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 during the regular school term or 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.
Prestigious experts in language learning and teaching are invited as trainers of the workshops, which ensure that every participant receives the "best of the best" instructions. Those who complete the workshops will receive certificates issued by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and the School of Arts & Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas.