Public Lecture: HSK Testing - Nov 4, 2013
This event is brought to you by the UQ Confucius Institute as part of a free public lecture series and warmly invites guest speaker Prof. Bo Zhang from The Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language at Beijing Language and Culture University to deliver the lecture.
FREE ADMISSION - The UQ Confucius Institute welcomes members of the general public related to the field of Mandarin teaching and study to attend this lecture. Please be advised that the lecture will be conducted in Mandarin.
- A brief introduction of the characteristics of the HSK test including its application, development process and its new structure.
- Analysis of the New HSK Synopsis including (a) Characteristics and objectives and (b) Specialities and limitations
- Matching the HSK Question Set with the HSK Synopsis. Key theory suggests the vocabulary objectives of the new HSK are low, particularly in relation to the European CEF framework. Questions also are raised of the capacity of the HSK Synopsis vocabulary to cover the requirements of the HSK Question Set.
- Analysis of the HSK Synopsis vocabulary and the HSK Question Set providing key suggestions in relation to TCSL vocabulary teaching including 1) The viability of reading outside of class, vocabulary testing and competitions to expanding vocabulary capabilities and 2) Strengthening the teaching of vocabulary including strategies for advising students, using the meaning of the character and memorising words.
Prof. Bo Zhang
Prof. Bo Zhang received her doctor degree in linguistics and is currently a professor in The Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language at Beijing Language and Culture University. Dr. Zhang is also the chief editor for Chinese Teaching in the World. Well versed in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics at BLCU, Prof. Zhang specialises in etymology, lexicology, lexicography and Chinese vocabulary teaching. Dr. Zhang has published over 60 articles and edited several textbooks and symposiums.
This event is brought to you by the UQ Confucius Institute as part of their free public lecture series.