11/14/17

休士頓主流大學推廣臺灣教育 同時幫助社區

駐休士頓教育組組長周慧宜(右)與聖湯瑪士大學華語及文化社社長Max Castroparedes合影



留學臺灣及各類文宣供參加者自由索取


休士頓聖湯瑪士大學華語及文化社(The Chinese Language and Culture Association at the University of St. Thomas)於2017119日於上午11時至下午2時於該校校園生活廣場(Campus Life Mall)舉辦華語及臺灣文化宣傳活動。現場設有聞名全世界的臺灣美食波霸奶茶專區,供現場與會者品嚐。

活動以Gathering to Give為宣傳口號,號召學生與教職員,共同為哈維颶風受災戶盡一份心力。駐休士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處贊助此一別具意義的活動,同時到場為工作人員加油打氣,並於現場發放臺灣簡介、獎學金資訊、觀光及文化文宣資料。該活動以推廣華語及文化為發想,進而結合學校資源,幫助社區回饋社會,參加者除可品嚐臺灣美食外,也同時做公益。該校學生及教職員可於活動現場購買入場券,活動收入所得將捐助哈維颶風(Hurricane Harvey)受災戶。現場估計約有200300人出席活動,共同為社區盡一份心力。


活動當天,該校校長Richard Ludwick、國際研究中心主任Hans Stockton、臺灣研究專任教授葉耀元及國會議員Sheila Jackson Lee辦公室代表Ivan Sanchez等,均到場參加支持活動。

據主辦單位估計,活動募得約3千多美元捐助金,該筆款項將用以幫助受到哈維颶風影響的聖湯瑪士大學教職員及學生受災戶重整家園。

臺灣美食波霸奶茶專區



11/9/17

教育部華獎生博菲拉的留台經驗

My Experience Studying Abroad in Taiwan

-by FARRAH BURRELL, 2016 HES Recipient 
-posted on November 9, 2017

My journey of studying abroad in Taiwan first started when I applied for the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) program in 2016 at my local Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston, Texas. At that time, I was just looking to continue my Mandarin language studies and gain some exposure to Taiwanese culture, but I never expected to gain the wonderful opportunities that became available to me during my studies in Taiwan. After receiving the news that I have been chosen as a recipient of the HES Scholarship, the Director of Education Division Sophie Chou, and other dedicated staff of the TECO office graciously helped with providing me all of the useful information and resources that I needed in order to be prepared when arriving and getting accustomed to life in Taiwan. After my arrival, I immediately felt comfortable in the new environment. The citizens were so nice and willing to help me whenever I was lost, regardless of the language barrier.

When starting the language program, because I had studied Chinese previously before in America, I was placed in a higher-level class after taking the placement test. The class curriculum was rigorous, but very fun and interactive as well. My teacher implemented the best methods on how to retain the new words and grammar while giving us the opportunity to speak conversationally using what we’ve learned, which is very important and useful for real-world interactions. Our class was small which gave us more opportunities to have more in-depth interactions with the teacher and work on any issues that we had with learning Mandarin, as well as create strong bonds between classmates and becoming close friends. Another aspect of the program that I greatly enjoyed were the cultural excursions. We were able to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Taiwan, as well as have exposure to the rich history of Taiwanese and aboriginal culture.

Before I knew it, a year had already passed and my program was finished. I had grown to love Taiwan and I felt that there were still more things to explore and to learn, so I chose the next best option which was to continue studying in Taiwan by attending University. After spending weeks researching which school would be the best for me, I finally decided that Tamkang University was the best option. I decided to join the Department of Diplomacy and International Relations because as someone who has an interest in possibly becoming a diplomat in the future and has in interest in international relations, it fit my needs perfectly. Now after already having experienced nearly half of a semester as a DDIR freshman, I can honestly say that this department has really become another family to me. My classmates are a perfect mix of wonderful people from around the world and local Taiwanese, and they all have the same interests and goals as I do. They are all kind and likeminded individuals, and the Professors are even better. To me, they don’t just consider the students as just a number, they truly care about what we learn and ensure that we gain meaningful knowledge about the world of International Relations and Diplomacy. They encourage discussions, deep thinking and allow us to give our input and opinions about the topics we learn.  They don’t just give us a lecture and multiple choice exams. I think another special aspect is that the Chairman of our Department, Professor Cheng Chin-mo also takes the time to get to know his students personally, and he really cares about their progress and experience in the university. He, as well as other professors are willing to give us opportunities to listen to guest speakers and help expose us to different aspects of having a career in Diplomacy and International Relations, and to me that really shows that they care about our success. In conclusion, I really am happy that I made the decision to come to Taiwan. My Chinese has improved exponentially, the country and its people are safe, welcoming and fun, and most importantly I have the chance to study in a top-tier educational environment.



