Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. Confucius, 551-479 BCE
Learning Chinese is hard, and teaching it is even harder. At ChinaConnectU we feel strongly about supporting those who teach, and we are eager to learn more about the needs of teachers. The materials you find here were selected after extensive conversations with specialists in language teaching, and will provide background on the pedagogy of Chinese language instruction, links to the important centers worldwide for language instruction education, and also practical aids for those teaching Chinese today. We also suggest reading and background information for foreign language department supervisors and school administrators who are adding Chinese courses, and we link to material developed for families and schools welcoming teachers from the PRC.
|Study Guides and Lesson Plans
Besides lesson plans and study guides to accompany Berkshire publications, such as China Gold and This Is China, you can find teaching materials on a wide variety of topics and suitable for different levels, from K-12 and college classrooms, to adult education.
|Method Reviews and Recommendations
Find reviews of language and culture teaching material, recommendations for different methods, tools, and online resources.
|(Online) Teacher Resources
We gather and review organizations, companies, and online resources that are very useful to teachers of Chinese language and culture, so you don’t have to spend your precious time looking for them.
|Education in China
Understanding the Chinese educational system is relevant to all professors at schools and universities, administrators and college admissions officers dealing with students from the PRC, and teachers thinking about visiting China or doing an exchange program there. Read previews from Berkshire’s forthcoming publication Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives.