CHNS 6501

Tchng Chinese as For Lang

This is an introductory course for those who desire to be professional teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). The goals of the course are to help students gain important knowledge on theories of second language learning and teaching and acquire fundamental teaching skills in TCFL, including curricular design, instructional strategies and implementation, and language assessments. While students progressively form their own educational philosophies and teaching style, they will also develop abilities to engage in thematic unit design. This course consists of four major thematic units and they hence serve as four sets of expected learning outcomes of the course: 1) know fundamental issues of leaning and teaching a second language (language education, language acquisition, cultural communication); 2) understand principles of teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL related acquisition paths, developmental patterns, linguistic and learner factors, input, interaction, and output) ; 3) gain skills in TCFL curricular design, instructional implementation, material development, and performance assessments; and 4) plan for professional career and development in TCFL. The course will adopt a variety of teaching formats, including assigned readings, lectures, group discussions and presentations (oral and written), teaching observation, hands-on teaching process analysis, and individual/group projects.
Language School
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Sections in Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

CHNS6501A-L21 Lecture (Jin)