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海外华文教育大讲堂
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:00PM (Eastern Time)
海外华文教育大讲堂第十二讲

距离中文AP考试(2018/5/10, 星期四)只有不足两个月的时间了,也正是所有AP教师帮学生积极备考的关键时期,如何在短时间内指导学生呢?本次大讲堂,我们非常荣幸地请到了对中文AP 教学和考试的权威人物-贾宝才老师。 贾老师不仅在美国中文教育界享有声誉,还是大学理事会中文AP考试委员会委员,多年参加AP考试的出题和阅卷,具有丰富的AP教学经验。 教学是循序渐进的,不仅仅是AP教师, 所有的中文教师对中文AP考试的了解都将是大有裨益 。所以本次大讲堂, 绝对是对所有中文教师的巨大福利!

报名链接:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8527562985237169410

Session Title:AP CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EXAM AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

Session Description: Given the time for the session, we will first have a brief overview of the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam and then focus on the scoring guidelines for the Free Response Tasks and issues regarding completing those tasks. Using past AP exam free response prompts and student examples, participants will learn how to develop effective instructional strategies in order to prepare students for the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam, especially in the free response tasks.
Participants will:
1. explore the AP Chinese Language and Culture scoring guidelines for free response tasks;
2. examine past AP exam free response tasks, prompts and student examples, and
3. learn how to develop effective instructional strategies in order to prepare students for the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam. The session will be conducted through conversations between the presenter and participants.
Presenter: Jia, Baocai
Host: Hui Liang, David Ni
Time: Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:00PM (Eastern Time)

About the presenter

Mr. Baocai Paul Jia, is currently the Executive Director for the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). Mr. Jia is the 2017 recipient of the California Language Teachers Association SWLP Teacher Leader of the Year Award. He teaches at Fremont Union High School District in California as an AP Chinese teacher. Mr. Jia is also an instructor at Stanford World Language Project (SWLP) at Stanford University. He has served in the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) as Secretary and Vice President; he has served two terms as President of CLASS, and became its Executive Director in 2016. His professional service includes the College Board's World Language Academic Advisory Committee, AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam Development Committee, and the SAT Chinese Subject Test Development Committee. He has also served as the California State World Language Project (CWLP) Advisory Board since 2013.
2018 “华文教师证书”研习班报名
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From TODAY until March 31st - Amazon is donating 1.5% of any purchase to NEMPAC! Please use "Amazonsmile.com" instead of "Amazon.com" to make any of your regular online purchases - and please choose the Newton Chinese Language School as your non-profit to support! 
 
If you're like me - and use amazon for MANY of your shopping needs - you can easily support us at the same time! 
 
Thank you!!
李晓玲教学公开课
教师俱乐部特邀京剧表演艺术家李晓铃带领我们尝

试新的曲戏艺术健身教学. 欢迎老师们及有兴趣家长朋友前来试身.

内容: 包括戏曲体操,身段组合,形体艺术

时间: 3月18日 (周日) 1:00 –1:50PM

地点 : 一楼咖啡厅窗口

-------教师俱乐部主办
李晓玲教学公开课海报
Introducing Newly Established
Academic Tutoring Program
Newton Chinese Language School (NCLS) Support Education Program (SEP) is proudly to announce
A New Community Support Program
Academic Tutoring Program
 
Starting March 2018, elementary and middle school students from neighborhood communities will have the opportunity to receive homework help as well as academic tutoring from SEP volunteering students at Newton Chinese Language School.

Tutoring Time: Every Sunday 12:30pm-1:45pm
Tutoring Location: Classroom #230 Newton F.A. Day Middle School
21 Minot Place, Newton, MA 02460


Volunteer students grades 9-12 will be available to help your child finish their homework efficiently, study for exams, and better comprehend any material that they are having difficulty with. We will also offer math and reading tutoring by providing extra study material.

The program’s supervisors are Ms. Ginger Yao and Ms. Ling Zheng, the leaders of NCLS SEP program. Our goal is to make sure that your child receives one-on-one tutoring. Furthermore, we will try to match each student’s tutor based on their grade level and coursework. If your child would like to come to the tutoring program, please email Ms. Zheng at lingzheng1234@gmail.com with your child’s name, grade, subject to tutor. Please email before Saturday so we can arrange the tutor on Sunday.

Parents can drop off children anytime during the program. We request parents to pick up children on time when tutoring ends.

