Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury Welcomed New MLAs

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury [Time]    2016-08-22 11:31:33 

On 13 July, Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury (CIUC) welcomed 8 new MLAs and organized a 5-day Orientation for the new-comers.

My First Trial Teaching

The orientation programme focused on three major themes: MLA job responsibilities and CIUC regulations, life and culture in NZ as well as teaching in NZ schools. Assoc Prof Adam Lam introduced interesting aspects of the cultural differences between NZ and China, suggesting that the new Chinese teachers should follow the old saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Ferry Van Mansum (President of the Nelson Branch for New Zealand China Friendship Society), Annelise Borger (Chinese teacher at Middleton Grange), and two current MLAs gave seminars on teaching in New Zealand.

Chinese Teacher Share Her Teaching Skill

After completing the Orientation, the new MLAs will fly to Auckland to attend a National Mid-year MLA Workshop held by the CI Headquarters (Hanban) and afterwards, they will travel to Oamaru, Nelson and Mosgiel to start their bran-new life and career in the South Island.

Text by Zhou Yan