World Languages Mandarin Chinese - World: Guānxì Resource Center

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Asia Society – Start a Chinese Language Program
Find useful tools for developing and maintaining a Mandarin language program.

CAL - Guidelines for Starting an Elementary School Foreign Language Program
Essential considerations are discussed to help avoid some common pitfalls from other elementary school language programs that never got off the ground.

CARLA - Reflections on Administering an Elementary School Mandarin Immersion Program
Learn valuable insights to bolster the development of language immersion programs.

Teaching Foreign Languages K-12
This video library features videos showing effective instruction and assessment strategies for teaching foreign languages. All classroom videos are subtitled in English and are appropriate for K-12 teachers of any foreign language.

Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project
The TELL Project offers resources and processes to enhance the effectiveness of teachers and leaders in language instruction.

Language Acquisition

How students reach competence in a new language to listen, speak, read, and write at high levels of proficiency.

Curriculum Development

Sample units for elementary, middle, and high school Mandarin Chinese classes developed based on the California K-12 world language standards.

Language Instruction and Student Engagement

Video clips and other information to illustrate best practices in language teaching, specifically demonstrating lessons in the WORLD: Guānxì curriculum units.

Administrative Support

Resources and information to assist school and district administrators in planning, implementing, and improving Mandarin Chinese programs.

Chinese Teacher Exchange Program

Interviews, information, and resources from a program in San Diego County with 18 years of experience hosting guest teachers from a sister school in China.
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