More than 40 Chinese teachers from Queensland primary and secondary schools attended the Confucius Institute workshop on HSK Testing and Teaching methodology held at The University of Queensland on June 5, 2015.
The workshop focused on three key aspects in 1) the recognition of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) towards attaining QCE; 2) increased understanding of the HSK; and 3) implementing HSK teaching into classrooms.
Mr Terry McPherson, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Principal Education Officer supported the workshop as a guest speaker introducing the the role of QCAA and how HSK relates to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
Ms. Zhang Huijun from the testing division of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) spoke on the HSK test, including the principles of writing HSK papers among other aspects. Dr. Yu Miao from Beijing Language and Culture University concluded formal proceedings delivering an interactive demonstration on the strategies and methodologies for teaching Chinese and HSK in classroom settings.
Supported by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Brisbane, participants were presented with HSK textbooks and certificates of training.
HSK workshops such as this one are an important step in increasing the understanding of HSK among teachers and educators and how the HSK can be implemented to primary and secondary teaching.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Queensland is a strong supporter of Chinese teaching, research, and building key linkages with the Queensland education community.