An Analysis of the Higher Eductional Systems of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Poland and China


Nowadays, we witness changing trends in terms of the interest in language learning. In Poland, more and more higher education establishments, not only public, but also private, introduce various types of majors concerning oriental languages, such as Chinese translation programmes.
The aim of this paper is to compare the Chinese learning process in China and in Poland. In the first part, a comparative outline of both types of learning processes will be introduced, on the base of author’s few years of experience gained while teaching and studying in both of those countries. Furthermore, the author will investigate the results of teaching Chinese in Poland, a place of very few Chinese native speakers, as compared to teaching Chinese in the mainland of China. In the end, the proposals on what to do to improve the Chinese learning system in non-Chinese speaking countries will be introduced.  


Chinese; language acquisition; teaching system; teaching methods

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Published : 2017-06-30

BańkaK. (2017). An Analysis of the Higher Eductional Systems of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Poland and China. Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition, 3(1). Retrieved from

Katarzyna Elżbieta Bańka
Uniwersytet Śląski, Instytut Języka Angielskiego  Poland

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