2nd Seminar on Chinese Teaching in Pakistan Kicks Off at Confucius Institute of Karachi University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Karachi University, Pakistan [Time]    2019-02-06 09:15:08 
 

On January 25th, the 2nd Seminar on Chinese Teaching in Pakistan, initiated by four Confucius Institutes in Pakistan and organized by the Confucius Institute at Karachi University, was held at the Institute. Xu Zhijie, Consul of the Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi, Chinese and Pakistani directors of the Confucius Institute in Islamabad, the Confucius Institute at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), the Confucius Institute at the University of the Punjab (PU) and the Confucius Institute at Karachi University, together with over 50 Chinese language teachers attended the seminar, which included topic discussions, director’s forum and talent exchanges among teachers.


The seminar

Muhammad Nasir Uddin Khan, Pakistani Director of the Confucius Institute at Karachi University, extended welcome to the guests present and wished the seminar a great success.

Xu Zhijie reviewed the development of Chinese language teaching in Karachi, and extended gratitude to directors and teachers who stick to their work of Chinese language teaching in a tough environment.


Xu Zhijie giving a speech

Zhang Xiaoping, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Karachi University shared the efforts made by the Confucius Institute in improving its quality and efficiency. He noted that though it is now the best time to promote Chinese language in Pakistan, hurdles such as faculty safety, visa issues and post-career promotion still hamper the sustainable development of the Confucius Institute, and thus need to be resolved at many levels.


Zhang Xiaoping giving a speech

Zhang Daojian, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute in Islamabad, mentioned that, driven by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Chinese language teaching has seen robust development in Pakistan, with an ever-increasing number of teaching sites and registered students. He added that considering the long-term development of Confucius Institutes, it is important to strengthen the training of indigenous Chinese teachers, forge closer cooperation with cultural institutions, and optimize the functional system of Confucius Institutes.


Zhang Daojian giving a speech

Yang Zhijiang, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at UAF, shared the innovative practical model of Chinese language teaching, namely “Chinese +” and “Professional +”. He proposed that the new generation of Chinese language teacher should free their minds and further extend Chinese language teaching in breadth and depth.

Liu Chengsheng, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at PU, noted that the China-Pakistan relationship has advanced the promotion of Chinese language teaching, while the Belt and Road Initiative has opened up opportunities for cooperation on Chinese language teaching.

In addition, Chinese language teachers from these four Confucius Institutes shared their own specific teaching experience, including teaching management, curriculum setup, cultural activities, teaching materials, teaching methods and student management. In particular when it came to the pronunciation and intonation, teaching methods from different perspectives were shared, which was both vivid and close to the reality in Pakistan, inspiring the teachers a lot.


Teaching experience sharing

At the director’s forum, directors of the four Confucius Institutes had in-depth discussions on teaching materials, teaching reform, teacher development, visa issues, and Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). The four Confucius Institutes agreed to normalize the Chinese Language Teaching seminar in Pakistan and hold it annually in different Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms, in an effort to achieve effective development in Chinese language teaching here. Moreover, they will jointly propose to the HSK Test Center to take the responsibility of safeguarding the authority of HSK and to standardize the administration of HSK Test Centers at the Confucius Institutes in Pakistan.


Group photo

As another grand event of Chinese language teaching following the 1st Seminar on Chinese Teaching in Pakistan in 2017, this seminar provided a platform where elites of Chinese language teaching discussed in depth the important issues of the development of the Confucius Institutes in Pakistan, making crucial contributions to Chinese language teaching in Pakistan.

 
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