"Chinese Whispers" Program of Confucius Institute at Hull University Wins Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
On Jan. 25th, 2017 local time, the cooperation program "Chinese Whispers" between the Confucius Institute at Hull University and Hull University won the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence. Standing out from the 15 finalists, the program was one of the final six winners. The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence is designed to promote and reward quality higher education. The award, which is highly valued in the UK education community, is a great endorsement for teachers’ excellent teaching methods.
Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at Hull University (right) receiving the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
The "Chinese Whispers" program calls for positive and happy Chinese learning through diversified factors, and its first achievement is the wonderful performance from the choir of Hull University at the “Chinese Song UK” contest. Attracting a great deal of attention, the choral performance "Good Day" took the second place and caused huge response on domestic and international televisions and network.
Chinese and Foreign Directors of the Confucius Institute at Hull University and the music teacher of the university giving interview to BBC Radio Morning Reports
On Jan. 27th, Marina Mozzon-McPherson, Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at Hull University, her Chinese counterpart Liu Jianmei, and other leaders gave an interview to BBC Radio Morning Reports after winning the prize. They talked about the development of the Confucius Institute at Hull University in the past year and sent Chinese New Year wishes to the UK.
“This is a very academic award,” said Director Liu, “and each of the 15 finalists covering various fields of science, arts and integrated lessons has its strengths. We are very happy as one of the final six winners.”
With the successful advancement of the program, the Confucius Institute expects to improve learners’ interest in language and help teachers improve their teaching methods through music and other factors, so as to break the boundaries of disciplines and popularize Chinese learning in the UK.