Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition, Vol. 3, no. 1 (2017), s. 29-46
Nowadays, changing trends in terms of interest in language learning are easy to witness.
In Poland, more and more higher education institutions, not only public, but also private, are
introducing various types of majors concerning oriental languages, such as Chinese translation
programs. The aim of this paper is to compare the Chinese learning process in China
at the Shanghai Normal University and in Poland at the University of Silesia in Katowice.
The article introduces a comparative outline of both types of learning processes, based on
the author’s four-year experience in teaching and studying in both of the countries in question.
Furthermore, the paper examines and compares the results of teaching Chinese both at
the University of Silesia in Katowice and at the Shanghai Normal University. In the end, the
author provides suggestions on how to improve the Chinese learning system in non-Chinesespeaking