Prospectus of 2014 Overseas Chinese Teacher Training Program,
1. 魅力廈門Xiamen: A Fascinating City
Situated on the west bank of Taiwan straits and embraced by the beautiful Xiamen Bay, the City of Xiamen, one of China’s five Special Economic Zones, isappraised as a modern city with the homiest ambience in southeast China. It is blessedwith picturesque scenery enjoying a mild and pleasant subtropical climate. Xiamen has been awarded a number of honours, including the “UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award”, the “Nations in Bloom Award”, etc. It is thus described as “Hawaii of the East, a unique cityscape well resulted from the integration of the long-existed indigenous Minnan culture of southern Fujian areas with modern western cultures.
A glance of scenery in Xiamen
2. 廈門大學Xiamen University
廈門大學由著名愛國華僑領袖陳嘉庚先生于1921 年創辦，是中國近代教育史上第一所華僑創辦的大學，也是國家“211 工程”和“985 工程”重點建設的高水平大學。建校以來，學校秉承“自強不息，止于至善”的校訓，積累了豐富的辦學經驗，形成了鮮明的辦學特色，成為一所學科門類齊全、師資力量雄厚、居國內一流、在國際上有廣泛影響的綜合性大學。建校迄今，已先后為國家培養了20 多萬名本科生和研究生，在廈大學習、工作過的兩院院士達60 多人。學校現有在校生40000 余人（本科生20314 人，碩士生17312 人,博士生2956 人）；每年有4000 余位外國留學生及港、澳、臺學生(包括長短期培訓班學生)在校學習。
Qunxian Buildings in Xiamen University
Xiamen University was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a well-known patriotic overseas Chinese. It was the first Chinese university to be established by overseas Chinese. Since then, it has ranked among China's prestigious universities designated for the state key construction of the “211 Project” and the “985 Project”. In the past 93 years, as a result of observing the school motto: “Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection”, Xiamen University has acquired a lot of experience from offering different educational programs which have unique features. With its outstanding faculty and staff, Xiamen University provides a fairly complete range of educational programs through which it has become a first-class comprehensive university in China with extensive international reputation. Since its establishment in 1921, Xiamen University has graduated more than 200,000 students; and over 60 academicians of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) have studied or worked in the university. The university currently has over 40,000 full-time students, made up of 20,314 undergraduates, 17,312 master degree students, and 2,956 doctoral students. Over 4,000 international students, some of who are for short-term and long-term training programs, study in the university every year.
Xiang’an Campus, Xiamen University
廈門大學已與英、美、日、法、俄等國家和港澳臺地區的270 多所高校建立了校際合作關系。學校積極參與漢語國際推廣工作，已與北美洲、歐洲、亞洲、非洲和大洋洲等地區的大學合作建立了15 所孔子學院。
The 5th Xiamen University Confucius Institute Partnership Workshop
Xiamen University has inter-university ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad. Xiamen University is actively involved in the teaching of Chinese language abroad, it already has 15 Confucius Institutes co-established with universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Xiamen University was awarded “2013 Outstanding Confucius Institute Chinese Partnership”
The Southern Base of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, Xiamen University
Since its establishment in September 2008, the Southern Base of the Confucius Institute Headquarters has been involved in the efforts by Confucius Insitute Headquarters/Hanban to teach Chinese language and introduce Chinese culture to the outside world. Leveraging the advantages provided by Xiamen University’s location in a Special Economic Zone on the southeast coast of China facing the Taiwan Strait, the Southern Base is committed to providing advanced trainings for Confucius Institute directors and Chinese teachers all over the world. The Base has so far trained over 8,000 international Chinese language teachers and administrative personnel,including Confucius Institute directors, Hanban-sponsored teachers, volunteer teachers, local teachers, education officials, and primary and middle school heads.
2013 In-service Training Workshop for Confucius Institute Directors
漢語教師志愿者培訓Training Program for Volunteer Chinese Teachers
On December 7th, 2013, Madame Liu Yandong, a member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee and Vice-Premier of the State Council, said that the Confucius Institute Directors Institute sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban would be established in Xiamen University. The construction of the Institute is in progress in the southwestern part of XMU’s Xiang'an campus, on a site of 34 hectares. The Institute will have over 60,000 square meters of floor-space that will accommodate teaching, training and general services spaces, offices, residential blocks, dining halls, and relaxation/cultural/sports facilities. When completed, the Institute will also serve as a major base for cross-cultural exchanges and communication, providing high quality services for Confucius Institute directors, essential teachers and overseas sinologists.
About Overseas Chinese Teacher Training Program
In order to promote communication and cooperation between China and the outside world, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban set up “Overseas ChineseTeacher Training Programs” which provides special opportunities and financialsupport for overseas Chinese language teachers who will be trained in China.
Different kinds of courses have been prepared to satisfy the different requirements and levels that have been laid down for Chinese language teachers from different countries. There are three training programs (Preliminary, Intermediate, Advanced) available at present. The main courses are: Chinese language and teaching,theory and method of Chinese language teaching, country-specific Chinese teaching methodology, modern educational technology application, textbooks/ teaching materials application, Chinese culture and its teaching, experience exchange by Chinese and non-Chinese teachers of Chinese language, Chinese cultural tour, etc.
Trainees on a visit to the Nanputuo Buddhist Temple in Xiamen
Trainees are learning Chinese Martial Art
There will be about 35 trainees in each class. Each program will last two weeks.The programs are available all year round. Any Chinese language teacher whosatisfies the requirements shown below may apply for any of the programs.
學員們正在學習中國畫Trainees are learning Chinese Traditional Painting
學員們制作京劇臉譜Trainees are making Beijing Opera Facial Mask
學員們正在學習中國結Trainees are making Chinese knotting
三、申請流程 Application Procedure
1.申請條件 Conditions for application
The applicant must be a Chinese language teacher in a mainstream school abroad,a non-Chinese citizen, under 60 years old, in good health, loves Chinese language teaching and willing to engage in Chinese language teaching for long periods.
2.研修費用 Training Expenses
Tuition, board/ lodging, and teaching materials will be provided free of cost. However, international travel expenses shall be borne by applicants and are not reimbursable.
3.申請程序 Application Process
Sign up at the Application System of Training Programs for Overseas Chinese
Teachers : http://laihuapeixun.chinesecio.com
Log on to the system and register;
Fill in the application form online. Please choose class according to your
Confirm all the information and submit the application form.
After filling in the application form, please contact the recommending
institution to verify the application form；
If you are not a native Chinese speaker, after the verification, please
contact your training school for Chinese proficiency test.
Final approval from Hanban/ Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Log on to the Application System website to check your application status.
四、聯系方式 Contact Us
地址：福建省廈門市思明區思明南路422 號集美二203 室
電話：+86-592-2188106, +86-592-2185303, +86-18559694132
The Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters/Office of Confucius Institute
Affairs, Xiamen University
Address: Room 203, 2nd Jimei Building, Xiamen University, 422 Siming South Road,
Xiamen, Fujian Province, P.R.China
Post code: 361005
Contact: Wu Qunbin
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel:+86-592-2188106, +86-592-2185303, +86-18559694132