In second language teaching, the training of oral competence is one of the most important skills for students that requires their teacher’s support. That is why it is as well one of the most representative subjects to proof the teacher’s teaching skills. Lots of research space remains within this topic. The lecture will be divided in two parts. The first will treat “fundamental issues and teaching strategies of oral expression training”, discussing briefly the status and teaching objectives of oral competence classes and putting emphasis on the combination of practical problems and how to respond to them with corresponding teaching strategies. The second part will focus on the analysis of characteristics of “Chinese Oral Expression Training in Overseas Environment” and how the environment can be compensated through teaching materials, teaching methods and other aspects.
JIA Fang (Ph.D.) is professor at the Chinese Culture Institute of Beijing Normal University and member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching, as well as the Chinese Folklore Society. Her research interests include teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese culture, and Chinese folklore studies. Her academic achievements include over 20 published journal articles, two translated books, several translated papers and two Chinese textbooks. She also was the lead researcher in a national key research project funded by the National Social Science Foundation and two research projects on provincial level. Since 1994, she has been engaged in teacher trainings and Chinese language and culture teaching, amongst others focusing on Chinese language teaching methodology, teaching observation and evaluation, oral expression training, teaching theories and efficiency, as well as folklore culture teaching in cross-cultural contexts. Furthermore, she has taught a number of different postgraduate and undergraduate courses at BNU, such as Chinese language teaching methods, social linguistics, teaching theories, teaching observation and evaluation as well as special lectures on Chinese customs, culture, and cultural history.