The 5th Confucius Classroom Working Meeting was held in UCD CII on January 16th, 2019. The 20 participants included principles or programme managers from 9 secondary schools with Confucius Classrooms, CII Director Prof Liming Wang and CII Chinese Director Mr Wei Zhang.
First, Prof Wang reviewed the agenda of last year’s meeting and the 2018 financial report and the 2019 financial budget. He focused his speech on the local Chinese language teacher training programme, and called on local schools to provide support for their staff who may take part in this programme. Mr Lichao Li, Ms Xuan Yang and local teacher Garreth Hodgins shared their experience in CLT course book writing and course delivery in secondary schools. At the end of the meeting, Prof Wang gave more details about the secondary school students China study tour.
The successful meeting is important in strengthening the link and collaboration between UCD CII and the Confucius Classrooms; it also plays an important part in CII’s effective management of the Confucius Classrooms and in promoting CLT in Ireland.