A delegation from Tsun Jin High School in Malaysia, comprised of 19 English teachers of Chinese, Malay and Hindu ethnicities, recently visited the University of Macau (UM) for a four-day training workshop that lasted from 19 May to 22 May.
Tsun Jin is an independent Chinese high school in Malaysia known for its teaching quality. Many of its graduates have been admitted by world-class universities. In recent years, UM is committed to attracting more international students and supporting China’s Belt and Road initiative. Currently, over 40 undergraduate students at UM are from Malaysia. Among them, over 10 are from this school.
The workshop was jointly designed by Prof Cheng Chun Wai, associate dean of the Faculty of Education (FED), and Prof Wang Yan, coordinator of the Bachelor of Education Programme (English), to cater to the needs of the Malaysian delegation. Prof Matilda Wong, Prof Sze Tat Ming, and Prof Barry Lee Reynolds led the sessions on ‘How to make use of creative resources and language teaching?’, ‘What teachers can do with text analysis tools to facilitate meaning-focused English reading?’, and ‘Introduction of various techniques to handle disruptive students and classroom management’, respectively. Participants had in-depth discussions, exchanged teaching experience, and discussed classroom cases with UM professors.
Accompanied by Malaysian students, the delegation visited the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH), FED, and Cheng Yu Tung College, and attended an admission talk to understand the history, latest developments, and academic achievements of UM. At FAH, the delegation was warmly greeted by Prof Hong Gang Jin, dean of FAH; Prof Victoria Lei, assistant dean of FAH; and Prof Chiu Man Yin, coordinator of the BA in English Studies Programme. The delegation was given a presentation on how the Simultaneous Interpreting Laboratory facilitates simulation of real-world situations and reflective learning, as well as UM’s developments in translation programmes in recent years.
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Release on 2019-05-28 19:17