Chinese Language Teacher Training Jointly Held by China and Malaysia

[Source]    Xinhuanet [Time]    2013-12-25 10:20:42 
 

KUALA LUMPUR, November 7, 2013 (By Wang Dawei) The Local Chinese Teacher Training Seminar in Malaysia, jointly hosted by Kongzi Institute for the Teaching of Chinese Language at the University of Malaya and Beijing Foreign Studies University, was held in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia on November 7, 2013.

A Chinese team of seven experts from School of Chinese Language and Literature of Beijing Foreign Studies University will hold a number of Chinese Teacher Training seminars in Kuala Lumpur, Kedah and Penang Pulau during the three-day visit. The training content includes linguistic elements and methods for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, aspects of Chinese culture, selection of quality teaching materials, etc. More than 50 local Chinese language teachers from various schools and language training institutions in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Kuantan participated in the seminar held in Kuala Lumpur.

After the seminar, Chinese experts and local Chinese teachers shared their experience and knowledge on teaching in an enthusiastic atmosphere. Chen Zhong, Chinese Director of the Kongzi Institute for the Teaching of Chinese Language at the University of Malaya said that Malaysia was a multicultural and multilingual country with a good environment for using Chinese language. He hoped that this training seminar would make the local Chinese language teachers learn about the latest Chinese teaching methods and carry out their work in a more efficient way.

Nadia, a young teacher from Kuantan expressed in fluent Chinese her sincere gratitude to the Chinese experts who travelled long distances to train the local teachers in Malaysia. She believed it was a great opportunity to ask the Chinese experts questions accumulated in her everyday teaching practice and further improve her own teaching methods and skills.

Kongzi Institute for the Teaching of Chinese Language at the University of Malaya, founded in July, 2009, is mainly targeted at ethnic groups other than Chinese such as Malays and meanwhile attempts to meet the requirements of teaching Chinese language to ethnic Chinese. Its accumulated number of students is around 2,000 now.