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A Study of Chinese Language Teaching and Learning in the Department of Chinese Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. 尼日利亚纳姆迪·阿齐克韦大学中文系汉语教学现状调查研究。
  • Okafor Miracle Uzochukwu,
  • Miracle Uzochukwu Okafor
Okafor Miracle Uzochukwu
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Miracle Uzochukwu Okafor
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Department of Chinese Studies, Chinese Studies Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Abstract

With the advancement of the Chinese economy and increasing win-win cooperation between China and Nigeria, Chinese language teaching and learning in Nigeria has made rapid growth in recent years. There has been the establishment of many Confucius institutes, Chinese language centers, and Chinese cultural exchange centers across Nigeria. Some States and educational institutions have started including Chinese studies in their curriculum. Therefore this paper through the use of questionnaires, interviews, observations, and participation methods, surveyed the current situation of Chinese language teaching and learning in the Chinese Studies Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (NAU). The study investigates the Department's current situation of teaching and learning, courses/curriculum, teaching and learning materials, and other challenges. Finally, the paper suggested ways of how to improve Chinese teaching and learning in the Department.