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    • Eighth Confucius Institute Conference Reference Materials Part One: General Information 2013 Confucius Institute at Autonomous University of Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, México The Confucius Institute of UADY began operations in October 2007 after signing the agreement with HANBAN in November 2006and later with its collaborative partner, Sun Yat - Sen University, in January of 2007. CI-UADY aims to promotethe learning of Chinese Mandarin, to expand the knowledge of Chinese culture in Merida and Mexico and organize academic and cultural exchange activities between China and Mexico. 1. Teaching activities (Courses, content, type/level, hours of instruction, teaching materials, and number of students) Chinese Courses Number Content of groups Introductory 11 1. Learn pronunciation course 2. Learn how to write 30 characters Courses and levels Hours per course 30 hours per semester No. Students registred 132 Materials used Chinese for Beginners (CI-UADY) 3. Being able to speak basic dialogues 4. Learn and experience Chinese cultura Level 1 5 1. Study Chinese pinyin 2. Master the daily communication skills and the classroom phrases in Chinese. 3. Learn the basic composition rules of Chinese characters. 4. Learn how to write 80 basic Chinese characters. 60 per semester 83 New Practical Chinese 1
    • Courses and levels Level 2 Number of groups 4 Content Hours per course 1. Strengthen the correct pronunciation of students. 2. Master the basic structures of Chinese sentences and the correct use of Chinese characters. 3. Able to conduct basic daily conversations in Chinese using the four basic language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing. 4. Increase Chinese vocabulary after learning the rules of composing Chinese characters. 5. Master the usage of 120 common characters and phrases. 60 per semester No. Students registred 43 Materials used Level 3 3 1. Keep practicing and improving the Chinese pinyin 2. Study more Chinese grammatical structures. 3. Being able to develop more complicated and improve students’ ability to understand oral and written communication. 4. Master the usage of 200 characters. 60 per semester 32 New Practical Chinese 2 Level 4 2 1. Keep practicing and improving the Chinese pinyin. 2. Study more Chinese gramar. 3. Being able to understand and speak about topics related to culture, customs and traditions. 4. Master the usage of 350 characters 60 per semester 24 New Practical Chinese 2 Level 5 3 1. Keep practicing and improving the Chinese pinyin. 2. Study systematic Chinese grammar and practice their usage. 3. Understand well the cultural points essential for effective communication in daily life and specific occasions. 4. Master the usage of 600 characters 60 per semester 28 New Practical Chinese 3 New Practical Chinese 1
    • Courses and levels Level 6 Number Content of groups 1 1. Keep practicing and improving the Chinese pinyin. 2. Study systematic Chinese grammar and practice their usage. 3. Understand well the cultural points essential for effective communication in daily life and specific occasions. 4. Master the usage of 800 Summer Course for kids 1 Kids A 2 Kids B 1 Instituto Cumbres (Private High School in Merida 2 Culture Class at Anglo 1 characters。 1. Learn basic Chinese pinyin. 2. Learn basic conversations in Chinese. 3. Learn and experience Chinese culture. 1. Occupations 2. Animals and Nature 3. Colors and clothing 1. Spring arrived 2. How is the weather today? 3. Can you swim? 4. I like to sing 5. I want to buy chocolate 6. How much is it? 1.- Master the basic structures of Chinese sentences and the correct use of Chinese characters. 2.- Able to conduct basic daily conversations in Chinese using the four basic language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing. 3.- Increase Chinese vocabulary after learning the rules of composing Chinese characters. 4.- Master the usage of 120 common characters and phrases. Chinese culture includes Festival Culture, Chinese Geography, Chinese History and Chinese character. Total number of students Hours per course No. Students registred 6 Materials used 60 23 Chinese Paradise 1 A and B 30 21 30 10 Kaile Hanyu Chinese Paradise Chinese Paradise 60 23 30 16 60 per semester New Practical Chinese 3 New Practical Chinese 1 Self-edit Teaching material 441 students
    • 2. Cultural and other activities, training of local teachers of Chinese (number of trainings, number of participants and impact), developing of teaching materials, and applying of graphic teaching materials. Date January Activity Promotion Chinese class UADY of at # of Participats 200 1200 Feb. 5 9th China Day March The 2nd Local Chinese Summer camp March March May HSK HSKK 35 16 22 Chinese Cooking Class 55 May 12 Chinese Bridge Competition 6 May 31 Confucius Institute Scholarship 12 June Chinese Boat Festival Celebration 35 June Closing Ceremony and Graduation 200 Impact The Chinese language class and the Chinese culture promotion class to the students in UADY or exchange students from the other countries; in addition, we use radio, newspaper, magazine, banners. The Chinese Spring Festival has the objective to offer the publicto learn about Chinese culture. It is organized through 14 stations, each with a different activity. Local and national press reports it. The students will learn more about the Chinese language and culture during two days camp while they are having fun. The whole camp is taught in Chinese. Compared with last year there was a 20% of increase of students who took HSK. This year was the first time this exam was offered. Students have the opportunity to learn how to make traditionalChinese food like Jiaozi, Tangyuan. The local media reported it. More and more students are interested in learning Chinese through the Chinese bridge program. As of last year we organized a local competition; this year we had 6 participants, and they participated at a national level obtained the first place. 11 students received the scholarship to study in Guizhou University or Shenyang Ligong University for one year and 1 student for one semester Teachers and students got together in a Chinese restaurant tocelebrate The Chinese Boat Festival and students learnt how to cook zongci Closing ceremony after each semester is organized. Students perform in Chinese or talk about aspects related to Chinese culture.. Six students graduated, since they finished level six..
