As part of its efforts to explore excellent pedagogy in international Chinese language teaching, summarize multicultural and nationalized experience in Chinese language promotion, arouse the first-line Chinese teachers’ enthusiasm, and prepare for both the Confucius Institute Conference and the Demonstration Class Exhibition at the Ninth International Forum on Chinese Teaching at the end of 2008, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) has planned to initiate among the first-line Chinese teachers in both China and abroad an activity titled Selection of Excellent Works in International Chinese Language Teaching.

I.  Objective: Exchange experience, encourage innovation and share resources.

II.  Period: Jun. 15, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008

III.  Works Expected:

A. Teaching demonstration video (within 20 minutes) made either in China or abroad, plus an introduction (in WORD, PPT, PDF, etc. format). Requirements:

       1.  The video is to demonstrate the effective pedagogy, textbook resources, teaching aids, and the pedagogical concept.

       2.  The introduction should follow the template available at http://jiaoxue.hanban.org.

B.  Online courseware devised either in China or abroad: Demonstration and an introduction (in WORD, PPT, PDF, etc. format).Requirement:

       1.  Both the content and form should be vivid and interesting. It should be easily applicable in Chinese class as a teaching aid.

       2.  The introduction should follow the template available at http://jiaoxue.hanban.org.

       3.  For the convenience of online display, the multimedia courseware that works on a single computer should be made workable online (in video, Flash, or PPT) before submission. Should technical problems occur, your software entry can be sent by post to Hanban and the organizer of this activity will be willing to make the DEMO on your behalf.

C.  Teaching Plan (in WORD, PPT, PDF, etc. format)

D.  Thesis, etc. (in WORD, PPT, PDF, etc. format)

IV. The Scope of Application:Colleges, middle schools, primary schools and Confucius Institutes abroad.

V.  Means of Work Collection:Open solicitation for works via the Web site: http://jiaoxue.hanban.org.

VI.  Evaluation:For better involvement, the entries are to be evaluated by both the users and the experts.Each participant is free to vote for or comment on any entries including that of your own.

VII.  The Stages:

Stage 1 (Jun. 16-Jul. 15): A special online platform was constructed for candidate registration. The Web site was launched on Jul. 16.

Stage 2 (Jul. 16- Oct. 15): All the relevant materials are to be uploaded to the designated Web site or burned onto a CD and sent to the Division of Teaching Materials Office of the Hanban.

Stage 3 (Oct. 16 – Nov. 31): Evaluation online and by the experts.

Stage 4 (Dec. 1 – Dec. 31): Announcement of the results and Exhibition of the awarded works.

VIII.  Reward:Each of the awarded entries will be rewarded with a credential and some funds for development and publishing by Hanban.

IX.  Contact Details:

Wing Jinhong  Division of Teaching Materials, Confucius Institute Headquarters, The Office of Chinese Language Council International

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