As a prominent training center for Chinese language teachers and a registered testing and preparation center for the HSK Chinese proficiency test, Mandarin House attended the prestigious 7th Confucius Institute Conference in December in Beijing.
The conference is held annually to foster cooperation and the creation of best practices among Confucius Institutes around the world. Over 2,000 guests attended, including university presidents and representatives from 108 countries. In participating, Mandarin House director Jasmine Bian’s aim was to gather Information to improve her teacher training and examination programs.
The Confucius Institute is sponsored by the Chinese government department, Hanban, to set up Chinese schools and promote the study of Chinese language around the world. Currently there are over 400 Confucius Institutes globally. In 2012, 655,000 students enrolled in the programs.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Yuan Guiren, Minister of Education and Vice Chairman of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, with the keynote speech delivered by Liu Yandong, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor and Chair of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Mandarin House Chinese language school website
Confucius Institute website