Holy Cross STARTALK Teachers Program (July21-July 30,2017)


College of the Holy Cross STARTALK Teachers Program

Read-On: Teaching Reading Literacy in Chinese

10-day residential program

July 21 – 30, 2017 (Arrive 7/20, Depart 7/31)


Eligibility: Experienced teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) at the middle school, high school, or college level, and teachers in Chinese immersion programs in grades 3-8. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents, with at least 2 years of full-time experience teaching CFL in American classrooms who will be teaching CFL in the US in the 2017-2018 academic year. Teachers in grades 3-5 must be teaching in Chinese immersion programs.

Goals: To develop level-appropriate web-based materials incorporating strategies to enhance higher level literacy skills for CFL learners in grades 3 through college.

Professional Development: Seminars with national leaders in the field of CFL learning and literacy development. Collaboration with CFL instructors from across the US to address reading comprehension and articulation of instruction across grade levels.

Time/Place: 10-day residential program, July 21- July 30, 2017 (Arrival 7/20, Depart 7/31) at College of the

Holy Cross, Worcester MA. Participants will be ‘on-task’ for 10 hours/day for a total of 90 hours and in addition will engage in several pre-program Skype meetings with their grade level team members.

Support: Full support for round-trip travel between home institution and the College of the Holy Cross, on-site meals (including daily dinners at area restaurants), and single occupancy accommodation in air-conditioned apartment-style dormitories. We cannot accommodate family members or companions.

Application: Apply at: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81377

Application materials include:

• Curriculum Vitae (resume), including current school and teaching experience.

• Cover letter explaining your interest in a program on literacy acquisition in Chinese and any workshop experience on CFL literacy development.

• PDF of sample classroom material. 

 (Please note: You will be asked to upload your resume (CV) on the first page of the application website. Once you complete the first page and press ‘apply’ you will be directed to a page that will ask you to upload additional documents. Please upload your cover letter and PDF of teaching materials on that page.)

• Deadline for the receipt of applications is April 15. Notification: May 1.

Organizers: Claudia Ross, Program Director; Baozhang He, Coordinator; Meng Yeh, Instructional Lead.

Team Leaders: Ke Peng (grades 13+), Sara Chao (grades 9-12), Brooke Cheng (grades 6-8), and Yaching Hsu Kelkis (Immersion).

For more details please click HERE.