"China, in particular is an important nation to understand. It is an ever-emerging economic player,
even as its culture - with thousands of years of history - is transforming as a result." --- Gov. John Baldacci

---Creating cooperation opportunities in education and business between US and China through

promoting Chinese language in Maine and building up a local business partnership between the

peoples of the these two global powers

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Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, 2010, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University.

Conference Coordinator

Presented by: Chinese Language & Culture Center of Maine (CCLC) and Bangor Chinese School, in collaboration with the Maine Department of Education, The University of Maine, Husson University and Orono High School.

Sponsored by: Lee Academy (Maine)

The primary audiences, for this conference are school administrators, school board members, teachers, parents, and members of institutions of higher education statewide.

We would be honored to have you as a participant and would be delighted grateful for the opportunity to share with you the highlights of Chinese language and culture teaching and learning in Maine.

Keynote Speaker

Invitation letter
What you will learn from the conference
Registration form
2010 Maine Chinese Conference Committee
A feedback from 2010 attendee


Topics and potential speakers:

Opening Doors to China and the U.S., the Consulate General of China in New York
My Experience in China, Robert A. Clark, President of Husson University
Chinese Language Education: A World/National/State Perspective, Hanban/Jeff Wang/Don Reutershan
Methods of Teaching Foreign Language, Raymond Pelletier, University of Maine
Input-Model-Output application in Teaching Chinese, Pat Lo, New York City

Using Smart Board in Beginner Chinese Classes, Suzhong Tian, Bangor Chinese School
Experience of Teaching Chinese in Maine, visiting teachers and regular teachers
Experience of Learning Chinese in Maine, students
Resources for Developing Chinese Programs in Maine, Don, Jing, James, and Ray
How to Grow Chinese Programs in Schools and Colleges, Barbra Wais, Bangor High School

Business Opportunities in China, Kerry Brozyna, who is doing Business with China
Education Marketing in China/Asia, Bruce Lindberg, Lee Academy
How Public Schools Recruit International Students, Jim Chasse, Orono High School
China's Landscape, Donglin Zhang, University of Maine
From Confucius to Modern China's Economy--Chinese Culture, Quanzhen Shi, Psychologist


All day Display of Resources for learning Chinese, attending non-profit organizations, publishers, and companies

Registration fee (includes two lunches, a DVD on Learning Chinese in American Schools, a Chinese calendar and other materials):
By Sept. 25: $135/person (two days); $95/person (one day)
By Oct. 15: $150/person (two days); $125/person (one day)
After Oct. 15: $175/person (two days) $150/person (one day)
Seniors (age 65+) and Students: $75.

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For more information: Please call 990-0710 or email jingzhang@bangorchinese.com.

To reserve your place: Complete the registration form and return it with your payment to 2010 Chinese Conference, 53 Cumberland Street, Bangor, ME 04401.

For hotel info: please call Hampton Inn at 207 990-4400.

Space is limited so register early! Registration date is the date that payment is received. You will receive an email confirming your registration.