Prospectus of 2014 Overseas Chinese Teacher Training Program,
1. 魅力厦门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. 厦门大学Xiamen University
厦门大学由著名爱国华侨领袖陈嘉庚先生于1921 年创办，是中国近代教育史上第一所华侨创办的大学，也是国家“211 工程”和“985 工程”重点建设的高水平大学。建校以来，学校秉承“自强不息，止于至善”的校训，积累了丰富的办学经验，形成了鲜明的办学特色，成为一所学科门类齐全、师资力量雄厚、居国内一流、在国际上有广泛影响的综合性大学。建校迄今，已先后为国家培养了20 多万名本科生和研究生，在厦大学习、工作过的两院院士达60 多人。学校现有在校生40000 余人（本科生20314 人，硕士生17312 人,博士生2956 人）；每年有4000 余位外国留学生及港、澳、台学生(包括长短期培训班学生)在校学习。
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
厦门大学已与英、美、日、法、俄等国家和港澳台地区的270 多所高校建立了校际合作关系。学校积极参与汉语国际推广工作，已与北美洲、欧洲、亚洲、非洲和大洋洲等地区的大学合作建立了15 所孔子学院。
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
汉语教师志愿者培训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.
学员们正在学习中国画Trainees are learning Chinese Traditional Painting
学员们制作京剧脸谱Trainees are making Beijing Opera Facial Mask
学员们正在学习中国结Trainees are making Chinese knotting
三、申请流程 Application Procedure
1.申请条件 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.研修费用 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.申请程序 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、联系方式 Contact Us
地址：福建省厦门市思明区思明南路422 号集美二203 室
电话：+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
Tel:+86-592-2188106, +86-592-2185303, +86-18559694132