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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Seminar on March 18th Tax Seminar By Xiangdong Wu
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.
ActiveMinds Tutoring is pleased to announce our second annual College Admission Essay Workshops!
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Feedback and guidance on the topic and themes
Help crafting an outline and making a plan
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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 email@example.com.
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:
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
· F.A Day Middle School Cafeteria, NCLS.
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 1:00pm -5:00 pm
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。
Ben Xia, Principal
Faith Hu, Vice Principal