European Chinese Teaching Association attends seminar on Chinese teachers at Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki

At the invitation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki, Dr. Zhang Xin, Vice President of the European Association for Chinese Language Teaching and Professor of the University of British Science and Technology, participated in a one-day Chinese language teacher training event held at the Heda Kong Institute in Finland on October 28.The theme of the event is "Chinese Teaching in Finnish Universities and Primary and Secondary Schools" and will consist of three sections: lectures, breakout sessions and round tables.

In the morning lecture section, Professor Zhang Xinsheng combined the development of Chinese teaching in Europe, especially the experience of Chinese language teaching in the United Kingdom.It describes the problem of Chinese teaching in primary and secondary schools and universities and their connection with each other.In the afternoon, more than 40 Chinese teachers in Finland participated in the event, focusing on all aspects of Chinese teaching in primary and secondary schools and universities and their current situation and future development of Chinese language teaching in Finland.The final round table discussion was chaired by Professor Chen Yuwen, Foreign Dean of Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki, Professor Wang Hong, President of the Chinese University of Helsinki, Dr. Gao Mingming of the University of Helsinki, Mr. Tapio Erma, President of Espoo High School, and Jani Kohonen and Ge, who taught at the Secondary School. Mr. Yun and Professor Zhang Xin, a special guest of the event, expressed their views on related issues, and interacted with the participants.

 

The Confucius Institute in Helsinki is the largest provider of Chinese language courses in Finland.As a result of its efforts, the teaching of Chinese in primary and secondary schools and universities in Finland has increased significantly over the past decade.In order to further develop Chinese language teaching, especially in primary and secondary schools and universities, the Confucius Institute of the University of Helsinki specially organized this seminar, which was attended by more participants than at any time in the previous year, and is also a testament to the development of Chinese language teaching in Finland.

(OHAN Secretariat, 8 November 2017)

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