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苏里南大学孔子学院

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所在国家及城市帕拉马里博
机构承办单位:苏里南大学
合作机构:浙江理工大学
现任院长中方:
外方:
启动运行时间2017年2月16日
联系方式联系人:Preetema Jong-A-Lock-Pahladsingh
地址:Confucius Institute, Leysweg 86, P.O.B.9212, Paramaribo, Suriname University Campus.
电话:(597)8563646
邮箱:preetema2@gmail.com
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孔院简介

一、建院的历史、背景与宗旨

中苏两国自建交以来保持友好关系两国领导人频繁互访,政治互信和经济互助得到增强,为两国的许多领域带来红利。近年来,随着中国经济的快速发展,许多中国企业赴苏投资,中国游客也将苏国作为新的旅游目的地。因此,苏国人民对学习了解中华语言文化产生了浓厚兴趣,为中华语言文化的传播提供了机会与需求。

20163月,孔子学院总部/汉办与苏里南大学签署协议,创办苏里南大学孔子学院。4月,孔子学院总部/汉办批准浙江理工大学承办孔子学院。同年9月,浙江理工大学与苏里南大学双方代表签署了执行协议。

本孔院的办学目标如下:

1.推广与举办汉语课程并使之融入苏大的课程体系

2.以苏大为中心,开展与当地中小学、企业和中资机构的合作与联系,逐步建立汉语教学网,以适应社会各阶层的学习需求

3.开展各类中华文化活动,例如,中华文化周、摄影图片展、研讨会、中国传统节庆、美食、茶艺、书法、太极等

4.培训本土汉语教师

5.加强与当地华人华侨社团组织的联系

6.建设富有中国特色的小型图书馆/资料室

7.创建孔院网站,构建汉语远程学习平台

8.组织文化交流活动例如孔院学生来华参观访问团等


二、孔院的发展规模

迄今为止,孔院已开设两期“基础汉语1” 和两期“基础汉语2”课程,注册学生为204人,年龄跨度为1485,平均年龄34岁,学员的职业分布涉及社会各阶层,例如政府、金融、保险、警察、军队等。2018417日开设苏国政府官员中华语言文化培训班,有来自外交部、教育部、商务部的30多名官员参加学习,为期2个月。


三、孔院的特色介绍

苏里南的国情是自然资源丰富,产品需要更新换代、提高层次。因此,可以利用我校(浙江理工大学)实用艺术设计专业门类齐全、师资雄厚、办学经验丰富的优势,逐步把苏里南大学孔院建设成为具有实用艺术设计特色的孔院,为苏里南培养既能够掌握汉语以及了解中华文化,又具备实用设计方面技术的人才,促进苏里南的经济发展。具体的设想是把实用艺术设计类课程与汉语教学通过两个途径实现融合。第一是先开设一定时间的汉语课程,在教授汉语的同时涉及一些艺术设计类的常用术语和表达方式,为学生选修用汉语教授的实用艺术设计类课程打下基础。第二个途径是开展实用艺术设计类课程教师与汉语教师联合上课的尝试。由孔院教师用英语解释艺术设计类课程教师在课堂上所讲授的内容,同时收集艺术设计类的常用术语和表达方式作为汉语课程的教学内容。具体的实施方案可以通过派出交流访问团、短期的课程学习、攻读学位以及派出专业教师来苏国授课等。


四、孔院至今为止取得的成绩

1.通过举行各类仪式、文化活动、讲座等形式树立孔院的社会影响

孔院在苏国属于新生事物,首先需要树立其社会影响,让苏国人民了解和接受其功能与作用。因此,本孔院在今年先后举行了揭牌仪式、汉语课程的开课与结业仪式,以及孔院文化节、孔院开放日、孔子学院日等文化活动。同时,孔院还利用这些场合,举办讲座,宣传孔院的宗旨、内涵、作用以及孔子与儒家思想的精髓及其对中国和世界的影响。以上这些仪式、文化活动、讲座等吸引了包括苏国副总统、政府有关部门的部长、一些国家的驻苏使节以及苏国各界人士的到场出席、致辞,也获得了中国驻苏使馆领导、当地的华人华侨社团、中资企业的支持和帮助。苏里南当地主流媒体均对活动进行报道和评论,收到了预期的社会效果。

