Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Sigur Center Cordially Invites Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors Interested in Asia To An:

Undergraduate Open House

Learn about Asia-specific fellowships, scholarships, summer study abroad opportunities, career and academic advising, Sigur Center activities, and the Elliott School's BA and MA Asian Studies degree programs!

If you are a freshmen, sophomore, or junior of any major interested in Asia and want to learn more about the Asian Studies program and other opportunities, we invite you to attend this Open House to learn more!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Chung-wen Shih Conference Room
Sigur Center for Asian Studies
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503

Food and drinks will be provided.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Postgraduate Fully-Paid Teaching Position in China

Interested in China? Development? Education?

The China Education Initiative (CEI) is currently recruiting graduating seniors to serve as fully-paid teaching fellows for the 2010-2012 term.

The China Education Initiative (CEI)

Established in 2008 under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, Princeton University, and Tsinghua University, CEI is an innovative non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting the US and China's most promising future leaders in the effort. Through the institution of a US-China Teaching Fellows program, CEI meets the pressing need for exceptional teachers in China's understaffed low-income rural schools, while fostering a constituency of young leaders positioned to advance the cause of educational equity and effect long-term systemic change.

The China Education Initiative:

· Provides exceptional and enthusiastic teachers to schools in need. CEI recruits, trains, and supports outstanding graduates from premiere Chinese and US universities, assigning them as Teaching Fellows two-year posts in understaffed low-income schools;

· Works at the forefront of China-US relations as the first and only program to pair Chinese and American university graduates in a long-term service initiative;

· Promotes cross-cultural collaboration by partnering US and Chinese Teaching Fellows in four-person teams (2 US and 2 Chinese Fellows), and connecting their economically disadvantaged and often socially isolated students to a world outside – yet intimately linked to – their own communities;

· Fosters an internationally connected cohort of young leaders who understand firsthand the challenges facing students in low-income Chinese communities, and who share the insight and conviction to advance the cause of educational equity.

Global & National Partnerships - CEI works closely with a network of renowned US, Chinese, and international partners, and is:

· The only program in China collaborating with Teach America’s global partner, Teach For All;

· The first non-governmental accredited full-time teacher sourcing channel in China, as designated by the Yunnan Provincial Department of Education;

· Drawing on Princeton in Asia's more than 100 years of experience as a partner institution;

· Working in partnership with China's premiere teaching training and pedagogy research institution, Beijing Normal University, and with the Dartmouth College Teacher Education Program, to implement a comprehensive teacher training and support system;

· Operating under the strategic guidance of McKinsey & Company.

CEI is offering a unique opportunity for promising future leaders to serve in two-year teaching fellowships in China's most indigent rural schools, while living and working side-by-side with their Chinese counterparts.

For those who are not graduating seniors, we are also currently recruiting for Campus Coordinators. To apply sumbit a cover letter and resume by March 31st, 2010 to

The application deadline, March 10, 2010, is fast approaching! To submit an online application or to find more information, please visit our website at

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cool! iPhone/iPod Touch Chinese-English Dictionaries

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You may want to try this Chinese-English dictionary on your iPhone or iPod Touch. It's called Pleco. It works pretty well. We hope you will appreciate this app. Here is the website:

Summer Chinese Immersion Program in TLI, Taiwan

Check out this program if you are interested in visiting Taiwan and study Mandarin...

Explore Taiwan - Language and Culture Tour
Explore Taiwan & Taipei
Experience Traditional & Modern Culture
Exercise Mandarin Chinese
Expand your view on Taiwan
Exchange knowledge with the Local People and Customs
Earn the Certificate of Study upon program completion

2010 TLI Summer Immersion Program

Period: 4-week study, 2 sessions available - July (Jul 5 - 30) and August (Aug 2 - 27)

Courses: 15 hrs per week of Chinese classes and 9 hrs of cultural excursions

Local Field Trips: Taipei City tours including Ximending commercial circle, 101 Tower, Baitou hot spring, Gongguan-Taida tea house

Out-of-Town Trips: Shengkeng Old Town (Tofu DIY Workshop), Jiufeng Old Town (Gold Mining), Sansia Folk Arts (Indigo Dye Workshop), Yilang Traditional Arts Center (Life in the old days)

The 2010 TLI Summer Immersion Program is designed for all levels of adult students who wish to participate in both Mandarin classes and cultural activities. The July session begins Jul 5 - 30 and the August begins Aug 2- 27. Every morning begins the group Mandarin classes beginning 9:30 am - 12:20 pm (M-F) followed by afternoon cultural excursions taking place 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm. The weekly excursions consist of field trips (i.e., 3 hrs) to cultural institutions within Taipei City limits and half-day tours (i.e., 6 hrs) to nearby towns and surrounding cities. Experiential Learning Approach, as one of the key program features of TLI culture course, makes learning more transferrable to real-life applications by moving inside cultural workshops to relating institutions and scenic spots of interest.

Fee: US$ 1,017 all-inclusive (Registration fee, textbook, accompanying material, culture course handouts, mini-itinerary, transportation to scenic spots, tour guide and accidental insurance).

Certificate: All participants will receive the Certificate of Study upon program completion.

Promotion: No registration fee (US$ 17) for early birds. Sign up before May 3, 2010 to receive the promotional offer!

Visit TLI at or contact for program detail. We welcome any of your feedback or query.

Have a head start!

Best regards,
Jessica Kuo
Director of International Communications
Taipei Language Institute
4F, No. 50, Roosevelt Road, Sec. 3
Taipei, Taiwan 100, ROC
Tel: (886-2) 2367-8228 ext. 820
Fax: (886-2) 2363-4857