On the morning of 26 October 2021, the Closing Ceremony of the 2021 Teachers Training for Local Chinese Teachers was successfully held. Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), Mr. Dino R. Kusnadi, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Indonesia in China, Dr. Iwan Syahril, Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia, Dr. Ma Jianfei, Director General of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) of the Ministry of Education of China, Dr. Ibrahim Bafadal, Vice President of the State University of Malang, Ms. Liao Guirong, Director of the Confucius Institute at the State University of Malang, attended and addressed the Closing Ceremony online.
Mr. Dino R. Kusnadi pointed out that there embed profound historical implications in the exchanges between Indonesia and China. Strengthening people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries is conducive to regional and global prosperity. The training helped deepen the understanding between the two peoples and would bring more opportunities for future collaboration.
Dr. Iwan Syahril appreciated the cooperation among the Embassy of Indonesia to China, CLEC and ACC. He believed the training would improve the teaching ability of Indonesian local teachers, enable them to carry out Chinese teaching in a more skillful and efficient way, and further enhance educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Mr. Chen Dehai stated the year 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the ASEAN-China dialogue relations. With the deepening of bilateral relations, the cooperation between Indonesia and China in the fields of economy and education have strengthened. In recent years, the influence of Chinese and the demand for overseas Chinese learning have been expanding. The training successfully built an efficient and interactive platform to help native Indonesian Chinese teachers improve teaching theories, innovate teaching methods, share teaching experience, so as to further facilitate the development of Chinese education in Indonesia. ACC is willing to work with relevant parties to continuously promote practical cooperation in the field of education, enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, and make new progress in Indonesia-China relations.
Dr. Ma Jianfei stated Indonesian local Chinese teachers have made unique contributions to improving students’ understanding towards Chinese language and culture. The training was another successful attempt of practical cooperation between Indonesia and China during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLEC is willing to deepen cooperation with Indonesian government and relevant institutions to make language and cultural exchanges a bridge of friendship between the two countries.
The training was jointly organised by the Embassy of Indonesia in China, ACC and CLEC. 100 local Chinese teachers of Indonesian middle schools have participated in this 7-day online training, including classroom management and teaching, improvement of teaching methodology, application of online teaching resources, etc. Mr. Sudarsono, as the representative of trainees, shared his learning experience at the Closing Ceremony.