities Sports Meal Taking / Food / Drink Weather / Seasons Clothing / Colors Major Cities and Places in China

19 CHINESE 2 Family and Relatives Personal Identification School Life House and Home Around Town Shopping and Currency Professions / At work Travel to China Chinese Written Language

20 CHINESE 3 HONORS Family and Interpersonal Relationship Daily life Education Health Lodging Community and Professions Travel Pastimes Reading and Writing Characters

21 CHINESE 4 HONORS Integrated performance-based instruction Interpretive communication- Reading and Listening Development Interpersonal communication- Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Development Presentational communication - Writing and Speaking Development Civilization and Social Conventions

22 AP Chinese Language and Culture The AP Chinese Language and Culture course is designed to provide students with varied opportunities to further develop their proficiencies across the three communicative modes: interpersonal (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills), interpretive (listening and reading skills), and presentational (speaking and writing skills); and the five goal areas (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities).

23 AP Chinese Course Content Course content could best reflect intellectual interests shared by the students and the teacher (cultural celebrations, beliefs and attitudes, interests and career, teen life/self and global community, famous people, social issues and current events, art and music appreciation, literature and poetry, geography/climate/ political divisions, etc.).

24 AP Chinese Instructional Materials Instructional materials might include signs, advertisements, s, posters, video clips, films, news broadcasts, announcements made in public places of the Chinese speaking communities, and written texts excerpted or adapted from newspapers, magazine articles, contemporary literature, letters, and reports.

25 AP Chinese the equivalent of a second-year (and /or the fourth semester) college course Proficiency level Intermediate Range

26 National Survey on the Number of Students who are taking Chinese at K-12 Schools 2003 CLASS Survey Responded Total: 163 Elementary: 4,668 Middle Sch/Jr. HS: 2394 High School: 9029 Total: 16, CLASS Survey Responded Total: 228 Elementary: 5,873 Middle Sch/Jr. HS: 3579 High School: 12,130 Total: 21,580

27 Phonetic Transcription Used 2007 CLASS National Survey Responded Total: 244 Pinyin Only: 223 (91%) Bopomofo only: 21 (9%)

28 繁體字 / 简体字 2007 CLASS National Survey Responded Total: 244 Simplified and Traditional: 100 (44%) Simplified Only: 101 (44%) Traditional only:27 (12%)

29 Livingston Chinese Program Students learn both traditional and simplified characters. Students choose to write in either traditional or simplified characters. Students learn to recognize and read both traditional and simplified characters.

30 Livingston Chinese Program Thank You for Your Continuing Support!

31 THANK YOU! 谢谢!謝謝!


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