How to teach beginning Chinese learners

  • 20 September – 6 December 2021
  • Masaryk University Language Centre, Komenského náměstí 2, 602 00, Brno 

The course will be taught in-person if the epidemiologic situation in Czech Republic allows in-person teaching. If the government restrictions change and in-person classes will not be allowed, please be aware that the course automatically switches into online mode without a possibility of reimbursement. 

This is a training course for novice teachers of Chinese on how to teach beginning students of Chinese. The trainee will receive supervision from an experienced teacher of Chinese and will gain hands-on experience of teaching real beginners. The course is taught in Chinese and English. Trainees will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. 

TEXTBOOK
Integrated Chinese (Level 1, Part 1) 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
After the course, trainees will be able to:  

  • Apply textbook knowledge to the real world of teaching 
  • Know how to help your students identify and comprehend conversation situations and reproduce conversation schemes in basic conversation situations given by the textbook  
  • Know how to help your students apply the conversation schemes and acquired vocabulary to other interactive conversation situations 
  • Know how to help your students apply acquired grammar, vocabulary and increase necessary reading and writing comprehension 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Wk 

Training 

Practicum  

Textbook 

1 

Introduction of the training course; getting to know the teacher and teaching of Chinese in the European context 

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IC L1 

2 

Greetings; Chinese phonetics, Grammar of shì. 

Greetings; Chinese phonetics, Grammar of shì. 

IC L1 

3 

Grammar of yě, Chinese phonetics 

Grammar of yě, Chinese phonetics 

IC L1 

4 

Grammar of ma, Chinese phonetics 

Grammar of ma, Chinese phonetics 

IC L1 

5 

Family: Grammar of yǒu, Chinese phonetics 

Family: Grammar of yǒu, Chinese phonetics 

IC L2 

6 

Family: Grammar of shéi, Chinese phonetics. 

Family: Grammar of shéi, Chinese phonetics. 

IC L2 

7 

Family: Grammar of liăng, Chinese classifiers, Chinese phonetics 

Family: Grammar of liăng, Chinese classifiers, Chinese phonetics 

IC L2 

8 

Family: Grammar of shénme, Chinese classifiers, Chinese phonetics 

Family: Grammar of shénme, Chinese classifiers, Chinese phonetics 

IC L3 

9 

Invitation: Numbers, how to express time and dates in Chinese 

Invitation: Numbers, how to express time and dates in Chinese 

IC L3 

10 

Invitation: How to talk about place and activities 

Invitation: How to talk about place and activities 

IC L3 

11 

Testing 

Examining students 

IC L1-3 

12 

Wrap-up and sharing session 

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LECTURER  
Dr. Wei-lun Lu
> current Council Member of European Association for Chinese Teaching
> current Language Program Coordinator at Department of Chinese Studies at Masaryk University

Language of instruction
English
When 20 September – 6 December 2021
Duration
10 weeks, 2 x 45 min. per week
Time
Monday, 16:00-17:30 
Participants foreign students, MU students, public, MU employees
Lector
Dr. Wei-lun Lu
Price
3600 CZK Early bird, 3900 CZK Standard 
Early bird price available until 20 August 2021.
Standard price available until 15 September 2021.

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