Date: July, 05, 2017 15:15 Age: 109 days
2017年6月15日，南太平洋大学孔子学院（以下简称南太孔院）在南太平洋大学文法学院会议室成功举办了孔院工作研讨会。南太平洋大学文法学院院长阿卡尼西博士(Akanisi Kedrayate)，南太孔院外方院长余倩荘(Joan Yee)女士，中方院长杨慧博士，公派教师孙斌博士，本土汉语教师吴静欣，教师志愿者崔世鹏、石乾坤、宋洁丹、陈琦，行政秘书乔治(Ilaisa Senimoli)等10人出席了此次会议。
会上，余倩莊(Joan Yee)女士首先致欢迎词，介绍了本次会议的两个目的：一是为增进教师们之间的交流，以便下学期更好地开展教学工作；二是解决南太孔院咨询委员会会议的遗留问题。随后，阿卡尼西(Akanisi Kedrayate)博士发表讲话，高度赞扬了上学期社会班中文课的毕业晚会，之后阿卡尼西(Akanisi Kedrayate)博士分享了自己在语言教学方面的心得“教语言并不是一件简单的事情，你需要让学生享受并理解所学的内容，让学生产生把所学内容分享给其他人的动力，课上给学生充足的练习时间，课下使学生有自我评估学习效果的意识”，她还说道，教师语言要简单清晰，根据班级学生的语言水平合理控制语速，避免给学生带来压迫感。同时，阿卡尼西博士(Akanisi Kedrayate)强调了线上课程的重要性，要充分使用课程视频，为更多想学汉语的当地人提供学习的机会。孔院教师、志愿者教师听后感悟颇深，各自阐述了自己对一学期工作的反馈、建议和感受。之后，中方院长杨慧博士总结并解答了南太孔院咨询委员会会议的遗留问题，努力完善现有的教学体系，为以后更好地开展教学工作奠定基础。随后，行政助理乔治(Ilaisa Senimoli)总结了学生提交的教师评估表呈现的问题。最后，阿卡尼西(Akanisi Kedrayate)博士总结了此次会议的发言内容，并对孔院下学期的工作提出了宝贵意见。
First End of Semester Workshop for CI-USP
The Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) held its first end of semester workshop on the 15th of June 2017. Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, Ms. Joan Yee, Local Director of CI-USP, Dr. Hui Yang, Chinese Director of CI-USP, Dr. Bin Sun, local Chinese teacher Jingxin Wu, the volunteer teachers Shipeng Cui, Qiankun Shi, Jiedan Song, Qi Chen and the secretary of the CI-USP Ilaisa Senimoli attended the workshop.
During the meeting, Ms. Joan Yee introduced the two goals of the workshop: The first being to increase communication between teachers. Secondly questions that arose from this year’s Programme Advisory Committee meeting were tabled for the CI staff to discuss. Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate highly praised the graduation ceremony of Semester 1 2017, and shared her experiences in learning and teaching. “It is not easy to teach languages, you should ask your students enjoy and understand what you taught, and make them have the willingness to share what they learned,” Dr. Akanisi advised. “Teachers should give enough time to students so that they could exercise more and make students could think over what they have learned. Teachers should speak clearly and briefly, and control their speed, do not give stress to students.” What’s more, Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate explained on the efficient use of tools and resources in online teaching, such as videos, to offer more opportunities for people who want to learn Chinese. Teachers and volunteers also shared their opinions and experiences in the first semester of 2017. Dr. Yang summarized the questions of PAC Meeting and gave solutions. She hoped to improve the present teaching system and make a good foundation for future teaching. Ilaisa submitted the questions form evaluation forms. At the end of the meeting, Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate concluded the meeting and gave her suggestions.
The workshop provided a clear direction for CI-USP, and deepened the teachers’ ad volunteers understanding about their students, establishing a solid foundation for the next semester’s teaching.