[来 源] 人民网 [发表时间] 2008-11-25 16:35:57
English hometown of Chinese hot to open 500 primary and secondary Chinese classes
[Source] People [TIME] 2008-11-25 16:35:57
English is the world's most widely used language. With the improvement of China's international status, in an English home to have more and more people began to study Chinese. November 24, the China of Chinese Language Council International Office of the Leading Group's invitation, from Kent, England, Wales and other areas of 11 primary and secondary school principals and local education officials, 110 people came to China to begin their visit to China brigade.
■ be able to study English more and deeper understanding of Chinese culture
China NOCFL Director, Confucius Institute Headquarters, the Director-General Xu Lin said at the welcoming ceremony and wished the United Kingdom primary and secondary school principals and education officials harvest trip to China a lot, and on behalf of NOCFL to the United Kingdom presented a number of primary and secondary schools Chinese language teaching materials and Chinese language books.
Cultural Embassy in the United Kingdom, British Council China Region Director Ms. Joanna Burke said at the welcoming ceremony, in order to allow students to have a global vision, the United Kingdom education sector is about to carry out the "extended classroom" project, through studying a foreign language, set up links with foreign schools to promote the implementation of the project. Although the British study of Chinese students studying in China and the United Kingdom the number of students is not many, but in recent years has been an increase trend. Mutual understanding between young people will help them in adulthood better to solve the problems faced by the world.
The trip to China a member of the United Kingdom阿什克布School Vice-President Peter Thompson said: "As primary and secondary school principals, we trip to China, my colleagues and students can provide a real China. British students studying Chinese, can more many, a deeper understanding of Chinese culture. I have seen many people trip to China because of the change of life direction, I believe, take part in this event will happen this way other people change. "
It is learned that British primary and secondary school principals to visit China Tour members will be grouped to Shandong, Shanxi, Guangdong, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing provinces and cities to visit 6. Events during which they will visit Chinese primary and secondary schools and Chinese primary and secondary schools set up sister school relationships.
British Museum to introduce China's first sentence reads: "Chinese people have created the world's most extensive and long history of civilization, and their oral and written language in the 4000 years of history, has maintained a consistent form, to maintain the tremendous the reunification of the country, connected to her now and in the past, the expression of an unparalleled elsewhere in the same culture. "the British Museum in China have been gradually disappearing in today's China is a new face to show the world their style, in modernization and internationalization in the process of studying Chinese and understand China, the world has become more and more people choice.
■ more than 20 UK universities to open 500 primary and secondary school Chinese language classes
In English, Chinese has been gradually accepted by everyone. "The Times" daily on the front page publication of the most prominent location of two Chinese characters, and even published about Chinese history and culture to invite readers to take part in quizzes, so as to attract readers to study Chinese language and Chinese culture.
In 2000, the Chinese and British Governments signed the "Sino-British Education Cooperation Framework Agreement", which contains basic education, vocational education and higher education at all stages to promote Chinese language teaching with content. To this end, the English National curriculum and the secondary school exit examination requirements (GCSE) examinations and high school (A LEVEL) subjects to do the adjustment, Chinese has been one of the modern foreign language, be incorporated into the English syllabus provided for the examination subjects.
At present, almost all British universities are more or less set up Chinese courses. Among them, 20 universities have opened Chinese language courses graduate from college or higher, the number of people studying Chinese (Education) has more than 4000 people. While specializing in Chinese as, taking the total number of elective and more. Of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, only one school, the number of various types of Chinese language study (academic education) had more than 400 people, non-diploma education, more than 2,000 people. NOCFL enroll, the "Chinese Bridge" competition was the number of year-on-year rise.
Primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom, but also more and more schools have begun to systematically set up Chinese courses. Opened Chinese courses in the number of schools from 2002 to 57 in 2004, the 100-2006 year 300 and then to the current near 500. These figures fully demonstrate that the Chinese in the United Kingdom to promote speed.
Through cooperation projects in China each year sent to schools to teach Chinese English teachers also increased year by year, the Chinese students recruited to the British School of personnel engaged in Chinese language teaching around the British Isles. NOCFL in English in primary and secondary schools to open Chinese courses in schools with teachers, teaching materials, while the United Kingdom also opened 12 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classroom 14. There are more schools and institutions are applying for start-up Confucius Institutes.