Chinese Language - Teachers' Training

Confucius Institute 2017 Autumn Teachers’ Training

Time: Saturday 28 October 2017, 10-16
Morning venue 9:40-12: University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor, hall 8
Afternoon venue: 13:30-16: University Library, Kaisa Building,Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor, Room 7062

9:40 Registration

10:00-11:45 Training by Prof. George X Zhang (Director of the Centre for Modern Languages, Richmond, The American International University in London as well as Vice President of European Association of Chinese Teaching)

Title: Chinese language teaching in schools and universities – development and challenges
12:00-1:30 Lunch break in Ravintola Basilika

1:45-2:45 Team exercise/presentation, conducted by Prof. Zhang

2:45-3:45 Round-table discussion: Connecting High School Chinese Language Education to Universities

Moderator: Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki

Tentative Invited speakers
Prof. George Zhang
Dr. Mingming Gao, Lecturer, University of Helsinki
Tapio Erma, Head of High Schools in Espoo City
Ge Yun, Chinese teacher at Ressun lukio and Lauttasaaren yhteiskoulu
Jani Kohonen, teacher at Meilahden yläaste

Topics to be discussed

  • For students who have started Chinese at high school, is there a way for them to have a smoother connection to advance their Chinese learning in universities?
  • How to attract high school students to learn Chinese?
  • What are the major obstacles for high school students to select B3 Chinese courses and continue their study?
  • How to use high school Chinese as a way to encourage more students to learn Chinese in universities?
  • Sharing experience and thoughts of teaching Chinese in high schools
  • The possibilities for continuing Chinese study in Finnish Universities and even Chinese universities.

Register by sending e-mail to mariliina.rasanen(at) by 23 October 2017.

The travel expenses(bus or train) will be covered for teachers coming outside the capital area .


Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Program 2016

2016 年外国汉语教师来华研修项目

Hanban overseas Chinese Teachers Program 2016 is open for application. Application deadline is 31 May 2016.

1. Application Requirements
Applicants must be Chinese language teachers in authorized schools, non-Chinese nationality (teacher with Chinese nationality but who has got a permanent living permit in Finland is also eligible to apply), under 60 and in good health condition.

2. Fees
Tuitions, teaching materials expenses and accommodation(double room) are covered by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. Round-trip tickets shall be covered by applicants.

3. Application, Verification and Admission

1) Choose a course online through Homepage of Hanban ( – Teachers – Overseas Chinese Teachers Training;
2) Submit the Application Form to applicants’ recommendation institutions, which should be a local Confucius Institute/ Classroom, or the Education/Culture Department(office) of the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in respective countries;
3) After getting the recommendation institution’s approval, those applicants whose mother tongue is not Chinese shall directly contact the training academy for Chinese language proficiency test to ensure that they are qualified for the course applied (unnecessary for those applicants whose mother tongue is Chinese);
4) Contact the recommendation institutions to check the admission status.