Sino Language Gateway Attends Chinese Language Education Forum

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Sino Language Gateway, a professional organization promoting cultural and educational exchange, attended the Chinese Language Education Forum to support cultural learning.

the ultimate goal of learning a language is to use it in real situations, not isolated vocabulary or fractured structures, and Sino Language summer camp in China provides exactly the opportunity.

Sino Language Gateway (SLG) attended the Chinese Language Education Forum, one of the biggest Chinese education conferences in the U.S., to help drive efforts to bridge the gap between the East and the West. The conference took place November 12-13 in San Francisco, where representatives administered a booth dedicated to promoting SLG cultural exchange programs.

As our international economy continually moves toward cultural globalization, the importance of communicating with faraway neighbors, such as the Chinese, becomes a matter increasingly worth investing in. With a highlight on academia, the conference built an exchange platform for policymakers, educational administrators, teachers, heritage language instructors, and product and service providers in the field of Chinese language education. Those invited to the forum were organizations and individuals of marked achievements in Chinese education. SLG attended as an exhibitor, drawing a good amount of foot traffic to its booth to generate interest in stemming Chinese cultural awareness at a young age.

The conference hosted hundreds of participants and an assortment of businesses, but SLG was the only organization in attendance offering short-term study abroad programs for youth under the age of 18. As one of the few pioneers in the initial movement to launch study abroad programs in the past decade for young children, SLG represented a solution for the need to provide cultural services to children who would otherwise be denied due to the vast majority of college and adult study abroad programs.

Conference attendees who stopped at the SLG booth were able to learn about the immersion-focused experiences that children are able to attain from SLG summer camps. “I normally would tell the teachers that the ultimate goal of learning a language is to use it in real situations, not isolated vocabulary or fractured structures,” said Anna Yu, Marketing Director of SLG. “And Sino Language summer camp in China, including Beijing and Hangzhou, provides exactly the opportunity.”

“I feel it was a great gathering of Chinese educators from different parts of the country and the world. The teachers brought us excellent questions and feedback, as well as many requests,” said Yu. “It realigned to ensure what we offer meets the needs of the Chinese learners.”

With the success of this past educational conference, SLG is looking forward and planning to attend more forums and conferences in the future to further spread the message of cultural learning for youth. The National Chinese Language Conference in April of 2012 is one such conference that SLG intends to participate in.

About Sino Language Gateway

Sino Language Gateway (SLG) is a professional organization established by American and Chinese professionals in 2003 to promote cultural and educational exchange for young people between China and the rest of the world. SLG dedicates to help youth in achieving their desire of mastering Chinese in addition of their native language, whether it is English, Spanish or French. The organization recognizes the importance and usefulness of the Chinese language, and provides opportunities for more people from around the globe to explore and immerse themselves in different cultures.

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