South Korean Confucius Institute at the University of Incheon launches Chinese Programs in Local Middle Schools

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-07-07 16:49:32 

The president and students listening to Chinese geography class in Dongshan(pinyin) Middle School

Teachers and volunteers from the Confucius Institute at the University of Incheon recently visited Incheon Dongshan(pinyin) Middle School and Jiazuo(pinyin) Senior High and launched extracurricular programs for local students; they included a Second Foreign language program, an After-School Chinese Program and a Chinese Culture Program.

The Chinese teacher teaching conversational skills for students at the second foreign language class in Jiazuo(pinyin) Senior High

The Confucius Institute designed the program content tailored to middle school students. The Chinese class showcased the latest information on traditional Chinese culture through relaxed conversation, video footage and photographic material. Students very much enjoyed the class and raised questions for Chinese teachers; there was a very lively atmosphere in the classroom.

The Second Foreign Language Program will bring a Chinese curriculum to the 2nd year of the senior high school as a compulsory course and the After-Class Program is to be held during the weekend as an elective course. In addition, the presidents and teachers of middle schools joined in with the Chinese class and expressed their appreciation to the Confucius Institute

(Contributed by Confucius Institute at the University of Incheon)