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International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education (Revised Edition)

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Language: English
Page: 260
Publication Date: 09/2014
ISBN: 9787561939321
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The International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education has played an important role to guide the various methods of teaching Chinese language in Confucius Institutes (Confucius Classrooms) and primary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions both at home and abroad since its publication in 2008. To adapt to the changes of the educational situations of Chinese language and summarize in time the research findings on Chinese language teaching, an improved plan and guide was needed for designing Chinese language courses, compiling teaching materials, and making competence evaluations. Based on the investigations and feedback from all stakeholders, the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban organized a committee and launched the Curriculum revision project in 2013. The revised Curriculum has adjusted the following aspects: 1. The hierarchical structure is adjusted to promote the integration of teaching and testing; 2. Practicability is highlighted and more examples are included; 3. Assessment is included and practical suggestions are provided; 4. Chinese teaching in different programs and different levels are considered. Local flexibility is encouraged; 5. The application of media resources is emphasized. This is the English edition of The International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education (Revised Edition).

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Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, as a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, is committed to making policies and development plans for promoting Chinese language internationally. It goes all out in supporting Chinese language programs at educational institutions in other countries, formulating international Chinese language teaching standards and making evaluations based on the standards, developing and promoting Chinese language teaching materials. It also shoulders the following responsibilities: working out the criteria for the qualifications of TCSL (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) teachers and developing training programs for them; selecting and sending abroad TCSL teachers and volunteers; implementing the Chinese language proficiency tests for foreign learners; formulating the standards for TCSL network construction; building relevant network platforms and providing resources to develop and promote various Chinese tests; providing guidance to the Confucius Institutes, etc.

Table of Contents
Chapter One The Objectives and Content of Level One 
1.Objectives 
2.Linguistic Skills 
3.Linguistic Knowledge 
4.Strategies 
5.Cultural Competence 
Chapter TwoThe Objectives and Content of Level Two 
1.Objectives 
2.Linguistic Skills 
3.Linguistic Knowledge 
4.Strategies 
5.Cultural Competence 
Chapter Three The Objectives and Content of Level Three 
1.Objectives 
2.Linguistic Skills 
3.Linguistic Knowledge 
4.Strategies 
5.Cultural Competence 
Chapter Four The Objectives and Content of Level Four 
1.Objectives 
2.Linguistic Skills 
3.Linguistic Knowledge 
4.Strategies 
5.Cultural Competence 
Chapter FiveThe Objectives and Content of Level Five 
1.Objectives 
2.LinguisticSkills 
3.Linguistic Knowledge 
4.Strategies 
5.CulturalCOmpetence 
Chapter Six The Objectives and Content of Level Six 
1.Objectives 
2.LinguisticSkills 
3.LinguisticKnowledge 
4.Strategies 
5.CulturalCompetence 
Attachments 
1.The Initials, Finals and Tones of Pinyin 
2.Common Chinese Characters (for Levels 1—6) 
3.Common Chinese Words and Phrases (for Levels 1—6) 
4.Common Grammar Items in Chinese (for Levels 1—6) 
5.Topics and Contents Recommended for Chinese LanguageTeaching6.Common Course Structures and Procedures Recommended for Chinese Classroom Teaching 
7.Common Teaching Modes in Comprehensive Chinese Classes8.Common Assessment Activities Recommended for ChineseLanguage Teaching 
Appendices 
References 
Useful Links 
Major Participants in the Research and Revision of the Curriculum
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Cross-Cultural Competence 
1.Learners will have an understanding of the commonalities and differences between Chinese culture and the local culture; 
2.Learners will develop cross-cultural competence via learning Chinese culture; 
3.Learners will learn to view the local culture and ideology more objectively by making comparisons between the local culture and Chinese culture; 
4.Learners can make positive contributions to the mutual undestanding, mutual learning, mutual promotion, mutual appreciation and mutual improvement between local culture and Chinese culture. 
international Perspectives 
1.Learners will gain some knowledge of other cultures around the world and develop international perspectives via learning Chinese language; 
2.Learners will gain some preliminary understanding of some phenomena and their origins in Chinese culture; 
3.Learners will develop their ability to interpret the plurality of cultures from different perspectives through learning Chinese language and culture; 
4.Learners will broaden their way of thinking and horizons via cultural studies; they will cultivate mediation caused by different cultural elements and can understand globalisation and plurality; 
5.Learners will acquire some knowledge of the cultural origin between China and the countries they live in; 
6.Learners will readily develop global citizenship, and senses of participation, cooperation, and competition; 
7.Learners will develop their social service abilities, and think about the responsibilities they should shoulder in the world today.
International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education (Revised Edition)
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