A Brief Introduction to MTCSOL Education Center of GDUFS
For the adaptation to the excellent situation of Chinese international promotion and faculty demand, as well as speeding up the pace of Chinese towards the world, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies became the institution for training Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language (MTCSOL) postgraduates in 2009, with its own school-running characteristics and the existing conditions, has set up MTCSOL Education Center, affiliated to Faculty of Chinese Language and Culture (FCLC).
MTCSOL is the Professional Master’s Degree linked to the International Profession Chinese Teacher. The main task of MTCSOL Education Center in our school is to bring up the professionals of high level, applied and multiple models that possess the abilities to teach Chinese as a second language masterly and good skill to intercultural communication, the adaptation to the Chinese international promotion work, and the competence at many kinds of teaching tasks. Therefore, graduates are expected to be equipped with solid Chinese language knowledge, the practiced skills to teaching Chinese as a second language or foreign language teaching, as well as higher foreign language proficiency and better capabilities to intercultural communication.
Our center presently counts a staff of 18 master tutors and over 30 specialized compulsory and important elective course teachers, including senior professional titles or doctorates as many as 31 people. All the teachers with Chinese teaching concerned mostly have the experience of engagement in teaching Chinese as a second language in the domestic and foreign countries, undergraduate courses in teaching Chinese as a second language, foreign undergraduate courses or master specialized courses.
Our center enrolled the first students since September 2009, currently there have been four sessions of altogether 95 foreign postgraduates from Japan, Russia, Korea, the United States of America, Vietnam, Thailand, Iraq, Indonesia, and The Republic of Cote d'ivoire , Brazil, Perú , Australia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Turkey, Germany ,Sudan, Kazahkstan, Niger and so on; MTCSOL Education Cente has recruited Chinese full-time postgraduates since 2010.Now there are 169 students in school, including 28 foreign students and 141Chinese students.
Our center offers the core curriculums “Teaching Chinese as a Second Language”, “Second Language Acquisition”, “Chinese linguistics”, “Intercultural Communication”, and “Chinese Culture and Dissemination”; the extending lessons includes “Chinese Materials and Teaching Resources”, “Chinese International Promotion”, “Foreign Educational Psychology” and so on. Meanwhile, our center has started “Art Exhibition of Chinese Traditional Cultural Skills”, such as calligraphy, Erhu, Wushu, and others options available to Chinese and foreign students, also regularly organizes students to participate in extracurricular interest classes of paper cutting, Chinese knots, and Cantonese. In addition, our center through diversified cultural investigation, cultural experience and varied communication activities, makes Chinese and foreign students better learning Chinese knowledge, Chinese culture, more in-depth understanding of great significance of Chinese international promotion work.
In addition, our center has also positively developed internship bases at home and abroad. So far, we have established a long-term and stable internship cooperative relationship with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies affiliated school, Guangzhou Emma's Chinese Training Institution, Guangzhou Nanhu International School, Shenzhen Meizhong School, Guangdong Country Garden School, Hang Kesturi(Indonesia), Elyon International Christian School(Indonesia),,Widya Kartika University Surabaya(Indonesia), Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie(Poland) and so on. And our school has officially launched the three Confucius Institute, Japanese Sapporo University Confucius Institute, Russian Ural University Confucius Institute, Peru Virgin Mary Catholic University and other institutions or agencies. There are 74% domestic students sent to Poland, Italy, the United States, Costa Rica,Columbia,Ecuador,Mexico, Peru, Chile, Jamaica, Indonesia and other countries to teaching Chinese by Hanban, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial Government and intercollegiate cooperation project.