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2013.0614

Teachers from Singapore Centre for Chinese attend training camp at NTNU

Teachers from the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (新加坡華文教研中心) wrapped up a four-day crash course on teaching methods Thursday offered by National Taiwan Normal University's Chinese Department. The course focused on pragmatic teaching methods, assessment, and multimedia teaching materials, among other topics.


This seminar is just a small part of ongoing cooperation between Chinese teachers in Taiwan and Singapore, said NTNU Chinese Department head Tseng Chin-chin (曾金金) at Thursday's closing eremony. In fact, the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language and NTNU's Chinese Department have just inked a letter of intent which covers exchanges between trainers from both countries, cooperation in opening credit-bearing and certification classes, training camps, overseas internships for graduate students, and cooperation in publishing.


The Singapore Centre for Chinese Language at Nanyang Technological University opened in 2008 to promote the study of the language among Singapore's non-Chinese population. It offers training to Singapore's elementary and middle school Chinese teachers and has become a center of research for the language and its teaching methods.


This week's training camp is the first time that the Centre's teachers have come to Taiwan for training since the Centre signed a letter of intent with NTNU in October of last year.