Please note that parking inside the campus is reserved for teachers and staff. Please park along the sports field or on Walnut Street.

2018年“鲁迅青少年文学奖”海外征文活动开始啦!

“鲁迅青少年文学奖”由鲁迅先生之子周海婴先生倡议发起,其宗旨是尊重母语、学习语文、独立思考、培养韧性,在中华民族伟大复兴的进程中,弘扬鲁迅精神,造就文学新人,倡导抒写关注社会、热爱人生的真情文章。

 

为增进海外华裔青少年对中国以及中华文化的了解,促进海内外青少年的沟通交流,弘扬中华民族优秀文化,自2010年起,上海市海外交流协会与上海鲁迅文化发展中心等机构共同举办“鲁迅青少年文学奖”海外征文活动,至今已连续举办八届。八年来,得到了海外华文学校的大力支持和积极参与,海外华裔青少年踊跃投稿。
 

一、征文对象 

12至18周岁,有中文阅读和写作能力的海外华裔青少年。

 
 二、征文主题 

今年的征文活动以“我的中国缘”为主题

 

对海外华裔青少年来说,中国是既亲切也陌生的存在。我的中国缘,讲述的是孩子们与中国的种种联系。征文内容可以是孩子们在中国的一段经历,也可以是孩子们与中国文化、传统、人或事件等的一次亲密接触,题目可自拟

 
 三、作品要求 

1、来稿必须是中文作品,是学生本人新近创作、未曾在公开出版物上发表过的文章,不得抄袭他人作品

 

2、征文体裁不限,可以是记叙文、散文、诗歌、议论文等,文章题目自拟,稿件字数一般不少于500字

 

3、稿件采用电子稿,请在稿件开头完整注明以下信息:作者姓名、性别、出生年月、侨居地、就读中文学校、指导教师

 

4、来稿需由海外中文学校华教机构统一推荐方可进入评选范围(请注明参与征文的学生人数及选送的征文数)。牛顿中文学校会统一收取,并为学生提交参赛稿件。

 

5、主办单位对应征作品拥有报纸、杂志、图书、网络的出版、发布权。

 
 四、截稿时间 

截稿时间:我校中文班学生:请于4月20日前将最后完稿的文章交与你的指导老师/中文班老师,由老师交至学校以备参赛。
其它班学生:请于4月20日前按参赛要求将稿件电邮至
registration@newtonchineseschool.org , 如需要学校安排指导老师请注明,学校会指定一位指导老师来指导参赛文章。

 
 五、活动进程 

1、即日起,海外中文学校或华教机构选送作品, 活动只接受团体报名并上传作品,个人报名恕不接受

 

2、5月15日至6月15日,活动主办方组织专家在海外应征作品中进行初选,并将初选入选作品上传至活动网页HTTP://S.SHLLL.NET/LXWX2018。

 

3、6月15日至7月31日,同时开展初选入围作品线下专家评审和网上评选活动,专家评审结果产生本次征文活动特等奖,一、二、三等奖和优秀奖,网上评选活动产生本次征文活动“最高人气奖”。

 

网上评选活动办法:请海外中文学校及华教机构组织老师、学生和学生家长在上海华侨学院的“鲁迅青少年文学奖” 海外征文活动网页HTTP://S.SHLLL.NET/LXWX2018上注册用户并参与征文评选,给文章投票并发表评论。

 

4、8月15日,活动主办方将各获奖名单在上海市政府侨办网站“上海侨务”、“鲁迅青少年文学奖” 海外征文活动网页HTTP://S.SHLLL.NET/LXWX2018公布并邮件通知获奖的海外中文学校或华教机构。

 

 

奖项设置

 

1、设特等奖1名、一等奖5名、二等奖10名、三等奖20名和优秀奖若干名,将获得主办方颁发的奖状。

 

2、设“优秀组织奖”若干,奖励组织征文工作优秀的海外中文学校、华教机构。

 

获奖海外中文学校、华教机构和学生将在参加2019“中国寻根之旅”海外华裔青少年夏令营(上海营)时予以优先考虑。

 

3、设最高人气奖1名。

 

授予获得网上最高投票数的文章作者。

 

Seminar on March 18th
Tax Seminar By Xiangdong Wu
3:40PM
Classroom 227
Tax Planning

