Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) – an international university promoting Chinese language and culture and Academic Partnerships – a leading organisation supporting worldwide online learning have today announced the launch of the world’s first International Online Chinese Teacher Training Program (ICTP).
The fully online program available at BLCU is aimed at training students to teach Chinese as a foreign language in their respective countries, and can be completed in as few as ten months.
The course content has been written and developed entirely by the university faculty and features many of the world’s leading Chinese language-teaching experts in the learning material.
In order to give students the most comprehensive learning experience, equal focus will be paid to Chinese language history and cultural context in addition to teaching theory, methodology and classroom management.
As the first of its kind, the complex construction of this high-quality online teaching format has received worldwide attention and will be presented at The Sloan Consortium's Seventh Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium taking place this week in Dallas, TX.
BLCU's Online Education College Dean, Li Wei said in a statement: "The online ICTP, which will now allow BLCU to serve students near and far, is a reflection of the University's commitment to being a truly international institution and promoting collaborations across cultures and borders”.