Chinese guest teacher and trainee program applications due

The College Board Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives is sponsored through a collaboration with the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and offers programs to support the growth of Chinese language and culture education in U.S. schools. Schools can apply now to host a Chinese guest teacher or teacher-in-training for the 2014-15 school year. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 7. 

Since 2007, the Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee program has placed more than 800 visiting teachers in hundreds of schools nationwide. All guest teachers are qualified, experienced teachers from China. After a rigorous selection and training process, they serve as full-time Chinese language instructors in U.S. schools.

Trainees are recent graduates from TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) programs in China and serve in schools with established K–12 Chinese programs. They participate in supervised professional training (much like a teaching practicum), collaborating with classroom teachers to integrate Chinese language and culture into the school and community.

For more information, go to www.collegeboard.org/k12chinese.