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  • 1. Cooperation between ECNU and US Institutions in Training International Chinese Teachers Professor Wu Yongyi, Ph.D. Dean of College of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language East China Normal University Shanghai, China
  • 2. Brief introduction to the International College of Chinese Studies/the College of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Department of Chinese as a Foreign Language Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language DCFS DTCFL Institutions of the College (founded 2002) Distance Education Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language CTCFL Center of Chinese Language and Culture CCLC
  • 3. Introduction to the cooperation between ECNU and foreign countries
    • ECNU(East China Normal University) is the headquarters for Hanban’s teaching Chinese as a foreign language program, and many international Chinese teachers have been educated and trained here.
    • In recent years, ECNU has trained about 1000 Chinese teachers from all over the world who are recruited by Hanban, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and some other governments and schools.
    • We also have trained more than 130 headmasters of different Chinese schools from 18 countries.
  • 4. Introduction to the cooperation between ECNU and foreign countries
    • These Chinese teachers come from 26 countries:
    • Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil
    • Burma Cambodia Canada Cuba Chile
    • France Germany Holland Indonesia Italy
    • Laos Mexico New Zealand Peru Philippines
    • Singapore Spain Thailand U.K. Vietnam
    • U.S.A.
  • 5. China Institute University of Central Arkansas NYU MA Degree Program ECNU(East China Normal University) “ Mayor Program” NAIS AP & Pre-AP Chicago Public Educational Bureau Cooperation between ECNU and US Institutions
  • 6. NYU MA Degree Program 2007-2009
    • ECNU has a three-year joint
    • project with NYU that brings
    • ECNU students to do an MA
    • in TCFL (Teaching Chinese
    • as a Foreign Language) at NYU and then these students are certified to teach in American public schools
    More than 20 students
  • 7. AP Chinese Summer Institute Program 2007/2008
    • Training the in-service K-12 teachers from the US
    More than 50 American Chinese teachers Collaboration with College Board
  • 8. Chinese Institute in America 2007/2008 About 40 American teachers 3 semesters 36 credits Several teachers have received an Initial or Professional Certificate These teachers who both received the Certificate to teach Chinese as a foreign language in New York State and passed the ECNU entrance exam can also apply for an MA of Chinese language and literature at ECNU
  • 9. “ Mayor Program” ——Shanghai-Chicago Chinese Teaching Cooperation Program 2005
    • Shanghai and Chicago are “friendly cities”, and this program is signed by the mayor of Shanghai Municipality and of Chicago
    • The program aims to send 100 teachers to Chicago public schools to teach Chinese in elementary or middle school
    31 teachers have taken part in this training program The first 5 teachers have been to the US and have been extremely successful
  • 10. National Association of Independent School 2008/2009
    • NAIS selects qualified volunteer
    • teachers from ECNU to go to the
    • US to teach Chinese
    • These volunteer teachers have been teaching Chinese or have initiated Chinese programs in elementary and middle schools in the US
    • Before they went to the US, NAIS gave them the training program at ECNU
    4 teachers in 2008
  • 11. National Association of Independent School
    • 4 teachers in 2008
    Tang Lina: Saint George’s School, Spokane, Washington State Fang Ying: Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama Chu Wenyi: St. Timothy’s School, Maryland Fu Ying:Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, Louisiana
  • 12. University of Central Arkansas 2007-2009 12 volunteer teachers
    • Enrollment in this program allows a candidate with a bachelor’s degree or higher to be employed as a classroom teacher while completing the necessary requirements for an Initial Arkansas Teaching License.
    • The program is a two-year preparation track which includes assessments, teaching and portfolio development
    • Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive an Initial Arkansas teaching license. If Praxis III(Praxis I is English grammar and writing exam; Praxis II is the math exam) is successfully completed, participants will receive a Standard Arkansas Teaching License.
  • 13. Chicago Public Schools
    • Every summer, Chicago public schools send high school students to ECNU
    • Through teaching practice, ECNU students have gradually trained to be qualified Chinese teachers in American situation
    ECNU students also go to …
  • 14. ECNU students also have other opportunities to get familiar with American students and teaching methods used in the US schools and universities Shanghai AmericanSchool Viriginia Overseas Campus CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange)
  • 15. In the future…
    • Our goal is to develop the teacher training program with other US institutions
    • University of Pennsylvania
  • 16.
    • Thank you!