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格林纳达玛丽秀社区大学孔子课堂

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所在国家及城市圣乔治
机构承办单位:玛丽秀社区大学
合作机构:宁波工程学院
现任院长中方:刘坚
外方:DAVID FLEMING
启动运行时间2015年1月23日
联系方式联系人:David Fleming
地址:T. A. Marryshow Community College Tanteen, St. George Grenada
电话:1 473 405 4642
邮箱:davidf@tamcc.edu.gd
网址http://www.tamcc.edu.gd/
孔院简介

格林纳达玛丽秀社区大学孔子课堂简介

2015年3月,玛丽秀社区大学 (TAMCC)和孔子学院总部签署了理解备忘录。授权玛丽秀社区大学和中国宁波工程学院(NBUT)合作建立孔子课堂。同年6月, TAMCC 和 NBUT 达成共同建设孔子课堂的合作协议。同年10月24日,在玛丽秀社区大学举行了孔子课堂成立典礼,标志着孔子课堂正式成立。目前为止,我们是格林纳达唯一的一家中国语言和文化推广机构。

我们孔子课堂建设的宗旨,是在格林纳达促进和传播中国语言和文化,以便在宁波工程学院和玛丽秀社区大学之间,在中国宁波和格林纳达之间建立沟通的桥梁,从而深化中格两国之间的教育合作和文化交流,促进中格青少年之间的相互沟通,理解和友谊。

由于发展时间较短,格林纳达国家也比较小,经济相对落后,我们孔子课堂的师资相对不足。中方教师一般只有2-3人。但是,麻雀虽小,五脏俱全。我们小小的课堂,却在这个小小的岛国做出了大文章。


孔子课堂部分师生合影


虽然我们的教师队伍人数暂时不多,但是我们却在积极进取,不断扩展新的课程和组织各种文化推广活动。到目前为止,先后开设过包括中文,中医和武术在内的3门课程:

1、在中文课程方面:我们在大学里分别开设了2个班的全校性选修课。同时,在玛丽秀社区大学的继续教育学院和应用艺术与技术教育学院开设了6个班级的基础汉语学分课程。此外,还积极扩展校内外中文教学课程,分别为TAMCC的教职工,圣约瑟夫女子中学,蒙特梭利小学,安格里肯中学的中小学生开设了业余的免费基础汉语课程。通过我们的努力,中文在格林纳达的影响力正在不断扩大。



大中小学的中文课程班的学生

2、在中医课程方面:分别为TAMCC和格林纳达社会人员开设了2个中医针灸拔罐与按摩课程班。还专门为附近社区人员开设了中医诊疗服务,受到当地居民的广泛欢迎和好评。在这个缺医少药的小岛国,中医文化的推广和传播获得了良好的土壤,我们孔子课堂急需更多的中医志愿者前来支持我国优秀中医文化的推广工作。

中医教师在为学生演示按摩和为病人提供针灸服务

3、在武术课程方面:我们在大学校内和中学里,为教职员工和大中学生分别开设了3种免费中国武术课程班。吸引很多对中国武术,太极拳感兴趣的学生和老师。得益于格林纳达朋友对体育运动的天赋,格林纳达人对中国武术有着天然的兴趣,这给我们推广武术文化带来了较大的便利。

孔子课堂培养的本土教师在开展武术教学

除了基本的教学工作外,我们还积极组织或参与了内容广泛的文化推广和教育交流活动项目:比如,格林纳达赛区的汉语桥选拨赛,中国武术节(功夫之夜),中国电影节,端午节及中国歌曲比赛,迎新春晚会,中国艺术团巡演,中国元宵节慈善义卖会,世界太极气功日和系列中国文化讲座等等。我们连续三年组织了学生访华夏令营和教育工作者访华团等国际交流活动。协助大使馆开展政府奖学金宣传工作,协助大使馆为商务部短期访华培训项目开展推广宣传和推荐学员工作,2个多月里通过孔子课堂推荐学员将近70人。协助商务部沟通援外汽修专业培训班组织工作等。

