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2018 OCAC Training Program for Mandarin Teachers from Philippines
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The closing ceremony of 2018 OCAC Training Program for Mandarin Teachers from Philippine on May 18, 2018.
The class learned how to use picture books to teach Chinese.
The class went to visit Taipei Heping Experimental Elementary School and Preschool during the training program.
There are 36 Mandarin teachers of elementary school and kindergarten from all across the Philippines to participate in a fourteen-day study at Chinese Culture University, Taipei, which successfully ends on May 18th. 

For the needs of schools in the Philippines, this intensive program mainly focuses on practical use, for example, class management and instructional design, classroom activities design and teaching dynamics, etc. The program also arranges them to visit Taipei Heping Experimental Elementary school and Preschool, the affiliated Preschool of Chinese Culture University and National Taiwan University. With the introduction of the current teaching approaches in Taiwan, all courses are to strengthen and broaden their teaching skills, and help them to practice in the class when they return to the Philippines. 

Apart from the courses, the program has a two-day and one-night cultural sightseeing tour: First stop is to visit the old towns in Taipei, including Longshan Temple, the Bopiliao Historical Block, Ximending, Twa-Tiu-Tiann and Ningxia Night Market. It gives them a precious experience and a good chance to understand diverse culture of Taiwan. The second stop is to the National Palace Museum, and Chinese Culture University, where is the school of the Overseas Youth Vocational Training Workshop(OYVTW).  The class learned what the Overseas Community Affairs Council could offer for the overseas compatriot youth through vocational skills training.

In the closing ceremony, Chiu-Lan Liao, the class leader, said that she learns a lot from this program and hopes that there will have more advanced courses for teachers in the Philippines from Overseas Community Affairs Council. As the representative of all the Mandarin Teachers from the Philippines, she thanks for this valuable study opportunity.