Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sponsored Teaching Materials Courses in China

A series of seven day sponsored training programmes introducing Chinese language teaching materials are on offer from Hanban from July till Dec 2011.

Open to full time Chinese language teachers, age under 60, from mainstream teaching institutions, such as universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools the full cost of the training programme including tuition, food, accommodation and teaching materials will be met by Hanban. Participants are asked to cover the cost of their airfare to China though if there is financial difficulty an application may be made to Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters.

There are six sessions on offer each of which lasts for seven days breaking down into two days for international travel, one day cultural experience and four days in class training.

Summer Class A1 17‐23 July 2011
Summer Class A2 24‐30 July 2011
Summer Class B 01‐07 Aug 2011
Term Time Class C 18‐24 September 2011
Term Time Class D 10‐16 October 2011
Winter Class E 11‐17 December 2011

Primary and Secondary School Teacher sessions will take place in Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou; Xiamen University, Xiamen; Jilin University, Changchun; Beijing Foreign StudiesUniversity; Beijing Normal University; Hainan Normal University, Haikou and East China Normal University, Shanghai.

University and other Adult Learning Organisation Teacher sessions will take place in Peking University, Beijing; Nankai University, Tianjin; Wuhan University, Wuhan and Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Dalian.

To find out more about this initiative please click here.

If you are interested in applying for a space you can make an online application here.

If you have a problem in opening the .rar file which gives details of specific arrangements at each university please email jie.chen@ed.ac.uk and we will send you a zip file of the contents.

BACS -priority registration open till 31 July – September 2011

Priority delegate registration for the British Association of Chinese Studies conference being organised with the Confucius Institute for Scotland is available until Sunday 31st July.

Opening on September 7th with keynote addresses from renowed Professors Wang Hui and David Derwei Wang the conference will run through till mid-afternoon on Friday September 9th. A special exhibition on `Cao Yu: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Drama` created by the Shanghai Theatre Academy Theatre Museum working with the University of Leeds will also be on show during the Conference.

For more information and to register please visit the Conference website.

BCLTS – conference programme available – June 2011

The conference programme for BCLTS 29 Jun-01 Jul is now available to download along with cross-referenced abstracts. The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 29 June and non-members are requested to book and pay online if they wish to attend the dinner which is charged at only £15.

Please click here for the Programme.