Confucius Classroom Launches Chinese Test for Northern Thai Public Secondary Schools

[Source]    Confucius Classroom at Lampang Kanlayanee School [Time]    2011-01-05 10:56:03 

Lampang, Dec. 17th—a Chinese test for northern Thai public secondary schools hosted by the Confucius Classroom at Lampang Kanlayanee School came to a successful conclusion with a total of 3,029 students from 11 school participating.

On the afternoon of 17th, the head of the Confucius Classroom led a group to Bunyawat Wittayalai School, the last stop for the test. The test was designed in accordance with new HSK syllabus and questions, and was tailored to local Chinese teaching, featuring 3 levels—elementary, intermediate and advanced corresponding to levels 2, 3 and 4 of the new HSK test.

To highlight the scientific nature, seriousness and fairness of the test, the Confucius Classroom worked with its partner, the Section 35 Bureau of Middle School Education of Thailand, to co-host the test: the Bureau was responsible for preparing official document, entrusting headmasters to sign and issue test documents, and appointing related Chinese teachers to be in charge of the test, while the Classroom was responsible for carrying out statistics analysis of the test results.

Mrs. Boonzawan Kawutitan, Headmaster of Bunyawat Wittayalai School, said that the test did help the students learn about their level of learning and also helped the school to evaluate its teaching quality. She stated that the school hoped to further cooperate with the Classroom and carry out activities related to Chinese language in the future.

Since its establishment in March 31st, 2009, the Confucius Classroom has made great efforts to become the center of Chinese education in this area. It took the opportunity of the test to visit some schools involved in the test and learn about local schools’ demand for Chinese teaching resources through surveys on their Chinese teaching quality.