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Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) Through Visual Images

April 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, April 20, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Speaker’s Name: Professor Lixing Tang
Event Fee: Free
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Join China Institute on Friday, April 20, for a professional development workshop by Dr. Lixing Tang discussing how to develop ICC through visual images. This workshop is in conjunction with the China Institute Gallery exhibition, Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens.


The NCSSFL-ACTFL Intercultural Communication Can-Do Statements (2017) go beyond the traditional learning about culture to emphasize the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC). The IMAGE Model is one of the effective approaches to developing ICC. Based on the new Bloom’s taxonomy and backward design, the IMAGE Model lesson is designed around a series of cultural images (pictures, photos, videos) that allow learners to make cultural observations, analyze additional information, generate hypotheses about cultural perspectives, and explore perspectives and reflecting further, thus connecting cultural products and practices with cultural perspectives.

Presenters: Dr. Lixing Tang is Research Professor of TESOL and Foreign Language Education at New York University. He founded the Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at NYU as early as 1999, the first of its kind on US East Coast. Dr. Tang has given teacher training workshops on topics such as humanistic approach to teaching, intercultural communicative competence development, and brain-based instruction.

This workshop is presented by Confucius Institute at China Institute in collaboration with the New York University Project Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT). CTLE hours available for New York State teachers.

Please register online. For questions or to register by phone, please contact Mr. Yongqiang Lin at 212-744-8181 ext. 141 or by email at [email protected]


April 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
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