Confucius Institute at the University of Leon Awarded “Advanced Confucius Institute”
The 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference kicked off in Changsha on December 9 and 10. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended and delivered a keynote speech. XTU President Li Bochao was invited to attend too. The Confucius Institute at the University of Leon, co-founded by XTU and the University of Leon, won the title of “Global Advanced Confucius Institute”.
During the conference, the Confucius Institute Headquarters selected 27 advanced Confucius Institutes, 3 advanced courses, and 41 advanced individuals including foreign presidents, Chinese and foreign deans, and volunteer teachers. Tian Xuejun, deputy minister of the Ministry of Education, presented prizes to award-winning units and individuals. The Confucius Institute at the University of Leon won the title of “Global Advanced Confucius Institute”. This is the first time a Hunan-assisted European Confucius Institute has won the award.
The conference theme was “Innovation and Development of International Chinese Education in the New Era”. There were 1 theme forum and 32 sub-forums, focusing on such topics as “Chinese Plus Vocational Skills”; international Chinese education policies, standards, teachers, teaching materials, teaching methods, examinations, and brand project construction; and deepening China and international cooperation. More than 1,000 representatives from the Confucius Institutes and Chinese education institutions of more than 160 countries and regions participated.