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Language Center

09/19/2018

At present, there are English Language and Chinese Language center, which offer courses for undergraduate and    postgraduate students about Integrated English, Chinese and China Survey etc.

English Language Center

As English is the language of instruction on the International Campus, and the major language of academic    communication globally, the English Language Center seeks to perform a crucial role in supporting communication and    learning across the campus. The Center provides teaching and support to enable students to:

·succeed on their course at ZJU

·succeed in their future academic study beyond their ZJU course

·succeed in their future career

The ELC takes an English for academic purposes (EAP) and academic literacies approach, teaching both the linguistic    and accompanying non-linguistic competencies required for advanced academic English communication.    The campus’ students have significant prior English language learning, and so the ELC provides the higher English,    communication, and study skills needed to succeed in their degree and career. In addition to teaching its main    courses, the ELC is also available to provide related support to the staff of other academic and professional    departments when needed.

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The Center’s provision thus includes content on:

·writing a range of academic genres (e.g. lab reports, essays, research articles, theses)

·speaking in seminars and other academic discussions

·listening to lectures effectively

·reading a range of academic genres (e.g. textbooks, research articles, online databases)

·delivering spoken presentations

·conversing with students and staff

·writing emails

·vocabulary for specific academic fields

·transition from high school to international university study

·non-linguistic aspects of academic communication (e.g. data visualization, PowerPoint design)

·intercultural communication

·cross-disciplinary academic skills (e.g. critical thinking, evidence-based research)

·searching for literature using online databases and the library

·avoiding plagiarism

·metacognitive strategies around degree study and around English language learning

·supporting academic staff on course design and teaching to reduce unnecessary language-related difficulty

·supporting effective English-language communication around the campus generally

Accordingly, our work involves a high level of engagement with the other academic and professional departments on    campus.

The ELC strives for evidence-based practice, incorporating research findings from education, applied linguistics,    and other relevant fields to improve its provision. The Center is also enthusiastic about opportunities for    exchange and collaboration with external researchers or practitioners. Those interested in cooperating with the    Center should contact the Director in the first instance.

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       Ricky Jeffrey

Acting Director

Ricky Jeffrey studied his BA in analytic philosophy at the University of Cambridge, focusing on philosophy of    science and philosophy of language, and his doctorate in education at the School of Education, University of    Nottingham. He holds the Certificate and Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge CELTA and    DELTA). Ricky has previously taught at Tsinghua University, the University of Warwick, Northeast Normal University,    and the University of Nottingham’s Ningbo, China campus. ZJU’s is the fifth Sino-foreign joint program he has    worked on. Ricky has worked extensively on EAP assessment, and was a founding member of the assessment team in    Nottingham Ningbo’s large EAP department. He has published original research and reviews in a range of    peer-reviewed journals in education and applied linguistics. His doctoral thesis was on practicality in educational    assessment, and included empirical studies on the design of high-school leaving assessments in China and England,    test-taker attitudes toward the English tests IELTS and TOEFL, and using teacher-to-student feedback comments in    rating scale development. For the work described in the latter article he received the 2015 British Council    Innovation in Assessment Prize. In addition to his work in academic English Ricky has taught courses in    cross-national comparative education and in English language teacher training. He is also a volunteer “ambassador”    with the Center for Open Science. He currently has working proficiency in spoken Chinese.

Chinese Language Center

Introduction

The International Campus of Zhejiang University aims to provide an international teaching and research environment    that is integrated with the world. And in this rapidly changing global society, no matter what your major is,    language is always the tool to explore a culture, to show mutual understanding, and to promote communication. To    foster cross-cultural vision and resolve regional conflicts both require language as a medium of communication.    Learning Chinese can not only meet the basic needs of life in China, but also expand the horizon, improve    leadership, and make you a positive participant in the new era of globalization.

The Chinese Language Center in the International Campus of Zhejiang University provides various levels of Chinese    language courses in small groups, with various cultural experiences and communication activities in an immersive    learning environment. After taking basic Chinese courses, students can live independently in China.    After the advanced Chinese course, students can understand Chinese society directly and deeply in Mandarin and even    engage in economic and cultural relevant business. In the near future, the center will be launching short-term    Chinese language learning programs for individual groups.

