2020年05月18日 0 本站原創
This article is written in both Chinese and English, which is convenient for teachers and students to learn and discuss English learning process together.
Story of “Returning Turtles” - Ambassador of Sino-Thailand Friendship, Practitioner of Chinese International Education
講述人 Guest Speaker
Project director of International Department of Yunnan Hanwen Education Investment Group
Chinese teacher of Yunnan University of Business Management
Graduated from the Huachiew Chalermprakiet University of Thailand
Pursuiting D.A. in Teaching Chinese
In October 2016, Mr. Xiao Dong came to the Confucius Institute of Prince of Songkla University in Thailand to teach as a Chinese teacher through a Chinese government program. In the following two years, Mr. Xiao taught 869 students and trainees, and more than 1000 cultural students from cultural camps, with a total class teaching time of 1,302 hours. He also has organized and participated in total of more than 72 cultural activities at the Confucius Institute, reaching an audience of more than 10,000 people.
In January 2018, Mr. Xiao was awarded the certificate of "Excellent Chinese Teacher" issued by the Second School of Sadao Municipal Government; in July 2018, he was awarded the certificate of "Excellent Instructor" of Chinese bridge Contest; in October 2018, he was awarded the certificate of "Excellent Teacher of Confucius Institute" issued by Confucius Institute of Prince of Songkla University; in 2018 as well, he was awarded the certificate of “Honor of National Teacher Sent by the Chinese Government by China National Office of Chinese International Language Council ( Hanban).
He used his practical actions to spread Chinese culture and made his own contributions to the popularity of Chinese language.
Two years of teaching time was fleeting, but when it comes to the situation at Prince Songkla University, Mr. Xiao still has a fresh memory. "The reason why I decided to go teach Chinese overseas was not only because the school actively encouraged teachers to sign up for it, but also because the volunteer experience back in my college days made me have a strong interest in the Confucius Institute." Xiao said.
From May 2012 to February 2013, Mr. Xiao, who was just a college student, came to Salad Middle School in Thailand as a volunteer of Confucius Institute to teach for one year, mainly responsible for teaching Chinese. That year's volunteer life left a deep impression on Mr. Xiao and laid the foundation for him to go to Thailand and teach full time there later.
Because of the trust and support from the president of the Confucius Institute and the teaching experience of domestic schools, since entering the Confucius Institute, Mr. Xiao was appointed as the assistant of the president of the Confucius Institute, responsible for the Chinese teaching and cultural activities of the Confucius Institute.
Not only that, Mr. Xiao also participated in the compilation of teaching materials. Together with the director of the Chinese Department of the College of Liber Arts of Prince Songkla University, he prepared the teaching material of "Chinese for job seeking".
Chinese courses in Confucius Institute is divided into credit courses and non-credit courses. Credit courses include Chinese courses for middle school students and Chinese courses for college students, which belong to professional courses. Non-credit courses include Confucius Institute training course, Chinese elective course in Confucius Institute, Chinese Assembly Hall lessons, group Chinese courses, and HSK training courses, etc.
For this reason, during his two years teaching in Thailand, Mr. Xiao had been exposed to a wide range of students, ranging from 7 to 61 years old, including college students, middle school students, primary school students, as well as oversea Chinese and social workers. Under the great guidance of Mr. Xiao, the students have achieved many excellent results.
Carry Forward Chinese Culture as His Mission
Confucius Institute is a comprehensive cultural exchange platform with language and culture as its carriers. It has an important mission to promote the development of friendly relations between China and foreign countries, and is related to the overall situation of diplomacy as well as people to people and cultural exchanges, especially education exchanges. Our school actively responds to the national language and culture strategy and actively sends teachers to teach and exchange abroad.
During the two years of teaching, Mr. Xiao had been promoting Chinese culture through keynote speeches, photo exhibitions, expert lectures, Chinese culture camp activities and other forms. In total, he had organized and participated in more than 72 cultural activities of the Confucius Institute, including 16 cultural camps, 30 large-scale cultural activities and over 10,000 audiences. In addition, Mr. Xiao also organized teachers to rehearse programs and actively participated in large-scale celebration performances of the local Chinese community and the Consulate of China in Songkla, which received strong repercussions.
"During my stay in Thailand, teachers of Confucius Institute performed their respective duties to introduce Chinese culture through martial arts, calligraphy and painting, performance, paper cutting and other forms. These performances are all arranged by the teachers themselves, hoping to let Thai students learn more about Chinese culture. " Xiao said.
Recalling two years in Thailand, Mr. Xiao sighed: "Life there was not only a process of honing and cultivation, but also a process of growth and harvest. Two years of teaching, full of experience. In a big sense, it is worthy of the sacred duty of a Chinese teacher, treating every student with heart, doing a good job in every class, letting students learn Chinese happily and learning Chinese culture happily; in a small sense, thanks to everyone I met, thanks to everyone who loved me, because of the, I have grown up and made myself worthy of my identity of a teacher. Thanks to the state government, Hanban and the school for providing such a rare opportunity to teach abroad. If a country is strong, its language must be said world-widely first. "
After returning to China, I am devoted to help the group and schools to expand communication and exchange with Thailand and other countries, and contribute my own strength to the education internationalization.