"Presidents' Forum and Chinese Books Exhibition" in Thai Voluntary Schools Kicks off in Bangkok

[Source]    Dean’s Office [Time]    2010-06-29 14:41:01 

On the 18th June, the Hanban Representative Office in Bangkok and the Voluntary School Education Committee of Thai Education Ministry co-hosted the "Presidents' Forum and Chinese Books Exhibition" in Bangkok, which attracted some 800 presidents, members of the boards of directors, teaching representatives and volunteer Chinese teachers from over 200 schools from the Voluntary School Education Committee of the Thai Education Ministry.

Secretary General of the Voluntary School Education Committee of Thailand said in the speech at the Presidents' Forum that theme of the present forum was "to actively, profoundly and efficiently promote the development of Chinese teaching in Thai voluntary schools". Chinese has become a vital foreign language which Thailand's new generation is eager to learn. In the near future Thais that have mastered Chinese will demonstrate their value in government institutes as well as sectors of industry and commerce. As volunteers for Chinese teaching, Thai voluntary schools have been devoted to promoting Chinese teaching in Thailand for many years and played a lead role in areas such as teaching management and activity operations. The secretary expressed hopes that in the forum participants would exchange their results experienced in running a school and summarize experiences and lessons so as to come together in boosting the leap of Chinese teaching in Thailand's voluntary schools collectively.

Pang Li, Hanban representative in Bangkok offered praise to Thai voluntary schools in the forum for making remarkable effort and contributions to Chinese teaching; Hanban intends to continue its active support of Chinese teaching in Thai voluntary schools and cooperate with the Thai Education Ministry in strengthening the localization of Chinese teachers in Thailand; meanwhile, Hanban will send volunteers to support Chinese teaching at the Thai Education Ministry's requirement, and strategically donate books to local schools. Pang Li also expressed her belief that Chinese teaching in Thai voluntary schools would become even better.

That morning, Hanban representative to Bangkok Pang Li and the Secretary General of the Private Education Commission of the Thai Ministry of Education together cut the ribbon for the "Chinese Books Exhibition in Thai Voluntary Schools" opening. Over 800 participants viewed newly published volumes of "Experience Chinese", "Happy Chinese" and "Voiced Wall Chart of Chinese Teaching".