2.完成孔院办公区的装修与设施和人员配备,办公条件基本具备

苏大将原来的招待所的二楼提供给孔院作为办公场所,共计办公室4间,会议室、图书资料室各一间。目前已完成孔院办公区的装修,配置办公设备以及家具等。此外,苏大为孔院招聘了二名秘书,其中专职一名、兼职一名,分别负责教学及行政管理。另外,经过外方院长的努力,电话、wifi等也已安装配备,进一步改善了办公条件。同时,年初向总部申请的首批赠书已于201710月运抵,共计图书1825册以及一些文化用品和影像制品,为教学和文化活动的提供了必要条件。因此,孔院的资料室设施进行相应的配备,添置了书架、阅读桌椅、电脑等,初步具备了向师生们开放的条件。

3.已开设两期的“基础汉语1”和“基础汉语2”等课程

迄今为止,孔院已开设两期的“基础汉语1” 和“基础汉语2”课程,学生人数不断增加,体现了苏国人民学习汉语、了解中华文化的热情。以第一期的“基础汉语1”课程为例,这是孔院在苏国的首次开设课程,而此次招生没有进行任何广告宣传,仅在孔院开放日活动中宣布招生计划,并且需要交纳学费,报名人数即接近90人。第二期共招收100名学员,年龄跨度为1668,平均年龄34岁,学员的职业分布涉及社会各阶层,例如政府、金融、保险、警察、军队等。由于孔院采取小班化教学形式,限制了招收规模,尚有20多人等待参加下一期学习。2018417日开设苏国政府官员中华语言文化培训班,有来自外交部、教育部、商务部的30多名官员参加学习,为期2个月。      

4.开展学习需求、教学效果的调查与分析

孔院利用开放日的契机,采用发放问卷调查,召开座谈会,举行专题访谈等形式,向来宾们了解和获取潜在的学习需求信息。根据需求分析的结果,判断当地汉语学习的市场规模,确定学生最希望获得的汉语学习内容和中华文化信息,为汉语课程的开设提供参考依据。此外,孔院对汉语课程的教学情况也进行了解调查,向第一期的“基础汉语1”课程的全体学员发放教学效果调查问卷,内容涉及教师的教学情况、课程内容、教学管理、收费标准及学员的学习效果等。

5.开设孔子学院的独立资金账户

自去年以来,苏里南的经济形势出现下滑趋势,政府的收入减少,造成对苏里南大学的经济资助不够充足、及时。今年来苏大已发生了多次拖欠教职员工工资的情况,由此引发多次的全校罢工事件。另外今年初,苏大还卷入了一场经济纠纷,造成苏大的账户被法院查封及冻结。鉴于上述情况,如果本孔子学院继续按照现在的方案---与苏里南大学使用同一账户,孔院的资金有可能出现风险,例如,一同被司法冻结或发生资金用途变更的风险等。

因此,为了保证未来总部下拨的有关资金安全以及孔子学院的正常运作,中国驻苏里南大使馆以及浙江理工大学的领导在今年的二月份向苏里南大学董事会提出了开设孔子学院独立资金账户的申请,得到了苏大的批准。但是由于孔子学院不是一个独立实体单位,而是隶属于苏大人文学院的一个部门,不符合当地银行规定的开户条件。后经过多方努力,终于在今年6月在苏国第二大银行—Fina Bank,开户成功。目前,苏大财务处已经将孔院经费划到该新开账户。


五、大事记的时间与内容

1.孔院的揭牌仪式

216日举行揭牌仪式。苏里南副总统、教育部部长、卫生部长、 内政部部长、外交部副常秘,中国驻苏里南大使出席揭牌仪式。国家汉办/孔子学院总部发来贺信。各国的驻苏使节、苏里南各界人士、苏里南大学师生以及华侨华人代表200多人到场祝贺。国内承办院校---浙江理工大学陈建勇副校长率师生代表团一行9人参加揭牌仪式。苏里南主流媒体对揭牌仪式进行了报道。

