Workshop on Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Speaker: Prof. Ping Xu,CUNY Baruch
纽约市立大学Baruch 分校徐平教授
Date & Time: Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Location: Olin Center, Tufts University
180 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

9:00~10:30  Session 1
10:30 -10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 -12:30 Session 2
12:30 -1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 -3:30 Session 3
3:30~4:00 Q&A

10 PDPs

A certificate of ten professional development points, which may be applied toward recertification in Massachusetts, will be issued upon request to participants who complete both sessions.


Registration fee: $10 for NECLTA members; $20 for non-members.
For non-members who want to take advantage of the membership benefits, you can become a member first before registering for this workshop. You can become a member at:
Registration limit: 32. First come, first served.
Registration deadline: January 9, or when the maximum number is reached.
Method of registration: Online at
Pay online after registration.
*Registration fee will cover your coffee break and lunch.

Co-sponsors: Confucius Institute at Tufts University, Confucius Institute at the University of Rhode Island &
Confucius Institute at UMass Boston.

Presenter Information

Ping Xu, an Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, received his MA in Chinese language and literature from Nanjing University, his MA in philosophy and PhD in comparative literature from Binghamton University. He teaches courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture. And his research interests include philosophical Daoism, poetics, literary criticism, and esthetics.
Prof. Xu has hosted numerous OPI workshops for over a decade and is one of ACTFL’S very few testers in Chinese with full certification. He will give clear explanations of levels and sublevels defined in ACFTL’s manual, demonstrate interviewing techniques needed to accurately determine students’ levels, and to answer questions during the Q&A session.