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FYI: Asian Language Programs, Chinese studies

Author: Judson Murray

FYI Body: The Ohio State University, Summer Programs East Asian Concentration
(SPEAC): Training Programs for Teachers of Japanese and Chinese and
Intensive Chinese and Japanese Language Programs

The Ohio State University Department of East Asian Languages and
Literatures, in conjunction with the OSU National Foreign Language
Resource Center, is offering intensive summer programs for teachers of
Japanese and Chinese and learners of Chinese and Japanese during the
summer of 1999. The Training Program for Teachers of Japanese is an
intensive seven-week (June 21 - August 6) training program which
develops participants' Japanese teaching skills through lectures,
master classes, workshops, and hands-on teaching. Professor Mari Noda
of The Ohio State University, co-author of Japanese: The Spoken
Language, is director of the Training Program for Teachers of
Japanese. The Training Program for Teachers of Chinese is an
intensive three-week (June 21 - July 9) training program which
develops participants' Chinese teaching skills through lectures and
master classes. The ten-week (June 21 - August 27) intensive Chinese
(Levels I and IV) and Japanese (Levels I, II, and IV) language
programs allow learners of Chinese and Japanese to complete one level
of language study during the summer quarter. Applicants who submi
their application materials prior to March 12, 1999 will receive
priority consideration for admission and fellowships. The final
deadline is April 5, 1999.

For more information and/or an application, please contact:

Judson Murray
SPEAC Coordinator
Foreign Language Center
The Ohio State University
276 Dieter Cunz Hall
1841 Millikin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
tel: 614-292-4361
fax: 614-292-2682


Mari Noda
Director of SPEAC

Please visit us on the web:

Dear Chinese Linguists and Professors,

I am the director of the Chinese Studies Enrichment Program at Tianjin
college of Science and Engineering. Your students have thought abou
going to China to study Chinese for a long time. Our college is also
looking forward to offering the opportunity for students to further
their understanding of one of the world's most challenging languages
and unique cultures. Our program is truely one of a kind because of
the great experience and education our participants receive.

I appreciate your time, and in all courtesy I ask for you to please
take a look at our program web site at http://WWW.TCSE.CJB.NET and
forward it to your fellow students. We here at the college would truly
appreciate such an effort. If you would like to organize students from
your school to study as a group at our college, please feel free to
contact me to discuss possible arrangements. If you have any other
questions at all, again please don't hesitate to contact me. I
appreciate all of your time and all of your efforts greatly. Thank


Qi Li
Program Director

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