Welcome to the 2017 STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has secured a STARTALK grant that will provide funding to support a 10-day Chinese Teacher Institute for 15 teachers of Chinese.  This experience will not only enable participants to strengthen their teaching and pedagogical skills, but will also offer planned learning experiences in integrating technology effectively into the language classroom.  The integration of culture, literature and content into the classroom will be explored and addressed as well as world language standards and best practices.

The dates of the STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute are July 12-22, 2017 and will be held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.  This video will give you an idea of what Lincoln and the University of Nebraska campus have to offer. All expenses related to the program are covered including housing, meals and supplies. Computers and mini iPads will be provided during the 10-day program for use by the participants.  Participants will be housed in residential suites; each participant will have a private bedroom and share a bathroom with another individual.  In addition, participants will be reimbursed up to $625 to cover travel expenses.  

We will also introduce the LinguaFolio, a learning tool designed to enhance student achievement through systematic goal setting. The LinguaFolio contains student-led activities identifying language knowledge, study skills, cultural understanding and proficiency level, and is designed to enhance student self-assessment and analysis of learning.

Space is limited in the STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute.  If you are interested in this program, please respond promptly by following the procedures outlined under "How to Apply" at left.  The application is due April 15, 2017.  A selection committee will review all submissions, and the 15 accepted applicants will be notified via e-mail by May 1.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you regarding your interest in this endeavor.


Dr. Aleidine Moeller      amoeller2@unl.edu

Dr. Sheri Hurlbut         shurlbut2@unl.edu