YZNU holds the 2013 Meeting for Overseas Chinese Teaching
The 2013 Meeting for Overseas Chinese Teaching was held in 323 conference room, administration building on November 29th. President Li Lin, Vice President Cai Qiyong, Dean Liu Min of International Education School, the Vice Dean Huang Dongmei, Deputy Director Tan Yongzhong of Academic Affairs Office and teachers for overseas Chinese teaching attended this meeting.
The meeting started with President Li’s opening remarks. He commented on current situation of international cooperation and exchanges, overseas Chinese teaching and foreign students education. And he gave out three suggestions: to promote sense of responsibility for overseas Chinese teaching and improve status of Yangtze Normal University, to improve teachers’ second language proficiency, and to invest more on facilities for foreign students education and expand students’ scale. Then Dean Liu Min introduced the basic information of curriculum, teachers and foreign students, and pointed out methods for improving overseas Chinese teaching and foreign students education in future.
With the experiences teaching Chinese abroad, Vice Dean Huang Dongmei gave out her thinking on strengthening teaching staff, textbook development, education management and disciplinary construction. She also introduced the current situation of overseas Chinese teaching abroad and its development. The teachers who had the experiences teaching Chinese in U.S., Thailand and other countries also talked about their experiences, they compared education systems, curriculums, teaching methods and students’ way of study between China and those countries, and figured out the problem of cultural difference and the importance of adjustment of teaching methods.