Standards for TCSOL

In 2007, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Chinese Office) published Standards for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages* (Standards).

Specifically designed to establish criteria for teacher qualification, the training for the TCSOL Standards qualification is not yet widely available in China. In this way, the content of this podcast will be based on Chinese Office’s ten Standards. It is hoped that, highlighting the connection between modern language teaching and learning, and the aforementioned Standards, will inspire the audience to improve their teaching (and learning) practice.

TSCOL Standards includes five modules, ten Standards, and multiple sub-standards:

Module I: Language Abilities and Skills

Standard 1: Chinese Language Abilities and Skills

Standard 2: Foreign Language Abilities and Skills

Module II: Culture and Communication

Standard 3: Chinese Culture

Standard 4: Chinese-Foreign Cultural Comparison and Intercultural Communication

Module III: Second Language Acquisition and Learning Strategies

Standard 5: Second Language Acquisition and Learning Strategies

Module IV: Teaching Methodology

Standard 6: Chinese Language Teaching Methodology

Standard 7: Testing and Assessment

Standard 8: Curricula, Syllabi, and Teaching Materials

Standard 9: Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching

Module V: Professionalism

Standard 10: Professionalism

*The Office of Chinese Language Council International (2007), Standards for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing, China

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