Hanban Makes First Donation of Chinese Teaching Materials to the National Center for Languages, UK

[Source]    Hanban UK [Time]    2010-09-15 14:56:58 

Mr. Louis Greenstone awarding a donation certificate to Li Zhen, an official from Hanban UK Representative Office

London, September 3rd, 2010—a ceremony for Hanban’s first donation of Chinese teaching materials to UK’s National Centre for Languages (CILT) was held.

The Hanban UK Representative Office and the Chinese Learning Resource Centre UK made the donation on behalf of Hanban, with the aim of enriching CILT’s Chinese teaching resources and aid teaching and research staff in the UK in having increased access to current Chinese textbooks.

Part of the book donation from Hanban to CILT

From this time forward, English readers can review the books at CILT and also use the online library to search for Chinese textbooks, reference books, cultural books and multimedia CDs developed by Hanban, such as “Happy Chinese”, “Chinese Paradise”, “Learn Chinese with Me”, “Great Wall Chinese”, “My Chinese Picture Dictionary” and “Five Millennia of Chinese Characters”.

The donations are appropriate for a wide ranging audience, including preschool children, primary and secondary students, college students and adults. The books donation also includes exam syllabuses for HSK, YCT and BCT tests.

The certificate issued by CILT for the book donation

At the donation ceremony, Mr. Louis Greenstone, Senior Information Officer in charge of the CILT resource library, received the books on behalf of CILT, and awarded Hanban representatives with a donation certificate. Mr. Louis Greenstone praised the teaching materials which cover all age ranges and affirmed Hanban’s great contributions in effort to develop and promote Chinese teaching materials. He stated the hope that both groups could further promote Chinese education in the UK through joint efforts and cooperation.

CILT is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting language learning and has been recognized by the UK government. Funded by the Ministry of Education, it is responsible for developing standards for language learning and releasing annual report about language learning trends in the UK. Its Resources Library, founded in 1966, is the UK's largest, most comprehensive and up-to-date source of material for language teaching and learning for all levels and ages, in book, audio, video and software format. It enjoys great popularity among language teaching and research staff.