In the morning of April 9, 2015, the opening ceremony of Confucius College Teachers Training Center was held in BLCU. Xu Lin, counselor of the State Department, chef director of Confucius Institute headquaters and Hanban headquarters and Li Yuming, the Party Secretary of BLCU attended the ceremony. Cui Xiliang, President of BLCU; Yinusa Mustafa, ambassador of the Republic of Niger to China and alumni of BLCU; Joey Hughes, Vice President of George Mason University of America attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. Peters, President of the World Translation Associations of Universities and Colleges, Copeter, the famous German sinologist and other guests at home and abroad and nearly five hundred Chinese and foreign teachers and students of BLCU attended the ceremony.
As the first teacher training center of Confucius Institute in China, the founding of BLCU Chinese language teachers training center marks a new achievement in teacher training of Confucius Institute. The center will fully play the role of initiative, taking market-oriented operation mechanism, adhering the combination of the task and the idea of self training of Confucius Institute Headquarters, and actively carrying out the “going out” strategy, seeking to establish sub-centers overseas, carrying out the local certificate of qualification of teacher training and research projects in different countries; establishing a global dynamic database of Chinese language teachers, carrying out network training for Chinese teachers, taking localization of resources construction of training materials and teaching demonstration class, enhancing the effectiveness and international influence. The center will focus on cultivating high-quality teachers with an outlook of the local teachers overseas training, delivering outstanding seed teachers for the development of global Chinese international education and Confucius college, promoting the sustainable development of the global Confucius and overseas Chinese teaching, and striving to build a world influence “overseas Chinese teachers home”.