The staff at the BSSC Confucius Classroom returned to their jobs after Christmas in 2017, and everyone was ready for the new term. The first classes started at the second week of the term, and as a new member of the team, I felt honored and pleased to observe and share the first classes at different primary schools in Bendigo.
The very first class in this term I observed was a virtual class delivered to Cardross Primary School on the first day of Week 2, which surprised me. I was told later that the Polycom video conferencing unit has been used since last year, and this virtual learning program has been successful in the past one year.
With the hot weather, the first Chinese classes were conducted during the past one week at different primary schools in Bendigo, including Violet Street, Goornong, Camphill, Marong and etc, in which, I felt the enthusiasm of the teaching staff and the students, and also their curiosity about the Chinese culture. I could also see the importance and the great developing prospects of the international Chinese language education. All of the above made me confident in delivering Chinese and Chinese culture. Next I will share a few pictures of the first Chinese classes.