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  • Summer 2016 Program

The University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia, in collaboration with CU's Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC), has offered STARTALK summer workshops for Chinese language teachers from across the United States since 2010.

TEA will compete for a STARTALK award for 2017. Check back in January 2017 for details.










STARTALK: Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age

The University of Colorado’s Program for Teaching East Asia, in collaboration with the CU’s Anderson Language and Technology Center, hosted a 2016 summer STARTALK program for 20 Chinese language teachers. This program, open to current Chinese language teachers in grades 6-16, provided participants with practical experience implementing effective learning technologies appropriate for the Chinese language classroom. Based on the premise that the sustainability of both a program and its teachers increasingly depends on the teachers possessing skills and behaviors of a digital-age professional, this STARTALK program introduced the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants worked with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons.

Contact Jon Zeljo at for more information.