孔院揭牌仪式


2.举办首届孔子学院文化节

2017217日举行首届孔子学院文化节,内容涵盖学术讲座、加勒比海地区孔子学院办学经验分享、中华文化鉴赏、中苏两校校长乒乓球友谊赛等。

孔院文化节华人艺术家讲述华人对苏里南多元文化的贡献

中方院长在孔院文化节的讲座


3.举行首个孔院开放日活动

2017318日举行首个开放日活动,开展招生宣传。活动中,孔子学院向来宾们发放了招生宣传材料,刚刚到任的马自奋老师奉献了一堂生动的汉语教学示范课。中外方院长还着重介绍孔院“汉语+实用艺术设计课程”为培养模式的办学特色。

苏里南大学孔院开放日汉语示范课



4.完成孔院办公室的装修:

苏大将原来的招待所的二楼提供给孔院作为办公场所,共计办公室4间,会议室、图书资料室各一间。到3月底,已基本完成孔院办公室的装修,配置了办公设备以及家具、教室多媒体设备等,为教学和运行提供条件。

院长、老师与相关工作人员的合影


5.第一期“基础汉语1”课程开课

首批学生89人将分为四个班,各班每周两次,每次两节课,共计15周。课程已在2017515日开始。

6.对首个汉语课程的教学效果进行问卷调查

2017825日孔院向全体学员发放教学效果调查问卷,内容涉及教师的教学情况、课程内容、教学管理、收费标准及学员的学习效果等。

7.第二期“基础汉语1”课程开课

第二期“基础汉语1”课程于20171030日正式开课,100名新学员分成4个班,将进行为期15周、每周一次二节课的学习。

8.以参加苏大50周年校庆为契机,开展“孔子学院日”活动

苏大建校50周年期间,孔院以独立单位参加为期3天的校庆活动(111012日),在此期间进行“孔子学院日”活动。第一天活动内容是中华文化展示与体验活动。第二天活动内容主要是宣传孔院的宗旨、性质、课程设置、文化交流等,以及介绍儒家思想与文化。第三天是敦煌文化的主题展示。

孔院学员的太极拳活动


9.第一期“基础汉语2”课程开课

首批学生39人将分为四个班,各班每周1次,每次两节课,共计15周。课程已在201815日开始。

10.举行孔院成立一周年庆祝活动

2018223日举行成立一周年庆祝活动。活动中,学员们表演了太极拳、中国歌曲合唱、体验中华气功、彩扇舞,筷子使用、美食等,并向来宾展示了汉语学习成果。同时,恰逢第二期“基础汉语1”课程结业,孔院向学员颁发结业证书。驻苏使馆向孔院赠送《习近平谈治国理政》第二卷英文版等图书。

11.“基础汉语”即将在成为苏大选修课

苏大人文学院计划在20186月“基础汉语”成为苏大选修课,明确该课程教学与HSK考试挂钩。

12.申请HSK考点并获得批准

已在20183月向总部汉考中心申请设立HSK考点,目前已完成网考硬件设备调查,考费标准审定。

13.举行HSK考试宣讲会

2018410日举行HSK宣讲会,向苏大学生、孔院学员等介绍该考试的基本情况。公派教师刘哲博士介绍了HSK证书的用途与优势、考试构成、考试级别和相应的要求。孔院还邀请留华回国的苏里南留学生Harvey Blom分享自己学习汉语的体会。外方院长介绍了HSK考试与汉语作为苏大学分课的关系等。

14.第二期“基础汉语2”课程开课

2018411日第二期“基础汉语2”课程开课。本期共招收45名学员,分为3个班,每周一次,将持续20周。

15.“苏里南外交部中国语言文化培训班” 正式开课

4月17日下午,应苏里南外交部和中国驻苏大使馆的要求,我校承办的苏里南大学孔子学院开设的“苏里南外交部中国语言文化培训班” 正式开课,来自苏里南外交部、教育部、商务部的30多名官员参加了培训班的学习。






