Confucius Teaching Activities
Confucius Institute in Islamabad has established 13 teaching points, opened nearly 60 Chinese language and culture curriculums gradually and has nearly 2,000 students. Main courses include:
Great Wall Chinese
"Great Wall Chinese" uses a diverse teaching method of combination of the network multimedia courseware and face to face teaching, which can reduce the difficulty of learning effectively and increase the interest in learning. In 2010, Great Wall Chinese class of Confucius Institute in Islamabad has classified into three levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced. There are 6 classes with 4 periods each week and have a total of 110 students.
The Confucius Institute has launched Business Chinese language courses that are the short-term and intensive courses classified into three levels of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced to meet the local business requirements. In 2010, the Business Chinese courses have 118 students in eight classes with four learning periods each week by using such textbooks as Business Chinese Languages for Beginners – Basic Etiquette (chiefly edited by Zhang Li, Beijing University Press), Business Chinese Languages for Beginners – Daily Communication (chiefly edited by Zhang Li, Beijing University Press), ABC Business Negotiation (Final)( chiefly edited by Liu Liying, Beijing Language & Culture University Press), Basic and Effective Business Chinese(revised edition)(edited by Guan Daoxiong, Beijing University Press).
This program with three levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced offers Chinese language training for those who want to tour or study in China. They, after the training in a short time, can get basic skills in Chinese communication and general understanding of Chinese cultures. Basic Chinese courses are mainly located in the headquarters of NAML, Lahore Campus, MAJU University, FIML University, Language, Culture and Arts Institute of Punjab. There are 16 classes with four learning periods each week and have 580 students. The textbooks used are New Practical Chinese Textbook (chiefly edited by Liu Xun, Beijing Language & Culture University Press); Chinese Conversation 301 (chiefly edited by Kang Yuhua, Beijing Language & Culture University Press); Quick Speaking Chinese for Beginners, Quick Speaking Chinese for Foundation, and Advanced Quick Speaking Chinese (chiefly edited by Ma Jianfei, Beijing Language & Culture University Press).
This program with three levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced is mainly designed for elementary and middle school students aimed at stimulating their interests in Chinese language and culture. Children Chinese courses are located in the headquarters of NUML，GSIS School, MLSC School, NJ School and so on. In this year, the Children Chinese courses have 929 students in 19 classes with two to four learning periods each week by using the textbooks Chinese Paradise (chiefly edited by Liu Fuhua etc, Beijing Language & Culture University Press);Children Chinese First, Children Chinese Second, and Children Chinese Third (chiefly edited by Li Xiaoqi, People’s Education Press).
Confucius Institute Islamabad has offered a PhD program of Science on Chinese Characters for Chinese Department of National University of Modern Languages and Confucius Institute itself in 2009, which is considered as the second advanced Chinese language training program after pre-teacher training program. Besides two doctor degree students, some teachers both from the Chinese Department of NUML and Confucius Institute join the class frequently. All courses of PhD program include Science on Chinese Characters (two periods every week), Modern Chinese (two periods every week), Ancient Chinese (two periods every week), Applied Linguistics (two periods every week), DaoDeJing (two periods every week) and Modern Chinese Grammar (two periods every week).
Chinese KungFu Class
In 2010, Confucius Institute in Islamabad opened the Chinese KungFu class and employed a famous KungFu master in Islamabad to teach Chinese KungFu for 25 students with two periods every week.
Class for Chinese Language Test
Confucius Institute in Islamabad is the only institute in Pakistan that is authorized by the OCLCI(Hanban) to hold the qualification test of Chinese Language. In 2009, there were four Chinese Language Tests in Confucius Institute. Before each test, Confucius Institute had organized classes for testees to prepare the test. In this year, Chinese Language Test courses have opened 14 classes and have 164 students.
Confucius Institute opened two radio channels FM104.6 in Islamabad and FM95 in Lahore to broadcast Chinese Languages in Pakistan in 2010 which was considered as an important step for Confucius Institute to develop in an all-round in Pakistan.