Chinese Teaching Summer Seminar 2017
The Chinese Teaching Summer Seminar offered by Centre for Chinese Teacher Development at Concordia University of Edmonton is an intensive professional development summer course which is designed for teachers and researchers in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages. It is also beneficial to people who are interested in Chinese character acquisition and teaching, Chinese vocabulary acquisition and teaching, Chinese teaching curricula and methodology, as well as Chinese bilingual education, Chinese language credentials and CIE support to Chinese language teaching and learning.
This two weeks seminar will take place at Concordia University of Edmonton’s beautiful riverside campus, minutes away from the vibrant downtown city core. 9:00AM – 3:30PM, Monday to Friday for a total of 50 instructional hours.
- Chinese vocabulary acquisition and teaching, by Dr. Liang Tian, July 4-6
- Chinese character acquisition and teaching, by Dr. Yanmin Liang, July 7-11
- Chinese teaching methodology, Dr. Mianmian Xie, July 12-13
- Chinese bilingual education and Chinese language credentials, Dr. Wei Li, July 14
All sections will be delivered by a combination of lectures in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in and learn from the lectures and discussions in the morning regarding theory and best practices in Chinese characters teaching, vocabulary teaching and various methodologies. The workshops in the afternoon will be interactive and engaging, where a range of popular topics related to Chinese characters, vocabulary and methodology will be explored.
Participants will receive completion certificate issued by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Concordia University of Edmonton.