Confucius Institute at Prince of Songkla University Holds Sino-Thai Student Story-Telling Contest

[Source]    Division of Confucius Institute Affairs [Time]    2010-10-08 09:34:48 

Songkla, September 17th—the Confucius Institute at Prince of Songkla University worked with the Faculty of Arts to hold a unique Sino-Thai student story-telling contest. 15 students from the Faculty of Arts and 8 volunteers from the institute took part in the event.

The contestants were divided into two groups: Chinese and Thai. 15 contestants from the Faculty of Arts first told a number of interesting fables such as “To Pull up the Seedlings to Help Them Grow”, “The Little Horse Crosses the River” and “Waiting for a Hare by a Stump”. The last contestant was the best in the contest and won the first place. The Chinese volunteers had learned the Thai language for only 6 months, but they vividly told traditional stories such as “A Crow Drinking Water” in perfect Thai language and won praise from their Thai judges. Finally, Xu Lixin placed first with an outstanding performance.

The activity offered Thai students and volunteers a platform to show off their learning achievements, which will in turn improve their enthusiasm for learning . Through the contest, they also savored the pleasure of mastering a language, and enhanced their communication and friendship.