Study on the mode of teaching Chinese as a foreign language under the background of internet plus

Y. Liang, Y. Zhang, Jiwan Han

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Internet plus is the further development of the internet concept and its practice. It is expected to prompt the economy, education and other aspects in the society. The fundamental idea of the internet plus is to fuse the internet and various traditional fields of society by taking advantage of modern information technology and internet platforms. It is expected to generate a new environment and new opportunities for further and constant development. Internet plus utilizes the internet to improve the efficiency of society and optimize social resource allocation. It is believed that internet plus will drive innovation, as it is the key to reformations in economy, education and other fields in China. Education will also benefit from internet plus as it will optimize and augment the utilization of various resources. The efficiency and accessibility of the traditional education mode can be improved accordingly. Education has become more interactive and ubiquitous. Students can access knowledge not only from the classroom and teachers but also from devices with internet links. Teachers can collect more teaching materials and monitor the progress of students. Some companies can provide creative and novel education content to attract users and improve the education quality. Internet plus is changing the education modes in a true sense. Regarding international education in China, the internet is an important tool and as a means to carry out Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) to international students. The combination of the internet and traditional TCFL has an important impetus to explore the innovative mode of “Internet + Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language” and adapt to the contemporary international promotion requirements of Chinese language. At the same time, “Internet + Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language” also accords with the strategic guideline of Chinese government in internet plus education. The often-used internet plus tools include social apps on mobile phones, education websites, online tools, educational resources over the internet, databases for education, and so on. With the introduction of these tools, the teaching mode of TCFL has been experiencing a great revolution. This paper introduces and analyzes the innovative methods of TCFL and their contribution to teaching practices from the perspective of the innovation of TCFL teaching methods. These methods and their applications are under the guidance of the national policy. This paper demonstrates the influence of the internet on the Chinese language learning of international students and the teaching of Chinese teachers to non-Chinese speakers taking the students and Chinese teachers of international students from the College of International Education Exchange in Taiyuan University of Technology as a case study. Overall, this paper explores and reconsiders the development of teaching methods of Chinese as a foreign language in the context of “internet plus”, so as to provide a reference for obtaining high teaching quality and training high level teaching talents in the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-361
Number of pages25
JournalChinese as a Second Language Research
Issue number2
Early online date29 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2018


  • internet+
  • Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL)
  • chinese learning
  • teaching mode
  • Chinese learning
  • Teaching mode
  • Internet


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