Mandarin teaching and learning opportunities

Dear CAFAM members,

Here are two items relating to Mandarin learning/instruction.

Chinese instructors

A Bangor area high school seeks a sub for its Chinese Program for the remainder of the school year. The person would teach four classes (levels 1 and 2).

Also the Bangor Chinese School is seeking a Chinese teacher for its summer camp, from June 17 to July 13.

For either of these opportunities, please contact Jing Zhang by email: jingzhang@bangorchinese.com.

Learning Chinese in Taiwan

The Ministry of Education in Taiwan is accepting applications for the “Huayu Enrichment Scholarship.” This scholarship provides nine high school graduates from New England with the opportunity to study Mandarin in Taiwan for a summer or an academic year.

There are scholarships and stipends. But as usual by the time I get this information the deadline is imminent: March 31.

Applications for Huayu scholarships are available at http://www.moebos.org/scholar_en.htm. For more information, contact Ms. Levina Weiting Huang at wthuang@mail.moe.gov.tw.

Best regards,

Craig

Cumberland school Beijing day in April

Dear CAFAM members,

I’m posting this for a second time, hoping that someone will offer to help. So far, Grace has had no response.

The Wilson School (a school for first through third grades in Cumberland) is having a Cultural Awareness Day: Exploring Beijing on Wednesday, April 10. Grace Yoon contacted us asking if one or more of our members could share their knowledge at this event.

She suggested:

tea ceremony using kid friendly teas

folk, traditional dance

games

traditional formal clothes (to display in a glass case).

I think they would be open to other suggestions as well.

If you can help out, please contact Grace at grace.yoon@gmail.com. The School’s telephone number is 829-4825. (Please contact them, rather than me.)

Best,

Craig

Cumberland school to have Beijing day

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Dear CAFAM members,

The Wilson School (a school for first through third grades in Cumberland) is having a Cultural Awareness Day: Exploring Beijing on Wednesday, April 10. Grace Yoon contacted us asking if one or more of our members could share their knowledge at this event.

She suggested:

tea ceremony using kid friendly teas

folk, traditional dance

games

traditional formal clothes (to display in a glass case).

I think they would be open to other suggestions as well.

If you can help out, please contact Grace at grace.yoon@gmail.com. The School’s telephone number is 829-4825. (Please contact them, rather than me.)

Best,

Craig

CAFAM Newsletter transition

Dear CAFAM members,

The CAFAM newsletter’s future is a major part of the transition that our organization is about to undergo. Will it continue as usual with new editor(s) or will it take a different form (possibly electronic)? What form it will take and who will oversee it need to be decided.

The board of directors will be talking about this at its Thursday evening meeting. If you have an interest and or skills in this area and would like to be involved, I invite you to contact me: dietrich@maine.rr.com.

Best regards,

Craig

teaching opportunities in China

Dear CAFAM members,

Opportunities for teachers to teach language and culture for a year in secondary schools China are offered by the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program, now in its 17th year.

An applicants should: be a native English speaker; have a bachelor’s degree or beyond; have a full-time teaching position in the U.S.; have at least five years of teaching experience; attend a six-day pre-departure orientation in early or mid-July; be willing to spend the academic year in China (from late August to late June).

I always seem to get these notices just shortly before the deadline: sorry. The deadline for application is March 15.

For more information go to http://www.ncuscr.org/tep. One can also call 212-645-9677 ext. 14.

Best,

Craig

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