Since the Trump tax reform has been passed by Congress and has become the law of the land,
many people want to know what to do in the new era of taxation. We therefore plan to give a
seminar on tax planning so that we can discuss solutions. It is a great time to give this seminar
also because it is the tax season.
We are a group of licensed financial professionals who have worked in the financial service
industry for many years and have helped many families on their financial planning, including tax
planning. We previously gave this seminar at multiple Chinese Schools and the seminar was well
received by parents.
We would share some concepts and knowledge on Tax Planning. Majority of Chinese families
are middle class families with W-2 income and have limited ways to save taxes. Many people
think about the current year’s tax only when considering tax saving, such as how much tax we
paid and how much money we can get back when filing tax return. Do we know how many
categories of taxes are there in the US? How many phases do we need to think about reducing
taxation? How about future tax rate projection? What kind of strategies we should take to reduce
taxation legally during our lifetime? What should we do in the Trump era of taxation after the
recent passage of new tax laws? These are the areas that we would cover in our upcoming
seminar. Taxation is a big issue in family financial planning and it is critical for us to know what
we can do to tackle this issue. This seminar will help us better understand how to save tax
through optimized strategies.
Note: the seminar will be given in Chinese.
税务规划讲座介绍

最近Trump税改立法通过以后,许多人想更多了解新法并想知道应该怎样应对。我们因此准备举
办一个税务规划的讲座,帮助大家全面了解新税法,并提供有效的应对措施。另外,现在正好是
报税季节,这场讲座也能及时为大家解答税务规划的相关问题。
我们是在金融服务行业从业多年的有执照的专业人士,帮助过很多家庭做财务规划包括税务规划
。我们以前在其他中文学校做过这样的讲座,得到家长们的好评,认为很有价值。
我们会分享税务规划的知识和理念。绝大多数中国人家庭是中产阶层,拿w-2, 省税的空间有限。
许多人在省税时往往只想到当年省税。换句话说就是考虑我今年交了多少税,报税时能退回多少
税。我们知道美国的税有多少种类吗?我们省税需要考虑多少阶段?将来的税率走势是什么样的
?我们应该采取什么策略以得到一辈子合法省税呢?对最近通过的Trump税改方案我们应该怎能
应对呢?我们将在讲座中对这些方面加以讲解。税收是家庭财务规划中的重要组成部分。这个讲
座会帮助大家更好地了解怎样用有效的手段合理省税。
Upcoming Seminar Schedule
4/1: College funding by Xiaodong Wu
4/8:  Personal finance by Jieling Huang
5/13: Tax cur & job act: key element and opportunity  by Jing Wang
ActiveMinds Tutoring@
S
econd Annual College Admission Essay Workshops
ActiveMinds Tutoring is pleased to announce our second annual College Admission Essay Workshops

Presenting the same caliber of expert instruction that we've brought to our clients for over a decade, our College Admission Essay Workshops are a notch above the rest! Last week’s newsletter introduced Francesca Grossman, our lead instructor.

Our 3-hour workshop will get rising seniors started on the right path by offering: 

  • Insight into what makes a compelling college essay
  • Examples of most successful college essays out there
  • Feedback and guidance on the topic and themes
  • Help crafting an outline and making a plan
  • Support with a first draft
  • Opportunity continue the momentum and bring essay to completion. This is offered as 1-1 coaching at an hourly rate
Choose 1 of 3 workshop dates to be held at the Newton Lower Falls community center: June 21, 6- 9 pm or August 16, 6 – 9 pm or September 23, 1 – 4 pm $225 per student, $50 off for referring a friend who signs up! 
"Active Minds was extremely helpful in guiding me through the thought process of the college application, informing me on what colleges are looking for in their applicants and how to best advertise myself to a school. " -- Rachel, Belmont HS\
To learn more and to sign up your soon-to-be rising senior please email us at info@activemindstutoring.com.  

