Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages has been committed to online synchronous Chinese teaching for many years, which is widely recognized by the industry. Wenzao reaches another significant milestone this year. An online Chinese language teacher training and certificate program is planned to be launched in order to help Chinese teaching professionals to verify their competence and earn qualification for teaching synchronous sessions online. Wenzao will recommend teachers who are certified after training to teach Chinese online for a selected partner of Wenzao, hi-mandarin Ltd.
Wenzao has been developing Chinese language teaching from an instructor-led online university, self-paced MOOCs to online synchronous teaching. Wenzao now follows the latest educational trend, Learning 4.0, driven by technology. It adopts an innovative approach to provide the first-ever online synchronous Chinese language teacher training and certificate program in Taiwan this June based on its sophisticated experience and well-known reputation. A real-time online teaching demonstration is offered for quality assurance. Online Chinese language teacher training is divided into 2 levels, Level A and Level B. Level A is suitable for participants with a Chinese teaching background and Level B is established for students with any major. The program is expected to attract anyone who wants to pursue a career in Chinese teaching and promote Chinese teaching of Taiwan on the global stage through an innovative education method, online synchronous classes.
The online training program and certification exam will take place in June, July and August, respectively. Please visit Wenzao’s Online TCSL Certificate website for more information (http://p015.wzu.edu.tw/). In order to provide a platform for certified professionals to fully demonstrate their competence, Wenzao partners with a domestic startup, hi-mandarin Ltd. Teachers with professional online teaching skills will teach under hi-mandarin, which can help the industry stop worrying about sourcing quality online teachers. The partnership also enables Wenzao to help professionals develop a specific prospect through the training program. It is a best practice of industry-academia collaboration as well as a win-win situation.
President Margaret Mei-Hua Chen of Wenzao indicates that Wenzao is applying for a trademark of online Chinese language teacher certification and will strive for job matchmaking to support teachers who finish the training and obtain a certificate to provide service to institutions and companies with relevant needs. Based on the principles of Teaching Quality Assurance, Job Matchmaking and Providing Global Opportunities, Wenzao plans to expand Chinese teaching globally and become a leading university of Chinese language teacher training and certification.
General Manager Shang-Quan Chen of hi-mandarin emphasizes that learning Chinese (Mandarin) is a growing trend and the partnership between Wenzao and hi-mandarin bridges the gap with the world and foreigners, while meeting industry’s Chinese language needs. Hi-mandarin recruits outstanding teachers based on the long-lasting Chinese language teacher training foundation of Wenzao, and utilizes its online Mandarin certification platform to provide more opportunities for learners of Chinese language, which fulfills the mission of hi-mandarin.