Shijuan (Laurel) Liu received the 2014 Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language at the Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) held in San Antonio, Texas, November 20-23.
Established with the support of Cengage Learning, this award is designed to encourage CLTA members to contribute to the improvement of Chinese Foreign Language (CFL) education in the United States through the design, development, and application of new pedagogy, innovative classroom practices, and teaching tools. All K-16 teaching professionals with active CLTA member status are eligible to apply. There are more than 900 individual members and 100 institutional members as of 2014.
Dr. Liu's project is entitled “Content Based Instruction with Emerging Technology for a Mixed Level Postsecondary Chinese Language Class,” in which she summarized her teaching of CHIN481 in the 2014 Spring semester.