Workshop for K-16 instructors of East Asian Languages

The Center for East Asian Studies (a federally-funded Title VI National Resource Center), the Korean Flagship Program, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to co-host a workshop for K-16 instructors of East Asian languages in Wisconsin and beyond on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706).

The theme of the workshop is “Assessment, Articulation, and Accountability.”  

We will have the following speakers:


Mr. Paul Sandrock (Director of Education, ACTFL)


Dr. Cynthia Ning (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Mr. Yo Azama (North Salinas High School / California State University, Monterey Bay)

Dr. Sahie Kang (Middlebury College)

The workshop will begin with Mr. Paul Sandrock’s plenary talk titled “Assessing Language Performance: Guiding Learners to Show What They Can Do with What They Know,” followed by a panel of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean specialists responding to the plenary talk. The 2-hour breakout sessions in the afternoon will be led by the three East Asian language specialists, drawing specific examples from respective languages. The concluding session will share the outcomes of the breakout sessions and provide an opportunity to sharing of ideas across languages. We hope that this unique format will enhance our mutual growth.

For more information, please visit the workshop webpage at

Registration will open on this page the week of 21 January. 

The deadline of early registration is March 10th.

We hope to see many of you at the workshop!