Counselor of education of Embassy of Spain visits Tsinghua’s MOOC platform XuetangX
A delegation led by the counselor of education of the Embassy of Spain with the president of XuetangX, a platform of Tsinghua Holdings subsidiary MOOC-CN Education, on Nov 20.
A delegation led by the Counselor of education of the Embassy of Spain, GiselaConde Morencia, visited XutangX, a platform of Tsinghua Holdings subsidiary MOOC-CN Education and the world’s first Chinese MOOC platform, on Nov 20.
Dr. Li Chao, president of XuetangX, met with the counselor, introducing the two Spanish courses Español Básicoand El español es fácilthat are available on XuetangX with their course-selection number reaching over 7,000 and 4,400 respectively, indicating the popularity of Spanish as a study topic.
In addition, XuetangX’ s course “Chinese for Foreigners” has been online on the Spanish online course platform Miriadax, attracting more than 1,800 people to select the course within a week, Li said.
A member of the delegation and the operating manager of the SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española), which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals, said that the online test guarantees that the results will come out within three weeks which encourages more people to register for it; this year showed an increase of 190% compared with 2017.
A mobile application platform of SIELE in simplified Chinese and English is also available. A traditional Chinese version is undergoing development.
SIELE entered China at the end of 2016 and it has 13 test centers nationwide and another two in preparation. Morencia said that the embassy will support promotion of the SIELE in China. She also shared links to a Spanish electronic magazine and radio station to lend a helping hand to candidates in achieving good results.