9th Training Workshop for Local Chinese Language Teachers in West Japan Held at Confucius Institute at Kansai Gaidai University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Kansai Gaidai University [Time]    2018-08-03 15:25:32 

From July 21st to 22nd, the 9th Training Workshop for Local Chinese Language Teachers in West Japan was held in the newly built Gotenyama Campus•Global Town of Kansai Gaidai University. Wu Jinsong, Consul of Education Office of the Chinese Consulate-General in Osaka, attended the opening ceremony. About 70 Chinese language teachers and graduate students participated in this workshop.

This workshop included four parts, namely keynote speech, simulated class scientific research presentation and Chinese language textbooks introduction. Prof. Cui Xiliang from Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) gave a lecture entitled “Knowledge and Ability of Chinese Language Teachers”. Based on his overseas teaching experience and teaching cases, he elaborated on qualities that a Chinese language teacher should have from two aspects——knowledge and ability.

Cui Xiliang giving a lecture

Prof. Jiang Liping, Deputy Director of Research Center for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages of BLCU, made a speech entitled “Nature of Chinese Classroom Teaching: What to Teach, How to Teach and How to Learn”. Combining her experience on teaching Chinese language with theories of cognitive psychology and linguistics, she expounded from such four aspects as knowledge, skills, emotion and motivation, and learning methods (strategies). She pointed out that the ideal teaching outcome is to enable students to reach the zone of proximal development by making efforts within their capability. In addition, Prof. Jiang gave another speech on the Compiling and Teaching Application of “HSK Standard Course” Series Textbooks, arousing active interactions.

Jiang Liping giving a speech

Prof. Guo Xiaolin from BLCU, made a speech entitled “Teaching Methods of Chinese Special Sentence Patterns”. She also made explanation on teaching methods of typical sentence patterns in daily Chinese language teaching through interaction with participants, bringing inspiration to everyone present.

Guo Xiaolin giving a speech

Wu Jing, the volunteer teacher, had a simulated class on advanced spoken Chinese. Cui Xiliang, Jiang Liping and Guo Xiaolin commented on her performance and offered suggestions for improvement.

It is worth mentioning that Chen Lixia, Director of Division of Confucius Institute and Confucius Institute International Training Center of BLCU, hosted the result presentation of the National Languages Education Project which is approved by Hanban. The research project led by Jin Weiwei, Foreign Director of Confucius Institute at Kansai Gaidai University ranked first and one of its results The Current Situation and Policy of Foreign Language Education in Japan took the lead to be published, which encouraged everyone present.

In the end, Jiang Xinyue, Regional Manager of Department of Overseas Development of BL CU Press, gave an introduction on the Chinese language textbooks.

Jin Weiwei giving an introduction on The Current Situation and Policy of Foreign Language Education in Japan

Participants taking a group photo

After the workshop, Jin Weiwei, Cui Xiliang, and Jia Hui, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at Kansai Gaidai University, were invited to issue Overseas Chinese Teacher Training Certificate and Certificate of Completion of Training Workshop for Chinese Language Teacher in West Japan to qualified trainees.

This workshop provided an academic feast featuring the integration of theories with practices, which was well received by all participants.