Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies ›› 2023, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (4): 8-15.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8921.2023.04.001

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Promoting Foreign Language Education in the New Era with the Aid of Chinese Language and Culture:An Interview with Prof. PAN Wenguo

WANG Yuhong1,2(), PAN Wenguo1,2()   

  • Online:2023-08-28 Published:2023-09-28


This is an interview with Prof. Pan Wenguo on the relationship between the study of Chinese language and culture and foreign language education in the New Era. Firstly, the reasons for laying emphasis on the study of Chinese Language and culture in foreign language education are explained:addressing the problems in foreign language education and research, returning to the fine tradition of foreign language education in China, deepening the understanding of language and language education, and meeting the new requirements of current global situation for foreign language education. Secondly, the essence of Chinese language and culture is interpreted:the key to learning well the Chinese language is to master Chinese characters and the way of writing articles, and the core of the Chinese culture is a system centering upon the pursuit for a well-governed world. Finally, the key factors in Chinese language and culture study for foreign language majors are pointed out:good textbooks, competent teachers and appropriate teaching methods.

Key words: Chinese language, Chinese culture, foreign language education in the New Era

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