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Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and Communicating Chinese Culture and the Arts

Teacher Training
Sunday 17 - Monday 18 June, 2018
University of Leeds
Chinese and English

Language and culture are closely intertwined, and teaching Chinese as a second language (TCSL) and the transmission of Chinese culture are complementary.

This symposium aims to discuss topics such as Chinese culture and the arts, the comparative study of Chinese and Western culture, transmission of culture through language so as to expand the depth and breadth of Chinese language teaching and to promote communication and interaction between cultures.

TCSL and Communicating Chinese Culture and the Arts

Major topics to be discussed:

1) Studies on theory and practice in TCSL and the transmission of Chinese culture and the arts

2) Studies on Chinese culture and the arts

3) Comparative studies of Chinese and western culture

4) Cultural studies in the international teaching of Chinese

5) The use of media in transmitting language and culture (Functions and methods)

6) Theories and methods of the cultural market and the transmission and communication of culture


School of Languages, Cultures and Societies of University of Leeds

National Institute of Chinese Language Matters and Social Development at Wuhan University

The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds

Association for Supervision on Research Students in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Conference fees

Meals and accommodation will be arranged by the organizers. Attendees are required to organize their own travel to and from the venue.

Contact information

Please contact Dr Ying Peng on 0113 3433410 or email