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10/24/2019.Up-To-Date Online Chinese Teaching Attracts Global Attention Online Chinese Teaching Team of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages is Well-Established

發布日期 2019-12-05 15:42:00

 


 

 

 

Released on December 05, 2019

     

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages has been committed to online synchronous Chinese teaching, following innovative technology trends in education, and has gained a wealth of online teaching experience over many years. Reaching a significant milestone, Wenzao launched the first-ever online Chinese teacher training and certificate program in Taiwan in June 2019 to ensure online teaching quality. The online Chinese teaching training is divided into Level A, Level B, and Chinese for Business. Level A is suitable for participants with Chinese teaching background, and Level B is established for students with any major. The program provides a platform for certified professionals to fully demonstrate their competence. Wenzao also actively partners with a domestic startup, hi-mandarin Ltd. Teachers with professional online teaching skills will be assigned to teach at hi-mandarin; sourcing quality online teachers is therefore not a concern. A job fair is held by Wenzao in early October to promote Chinese teaching professionals who have completed training to formally pursue an online Chinese teaching career.

 

The Chinese teacher online training and certificate program of Wenzao has 5 main features: “One-Stop Service for Training, Certification and Job Matching”, “Chinese X Digital Teaching Approaches for Foreign Languages”, “1-100 Online Platform”, the “Most Eco-Friendly Learning Environment”, and the “Most AI-related Chinese Database.” Wenzao relatively focuses on certification and job matching service compared to other training institutions. In addition, Chinese teachers certified by Wenzao have multilingual and digital media skills which enable them to provide a more diverse guidance system to students. Wenzao has established 100 competence indicators of online Chinese teaching, and different levels of certificates are granted based on these indicators. As a result, online Chinese teachers of Wenzao are required to meet 100 competence indicators for online Chinese teaching on one online platform. Wenzao provides an eco-friendly learning environment by using computer mice and fingers instead of chalk and chalkboard erasers. Without using chalk or ink and paper, the online program transforms materials into digital resources, while session practices become reviewable files. Voice recognition technology and cloud access method of Frontier Technology are introduced to effectively correct a student’s pronunciation. Practice data are stored in a cloud system which helps to analyze a student’s learning process and develop personalized learning strategies. Wenzao utilizes advantages of the information industry in Taiwan and innovative and interesting teaching approaches to introduce Chinese and Chinese culture to the world for building a long-lasting brand of Chinese teaching.

 

Wenzao follows the modern trend of online teaching to introduce Chinese on the global stage by launching the online Chinese teacher training and certificate program. It will bring a revolution to Chinese teaching and overcome time and space limitations inherent in face-to-face instruction. In other words, online Chinese teaching will not be subject to any time and space limitations. The program is not only available for foreigners living in and outside Taiwan, but also the whole world. The Chinese teaching market is therefore expanded globally through the Internet that breaks down boundaries. Wenzao currently collaborates with schools from the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Wenzao also works hard to develop innovative teaching approaches in comparison to face-to-face instruction, and to transform paper materials into digital resources in a variety of media formats (supported by computer, smartphone, application, etc.). The online approach leads Chinese teachers to set sail towards a blue ocean. The very competent Chinese teaching team of Wenzao builds a solid training and certificate system, which is completely online, to kick off a new era of Chinese teaching. Wenzao sets the new model, criteria and standards to create a leading brand of online training and certification for Chinese teaching in Taiwan.

 

An Introduction to Online Chinese Teaching Team of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

Teacher Tsui-Yun Lin of the Department of Applied Chinese led a group of students from the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, who are passionate about online teaching, to voluntarily form the online Chinese teaching team (also known as Cloud Cluster Team) in 2014. The founding members still teach for the team and become the most skilled teachers from the first group of certified teachers. The second group of graduate students gathered in 2018; they have demonstrated the most creative mindset. The team implements online teaching programs in collaboration with schools from different countries: the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam, from 2014 to 2019. The most notable program is StarTalk. The team taught Chinese online for the University of Virginia in the U.S. Training sessions for outsiders, which have been available since 2017. With President Margaret Mei-Hua Chen and Vice President Chung-Hsien Shih, the online Chinese teacher training and certificate program was launched in 2019 to ensure online teaching quality and help professionals of Chinese teaching to verify their competence and earn a qualification for teaching online synchronous sessions. Wenzao will recommend teachers who are certified after training to teach Chinese online for selected partners of Wenzao: hi-mandarin Ltd. and Frontier Technology. The team currently aims to keep developing the brand, and is devoted to building up reputation and gaining renown in the market of Chinese teaching.

 

Outcomes of Online Chinese Teacher Training and Certificate Program:

Level

Number of Training Courses

Number of Trainees

Number of Certified Teachers

Trial Phase

Level A

2

14

18 (including students in the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)

hi-mandarin Ltd. is now recruiting foreign students to register for its courses.

Level B

1

11

8

Chinese for Business

1

8

7

 

  

  

  

  

Photos courtesy from Public Relations Office

Teacher Tsui-Yun Lin demonstrated how to use the online classroom system. 

Seed teacher Ting-Yu Yeh of the team summarized the current development of domestic Chinese teacher certification program.

Teacher Tsui-Yun Lin was interviewed to briefly describe the certification program. 

Reporter Xu of the United Daily News conducted an in-depth interview .

The first group of certified teachers shared their teaching experience with the media.

Teacher Tsui-Yun Lin of the Department of Applied Chinese led a group of students from the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.