Published on 23/03/10 at 09:05:29 GMT by Redaksjonen
Norway (Trondheim): Chinese as a foreign language at school.
Sverresborg school in Trondheim offers Chinese (Mandarin) as part of the program in foreign languages. The Foreign Language Center is in collaboration with NTNU involved in the project, which was provided now support to also try Chinese (Mandarin) at secondary school level and in secondary schools in Trondheim.
The Chinese language course is new in the Norwegian school, and the purpose of the project is to develop resources and materials and to gather experience with the recruitment of students. It is planned to initiate virtual network for the Chinese, which aims to provide teachers in schools and staff within the university and college sector, a forum for exchange of experience.
It is also planned to expand the project from 2010-11 with a similar trial for Arabic.
The project is led by Principal Bernt Johan Aune at Sverresborg school in Trondheim. Bjorn Garberg from NTNU' is the supervisor for the project, while Hæge Hestnes from NTNU evaluates the project.
The Foreign Language Center published at the beginning of the year 2009/2010 a booklet titled Chinese in the world in the publication series focus on language. The booklet is available from below, or can be ordered free of charge by contacting the Foreign Language Center.
More information: More info can be obtained directly from Bernt Johan Aune (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 72546942) or by contacting the center's research coordinator Gerard Doetjes (email@example.com, tel. 69 21 58 36).
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