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Apr 21
2018

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

TCSL Programs in Canadian Universities

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Name of the Institute

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

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Chinese Program

 Mandarin Program (name taken from the BC curriculum for the sake of consistency and to avoid confusion with Cantonese)

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Programs on Campus

Fall Program        YES
Spring Program      YES
Summer Program     NO

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Program in China

Part of the Association’s Study in Shanghai Program for over 11 years

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Director/ Coordinator

Dr. Yanfeng Qu

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Yearly Enrolment

About 230 annually

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Chinese Instructors

Faculty Members: 
Full-time Instructors: Yanfeng Qu, PhD
Part-time Instructors: Linda Qiao, MA

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Teaching Assistants

Full-time:
Part-time: ONE contract

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Curricular

Fall Program, 1st Term: Mand 1100 (2 sections), 2200, 3310, 4321, ACUP 1110 (Mand for TCM)
Spring Program, 2nd Term: Mand 1100, 1101, 2201, 3311, 4323
Summer Program on Campus: NONE
Summer Program in China: in May in conjunction with the Association

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Textbooks

Mand 1100-1101: Integrated Chinese  Level 1 Part 1
Mand 2200-2201: Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2
Mand 3310-3311: Beyond the Basics
Mand 4321-4323: Close the Deal
ACUP 1110: “Experiencing Chinese: Studying in China” and tailor made TCM-specific Mandarin course resources

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Degree Offered

Part of the Minor in Language and Cultures offered by the Department of Language and Cultures, KPU

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Events/Activities

---KPU has been an active participant in the annual BC University Students Mandarin Speech Contest in March and Mandarin Singing Contest in October/November ever since the inception of these signature events in BC
---Participated in the International Mother Language Day event organized by the LANC Department for the last two years, promoting the Chinese language and culture in the community,

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Contact Information

Dr, Yanfeng Qu (yanfeng.qu@kpu.ca)

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Course Description

Please refer to MAND course offerings available at www.kpu.ca

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Research projects

Currently working with a non-heritage student on how to teach Chinese effectively to non-heritage students

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Changes and challenges for the Chinese programs

---more native Chinese speakers and/or international students enrolling in upper level courses
---retention of beginners, heritage and non-heritage alike, for higher level courses
---teaching classes of mixed linguistic and cultural backgrounds
---scarcity of resources on TCM specific Mandarin