This workshop will introduce the groundbreaking approach of teaching Chinese through song. The participants (Chinese language teachers) will go through a step-by-step learning progression to obtain the basics of vocal techniques, including posture, breathing, voice projection, and singing expression. In addition, they will be trained to teach singing and conduct a chorus.
The workshop will be highly engaging and interactive. After a PowerPoint presentation of this innovative approach, participants will stand up and start to warm up their voices. Their roles will shift from choral singers, to soloists, to chorus conductors, and finally, returning to language teachers furnished with new approach and strategy. The instructor will demonstrate singing and conducting at the podium, but will mainly walk around to function as the “guide on the side,” rather than as a “sage on the stage.”
Each participant will also receive a packet of selected songs that are suitable for this purpose. They will walk away with the confidence and skills to improve their students’ pronunciation, diction, and language expression through singing Chinese songs and enhance their interests in Chinese music and culture.
At this workshop, not only will the participants learn how to cook Chinese food of different regions, but they will also learn Chinese terms of some food. This is an educational and entertaing workshop.
Maxine Rosenberg, Outreach Art Teacher for the IAAD at Binghamton University, has organized three Chinese artwork workshops: Chinese New Year Lantern Workshop, Painting Authentic Chinese Opera Mask Workshop, and Moon Festival Bunny Lantern Workshop for CICO.
In order to equip the participating students and teachers with better understanding of Chinese New Year, Chinese opera, and moon festival, in the beginning of the workshop, Rosenberg will do a multimedia presentation on the subject, including the origin and historical development. Then, she will show the participants how to make the artwork step by step. As a highly experienced art teacher, Rosenberg knows how to demonstrate the process of making an artwork in a vivid manner and lead the participants through each step.
为了让参与的师生更了解中国新年、京剧脸谱和中秋节，一开始，Rosenberg老师会先以多媒体演示介绍当天学习班的主题，包括中国新年和京剧脸谱的历史起源和沿革。然后，她一步一步地示范如何完成作品。Rosenberg是一名十分有经验的老师，深知如何带领学生，在一个愉快的环境下，学习按部就班地完成一件作品。Chinese Opera Mask Workshop PowerPoint Slides 京剧脸谱面具学习班PPT
We welcome opportunities to work with schools and local communities to promote Chinese language and culture and to develop understanding and stronger links between U.S. and China. With this in mind, we are offering these cultural workshops:
- Chinese through Song Workshop 唱歌学中文学习班
- Chinese Cooking Workshop 中华烹饪学习班
- Chinese Artwork Workshop 中国艺术和美术学习班
If your school would like us to run a language or cultural workshop, please contact Valerie Chou at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-3056. We are also happy to run tailored China enrichment programs for schools. So if what you require is not included in the list above, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.