Chinese Now

MCOE and its’ schools – Wesley Methodist School at Kuala Lumpur int’l book fair with Beijing Language & Culture University Press (BLCUP)

The 40th Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair is taking place at the World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 26th May – 4th June, where local and international publishers are the highlight of the event.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim opened the event as the Guest of Honour, together with the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Zhang Jianchun.

This is an inaugural moment that the Chinese as the guest of honour, with a representation of 38 world-class publishers exhibiting at the book fair.

Aside, Wesley Methodist School Bandar Seri Coalfields (Private) (WMSBSCP) was the only school in Malaysia that was invited to perform a live teaching demonstration on the 28th of May evening, with 10 students of different ages to learn Mandarin, using “Chinese Now” learning materials:

“Chinese Now” is a teaching & learning material that is exclusive to the Methodist Council of Education (MCOE) in reference to an MoU signed in late 2022 with Beijing Language & Culture University Press (BLCUP) (an equivalent of Cambridge University Press (CUP)/ Oxford University Press (OUP) from the western region) with a non-profit purpose, aiming to have collective quality assured content so that ready teachers and students would learn Mandarin effectively and efficiently using the material.

On the 29th of May 2023, an unveiling ceremony for the Mandarin Model School plaque awarded by BLCUP to WMSBSCP and WMSII (Wesley Methodist School Ipoh (International)) was held at the above-said book fair. The school principals were there to receive the plaques:

In the coming 3 years, BLCUP together with MCOE will collaborate with a commitment to ensure all WMS are becoming the model school in Malaysia for Mandarin.