On February 18th, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton attended the Second Languages Matter conference at Hilwie Hamdon School. This was the first time that the CIE was invited to host a Chinese culture workshop at the annual event.
In order to support school second language teaching and help teachers integrate Chinese cultural activities and crafts into their classes, the CIE teachers prepared lesson plans based on Alberta curriculum and finalized them by discussing with Tanja Burns who is a consultant from IISLE.
The workshop provided an opportunity for the second language educators to experience Chinese knots, dough art, and paper cutting. The second language teachers made curricular connections with the activities with the possibility to use them in classroom. After the conference, many schools have sent a request to the CIE for Chinese culture workshop at their schools.