Over the past few decades, China has become one of the world’s most important sites for the teaching and learning of English as an additional language. With an estimated 300 million+ learners of English, and nearly 700,000 students studying abroad (often in English) each year, it’s important for anyone involved in English language teaching or higher education in general to learn more about the unique educational context of China.
Joel Heng Hartse, a lecturer with the Faculty of Education, came together with Jiang Dong, a Chinese English instructor in Zhejiang province, to write Teaching English at Colleges and Universities in China. The two met while working at the same institution in China, and in this book provide complementary viewpoints on teaching English at the university level there, sharing insights about the sometimes very different experiences of local and foreign teachers of English working at this level.
Touching on the history of English education, student life, testing and assessment, educational policy, and other unique features of English in the Chinese context, this book will be of interest to practicing or aspiring English language teachers who are considering teaching at the university level in China, or for anyone interested in learning more about this context.