Deborah Brooks, Founder & Executive Director
ActiveMinds Tutoring, LLC
617-227-2225
www.activemindstutoring.com   
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Upcoming Events
中文爱好者的福音,波士顿中文图书大展

书展时间:2018年3月25日(周9:00am -5:00pm)
书展地址:牛顿中文学校
 F.A. Day Middle School
  21 Minot place
Newtonville,MA 02460

一年一度的大波士顿地区中华文化图书展如期而至,3月25日(周日)来自中国三百多家出版社的数千种中文书籍,以及笔墨宣纸文房四宝,聚集波士顿西郊牛顿中文学校(地址详见本文后),向喜爱中华文化的读者呈献一场文化盛宴。

本届书展展销的品种分为六大类,依次为文学、社会科学、食谱保健、书法绘画艺术、辞典和儿童读物。在文学、社会科学书籍中,即有中外古典名著,又有新晋作家的畅销书,比如有严歌苓致敬自己青春的长篇新作《芳华》,有风靡网络、点击量上千万的《三生三世十里桃花》,也有著名散文大家余秋雨的最新作品《泥步修行》;随着人们生活水平的提高,中医保健养生知识被越来越多的读者赏识接受,《经络穴位一日一学》《大国医,六百年沈氏袪病绝学》《养生大咖谈养生》等书是近一段时间广为流行的养生畅销书。艺术类图书除了有三十多位艺术大师的画集外,还有为书法爱好者精心准备的隶楷行草字帖和名家碑帖。在儿童读物展区,从“幼儿识汉字学拼音”到“十万个为什么”,成百上千种图文并茂,装璜华丽的儿童读物将成为孩子们学习中文、增长知识的乐园。

大波士顿地区华人群体生活日趋稳定,越来越多的人有了闲暇时光开始习书绘画、踏青采风修身养性,本届书展为此准备了一大批写字绘画类书籍,以及与之配套的笔墨宣纸文房四宝。
本届书展将秉持其一贯风格,力图将中国最优秀的图书以及性价比最好的笔墨宣纸等文化用品呈献给广大读者。

  3月25日,波士顿中华文化图书大展敬请期待。

Invitation to 2018 Dance Party
for Support Education Program (SEP)
March 31st. Saturday @ 7PM

 
The NCLS Support Education Program is celebrating its 12th anniversary! With the help of its group members' tireless and selfless contributions and efforts, NCLS board leadership, parents and teachers' support and students' participation, this program has become one of the prominent community service programs in Massachusetts.
 
You are cordially invited to join this year's fundraising dance party on March 31, 2018! Come for a wonderful night celebrating the coming of spring, and have fun! Contributions to the SEP will go the impoverished families of Henan province. Come support our local community in promoting education in China.
 
SEP works to help those in need. Each year, student participants work to raise money for provinces in rural China; this year, the students will be taking a trip to the first XinAn high school(新安县第一高中). This trip serves to allow our students to be more immersed in Chinese culture, learn about their own environments in contrast to China's and to better help those in need.
 
If you have any questions regarding the dance party or the SEP program, please contact:

Yan Yuan at yyan5221@yahoo.com

Ginger Yao at gingeryao@gmail.com.

Click here to see Party Flyer.
 
2018 NCLS Craft Fair
Fundraising for Support Education Program

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 1:00pm -5:00 pm


How you can help:
 Donate your gently used household items and clothing such as toys, decorations, paintings, crafts, paper cuts, sculptures, wallets, scarf, pottery, electronics, clothes, shoes, children’s books, CDs, sportswear, kitchenware
 Donate a cake or any types of bakery for bake sale
 Register for business booth to service the community
 The NCLS art teachers can volunteer to participate in art exhibition and sale
 Come to the fair and buy the yard sale items, art pieces or bake goods
 Items for donation should be brought to school cafeteria before 1:00pm on 4/1/18
 Parents on duty or volunteers can help with donation sale
·
Where:
· F.A Day Middle School Cafeteria, NCLS.
When:
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 1:00pm -5:00 pm

2018年义卖
时间:二零一八年四月一日,1:00pm – 5:00pm
地点:F. A. Middle School 餐厅 (NCLS)

捐赠各种使用过的,但仍然有价值的艺术品,装饰品,日常生活用品,陶瓷器具,电子产品,衣物鞋帽,玩具,儿童书籍,厨房用具,运动用品, 光碟,录像带, 或其他。请将捐赠物标上你的估价,送到 F. A. Day Middle School 餐厅, 由我们的工作人员卖出去。所得额全部交 NCLS支教项目。未售出的物件将送去慈善机构。

欢迎商家摆摊设点。注册费将归 NCLS 支教项目,营业利润则属于业主。

详情请联系supporteducation@newtonchineseschool.org
Warmest Regards,
Ben Xia, Principal
Faith Hu, Vice Principal
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