Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

2013 Spring Workshops for Chinese Language Teachers

Time: Sunday, May 5, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Venue: SFSU HUM 108

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Session I: Education and Training: Two Components of the Professional Development of Chinese Teachers
                  中文教师职业发展:专业教育与培训

Speaker: Prof. Lening Liu, Columbia University
                  哥伦比亚大学 刘乐宁教授

                 

Lening Liu, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Director of Confucius Institute of Chinese Language Pedagogy at Columbia University

Lening Liu was born and raised in Xi'an, China. In 1977, he entered college as part of an extremely select group of students entered universities in China. After receiving a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Shaanxi Normal University in 1982, and a MA in History of Chinese Language in 1985, he came to the United States in 1990 and studied linguistics at the University of Florida. He joined Columbia's faculty in 1995 and received his Ph.D. in 1996. Liu's research interests are in the areas of historical syntax, discourse grammar and Chinese language pedagogy. He has published a number of articles on the evolution of Chinese conjunctive adverbs, the rhetorical structures of Chinese, the history and innovation of Chinese pedagogy, etc. Courses he has taught include Introduction to Classical Chinese, Readings in Classical Chinese, History of Chinese Language, Educational Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Pedagogy and all levels of Modern Chinese. Currently, Liu is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of Confucius Institute at Columbia University. He also directs its Chinese Language Program and serves as the co-director of the Certificate Program of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

Presentation Abstract

This presentation discusses the professional development of Chinese teachers who teach Chinese as a second language. It argues that teaching Chinese as a second language has become a highly specialized profession. It has systematic theories and, at the same time, remains as a very practical profession. The professional development of Chinese teachers, therefore, should include and differentiate two components: education and training. The former aims at transferring knowledge from instructors to students, the latter attempts to enable trainees master certain skills and techniques. The former could be done in a teacher-centered fashion; the latter, however, must be conducted in a trainee-centered and hands-on fashion.


Session II: 中华文化的国际视角
                  Chinese Culture in TCSL: An International Perspective

Speaker: 北京大学 张英教授
                  Prof. Zhang Ying, Peking University

                 

中国北京大学对外汉语教育学院院长,教授,博士生、硕士生导师,兼任中国汉语水平考试(HSK)审题、命题专家。毕业于北京大学中文系古代文学专业,文学硕士。1988-1991教授中国古代文学史;1992年开始从事对外汉语教学。先后赴美国康乃尔大学、日本京都女子大学、法国巴黎第十大学、日本山梨县立大学任教;曾赴英国、美国、阿根廷和智利等国家培训中文师资。研究领域为汉语作为第二语言的教学研究。学术兴趣主要为:对外汉语文化教学和教材研究;文化对比和跨文化交际研究;中国传统文化和中国古代文学研究。

Ying Zhang, Dean, Professor and Doctoral Program Supervisor, School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University

Zhang Ying has been teaching Chinese language and culture courses at all levels. She is a member of HSK Test Expert Committee of the Hanban. She taught Chinese at Cornell University, Kyoto Women University, Universite Paris X-Nanterre, etc. Her reserch intersts are Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Traditional Chinese Culture, Chinese Civilization, Contemporary China, and Chinese Literature. She has many publications in China and abroad.

演讲提要

文化,既有看不见的基因链,也有看得见的符号系统。中华文化的基因和符号系统与西方文化的差异是本讲展开的主题。一是从国际视角并结合具体案例来解读什么是中国独创、独特、独有的文化;二是通过对比来阐释中、西文化基因、文化特质、文化内核、文化表现形式等方面所呈现的共性和个性;三是通过国际视角的解读、对比、阐释,希望为语言和文化教学有机结合提供一种新方法,既有助于提高学习者了解和理解中华文化的能力,又可以从国际视角的文化对比中获得语言和文化学习的乐趣。本讲以案例分析为主。



Welcome all Chinese language teachers, educators, administrators, and those who want to be teachers in the future to the presentations by Prof. Lening Liu from Columbia University and Prof. Zhang Ying from Peking University!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hui WANG, Program Coordinator at 415-338-7631.

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