Alongside our English Language Teaching publishing for China, we are also making waves in Chinese Language Teaching.
Discover China is a course designed for young adult and adult students who are studying Chinese at beginner or low-intermediate level. Developed in partnership with The Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, China's largest foreign language materials publisher, the series employs a communicative approach to language learning that western learners will be familiar with. With an emphasis on pair work and group work to practise speaking and listening skills, language in context and insights into Chinese culture, students at a range of universities in the UK and the US have been using the series as an introduction to Chinese as a Foreign Language. An accompanying range of books includes the highly popular graded Chinese reader series Tiantian Zhongwen (Chinese Every Day), and a Chinese character dictionary.
To support Chinese language teachers, Macmillan Education and FLTRP work together with institutions to provide a programme of teacher training events for teachers working in secondary, university and adult learning environments. These sessions are hosted by experienced teachers and teacher trainers and offer participants an opportunity to learn new techniques, practise their skills and make connections within the teaching community.