1.The historical background and purposes of the establishment

Since the establishment of the diplomatic relations, China and Suriname have always been friendly to each other and maintained close relationship. In recent years the leaders of the two countries have paid frequent visits to each other, which has brought about mutual political trust and mutual benefit in economy. Thereafter, there are more cooperation and exchanges in many fields of the two countries. With the rapid development of the economy in China, many companies have gone to invest in Suriname and more Chinese find it as a tourist destination. As a result, the people in Suriname have shown greater and greater interest in learning Chinese and knowing the Chinese culture, which has supplied a very good opportunity for us to promote the teaching of Chinese language and the advancing of Chinese cultural exchange.

On March 3, 2016, Confucius Institute Headquarters/ the Hanban and The University of Suriname (AdeKUS) officially signed the cooperation agreement on establishing Confucius Institute at the University of Suriname(“main Agreement”), and in April of the same year, Confucius Institute Headquarters/ the Hanban approved and authorized Zhejiang Sci-Tech University(ZSTU) to construct the Confucius Institute with the  AdeKUS as the Chinese executive institution. In September 2016, the Implementation Agreement between the Anton De Kom University of Suriname and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University for the Development of Confucius Institute at the Anton De Kom University of Suriname was signed by the representatives of the two universities.

The major aims of the Confucius Institute are to carry out the following work:

  1. To publicize and organize the enrollment, to speed up the Chinese education into the curriculum system of the AdeKUS, and to offer formal Chinese language courses.

  2.  To provide the social services, and to cooperate with the local primary and    secondary schools, local enterprises and organizations and the Chinese funded enterprises in Suriname. To establish gradually a Chinese educational network, and to cater for students of all levels, at various locations in the city, with the AdeKUS as the central administrative hub.

  3. To carry out a variety of Chinese cultural activities, such as Chinese culture week, photography exhibition, seminars and traditional festivals celebrations, specially to provide experience lessons of Chinese cuisine, tea ceremony, calligraphy, Tai Chi and other activities.

  4. To offer the special training to localize the teachers as Chinese language teachers.

  5. To communicate and collaborate with the local China friendship associations.

  6. To establish the mini-library/reference room with the Chinese characteristics.

  7. To operate the Confucius Institute website, to propose a remote platform for Chinese teaching and learning.

  8. To organize cultural exchange programs such as the CI student group to visit China for short-term Chinese learning, and experience the attraction and the beauty of Chinese culture.


2.The present situation of this CI

 Since the opening of our Confucius Institute last February,  2 “Elementary Chinese 1”  courses and two “Elementary Chinese 2” have been taught The learners come in their spare time from all walks of life such as government officials, financial sectors, insurance field, police, and the military, and their number totals 204 with the age range between 14—85 (average age:34). On April 17, 2018, a Chinese language and cultural training course lasting 2 months was started for more than 30 government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Commerce, etc.


3.The special features of this CI

We are thinking of doing something else besides teaching Chinese. As my university (Zhejiang Sci-tech University) is quite strong in artistic designing disciplines such as fashion designing, industrial designing, environmental designing, graphic designing, we are wondering whether it is a good idea to combine the teaching of Chinese with some designing courses. We can have some teachers from my university to come here and teach some designing courses in Chinese. The idea is that we teach Surinamese students some basic Chinese first and then we start the designing courses. When the students are being taught in designing by the teachers from my university, we can have the teacher of Chinese to team teach. When the Surinamese students fail to understand the designing teachers, the teacher of Chinese can explain in English what has been taught. The teacher of Chinese, like me, is proficient in both Chinese and English. It is also possible that the teacher of Chinese can take down what Chinese expressions are usually used in designing courses and specifically teach the Surinamese students those expressions. In this way, the Chinese courses can be made more purposeful. The aim can be achieved through the exchange visits, short-term study, work for degree programs and relevant design teachers from China to hold courses in Suriname.


