Tchng Chinese as For Lang

Principles and Practices of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

This is a foundational course for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. Through assigned readings, lectures, student-teacher activities, small-group discussions, individual research reports (oral and written), and other methods, students gain mastery of basic theories of TCFL, progressively form their own educational philosophies. In order to guide the future of their work in the TCFL profession, students will build upon their abilities to teach and research. This course is divided into four units: 1) Basic theories of TCFL (language education, language acquisition, cultural communication); 2) An analysis of schools of thought in foreign language teaching; 3) Special characteristics and philosophies in teaching Chinese; and, 4) Chinese teacher development.

Required Text:
Brown, H. D. (3rd ed.) Teaching by principles: an interactive approach to language pedagogy. White Plains, NY: Longman, 2007. ISBN 978-0-13-612711-6.
Language School
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Summer 2015 Language Schools

CHNS6501A-L15 Lecture

Summer 2013

CHNS6501A-L13 Lecture (Diao)

Summer 2011

CHNS6501A-L11 Lecture (Liu)

Summer 2010

CHNS6501A-L10 Lecture (Sung)

Summer 2009

CHNS6501A-L09 Lecture (Sung)

Summer 2007

CHNS6501A-L07 Lecture (Bai)

Summer 2006

CHNS6501A-L06 Lecture (Bai, Cui)