Chinese Classes Begin in Confucius Institute at the University of Ricardo Palma

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Ricardo Palma [Time]    2011-04-11 16:34:52 

On March 21, Dr. Rodriquez, President of Ricardo Palma University, attended the opening ceremony of the Chinese Class in Translation Department, Faculty of Humanity and Modern Languages. He visited the teachers and students in the classrooms and made a brief speech, expressed his congratulations to the students on getting into this Chinese-Spanish translation program. Dr. Rodriquez said that Ricardo Palma University is the only university in South America that trains professional Chinese-Spanish translators. He encouraged the students to study hard and do more contribution to the communication and exchange between Peru and China.

President Jiang Chunlan of Hebei Normal University expressed his congratulation on the opening of the Chinese classes in his congratulation letter and sincerely wished that the program would develop smoothly. President Jiang said that Hebei Normal University will provide continuous support to the construction and development of the Chinese program at Ricardo Palma University.

The Chinese-Spanish translation program supported by the Confucius Institute has attracted much attention from the local Peruvian community as well as the Peruvian news media. In addition to the Chinese class as a credit course, Confucius Institute offered Basic Chinese, Intermediate Chinese and Advanced Chinese as elective courses in Translation Department. To meet the needs of Chinese learners, Confucius Institute also offered Basic Chinese to the community and Chinese Mandarin to five groups of students at different levels in International Business Department.

The Chinese teachers sent by Hebei Normal University have successfully got over the language and cultural barriers; headed by Professor Pan Bingxin, Chinese Co-director of Confucius Institute, they actively adapted themselves to the local living conditions to ensure that the Chinese language teaching has a good start. Currently, all the staff are working with full enthusiasm for the accomplishment of Chinese language teaching in Confucius Institute.

(Confucius Institute, University of Ricardo Palma April 10, 2011)