2011 CLTA-TEXAS Annual Conference


Confucius Institute, University of Texas at Dallas

Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas


Education Office, Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Houston

Confucius Institute, Texas A&M University

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011

Location: Jonsson Performance Hall,  University of Texas at Dallas



Program Chair: Jiayao Pang, Awty International School, Houston, Texas.

Book Exhibit (8:30AM-6:00PM)

Conference Program

8:00-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks

Session I – 9:00-10:15 Keynote:

Learning in the Culture: Training American Learners to Move Beyond the Chinese Classroom. Dr. Eric Shepherd 谢博德老師 University of South Florida.

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:10 (Panel 1)

Chinese Movies and TV Clips in K-16 Classroom

Dr. Jie Zhang, Trinity University.

Li Qing, Trinity High School, HEB ISD.

11:15-12:15 (Panel 2)

Teaching Chinese through Picture Books and Audiobooks.

Picture Books and Audiobooks For Various Learners (heritage, non-heritage and older/advanced students). Lei Deng, Nihaoma Chinese.

Using Picture Books to Teach Chinese With Young Learners. Ms. Zhenming Song. Huasheng Chinese Academy.

Learn Chinese Through Listening and Telling Stories. Ms. Siqi Dong Golden. Mic Chinese Language School.

12:15-1:30 Lunch, CLTA-Texas Annual Member Meeting

Session II


Performance: Shandong Fast Tales (山东快书). Dr. Eric Shepherd 谢博德老師 University of South Florida.

2:00 -2:30
Information Session: Chinese Language certification program, Texas A&M University. Dr. Martha Green, Texas A&M
2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Panel 3

Using Online Resources and Personal Story Telling to Enrich Student Learning

Minning Wu, Highland Park High school, Highland Park ISD

Tan-wen Ivy Hou, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Austin

Meng Yeh, Rice University

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00 – 5:00 Panel 4

Teaching and Assessing AP Chinese Conversation. Dr. Neal Liang. University of Texas – Arlington

The Textbook of Hangzhou in a Community College Study Program. Dr. Carolyn Ho, Lone Star College-CyFair.

Using Online Resources in Place of Textbooks. Dr. Wei Li,  Lone Star College-North Harris.