Become an International Chinese Language Teacher





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"TCIC International Chinese Teacher" certificate course, a training to get Chinese teachers quickly hand on curriculum design, classroom presentation, cross-culture communication, and teaching career development.

Dynamic Faculty
Instructors in the TCIC program come from 7 different countries and regions spanning from K12 international schools to world-renowned universities in Canada, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Philippines, Korea, and other countries, offering very mixed expertise and perspectives in the field of international Chinese teaching all over the world.
Balanced in Theory and Practice

TCIC is perfectly balanced in theoretical knowledge and practical skills. You'll be introduced to the currently most widely-used theories and research on international Chinese teaching as well as what results they have produced while practiced in different countries and regions. What teaching strategies are well applied in some countries and what has been proved to be not that practical, or even failed.

Experts Team

TCIC program is a series of training courses designed and developed by world-renowned Chinese language teaching expert and curriculum designer Ms. Ma Yamin with a team of top scholars and teachers from 7 different countries to impart language teaching theory, professional knowledge, and practical experience of international Chinese teaching.
Ma Yamin

TCIC curriculum designer

M.A. in Education from Queen's University, Canada.

Ms.Ma has been teaching Chinese in international schools for more than 30 years and was the head of the Chinese Department of Hong Kong Island School for more than 20 years. Through decades of hard work, she has created a set of scientific and effective theories and methods for teaching Chinese internationally. She is the author and curriculum developer of the series "Easy Step to Chinese" and "Chinese Made Easy".

Tang Lixing
Ph.D. in English Education from New York University and now a professor at New York University. He has been teaching for over 40 years and founded the first B.A. and M.A. programs in Chinese as a Foreign Language Education in the eastern United States.
Jia Baocai
M.A. in Chinese Language and Education from San Francisco State University. Executive Director of the National Association of Chinese Teachers in Elementary and Secondary School. Lecturer for the Foreign Language Teacher Training Program at Stanford University.
Li Xinying
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Tsinghua University. She had been teaching at the University of Edinburgh and Eton College in the UK, and currently teaches at a British International School in Hong Kong, where she is the Head of the Chinese Department.

Ou Meilan

Dr. Au Mei-lan obtained her PhD and M.Ed. in Special Needs Education from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Li Zheng

M.A., National University of the Philippines. She is currently the Director of International Languages at Seoul Foreign Language School in South Korea. She has been teaching for over 20 years and was the Director of Foreign Language Department of Discovery College in Hong Kong.

Yu Lili

M.A. in Chinese Language Education from the Huaqiao University of China and has served for 28 years in the Chinese Department of the Xavier School in the Philippines, where she pioneered the Chinese immersion program for local students.

Li Min

M.A. in Education from Columbia University; B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Fudan University. She has over ten years of IB teaching experience and is currently the Vice Principal of Concordian International School in Bangkok.

Wang Xiaobing

Graduate from Shanghai Foreign Language University and has 21 years of language teaching experience in public schools, international schools and bilingual schools.
For Who

Chinese language teachers in the K-12 domestic and overseas international schools and other educational institutions with a focus on teaching Chinese as a second language to international students.

People who seek a career as Chinese language teachers in K-12 school.

Course Syllabus
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Part I. Current Situation of International Chinese Language Teaching
Lecture 1: Current Situation, Challenges and Prospects of International Chinese Language Teaching

Lecture 2: An Overview of International Chinese Language Teaching - Primary and Secondary School Chinese Language Courses and Public Examinations
Part II Theory and Practice of Second Language Teaching
Lecture 3: Theoretical Studies of Second Language Acquisition (Taught in English)

Lecture 4: Student and Social Factors in Second Language Teaching and Learning (Taught in English)

Lecture 5: Formal and Informal Second Language Acquisition (conducted in English)

Session 6: Exploring Teaching Concepts Applicable to International Chinese Language Teaching

Lecture 7: Understanding and Applying the Task-Based Approach

Lecture 8: Application of Communicative Approach in AP Chinese Teaching
Part III Brain Research and Psychology in Language Teaching
Lecture 9: Rethinking Chinese Language Teaching from Brain Research - Brain Information Processing Patterns

