Chinese Teachers from ILTexas Visited Confucius Institute
August 20, 2014
On August 15, 20 Chinese teachers from International Leadership of Texas visited Confucius Institute at UT Dallas. Led by their Chinese program coordinator Ms. Xiaoyan Wang, the teachers toured the campus, met with Confucius Institute staff, and browsed Confucius Institute Library’s books. Dr. Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts & Humanities paid a special visit to them in the Confucius Institute office suite and gave them a warm welcome speech.
Among the 20 teachers, 13 are dispatched by the Confucius Institute Headquarters as volunteer teachers. Together with 7 teachers from local, they will teach Chinese for over 5000 enrolled K-12 students in the school’s five campuses.
International Leadership of Texas was founded in 2013. It is a new school but grows very fast. In this school, every student is required to learn English, Spanish and Chinese. With the support from the Confucius Institute, in January 2014, the school established three Confucius Classrooms. They are: Confucius Classroom at International Leadership of Texas High School – Garland, Confucius Classroom at International Leadership of Texas Elementary School – Garland, and Confucius Classroom at International Leadership of Texas Elementary School – Arlington. Volunteer teachers from China will greatly enhance their Chinese program.
At the end of the visit, Confucius Institute presented every teacher some teaching tools and Chinese culture items as gifts.