Orientation session

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Chinese Language Partner Program
Welcome!
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Please sign in
Please take one nametag and one index
card
On the index card, please draw a picture of
yourself or some thing(s) that are
important to you (which you will present to
others later)
Program Goals
To foster language & culture exchange
between Chinese speakers, and students
of Chinese
 To meet needs/interests of participants
 To build bridges (personal, cultural,
intellectual)
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Program Activities
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Conversation partnerships (one-on-one
or small groups)
◦ Follow-up on this semester—how did it go?
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Cultural events:
◦ Short films & discussion
◦ Chinese New Year (Late January/early
February)
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Other activities?
Peer Sharing & Learning
How do we learn more about a language
and culture?
 Learning through interaction (video)

Why participate?
Conversational language practice
 Opportunity to ask ‘insider’ questions
about language and culture (regional,
social, academic, discipline-specific,
current events)
 Chance to share what you know
 Chance to explore ‘fun stuff’ in the other
culture/language
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Making Connections
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Form small groups (one native speaker of
Chinese, three learners of Chinese)
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Each person will introduce self to group
by explaining what is on his/her index
card.
◦ Chinese and English both encouraged!
◦ Allot 3-5 minutes for each person. (Group members
can ask questions.)
Ground Rules for Partnerships
Share ‘bio sketch’ sheet with your partner/group
members at or before first meeting (will receive
by e-mail)
 Meet 3-4 times this semester (schedule in
advance, lock in dates, 48 hour notice to
cancel/reschedule)
 Bring something to share each time (website,
article, food, list of expressions, personal item,
music, etc.)
 Bring a question each time (Cultural topic?
Something you don’t understand? Current event?
Expressions?)
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Creating Partnerships
Identify a person/group you could partner
with
 Get partner contact information
 Schedule a first meeting date/time now
 Write partner(s) names on sign-up sheet
(before leaving)
 You will receive a ‘bio sketch’ sheet by email to share with your partner/group
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Tell your friends!
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Please tell your friends, colleagues,
classmates about the program
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Send e-mail to [email protected] to join
the list.
Thanks for coming!
谢谢
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