   

Courses

To accommodate different language learners, the Chinese course curriculum is designed for 4-year period with the    goal of developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We also put an emphasis on accuracy of speaking    and pronunciation, and thus to to improve fluency and intergraded language ability. We provide four levels of    Chinese language courses along with elective courses such as Chinese writing, conversation, and professional    Chinese courses

For first level and second level Chinese courses, students will have classes every day for six hours a week.    And the course is divided into two sessions: big group lecture class and small group drill class. Small group drill    classes have a maximum of 10 people and big group lecture classes have a maximum of 20 people to guarantee learning    quality. For the third level and fourth level Chinese courses, students can take elective language courses besides    4 hours comprehensive Chinese language course per week. In addition to classroom teaching, the Chinese Language    Center also provides a series of lectures, cultural experiencing activities to meet students’ need and create    opportunities to use the language in real life.

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Jyunhong Lu

Jyunhong Lu studied at Chengchi University for BA in Chinese literature. And he received his MA in International    Studies and Education for Overseas Chinese at the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at    Taiwan Normal University, focusing on Chinese teaching pedagogy and Chinese grammar. He taught Chinese at Taiwan    Normal University and International Chinese Language Program at Taiwan University. Besides teaching at the renowned    Middlebury College Summer School, he also taught as a Chinese lecturer at Williams college、Swarthmore college and    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jyunhong is familiar with all levels of Chinese classes and creating courses of academic Chinese. Now he teaches    Chinese courses at the International Campus of Zhejiang University and serves as the director of Chinese Language    Center. He devotes himself to establishing a new Chinese learning program here at Zhejinag University that meets    both the environment and development of Chinese teaching in Zhejing University, in China,    and in the world.

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Xiao Zhai

Xiao Zhai graduated from the University of Nottingham, majored in International Higher Education, focusing on the    internationalization of Chinese higher education. She holds the certificate of TEM 8 and Intermediate    Interpretation certificate of Shanghai Interpretation Accreditation. She has published the bilingual publication    The Culture of Ningbo Commercial Group. Xiao has previously served as the Project Assistant for the Project    Transform, the University of Nottingham and the Training Lead for the Overseas campus in Ningbo, China.    Xiao is a big fan of Chinese Culture and Chinese language. Therefore, she hopes to make positive contributions to    Chinese Language teaching and the spread of the prestigious Chinese culture in International Campus,    Zhejiang University.

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Caiyuan HUANG

Caiyuan HUANG studied her BA in Chinese language and literature,and M Pd in Chinese international education at    Nangchang University.She has over three years of teaching experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language,her    students come from all over the world.The courses she mainly responsible for were Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken    Chinese, HSK4 tutorial course, and she is good at junior and intermediate comprehensive courses teaching. She    prefers teaching from the angle of error and contrastive analysis.For helping students learn to express themselves    appropriately,various kinds of language activities are added to create real language situations.

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CHEN Dalong

studied his BA in Teaching Chinese as Second Language at Zhejiang University with minoring in economics and his MA    in Literature and Art Theory at East China Normal University, focusing Kant’s Aesthetics.

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Wu Jiayi

Wu Jiayi, majoring in Chinese language and literature at Zhejiang University, studied China's culture,    language and literature. She received a Bachelor degree of Arts in 2014. During the postgraduate period, she    focused on researching on the field of the second language acquisition and pedagogy and obtained Master degree of    Teaching Chinese to the Speakers of other Languages in Zhejiang University in 2017.    In 2015, as a volunteer of Chinese teachers at the Confucius Institute of the University of Western Australia, she    conducted one-year Chinese language and culture teaching Program at the local primary and secondary schools in    Perth.    After returning home, she coached A-level's Chinese course.

Her teaching expertise is to adopt multiple teaching methods to improve students ' Chinese listening and    speaking ability. She has offered courses like Chinese Listening & Speaking (Ⅰ)    and Chinese Listening & Speaking (Ⅱ).

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ZHOU JINRONG

Zhou Jinrong attended the Xiangtan University where she attained a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language,    followed by an M.A. in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from East China Normal University. Her    scholarly interests focus on the teaching foreigners to learn Chinese characters. She has been teaching foreigners    to learn Chinese since 2007. She holds the Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages    (CTCSOL). Before coming to Zhejiang University, she served as mandarin teacher in Council on International    Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Shanghai, Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand,    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear in UK, Donghua University. She teaches Chinese Characters Learning and Chinese writing    since September 2017 in International Campus Zhejiang University.

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