Lecture 10: Rethinking Chinese Language Teaching and Learning from Brain Research - Drills and Exercises are an Essential Part of the Learning Process

Lecture 11: Rethinking Chinese Language Teaching from Brain Research - The Importance of Memory and Transfer in the Learning Process

Lecture 12: Understanding Student Behavior and Learning Methods from Psychology
Part IV Characteristics of Chinese
Lecture 13: Teaching Hanyu Pinyin and Chinese Characters

Lecture 14: How to deal with the relationship between "words" and "characters

Lecture 15: How to teach grammar in a simple, easy to understand and effective way
Part V. International Chinese Teaching Theory, Textbook Development and Pedagogy
Lecture 16: Creating a Way to Teach Chinese Internationally

Lecture 17: Ten Balances Needed in Writing International Chinese Language Teaching Materials

Lecture 18: Spiral Chinese Language Curriculum

Lecture 19: Developing and Improving the Four Language Skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
Part VI Chinese Language Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Lecture 20: Current Status and Strategies for Teaching Native/Near-Native Language in Bilingual Curriculum

Lecture 21: Teaching Chinese as a Second and Foreign Language in International Schools

Lecture 22: Teaching Chinese in the Philippines and Preparing for the HSK Test

Lecture 23:Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in the IB MYP Language Acquisition Program

Lecture 24:IB Language B Standards and Advanced Level Courses in International Schools

Lecture 25: IB Language A Curriculum and Teaching Strategies in International Schools

Lecture 26:The U.S. Foreign Language Teaching Standards as a Guide to Teaching and Language Assessment

Lecture 27: The Implementation and Role of Assessment in the International Chinese Language Classroom
Part VII Classroom Management, Teacher Development and Team Building
Lecture 28: Effective Classroom Management Strategies from a Psychological Perspective

Lecture 29: Challenges and Strategies of Chinese Classroom Management in International Schools

Lecture 30: Teacher Development and Team Building
Lecture 31: Q&A with Mr. Ma Yamin

Lecture 32: Q&A with Mr. Ma Yamin
Live Course Schedule

Live Course Duration:6 weeks, 30 lessons, one hour of each, plus two question-and-answer sessions.

Course Schedule
5 lessons live every Saturday
9:00 am - 16:30 pm Beijing time

Class Hours on Saturday (Beijing Time):  

09:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

10:10 a.m.—11:10 a.m.

12:20 p.m.—13:20 p.m.

14:30 p.m.—15:30 p.m.

15:40 p.m.—16:40 p.m.

Video Course Schedule

There’s no set schedule or timetable for any video course participants, however, they shall finish their training within 180 days since their class registering date. If a video course participant is not be able to finish the training in time, he/she can apply in writing for his/her training to be extended for another 60 days.  

Live Course Participants

100% OnlineLive Streaming on Zoom
(playback video or "Recording" available with unlimited access for the registered students at any time, anywhere during the program session, and still be open for extra 30 days after the whole live session closed. )


Certificate of TCIC, certified by the International Education Center of the Beijing Language and Culture University Press and the Language Training Center of Beijing Language and Culture University, will be granted to the registered live course and video course participants who have finished all training sessions and passed a series of professional assessment tests.

Training Fee
CNY¥5980/person or USD$950/person

Payment Method:



(2)Bank Transfer

The following account for overseas bank transfer only in US dollars

BankHua Xia Bank

Bank AddressHua Xia Bank Banking Dept Room 311, Beijing Intl
Finance Centre No.11 Financial St., Xicheng Dist., Beijing 100034, China.

Swift Code:  HXBKCNBJ030

NameBeijing Language and Culture University Press


Address15 Xueyuan Road, Haidian, Beijing100083, China


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About Us

BLCUP International Education Center is a curriculum evaluating and teacher certifying service established by Beijing Language and Culture University Press (BLCUP) to implement and deliver high quality exams and certification programs of teaching/learning Chinese as a foreign language in K-12 schooling system globally.

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