NTHU has not too long ago obtained a grant from the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Chinese Proficiency Program, and is making ready to ship specifically educated academics to educate Chinese at high universities within the United States, together with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The Program can even carry college students at US universities to Taiwan to examine Chinese, interact in cultural actions, and help in bilingual schooling at major and secondary colleges.
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Members of the Chinese Proficiency Program at NTHU.(Photo: National Tsing Hua University)
In addition to deepening exchanges between Taiwan and the United States, the Program can even assist increase consciousness of Taiwan at American universities.
NTHU has already signed memorandums of cooperation with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Duke University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has been sending Chinese academics to the United States for the reason that finish of 2021. Duke University and the University of Hawaii have already despatched six college students to examine Chinese at NTHU with help from the Chinese Proficiency Scholarship.
President for world affairs Yen Ta-jen (嚴大任) mentioned that as well as to having intensive instructing expertise, the Chinese academics chosen to go to the United States are additionally adept in such conventional Chinese pastimes as paper-cutting, mahjong, and chess, and some are additionally expert in taking part in the erhu, panorama portray, and Peking Opera make-up, all of that are extremely efficient types of cultural diplomacy.
Chen Jingjia (陳敬佳), who has been instructing Chinese abroad for a few years, is making ready to start instructing at Duke University. Chiu Yuting (邱于庭) is presently a pupil within the Chinese language schooling group of the Interdisciplinary and International Master’s Program.
The Duke University college students learning Chinese come from a wide range of departments, with clear studying targets and a optimistic angle. Chiu goes to add a module on Taiwanese tradition within the upcoming semester.
Li Yu-an (李玉安), additionally a pupil within the Chinese language schooling group of the Interdisciplinary and International Master’s Program, goes to educate Chinese on the University of Hawaii, the place lots of the college students are the youngsters of Chinese immigrants, so regardless that they’ll hardly communicate Chinese, they’ve a robust curiosity in Chinese tradition.
Two of the American trade college students from Duke University are Cole Walker and Andrew Yue Qin, each of whom are already ready to converse in Chinese. In addition to their Chinese lessons at NTHU, additionally they have lessons on Taiwanese historical past and tradition, and have made subject journeys to Taipei, Tainan, and Hualien.
NTHU has additionally signed agreements with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to arrange Chinese language facilities, organize for trade college students, and to collectively develop course supplies. Yen Ta-jen hopes that comparable packages can be carried out with European universities within the close to future.