A comprehensive set of methods for preparing Chinese language and culture instructors
The purpose of the present study was to determine a comprehensive set of training methods for future Chinese Language and Culture Educators, which aims to help future Chinese Language and Culture instructors to have a better preparation for teaching adult students. This study explored the views of experienced ‘Chinese Language and Culture Educators’ who currently work in China as instructors in the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) program, as well as the views of current graduate students who are preparing to work in the same field. There were 5 participants interviewed using questions concerning their personal experiences and opinions about various skills and related theories they have taught or been taught in the TCSL program. Qualitative data was collected and transcribed into text, and the text will be sorted and analyzed through the technique of content analysis. The results of the study will provide some advice about how to cultivate future Chinese language and culture instructors and propose some innovative ideas about what should be taught in training process for Chinese language and culture educators. And future instructors in this field may have a better preparation of how teaching Chinese language and culture effectively.