International Summer School: “Spreading the Word: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language to the EACS members”

Olomouc, Czech Republic
22–24th May 2017
Deadline: 28th Apr 2017

With several decades of China’s economic growth and general increase in its political and cultural influence throughout the world, popularity of Chinese has been on the rise as well. The summer school titled Spreading the Word will be dealing with various aspects of teaching Chinese as a second language to non-native speakers. Lecturers invited to present at the school have abundant experience in teaching Chinese as well as in research of teaching Chinese.

This summer school is organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, and will take place May 22 – May 24, 2017.

Date: May 22 – May 24, 2017

Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Organizers: Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Tuition fee: free of charge

Registration deadline: April 28, 2017

Language: English

Lecturers:

Chin-Chin Tseng (Department of Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University)

Received her  Ph.D. in Linguistics at University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A; currently is the chair and full professor at the Department of Chinese as a Second Language of NTNU.

Huichen S. HSIAO (Department of Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University)

Received her Ph.D. in Linguistics at University at Buffalo, SUNY, U.S.A.; currently is an associate professor at the Department of Chinese as a Second Language of NTNU.

Michaela Zahradníková (Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc)

Received her M.A. degree at the Department of Asian Studies of Palacký University, currently is a PhD candidate at the Department of Chinese as a Second Language of National Taiwan Normal University, and teaches at the Department of Asian Studies of Palacky University.

Hana Třísková (Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

Received her Ph.D. for thesis titled Segmental structure of the Mandarin syllable; currently continues research in phonetics and phonology of Modern Chinese as well as methodology of teaching Chinese pronunciation.

Yixuan Jandová Chen (Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc)

Received her M.A. degree at the Department of Chinese as a Second Language of National Taiwan Normal University, currently is a lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies of Palacký University.

Credits:

This summer school is accredited by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts Palacký University Olomouc and students can receive three credits for successful participation. However, these credits are not ECTS Credits. Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Tuition fee:

Tuition for the whole duration of summer school is free of charge. Participants will however need to cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visa, trips etc.
Travel expenses and accommodation:

We are not able to cover your accommodation and travel expenses. However, we can assist you by providing a list of recommended accommodation in various price categories.

Recommended budget accommodation in Olomouc:

Ubytovna Marie (approx. 11 EUR) – ubytovnamarie.cz
Cosy Corner Hostel (approx. 12-27 EUR) – cosycornerhostel.com
Long Story Short Hostel (from 15 EUR) – http://www.longstoryshort.cz
Palacký University Dormitory  (approx.10 EUR) – Link

More information about accommodation and travelling to Olomouc can be found here.
About Palacký University and Olomouc

Palacký University Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned centre for teaching and research.

Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities in the Czech Republic. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the earliest Slavonic state. The Holy Trinity Column on the town square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and the second largest urban historic preservation area after Prague. Its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic.

Registration

Please visit the event-website at: External Link