4.The achievements to this date

  1. Various ceremonies, cultural activities and lectures have been held for publicity:

    We held the inauguration ceremony, the opening and closing ceremony for the Mandarin courses, Confucius Institute Cultural Day, the Open House Day for Confucius Institute, Confucius Institute Day. Meanwhile, lectures on the principles, functions and missions of Confucius Institute, on Confucius and Confucianism and its influence on China and the world have also been given. Vice-president, government ministers of the country, foreign ambassadors,  and people from various social strata were attracted and the major local media covered  the events. As a result, Confucius Institute is getting more widely known to the public.

  2. The office area has been furnished and equipped for daily operation:

    Adek provides us with the second floor of the former university guest house for office area, including 4 offices, 1 meeting room and 1 resource room, with a total floor space of about 240. Besides,  Adek also provides us with 1 full time and 1 part-time secretary to take charge of teaching and administrative affairs respectively. With the efforts of the local director, Mrs. Jong-A-Lock-Pahladsingh, the offices have been repainted, furnished and equipped with office automation equipment and facilities such as computer, printers, scanners, phones, wifi routes, etc. In this  condition, the offices are operational and ready for daily use. Meanwhile, in October 2017, the first book donation, including over 1800 books, audio and video materials and cultural  artifacts arrived and we  supply the resources room with bookshelves, desks, chairs, desktops and laptops to make it ready for opening to the learners.

  3. “Elementary Chinese 1”  and “Elementary Chinese 2” courses

    Since the opening of our Confucius Institute this February,  2 “Elementary Chinese 1”  and “Elementary Chinese 2” courses have been taught. The learners come in their spare time from all walks of life and their number keeps increasing which reflects the enthusiasm of learning Chinese language and culture among the Surinamese. Take the example of the enrollment process in the first course. Even though this was the first time ever that we started a Mandarin course in the country, we did not make any advertisements in the media. Instead, we just made known the plan for the course to the audience in the “Open House Day for Confucius Institute”. However, nearly 90 learners registered with a age range from 12 to 86 regardless of the fact that a fee was charged for taking the course. For the second “Elementary Chinese 1”, 100 learners registered and due to the limit of class size, there was a waiting list of 20 learner. We also set an age limit (16—70) and the age range narrowed to 16—68. On April 17, 2018, a Chinese language and cultural training course lasting 2 months was started for more than 30 government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Commerce, etc.

  4. Learning needs investigation and course evaluation have been conducted

    We designed a questionnaire to find out the learning needs of the local learners, which includes the items to find out the total number, the distribution of the age groups, the social status, the motivation, the possible number of learning hours of the potential learners and also the parts of the Chinese language and culture that should be interesting to the local people: the grammar, vocabulary, the calligraphy; the language skills: speaking, reading, listening or writing; the CSP (Chinese for Specific Purposes) for learners: the Business Chinese, the Chinese for Tourism, the Chinese for Traditional Chinese Medicine etc.; the Chinese culture: traditional or contemporary. When the first “Elementary Chinese 1”  course ended, we conducted an investigation to find out the learners’ feedback concerning the textbook, the teacher’s way of teaching, the arrangement of the course time and their feelings about the fee that was charged for taking the course. We got generally the positiveresponses.

  5. The opening of a separate account:

    The opening of a separate account has always been concerned about considering the present economic situation of the country. To ensure the safety of the initial operation fund and annual financial support from Hanban, the a separate bank account seemed all the more imperative. With the efforts of many of the board members, especially those of the local director, this has been successfully achieved in Fina Bank.


5.Chronological record of the major events:

  1. The inauguration ceremony

    We held the inauguration ceremony on Feb. 16, 2017. Vice-president, government ministers of the country, Chinese ambassador in Suriname, foreign ambassadors,  and more than 200 people from various social strata were attracted. A delegation of 9 from the partner university—Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, headed by vice-president Chen Jianyong also attended it and the major local media covered  the events.

  2. The first Confucius Institute Cultural Day

    The first Confucius Institute Cultural Day was held on Feb. 16, 2017, featuring seminars, sharing of experience from Confucius Institutes from the Caribbean region, Chinese culture exhibition, and a table-tennis match between the presidents from the hosting and partner universities.

