Professor Jiang teaches Chinese language at the School of International Education, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). She has taught Chinese language at primarily the introductory and intermediate level, and also supervised the teaching quality of all Chinese language courses at TBC since the 2009. Prior to her work with TBC, Professor Jiang taught Chinese language for the Intensive Chinese language program managed by the School of International Education of UIBE, and the EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Program (METP), a five-year intergovernmental cooperation project between the EU and China in the field of international trade, and other related subjects. Professor Jiang obtained her Master degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at Beijing Language and Culture University, and her Bachelor’s degree in English at Anhui University. Professor Jiang won the title of “Excellent Teacher of the School of International Education” issued by UIBE many times.
In this course students will learn the Chinese phonetic system (pinyin) and Lessons 1 through 5 of the textbook. We will learn Chinese pronunciation and tones, as well as the meaning radicals, strokes, and stroke orders. The textbook study will be supplemented with real life examples and class discussion to help students maximise their language immersion opportunities in Beijing.
Students will build key vocabulary and learn to express basic ideas in Chinese, both in conversation and in writing. Students will leave this course with a strong grasp of the fundamentals of Chinese grammar and good basic speaking and listening skills.
Success in your classes will depend on your commitment to regular review and practice. TBC has a language tutor program (available free of charge) and you are strongly encouraged to make regular appointments with your assigned language tutor, to review vocabulary and practice writing and reading. You should expect to spend no less than an additional 6 hours per week on revision and practice.
Listen to Prof. Hong Chen, Chinese language professor and director at Loyola University Chicago, in the video below talk about students interested in the Chinese language, as well as a story of a student who studied abroad at The Beijing Center with no prior Chinese language experience and how he has since developed from his semester abroad.