Puxuan An, a postgraduate student specialising in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) at Xiamen University, joined the Confucius Institute at the University of Southampton (CI Soton) in 2018. She has been a great help for the CI during the past two years. She delivered Mandarin lessons in several schools including Applemore College, Barton Peveril College, and Henry Beaufort School. She was responsible for teaching Mandarin and organising Chinese culture workshops and exhibitions for schools in Southampton. Her great efforts to maintain successful relationships with local schools and colleges have strengthened CI cooperative programmes.
Siyu Liu, a postgraduate student specialising in TCSOL at Xiamen University, joined the CI Soton in 2019. In the academic year 2019-2020, she was assigned to work as a teaching assistant for Year 7 to Year 11 Mandarin learning in Bohunt School Worthing. Her area of work covered course preparation, classroom management, the provision of assignment feedback, and the support of student learning in mainstream classes.
Xuanxuan Zhao, a postgraduate student specialising in TCSOL at Xiamen University, joined the CI Soton in 2019, working as a teaching assistant in Bohunt School Liphook in the academic year 2019-2020. She has involved in intensive Mandarin teaching and numerous cross-curricular project including PE, Art, dancing and drama courses with the Chinese language showcase.
AsCI volunteers, the above three have contributed greatly to the promotion of Chinese language teaching and traditional Chinese culture presenting. They helped the CI in organising a variety of Chinese cultural experience activities, interactive workshops and exhibitions in the past years, which attracted many local people and communities to participate. Having completed their jobs in the UK, Puxuan An, Siyu Liu and Xuanxuan Zhao will continue their education at Xiamen University. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their contributions to the CI and wish them all the best in their future study!