Presented by: The Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine and Bangor Chinese School
In collaboration with: The Maine Department of Education, the University of Maine, and the City of Bangor
Sponsored by: The Consulate General of People’s Republic China in New York, John Bapst High School, Lee Academy, and Washington Academy
Theme of this year: Thinking globally and acting locally
Ms. Zhengjie Guo, Chinese teacher, West Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut;
Mr. Mel MacKay, Head of school, John Bapst High School, Maine;
Ms. Grace Pei, Chinese teacher, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Mississippi;
Mr. Jonathan Bench, Attorney at Law, Rudman Winchell, Maine;
Ms. Cuiping Wei, Dancer, Xinjiang, China;
Ms. Louisa Deng, International Program Director, John Bapst High School, Maine;
The primary participants of the conference:
Everyone: school administrators, board members, teachers, students, parents, members of institutions of higher education, businesspeople, politicians, entrepreneurs, and interested others.
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Topics of Conference:
The conference will be two days, October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
The first day: After the opening ceremony and keynote, there will be two sessions:
Session A: Consul General will meet with administrators, officers, business people, teachers and
students who ever participated Study in China program in the past. Follow up with a special lunch banquet.
Session B: Professional development for foreign language teaching (Chinese and other languages).
The second day: there will be a whole day of Chinese culture demonstrations, such as Taiqi,
Chinese traditional medicine, Chinese food cooking (steam dumplings and sushi), paper cutting,
dragon/lion dance, calligraphy, Chinese operas...
2017 Maine Chinese Language Conference Committee:
Jing Zhang, Coordinator of 2016 Maine Chinese Conference, Director of CLCCM, and President of Bangor Chinese School
Jay Ketner, World Languages Specialist, Maine Department of Education
Raymond Pelletier, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
James T. Kenny, Chair, Board of Directors, Maine Confucius Classroom; Former Dean, Husson University
Jane Smith, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
Lynn Coy-Ogan, Provost, Husson University
Gerry Palmer, Former Mayor, the City of Bangor
W. Gus LeBlanc, Headmaster, Lee Academy
Jim Chasse, Principal, Orono High School
Suzhong Tian, Academic Officer, Bangor Chinese School
For more information: Please call 207-990-0710 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.