Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) Holds Working Conference on Teacher Training for International Education of Chinese Language

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) [Time]    2017-07-12 17:33:26 
 

On June 30th, 2017, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) held a Working Conference on Teacher Training for the International Education of Chinese Language in Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU). Those who attended the conference and delivered speeches included Zheng Mengzhuang, President of ZJNU, Shu Peidong, Director of Foreign Affairs Office of Department of Education of Zhejiang Zhao Yanqing, Deputy Director of the Division of Teachers at the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), and leaders and experts, who are in charge of the pre-job training for government-sponsored teachers and the training for overseas Chinese teachers. They are from 24 universities such as Peking University, Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Nankai University and Tianjin Normal University.

President Zheng Mengzhuang briefed the status quo and praised the achievement of ZJNU in the establishment of the institute and proposed that ZJNU would continue to strengthen international promotion of Chinese language and the work of the Confucius Institute.

Director Shu Peidong said that Zhejiang Province would create favorable conditions to support teacher training for the international education of Chinese language and make full use of the role of the Confucius Institute as a teacher selection and training center.

The theme of the conference is problem-solving, deepening reform and improving quality and efficiency, and comprehensively bettering teachers’ training.


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Representatives of four training bases from Beijing Normal University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Nankai University and East China Normal University shared their experiences in teacher training. Centering government-sponsored teacher training and overseas Chinese teacher training, they shared lessons learned and fruits, and made suggestions for teacher training in training concept, training methods, pertinence and efficiency of the international education of Chinese language.

Since its establishment, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has trained nearly 100,000 teachers and volunteers as well as 78,000 overseas teachers in 101 countries and regions by means of inviting them to China and training them in their home countries. At present, the Confucius Institutes have trained 40,000 teachers annually.

 
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