  3. The first Open-house Day:

    The first Open-house Day was held on March 18, 2017 for the promotion of the Chinese courses. In the process, leaflets of the course description were distributed and a demo class given by Mrs. Ma Zifen, the new Chinese teacher. Both the local and Chinese director talked about the training modal of “Chinese + Artistic Designing courses.

  4. The office area has been furnished and equipped for daily operation:

      AdeKUS provides us with the second floor of the former university guest house for office area, including 4 offices, 1 meeting room and 1 resource room, with a total floor space of about 240. By the end of March, 2017, the offices have been repainted, furnished and equipped with office automation equipment and facilities such as computer, printers, scanners, phones, wifi routes, etc. In this  condition, the offices are operational and ready for daily use.

  5. The start of the first “Elementary Chinese 1” course

    The first “Elementary Chinese 1” course was started on May 15, 2017 and lasted 15 weeks. Altogether 89 learners registered to be divided into 4 classes, each having two sessions a week and two periods in a session.

  6. A questionnaire was given for the investigation of the first “Elementary Chinese 1” course

    A questionnaire was given to all the learners for the investigation of the first “Elementary Chinese 1” course to gain feedback on the teaching, the course content, the administration and the fees for taking the course, etc.

  7. The start of the second “Elementary Chinese 1” course

    The second  “Elementary Chinese 1” course was started on Oct. 30, 2017 and lasted 15 weeks. Altogether 100 learners registered to be divided into 4 classes, each having one sessions a week and two periods in a session.

  8. “Confucius Institute Day” was held during the celebration of the 50 anniversary of AdeKUS

    “Confucius Institute Day” was held during the celebration of the 50 anniversary of AdeKUS from Nov. 10—12, 2017. On the first day, the Chinese culture was exhibited and experienced. On the second day, the principles, natures, courses and the cultural exchanges programs of CI were promoted while on the third day, the art of mural paintings of Dunhuang was exhibited.

  9. The start of the first “Elementary Chinese 2” course

    The first  “Elementary Chinese 2” course was started on Jan. 5, 2018 and lasted 15 weeks. Altogether 39 learners registered to be divided into 4 classes, each having one sessions a week and two periods in a session.

  10. The celebration of the first anniversary

    The celebration of the first anniversary of this CI was held on Feb. 23, 2018. The learners did Taichi, sang in chorus the traditional Chinese songs and experienced the Qigong, the fan dance, the use of chopsticks and Chinese food. The certificates were awarded to the learners of the second “Elementary Chinese 2” course and the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Suriname presented “Xi Jinping on Governance” Book II, English edition to this CI.

  11. “Elementary Chinese” to be an elective course in AdeKUS

    The faculty of Humanities is to include “Elementary Chinese”  as an elective course in AdeKUS curriculum in June, 2018, making it clear that its teaching be connected with HSK.

  12. The permission to hold HSK tests

    We have applied to the testing center of Hanban to hold HSK tests and so far we have submitted the investigation of testing equipment and the standard of collecting testing fees and won the approval of  the center.

  13. The promotion of HSK

    The promotion of HSK was held on April 10, 2018 for AdeKUS students and learners of this CI. Dr. Liu Zhe, the Chinese teachers talked about the usefulness, the structure, the levels and requirements of the test. Harvey Blom, an alumni returning from a university in China shared his experience of learning Chinese. The local director introduced the connection between HSK and the elective course.

  14. The start of the second “Elementary Chinese 2” course

    The second  “Elementary Chinese 2” course was started on April 11, 2018 and will last 20 weeks. Altogether 45 learners registered to be divided into 3 classes, each having one sessions a week and two periods in a session.

  15. “Chinese (Mandarin) Course at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Suriname” was officially starting to operate:
            On request by Suriname Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chinese Embassy in Suriname, the “Chinese (Mandarin) Course at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Suriname” established by the Confucius Institute at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, which is held by Zhejiang Sci-Tech University was officially starting to operate on April 17. More than 30 officials from the Suriname Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce attended the training course.







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