Chinese Teacher Training Workshops
In order to help local Chinese language teachers improve their professional skills in teaching Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute at UT Dallas offers Chinese Teacher Training Workshops on weekends of semesters or weekdays in summer. The workshops focus on the development of Chinese language teaching proficiencies and cross-cultural communication competencies. The former emphasizes basic teaching skills, including teaching pedagogies, analysis of teaching materials and proven models for teaching Chinese lexicon, grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing. The latter emphasizes improvement of teachers' comprehensive understanding of intercultural communications, including theories of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and interpreting/transmitting traditional Chinese cultural values within a global context.
The workshops are supported by Hanban - the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, and designed in partnership with the School of Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas, which ensures that every participant receives the "best of the best" instructors, materials and pedagogies. Teachers who complete the workshops will receive certificates issued by Hanban and the School of Arts & Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas.
Confucius Institute at UT Dallas has successfully held a series of workshops every year. Every workshop attracted at least 100 local teachers to attend.
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