GSI - ASIAN 202 (Winter 2022)

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How to Apply

In addition to applying via the University of Michigan Careers website, applicants are required to fill out the departmental application: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1510. In order to be considered for this position, both applications must be completed by the deadline. The departmental application includes:

  • Basic academic and professional information
  • A resume/CV
  • An unofficial transcript

Graduate Student Instructor positions are only open to current or matriculating University of Michigan graduate students.

Questions may be directed to alc-gradservices@umich.edu.

Course Description

Students who apply to this posting will be considered for one of three 35% GSI positions in ASIANLAN 202: Second-Year Chinese II.

ASIANLAN 202

This course continues ASIANLAN 201, and is conducted primarily in Chinese. It develops students' aural-oral proficiency and elevates their reading and writing ability. Lectures on grammar, classroom exercises/discussion, oral presentations, and regular quizzes/tests cover all four areas of proficiency (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

By the completing of ASIANLAN 202, students should be able to read and write approximately 600 new characters, they can use the language to speculate at length about some abstract topics such as how changes in history or the course of human events would have affected his or her life or civilization. Students can better integrate appropriate cultural and historical references in his or her speech.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND ON THE LSA COURSE GUIDE (lsa.umich.edu/cg).

Responsibilities*

Students who apply to this posting will be considered for at an up to 35% GSI position in ASIANLAN 202: Second-Year Chinese II.

ASIANLAN 202

Lead up to three hours of recitation sections a week; grade homework, quizzes, and tests; attend lecture twice each week; create and implement teaching plans made in consultation with the lead instructor of the course; attend regular Chinese Language Program meetings; hold at least two office hours a week in the South Thayer Building.

Required Qualifications*

Students who have not previously been a GSI for the College of LSA will be required to complete the online CRLT GSI Teaching Orientation before January 10.

Desired Qualifications*

Undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies, Chinese language, Education, or Linguistics is preferred. Native or near-native competence in both Chinese and English. Good pronunciation of Standard Mandarin. Previous experience in language instruction. Students who have taken ASIANLAN 445: Chinese Pedagogy are preferred.

Contact Information

Contact alc-gradservices@umich.edu with any questions related to your application.

Decision Making Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Director of the Chinese Language Program and the primary instructors of ASIANLAN 202. The Director will make hiring recommendations to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

Selection Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Director of the Chinese Language Program and the primary instructors of ASIANLAN 202. The Director will make hiring recommendations to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

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