William Durden

Richmond’s Prof George Zhang spoke on frameworks of standards for Chinese language learning and teaching

Dr George Zhang delivered a presentiaon on frameworks of standards for international Chinese language learning and teaching at the 13th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese (http://clta-gny.org/15conf/program.html) held in early May at Pace University and organised by the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Greater New York. Professor Zhang’s presentation compared various frameworks of standards for Chinese language learning and teaching which has witnessed a rapid growth in the last five to ten years in the UK, Europe and the USA. At the conference, Professor Zhang also chaired the panel on Assessment and Standards. On the 7th May Professor Zhang also gave a talk on the same subject at the University of Columbia at the invitation of the university’s Chinese programme team.