Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Location: Hong Kong and Shanghai, China
Dates: July 7-July 27, 2013 (ADMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2013)
This three-week summer study abroad program examines the various intercultural perspectives on teaching and learning in Hong Kong and Shanghai, two of the most dynamic cosmopolitan cities in China. It is a comparative analysis of issues relating to educational reform in China and, in particular, foreign language education, TESOL, English education, bi-lingual education, international education, as well as language policy and identity politics in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Program participants will explore teaching, particularly English and bi-lingual education, across all school levels. The program is designed for graduate students, teachers, and curriculum specialists in TESOL, bilingual education, foreign language education, English education, social studies, humanities, and international education.
Teaching and learning activities include classes and seminars taught by NYU faculty members and lectures by faculty members from local higher education institutions, which may include the Chinese University of Hong Kong, East China Normal University, and Shanghai Normal University. Visits to local colleges, as well as public and private schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai are planned. Participants have the opportunity to mingle and dialogue with local students and teachers.
6 Points. Offered through Teaching and Learning
This program is a series of integrated learning experiences; the themes explored cut across the courses listed below. The program begins with an in-person academic orientation in New York City. Thereafter, students travel to Hong Kong and Shanghai, China, where special guest lectures and seminars led by renowned scholars in Asia supplement our classes and guided field trips.
LANED-GE 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 points)
TESOL-GE 2039 Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)
FLGED-GE 2914 Workshop in Foreign Language Education (3 points)
LANED-GE 2300 Independent Study in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)
INTE-GE 2300 Independent Study in International Education (3 points)
NYU Graduate Students: Students from all NYU schools are encouraged to apply.
NYU Undergraduates: Qualified upper-level undergraduates (seniors with 96+ earned creditsonly) with related course work may be considered and will requireapproval from the faculty director as well as their advisor.
Non-NYU Students: Qualified graduate students from other Universities are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the directions for "Non-NYU Students" on the "How To Apply" page.
*Note to All Applicants: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
To review a draft of the course syllabus, click here.
Frank Tang, Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University; Academic Adviser, and Instructor. Click here for faculty bio.
Guest speakers may include:
Dr. Gwendolyn Gong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Angel Lin, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Eunice Tang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chen Wu, College of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Normal University
Jane Zhang, Kongjiang Secondary School, Department of Education
Double occupancy at an international tourist-grade hotel in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong, and a four-star hotel in a downtown neighborhood in Shanghai (details TBA).
Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.
Educational field trips to various public and private universities and schools, as well as cultural site visits in both Hong Kong and Shanghai are being planned. With careful and thorough pre-trip planning, students should have reasonably adequate time to conduct their field research in both cities. Interested students may also plan to travel elsewhere in China (e.g., Beijing, Xi'an and or other countries in Asia) after the program's conclusion in Shanghai.
2013 Graduate tuition: $1367 per point, plus registration fees
2013 Housing fee: $950
2013 Activity fee: $650
Total 2013 Housing & Activity Fee: $1,600
Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should not purchase their plane before receiving proper instructions (which include suggested or requested flight itineraries) during the program's formal orientation class meeting as indicated in the sample syllabus.
Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must have a validation date of January 2014 or later.
Visa to China: With only a few exceptions, most short-term foreign travelers such as US or Canadian passport holders need a tourism visa to enter China (e.g., Shanghai, Beijing). For visa requirements and application instructions, visit the People's Republic of China visa link: http://www.nyconsulate.prchina.org/eng/lsqz/.
Visa to Hong Kong: No visa is required of holders of the passport from a large number of countries (including the U.S. and Canada) to enter Hong Kong. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions that may be applicable to you, visit the "Hong Kong Visitor Visa".
Helpful links: US State Department (for Hong Kong), US State Department (for China), Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Tourism Board, Lonely Planet Guide (Shanghai)
Temperatures during the summer in Hong Kong and Shanghai range between mid to high 80ºF to an average low to mid-90ºF. The weather is typically hot and humid, and occasional rains make bringing your rain gears important.
For More Information
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Content and Advisement: Frank Tang, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 239 Greene Street, Room 635, New York, NY 10003-6674; (t) 1-212-998-5469; email@example.com