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Learning Chinese in American Schools (DVD) (2009)

As the U.S. education system sees an explosion of interest in establishing Chinese language programs, many schools are struggling with the task of building programs that are effective and sustainable over the long term. Asia Society continues to lead the charge in this arena with the release of our DVD, Learning Chinese in American Schools. Thanks to generous support from our funders, we are able to offer this DVD to our customers for the price of shipping and handling only.
Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades: A Handbook of Resources and Best Practices for Mandarin Immersion

Authored by national practitioners and researchers, this handbook of resources and best practices for Mandarin language immersion explores solutions to common questions, such as: Which type of program model is most suited to Chinese immersion: Most or all of the school day taught in Mandarin, a fifty-fifty division between Chinese and English, or some other distribution of time? What are the qualifications for teaching in Chinese immersion? Where can we find highly qualified teachers? What does high-quality Chinese immersion instruction look like? What curricula and instructional materials are already available for Chinese immersion? How might we approach literacy development in Chinese? This handbook is a rich resource for both beginning and growing Mandarin immersion programs. Free download can be found here:
Creating a Chinese Language Program in Your School: An Introductory Guide (2006)
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The first of its kind, this introductory handbook instructs school districts and parents on establishing Chinese language programs. Key sections include elements of a successful language program, finding Chinese language teachers and connecting readers to professional resources.
Meeting the Challenge: Preparing Chinese Language Teachers for American Schools

This report analyzes the current status of, and demand for, Chinese language programs. It proposes ways to expand and enhance the supply of Chinese language teachers, increase their effectiveness, and produce teachers for new innovations in elementary and online language programs.
Chinese in 2008: An Expanding Field (2008)
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A state of the field report on how the United States is doing in developing the human capital needed to engage with China. Includes information on schools, teacher training institutions, and more.
Expanding Chinese Language Capacity in the United States (2005)
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What would it take to have five percent of American high school students learning Chinese by 2015? This report recommends national commitment and investments in teaching Chinese language and culture in American schools.
New York Task Force Report on Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives (2009)
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A statewide plan on how to develop a strategic plan for statewide success in a global economy. Crucial to this is investing in human capital. The report includes specific plans on how to develop a generation of young people who are proficient in Chinese language and culture.