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Chun Zhang

Supervising Pre-service CFL teachers: A case study

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This paper reports on a case study that examines the experience of one researcher supervising three pre-service CFL teachers, Mary Ma, Wendy Wen, and Sophie Shen in a Danish university over a period of 2011-2014 years. Mary, Wendy and Sophie were born in China, and had completed primary, secondary and tertiary education in China. Prior to being recruited by the Danish university, they had obtained a Master degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (TCFL/TESL) from Chinese universities. Upon being recruited, each teacher worked as a pre-service teacher teaching Chinese as a subject for one academic year. The study data is collected by using in-depth interview. Based on the data, the discussions of the data are devoted to three thematic headings: ‘Chinese’ teaching methods, ‘Danish’ learning style, and CFL teacher’s role. The researcher concludes that there is a gap between what they understood about the subject of 'Intercultural Competency' from Chinese universities and what they could actually apply it in the classroom within a Danish context. The study concludes by proposing an urge to strengthen the teaching of intercultural competency from a pedagogical aspect in their MA curriculum.

TidsskriftTeaching Chinese as a Foreign Language ( 对外汉语教学与研究)
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedThe 3rd symposium on the supervision of research students (SSRS) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) - Nanjing University, Nanjing, Kina
Varighed: 11 jul. 201413 jul. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 3d


KonferenceThe 3rd symposium on the supervision of research students (SSRS) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL)
LokationNanjing University

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