Professor Ou Hsiu-Hui, from the Department of Language and Literacy Education at National Taichung University of Education was invited to give lectures on the Chinese language at Moscow City University (MCU), with the help of Prof. Vladimir Kurdyumov, Chair of the Department of Chinese Language at MCU. Prof. Kurdyumov formerly spent time at University of National Taichung University of Education as an invited visiting scholar.
This is the third time that Professor Ou has been invited to an outstanding Russian university as a visiting scholar in the last two years. During her week-long stay in Moscow in early April, 2019, Prof. Ou gave three presentations, on: 1. Polysemy and Homonymy in the Chinese Language; 2. A Creative Approach to Teaching Chinese Language; and 3. A Quick Look at Today’s Taiwan. These each attracted an audience of at least 50 people, including students, teaching staff, and those interested in the Chinese language and Chinese culture. William Lu, Secretary of the Education Division of TMECCC, Nicolas Hsu, Director of the Culture Division of TMECCC, and two Mandarin Chinese teachers from Taiwan also attended. Prof. Ou’s lectures were very informative, and the participants at each lecture gave her an enthusiastic response, asking numerous questions.
Moscow City University is one of three main normal universities in Russia and is one of TMECCC’s closest partners in Moscow. The university works with several Taiwanese universities conducting student and faculty exchange programs, and two teachers from Taiwan are currently teaching Mandarin Chinese there. MCU also works with TMECCC to carry out language and other exchange programs each year. This year, three students from non-Russian language related departments of the University of Taipei came to MCU as exchange students, the first students to undertake such an exchange, and the Education Division of TMECCC looks forward to assisting more academic institutions in Taiwan to cooperate with MCU in various education fields.
Professor Ou Hsiu-Hui from the Department of Language and Literacy Education at National Taichung University of Education giving a lecture at Moscow City University (MCU).