New Year Crafts Prep Day Jan 26

Dear CAFAM members, Our Chinese New Year Celebration is coming up on February 9. As you probably know, one feature of the day will be several tables where children can assemble “snake” crafts. The components of those crafts must be cut out and prepared in advance. A get-together to accomplish all this cutting, etc. isContinue reading “New Year Crafts Prep Day Jan 26”

Upcoming Talk on Virtual China

Dear CAFAM members, Fox Intercultural Services will hold its first China Business Networking Roundtable in the Year of the Snake on Wednesday, February 13. It’s at the offices of Burnstein Schur, 100 Middle Street, Portland from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The speaker is Evan Saunders, and he will be talking about, “Inside the Year ofContinue reading “Upcoming Talk on Virtual China”

Thanks Joe for CNYFEB9

CAFAM thanks Joe Bornstein for the “CNYFEB9” message to appear on Portland’s time/temperature building, starting in February. Our Chinese New Year Celebration is indeed February 9, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Westbrook Middle School and Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St. Westbrook. NOTE: Due to impending snowstorm, the date of the Chinese New Year CelebrationContinue reading “Thanks Joe for CNYFEB9”

Mandarin translators sought

Dear CAFAM members, A few volunteer interpreters are urgently needed to help out at an exciting event. Time: Friday January 18, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Place: McKernan Center at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, The event: A group of educators from China will be visiting Maine to establish sister school relationships inContinue reading “Mandarin translators sought”

Chinese for Maine schools and teachers

Dear CAFAM members, Chinese language programs are available for Maine schools and educators: The Teachers of Critical Languages Program places teachers from China (and Egypt) in schools for one year where they teach Mandarin. These are teachers of English as a foreign language. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. ApplicationContinue reading “Chinese for Maine schools and teachers”