Shanghai regional tour for Japanese-language teachers in the fall of 2020 was held at Shanghai Ganquan Foreign Language Middle School, aiming to improve the skills of Japanese-language teachers under the guidance of Japanese experts.
The Shanghai regional tour for Japanese-language teachers was organized in order to promote the reform of Japanese teaching in high schools, meet the needs of teachers’ professional development, and strengthen the exchange of Japanese-language teachers in Shanghai high schools. It was sponsored by Shanghai Ganquan Foreign Language Middle School and co-organized by the Japan International Exchange Fund (Beijing Japanese Cultural Center). The teachers’ seminar was held on the main campus of Ganquan Foreign Language Middle School. A total of 35 teachers from the East School of the Foreign Language School Affiliated to Shanghai International Studies University and six middle schools, including Jiading No. 1 Middle School, participated in the training.
The training was hosted by Wang Dan, director of Ganquan Foreign Language Middle School’s campus affairs office and the leader of the Japanese language teaching and research team. Guo Kanliang, a researcher on minor language teaching of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, attended the training and gave a speech.
Two experts from the Japan International Exchange Fund provided guidance on the teaching method of listening and reading class, respectively. The training adopted a combination of theoretical explanation and practical communication, so that the participating teachers could understand the inspiration and thoughts brought by different teaching methods during their learning experience.
Shanghai Ganquan Foreign Language Middle School, as the first batch of national secondary Japanese teaching and research model schools, has 48 years of Japanese teaching history. There are 23 Japanese teachers, including three doctors, six senior teachers, three full-time foreign teachers. Nearly 700 students learn Japanese as the first foreign language. Under the guidance of “Japanese proficiency, multilingual development and cultural understanding,” the school’s Japanese teaching has achieved outstanding results and it has gained a high reputation at home and abroad. In the new era, the school will seize the opportunity, keep a low profile, do a good job in the "double cycle" utilization of high-quality domestic and foreign educational resources to improve teachers’ professional skills and comprehensive qualities, and cultivate more foreign language talents who can adapt to the future.