Teaching Chinese Language in the U.S.: Challenges and Prospects

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Professor Chi-P’ing Chou of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Assistant Professor Chan Lu, in collaboration with the Confucius Institute, organized a lecturer by Professor Chi-P’ing Chou (East Asian Studies, Princeton University) at the University of Washington on December 3rd.

During this lecture, Professor Chou provided a detailed overview of the development of teaching Chinese as a foreign language in the United States since World War II, and analyzed the difficulties and solutions the field of Chinese teaching has been challenged by. 

Over 30 K-12 Chinese teachers from the Seattle area participated in this event, and the participants engaged in a heated discussion with professor Chou during the Question-and-Answer section following his lecture. Senior Lecturer Liping Yu was the MC for this event.