    • Date Activity July Training of teachers at a Chinese Camp for Kids August Promotion of Chinese class in the UADY 200 Workshop for CI directors 1 10th China day 1500 Chinese Cooking Class 60 Sep. 4 to 14 # of Participants 3 Sep. 29 Octuber Octuber HSK Octuber November HSKK YCT 25 4 8 Impact Organized by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ; two Chinese teachers and one local teacher participated in a workshop in which they experienced to work with kids and collaborated with other teachers in the design and preparation of classes. The Chinese language class and the Chinese culture promotion class to the student in UADY or exchange students from the other countries; In addition we use radio, newspaper, magazine, banners. Hanban offers workshops for CI Director´s with the objective to familiarize them diverse aspects of China and administrative issues of the CIs. The workshop Nankai University in Tianjin The Mid-Autumn Festival has the objective to offer the publicto learn about Chinese culture. It is organized through 15 stations, each with a different activity. Local and national press reports it. Students have the opportunity to learn how to make traditionalChinese food like Jiaozi, Tangyuan. The local media reported it. In this time we invited to students from others schools in the city and from Quintana Roo, to took the exam. In this time we invited to students from others schools in the city and from Quintana Roo, to took the exam. This will be the first time CI-UADY organized this test for kids. The exam was held in November 15th.
    • 3. Major events and Featured and innovative programs CI-UADY teachers collaborated with Chinese Embassy in Mexico during the reception of the President of China, XiJinping’s visit to Yucatan State. During 2013, four conferences were offered to introduce the different aspects of Chinese culture: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Economy and its perspectives, Chinese Poems and Chinese Literature. In addition, during the semester CI-UADY offer our students lectures and activities about the culture of China. The latter is a part of the CIUADY language course. 活动日期 Sep. 16th Oct. 3rd to 8th Oct. 13 Activity 参加人数 Impact Conference: 400 Traditional Chinese Medicine offered by Master Liu Guangrui. After the conference, Dr. Liu offered 10 consultation to people from the audience. The two lectures wereheld with the School of Medicine of the UADY. 400 people came to listen to the lecture and there is a great interest from the local population and students to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. 5 local media reported this event. Conference: China’s 350 Role in Asian Market and Perspectives of the Chinese Economy. The lectures were offered by Economist, Counselor of State Council of China, Dr. Tang Min and Financial Expert, Dr. Zuo Xiaolei. In collaboration with the School of Business and Accounting and the School of Economics, two lectures were offered by over 350 students. In addition we offered the lecture at IC-UNAM in Mexico City. Poet, Professor of Zhe 85 Jiang University, Cai Tianxin came to visit our CI and offered a lecture to the public and students from the School of Social Sciences. 80 students from the School of Social Sciences came to the lecture in addition professors and local poets who interacted with Professor Cai.
