Les­sons live from China

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SOUTH Coast Bap­tist Col­lege stu­dents have been learn­ing Chi­nese straight from the source.

Stu­dents in years 3 to 7 have been learn­ing Chi­nese live from Bei­jing.

My Chi­nese Teacher di­rec­tor Tom Shugg said the les­sons were at the fore­front of in­no­va­tion in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor.

“We’re us­ing tech­nol­ogy to over­come the tra­di­tional hur­dles of find­ing and keep­ing a lan­guage teacher,” he said.

“South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege are putting their stu­dents in a great po­si­tion to cap­i­talise on the ris­ing mid­dle class of China.

“With our teach­ers live from Bei­jing, the stu­dents get to speak to a na­tive Chi­nese speaker.

“Us­ing tech­nol­ogy helps us en­gage stu­dents at a higher level while open­ing stu­dents’ minds to a global world.

“At My Chi­nese Teacher, our goal is to turn young stu­dents into global ci­ti­zens.”

Prin­ci­pal An­thony Moses said the les­sons were in­ter­ac­tive, had a cul­tural com­po­nent and lo­cal teach­ers got to learn Chi­nese as well. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d483739

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Bei­jing beamed in... teacher Bar­bara An (on screen) and South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege Year 5 stu­dent Katy El­liott.

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