Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
The program focuses on fostering students to acquire thorough knowledge about Chinese culture and literature. The future graduates should be capable of teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages or working at schools, universities, press and publishing organizations and so on.
•Acquire basic theories about language and literature;
•Acquire the basic knowledge of teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages and the related knowledge about Chinese history, Chinese traditional and contemporary culture and so on;
•Be well trained in Chinese oral expression and Chinese writing;
•Acquire the practical work ability in teaching Chinese as a foreign language;
•Be learned in the government policies, laws and regulations on both spoken and written Chinese;
•Be fairly good in using English and be good in using modern teaching skills and techniques.
Description of Some Core Courses
•Modern Chinese: Knowledge of the modern Chinese language and skills in using the Modern Chinese.
•An Introduction to Linguistics: Theories and knowledge of linguistics; history of the human language; general features of human languages and special features of some of the languages.
•An Introduction to Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages: Theories and practices in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages; teaching curriculum.
•Teaching Pedagogy: Teaching methods, the theories of languages teaching, teaching skills of teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages; the classroom teaching procedures of teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages.
•Cross-cultural Communication: Introduction of the basic knowledge and skills of cross-cultural communication; Skills in cross-cultural communication.
•History of the Chinese Culture: The development and achievements of Chinese culture; The characters of various culture phenomena; skills in understanding cultural phenomena.