WSU panel on involving parents in Mandarin immersion

Drawing Strength for Learning Chinese Language: Immersing Parents Along With Students

Weber State University this weekend is holding its 2013 meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. You can find the full schedule, here.

Of note to parents is a panel discussion about involving parents in Chinese immersion. Kami McMaster, one of UMIPC’s Regional Vice Presidents, is one of the panelists.

Time: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013   10:45am-12:15pm,
Location: Weber State University, Shepherd Union Building #321 (3848 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, Utah 84408)

Details: Join us, please, in a roundtable discussion for parents with children in Chinese Immersion Programs. Utah happens to be at the forefront of promoting Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL).  The school districts here in northern Utah have recently begun their fifth year of Chinese immersion.

Those of us affiliated with WCAAS see a need to examine the challenges faced by parents who do not speak Chinese.  In this roundtable discussion we will hear a variety of voices: administrators, teachers, parents, and students—each dedicated to making Chinese immersion work to its full potential.

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