On December 9th and 10th, the delegation of the Confucius Institute in Edmonton attended the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference in Changsha, China. Over 1,000 delegates from about 160 countries attended the conference.
The theme of the conference was “Innovation and Development of International Chinese Language Education in the New Era”. 32 forums and workshops covered many topics that the delegates concerned about on international Chinese language education, including policies, standards, Chinese teachers, teaching resources, teaching methods, HSK/YCT tests, brand build, etc. Dr. Wei Li, the former director of the CIE, gave two presentations: one was on the Promotion and Improvement of HSK and YCT, and the other was Chinese Language Education Brand: Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Program, which were well received by the audience.