Department of Teaching and Learning

Developing Chinese Language Teachers

The 3rd annual Rock That Movie Competition registration is now open: deadline March 1st, 2014! Click here for more details.  Get inspired by watching the student-made videos from the 2013 Rock That Movie competition here!

Registration for our Spring 2014 Friday forums is open! Click here to sign up.

Thanks to all who attended and participated in the New York Chinese Characters Festival in fall of 2013! Pictures of the events and prizewinners are here and here! Enjoy our pictures of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The Project for Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT) of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, funded by the Freeman Foundation, was established in 2007 to provide services and support to Chinese language teachers, schools and school districts, and students in NYU's degree programs for Chinese teachers. DCLT offers a series of "Friday Night Forums" providing practical professional development for pre- and in-service Chinese teachers; works in schools to mentor and support Chinese language teachers and programs; and conducts research into the successful ingredients of Chinese language programs and teachers. The goal of the project is to develop and support qualified, quality Chinese language teachers to meet the growing demand for K-12 Chinese Language Programs.. Learn More>

Where are our Graduates?

Graduates of NYU teach in schools across New York and the country. NYU's Master's in Teaching Foreign Language (Chinese) program prepares them for certification and teaching.

2014 Spring DCLT Friday Night Forums

Register here for our spring forums:

April 18: Rock that Movie Night

All forums take place in Kimbball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be served. Professional development credits are available for in-service teachers.


Videos and other resources from DCLT's 2013 Friday Night Forums and professional development events are now available online:

March 28: Bringing Chinese Culture to Life

February 28: The Chinese Dual Language Program Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School

January 25: Developing L2 Chinese Pedagogical Competence: Instructional Material Editing and Teaching Plan Design, Professor Jianguo Ji, CUNY (co-sponsored with CLTA-GNY)

December 13: Games, Projects & More: Holiday Party & Swap Shop

December 6: From Curriculum to Daily Lessons-Successful Chinese Immersion Program Implementation (co-sponsored with CLTA-GNY)

November 8: Bringing Culture to Life Through Story-Telling, Drama and Arts-Infused Chinese Language Teaching

October 25:  New Teachers Colloquium (by invitation)

September 20: The American Chinese Classroom

May 10: Rock That Movie Prize Night & Cultural Projects Swap Shop
April 19: Rock That Movie Night & Special Presentation "Culture in the Classroom"
March 8: Culture in the Target Language, Strategies for K-12 and Beyond, Co-Sponsored by China Institute
February 22: The K-12 Dual Language Classroom
For resources from our Fall 2012 forums, click here.

Dr. Frank Tang, Director of Project DCLT, was recently interviewed on Sinovision Net.

Resources for Teachers: By Date

DCLT Fall 2012 Forums and Highlights of 2012 and 2013 DCLT Fall 2011 Forums & Sping 2012 Forums
DCLT Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Forums DCLT 2009-2010 Forums
DCLT Fall 2008 & Spring 2009 Forums DCLT 2007-2008 Forums
Resources for Teachers: By Topic
 Projects  Games
 Art & Music  Curriculum
 Assessment  Classroom Management
 Community  New Teachers
 NYC LOTE  Chinese Cultural Resources in New York

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