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Templating Chinese Literature: The TLEF Template Project for Chinese Literature Courses at the Chinese Language Program

At the core of a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) project lie the eight Canvas templates that Dr. Xiaowen Xu and her team designed for the literature courses at the Chinese Language Program. Overall, the project aims to enhance students’ learning experience in Chinese literature courses via sustainable Canvas templates that cater for their […]

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Cultivating Dedication in the Chinese Language Program: The 2021 Volunteer and TAWL Training Workshop Recap

The pandemic may have separated students from each other, but it has reinforced their awareness of the importance of mutual support and strengthened their connections. Indeed, the pandemic in no way hinders students’ passion for joining the Chinese Language Program (CLP) as Volunteers and TAWLs, all of whom are dedicated to enhancing the flourishing of […]

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UBC 汉学论坛 2022 征稿启事

UBC UCCS 2022 Call For Paper Major Dates Abstract Submission Deadline 摘要提交截止日期: Saturday, January 15, 2022 → Self-nomination Link 报名链接 Virtual Competition (Semi-finals): February 01-28, 2022, Canvas Announcement of Finalists: March 01, 2022 In-person Competition (Final): April 01, 2022, Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC Undergraduate students at UBC are invited to submit abstracts for the UBC […]

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Constructing a Poetic World Lecture by UBC Students

诗情共赏:面向社会的UBC大学生中国古典诗歌讲座 一首诗有多少哈姆雷特?我们研读中国古典诗歌的方法 How Many Hamlets are there in One Poem?–Our Approach to Classical Chinese Poetry 时间 Time: 10月14号(星期四)上午10点 Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 报告人 Speakers: 刘学顺(Xueshun Liu)、古璇(Xuan Gu)、徐西晋(Elina Xu) Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66792876369?pwd=aEhqVms2dkVJd1lLUGMxZnhPVlhyUT09 Meeting ID: 667 9287 6369 Passcode: 751905    

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Vote for Erin: the Global Top 30 in the Chinese Bridge Mandarin Speech Contest

🎉 Congratulations to Erin Masters on being the Global Top 30 in the 2021 Chinese Bridge Mandarin Speech Contest! 🎉 As the top winner of the 2021 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest, Erin Masters, a proud UBC alumna who majored in Asia Area Studies, has advanced to the Global Top 30 in the next […]

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Bridging Gaps: Promoting Differentiated Instruction for Both Heritage and Non-Heritage Mandarin Learners in CHIN244/338

Heritage Mandarin learners are frequently faced with particular challenges such as identity confusion, language barriers, doubled sense of cultural alienation, and so on. These difficulties often arise from the ambiguous cultural spaces they are situated in and their shared diasporic experiences. This has precisely been how Selina Guo, a third-year Political Science student, felt when […]

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Caring On: Meet our new and seasoned instructors and learn how they approach student-centered learning

Behind UBC’s Chinese Language Program is a diverse team of passionate instructors who seek to not only broaden the students’ academic horizons, but also enrich their personal lives. This year, we are honoured to introduce to you our seasoned instructor Lu Mingzhu, and our three new visiting lecturers, Peng Yu-chun, Chen Yi, and Lin Shiang-han. Instructor […]

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Individualized Learning within a Supportive Community: Introducing Beginners Heritage Chinese Courses at UBC’s Chinese Language Program

The Chinese Language Program welcomes students to register for Chinese Heritage courses! You can find some inspiring testimonials from your peers in the video below. The diverse student body at the University of British Columbia has a considerably large community of Chinese heritage students. But what really makes a Chinese heritage student? While they might find a […]

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Cross-National Conversations: Enhancing Chinese Heritage Language Learning through International Collaboration

There could be a hundred different classes for a hundred heritage students, because each and every one of these students have specific learning needs and goals. Heritage students are those raised in a Mandarin-speaking environment and are bilingual to some extent. They present unique learning trajectories that do not fit into the traditional streams of […]

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Heritage Incubator: Fostering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through CHIN243

A heritage Chinese class can mean much more than teaching students linguistic skills, such as how to correctly pronounce words, or how to fluently formulate sentences. By encouraging the students to reflect on their own cultural heritage, CHIN 243: Basic Chinese II: Part 2 (Heritage) motivated them to further explore such significant concepts as equity, […]

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