“International Platform of Chinese Language Education” and “Chinese Language Learning and Teaching Collaboration Network”
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The Department of Chinese Language Studies (CHL) has recently established “International Platform of Chinese Language Education (IPCLE)”, which aims to provide worldwide Chinese language teachers and learners with learning and teaching materials in Chinese language education, as well as the latest news on international conferences, forums, seminars and other academic activities. IPCLE is composed of two important areas: Chinese language education (L1 Chinese education) and teaching Chinese as a second language (L2 Chinese education), with six main categories being included, i.e., curriculum, teaching materials, pedagogy, assessment, teacher development, and information technology.
Meanwhile, CHL launched the “Chinese Language Learning and Teaching Collaboration Network (Network)” to strengthen curriculum development and expand the teaching and research network of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) with primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. 37 principals, head teachers, and experienced experts in Chinese language education from local and international schools were invited to serve as consultants for the Network.
Two principals shared their valuable experience with students and teachers of EdUHK. Ms Au Wai Shan, principal of Hon Wah College (primary section) introduced the ways to learn from interdisciplinary reading and to broaden students’ advanced thinking ability. Mr Yuen Kwok Ming, principal of Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School, shared a review of the several developmental stages of learning Chinese for non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students and the ways to improve it in future.
In response to the demands of developing NCS teaching, CHL also invited Ms Yip Siu Lai, principal of Li Sing Tai Hang School, to introduce the planning and implementation of the NCS school-based curriculum, as well as the corresponding teaching evaluation methods. The talk also reflected on the deployment and practice of the new curriculum to guide the new direction of its development.