Chinese Program in International Schools (English)
Chinese is the single most demanded curriculum content in international education in our region of the world. It is regarded as a global language of the future, but the position and achievable outcomes of a Chinese program are often difficult to define due to the complexity of second language learning and the complexity of school setting. The Chinese program at ISB has a long-standing history of excellence and it is often referenced by other schools. The presenter wishes to explore, together with the school community, some new directions for even greater success. Relevant research data generated in comparable schools will be shared and realistic outcomes explored. Curriculum design, pedagogy and resources will be discussed in the context of ISB.
Xiaoping Wang has more than 30 years of experience in language education, Chinese, English and bilingual programs. A native of Beijing, he obtained Master’s and PhD degrees in Melbourne, Australia and worked as senior school leader, program director, accreditation officer, consultant, department head and above all language teacher, in international education. His expertise covers a wide spectrum from foreign language to native learners at PreK-12 and tertiary levels. He specializes in curriculum design, assessment, pedagogy, program redevelopment and teacher development and management. In the last two decades Xiaoping held the posts of Adviser for Chinese at English Schools Foundation and Director of Chinese at Chinese International School, both in Hong Kong.