其中,汉语桥选拨赛,中国功夫之夜,世界太极气功日,本地中文夏令营等是我们努力打造的特色和品牌项目。

格林纳达总督出席首届中国功夫之夜

前驻格大使欧渤芊女士和外方大学校长出席并担任汉语桥比赛评委

现驻格大使赵永琛博士出席汽修培训班开班仪式

中央电视台报道孔子课堂组织的世界太极日活动

在这短短的2年多时间里,孔子课堂的中外同仁一起共同努力,积极促进两国人民之间的教育交流和合作,不断扩大孔子课堂的影响力,除了中文教学和文化活动外,还先后取得了以下一些成绩:

  1. 2015-17年,促进合作大学的双方领导互访,组织暑期教育工作者和学生访华项目,有效促进了宁波工程学院和玛丽秀社区大学的教育交流合作。

  2. 2017年沟通协调商务部援外汽车维修培训项目,有效促进了宁波职业技术学院和玛丽秀社区大学的合作。不断扩大两国的国际教育交往。

  3. 2017年,为商务部短期访华培训课程项目推荐师生70多人,有效促进了两国之间的教育文化交流。

  4. 连续三年组织格林纳达本地汉语桥决赛既选拨赛比赛并组织学生回国参赛,扩大了中文在本地的影响力,有效促进了两国青少年之间的交流和了解。

  5. 2016年推动宁波工程学院组织校友捐赠,为玛丽秀社区大学捐赠了太阳能路灯15套。价值30多万元人民币。分别安装在三个校区,增进了合作院校之间的感情,扩大了中国太阳能技术在格林纳达的影响力。

  6. 2017年4月,联系中国驻格大使馆为外方大学捐赠联想电脑25台。大大改善了玛丽秀社区大学计算机实验室的设备条件,扩大了中国在格林纳达学生中的影响力。

  7. 2017年开始,协助中国驻格大使馆每年为外方大学捐赠15万元人民币,设立中国大使奖/助学金。其中2.5万元专门用于奖励孔子课堂的优秀学员。有效激发了学生学习中国语言和文化的兴趣,扩大了中国政府在格林纳达的影响力。

在2015年10月至今2年多的时间里,我们孔子课堂紧紧依靠我驻格大使馆和宁波工程学院领导的大力支持和指导,充分发挥中国教师的团队精神和无私奉献精神,广泛团结和发动格林纳达和玛丽秀社区大学的友华爱华人士,克服了暂时的运营资金短缺,师资力量不足,导致部分工作难以扩展的不利局面,克服了当地长期高温高湿,交通不便等环境困难,克服了文化差异带来的工作困扰,积极进取,因地制宜,创造性地开展中国语言和文化推广工作,不仅保证了汉推工作的快速发展,而且促进了中格两国在教育和文化方面的更深入的合作和交流。我们期待这个小小的课堂,在这个小小的岛国,能够谱写出更华美的篇章。



Introduction of Confucius Classroom of TAMCC in Grenada


In March, 2015, T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) signed MOU with Confucius Headquarters which authorizes joint establishment of Confucius Classroom between T. A. Marryshow Community College and Ningbo University of Technology (NBUT). In June the same year, TAMCC and NBUT reached agreement on joint establishment of Confucius Classroom, and on Oct. 24 the same year, the inauguration ceremony of Confucius Classroom was held in TAMCC, marking the official launch of Confucius Classroom. Up until now, we are the only institute in Grenada that promotes Chinese language and culture.

The purpose of our Confucius Classroom is to promote Chinese language and culture, in order to build bridges of communication between NBUT and TAMCC, between Ningbo, China and Grenada, thus strengthening the educational cooperation and cultural exchange between China and Grenada, promoting mutual communication, understanding and friendship between youth of China and Grenada.

Due to the short period of development, small size of the country of Grenada and the economic conditions, our Confucius Classroom relatively lacks teaching resources, there are normally only 2-3 Chinese teachers. Though small as the sparrow, it possesses all its internal organs, our small classroom makes a great influence on the island country.

Although temporarily we don’t have that many teaching staff, we are enterprising, relentlessly expand new curriculums and organize various cultural promotion activities. So far, we have set up 3 curriculums including Chinese language, Chinese medicine and martial arts:

(1)Chinese language courses: we opened selective courses for 2 classes in the college, meanwhile, opened basic Chinese credit courses for 6 classes in college of continuing education and college of applied arts and technical education. Besides, we actively promote Chinese courses both on and off campus, providing free basic Chinese courses for staff members of TAMCC, students from St. Joseph middle school for girls, Montessori Elementary School, Angelican High School. Through our efforts, the influence of Chinese language and culture is expanding in Grenada.

