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Delegation of the Jacaranda Confucius Classroom in Australia Visits GDUFS

Time:April 22, 2024  Author:SITS Translation Practice and Training Base  Editor:Xiao Man  Source:From the GDUFS news website   Photo:

On the morning of April 16th, Huang Lei, head of the Sydney Jacaranda Confucius Classroom in Australia and CEO of the Australia China Education Group, visited GDUFS. He was warmly welcomed by Jiao Fangtai, Vice President of GDUFS, at the VIP Lounge of the North Campus.

Vice President Jiao Fangtai meets with Mr. Huang Lei

Vice President Jiao Fangtai extended a warm welcome to Mr. Huang Lei on behalf of the university, acknowledging the Jacaranda Confucius Classroom’s contributions to international Chinese language education and Sino-Australian cultural exchanges. Jiao emphasized the university’s ongoing support for Confucius institutes and classrooms, expressing a desire to expand the platform for international Chinese education. He highlighted plans to enhance the scale and quality of such education through collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Center for Language Education and Cooperation. Additionally, Jiao stressed the importance of personnel exchanges and the development of Confucius Classrooms, including initiatives like establishing overseas internship bases for universities and joining hands on basic education projects between China and Australia.

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In response, Mr. Huang Lei conveyed gratitude for the warm reception and expressed a commitment to expanding cooperation between the Sydney Jacaranda Confucius Classroom in Australia and GDUFS. Taking into account the policies and characteristics of the education system of New South Wales, Australia, the Classroom aims to enhance the quality of international Chinese language education. It was first built as a Chinese language examination center , but now it also serves as a secondary school teaching site. According to Huang, they plan to enroll more international Chinese education volunteers from GDUFS to open more secondary school teaching sites in Sydney, thereby elevating the quality of international Chinese education locally. Additionally, they propose joint efforts with our university to apply for the Ministry of Education’s “Chinese Language Plus STEM” project, serving the development and educational needs of international Chinese language education in the community. Huang believes that there are still many possibilities for cooperation between the two sides and intends to explore and promote cooperation at multiple levels and perspectives to take it to new heights.

Directors from our university’s Education Cooperation and Development Center, the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, and the Faculty of Chinese Language and Culture, were also present at the meeting.



Since 2006, GDUFS has co-established seven Confucius Institutes/Classrooms overseas in Japan, Russia, Peru, Cape Verde, Egypt, Portugal, and Australia, namely Confucius Institute at Sapporo University in Japan, Confucius Institute at Ural Federal University in Russia, Confucius Institute at Catholic University of Santa Maria in Peru, Confucius Institute at University of Cape Verde in Cape Verde, Confucius Institute at Ain Shams University in Egypt, Confucius Institute at the University of Porto in Portugal, and Sydney Jacaranda Confucius Classroom in Australia, which makes GDUFS the university with the largest number of Confucius Institute/Classroom in Guangdong Province and the first to establish Confucius Institute/Classroom in the Province.