|2009 US Educators' Trip to China|
[Application Form ] [itinerary: Rout 1| Rout 2]
The economic achievement and growth of China are pushing the country to the front page of global news. The 2008 Olympic Games have even attracted more attention of the people around the world. China, which used to be a mysterious remote land, is now making her inevitable presence in our lives.
What has happened in China? Is China going to be a significant participant in global affairs? Is the Chinese language a real, useful language from which our students can benefit by learning? In order to answer these questions for many of our school leaders, district superintendents and educators, we, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY), cordially invite you to join this year’s “Seeing is Believing” trip to China.
In this trip, educators will tour four famous and beautiful cities: Beijing, Xi’an, Suzhou and Shanghai. The group will have opportunities to visit schools of elementary and secondary levels; compare and contrast both American and Chinese educational systems; meet with representatives of Chinese Language Council International (or “Hanban” in Chinese) and tour the historic sites.
Based on the successful experience and positive feedback from the past trips, this year, we will explore a second route for educators who would like to see more about China. The Route #2 will tour Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangshuo and Xiamen. It is also an educational as well as an eye-opening adventure. Route #2 Itinerary is also enclosed herewith for your reference.
Educators in the following positions may apply:
Please fill out the three-page application form and return it to CLTA-GNY. Unfortunately, there are only a limited number of educators that we can accept for the program. Your application will be reviewed by the Committee of CLTA-GNY and the selected educators will be notified by December 1, 2008.
Should you have any questions, please contact the trip coordinator: Marisa Fang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chinese Language Teachers Association of
Greater New York (CLTA-GNY)