Teacher Training

Teacher training workshops The Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa is a leader in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese and Chinese language pedagogy and research. The University of Iowa offers an MA degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and a Ph.D. degree in Second Language Acquisition with a concentration in Chinese as a foreign language. The University of Iowa is one of a handful of institutions with a Chinese teacher certification program for K-12.

The Confucius Institute offers various workshops in teaching Chinese as a Second Language teacher training annually, including teacher training to teachers in China and teachers enrolled in the University of Iowa programs listed above.

Teacher Training 2014

Teacher Training at ECNU Teacher Training at Jiaotong University Teacher Training at Nankai University

Teacher Training 2013

Summer Teacher Training at East China Normal University in Shanghai

Oral Proficiency Interview Training-February 9-17: Professor Ke trained 8 students interviewing skills required for assessing oral proficiency level in Chinese language.  Students at the workshop were provided the opportunity to test their skills by interviewing current Chinese language students preparing for standardized oral proficiency exams.

 

 

Teacher Training 2012 

In June of 2012, Professor Ke did three invited training workshops for Hanban Teacher Training Centers at Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University (in Shanghai), and Beijing Language and Culture University.  About 150 trainees at each of the three Hanban Centers participated in the training workshops offered by Professor Ke.  The trainees were either outgoing CI Instructors or outgoing Chinese Partner CI Directors.  Themes of the training workshops covered assessment, motivation, and US educational culture.  The workshops were conducted in Chinese.

Professor Ke also taught two intensive graduate courses on second language acquisition (SLA) theory and research for graduate students from two universities in China during the summer of 2012.  In May of 2012, Professor Ke taught a two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan for a group of 18 graduate students in Chinese SLA.   In June of 2012, Professor Ke taught another two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at East China Normal University to a group of 47 graduate students in Chinese SLA.   Both intensive courses were taught in English. 

Professor Ke also taught two intensive graduate courses on second language acquisition (SLA) theory and research for graduate students from two universities in China during the summer of 2012. In May of 2012, Professor Ke taught a two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan for a group of 18 graduate students in Chinese SLA. In June of 2012, Professor Ke taught another two-week intensive graduate course on SLA theory and research at East China Normal University to a group of 47 graduate students in Chinese SLA. Both intensive courses were taught in English