Lesson Plan Competition for Volunteer Chinese Teachers in Thailand Reaches a Successful Conclusion

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-11-08 17:08:48 

Bangkok, November 7th, 2010—a lesson plan competition for volunteer Chinese teachers in Thailand came to a successful end and contestants gave excellent performances to demonstrate the teaching principles in Thailand—“standardize lesson plans, innovate teaching methods and improve teaching quality”, which were put forward by the Hanban Representative Office in Thailand.

The contest was hosted by the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) at the Thai Ministry of Education and was co-sponsored by 5 Confucius Classrooms under its command. Ms. Lai Zhihua, an official in charge of Chinese language projects at OPEC, teachers from the Hanban representative office as well as both Chinese and Thai experts in Chinese language attended the contest.

During the contest, 18 contestants, in accordance with the needs of Thai students, used innovative teaching methods and made full use of new teaching aids to give a full demonstration of Chinese teaching in Thailand. Finally, Wan Jing from Hauqiao University, Meng Xue from Tianjin Normal University and other 8 teachers won prizes for excellence.

Following the contest, Ms. Lai Zhihua, who also served as a judge, expressed that the rapid development of Chinese education in Thailand relies on the support of the Hanban representative office in Thailand and even more on the volunteers’ great efforts in teaching; and that teaching methods and plan suitable to Thai students will help accelerate the pace of Chinese education development in Thailand. Ms. Wang Zhilian from the Hanban representative office shared her many years of experience in teaching in Thailand with the volunteers.

It is reported that a majority of schools under OPEC are Chinese language schools, playing an important role in promoting Chinese teaching in Thailand. Currently, there are nearly 500 Hanban vounteers teaching in those schools.