CISDUS Opening Training for Chinese Internship Teachers
On November 26, Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit University at Suphanburi (CISDUS) held the pre-service training for the Chinese teachers in the 20th session of teaching internship. Twenty-two undergraduates from Guangxi University majoring in Chinese international education participated in the training, after which they will go to 22 schools to be a Chinese teacher.
Dr. Waranee Vessoontorntep, Vice President of Suan Dusit University and board member of the CISDUS, Dr. Tanaporn Khotphat, the Thai director of the Confucius Institute, and Mr. Qiu Zongfeng, the Chinese director, all attended the opening ceremony. Dr. Tanaporn Khotphat introduced the work of the Confucius Institute firstly, and then Dr. Waranee Vessoontorntep gave a welcome speech, in which she said: “The teaching internship in Thailand is one of the important cooperation projects between Suan Dusit University and Guangxi University. All the teachers in internship are welcome to Thailand, and I think you are going to have a good time and experience in this project.”
After that, a series of pre- service training to help the new teachers with the life in Thailand were carried on, including teaching skills, Thai language, life stories sharing and assignments for the internship. Dr. Tanaporn Khotphat illustrated the real life of Thai people; Mr. Cao Siyuan showed some methods of teaching Chinese in Thailand and offered some suggestions on how to make a good class; Ms. Han Lu gave an interesting training of Thai language which included greeting, clothing, food and class directions; Mr. Huang Jiajun shared his internship experience in Thailand and gave a lot of practical tips; and finally, Ms. Liu Xiaohui announced the tasks for the new teachers and reminded them of submitting the internship reports on time so as to improve the teaching quality.
The Chinese teaching internship in Thailand is one of the outstanding programs in cooperation between Guangxi University and the CISDUS over the previous years. And the CISDUS will continue to elect more talented Chinese teachers to Thai schools to strengthen the bridge of Thailand and China’s friendship.