Chang Yu-Hsin receives collar insignia for Taiwan's Chinese language teaching material being selected by the United NationsSource: Radio Taiwan International 2018/3/22 The Chinese language teaching material written by Professor Chang Yu-Hsin at the University of Taipei was selected by the United Nations. It is currently the only teaching material from Taiwan to be selected by the U.N. The United Nations awarded Chang Yu-Hsin with a collar insignia and certificate of appreciation today (22nd) to thank him for providing the Chinese language teaching material free of charge, and also for helping prepare questions for the official language examination. Quite a few officials of the U.N. need to learn the Chinese language, and teaching materials for the courses are from Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and China. Course contents designed by Professor Chang Yu-Hsin of the MA Program in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language of the University of Taipei are currently the only teaching material in Taiwan to be selected by the U.N. The teaching material is suitable for learners that are complete beginners, and allows foreigners to learn 66 grammatical principles, 372 terms and 624 characters. Learners can learn how to introduce themselves in Chinese, ask for directions, order a meal, accommodations, ask for help, or seek medical attention. Chang Yu-Hsin pointed out that some foreigners feel that they need to learn a lot of Chinese before they can speak it, but language learning is actually divided into three stages, and the first stage "basic survival language" does not require learning many characters. Chang Yu-Hsin: "The teaching material I made is mainly for survival language, meaning that you can learn it very fast and use it anywhere Chinese is spoken, such as China, Taiwan and Hong Kong." It took Chang Yu-Hsin 6 years complete this practical Chinese language teaching material for beginners. He said that the international recognition made him feel all of the hard work was worth it. Chang Yu-Hsin: "I needed to experiment with every lesson I prepared for all of my teaching materials, and I had to make adjustments after each experiment. It took constant revision to find the model that is the most suitable for foreigners." Chang Yu-Hsin also helped Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Thailand's Tourism Authority, and the Philippines' Manila Department of Education formulate their language teaching policy. The Ministry of Education also used Chang Yu-Hsin's expertise to develop the Chinese language teaching material "101 Sentences in Chinese" for foreigners who are just starting to learn Chinese, helping them learn the Chinese they need to live in Taiwan. The Chinese language teaching material written by Professor Chang Yu-Hsin at the University of Taipei was selected by the United Nations. It is currently the only teaching material from Taiwan to be selected by the U.N. The U.N. awarded Chang Yu-Hsin with a collar insignia and certificate of appreciation today (the 22nd). (Photograph by Chen Kuo-Wei)
Taiwan and the United States Officially Offer First Chinese Language Course for Police OfficersNTDTV March 26th, 2018 Now let's take a look at the growing Chinese community in Houston, and police officers of the local police department will start receiving Chinese language training. Their Chinese Language Course for Police Officers is offered in cooperation with the Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. This is the first institutional cooperation between Taiwan and the United States in offering this type of education. The Chinese Language Course for Police Officers was proposed by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. Teachers at the University of St. Thomas will offer Chinese language training for police officers of Houston Police Department to improve their communication ability in the Chinese language. The University of St. Thomas holds a welcoming party at the beginning of the course on March 22nd. Mr. Peter C.Y. Chen, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston: "We hope that the Chinese language course will help police officers in Houston use Chinese for better communication with communities while they are on duty, and that it will reduce the number of misunderstandings." The Chinese Language Course for Police Officers is a one-year cooperation project. The course emphasizes basic communication in Chinese, and contents were selected based on the needs of the Houston Police Department. Chief Art Acevedo indicated that the police hope to raise services to new heights in response to the rapidly growing Asian and Chinese community. Chief Art Acevedo: "The Asian and Chinese communities among the fastest growing communities. We are promoting 'relationship-based law enforcement,' meaning that we need to build relationships, and the best way to do so is to directly and immediately communicate with communities. This is the first time a course like this is being offered in the United States, and we are very proud of ourselves." Chief Art Acevedo: "(Speaks in Chinese) Hello! Take care!" The Chinese Language Course for Police Officers is a 10-week elective course with 90 minute classes once a week. Maria, who has a Ph.D in linguistics, is one of the course's teachers from the University of St. Thomas: "I've included 6 to 7 different topics here. Traffic, weapons, immigration, need for assistance and medical care are all basics and will allow them to communicate with locals whose native language is Chinese." The first training course will begin next week. NTDTV Reporters I Yong-Chi and Hung Yu reporting from Houston
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