Business Confucius Institute at Victoria University Holds Its First “Chinese Language Workshop”

[Source]    Business Confucius Institute at Victoria University, Australia [Time]    2017-07-05 17:30:27 
 

On May 29th local time, the first “Chinese Language Workshop” of the Business Confucius Institute at Victoria University successfully concluded. With five classes, this “Chinese Language Workshop” lasted for one month and attracted more than 30 teachers and students in Victoria University. It was the first time for Victoria University to set up the “Chinese Language Workshop” in the latest ten years.

Professor Colin Clark, Dean of the College of Business of Victoria University and Foreign Director of the Business Confucius Institute, Associate Professor Wang Bei, Chinese Director of the Business Confucius Institute, and George Yue, Manager of International Project of Victoria University attended the workshop.


Colin Clark, Foreign Director of the Business Confucius Institute at Victoria University delivering a speech

Wang Long, a Chinese language teacher at the Business Confucius Institute at Victoria University, was the speaker of the workshop. In his first Chinese class, Wang Long introduced some basic knowledge, such as Pinyin (Chinese phonetic alphabet), the development and evolution of the Chinese characters, and compared the pronunciation and writing of Chinese with those of English. Mr. Wang’s humorous way of teaching was well received by the students.


Chinese language teacher Wang Long teaching in class

Later, Wang Long taught students communicative language. For students who learned Chinese language for the first time, what Mr. Wang taught was approachable, practical, easy to understand, and useful. The students soon learned how to say hello and introduce themselves to each other in Chinese. Many students even managed to write Chinese characters for the first time.


Students studying

After all five classes, the students could read Pinyin without help, make simple daily exchanges, and read and write some simple Chinese characters. During their studying, they had fun in learning Chinese language. As the student Madhusudan said, “Having Chinese language classes is really enjoyable, since the teacher is very kind and he can make the language simple in a magic way”.

After all the classes, both teachers and students were still lingering around. The students asked teachers questions about China, and they wished they could make further progress in Chinese and were looking forward to the launching of the credit courses.


A group photo

This “Chinese Language Workshop” was carried out both in City Flinders Campus and Footscray Campus of Victoria University at the same time. Holding the “Chinese Language Workshop” was a test and warm-up for Chinese language teaching, which has achieved a leap from scratch for Chinese language courses in Victoria University. The Chinese credit courses of the Business Confucius Institute at Victoria University for the students is planned to be launched in the next semester.

 
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