(2)Chinese medicine courses: we opened 2 classes of Chinese acupuncture and massage courses for local people in Grenada, and provide Chinese clinic services for communities which won great popularity and welcome from local communities. In this island country that lacks medical supplies, the promotion of Chinese medical culture gains great popularity, we are also in urgent need of more Chinese medicine volunteers to come and support the promotion of our excellent Chinese medical culture.

(3)Martial arts courses: we provide 3 free Chinese martial arts courses for staff members and students in colleges and middle schools, which attracted students and teachers who are interested in Chinese martial arts and Tai Chi. Thanks to the athletic talent of Grenadian friends, they have natural interest in Chinese martial arts, which gives us great advantage in promoting martial arts culture.

Except for the basic teaching, we also actively organized or participated in various cultural promotion and educational exchange activities, for example, the Chinese Bridge competition in Grenada, Chinese Martial Arts Festival (Kongfu Night), Chinese movie festival, dragon boat festival and Chinese singing competition, spring festival gala, Chinese Arts Troupe performance, Chinese Lantern Festival charity sale, World Taichi and Qigong Day and a series of Chinese culture lectures. We have organized delegations of students and educators to visit China for 3 consecutive years, and assist the Chinese embassy in promoting Chinese Government Scholarship and short term training program by the Ministry of Commerce, we have recommended more than 70 personnel through Confucius Classroom within 2 months, and also assist the Ministry of Commerce in the organization of training sessions of automobile maintenance in Grenada.

Among all the programs, the Chinese Bridge competition, Chinese Kongfu Night, World Taichi and Qigong Day, local Chinese summer camp are our signature programs.

Within these 2 years, Chinese and Grenadian counterparts of the Confucius Classroom have made great efforts in actively promoting educational exchange and cooperation between the two peoples, continuously expanding the influence of Confucius Classroom, except for Chinese language teaching and cultural activities, we have also achieved the following:

(1)From 2015-2017, we promoted mutual visits by leadership from both universities, organized delegations of educators and students to China, effectively boosted educational exchange and cooperation between NBUT and TAMCC.

(2)Through the training program of automobile maintenance by the Ministry of Commerce, effectively promoted cooperation between Ningbo Polytechnic and TAMCC, expanding international educational exchange between the two countries.

(3)In 2017, we recommended more than 70 teaching staff and students for the training courses by the Ministry of Commerce, effectively promoted educational and cultural exchange between the two countries.

(4)Organized local Chinese Bridge competition and participation in China for 3 consecutive years, expanding local influence of Chinese language and actively promoted the communication and understanding of the youth from both countries.

(5)In 2016, through the promotion of NBUT alumni, 15 sets of solar lamps were donated to TAMCC which worth more than 300,000 RMB, they were installed in 3 campuses of TAMCC, which greatly promoted relationship between the two universities and expanded influence of Chinese solar technology in Grenada.

(6)In April, 2017, Chinese embassy in Grenada donated 25 Lenovo computers to TAMCC, which greatly improves the equipment of the computer labs and expanded influence of China in students of Grenada.

(7)From 2017, we assisted Chinese embassy to donate 150,000 RMB annuallyto TAMCC and established Chinese Embassy Scholarship, among which 25,000 RMB is specifically awarded to excellent students of Confucius Classroom, which stimulates the interest of students in learning Chinese language and culture and expands influence of Chinese government in Grenada.

Within more than 2 years from October 2015, the Confucius Classroom, with the support and guidance of Chinese embassy and NBUT, gives full play to the team spirit and selfless contribution by the Chinese staff, extensively united and mobilized friendly personage of Grenada and TAMCC, overcame temporary shortage of operation cost, lack of teaching resources, year-long high temperature, transportation inconvenience and cultural differences, being proactive and enterprising, adapts to local conditions, creatively promoted Chinese language and culture, not only does it guarantee the rapid development of Chinese language and culture promotion, but also strengthened deeper educational and cultural cooperation and exchange between China and Grenada. We expect the small Confucius Classroom in the small island country to write an even more beautiful chapter.



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