Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

The Fifth Confucius Classroom Under CISFSU
Inaugurated in Berkeley High School

       Oct. 23, 2015. The fifth Confucius Classroom affiliated to Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University was officially unveiled in Berkeley High School. AVP of SF State Dr. Yenbo Wu, Education Counselor Yang Jun, Education Consul Li Renzhu, Confucius Institute Director Jiaxin Xie, Superintendent of Berkeley Unified School District Dr. Donald Evans, Superintendent of Hayward Unified District Mr. Stan "Data" Dobbs and Berkeley High School students joined the inauguration ceremony.

       Berkeley High School was established in 1880 with a glorious history. It started to offer Chinese classes over a decade ago with current registered 118 students from basic Chinese to AP levels. The inauguration ceremony began with performances by Ms. Xin Chen’s Mandarin Classes – songs & dances that expressed the extent of their comprehension of Mandarin Chinese.

       The performance was followed by comments from BHS administrators, the Confucius Institute and the Chinese Consulate General before the unveiling of a bronze plaque that will be mounted in the Confucius Classroom. After the unveiling ceremony, the VIPs visited Ms. Xin Chen’s Classroom and joined the lunch reception that followed with students who attended the ceremony.

       CISFSU welcomes the fifth Confucius Classroom to the family and will provide continuous support to the sustainable development of the new Confucius Classroom in curriculum design, teaching recourses, professional development and student extracurricular activities and beyond.




Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

旧金山州立大学孔子学院第五所孔子课堂
在伯克利高中举行揭牌仪式

       美国旧金山当地时间10月23日上午11点,旧金山州大孔院下属的第五所孔子课堂在伯克利高中礼堂举行隆重的揭幕仪式。旧金山州大副校长吴彦伯、中国驻旧金山总领馆教育参赞杨军、领事李韧竹、旧金山州大孔院及下属的其他孔子课堂校长与中文教师、伯克利联合学区学监、海澳联合学区学监、当地中小学校长及该校师生500余人参加揭牌仪式。

       伯克利高中校长Sam Pasarow和副校长Heidi Weber先后致辞,对国家汉办和旧金山州大孔院在孔子课堂的建立上给予的支持表示感谢。伯克利高中是一所有100多年历史的学校,外语教学有着悠久的历史,中文教学已有10年了,目前开设了高中各年级中文课程和中文AP课程,在读学生118人。随着孔子课堂的建立,相信会有更多的学生对中文和中国文化感兴趣。

       杨军参赞代表旧金山总领事和国家汉办祝贺伯克利高中孔子课堂正式成立。他在致辞中介绍,目前孔子学院在全球134个国家建立了1000家孔子课堂,美国就有将近500家,前不久习主席与奥巴马总统共同制定了美国学生百万强学汉语的计划,伯克利高中孔子课堂的成立,抓住了这一良好的机遇,为推动周边地区的汉语学习提供了更好的平台。

       旧金山州大副校长吴彦伯代表学校和州大孔院对孔子课堂的正式成立表示祝贺,高度评价了中美两国领导人共同倡导、大力支持中文教育,鼓励青年学生相互交流共筑友谊的共识,希望伯克利高中孔子课堂充分发挥其在学区和社区的中文教学中的引领作用,积极参与孔子学院项目,为广大希望学习中文的学生创造更多机会学习中文和中国文化。旧金山州大孔院还向伯克利高中赠送了精美的文化用品套装。

       揭牌仪式前,该校中文班四个年级和AP中文班的学生分别表演了精彩的汉语节目,展示了该校学生良好的中文水平与多方面的才艺,受到了现场观众的热烈欢迎。

       揭牌仪式后,旧金山州大孔子学院、中国驻旧金山领馆教育组以及各学区学监、校长和教师代表参观了该校中文教室,并就孔子学院/课堂今后的合作及汉办的重点项目如何支持当地汉语教学、课程设置、教学资料、教师职业培训、学生汉语能力培养等 进行了座谈。旧金山州大孔子学院欢迎新伙伴加入北加州孔院大家庭,希望齐心协力,共创辉煌!


(旧金山州立大学孔子学院供稿)