This workshop, to be held July 22-26, 2013 on the UCLA campus, is designed for heritage language teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. It will help teachers understand the differences between teaching L2 and HL learners, the issues involved in heritage language teaching, and how to address them.
Nationwide there is a growing demand for certified Mandarin instructors. Mandarin has been identified as a 'critical language' by the U.S. government. Currently, California faces a shortage of qualified Chinese teachers to teach in the public schools. Pursuing a career in teaching Mandarin is a great way to impact students and give back to the community.