Beijing Yatong Language Academy (Yatong), founded in December of 2007, is a research and development institution committed to transforming the linguistic knowledge to productivity and cultural products.
YATONG pursues the objectives of strengthening the connection between the language industry and the discipline of linguistics, promoting the development, spread and application of the achievements in linguistics, including language acquisition, language assessment, and language pedagogy.
The main responsibilities of YATONG include providing the public with language and linguistic training, helping people to acquire a crucial competitive advantage in multicultural and multi linguistic environment, developing testing and assessment systems for language learning and teaching, cultivating language teachers in cooperation with schools in and outside of China, compiling language textbooks and providing international career counseling.
YATONG has a strong team of experts in linguistics, pedagogy, and program developers who believe that, through cross-cultural communication and education, people can develop international outlook, improve their life situation, and therefore make great contributions to the world. Since our founding in 2008, YATONG has had over 126 thousand student enrollments, we had a network of 39 schools and learning centers in 28 cities.
The main programs operated by YATONG include:
Chinese Language Teacher Training
On the basis of the latest research achievements in the fields of the second language acquisition, Chinese linguistics, educational psychology and cross-cultural communication, YATONG created an innovative practice-oriented teaching model in training Chinese teachers, developed a perfect curriculum system and published the training textbooks—The Fundamental Theory of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and The Applied Theory of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.
Chinese Language Teacher Export
As a most influential non-governmental organization for training Chinese language teachers, YATONG has built up the largest talent pool in China with more than 100,000 Chinese language teachers. The Chinese teachers in this talent pool fulfill the following requirements: (1) Experienced in teaching Chinese as a second language; (2) Majored in Chinese language, Chinese linguistics or related fields; (3) Graduated from the key universities and held the certificate of ability of teaching Chinese as a second language.
So far, YATONG has successfully supplied thousands of qualified teachers for colleges, middle schools and elementary schools in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Japan. The teachers have been making great performance in those schools and gained high appraisal from the students and colleagues.
International Student Education
YATONG has Chinese language and culture courses for the international students for both short-term and long-term learning, and Chinese summer and winter camps. The individual learning styles are fully considered in small classes and diverse extra-curricular activities are organized for students to enhance the ability to use language and experience the Chinese culture. More than 800 international students from the United States, South Korea, Japan, Russia and Southeast Asian countries study in YATONG every year.
Global Study Plan
YATONG provides an outbound study tour to Chinese students, seeking an educational experience in diverse cultures and settings. The core educational programs provided by YATONG primarily operate during Chinese school vacations, such as, summer camps, winter camps and autumn camps.
Additionally, YATONG introduces excellent Chinese middle school students to study abroad for 1-6 years, encourage them to discover their potential, train their awareness and skills for cooperation and win-win in the context of globalization, and meet the needs of children's personalized development and growth.
Since summer 2008, over 5000 students have joined us on a study tour to various countries, experiencing all those areas have to offer in cultural diversity and in education, furthering themselves in an array of important life skills and personal development.
If your school has intention to cooperate with the YATONG in these or related programs, please feel free to contact us.