    • Nov. 29 Famous Writer, Mr. 150 Liu Zhenyun gave a lecture. Sep. to Dec. Chinese Culture Class: 50 Chinese Noodle, Chinese Food and Chinese Films. In cooperation with the area of literature at UADY, the lecture was offered so that students become familiarized with the modern Chinese literature As part of the course offered, time is allocated for students to become familiarized with cultural issues of China organizing workshops. Part two: Formulation of regulations, and cooperation between the Chinese and local sides. 1. Overview of the work of the Board of Directors. The CI-UADY Board of Administration co-chaired by UADY’s Rector, Alfredo Dájer and President Xu Ningsheng from SYSU has been fundamental for the success and growth of the institute. In the yearly meeting, the Director of the Institute, Dr. Andres Aluja presents a report of the activities done through the year and the budget proposal for the next year. Both the report and budget are discussed, analyzed and approved. Suggestion for improvements has always been much appreciated.The Board alternatesthe meeting between UADY and SYSU. The board will meet at UADY in January of 2014. 2. The formulation of management regulations (for personnel administration, financial matters, teaching and archives). CI-UADY has developed procedure for the Board, Teachers and Students. Students at the moment of registration are given the manual with procedures, rules and regulations. With respect to financial issues, CI-UADY follows the procedures according to the university guidelines and regulations which are audited every year. 3. Activities organized byboth Chinese and local partner institutions Strategic co-operation agreement has been signed with SYSU, including exchange visit, academic assistance and student exchange program. Rector of UADY, accompanied with the Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Planning and the formerDean of Business School, and now Financial Director of UADY, will visit SYSU to further discussion relating to cooperation in December, 2013.
    • 3. Services provided for the community; the building of affiliated Confucius Classrooms and teaching sites. CI-UADY has been approached by several sister universities in the Yucatan peninsula expressing intent to collaborate and conform a nucleus of Confucius Classrooms. We also have been approached by the University of Caribe in Cancun (a public state university) with a request to assist them in establishing a Chinese program. Part Three: Research outcomes and Implementation of the Confucius Institute Headquarters’ key programs. 5. The Implementation of Development and Integration into UADY of IC CI-UADY has from its beginning made an effort to integrate itself to the university for example during 2013, several kinds of events are held in cooperation with related schools: Seminar of Asian Economics with School of Economics, Seminar of Economic Reform in China with School of Accounting, Seminar of Chinese Traditional Medicine with Medical School, Seminar of Chinese Poem with School of Social Sciences, Seminar of Chinese Literature with School of Liberal Arts, Chinese courses with School of Education and participation in the Cultural Week of UADY. We have also incorporated to the Schools of Economics and Law the Chinese language courses as a course with credit value. The latter enables students to become more interested in the possibilities of learning another language and culture. IC-UADY will use as of 2014 the academic administration system of UADY. This will enable all students to register on line and for us to have a well-established infrastructure for academic follow up of our students. IC-UADY has five administration staff, including three fulltime and two part-time, and six Chinese teachers. Two of them are local, while the other four are Chinese volunteer teachers. Office area now is ninety-seven square meters, one hundred and eighty-nine square meters of six classroom and sixty-six square meters of library and multi-media selfstudy center and 150 square meters for exhibition.Each year the funding from UADY for the personnel cost in the CI would be one hundred thousand dollars each year in addition to infrastructure maintainace. Part Four: Upload No More Than 10 Featured Pictures with captions in both Chinese and English.
    • 第 9 届中国日 The 9th China Day Inauguration on Feb. 9th attended by 1200 people
    • 第六届汉语桥比赛 The 6th Chinese Bridge Competition at CI-UADY. The winner participated in the national competition and won the first place in the university category.
    • 第二届本地汉语夏令营 2nd local Chinese Summer Camp with the participation of 35 students. The camp is twoday of intensive activities in Chinese.
    • 第四期幼儿汉语暑期班 4th summer camp for Kids with the participation of 25 children during 3 weeks.
    • 第十届中国日 The 10th China Day Inauguration which took place of Sep. 29 with the participation of 1500 people who attended the festival.
    • 中医大师刘光瑞在我院开设讲座 Traditional Chinese Medicine Lecture at School of Medicine of UADY offered by Master Lui Guangrui which was attended by 350 individuals.
    • 汉语水平考试 HSK and YCT Test with total 75 students attended.
    • 著名经济学家、国务院参事汤敏及金融学家、银河证劵首席总裁顾问左小蕾访问我 院. Economist, Counselor of State Council of China, Dr. Tang Min and Financial expert, Dr. Zuo Xiaolei visiting CI-UADY on Oct. 3rd to 7th.
    • 著名诗人、浙江大学教授蔡天新在 CI-UADY 开设讲座 Famous Writer. Mr. Liu Zhenyun visiting CI-UADY and giving a lecture on Modern Literature in China.
    • 著名作家刘震云访问我院并开设讲座 Famous Writer, Mr. Liu Zhenyun is visiting CI-UADY and giving a lecture