CINB Chinese Director Made Chinese Investigation in Saint John
On October 5th, CINB Chinese director MS. Li Minhong went into Saint John high schools to make Chinese course investigation. She was sitting in the classroom to listen Chinese course ,communicating with students to know students’ learning . Chinese teacher reported the situation of high school’s Chinese credit course in Saint John.
At present, there are three high schools open Chinese credit course: Saint John High School ，Harbour View High School， Saint Malachy's Memorial High School. This course got school leaders and students support ,Chinese teaching work is developing with a steady pace.
CINB Held Teaching and Research Meeting
Confucius Institute in New Brunswick held teaching and research meeting in SaintJohn city on Octomber 3rd .
The meeting was chaired by CINB foreign director Ms. Teng Jing, All the Chinese teachers and volunteer teachers participated.
On behalf of CINB, Ms. Teng Jing extended a wram welcome to CINB Chinese director Ms.Li Minhong and two new Chinese teacher volunteers Huiying Li and Nannan Li . Then she introduced educational system and CINB .Every Chinese teacher talked about their work and life situations, and shared the teaching experience during the meeting . CINB also prepared mooncakes for all Chinese teachers to show the holiday greeting .This meeting improves the teaching communications between teachers and make them to determine the target for the next teaching.
At present, there are three Chinese teachers and four Chinese teacher volunteers from Qufu Normal University China in CINB, who are teaching Chinese and Chinese culture around New Brunswick province .
Confucius Institute Day Activities
September 26th is Confucius Institute Day, CINB held and joined a series of activities during September and October. After holding two Performances of Shandong University Art Troupe ,CINB Joined Harvest Celebration in Saint John which has more than 300 people joined,this is also a part of Confucius Institute Day activities. Principals of Saint John schools also joined this activity.
CINB Attended Harvest Celebration in Saint John
On October 3rd,2015 , Jasmine Art group held Harvest Celebration at Rivercross Church saint John. Ms Jing Teng, the Director of CINB and Ms Minhong Li leading all teachers attended this activity . Principals from Saint John high schools were also invited to join this party. It is also Mid-autumn festival and Chinese national holiday in China, this celebration is not only giving teachers a holiday greeting,but also offering a great chance to communicate with each other.
The First Successful Performances of Shandong University Art Troupe in Canada
At 1: 30 a.m., September 17 (Eastern time zone of Canada), after 30 hours’ journey, Shandong University Art Troupe finally arrived in Moncton, the largest city of New Brunswick. After a short rest, the members of the art troupe presented a wonderful sound and vision of oriental charm to 600 audiences of Moncton, energetically, professionally and artistically. The city councilwoman Ms. Ginette, "Piano Prince of Canada" Roger Rod and people in all walks of life attended the concert, and gave high praises to the diverse and skilled performances brought by the art troupe.
After the first successful performance, the art troupe hurried off to Fredericton, capital city of New Brunswick, and presented their second performance in Park Street Elementary School, one of the best ones in Fredericton. Deputy Mayor of Fredericton, Anglophone School District West Superintendent, Anglophone School District West Educational Supervisors, representatives from AEI (Atlantic Education International), and directors of CINB (Confucius Institute of New Brunswick) attended this event and addressed remarks.
After the successful completion of the task, all members of the art troupe were invited to the music department of Moncton University, going into their classroom, observing their vocal music teaching, and interacting with pianist Roger Rod. The latter played "The party" and "Pinghu Qiuyue" for the art troupe who were deeply impressed. Mr. Rogers further expressed his hope for an opportunity to cooperate with Shandong University Art Troupe.