Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University at Suphanburi Launches its First Regular Training Session for Volunteer Chinese Teachers in 2011

[Source]    Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University at Suphanburi [Time]    2011-07-04 13:55:47 
 

Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University at Suphanburi Launches its First Regular Training Session for Volunteer Chinese Teachers in 2011

Suphanburi, July 1st, by Tan Shuling and Zhang Huajin—The Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University at Suphanburi launched its first regular training session for volunteer Chinese teachers in 2011. A total of 11 dispatched teachers and volunteers were involved in the training.

The training consisted of a summary of previous programs, recent arrangements, exploration of teaching methods and discussion of potential psychological issues. During the event, the dispatched teachers talked about their experiences of teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Thailand. The volunteer teachers also took the chance to share with the newcomers their feelings about living and working in Thailand.

The discussion regarding the potential psychological problems of volunteers was the highlight of the event. Since the volunteers came to teach in Thailand for their first time, they experienced severe tests of character, and culture shock. The volunteers are scattered over Bangkok, Ayuttaya, Suphanburi, Trang and other provinces, and rarely see each other on weekdays. The discussion provided the volunteers with a chance to learn from each other, so as to help keep a positive attitude at work.

The Institute’s Director Zhang Xiu’e stated that the training was not only aimed at helping the volunteers meet the job requirements, but was also aimed at creating a good working atmosphere, so as to enhance the volunteers’ sense of belonging and to increase the level of group cohesiveness. The director said that such training session will be held regularly in the future, which will feature richer content and more professional models.