From April 13 to 16, the 1st "Chinese Language Teaching Idols" selection competition sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) was held in Beijing Language and Culture University. The 132 contestants of this selection competition were selected from 700 postgraduates majoring in Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) of 84 Chinese colleges, with the top 50 contestants getting to the final via selection on the spot and attending the "Chinese Language Teaching Idols" summer camp activity in June. Our MTCSOL students Chen Peipei (Vietnam) and Wen Xin (Russia) were selected for this competition.
This selection competition was composed of two sections, simulated classroom teaching and Chinese culture promotion. The simulated classroom teaching section aimed at testing the contestants' practical teaching skills mainly in promoting students' motivation and interaction with students, so as to realize verbal communication and accomplish teaching objectives. The Chinese culture promotion section aimed at testing the contestants' cultural talent and skills in organizing and managing cultural activities, and ability in integrating talent and teaching and promoting communication between Chinese and foreign culture. The competition invited scholars and experts specialized in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese culture and cross-cultural communication, as examiners.
After the fierce contest, Chen Peipei (among top ten contestants) won the pass for the final and summer camp, and would attend the final in this June, representing the GXNU. The two contestants expressed that regardless of the result, they had gained much precious experience from this competition, promoted skills and abilities in Chinese teaching, and expanded knowledge of Chinese culture. To them, this was a very beneficial experience and made them more eager to work hard and love more the undertaking of international education of Chinese.
Leader of Hanban Awarding Passes
Chen Peipei from GXNU Got to Final Successfully.