Building Capacity in
Chinese and Arabic
Pam Delfosse
World Languages Education Consultant
Claire Kotenbeutel
Critical Language Fellows Project
Consultant
Education for a
World-Ready Wisconsin
Linguistic and cultural diversity within
local communities
Interconnected, interdependent, and
competitive global community
Need to foster global competency
International knowledge, skills and
dispositions
Proficiency in languages in addition to
English
K-16 Pathways to Proficiency
Continuum with defined levels (ACTFL)
Degree to which one can interpret,
exchange and present information or ideas
Capacity to use language effectively within
new cultural contexts
Development takes time, varies by
language
Early start, extended/articulated sequence,
effective instruction with progress measured
through performance assessments
Organizing framework for program
development and evaluation
Why Chinese and Arabic?
Federal definition of “critical
languages”
Languages of economic opportunity,
national security and more
Shortage of certification programs,
qualified teachers, courses and
speakers
Unique features of language require
more time for mastery
Interest high and funding available
Background :
The Chinese Experience
Regional differences
Heritage and 2nd Language Programs
Professional Associations
(CLTA, CLASS, WACLT)
Teaching and Learning Standards
SAT II and AP Chinese Exams
Local Experience
One Teacher’s Story
Historical and Current Funding
Critical Language Fellows Project
2006-2010
Mission:
Support the
development and
sustainable growth of
effective Mandarin
and Arabic language
programs in
Wisconsin schools.
Critical Language Fellows Partners
US Department of Education
WI Department of Public Instruction
UW-Madison
Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
World Language Teacher Education Program
Center for East Asian Studies
Education Portfolios and Career Services
Concordia Language Villages
Teacher Certification Program Supervisors
Participating School Districts
Pre-service Teachers
Areas of Development
Pre-service Teacher Education
District Program Development
and Instructional Support
Pathways for Heritage Language
Credit
Professional and Community
Partnerships
Model for Future Initiatives
Wisconsin’s Critical Language Fellows Project
Department of Public Instruction
TEACHER PREPARATION INCLUDES:
World language education theory,
methods, field experience, portfolio
and assessment literacy development
14 Month Training Program
2 Summer Institutes
Academic Year Practice
Online Professional Development
Quarterly Workshops
35 Pre-service Teachers
15 (2007-2008) Chinese
8 (2008-2009) Chinese
12(2009-2010) Arabic
Partial Fulfillment of Required
Coursework and Field Experience
World Language Teaching– Theory and Methods
(3 credits)
Elementary, Middle, Secondary Practicum
(6 credits)
Advanced Methods in Teaching Chinese
(3 credits)
Elementary, Middle, Secondary Student Teaching
(6 credits)
*UW-Madison Course Syllabi & Credits
CLF Pre-service Teacher Education
Instructional Delivery
Two 4-week Summer Sessions
Concordia Language Villages
UW-Madison
Chinese Language Academy (K-12 Students)
Academic Year
On-line Networking, Portfolio and Assessment
Literacy Development
Classroom Observations & Reports
Professional Development
WAFLT
ACTFL
(Fall Conference, Winter Workshop,
Summer Institute)
MOPI Training
CLF Pre-service Teacher Education
Key Concepts
*Standards Based Curricula
*Thematic Unit & Lesson Design
*Assessment Literacy
*Effective Instructional Strategies
*Classroom Management
*Instructional Materials Selection
*Reflective Pedagogy
*Professional and Student Portfolios
*Diverse Learning Communities
*Instructional Technology
*Parent/School Community Relations
Wisconsin’s Critical Language Fellows Project
Department of Public Instruction
DISTRICT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Salary Support Grants (3 year cycle)
Program Development Workshops
Project Consultation & Site Visits
Goal - 15 New Language Programs
10 Chinese
5 Arabic
Elementary School Program Priority
Wisconsin’s Critical Language Fellows Project
Department of Public Instruction
HERITAGE LANGUAGE CREDIT PROJECT:
High School Credit for School Supported
Projects by Heritage Language Learners
Proficiency Assessment Training &
Support
Community Partnerships
Issues of Consequence
Supply and Demand
Teacher Certification & Licensing
Immigration Status, Academic Credentials
Responsive and Responsible Pathways
Staffing
Language Proficiency
Pedagogical Training
Knowledge of American Education System
Student, Staff, Parent Communication
Language & Cultural Issues
Language Variation
Politicization & Prejudice
Technology (Teaching, Learning, Connecting)
Integration into Language Department & School
Community
Keys to Success
Highly Qualified Teachers
Professional Development
Instructional Resources & Materials
Curriculum/Assessment Framework
Growth and Sustainability Plan
Collaborative Relationships
District Level Support
Public Relations
Other (Voices from the Field)
Thank You
ً‫شكرا‬谢谢
Contact Us:
Pam Delfosse, World Language Consultant
Phone: 608-266-3079
[email protected]
Claire Kotenbeutel, Instructional Supervisor
[email protected]
Program Applications and Information:
http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/languages.html
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