博菲拉的留台經驗

作者:2016學年度華語文獎學金受獎生博菲拉(FARRAH BURRELL)
刊登日期:2017年11月9日

我在台灣留學的旅程,起初是在我在德州「駐休斯頓臺北經濟文化辦事處教育組 (Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston)」申請2016年教育部華語獎學金(Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, HES)的時候開始的。那時候我只是想繼續我的普通話學習,接觸一些台灣的文化,但是我從來沒有料到自己會在台灣留學期間獲得這些機會。在收到我被選為HES獎學金獲得者的消息之後,教育組組長周慧宜(Sophie Chou)TECO辦公室的其他專職人員(Isabelle Chen)給予了我所需要的所有有用訊息和資源,在台灣到達習慣生活時做好準備。在我到達之後,我立即在新的環境中感到舒適。無論語言障礙如何,每當我迷路的時候,市民都非常好,願意幫助我。

在開始語言課程的時候,因為之前我在美國學習過中文,所以在參加分班考試之後,我被安排在一個更高層次的課堂上。班級課程嚴謹,但也非常有趣和互動。我的老師在如何保留新單詞和語法方面實施了最好的方法,同時讓我們有機會使用我們學到的東西對話式講話,這對於現實世界的交互非常重要和有用。我們的班級規模很小,給了我們更多機會與老師進行更深入的交流,學習普通話的任何問題,同學之間建立起緊密的聯繫,成為親密的朋友。我非常喜歡的節目的另一個方面是文化遊覽。我們能夠探索台灣的驚險景觀,並且接觸到台灣和土著文化的豐富歷史。


在我知道之前,一年已經過去了,我的計劃完成了。我已經愛上了台灣,覺得還有更多需要探索和學習的東西,所以選擇了繼續在台灣留學的第二好選擇。花了幾個星期的時間研究哪個學校對我最好,我終於決定淡江大學是最好的選擇。我決定加入外交與國際關係部,因為作為一個有興趣可能成為未來外交官,對國際關係感興趣的人,這完全符合我的需要。現在已經經歷了近半個學期的DDIR新生,我可以誠實地說,這個部門真的成了我的另一個家庭。我的同學是來自世界各地的優秀人士和台灣本地人的完美組合,他們都有著和我一樣的興趣和目標。他們都是仁慈的,志同道合的人,教授甚至更好。對我來說,他們不僅僅把學生看成是一個數字,他們真正關心我們學到的東西,確保我們對國際關係和外交世界有了有意義的了解。他們鼓勵討論,深入思考,讓我們就我們所學的主題提出意見和建議。他們不只是給我們一個講座和多項選擇考試。我覺得還有一個特別的地方,就是我們系主任鄭欽模教授也是花點時間認識他的學生,他真的很關心他們在大學裡的進步和經驗。他和其他教授都願意給我們機會傾聽演講嘉賓,幫助我們揭露在外交和國際關係方面的職業生涯的不同方面,對我來說,這真的表明他們關心我們的成功。總之,我真的很高興我決定來台灣。我的中國人成倍增長,國家和人民安全,歡迎,有趣,最重要的是我有機會在一流的教育環境中學習。

系主任鄭欽模與博菲拉合影

博菲拉

齊藤(左);博菲拉(中);淡江大學外交與國際關係學系系主任鄭欽模(右)

師生合影

師生三人合影

於淡江國際學院前合影



11/6/17

國立金門大學公開徵求第三任校長候選人啟事


一、茲依據本校校長遴選辦法及校長遴選委員會作業要點,公開徵求推薦校長候選人。歡迎推薦人選。
二、本校校長候選人除應符合大學法、教育人員任用條例及有關法律規定之資格及有參選意願外,應具有下列條件:
(一)具前瞻性之教育理念。
(二)在學術上著有成就與名望,並對學術自由高度尊重。
(三)具有卓越規劃、組織及領導能力。
(四)身心健康並具有高尚之品德情操,處事公正且能超越政治、黨派、宗教、營利單位等,已兼任政黨職務者,須書面承諾於應聘校長前放棄。
三、本校校長候選人推薦方式如下:
(一)由本校專任(案)教師十人(含)以上連署推薦。
(二)國內外大學校(院)或學術研究機構之專任(案)教授、副教授或研究員、副研究員十五人(含)以上之連署推薦。
(三)本校校友二十人(含)以上之連署推薦。
(四)由遴選委員會委員推薦。
四、校長候選人應提供下列資料:
(一) 候選人基本資料表。
(二) 著作、作品及發明目錄。
(三) 學(藝)術獎勵與榮譽事蹟。
(四) 辦校理念及其摘要。
(五) 相關承諾書。
(六) 推薦人連署推薦表。
五、相關遴選法規及連署推薦表格請至本校網站首頁(http://www.nqu.edu.tw) 點選「校長遴選專區」下載,若不敷使用請以A4紙張自行延伸。
六、推薦表件請於106年11月30日(星期四)前,以掛號或快遞郵件寄達本會(地址:892金門縣金寧鄉大學路1號「國立金門大學校長遴選委員會」收),或於同日下午5時前送達本校收發單位(以簽收時間為憑)。逾期不予受理。
七、本會聯絡資料如下:
聯絡人:呂立鑫執行秘書、錢忠直主任及蘇亞玟專員
地 址:892金門縣金寧鄉大學路1號
電 話:(082)313798、313540
傳 真:(082)313545
E-Mail:president2018@nqu.edu.tw

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