ISU Confucius Institute has held an international scientific workshop in a distant form. The main topic of the workshop: “Chinese Language in the System of Continuing Education: Challenges, Trends and Development Prospects.” This event took place as a part of the Teaching Skills School conducted by ISU Confucius Institute.
Mr. Zhang Xiao Dong, Consul for Education of the Consulate General of Peoples’ Republic of China in Irkutsk, welcomed the participants at the opening ceremony. He mentioned that there are 20 000 students from Russia in China nowadays. He highlighted that “a language is a bridge of communication. The Consulate General of Peoples’ Republic of China will always support scientist from Russia and China to carry out a research in the field of Chinese language”.
The workshop was held from on June 15 - 17. University lecturers and teachers of Chinese language from Irkutsk and Novosibirsk as well as Chinese colleagues from Liaoning University and Liaoning Normal University participated in it.
Scientists discussed the modern issues of Chinese language teaching methods as well as shared their experience in the topical area. The reports about the experience in training Chinese language in a distant form raised a particular interest.
“It makes us have a lot of respect for our colleagues from ISU Confucius Institute, as they managed to organize such a useful workshop in that challenging time. Reports of the participants are urgent and have an obvious theoretical and practical importance. Undoubtedly, this workshop is interesting both to the beginner teachers and their experienced colleagues.” – Svetlana Stefanovskaya, associate professor of the Oriental and Asia-Pacific Region Studies Department, commented on.
Participants noted the importance of co-working: representatives of different level of educational system collaborated together: secondary school and language centers teachers and university lecturers for Bachelor and Master Degree Programs.
- “The discussing of the methodological issues by the specialist of different levels of education made possible the identifying of the problem areas in ensuring continuity and consistency in the Chinese language training process within the following directions: Secondary school – University, Major Educational Programme – Additional Educational Programme, Bachelor Degree – Master Degree,” – Natalya Terekhova, lecturer of the Oriental and Asia-Pacific Region Studies Department, commented on.