Chinese Teachers Professional Development Day

Friday, April 13, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Curtin Hall room B84 (Curtin Hall Basement), 3243 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

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We are very pleased to share the upcoming professional development opportunity at UW-Milwaukee. On April 13, the day before the State Speech Contest, we will host a full-day workshop at UW-Milwaukee, sponsored by the Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant for K-16 Language Teaching Methodologies.

The morning session topic is Inspiring Chinese Classroom Activities with Instructional Technology by Dr. Fuqiang Zhuo. Dr. Zhuo, Associate Director of Language Center, University of California, Davis, has major interests in instructional design, technology-enhanced language instruction, computer assisted language learning, computer adaptive testing, faculty training and support, language lab design, and research methods.

The afternoon session is Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence by Hongying Xu & Mingyu Sun. Dr. Xu is the assistant profession at UW-La Crosse and has been teaching Chinese language for many years. Dr. Sun is the director of the Language Resource Center at UW-Milwaukee. The LRC has developed many free teaching and learning materials for various languages including Chinese language. (

Dr. Hongying Xu gradated from University of Kansas, and is currently an assistant professor in the Chinese program at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She teaches Chinese language courses at all levels and Chinese culture courses. Her research interests include second language acquisition in educational settings and foreign language pedagogy.

Dr. Mingyu Sun received her Ph.D. degree in Linguistics and MS degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University. Her main professional interest is to use instructional technology to assist language instruction (e.g. blended/online course curriculum redesign, CALL(Computer Assisted Language Learning), and media library development). Her research interest is second language acquisition and technology-enhanced learning.

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