The Comparison Between TESL and TCSL in Chinese Universities

Yan MA


TESL ( Teaching English as a Second Language ) and TCSL ( Teaching Chinese as a Second Language ), they are both the second language teaching in Chinese Universities, which have some similarities in the second language teaching process and they are both need to apply some of the same teaching strategies. However, there are more differences between these two kinds of second language teaching in Chinese universities. This paper has compared TESL and TCSL in Chinese Universities from three perspectives: what are taught in second language teaching class? How to teach the second language? What are the different effects of the second language teaching? Then some conclusions have been summarized to understand the overall goals of second language teaching so as to contribute to the improvement of second language teaching techniques of TESL and TCSL.Keywords:  second language teaching; TESL; TCSL

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