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Better Chinese Blog Open Invitation 大华风采博文征稿

Better Chinese is a leading publisher of Chinese language learning materials. Started from 2008, our blog has been followed by language educators worldwide covering the topic of Homeschooling, Chinese language and culture, and language teaching pedagogy. As we are entering the 7th year of Better Chinese blog, we gladly invite all teachers or educators to join our forum and submit your article in the hope of becoming Better Chinese guest blogger and get your article published on Better Chinese web page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and let us know.

 

Submission Detail:

Submit your article and your most recent resume as word document to joanne.hsu(at)betterchinese.com or fan.sun(at)betterchinese.com. Name your email title and your word file as “BC blog-Your name-Your article title”. If you have pictures, videos or other teaching materials to share, include pictures in your text and submit videos or additional teaching materials as separate attachments. Selected candidates will be notified by us and earn an opportunity to be a Better Chinese blogger.

 

Suggested Topics

Area 1: Practice-focused (English/Chinese)

  • Teaching tips on abstract concept.
  • How to teach students about… (e.g. Chinese New Year).
  • How to encourage more speaking.
  • How to teach Chinese characters/ writing techniques/ stroke order.
  • How to decode writing samples.

Area 2: Academic-focused (English)

Second language acquisition and pedagogy. Content related to Chinese teaching preferred, but not required.

  • Teaching Approaches/ Pedagogy: TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching), PBL (Project-based Learning), Flipped Learning.
  • Bilingual education: immersion, content-based language instruction.
  • Professional development: reflective teaching, teacher action research, native vs. nonnative target-language-speaking teacher.

Area 3: Create your own topic (DIY) (English/ Chinese)

If you have anything interesting to share about language teaching, feel free to create your own topic.

 

Picture/ Video Requirement

If you have pictures or videos to share, we encourage you to be the owner of the picture/video that was taken and/or made by you. Insert picture in your text and submit your video as separate attachment file.

 

Content Requirement

For practical articles: feel free to include pictures/ videos/ teaching materials in your article. Lesson plan is also encouraged together with your submission. Please tell us the RATIONALE behind your approach-why you use this particular strategy/ resource and why you think it contributes to language acquisition.

Sample blog posts:

课堂活动系列:新时代的猜字游戏课堂活动系列:辩论赛Better Chinese Teacher-First six weeks of school; Chinese Curriculum Design: Live and Learn 学无止境

For academic articles: please state your thesis/ viewpoint at the beginning of your article. Support your statement by providing evidence/ examples in the body of your article (tell us how you incorporated your idea in your teaching and how it worked out). End your article with its educational implication and how your idea could inspire other teachers.

Sample blog posts:

Motivation and language acquisition; Diverse learners, differentiated instruction; Classroom management: Tips for Chinese teachers; Focusing on performances in Chinese teaching; Pursuing bilingualism: Immersion vs. non-immersion

 

Word Limit

English: 500-800, Chinese: 700-900

 

Due Time

01/31/2015 11:59 pm (PST)

 

Fan Sun

Fan Sun

Fan Sun is the Teacher Training Specialist at Better Chinese. She graduated from the TESOL program at University of Pennsylvania. Having worked as an ESL teacher as well as a Mandarin teacher in Philadelphia schools and non-profit organizations, she has developed great passion and interest in curriculum development and teacher education.

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  1. Ivy Gauler permalink
    January 18, 2015

    Hi miss Sun,

    Do I get paid if you accept my article and use it on your company blog? Please advise. Thank you.

    • Fan Sun
      January 19, 2015

      Hi Ivy,

      Thank you for your interest. Compensation is commensurate with the quality of the blog. Due to large amount of applicants, we are always looking for the best match and we encourage you to send your article now. We will contact you if your article is selected and feel free to email me with any questions that you might have at: fan.sun(at)betterchinese.com. Thank you.

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