2017 Spring YCT/HSK Tests
On May 2 and 3, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton organized the 2017 Spring HSK/YCT tests. More than 1200 students of grade 3 to 12 from 15 schools wrote the tests.
In order to make the tests successful, the CIE and the school teachers and administrators put a lot of time and effort to prepare the test. On May 20, more than … » Continue Reading
Book Launch for Re-Orienting China
On April 28, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton, in partnership with the Chinese Journal, held a launch event for a new book: Re-Orienting China: Travel Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding. About 50 people attended the event.
Re-Orienting China is an innovative research on travel literature studies of the recent forty years. Dr. Leilei Chen, the professor of University of Alberta and the author, … » Continue Reading
YCT/HSK Administration Certification Training
CIE hosted a monthly meeting on April 28. One of the agendas for the meeting was to provide a special training for CIE visiting teachers on YCT/HSK test administration. After reviewing the regulations and rules, 15 teachers wrote the test online and all passed.
Since 2015, Hanban has requested that the teachers who supervise YCT/HSK tests need to have the certification for administrating the … » Continue Reading
Visit from China University Delegation
On April 19th, the Confucius Institute hosted a visit from the delegation with 46 people from different universities in China who are attending a three-month special training program in the University of Alberta. During the visit, the group toured the office, library, teachers’ office and other facilities. They also attended a presentation by Dr. Wei Li on the operations and development of CIE, the … » Continue Reading