Confucius Institute provides regular training workshops for local Chinese language teachers twice a year, once in Spring and once in Autumn. The aim is to bring together Chinese language teachers from all over Finland for networking and sharing experiences. The theme of the training varies and the training sessions are lead by different language experts and professionals both from Finland and abroad.
Confucius Institute 2022 Spring Teacher Training:
Facilitate Student Learning with Technology and Tasks in a Chinese Language Classroom
Time: Saturday 12 March 2022, 10:00-12:00 EET
Language: Presentation will be in Chinese and PPTs in English
TBLT, task-based language teaching, promotes meaningful communication and improves students’ problem-solving skills. It has gained considerable momentum in language education. We will compare the application of TBLT and TSLT in Chinese classrooms in this session, following with some pragmatic tasks that can be applied in the classroom directly. The instructor will raise some essential questions to discuss afterward.
Recently we have noticed a greater use of technology in the implementation of TBLT. As the “digital natives”, students of nowadays learn differently (Prensky, 2001), especially with the advent of social networking, digital games, and mobile technologies. We should not only help students with their language skills, but also equip them with the digital literacy. This workshop will introduce some typical tech tools that can be applied in the classroom and explore the possibility of creating a Chinese-speaking AR/VR/XR virtual environment. The instructor will walk you through a TBLT lesson plan integrated with multiple tech tools afterwards. You will bring home some sample tasks and a list of tech tools that you can explore.
Speaker: Wang Haixia, Deputy Director of International Business with a Languague Programme, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou
Haixia WANG has been committed to creating an interactive and innovative learning environment for over 10 years. Recently she has been dedicated to technology-mediated task-based language teaching. Graduated from East China Normal University with a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Haixia has been working in multiple countries, U.S.A., Finland, and then China. She was awarded “Arkansas Traveler” by the U.S. Arkansas State Board of Education for her contributions in the states, and voted as the Best International Teacher of the year 2016 by the University of Helsinki. She has been delivering workshops at various conferences and she has won the awards of “Language Lecturers’ Choice” three times at School of Languages, XJTLU.
Register by filling the following e-form by 7 March 2022.
The link to the online session will be sent to registered participants only.
2021 Autumn Chinese Teacher Training
Aarhus University will hold a roundtable discussion on online teaching and learning of Chinese characters 网上汉字教学 on Oct. 8, 2021 at Aarhus University, Denmark.
The meeting will be a hybrid, i.e., online and onsite.
We warmly welcome practitioners, teachers and scholars from Chinese studies and Chinese linguistics and language pedagogy to share knowledge, expertise, research and experience and to give inspiration to the practice and research of Chinese language teaching and learning.
If you are interested in the event, check the conference website and register via the website.
Tasks and Technology Use in an Online Flipped Classroom by Haixia Wang 28.4.2021
Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Program 外国汉语教师来华研修项目
Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban offers annually 1-4 weeks long Training Programs for Overseas Chinese language teachers in China. The program offers courses on various topics related in Chinese language teaching like pedagogy, teaching skills, teaching materials, intercultural communication etc. All overseas teachers who meet the requirements can apply for the program.
1. Application Requirements
Applicants must be Chinese language teachers in authorized schools, non-Chinese nationality (teacher with Chinese nationality but who has got a permanent living permit in Finland is also eligible to apply), under 60 and in good health condition.
2. Application time
Hanban overseas Chinese Teachers Program opens for application in March. Application deadline is annually June 1st.
Tuitions, teaching materials expenses and accommodation(double room) are covered by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. International round-trip tickets shall be covered by the applicants.
3. Application, Verification and Admission
1) Register, select the program and submit your online application here: http://kzxylocalteacher.hanban.org
2) Submit the application to applicants’ recommendation institutions, which should be a local Confucius Institute/ Classroom, or the Education/Culture Department(office) of the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in respective countries;
3) After your recommendation institution has checked your application, it is forwarded to your host university for review. Finally the application is sent to Confucius Institute Headquarters for approval.
4) The applicant can check the application status any time on Hanban´s Overseas Chinese teacher training platform.
5) After your application is approved you may contact the host university and start the enrollment procedures.