The 34th National Language School Annual Conference
-Promote the Modernization of the Foreign Language School
On October 27th, West Campus hosted the 34th National Language School Annual Conference with a grand opening ceremony in Chengdu.
With the approaching of autumn, as “the most beautiful school in Chengdu”, West Campus welcomed 168 representatives of experts in 78 foreign language schools across the country. The conference centered round the theme of “Modernization of the Foreign Language School-School Governance”, where experts and scholars exchanged their experience of school management and development, discussing the new direction for the reform and development of foreign language schools as well as new approach to modernized school governance. Principal of Hangzhou Foreign Languages School, Fang Jianwen, chaired the conference.
Chairman of the National Language School Annual Conference Wu Youfu stressed the significance of promoting the modernization of the foreign language schools in a new era when fair and high quality education is essential need of the society.
Xiao Minghua, Principal of West Campus, among Chengdu’s first pilot high schools, featuring on foreign languages,dedicated to train international talents who are modest and competitive, delivered a welcome speech.
Deputy director of Municipal Education Bureau, Mr. Zuo Huarong, member of Municipal Party Committee, expressed his warm welcome for every guests on the conference. He argues that Chengdu has been developing into the center city for foreign exchanges in the west, which makes foreign languages education a crucial process. He also says that schools should enhance students’ ability to get involved in worldwide communication and international competition, to cultivate and improve their personality traits as open, confident and with the spirit of initiative.
Deputy director of Provincial Office of Education Mr. Dai Zuoan expressed his best wishes and concern for the conference. He appreciated the great work by West Campus and other fellow foreign language schools in promoting education internationalization, international exchange and foreign language talents training. Additionally, he has put forward new aims for them, as education provides constant resources for the development of economy. He hopes that through this grand conference, schools in the province can exchange ideas and experience in order to make Sichuan an exemplary province in education with diversified talents available.