On Feb. 3, 2010, the 28th EXPOLANGUES opened in the Porte de Versailles in Paris. At 5 p.m., the opening ceremony of Chinese language exhibition zone was held in the area of Hanban/Confucious Institute Headquarters, which was hosted by Director of Educational Materials Division from Hanban, Sun Wenzheng. Ms. Liu Jingyu, the chief secretary of the Chinese Embassy to France, and Ms. Mikki Canton, the representative on behalf of the Mayor of Miami, delivered a speech
The Fourth Confucius Institute Conference opened in Beijing on December 11th, 2009. The opening ceremony was chaired by Yuan Guiren, Chinese Minister of Education and Vice President of the Board of Trustee of the Confucius Institute Headquarter. Liu Yandong, State Councilor and President of the Board of Trustee of the Confucius Institute Headquarter, delivered a keynote speech. More than 1,000 distinguished guests from both home and abroad, including presidents of Confucius institutes from
On 8 January 2010, a selection named "the Maoda Yuancheng Cup" (the Cup for Distance Education from the University of International Business and Economics) sponsored by the journal of China Distance Education and assisted by the School of Distance Education of the University of International Business and Economics unveiled the result of the ten most influential events on China modern distance education in the past ten years (1999-2009). The selection was guided by
The OUC Serial Textbooks of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Journey through China (multi-lingual editions) has won the National Publishing Fund for the year 2008-2009. For trial viewing, please visit http://www.myechinese.org/Product/Detail.aspx?id=180.
As an instructional film for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Journey through China
Report by Guo Xiaoxia from the Open University of China (OUC): On December 27th 2009, the OUC held the Launching Meeting of "the National Projects Supported by Science and Technology" and "the Training Programme of Psychological Disease Control and Research and Development Project on Continuing Education Resources". The objectives of the meeting were to explore the cooperative model of production, education and research on training in
At the dawn of the year 2010, President Ge Daokai and Party Committee Secretary Ruan Zhiyong of the Open University of China (OUC)sent congratulatory message to extend their New Year greetings to all the staff members and retirees engaged in the educational work in all radio and TV universities in China (CRVTUs), to all the leaders and friends from all walks of life and school alumni at home and abroad who have given their concern and support to the development of CRTVUs. The full text can be read as follows:
On 16 Dec 2009, a delegation of language experts from New Zealand came to our university for a visit. The delegation was composed of 13 experts. Zhang Shaogang, Deputy Secretary of CPC Committee of the OUC, Li Yawan, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchanges Division, Liang Xiaoqing, Director of the Chinese Language Center of the OUC,
The 2009 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents was held from November 19th to 22nd, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Under the theme of 'Quality in the Context of the Financial Crisis', the meeting was advanced by in-depth discussions and exchanges. The ICDE Strategic Plan 2009-2012 was presented in the closing plenary session. The meeting, hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, was attended by eighty executives representing fifty institutions from five continents.