Launching of Chinese Language Teaching Project in Primary Schools in England

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the Institute of Education [Time]    2014-02-07 13:45:20 
 


Katharine Carruthers, Director of the Confucius Institute, addressing the launching ceremony

On the morning of December 3, 2013, the launching ceremony of the Chinese Language Teaching Project in Primary Schools in England run by the Confucius Institute at the Institute of Education, University of London, was held in John Adams Hall. This five-year project, funded by the HSBC Global Education Trust, aims to encourage the development of the Chinese language teaching in primary schools in England. A total of 30 primary schools are the first to benefit from the project.

First, Katharine Carruthers, Director of the Confucius Institute, addressed the launching ceremony. Next, students from Rosendale Primary School sang a Chinese song and did an interview in Chinese. Their lovely performances won a round of applause from the audience. Then, teachers from Robin Hood Primary School, Greasby Infant School and Mission Grove Primary School introduced their experiences in teaching Chinese language and culture. Headmasters and teachers at the conference held a lively discussion on how to carry out Chinese language teaching. Finally, James Trapp, project coordinator of the Confucius Institute, used PowerPoint slides to explain how to introduce cultural and historical elements in the teaching.

Promoted by the Confucius Institute at the Institute of Education and supported by HSBC, the Chinese language teaching in primary schools in England, we believe, will enter into a new stage of development.

 
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