Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:22
It is learned from relevant department that Ningbo Senior High School Entrance Examination may have great reforms by introducing “Man-Machine Dialogue Testing of English Listening and Speaking Abilities”, which means Spoken English will be added into English Examination.
According to responsible persons from Ningbo Education Examinations Authority, it is an irresistible trend to introduce “Man-Machine Dialogue Testing of English Listening and Speaking Abilities”. But it hasn’t been decided on which exact year the reform will be carried out.
Man-Machine Dialogue relies on computers and internet technology to perform and manage examination. To make it simple, present examinations require students to read the test papers and then mark the answer in answer sheets. However, students only need to read test papers in computer and answer questions by using the mouse and keyboard after implementing the Man-Machine Dialogue Examination.
Currently, listening test is done with the written exam in Ningbo. In future, the speaking exam will be tested alone.
“Spoken English has always been a neglected part in English education so that students’ speaking ability is weakened. To change this situation, we must take the first step to reform English education.” a responsible person from Ningbo Education Examinations Authority said. Many cities in China have already carried out this Man-Machine Dialogue Examination.
From Wenzhou’s experience, adding speaking test into Senior High School Entrance Examination can effectively improve students’ listening and speaking abilities.
In addition, Man-Machine Dialogue can reduce students’ emotional fluctuation, safeguard examination privacy and improve work efficiency by testing a large number of students in the same time.
At present, Ningbo is carrying out research work on “Man-Machine Dialogue Testing of English Listening and Speaking Abilities”. Junior high schools in Jiangdong District have tried out this experiment, laying a solid foundation for later work.
Published: Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:46
The first comprehensive job fair was held in Ningbo Human Resources Building on February 28 after the Spring Festival of 2015. Statistics have shown that 261 enterprises were present at the fair, giving 2,217 positions and demanding for 7,491 workers. Over 2,500 applicants have taken part in this fair. Machinery&Electric, commerce and automobile have become this fair’s three major enterprises for recruitment, standing for 40% of all jobs needed.
The vast majority of positions at the fair on February 28 were mainly in machinery manufacturing, machinery&electric, heavy industry, trade, import&export, automobile,motorcycle, finance and internet,e-commerce. They account for 16%, 14.4%, 9.2%, 6.8% and 6% of the total recruitment units. For enterprises, management and technical talents are the most urgently needed and the same is true of general workers.
The first mid-to high-end talent fair named Fortune•Ningbo was held at the Liuting Street Talent Building on the same day after the Spring Festival. 25 famous enterprises were present at the fair, giving 252 positions and demanding for 335 workers. Enterprises like machinery manufacturing, automobile spare parts, electronics & electrics and architecture make up a majority of exhibition units. And most of the positions are general manager, salesperson and engineer for design and R&D. The most profitable job at this fair was offered by Ningbo Yuanwang Huaxia Zhiye Development Co., Ltd as a general manager with the annual income of over 600,000 yuan. More than 60 positions with the annual incomes of 100,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan were also offered.