Director-General Hung Attends the Inaugural Meeting of the New England Chinese Teachers Association
The New England Chinese Teachers Association (NECTA), with the assistance of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston (TECO-Boston), held its inaugural meeting at the Chinese Culture Center in Newton on the afternoon of November 14. TECO-Boston Director-General Anne Hung, Deputy Director-General Lee-Wen Chung, Mr. Michael Chou, Director, Cultural Division, and Mr. Hul Ban Giang, Director, Chinese Culture Center, attended the event.
Director-General Hung pointed out that the establishment of NECTA among mainstream schools in the New England area is a significant matter, a way to promote Chinese language education. She further noted that to study a language is to understand a culture and Chinese language instructors are playing an important role in this effort. She assured NECTA that the ROC Government and TECO-Boston would do their best to support the Association’s important mission by supplying appropriate teaching materials and helping to organize activities in order to promote Chinese language education and culture abroad.
First-time President Wang Yu-Wen introduced executive members noting that NECTA is an association which belongs to everyone and hopes that all are provided a level playing field when it comes to learning Chinese and that every instructor will benefit as a result.
The NECTA objectives include: (1) propagate and enrich Chinese culture; (2) work with public and private elementary and middle schools to further enhance their Chinese language programs; (3) encourage and assist Chinese language instructors to further nurture teaching skills; and (4) promote greater contact and cooperation among Chinese language instructors.