Center for International Education

Beijing Normal University (2013)

Lead faculty: Dr. Rebecca Fox

Additional Contributing faculty: Maria Katradis, Anastasia Samaras, Debbie Sprague, Jie Tian and Terry Zawacki

Sponsor: Sponsored jointly by the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning Program and the Center for International Education, the Beijing Normal University program provided professional development for 6 Chinese educators who teach English as a Foreign Language. The seminars were designed to deepen the Chinese educators practice through technology, teacher research, and advanced professional development.  Content of the program focused on standards-based, student-centered, and proficiency oriented instruction in the world language classroom. Participants examined formative and summative assessment practices that support a proficiency-oriented learning environment and created professional portfolios aligned with the ACTFL/NCATE Standards. During their three week stay, Chinese educators also attended many cultural events available in the D.C. area, such as Independence Day festivities in D.C. and museum tours.


BNU Member meets with Dean Mark Ginsburg and lead faculty Dr. Rebecca Fox.

Provost Peter Sterns meets with BNU Delegation.

Dr. Fox leads seminar with BNU Delegation.