2016 Mandarin Chinese Teaching Seminars for Russian Teachers Held at Chinese Culture University and National Taiwan Normal University
The host universities arranged a very full curriculum for the seminars. The Mandarin Chinese teaching theories and practice component covered teaching materials, teaching practice, multimedia teaching, flipped teaching, vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogue, and TOCFL. Being in Taiwan gave allowed them to see traditional Chinese characters used in everyday life, These are a valuable component of Mandarin Chinese teaching, essential for serious study and a research career. The participants also enjoyed a wide range of Chinese culture events, including dancing, visits to Cloud Gate Theater, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei Confucius Temple, the National Palace Museum, and so on first hand.
In view of the rising “Oriental Fever” in Russia, the Education Division of the Representative Office in Moscow for the Taipei-Moscow Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission is keenly encouraging Taiwanese universities to grasp this opportunity and engage in more bilateral exchanges and cooperation, and further develop closer ties.
Photo:Julie Y.C. Chiu, Education Counselor from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan (R.O.C.) (seated, 2nd left), Professor Li Hsi-mei, Dean of the College of Foreign Languages and Literature at Chinese Culture University (seated, 2nd right), and Russian teachers of Chinese at the MOE.