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The 8th International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop Successfully Held

The 8th International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop was hosted by Chinese Language and Technology Research Center of the National Taiwan Normal University and co-organized by Kang Chiao International School (Xiugang Campus) on November 25-27th, 2021. Over 200 participants joined the tree day conference from America, U.K., Canada, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam.

NTNU Cooperates with TaiwanICDF for Cross-cultural Chinese Teaching Talents

NTNU and the International Cooperation and Development Fund co organize the “Overseas Technical Assistance Service Plan for Young Adults". Students majoring in Chinese teaching can teach Chinese online to overseas countries that are allies to Taiwan. Principal Investigator Prof. Tsai Ya Hsun said that the teaching by the student teacher is focus on cross culture and student-centered. They create a helpful, actual context for students that meets their needs.

Netherlands Office Taipei Paid Visit to NTNU for Cooperation Discussion

Representative of Netherlands Office Taipei Guido Tielman was invited to come to NTNU on October 28th. President Wu Cheng Chih, Vice President Ying-Shao Hsu of the Office of Research and Development and Associate Vice President Nikky Lin welcomed the guest and they discussed issues related to the cooperation between NTNU and the Netherlands.

Coffee Helps Relieve Muscle Soreness Caused by Exercise, Making you Stronger

Promoting athletic performance through nutritional supplementation has been a popular research topic in sports science, and caffeine has been proven in many studies to be a legitimate supplement that can effectively enhance aerobic and anaerobic performance. However, whether caffeine, which also has an analgesic effect, can be effective in reducing muscle strength performance when the exercise causes delayed muscle soreness in the case of supplementation, and whether the effect has gender differences, has not been clarified. Therefore, we designed an experiment in which a downhill running caused running-induced delayed muscle soreness with male and female athletes, followed by caffeine supplementation of about three cups of American coffee, and observed the degree of muscle soreness change and muscle strength performance. The results showed that caffeine supplementation was effective in terms of reducing the muscle pain of both male and female athletes, but the degree of reduction in pain was higher in men than in women. Both men and women, however, can benefit from the same supplement of coffee that reduces the maximum loss of muscle strength. If you have muscle soreness and want to exercise, drink some coffee next time.

NTNU and PSU Join Forces Again to Sign Collaboration Agreement for Taiwan Huayu Best Program

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and its strategic partner of Pennsylvania State University (PSU) signed a collaboration agreement for “Taiwan Hauyu BEST program” on November 1, 2021 to promote Chinese language instruction and learning through academic cooperation and exchange of visiting scholars and students supported by NTNU Overseas Mandarin Training Center. NTNU will annually send two Chinese language instructors on exchange to PSU, while PSU students come to NTNU for in-depth Chinese language study and to provide English language tutorials to local elementary schools in New Taipei City.