Workshop Schedule

Time Content Format & Presenters
8:20-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:00 Opening and welcoming remarks

Deng Bo, Chinese Director, the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

Professor John Christopher (Chris) Hamm, Coordinator of the Chinese Program, Department of Asian Languages and Literature

  • An overview of the development of AP Chinese: Past, present, and future
  • Designing an AP Chinese course: Objectives, content areas, and focal skills
  • Principles and requirements of the AP Chinese course and course audit information
Lecture and demonstration by Hong Gang Jin
10:00-10:15 Q&A
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:10 AP Chinese course design: Developing communicative competence
  • Backward design principles and AP Chinese course planning
  • Can do statements aiming at performance outcomes
Lecture and demonstration by Hong Gang Jin
Group discussion
11:10-12:00 Performance competence, tasks, and
  • Sample syllabus analysis and content evaluation
  • How to align course objectives with learning outcomes
Group discussion and group work
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:20 AP Chinese examinations
  • AP examination results, trends, formats, and updates
  • Outcome analysis of 4 types of free response questions
  • Test preparation strategies and useful resources
Lecture and demonstration by Hong Gang Jin
2:20-2:30 Q&A
2:30-2:40 Break
2:40-3:10 Development of interpersonal skills: e-mail response and conversation Group discussion and group work
3:10-3:40 Development of presentational skills: culture presentation and story narration Group discussion and group work
3:40-3:45 Wrap up
3:45-4:00 Workshop evaluation