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Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University

  • TCSOL One-year Certificate program in New York City: designed to offer state-of-the-art training to students and professionals interested in learning how to teach Chinese and/or English
  • TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program in Beijing: designed to offer state-of-the-art training to students and professionals interested in learning how to teach Chinese and/or English in the summer
  • Chinese Tutoring Program: provides one-on-one tutoring in Chinese, in a blended format involving both face-to-face and online interactions
  • They are currently accepting applications so visit their website to learn more

Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University

  • Offers speakers, conferences, films, and more at Duke University
  • Visit website for more information on upcomin events

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

  • Offers blended seminars and workshops and face-to-face seminars and workshops
  • Visit website to find any available workshops

North Carolina Teaching Asia Network

  • Offers seminars and workshops
  • Visit website to find any available workshops

Primary Source

  • Offers face to face courses through seminar series or 1 Day workshops
  • Has Asia-related workshops and also Global Competencie- related workshops
  • Learn more at the website

South Asia Institute at Columbia University

  • Organize teacher training events annually on the histories and cultures of South Asia, featuring faculty and advanced graduate students from Columbia and other area universities.
  • Visit website to find any available workshops

World View

  • Conducts various professional development opportunities for educators, including seminars, conferences, online courses, and study abroad
  • Visit website to find any available seminar here or at your school

Available Workshops

Community College Symposium- From Local to Global: Exploring Environmental Sustainability

  • Date: October November 9-10, 2016
  • Location: The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
  • Offered by World View
  • Each November, World View offers a symposium that offers best practices in global education, and provides educators an opportunity to incorporate global components into the curriculum
  • Cost: $175 per person; $600 for a team of four; $150 for each additional member
  • For community college professors
  • For more information visit the website

Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print

  • Arts of Asia Tour at the Ackland Museum
  • Location: Ackland Museum in Chapel Hill
  • In this exhibit, five contemporary artists were tasked to “complete” original eighteenth and nineteenth century Japanese block prints with different media
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information, visit the website

Sake, Sushi, and Soft Power

  • Date: February 28, 2017 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Online offered by National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
    Simulcasts/Webinars
  • In the past decades, Japanese food has truly become a globalized product. The Shinzo Abe administration promotes Japanese cuisine as a part of its Cool Japan campaign, and washoku (traditional Japanese food) was recently certified by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Interestingly, despite common beliefs about historical Japanese isolation, there are many regional and global influences on what we consider “Japanese” food. This webinar will explore Japanese food as cultural amalgamations of regional influence as well as examine the global soft power reach of those same products.
  • For registration and more information, visit the website

NCTAN & NCTA Spring Seminar in North Carolina

  • Date: March 25, 2017 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Wilmington, and on-line
  • Seminar theme and activities: Education in Japan via live video conference with Japanese teachers in Japan.
  • Afternoon discussion with students from Asia at each campus.
  • For more information, visit the website