San Francisco Institute For  Innovative Teaching of Chinese

SF Institute for Innovative Teaching of Chinese, funded by federal government, is a two-week summer intensive teacher training program designed to prepare teachers of Chinese to develop and implement research-based curriculum and instruction with focuses on:

  1. Second language acquisition and best practices in Chinese language instruction
  2. 1.2 literacy development
  3. Comics and story telling in L2 Classroom
  4. National Chinese standards and Chinese pedagogy
  5. Application and integration of technology in the teaching and learning of Chinese
Participants will meet and learn from renowned national and international scholars, and classroom teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own curriculum and lesson plans from the knowledge learned, and apply them in the teaching practicum.

Participant: The Institute is open to current K-12 teachers of Mandarin Chinese in any teaching institution.

Venue: Burk Hall 173, College Education, San Francisco State University

Date  June  2009, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm

Cost: A $50 deposit check* will be required upon acceptance to hold the seat. The check will be returned to you after program completion with the $300 stipend award. One course credit (3 units) will be available. Instructional materials, refreshment and lunch will be provided.

Application Deadline: May 05, 2009

For further questions or concerns, please call the office at (415) 338-7288 or send your email to,

*Please make check payable to STARTALK-SFSU