Teacher Program

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For complete details and registration materials, please visit http://www.troy.edu/STARTALK.

Important Dates

  • April 30, 2016 - STARTALK application deadline
  • May 7, 2016 - Notification of acceptance
  • June 26, 2016 - Registration at the dorm
  • June 27, 2016 - Classes begin
  • July 09, 2016 - Graduation Ceremony, Students leave for home

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Jin Qiu
Add: Suite 329/328, Troy University Montgomery Campus, 252 Montgomery St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Tel: 334-240-7325
Email: jinqiu@troy.edu or startalk@troy.edu

Send or mail the application form with the check to:

Attention 2016 TROY STARTALK Teacher Program
023 Bibb Graves Hall, Troy University Troy Campus, Troy AL 36082
Ms. Wanjun (Alice) Lu
Tel: 334-808-6514
Email: wanjunlu@troy.edu or startalk@troy.edu.


Teacher Program (Chinese) 2016

Troy University is pleased to announce its 2016 STARTALK Teacher Program!
Dates: June 26-July 9, 2016
Location: Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Cost: $100.00 application deposit (refundable upon graduation). Please make the check payable to Troy University STARTALK Program.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2016

Program Description

In this session of the program, the goal of TROY-STARTALK Teacher Program (Chinese) is to develop a cadre of teachers of Mandarin with the dispositions, knowledge, and skills needed to create and support a new generation of highly effective World Language educators. The program will invite 12 participants, including Chinese teachers, Chinese instructional supervisors, methods instructors, and potential Chinese teachers as well. The participants will engage in a professional development program covering Second Language Acquisition (SLA) practice and theory, language and culture instructional methods and assessments, curriculum design, language assessment, Chinese language structure and selecting the learning resources.

Integral to this program will be the development of a professional learning community that will support the participants as they return to their schools and take on the responsibility and challenges of the Chinese language teaching. This training program is designed to solve the problem of a shortage of qualified and professionally trained Chinese language teachers in Alabama and surrounding areas. The participants, either beginning or experienced Chinese teachers, will benefit from the program in the teaching of the Chinese language regarding classroom management, selection and evaluation of teaching resources. The courses offered in the program are residential for all participants and the participants will receive a certificate and materials and resources upon the completion of the program. Successful participants will receive three college credits from TROY University.

One of the program's benefits is that there is no cost, except a $100.00 application deposit refundable upon graduation. All participants are residential in Troy.

Who Can Participate?

Participants must hold an undergraduate degree and must be teaching in, or are seeking to teach in, a K-12 Mandarin Chinese program in the states of Alabama and surrounding areas.

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