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Questions asked in the MTCSOL CI scholarship interview

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Icellama

I just applied for the MTCSOL CI scholarship and got invited for an interview. Does anybody know what questions are asked in the interview? Its Nanjing Normal University.

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I never applied for this scholarship and I never passed this interview.

But if I did, I would prepare the following topics:

 

- your history of learning Chinese

- your previous experience in China (if any)

- what you find interesting about Chinese language and culture

- your history of teaching if you have taught before

- your previous/current studies whether in Chinese or other major

- feedback you got from your Chinese teachers / your Chinese students / random Chinese persons you have conversed with

- the requirements to become a Chinese teacher in your country (some countries require some certifications for teaching in schools or universities etc)

- your employment prospects after completing the MTCSOL (your ideal position and some alternatives). I heard the scholarship requires your to teach for several years so it will be good to show you are aware of that and explain how you intend to fulfill this.

- basic data about the Confucius Institutes in your country

- basic data about the primary/secondary school that teach Chinese in your country/city

- basic data about the universities that teach Chinese in your country/city

- if possible, statistics about how many students and adults study Chinese in your country/city

- special ties that your country/area/city may have with China (bilateral agreements, city twinning, etc)

 

etc.

 

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