Local Chinese Teachers Benefit from CI’s Teaching Materials Workshop and Textbook Exhibition

October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014, Confucius Institute held Chinese Teaching Materials Workshop and Textbook Exhibition in Jonsson Building of UT Dallas. Seventy eight Chinese teachers from local schools attended the workshop held at JO4.614. Meanwhile, over 500 volumes of Chinese textbooks were exhibited in the lobby of the classroom.

The workshop was hosted by Xuemei Yan, M. Ed., Chinese teacher at Santa Fe South High School, Oklahoma, and Yue Zheng, MA, Chinese teacher at Department of Modern Language, Literatures and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. Based on the model textbook published in China - Happy Chinese (Kuai Le Han Yu, Book 1-3, People’s Education Press, 2003), the two speakers gave wonderful lectures on the topics such as: basic contents and configurations of Happy Chinese, how to write class plan, how to organize classroom activities and how to manage tests and assessment of the textbook. At the end of the workshop, CI presented every teacher a set of Happy Chinese as gift.