Training Programmes for Scholars, Students, Teachers and Business Professionals


Open Talk: Home's Where the Heart Is- Chinese Writer, Poet and Calligrapher Su Dongpo

Friday, 12th July, 10:30 - 12:00
LT2, The Diamond,

All welcome and Refreshments provided.

Su Dongpo, who was a learned and versatile writer and calligrapher in ancient China, underwent a lot of hardships in his life, but he was broad-minded and stayed positive. He once said that "home's where the heart is ". Wherever he went, he could always find happiness, especially during the period when he was demoted and lived in Huangzhou, Huizhou and Danzhou. Life there was quite hard, but he was calm and embraced his life, warmly and fearlessly. In his life, he expressed his mind in words. No matter where he lived, he enjoyed reading and writing, and eventually became famous for his outstanding achievements in poetry and prose. At the same time, his optimism and warmth in life were also admired by people.

Speaker’s Bio:
Ruan Zhong is a professor and PhD Supervisor in Literature College of Hainan Normal University. He is also a State Council Special Allowance Expert and Expert with Outstanding Contribution in Hainan Province. Professor Ruan enjoys high reputation in teaching in universities in Hainan Province. He has been engaged in the teaching and research of ancient Chinese poetry and prose for a long time. He has published many books, including Three Topics of Chinese Traditional Culture Speech, On the Art of Han Fu, Poets in Middle Ages and The Evolution of Their Styles , The Evolution of Pre-Tang Culture and Prose Style, A Farewell History of Poetry in Tang and Song Dynasties, The Style and Criticism of Prose Creation in Tang and Song Dynasties, Four Famours Poets in Song Dynasty and the Evolution of Their Styles , Su Dongpo's Late Age in Hainan, and Research on the History of Ancient Chinese Prose Writing. He has published more than 100 papers, compiled or participated in the compilation of various books. He has won many provincial awards for outstanding achievements in social sciences, including two first-class awards.

Training programme in Applied Linguistic and Language Policy

For the 3rd time, the CI will host ‘Applied Linguistics and Language Policy Studies Training Programme’ in September-December 2019. The Training Programme is funded by China Scholarship Council. 30 Chinese scholars and policy makers are sent by Ministry of Education in China.

The aim is to cultivate linguistic specialists, who are urgently needed in China, and to serve the development of the linguistic industry. Areas involved in the programme include international language policy and planning, national language ability training model and assessment criteria, the relationship between common languages and national languages, protection of endangered languages and language cultures as well as British cultural studies.

Cultural and Language Immersion (CALI) Programme

15th June - 13th July 2019

Based on a success in 2018, the CI will be hosting, again, a Cultural and Language Immersion (CALI) Summer School for international students this summer 2019. The programme will present an overview of UK history, architecture and arts, English language and literature, culture and etiquette, politics, media and business, education and daily life. Each topic is presented by either academics, researchers or respective field experts and there will be subsequent seminars, workshops, tutorials and assignments to be completed.

Programme Schedule can be found here.  

For entry requirements and fees, please click here.

Registration via the University Online Store and under 'All Departments' search for "CALI".

Deadline for Registration and Fees Payment
Friday 24th May 2019

Tsinghua Design and Engineering Immersion Programme 

7th July - 3rd August 2019

Open to undergraduates at Xinya College, Tsinghua University, the programme outcome is to experience family life, student life and work life in the UK, acquiring social etiquettes and customs of the language and culture.

The programme consists about 15 hours of talks and lectures, and about 8 hours of field trips per week. There are 5 main strands:
1. Homestay with meal plans
2. Field trips about English literature and history
3. Interaction with English students
4. Talks and lectures in Engineering Design
5. Visits to local businesses

Training in Innovation and Management for Business Professionals

The CI is about to host a training in Innovation and Management for Business Professionals.

Training for Chinese Teachers in Post

A series of teacher training and seminars is organised on an on-going basis, focusing on Chinese language teaching methodology.

Overseas Chinese Teacher Training Programme- For teachers in post

In order to promote exchanges and cooperation on Chinese language teaching, Hanban has set up "Overseas Chinese Teacher Training Programme", which is a good opportunity for foreign Chinese language teachers to further learn Chinese language and experience Chinese culture. Hanban will provide funding during their visit to China.

The main content of the program includes: Chinese knowledge, Chinese teaching series courses, Chinese teaching theories and methods series course, applied series course, Chinese culture practice courses, and teachers exchange courses.

If you are interested, you can apply for the training program in China through the CI.

Overseas Chinese Teacher Training, Hanban (in English)

国家汉办外国汉语教师来华研修 (in Chinese)

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