The 2019 National University German Teaching and Testing Conference was successfully held in Lanzhou University from August 18th to 21st in 2019. The conference was organized by the German Group of the national foreign languages teaching advisory board under the ministry of education (hereinafter referred to as the German Group of the Board) and co-organized by Lanzhou University. The attendees include nearly 60 representatives from 48 colleges and universities nationwide, Goethe-Institut Peking and 5 presses.
On the morning of August 19th, the opening ceremony of the conference was held at the lecture hall in Mingdao Building in the medical campus of Lanzhou University. The opening ceremony attendees include professor He Deyan, Principal assistant of Lanzhou University, professor Zhao Jing, Head of the German Group of the Board, Jan Sprenger, Vice dean of Goethe-Institut Peking, leaders and guests from SFLL, teachers of German department and student representatives of SFLL of Lanzhou University.
On behalf of Lanzhou University, Professor He Deyan made a welcome speech and introduced the university to the guests. “By the chance of holding this conference, it is hoped that Lanzhou University would pool valuable advice and academic resources, and contribute wisdom and strength to the development of college German teaching and testing with you peer institutions and experts in this field.” Said professor He.
On behalf of the organizer, Professor Zhao Jing made a speech and introduced the new members of the German Group of the Board. the professor made a remarkable keynote lecture centering on the theme of the conference.
Jan Sprenger elaborated the key cooperative points between Goethe-Institut Peking and college German teaching and its prospect, and wished the conference a complete success.
Mrs. Karin Benkelmann-Zhang, a staff of Goethe-Institut Peking, made an introduction to the institut’s working arrangement and investment key points on online and offline German teacher training from 2019 to 2020. Wan Liqun and Tian Jiajiong, teachers from TianjinSino-German University of Applied Science, and Zhang Xiong, a teacher from Shandong University, Weihai, introduced the application of teaching resource platforms and software that are used in college German teaching. The presses recommended their latest German publications and foreign language digital teaching platform. Associate Professor Tang Chunyan summarized the data and students’ performances in CGT-4 and CGT-6. Instructive discussions were held between audiences and speakers.
In group discussion part, all representatives shared solutions to the challenges in college German teaching, and probed into the current situation and trend of digital teaching in German classrooms. In addition, the conference has passed the meeting minutes and has studied the next step of working plan of the German Group of the Board.
Reports on the conference are all detailed, in-depth and practical and all representatives interacted actively and talked intensively in the discussion. This conference plays a practical role in improving the quality of German teaching work, reflecting on the current situation of German teaching in universities, and providing new ideas and new inspirations for the future development of German teaching. Meanwhile, the conference strengthens the exchanges and cooperation in German language teaching among Chinese universities, and provides Lanzhou university with new ideas and ways for the future German teaching, academic and international cooperation, adding a gorgeous glamour to the LZU 110th anniversary.
Translated and edited by Chen Qiwen
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